Asus Zenfone 6 (Asus 6Z) Software Update Tracker

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Not a name to reckon when it comes to sending out software or firmware updates for its devices, Asus has been finding it hard to keep its name running in today’s volatile smartphone market. Though it came with Asus 7 and 7 Pro (finally some decent name for mobile phones) the company is yet to make it big in the industry. One of the very big reasons for not choosing is the untimely rollout of the update. Well, the fact of the matter is Asus Razer Phone 2 is still on Android 9 Pie. But in this post, we will be talking about the updates for the Asus Zenfone 6 or Asus 6Z.

Besides, in this post, we will give you a complete software update tracker for the Asus Zenfone 6 or Asus 6Z. This post will be a one-stop-shop for all the updates released for the device. We will keep updating this post as soon as a new update goes live for the Asus Zenfone 6 or Asus 6Z. The phone came with Android 9 ie out of the box and is currently running the Android 10 OS. So, with that being said, let us get straight into the article itself:

Asus ZenFone 6

Asus Zenfone 6/Asus 6Z – Device Specifications

Taiwanese OEM Asus released the Asus Zenfone 6 or Asus 6Z back in May 2019. It packs all the high-end specs like Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset which is coupled with 6/8GB of RAM. It offers 64/128/256 GB of onboard storage. The phone comes with UFS 2.1 for faster data transfer. The display is an IPS LCD panel with a 6.4-inch 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio and comes with 403 PPI. It is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 6 and supports HDR10.

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ASUS Zenfone 6

Talking about the camera, it comes with a dual-camera setup with a 48MP primary lens and a 13MP ultra-wide lens. This module is capable of recording 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps, 720p@480fps, and has gyro-EIS. For selfies, the phone comes equipped with a motorized flip module which makes the primary camera module, the cameras for the front shooter. So, you can capture stunning high-detailed selfies.

Under the hood, it comes with a 5,000 mAh battery and comes with fast charging 18W and Quick Charge 4.0 and reverse charging of 10W. The fingerprint is mounted on the back of the phone. It comes with Android 9 Pie out of the box and now sits at Android 10 OS.

Software Update Tracker

Here we will give you all the details of all the latest updates released for the Asus Zenfone 6 or Asus 6Z. Note that all the updates will be added at the bottom of this table. We will also give the download links for the updates for manual installation, wherever available.

