ASUS ROG Phone Software Update: 16.0420.2009.39 – Security Update

Updated on May 06, 2021: Today Asus rolled a new update to the table which brings a new security patch update for Rog Phone 1st generation. The update is labeled with version 16.0420.2009.39.

Taiwan-based OEM AsusTek Computer Inc. is one of the popular tech brands that offer the best in class gaming hardware under the ROG (Republic of Gamers) series for both computer and mobile phones. In 2018, the company has released its first-ever ROG series gaming smartphone with all the flagship-grade hardware specifications. Though the device came with Android 8.1 Oreo, it’s currently running on Android 9.0 Pie. Here we’ve shared a full list of ASUS ROG Phone Software Update Tracker.

If you’re an Asus ROG Phone user and waiting for the latest firmware update or missed out on any particular firmware version, then you can easily find out the firmware and download it from the given link. Additionally, we’ve provided the firmware update changelogs, installation steps, requirements, etc. So, without wasting any more time, let’s jump into the device overview below.

ASUS ROG Phone Specifications

The handset came with a 6-inches AMOLED display with 1080×2160 pixels resolution quality, Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protection, HDR, a 90Hz refresh rate screen, an Always-on display, etc. It runs on ROG Gaming X UI with Snapdragon 845 SoC, Adreno 630 GPU, an 8GB RAM, 128GB/512GB of internal storage options.

ASUS ROG Phone Software Update Tracker

The device packs a dual rear camera setup of a 12MP (wide, f/1.8) + an 8MP (ultrawide) lens with dual pixel PDAF, 4-axis OIS, HDR, Panorama, an LED flash. It features an 8MP selfie camera with a wide-angle f/2.0 lens. The front camera features HDR and Panorama mode. Talking about the powerhouse, the device sports a 4,000mAh battery with 30W fast charging support.

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It has a 3.5mm audio jack, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ad, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS, NFC, FM Radio, USB Type-C port, etc. It also includes some of the major sensors like a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, an accelerometer, an ambient light sensor, gyroscope, proximity, compass sensor.

Check OTA Update

Asus always release firmware OTA updates to its eligible devices in batches based on the server or region. So, it’s quite obvious that most of the users may receive the firmware update notification lately. However, it’s recommended to check for OTA updates manually on your device via the phone Settings > System > Advanced > System updates.

Make sure to connect your device to a Wi-Fi network and fully charge the battery level. If your device gets the latest software update notification, you can simply grab the OTA by downloading and installing it. But if in case, you want to install any particular update version or want to keep updated with each and every firmware update, you should follow the tracker list below.

ASUS ROG Phone Software Update Tracker

We will keep updating the firmware update details whenever a new update will be available. So, make sure to bookmark this page.

Software Version Release Date Changelog
WW-16.0420.2009.39Download Link 2020/11/23
  1. Updated Android security patch
WW-16.0420.2006.30 

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2020/08/12
  1. Improved the audio quality of the speaker when playing games.
  2. 3rd party app compability improved: QMZG
  3. Updated Android security patch
WW-16.0420.1912.16 (2.02GB)

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2020/03/02
  1. Improved the prevent accidental touch when using TwinView Dock.
  2. Improved the operation of Quick Settings panel in horizontal mode.
  3. Improved the occasional touch failure issue when using navigation gesture.
  4. Fixed the abnormal display issue of ringtone setting page when using classic theme.
  5. Improved the audio quality of the speaker.
  6. Fixed the issue where the refresh rate setting cannot be changed after running games with different refresh rates.
  7. Fixed the issue where LINE’s Twin App displayed pictures and themes abnormally.
  8. Updated Android security patch
WW-16.0420.1911.6 (2.02GB)

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2020/01/09

For WW Improvement Item:

