ASUS ROG Phone 2 Software update 17.0240.2107.100 – July 2021

Updated on August 20, 2021: Today Asus rolled a new update to the table which brings a July 2021 security patch update for Rog Phone 2. The update is labeled with version 17.0240.2107.100.

AsusTek Computer Inc. is a Taiwan-based multinational computer and phone manufacturer company. The brand offers quality products for gaming in the ROG (Republic of Gamers) series. Recently, Asus has announced its flagship gaming smartphone called Asus ROG Phone 2. It’s a successor model of the first-generation Asus ROG Phone. The device packs flagship-grade hardware and features with the latest Android 9.0 Pie version out-of-the-box. According to the company, it’s the most powerful gaming smartphone right now in the world. We have covered an article on the ROG Phone 2 Stock Firmware update tracker. Now, here in this guide, we will share with you ASUS ROG Phone 2 Software update – Android Q Timeline Tracker.

If you’re using the ROG Phone 2 or planning to buy it, this guide is for you. You will find the complete details of the device specifications, software update details, and installation methods. Follow the full guide.

Asus ROG Phone 2 Specifications

The Asus ROG Phone 2 packs a 6.59-inch Full-HD+ AMOLED display with 1080×2340 pixels resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, 1ms response time, and 10-bit HDR support. It’s powered by the octa-core 2.9GHz Snapdragon 855 Plus SoC, which pairs up to 12GB of LPDDR4X RAM. While the internal storage is available in 128GB/512GB UFS 3.0 options. It features dual front-facing stereo speakers with DTS: X Ultra support.

ASUS ROG Phone 2 Software update - Android Q Timeline Tracker

The ROG Phone 2 features a 48MP primary camera with a 13MP wide-angle secondary camera that offers a 125-degrees field of view along with an LED flash. While the front features a 24MP selfie shooter. It runs on ROG UI based on Android 9.0 Pie out-of-the-box. But the company has mentioned that the users can switch to Stock Android UI in the future.

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In terms of the connectivity options, it includes Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, WiFi-Direct, NFC, a 3.5mm audio jack, 4G LTE, Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C port, etc. It has a side-mounted connector as well for gaming accessories. You can easily mount a gaming emulator for better gameplay. The phone includes an accelerometer, compass, proximity, hall sensor, ambient light sensor, in-display fingerprint sensor, gyroscope, and an ultrasonic sensor. The ROG Phone 2 packs a massive 6,000 mAh battery with 30W ROG HyperCharge technology. Asus claims that the battery will 7 hours of PUBG gameplay @60Hz refresh rate on a full charge.

Check for Software OTA Update

Whenever Asus releases a software update, the users get OTA notifications automatically on their devices. If in case, you haven’t received any OTA update notification on your handset, follow the steps below:

Go to the device Settings menu > scroll down and tap on System > Advanced > System updates. If your handset receives the software update, just follow the on-screen instructions and install it. But if you’re an advanced user and want to install the update manually, follow the full guide below.

ASUS ROG Phone 2 Software Update Details

We will keep updating the firmware update details whenever a new update will be available.

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Software Version Release Date Changelog
17.0240.2107.100

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2021/07/28
1. Update Android security patch to 2021-07
2. ASUS Camera now supports SMS type QR code.
3. Fixed issue where Audio is very low in video recordings.
CN-17.0240.2103.78

17.0240.2103.78

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2021/04/22
1. Android security patch update to 2021-03
2. Added ROG forum
3. Fixed the issue that the ROG mobile forum could not be updated
WW-17.0240.2103.75

