New Update on May 4, 2020: The Taiwanese OEM Asus is almost ready to roll-out the official stable Android 10 update on Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 models via FOTA. It’s expected that the update push will start very soon as the announcement has been confirmed now officially. This will come with a software version 17.2017.2004.424 that includes the Android 10 AOSP Software Image developer Version. So, it gonna be some kind of final beta update over Android 10.
Because the developer version not gonna be stable what it should be. It’s also worth mentioning that the particular update is available for the WW SKU unit only. Therefore, those who have the Zenfone Max Pro M1 WW SKU version with the software version WW-16.2017.1910.059 & WW-16.2017.1912.060 (Android Pie) will be able to receive the OTA update as of now.
Whereas if you’re using the .063 and .061 Pie builds on your Zenfone Max Pro M1 model or even running the Android 10 beta .407 version, then you may need to wait for a while. Asus has also included plenty of improved features in this update. Check out the full update changelog below:
1. Android 10 upgrade.
2.Please be aware that installing this system image on a device removes all personal data from the device, so please remember to back up your data first.
3.This is the Android 10 AOSP developer version, so the user experience will be different from Android 9. If you are used to and prefer using Android 9, we recommend that you continue with the Android 9 version.
4.Updated Android security patch
5.Fixed fingerprint cannot be set issue
6.Fixed latest Android P image cannot upgrade to Android 10 issue
7.Fixed user can’t hear low frequency sounds issue
8.Fixed fast charging not working issue
9.Fixed Arena of Valor without high frame rate mode issue
10.Improved sound quality at Media and notification sounds
11.Fixed Netflix no HD (widevine L3) issue
12.Fixed lock screen wallpaper issue if user sets different pictures for the wallpaper lock screen, and double-click to wake up
13.Fixed text display issue of APP name
As we’ve already mentioned that it’s a developer beta update, it has some known bugs as well. Take a quick look below.
⁻ Electronic Image Stabilization(EIS) for video recording function has no effect
⁻ Fingerprint options in Settings may disppear randomly after system upgrade
⁻ When occurred unexpected password key in request during upgrade to Android 10 please follow below link to recover the system.
Now, if you’re interested in trying this developer beta update on your Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 Global WW SKU only device with the mentioned firmware version, then go below and download the firmware. The installation steps will be the same. (Source)
New Update on April 28, 2020: Due to the unexpected test results, Asus has halted the official Android 10 update for the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 model. For the last couple of months, Asus is cooking the latest stable Android 10 for its one of the best-in-class all-rounder budget smartphones none other than Max Pro M1. However, things went wrong in development, and right now one of the Asus executives has mentioned that it may take time for both the Max Pro M1 and M2 models.
Meanwhile, the Asus Support team has also confirmed that the Android 10 upgrade plan has been postponed till the end of April 2020 and the lack of improvements in development, we may have to wait further.
All the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 handset users should rejoice as the company has released the latest Android 10 update with a software version 17.2017.1911.407 which weighs around 1.6GB in size. At the time of writing this guide, the Android 10 update is live in India and France. While the rest of the regions will soon receive this update via batches. But the ZB601KL/ZB602KL model users don’t need to wait for a long. As you can Download and Install Android 10 Update on Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 from here.
Though the handset isn’t a part of the Android One program and almost 2 years older, Asus has delivered the Android 10 update which is really appreciable. This update brings Android 10 OS with improved system UI and enhanced system security as well. Here we’ve provided all the requirements, download links and installation steps. Now, head over to the device overview if in case, you can’t remember it.
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1: Overview
It came with a 5.99-inches IPS LCD display with 1080×2160 pixels resolution quality. The device is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 636 SoC, 3GB/4GB/6GB of RAM, 32GB/64GB/128GB of internal storage option. It packs a dual 13MP+5MP rear camera setup along with an 8MP selfie camera.
While the 6GB RAM variant comes with a dual 16MP+5MP rear camera setup and the front features a 16MP selfie camera. In terms of the connectivity options, the handset has a 3.5mm audio jack, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, FM Radio, MicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG, 4G Dual-SIM, and more.
It came with Android 8.1 Oreo and currently receiving Android 10. The handset sports a massive 5,000mAh battery with normal 10W charging. It has a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, an accelerometer, an ambient light sensor, proximity, compass, gyroscope sensor, etc.
What’s on Android 10:
Google has announced the official Android 10 version in September 2019 which is the latest and 10th-iteration of Android OS. It brings plenty of new and useful features and improvements that you’ll miss on Android 9.0 Pie. Obviously, the Android 10 is the successor version of the last-gen Android Pie.
It brings the system-wide dark mode, full-screen gestures navigation, improved Digital Wellbeing with Focus mode, etc. Additionally, it also brings improved app permissions, parental control, live caption, smart reply, sound amplifier, family link, 5G support, foldable display support, and more.
Steps to Install Android 10 on Zenfone Max Pro M1
Now, without wasting any more time, let’s jump into the steps below. But make sure to follow the download links and requirements at first.
- This guide and firmware file only for the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 model. (ZB601KL/ZB602KL)
- Charge your device more than 60% minimum.
- Make sure to download the firmware file on your device.
Instructions to Install:
- We assume that you’ve already downloaded the latest Android 10 firmware file on your device.
- You have to copy and paste the FOTA (Firmware Over The Air) file to the root directory of internal storage on your handset. Make sure to keep this file without any folder, otherwise, the system won’t detect it.
- Once done, simply restart your phone.
- After reboot, the device system will automatically detect the FOTA file and you will receive a pop-up notification on the status bar.
- Just pull down the notification bar and you will see something like: “System Update File Detected”.
- Tap on the notification and follow the on-screen instructions to easily install the firmware update on your Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1.
- The system will take some time to install the update.
- Your device will finally reboot into a new system. It will also take some time to boot into a new system for the first time. So, have some patience.
- Keep in mind that this won’t delete any data on your device. However, you should back up the important files for your safety.
That’s it, guys. We hope you’ve found this guide pretty useful. If you’ve any queries, let us know in the comments below.