  1. Fixed call drop issue when using Bluetooth headset/Car Kit
  2. Fixed TwinView Dock could not be used issue due to wrong firmware
  3. Fixed auto rotate issue when using Google Now
  4. Fixed lock screen wallpaper image color issue
  5. Fixed occasional system crash issue when long pressing recent key under multi-window mode
  6. Fixed wrong link issue when long pressing Bluetooth icon in Quick Settings
  7. Updated Android security patch
  8. Enabled TWM VoWiFi function

For JP Improvement Item:

  1. Updated Android security patch
  2. Fixed occasional system crash issue when long pressing recent key under multi-window mode
  3. Fixed call drop issue when using Bluetooth headset/Car Kit
  4. Fixed TwinView Dock could not be used issue due to wrong firmware
  5. Fixed auto rotate issue when using Google Now
  6. This upgrade version is only applicable for Android Pie. Please download and upgrade to 16.0410.1910.95 if device OS is still on Android Oreo.
CN-16.0410.1910.95 (2.08GB)

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2019/12/16

Android P to Android P

  1. User will encounter a brief black screen last for 3 to 5 minutes (Depending on the amount of data) after it finished the FOTA and reboot. Please do not force reboot the device because of the system has been checking, it would return to normal very soon.
  2. Fixed the issue that TwinApps occasional not able to be launched
  3. Fixed display error of Classic Theme Settings
  4. Fixed that screenshot could not be read by computer when device connects with computer
  5. Fixed occasional unable to continue input issue if user plugin station when login and entering password

Android O to Android P

  1. Upgraded system to Android P
  2. User will encounter a brief black screen last for 3 to 5 minutes (Depending on the amount of data) after it finished the FOTA and reboot. Please do not force reboot the device because of the system has been checking, it would return to normal very soon.
  3. Removed ZeniMoji, Report Location in Safeguard, weather animation setting, AI charging
  4. Upgraded Game Center to Armoury Crate
  5. Added “Adaptive brightness”, “Adaptive Battery”, “New notifications”, “Status bar icon manager”, “Screen recorder”, and “Local backup” in Settings
  6. Upgraded Game Genie panel with new design and features
  7. Added Android P “Swipe up on Home button” gesture
  8. Support 24-hour forecast in Weather application
  9. Revamped Mobile Manager, Contacts, File Manager, Calculator, Clock, Gallery, and Weather applications
  10. Optimized “Do not disturb” function in Game Genie to block notifications and alarm ringtone and block incoming calls/Wechat calls/QQ calls.
WW-16.0410.1910.95 (2.01GB)

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2019/12/16

For WW SKU Improvement Item:

Android P to Android P

  1. User will encounter a brief black screen last for 3 to 5 minutes (Depending on the amount of data) after it finished the FOTA and reboot. Please do not force reboot the device because of the system has been checking, it would return to normal very soon.
  2. Fixed the issue that TwinApps occasional not able to be launched
  3. Fixed the Audio wizard can not be used in Russia
  4. Fixed display error of Classic Theme Settings
  5. Disabled BSNL VoLTE function in India
  6. Fixed that screenshot could not be read by computer when device connects with computer
  7. Fixed the game of Arena of Valor noise issue when live streaming with front camera

Android O to Android P

  1. Upgraded system to Android P
  2. User will encounter a brief black screen last for 3 to 5 minutes (Depending on the amount of data) after it finished the FOTA and reboot. Please do not force reboot the device because of the system has been checking, it would return to normal very soon.
  3. Removed Page Marker, ZeniMoji, Report Location in Safeguard, weather animation setting, AI charging
  4. Removed the Yandex cloud option of File Manager Application
  5. Upgraded Game Center to Armoury Crate with whole new design
  6. Added “Adaptive brightness”, “Adaptive Battery”, “New notifications”, “Status bar icon manager”, “Screen recorder”, and “Local backup” in Settings
  7. Upgraded Game Genie panel with new design and features
  8. Added Android P “Swipe up on Home button” gesture
  9. Support 24-hour forecast in Weather application
  10. Revamped Mobile Manager, Contacts, File Manager, Calculator, Clock, Gallery, and Weather applications

For JP SKU Improvement Item:

Android P to Android P

  1. Fixed the issue that TwinApps occasional not able to be launched
  2. Fixed display error of Classic Theme Settings
  3. Fixed that screenshot could not be read by computer when device connects with computer
  4. Fixed the game of Arena of Valor noise issue when live streaming with front camera
  5. User will encounter a brief black screen last for 3 to 5 minutes (Depending on the amount of data) after it finished the FOTA and reboot. Please do not force reboot the device because of the system has been checking, it would return to normal very soon.