17.0240.2103.75

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2021/03/25
1. Android security patch update to 2021-03
2. Fix issue with poor WiGig reception
3. Fixed issue with using the  Kunai controller and type-c headphones connected through the sideport
17.0240.2009.49 2020/10/15
1.Update security patch
2.improve system performance
17.0240.2007.27 2020/07/16
– Updated Android security patch
– Improved the stability of FOTA progress
– Enabled VoLTE and VoWiFi on Telia (Norway, Sweden and Finland)
– Improved System stability
– Fixed the Hebrew text is set and the text is cut off on the screen
– Improved the screen recorder echo issue when device is connected to a headset
– Fixed issue with 3rd party launchers and Armoury Crate
– Fixed issue where media audio disappears over bluetooth with certain music apps
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17.0240.2004.9 2020/06/12
  1. Fixed issue where Video Recording failed when connected to BT
  2. Fixed ASUS launcher crash issue
  3. Added “Neplayer” APP for JP
  4. Enabled VoLTE and VoWiFi on Tele2 (Sweden)
  5. Enabled VoLTE and VoWiFi on Bouygues Telecom (France)
  6. Fixed “NFC service isn’t responding” issue if user quickly clicked the NFC icon in Quick Settings.
  7. Fixed issue where duplicated game covers appear in the game list in Armoury Crate
  8. Fixed issue where trimmed videos sometimes won’t be saved in the Gallery Application
  9. Fixed device hang issue when playing “V4:跨界戰”
  10. Improved Camera stability
17.0230.2004.60 2020/05/13
Enabled randomized MAC feature for WIFI connections
Fixed issue where occasionally video playback would freeze
Fixed issue causing sound value reverting to default when user insert a headset, adjust the bass value in AudioWizard and answering a call.
Fixed the issue where the screen refresh rate in Quick settings is not grayed out when opening a game app
Fixed issue where app would crash if user press the back key when replying email with GMail in tablet mode with DT Dock
Fixed video search issue on Game Genie
Fixed APP Lock function issue
Fixed Settings crash issue in French localization
Fixed occasional splash screen issue
WW_16.0631.1910.44
2019/11/21
  1. Fix the problem of vibrating abnormal sound when a specific notification comes (such as LINE)
  2. Fixed occasional use of full screen gestures, returning function has no effect
  3. Fix the problem that the fingerprint unlock icon on the occasional screen will not disappear.
  4. Fixed that the wireless base station is turned off and the notification bar still shows the problem shown.
  5. Fixed an issue where the occasional phone could not connect to the car’s Bluetooth
  6. Fixed a problem with switching the system language to Hebrew and not setting the AirTriggers button position
  7. Fixed an issue where there was no Google Assistant option in the AirTriggers grip settings for some regions.
  8. Fix the problem that the GamePad handcuffs can’t work.
  9. Fixed an issue where dialing a normal phone call to activate AirTriggers
WW-16.0631.1910.35
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2019/11/06
  1. Added grid display for game selection in the Games Library of Armoury Crate
  2. Added game cover customization in the Games Library of Armoury Crate
  3. Added AirTriggers slide gesture in Game Genie (Beta)
  4. Fixed the issue where navigation bar couldn’t be hidden when playing “Black Desert”
  5. Fixed the issue where Game Genie panel was pulled out easily when Key Mapping was used
WW-16.0631.1908.21 2019/10/21
  • Reduced the chance of blur image caused by shaking for indoor selfies
  • Fixed the issued when rejecting a call while listening to music via Bluetooth caused the music to be broadcast through the speaker
  • Fixed the issue where AirTriggers was triggered by lower than the set value after rebooting
  • Fixed the issue where occasionally when restarting phone was stuck at booting animation
  • Fixed the issue where the LED indicator function was missing
  • Fixed the issue where a pop up a window showed Launcher stopped working after completion of data recovery
  • Fixed the issue where the power menu rotated 180 degrees when the phone was in a certain orientation
  • Fixed the issue where starting the phone when it was docked on TwinView Dock II caused occasional black screens and incorrect orientation
  • Fixed the issue where the refresh rate options in Settings and Quick Settings were inconsistent when connected to TwinView Dock II
WW-16.0631.1908.12 2019/09/29
  • Added the AirTriggers/Key Mapping/Macro tabs, and Share/Import features to the Scenario Profiles in Armoury Crate
  • Added setting options for AirTriggers squeeze gesture
  • Added the option to switch between different Bluetooth devices in Calling Screen
  • Added merge duplicate contacts feature
  • Optimized the UI of moving photos or selecting all photos in Gallery
  • Optimized hints of available system updates
  • Fixed the issue where Game Genie cannot be called out by specific gesture
  • Fixed the touch issue when log in to “City of Forever 7 Days”
CN-16.0621.1907.48 [2.39 GB] 2019/09/10
  • Fixed the issue where occasionally can not turn on Wi-Fi hotspotFixed the issue where occasionally Wi-Fi hotspot cannot be turned on.
  • Fixed muted startup sound issue.
WW-16.0622.1907.33 [2.2 GB] 2019/09/09
  • Added three ROG live wallpapers.
  • Light Luminous Core theme supports live wallpaper effect.
  • Fixed the issue where occasionally can not turn on WiFi hotspot.
CN-16.0621.1907.47 [2.39 GB] 2019/09/05
  • Added three ROG live wallpapers.
  • Added Always-on Panel feature.
  • Fixed abnormal SMS UI issue in Light Luminous Core theme.
  • Fixed the issue where video or system sound occasionally cannot be played.
WW-16.0622.1906.19 [2.12 GB] 2019/08/19
  • “Aura lighting –
    • Support 4 new lighting effects for AeroActive Cooler II – Rainbow, mixed lights, comet, flash and dash
    • Support 4 new lighting effects for TwinView Dock II – Rainbow, mixed lights, comet, flash and dash
    • 4 basic lighting effects for ROG Kunai Gamepad support – Static, breathing, strobing, color cycle”.
  • Added the aura light selection option for AeroActive Cooler II and TwinView Dock II.
  • Support the classic Pixel-like system style.
CN-16.0621.1906.24 [2.3 GB] 2019/08/16
  • Fixed the issue where QQ Music/KuGou Music kept playing in the background after clearing the app.
  • Fixed the issue where the volume increased in the 3.5mm headset when entering the game while on QQ voice call.
CN-16.0621.1906.12 [2.38 GB] 2019/08/06
  • Added Storm network acceleration solution – Automatically optimized network and enhanced stability during gameplay.
  • Solar Core: Optimized performance for 60 FPS “Game for peace”, high/super high frame rate “QQ Speed” and “Raziel”. Enhanced frame rate performance.
  • Thunder Touch: Enhanced touch sensitivity. Provided a better touch experience.
  • Aura lighting: Support lighting effects for AeroActive Cooler II, TwinView Dock II, and ROG Kunai Gamepad.
CN-16.0620.1906.18 [2.29 GB] 2019/07/26
  • Shipped with the device out-of-the-box.

