Asus ROG Phone 3 Software Update: 18.0410.2106.138

The most powerful phone currently in the market, as touted by several YouTubers and tech enthusiasts across the globe, is the recently launched Asus ROG Phone 3 ZS661KS. It has all the end-of-the-line specs under the hood which make it the most powerful phone, available in the market. Asus released the phone back on July 22, 2020. This is the third-gen gaming phone from Asus’s very popular gaming smartphone series, the ROG Phone. Notably, the ROG Phone 2 has been discontinued in India to pave its way for the upcoming Asus ROG Phone 3.

Moreover, the device is yet to go on sale in India and the asking price set for the phone is INR 49,999. Although the phone looks pricy it is actually lesser than its counterparts in terms of phones that provide the latest specs. This post will keep a tab on all the latest updates which are rolled out for the Asus ROG Phone 3 smartphone. We will keep updating this post, whenever a new update is pushed for the phone so that, you do not have to look anywhere else to keep your smartphone updated with the latest update available. With that being said, let us take a look at this Asus ROG Phone 3 software update tracker post, itself:

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Asus ROG Phone 3 – Device Specification

Asus ROG Phone 3 comes with a 6.59-inch display, 1080×2340 pixel resolution, and an aspect ratio of 19.5:9. The phone features the colossal 144 Hz refresh rate that makes it one of the smoothest displays to use in a smartphone. Other features of the display are Gorilla Glass 6 protection and HDR10+ display. The AMOLED panel offers deep blacks and punchy colors. The decision of going ahead with a 1080p panel rather than going with a 2k or 4k panel is justified as it is a gaming phone and it requires every bit of the battery juice to be available for playing games.

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Asus ROG Phone 3

Under the hood, the device is powered by the latest and greatest from Qualcomm, the Snapdragon 865+ chipset, which is coupled with 8-16GB of RAM. Asus ROG Phone 3 offers an inbuilt storage capacity up to 512 GB and also offers UFS 3.1 storage which is the best for fast-speed data transfer. The phone comes pre-installed with the Android 10 update with ROG UI on top.

Coming to the camera department, it comes with a triple-camera setup with a 64 MP (f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/1.72″, 0.8µm, PDAF) primary camera, a 13MP ultrawide camera ( f/2.4, 125˚, 11mm) and a 5 MP macro lens (f/2.0). Asus ROG Phone 3 can record 8K@30fps, 4K@30/60/120fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps, 720p@480fps, and also offers gyro-Electronic Image Stabilization. In the front, the device comes with a 24 MP ( f/2.0, 27mm (wide), 0.9µm) lens. The front camera can record up to 1080p resolution.

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ROG Phone 3 offers an under-display fingerprint scanner. One of the best features of this device which all the gamers will like is the 6000 mAh battery that support Fast Charging up to 30W. Other features of the phone include Power Delivery 3.00, Quick Charge 4.0, and Reverse charging 10W. The phone also has Air Trigger 3, which can be assigned as per the game just like a dedicated PS or Xbox controller.

Software Update Tracker

Note that all the latest updates will be added to this list. So, we would advise you to check back often to know about the latest update pushed for the Asus ROG Phone 3.

Software Version Changelog


1. Upgraded system to Android 11
2. Some 3rd party apps are not yet compatible with Android 11
3. Please back up your data before upgrading to Android 11. If you want to downgrade your device’s software version to Android 10 by official software package, it will erase all data from your device’s internal storage.
4. Revamped Mobile Manager, Contacts, Phone, File Manager, Calculator, Clock, Gallery, Weather, Sound recorder, Settings, Data Transfer, Local backup, Setup wizard, System update apps
5. Support to keep Bluetooth connection when airplane mode is activated
6. Adjusted notification tray to Android 11 design. Support notification conversations
7. Classic style of power button menu supports device control and Google Pay in Android 11
8. Integrated PowerMaster features in Mobile Manager into Battery Settings
9. Added PowerMaster functions in battery settings, such as slow charging、select charging limit、custom battery modes、Hibernate apps settings, and so on.
10. Adjusted the Quick Settings panel design. Support media control function. Added Nearby Share tiles (Need to add manually).
11. Added lock task, screenshot, share options after long pressing the app icon of the task in recent apps screen.
12. Adjusted Calculator design to the latest Android style
13. Added “Show blocked calls in call log” option in Call log Settings of ASUS Phone app
14. Added setting alarm by date and group alarm features in Clock
15. Support new editing page in Gallery app
16. Updated the default selection logic of data category in Data Transfer
17. Adjusted the pages in Setup wizard
18. Adjusted options and update mechanism in system update setting