Android O to Android P

  1. Update to Android 9.0 Pie
  2. Update Google security patch
  3. Improve system stability
  4. User will encounter a brief black screen last for 3 to 5 minutes (Depending on the amount of data) after it finished the FOTA and reboot. Please do not force reboot the device because of the system has been checking, it would return to normal very soon.
Android P to O (CN SKU) (1.91GB)

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2019/12/11
ASUS ROG Phone (ZS600KL_ZS602KL) Software downgrade from Android P to Android O for CN SKU only.

Steps of Update:

  1. Download the firmware to internal storage.
  2. Remove Google Account.
  3. Pull down the quick setting list.
  4. The system will pop up a message which detected a firmware update info.
  5. Execute the downgrade firmware file.
*If you skip step 5, and you don’t know how to trigger the downgrade process again. Please reboot the system, and the downgrade info will pop up again.
Android P to O (WW SKU) (1.98GB)

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2019/12/04
ASUS ROG Phone (ZS600KL_ZS602KL) Software downgrade from Android P to Android O for WW SKU only
CN-16.0410.1910.91 (2.08GB)

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2019/12/03
  1. Upgraded system to Android P
  2. Removed ZeniMoji, Report Location in Safeguard, weather animation setting, AI charging
  3. Upgraded Game Center to Armoury Crate
  4. Added “Adaptive brightness”, “Adaptive Battery”, “New notifications”, “Status bar icon manager”, “Screen recorder”, and “Local backup” in Settings
  5. Upgraded Game Genie panel with new design and features
  6. Added Android P “Swipe up on Home button” gesture
  7. Support 24-hour forecast in Weather application
  8. Revamped Mobile Manager, Contacts, File Manager, Calculator, Clock, Gallery, and Weather applications
  9. Optimized “Do not disturb” function in Game Genie to block notifications and alarm ringtone and block incoming calls/Wechat calls/QQ calls.
WW-16.0410.1910.91 (2.01GB)

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2019/11/28

For WW/RU SKU Improvement Item:

  1. Upgraded system to Android P
  2. Upgraded Game Center to Armoury Crate with whole new design
  3. Removed Page Marker, ZeniMoji, Report Location in Safeguard, weather animation setting, AI charging
  4. Added Adaptive brightness, Adaptive Battery, New notifications, Status bar icon manager, Screen recorder, and Local backup in Settings
  5. Updated Game Genie panel with new design and features
  6. Added Pixel-like classic theme
  7. Added Android 9 “Swipe up on Home button” gesture
  8. Support 24-hour forecast in Weather app
  9. Revamped Mobile Manager, Contacts, File Manager, Calculator, Clock, Gallery, and Weather apps
  10. Redesigned volume control panel
  11. Redesigned Quick Settings panel
  12. Redesigned overview (recent apps) page
  13. Removed Yandex cloud option in File Manager
  14. Updated security patch level to October 2019
  15. Improved 3rd party apps compatibility: i.e. Line, WeChat, Twitch, PUBG, CMM Champions Manager Mobasaka, YouTube, Tower of Saviors, THE IDOLM@STER MILLION LIVE!
  16. Fix Asus launcher crash issue and stability.
  17. Fix Aura lighting effect error.
  18. Fix the notification message pop up error of accessories fitting.
  19. Optimized system power consumption
  20. Fixed the issue where the AudioWizard’s equalizer couldn’t be adjusted
  21. Added Dark Mode in System color scheme setting

