Today Verizon started seeding a new firmware update on Asus ZenPad Z8 (ZT581KL) which upgrades the Android Security Patch level. The update bumps the software version from v5.4.4 to V5.4.5. Verizon upgraded security patch to January 2018 Security Patch along with Krack WiFi Vulnebrilities fix. Now you can install the update on Verizon Zenpad Z8. The update is based on Android 7.0 Nougat.
ASUS ZenPad Z8 was launched in June 2016. The tablet features a 7.9-inch display with a screen resolution of 1536 x 2048 pixel. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 processor paired with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 128GB via a microSD card. The camera on Zenpad Z8 sports an 8-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 5-megapixel front shooter for selfies. The device runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow backed by 4680mAh battery.
What’s KRACK Wi-Fi vulnerability?
KRACK Wi-Fi vulnerability stands for Key Reinstallation Attack which is a fundamental heart to hack the WiFi Protected Access 2 (WPA2). Recently researcher found that, by hacking the WPA2, It can act the vulnerability to decrypt traffic, hijack connections, perform man-in-the-middle attacks, and eavesdrop on communication sent from a WPA2-enabled device. To secure the device, Today Verizon has started rolling this Security bug fix to fix the KRACK Wi-Fi vulnerability on ASUS ZenPad Z8.
The update is rolling via OTA (Over the air) for users in Verizon. If you are running stock firmware, then you will receive the update anytime soon on your Verizon ZenPad Z8. If you are rooted, then you may not receive the OTA update.
Steps to Install V5.4.5 on ASUS ZenPad Z8
If you did not receive any update prompt, then you can check for the OTA update manually by following this simple instruction, Go to Setting > About > System Update to update manually. The latest OTA update for ASUS ZenPad Z8 is based on the latest ZenUI OS. You can flash stock ROM on ASUS ZenPad Z8 with the latest Nougat firmware. Follow the below step by step guide on How to Download and Install V5.4.5 Nougat firmware for ASUS ZenPad Z8.
Before proceeding to download, your phone must have enough battery backup with at least 50% battery. Also, check if you have enough storage to download and install the latest update on Verizon ZenPad Z8 ZT581KL. We suggest you to choose a Wi-Fi or a 4G connection to download it. Also, don’t forget to take the data backup to avoid any problem in case things go wrong. After following the procedure mentioned above, you can now start downloading January 2018 Security Patch for ASUS ZenPad Z8. As this update is based on Android 7.0 Nougat, it wouldn’t take a lot of time to download and install.