1. Enabled VoLTE/VoWIFI on MTS (Russia)
2. Updated to April 2021 Android security patch
3. Fixed occasional Launcher keeps crash
4. Fixed the issue where the screen cannot be output through HDMI to ASUS MG279Q monitor
5. Updated APN list


  1. Enabled VoLTE on Tele2 (Russia).
  2. Updated the workspace of launcher for Russia
  3. Updated to February 2021 Android security patch
  4. Improved call quality
  5. Fixed the issue where “Restrict background sync” on Armoury Crate causes malfunction of “Automatically sync data”
  6. Fixed issue where camera zoom feature did not work properly
  7. Improved system stability
  8. Updated APN list
  • Optimized the noise reduction mechanism with speaker mode during a telephone call
  • Fixed the power consumption problem of the electronic compass
  • Fixed issue where removing Kunai 3 Gamepad will cause Armoury Crate to crash
  • Updated Android security patch
  • Optimized system vibration
  • Enabled VoLTE on BSNL (India).
  • Fixed OK google is difficult to wake up and cannot receive commands
  • Fixed Bypass Charging function occasionally not working when enabled
  • Fixed issue with left side misalignment of status bar icons after hiding the clock
  • Fixed the issue where more than two mouse inputs at once would not work with the Mobile Desktop Dock
  • Fixed ‘Developer mode’ crashing when connecting to certain specific BT devices
  • Fixed issue where using ‘Double-Press Power key’ to start Camera would cause the device to automatically sleep after 10 seconds.

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  • Armoury Crate now also supports portrait mode. Added ROG Connect community.
  • Enabled Telia VoLTE/VoWiFi in Norway, Sweden and Finland
  • Fixed the conflict between Netflix app and System brightness function
  • Fixed not able to detect ROG Strix Arion SSD issue from bottom USB port
  • Fixed a large difference between the total power consumption items under the battery page and the actual power display in the status bar.

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  • Added “Quick launch camera” option in System Settings->Advanced
  • Added “Navigation blocking” feature for Game Genie which disables system gesture operations to avoid accidental touches in games
  • Improved multi-touch when three or more fingers simultaneously touch the screen in games
  • Fixed a problem with insensitive multi-finger touch response when playing PUBG

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  • Fixed Game Genie crash issue if user drag the status bar and turn off ” allow display on other applicaions’ layer” during the game, then retrun to Game
  • Fixed Launcher keep crash after using Data transfer
  • Fixed the problem of black shadow flashing on the screen when unlocking with the Lock Screen fingerprint
  • Fixed issue that when dual-band Wi-Fi is turned on, the main and auxiliary are connected to WIFI, but there is only one Wi-Fi icon showing
  • Fixed the refresh rate to be grayed out occasionally and prompt “The screen refresh rate setting is currently occupied by other applications or hardware” issue
  • Enabled VoLTE on CTM (Macao)

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  • Added Outdoor mode in Sound settings
  • Security patch level updated to July 1, 2020
  • Supported three-finger screenshot function
  • Added AirTriggers feature to trigger macros during gameplay
  • Fixed Bluetooth connection to the car (Lexus/Volvo), adjusting
  • the volume on the phone during a call is invalid
  • Fixed touch not working issue when the AirTrigger is set to multitouch
  • FIxed Home occasionally black screen issue when entering the system and select the classic theme

How To Check For Software Update Manually?