For JP SKU Improvement Item:

  1. Update to Android 9.0 Pie
  2. Update Google security patch
  3. Improve system stability
CN-15.1630.1907.98 (1.91GB)

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2019/09/03
  1. Updated Android security patch to 2019/07/05.
  2. Fixed vibration failure issue
WW-15.1630.1907.98 (1.98GB)

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2019/09/03
  1. Updated Android security patch to 2019/07/05.
  2. Fixed vibration failure issue
CN-15.1630.1903.90 (1.91GB)

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2019/05/24
  1. Updated Android security patch to 2019/03/01.
  2. Fixed the issue that the sound volume was small while answering Line call or phone call via bluetooth headset (LYEJ02LM).
  3. Fixed the issue that tapping a notification on lock screen led to home screen instead of the app.
  4. Fixed Game Genie crash issue.
  5. Fixed the crash issue when using Gamevice controller.
  6. Fixed the crash issue of “交管12123”.
  7. Fixed the issue that game video could not be recorded when using gamevice controller with earphone.
  8. Fixed the issue that FPS count was incorrect when playing “War Robots”.
  9. Fixed the issue that “Between” notifications could not be received after the app was cleaned.
  10. Fixed the mouse issue when using KeyMapping in Professional Dock.
  11. Fixed the issue that the system did not respond after closing apps in the recent apps screen.
  12. Fixed the issue that “麥當勞報報” notification could not be received after the app was cleaned.
  13. Fixed the call issue caused by answering call in game and then exiting.
  14. Fixed the hanging issue of PUBG in Mobile Deskto Dock.
  15. Fixed the issue that Aura light did not work after undocking from AeroActive Cooler.
  16. Fixed the issue that ProtonVPN disconnected after the app was cleaned.
  17. Fixed Mobile Manager crash issue.
WW-15.1630.1903.89 (1.98GB)

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2019/05/09
  1. Updated Android security patch to 2019/03/01.
  2. Fixed the issue that the sound volume was small while answering Line call or phone call via bluetooth headset (LYEJ02LM).
  3. Fixed the issue that tapping a notification on lock screen led to home screen instead of the app.
  4. Fixed Game Genie crash issue.
  5. Fixed the crash issue when using Gamevice controller.
  6. Fixed the crash issue of “交管12123”.
  7. Fixed the issue that game video could not be recorded when using gamevice controller with earphone.
  8. Fixed the issue that FPS count was incorrect when playing “War Robots”.
  9. Fixed the issue that “Between” notifications could not be received after the app was cleaned.
  10. Fixed the mouse issue when using KeyMapping in Professional Dock.
  11. Fixed the issue that the system did not respond after closing apps in the recent apps screen.
  12. Fixed the issue that “麥當勞報報” notification could not be received after the app was cleaned.
  13. Fixed the call issue caused by answering call in game and then exiting.
  14. Fixed the hanging issue of PUBG in Mobile Desktop Dock.
  15. Fixed the issue that Aura light did not work after undocking from AeroActive Cooler.
  16. Fixed the issue that ProtonVPN disconnected after the app was cleaned.
  17. Fixed Mobile Manager crash issue.
CN-15.1630.1902.80 (1.91GB)