How to Install Software update manually on ASUS ROG Phone 2

Before installing, make sure to follow the pre-requirements and install the necessary drivers and tools on your PC.

Pre-Requirements:

Instructions to Install Software

Check out the full installation method. We have provided two possible methods for installing the stock firmware update. You need to follow only one method properly.

We’re at GetDroidTips won’t be responsible for any kind of damage/error that occurs to your handset while/after following this guide or flashing the file. Proceed at your own risk.

Method 1: Install via Recovery (Recommended)

  1. First, you have to download the zip file from the above link and rename the file to update.zip.
  2. Now, switch off your device and reboot into recovery mode by pressing the Power button +Volume UP button.
  3. After booting into the recovery mode select apply update from sd card.
  4. Now, choose the update.zip file which you have downloaded earlier.
  5. Wait for the complete installation process.
  6. Once the installation process is completed, you can Reboot your Asus ROG Phone 2.
  7. You’re done. Enjoy!

Method 2: Install via ADB Sideload

  • Download the ADB and Fastboot drivers for Windows or Mac and extract it on your PC.
  • Install the ADB and Fastboot drivers.
  • Now, move the downloaded OTA zip file to ADB Folder.
  • Enable Developer Options and USB Debugging on your device.
  • Open the extracted ADB Folder and Open Command Window by pressing Shift Key + Right Mouse Click.
  • Switch off your phone.
  • Reboot your phone into recovery mode by pressing the Volume UP + Power button together.
  • Now, connect the PC to Mobile with a USB Cable.
  • Next, enter the following command in the command window and press enter:
    adb devices
  • This command will show if any device is connected properly. If it doesn’t show, then please check the drivers are installed properly or if the attached cable is damaged.
  • If your device is listed, then please type the below command in your command window.
    adb sideload File_name.zip
  • Wait until the installation process completes.
  • Once the installation process is completed and You can Reboot your ROG Phone 2.
  • That’s it.

ASUS ROG Phone 2 Android Q Timeline Tracker

As we already mentioned that Asus has just unveiled its latest gaming smartphone and it will be available for open sale from October 2019. It’s worth mentioning that the ROG Phone 2 comes with Android 9.0 Pie along with ROG UI or Stock Android UI preloaded. Whereas Google has announced Android Q Developer Preview early this year and will launch the official stable version very soon. Therefore, it seems that ROG Phone 2 have some time to receive the stable Android Q update.

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Asus isn’t good enough in providing software updates faster or frequently to its devices whether flagship or mid-range budget segment. However, we can expect that the Asus ROG Phone 2 Android Q software update may release in early 2020 as a beta. Therefore, we have to wait for a few months more to get more details on it. We will keep updating the details frequently. Till then, stay tuned for info.

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