Whenever a new update is released by Asus, it will arrive on the smartphone via OTA. This means that the update will take some time in arriving on all the smartphones. However, if you have not yet received the update, then before going ahead and manually flashing your phone, you should first check for the update by heading over to:

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Tap on System.
  3. Head to Advanced.
  4. Then tap on System Updates.
  5. If a new update is available for your Asus ROG Phone 3 then, it will show here.
  6. Tap on the update notification to install the update on your phone.
  7. Once the update is installed, your phone will restart and the process will be completed.

How To Install Software Update Manually on ASUS ROG Phone 3

If you are a pro-Android user and do not want to wait for the OTA to arrive on your phone, you can manually flash the firmware file (if available) on your phone using the method mentioned below. However, there are some pre-requisites which you need to take care of before heading over to manually installing the firmware.


  • Note that this guide is only for the Asus ROG Phone 3 device and should not be attempted on any other phone.
  • Make sure to charge your phone to at least 50% before the manual installation of the firmware.
  • You will need a PC and a USB cable.
  • Take a complete backup of the phone’s data to avoid data loss if things go south. Check out our guide here.
  • Download the latest USB drivers for Asus ROG Phone 3 on your PC. For the latest USB driver, head here.
  • Install the latest ADB and Fastboot tools on your PC.

Instructions to Install

We have mentioned two methods that you can make use of to install the update on your Asus ROG Phone 3. You can go ahead with any of the mentioned methods, as per your needs.


We at GetDroidTips will not be responsible for any kind of damage/error that occurs to your handset while/after following this guide or flashing the file. So, make sure to follow each step carefully to avoid damage, that too at your own risk.

Install via Recovery

  1. Download the latest firmware from the above update tracker section (if available).
  2. Turn off your phone and enter the recovery mode by pressing the Power button +Volume UP button.
  3. Once you have booted into the recovery mode, select apply update from sd card.
  4. Locate the firmware file on your phone’s internal or external storage and select it.
  5. The installation will begin.
  6. Once the process is completed, your phone will reboot to put things into place.
  7. That’s it!

Install via ADB Sideload

  1. Download the latest firmware from the above update tracker section (if available).
  2. Download and install the latest ADB and Fastboot tools on your PC.
  3. Move the downloaded firmware file to the same location where you have installed the ADB and Fastboot tools.
  4. Enable Developer Options on your device. To do that, head over to our complete guide here.
  5. You would also need to enable the USB Debugging option on your phone under the Developer Options. For a complete guide, head here.
  6. Now head to the ADB installed folder and open a command prompt on the same folder by pressing the Shift Key + Right Mouse Click.
  7. Turn off your phone.
  8. Reboot your Asus ROG Phone 3 into the recovery mode by pressing the Volume UP + Power button together.
  9. You are now required to connect your phone to the PC using a USB cable. Make sure to use the original USB cable provided by the company to avoid any issues.
  10. Enter the below command in the command prompt:
    adb devices
  11. The above command will show you all the connected devices to the PC. If you have followed all the steps carefully then, you will see your device serial number in the cmd.
  12. Type in the below command to execute the firmware file:
    adb sideload
    (Here the “File_name” should be replaced with the file name of the firmware file that you have downloaded)
  13. Wait until the installation process completes.
  14. Once the installation is complete you can reboot your Asus ROG Phone 3 smartphone.
  15. That’s it!

So, there you have it from my side in this post. Note that the second method is for the pro-Android users that can handle all the steps correctly and know what they are doing. For normal users, we would advise going via Method 1 or the OTA method to avoid any issues or permanent damage on their phones. Let us know in the comments below if you come across any issues while following any of the above-mentioned methods. Make sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel for awesome videos related to Android and Gaming. Until the next post…Cheers!

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