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2019/03/08
  1. [Game Genie] Added the “Public” option in the live privacy setting of YouTube account.
  2. [Recent apps page] Fixed the issue where the system occasionally hung after pressing the “Clear all” button.
  3. Improved the compatibility issue of AudioWizard when using headphone with SoundCloud app.
  4. Improved the device wake-up speed after being charged at 100% for a while.
  5. [Mobile Desktop Dock] Fixed the issue where it could not detect the D-pad on joystick in tablet or TwinView mode.
  6. [Mobile Desktop Dock] Fixed the issue that some apps might disappear in tablet mode.
  7. Fixed the issue where other devices could not connect to VPN after connecting to shared Wi-Fi hotspot.
  8. Fixed the issue where app orientation was incorrect after taking screenshots when connected to Mobile Desktop Dock and TwinView Dock.
  9. [Gamevice controller] Fixed the issue where D-pad can not be set with Key Mapping.
  10. US version now supported the use of ASUS WiGig® Dock.
  11. [Touch firmware] Improved the touch experience, and optimized the quick tap movement in the game: “THE IDOLM@STER”.
  12. Updated Android security patch to 2019/02/01.
  13. Fixed the issue where occasionally the time shown on Always-on Panel was not the same as system time after system update.
  14. Fixed the issue where error message was occasionally shown when using the power and volume keys to take screenshots.
  15. [Navigation gesture] Improved the mis-operation issue in the conversion page of Facebook Messenger.
  16. [Gamevice controller] Added the feature to launch the Key Mapping editing page when pressing the “ [|] ” button.
  17. [Key Mapping] Added the feature to show edited key layout when pressing “F10” on keyboard.
  18. [Key Mapping] Simplified the flow of adding mapping keys.
  19. [Gamevice controller] Dynamically adjust the speed of perspective control according to the angle of the right thumbstick.
  20. [File Manager] Fixed the issue where the app crashed while creating a new folder when OTG is connected to SD card.
  21. [Weather widget] Fixed the issue where weather information did not update automatically.
  22. [Mobile Manager] Fixed the issue where the setting of “control app data usage” was reset after system update or restart.
WW-15.1630.1902.80 (1.98GB)

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2019/03/08
  1. [Game Genie] Added the “Public” option in the live privacy setting of YouTube account.
  2. [Recent apps page] Fixed the issue where the system occasionally hung after pressing the “Clear all” button.
  3. Improved the compatibility issue of AudioWizard when using headphone with SoundCloud app.
  4. Improved the device wake-up speed after being charged at 100% for a while.
  5. [Mobile Desktop Dock] Fixed the issue where it could not detect the D-pad on joystick in tablet or TwinView mode.
  6. [Mobile Desktop Dock] Fixed the issue that some apps might disappear in tablet mode.
  7. Fixed the issue where other devices could not connect to VPN after connecting to shared Wi-Fi hotspot.
  8. Fixed the issue where app orientation was incorrect after taking screenshots when connected to Mobile Desktop Dock and TwinView Dock.
  9. [Gamevice controller] Fixed the issue where D-pad can not be set with Key Mapping.
  10. US version now supported the use of ASUS WiGig® Dock.
  11. [Touch firmware] Improved the touch experience, and optimized the quick tap movement in the game: “THE IDOLM@STER”.
  12. Updated Android security patch to 2019/02/01.
  13. Fixed the issue where occasionally the time shown on Always-on Panel was not the same as system time after system update.
  14. Fixed the issue where error message was occasionally shown when using the power and volume keys to take screenshots.
  15. [Navigation gesture] Improved the mis-operation issue in the conversion page of Facebook Messenger.
  16. [Gamevice controller] Added the feature to launch the Key Mapping editing page when pressing the “ [|] ” button.
  17. [Key Mapping] Added the feature to show edited key layout when pressing “F10” on keyboard.
  18. [Key Mapping] Simplified the flow of adding mapping keys.
  19. [Gamevice controller] Dynamically adjust the speed of perspective control according to the angle of the right thumbstick.
  20. [File Manager] Fixed the issue where the app crashed while creating a new folder when OTG is connected to SD card.
CN-15.1630.1812.68 (1.91GB)

