Asus ZenFone 5 Software update – WW-16.0615.2006.131: New Security patch and Bug fixes

New Update Story:

Updated on August 05, 2020: Today Asus started rolling a new security patch update for the Asus Zenfone 5 with software version 16.0615.2006.131.

Updated on May 28, 2020: Today Asus rolled the May 2020 security patch update for the Asus Zenfone 5 with version 16.0615.2005.130 16.0615.2005.130. This update also fixes the display issue in which users were experiencing the older version.

Updated on April 22, 2020: The Asus ZenFone 5 (ZE620KL) is receiving the February 2020 Security Patch update that bumps up a new software version of WW-16.0615.2020.126 based on Android 9.0 Pie. If you’re interested to upgrade to this version, you can download and install it by following the guide.

As the firmware update is rolling out via OTA in a phased manner from the server-side, it may take some days to get the FOTA update completely. It only brings the latest Android Security Patchset that improves the system security and fixes some bugs for stable performance.

Download WW-16.0615.2020.126: Asus ZenFone 5 Software update

Check OTA Update

Due to the incremental update roll-out process, it’s quite possible that not all the users may receive this update at the same time. So, the Asus ZenFone 5 users should check for the OTA update manually via Settings > System > System updates.

If there is a new system update is available, you should download and install it manually. Make sure to connect your phone to a Wi-Fi network and the device is charged up to 50% at least before downloading the OTA update.

If in case, you’re not receiving the OTA update notification on your handset for a while, you can follow our full-depth firmware installation guide along with requirements and downloads. Now, before heading over to the steps, let’s take a quick look at the firmware details & changelog below.

Firmware Info:

  • Device Name: Asus ZenFone 5
  • Region: Global
  • Build Number: WW-16.0615.2005.130
  • Old Version: 16.0615.2020.126
  • Android OS Version: Android 9.0 Pie
  • Software Supported: Asus Flash tool
  • Android Security Patch Level: 2020-05-01

[su_spoiler title=”16.0615.2005.130″][Release Note]
1. Updated Android security patch
2. Fixed UI display issue[/su_spoiler]

[su_spoiler title=”16.0615.2020.126″][Release Note]
– Updated Android security patch
– Fixed Bluetooth audio codec not switched to AAC issue
– Fixed color differences issue on the left and right sides of setting page[/su_spoiler]

Downloads and Changelog:


Download Firmware

Updated Android security patch
V17.0615.2005.25Download Firmware
  • Updated Android security patch
  • Changed system to vanilla Android 10
  • Supported Google Play System update
  • Changed to SnapDragon Camera, Google Contacts, Google Clock, OEM FM Radio
  • Supported Android 10 Dark Theme
  • Added “Suggested actions and replies” in notifications’ advanced setting
  • UI design changed to Android 10
  • Changed to Android 10 Wi-Fi QR code sharing/scanning feature
  • Changed to Android 10 notch design
  • Added Adaptive brightness, Adaptive Battery, Digital Wellbeing in Settings
  • Fixed the issue where the microphone is not working while ‘OK Google’ is active.
  • Fixed OIS-functionality in Camera not working as expected
  • Corrected translations for certain parts in the Camera settings
  • Fixed the issue where the screen could unintentionally turns on
  • Fixed payment by NFC SIM card not working issue
  • Fixed widevine without L1 issue
  • Adjusted notification vibration effect

Download Firmware

1. Updated Android security patch
2. Fixed UI display issue

Download Firmware

– Updated Android security patch
– Fixed Bluetooth audio codec not switched to AAC issue
– Fixed color differences issue on the left and right sides of setting page

How to install stock firmware on Asus ZenFone 5

To flash the firmware manually on your device, then you need to download the Asus flash tool, firmware file, and drivers.


  • This firmware is only supported for Asus ZenFone 5.
  • Charge your device to 50% in order to avoid power-related interruptions during the installation process.
  • You need a PC and USB Cables.
  • Take a backup before flashing the software on your device
  • Latest Asus USB Drivers
  • Install the ADB and Fastboot tool on your PC.
  • Download Asus Zenfone Flash tool


GetDroidTips will not be responsible for any kind of hardware or software damage to your device while or after you follow this guide. Install non-official firmware on your device at your own risk.

Firmware Installation Guide

For the installation process, you can follow the guides given below. It includes a video tutorial as well as a practical approach to the installation process.

Method 1: Upgrade via Recovery

  • Download the firmware file from the download link given above and move it to your device storage.
  • Now, enter the device into the recovery mode.
    • Switch off your phone > Hold and Long press Power button + Volume Up and your device will boot into recovery mode.
  • Now, in the recovery menu, select the option Apply update from sd card.
  • Choose OTA firmware file which you’ve downloaded and moved earlier.
  • Wait for some time to complete the installation process.
  • Finally, to finish the process reboot your device.

Method 2: Upgrade via ADB Sideload

This method of installation is useful if you are running a custom ROM on your device.

How to Install Stock Firmware by ADB Sideloading

If the above method doesn’t work, then you can flash via the Asus Zenfone Flash tool.

So, make sure to download the latest security patch for your ZenFone 5. We hope that this guide was helpful to you.

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