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2019/02/14
  1. Fixed the issue where the color of photo became abnormal when taking a 360° photo via Facebook.
  2. Fixed the Twin Apps issue, where the duplicated WeChat couldn’t be used to log in 3rd party apps, such as Free Fire, TikTok, and Kings of Glory.
  3. Fixed the settings issue, where pressing the “See notifications quickly” suggestion card led to a blank page.
  4. Fixed the AirTriggers issue, where there was no response for squeeze gesture when screen was off.
  5. [Recent apps page] Added app lock function to prevent the locked apps from being cleared when the rocket icon is pressed.
  6. [Game Genie] Added a new arrow keys size adjustable feature in Key Mapping when using accessories, such as Gamevice controller and Mobile Desktop Dock.
  7. Fixed the touch issue in TwinView Dock – pressed A point but showed B point.
  8. Fixed the Mobile Desktop Dock issue – the back and recent apps buttons disappeared when user switched languages in tablet mode.
  9. [Game Center] Removed the main switch of Aura lighting settings. Some users need to adjust the settings again.
  10. [Game Genie] Fixed the issue where the recording sound for game videos was too low.
WW-15.1630.1812.68 (1.98GB)

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2019/02/14
  1. Fixed the issue where the color of photo became abnormal when taking a 360° photo via Facebook.
  2. Fixed the Twin Apps issue, where the duplicated WeChat couldn’t be used to log in 3rd party apps, such as Free Fire, TikTok, and Kings of Glory.
  3. Fixed the settings issue, where pressing the “See notifications quickly” suggestion card led to a blank page.
  4. Fixed the AirTriggers issue, where there was no response for squeeze gesture when screen was off.
  5. [Recent apps page] Added app lock function to prevent the locked apps from being cleared when the rocket icon is pressed.
  6. [Game Genie] Added a new arrow keys size adjustable feature in Key Mapping when using accessories, such as Gamevice controller and Mobile Desktop Dock.
  7. Fixed the touch issue in TwinView Dock – pressed A point but showed B point.
  8. Fixed the Mobile Desktop Dock issue – the back and recent apps buttons disappeared when user switched languages in tablet mode.
  9. [Game Center] Removed the main switch of Aura lighting settings. Some users need to adjust the settings again.
  10. [Game Genie] Fixed the issue where the recording sound for game videos was too low.
CN-15.1630.1811.46 (1.88GB)

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2019/01/08
  1. Add Game genie and AirTrigger user guide
  2. Improve camera’s user experience
  3. Fix flashlight related issue
  4. Fix key mapping issue- for specific game when switch angle of view may not smoothen
  5. Fix camera issue when upload story on IG at dark environment, picture and video may not clear
  6. Fix the issue that twin apps may show double items at supported apps on this device
WW-15.1630.1811.46 (1.92GB)

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2019/01/08
  1. Add Game genie and AirTrigger user guide
  2. Improve camera’s user experience
  3. Fix flashlight related issue
  4. Fix key mapping issue- for specific game when switch angle of view may not smoothen
  5. Fix camera issue when upload story on IG at dark environment, picture and video may not clear
  6. Fix the issue that twin apps may show double items at supported apps on this device
WW-15.1618.1810.77 (1.92GB)

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2018/12/20
  1. Fix quick setting issue
  2. Update security patch
  3. Increase the system stability during low battery to improve the user experience
WW-15.1616.1809.48 (1.92GB)

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2018/12/20
  1. ACCY-TwinView Dock/inbox/DT Dock audio firmware update, improve the user experience
  2. Improve the user experience under low battery
  3. Improve the user experience regard to the screen comfort
WW-15.1616.1809.43 (1.92GB)

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2018/12/20
  1. ACCY- station FW update, improve its compatibility
  2. Improve HDR performance
  3. Improve the compatibility of Gamevice
WW-15.1616.1808.23 (1.92GB)

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2018/12/20
  1. support google ARcore
  2. improve the users’ experiences of ACCY
  3. improve the users’ experiences of air trigger feature
WW-15.1616.1808.16 (1.92GB)

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2018/12/20
  1. support ACCY and improve compatibility
  2. improve the users’ experiences of photographing
  3. improve the users’ experiences of air trigger feature
CN-15.1630.1811.32 (1.86GB)

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2018/12/19
  1. Support Aura lighting for new scenario, ex: incoming call
  2. Add “network speed” new function on the status bar
  3. Update security patch
WW-15.1630.1811.32 (1.92GB)

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2018/12/19
  1. Support Aura lighting for new scenario, ex: incoming call
  2. Add “network speed” new function on the status bar
  3. Update security patch
CN-15.1618.1810.77 (1.85GB)

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2018/11/30
  1. Fix quick setting issue
  2. Update security patch
  3. Increase the system stability during low battery to improve the user experience
CN-15.1616.1809.48 (1.85GB)

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2018/11/13
  1. ACCY-TwinView Dock/inbox/DT Dock audio firmware update, improve the user experience
  2. Improve the user experience under low battery
  3. Improve the user experience regard to the screen comfort
CN-15.1616.1809.46 (1.85GB)

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2018/11/06
  1. ACCY- station FW update, improve its compatibility
  2. Improve HDR performance
  3. Fix alarm issue
CN-15.1616.1808.23 (1.74GB)

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2018/10/23
  1. support google ARcore
  2. improve the users’ experiences of ACCY
  3. improve the users’ experiences of air trigger feature
CN-15.1616.1807.8 (1.74GB)

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2018/09/27
  1. Fix Game center UI
  2. Optimize mobile manager
  3. Improve system stability

How to Install Software Update on ASUS ROG Phone Manually

Ensure to follow all the requirements properly before going to the firmware installation process.

Pre-Requirements:

Instructions to Install

Here we’ve provided two methods to install the stock firmware on your Asus handset. You can follow one of these methods for your device.

Disclaimer:

GetDroidTips won’t be held liable for any kind of error that occurs to your device by following this guide or flashing any file. Do at your own risk.

Method 1: Install via Recovery (Recommended)

  1. First of all, you need to download the firmware zip file from the link above on your device and rename the file to update.zip.
  2. Now, power off your handset and reboot the device into recovery mode by press & hold both the Power button + Volume UP button together for a few seconds.
  3. Into the recovery menu, you can select apply update from sd card.
  4. Now, choose the update.zip file that you’ve downloaded earlier.
  5. Wait for the complete installation process.
  6. Once done, just restart your Asus ROG Phone.
  7. That’s it.

Method 2: Install via ADB Sideload

  • Download the ADB and Fastboot tools for Windows or Mac and unzip it on your PC.
  • Then install the ADB & Fastboot tools on the computer.
  • Next, copy the downloaded OTA zip file to the installed ADB and fastboot folder.
  • Enable Developer Options and USB Debugging on your Asus phone.
  • Open the extracted ADB & Fastboot folder > Launch Command Window by pressing Shift Key + Right Mouse Click.
  • Now, turn off your phone and restart your device into recovery mode by press & hold the Volume UP + Power button simultaneously for a couple of seconds.
  • Next, connect the mobile to the computer using a USB cable.
  • Then enter the following command in the command prompt and hit Enter:
adb devices
  • If your device is connected properly, you will see a serial number on the command window. If not, you should check that all the necessary drivers and tools are properly installed on the PC.
  • Now, if your device is connected, type the following command and press Enter:
adb sideload File_name.zip
  • The firmware installation process will start. Have some patience.
  • Once done, reboot your Asus ROG Phone into the new system.
  • The first boot may take some time to boot. Enjoy!

Asus ROG Phone Android 10 Timeline Tracker

As the ROG Phone was the first-gen of flagship-grade gaming smartphone from Asus, it’s expected that the device may get Android 10 update pretty soon. Meanwhile, we can also assume that Asus can easily deliver two years of major Android updates to its flagship devices. So, the 2018’s Asus ROG Phone is a strong contender to receive the Android Q update officially. However, as there is no official confirmation yet, we may have to wait for the announcement.

We hope this tracker list and firmware flashing guide was helpful to all the Asus ROG Phone (1st-gen) users. If you’ve any queries, you can comment below.

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