Software Version Changelog
WW-16.1210.1904.116
  • Camera Super Night Mode & HDR+ Enhanced mode(HDR++) performance Improvement on image processing speed and image quality
  • Add volume key functions: to control the flip camera rotation; set the volume key as “Shutter, Zoom, Flip camera” in Asus Camera’s settings manually.
  • Use the smart key as a shutter to take pictures in Camera mode.
  • Update default wallpaper and ringtone
  • Improve camera rotation stability
  • Optimize translation strings in Setting
  • Enable TaiwanMobile Volte, MTS Volte/VoWifi, and KDDI/ Docomo/SBM Volte
  • Enable “Night mode” on the selfie.
  • Enhance the benchmark performance(it is recommended to open AI Boost and start benchmark)
  • Improve System Stability.
  • Improve Auto brightness occasionally fail after resuming the devices.
WW-16.1210.1904.133
  • Enable “Super Night mode” on Ultra-wide camera
  • Get weather displayed on the lock screen
  • Optimize translation strings in Setting
  • Improve system stability.
  • Improve camera rotation stability
  • Optimize UI Animation
  • Optimize the headphone sound quality
WW-16.1210.1906.156
  • Enabled ARCore
  • Improved Video Call Experience
  • Camera; Enabled 8X zoom in Photo mode
  • Camera; Removed the time limit for FHD video recording
  • Camera; Added the function: to start/stop video recording with Volume Keys in
  • Camera app
  • Optimized Screenshot Stability and solved bug related to screenshot functionality
  • Enabled TaiwanMobile VoWiFi
  • Camera; Improved Photo Image Quality on Noise Reduction
  • Camera; Improved Camera Flipping Stability
  • Updated Security Patch to June, 2019
  • Updated Translation Strings in Settings
16.1220.1906.167
  • Improved Camera Rotation Stability.
  • Add Mobile Manager & Cleanup Launcher Shortcut.
  • Optimized Camera Quality–EIS Optimized for video recording.
  • Optimized Camera Quality–Optimized supernight mode texture and noise reducing.
  • Optimized Camera Quality–Removed the evening color cast in supernight mode.
  • Optimized Camera Quality–Fixed the flip mechanism on panorama mode.
  • General system & app stability improved.
  • Increased touch sound on/off toggle.
  • Optimized power consumption.
  • Optimized Translation Strings.
  • Rearranged the position of “Retract camera” to 1st page at quick settings.
  • Improved Call Quality.
WW-16.1220.1906.174
  • Fix vibrator haptic setting issue
  • Fix GameGenie abnormal network traffics issue
WW-16.1220.1908.191
  • Disable 6 extra IN languages
  • General system stability improved.
WW-16.1220.1909.193
  • Updated 2019 Sep. security patch level. (20190901)
  • Improved speaker quality.
  • Fixed screen flickers at low brightness.
  • Enhancing the system stability.
WW-16.1220.1909.194
  • Fix screen rotation flashing black screen issue.
  • Enhancing the system stability.
WW-17.1810.1910.73
  • Fixed an issue where ASUS Launcher and Settings may not work occasionally
  • Improved the reliability of Fingerprint to unlock the device
  • Optimized system stability
WW-17.1810.2002.133
  • Updated Android security patch
  • Optimized system stability
  • Enabled the feature of randomized MAC
WW-17.1810.2002.137
  • Optimized system stability
WW-17.1810.2003.144
  • Updated Android security patch(2020/3/1)
  • Optimized system stability
  • Enabled Reliance VoWiFi in India
  • Enabled Tele2 VoLTE and VoWiFi in Sweden
  • Added pop-up confirmation when 3rd-party apps request for front camera in the background
WW-17.1810.2003.145
  • Improved the WiFi connection stability
WW-17.1810.2005.153
  • Updated Android security patch (2020/5/1)
  • Enabled VoLTE/Vowifi of Bouygues Telecom (France)
  • Optimized system stability
WW-17.1810.2007.165
  • Updated Android security patch (2020/7/1)
  • Enabled VoLTE/Vowifi on Telia (Sweden, Norway and Finland)
  • Improved the stability of connected Bluetooth headsets
  • Optimized system stability
WW-17.1810.2008.171
  • Updated Android security patch to August 2020
18.0610.2009.37 (Android 11 Beta 1)
  • Update information
    1. Upgraded system to Android 11
    2. Please back up your data before upgrading to Android 11 If you want to downgrade the device’s software version to Android 10 by an official software package, it will erase all data from your device’s internal storage
    3. Some 3rd party apps are not compatible with Android 1 1
    4. Removed Private Listening and ZenUl Help
    5. Integrated PowerMaster features into Battery Settings. Removed Avast scanning engine
    6. Removed Smart groups Icon alignment and Icon packs functions. Allowed to organize app icons cross screens after tapping empty area
    7. Introduced new ZenUl design
    8. Support to keep Bluetooth connection when airplane mode is activated
    9. Added Notification history and Bubbles settings
    10. Support navigation gesture for 3rd-party launcher
18.0610.2009.63 (Android 11 Beta 2)
  • Update information
    1. Improved system stability
    2. Fixed “Ok Google” function
    3. Enabled TMO US VoLTE
    4. Optimized camera stability
    5. Fixed Amazon HDR display issue
    6. Fixed FM-Radio not working issue
    7. Fixed issue where switching to Portrait mode cause Camera function to not work
18.0610.2009.67 (Android 11 Beta 3)
  • Update information
    1. Improved system stability
    2. Fixed landscape mode not working issue in Camera if user remove Camera app from recent app list
    3. Fixed noise issue when user takes screen recording during Free fire shooting
    4. Fixed APP crash issue If WhatsAPP Twin APP not using on Android Q, after upgrading to Android R, APP crash when user allowed contact access right
    5. Fixed Messages cannot send video files issue
    6. Fixed the Slideshow icon disappeared issue on the lock screen after switching the navigation bar
    7. Fixed the intermittent sound during a call
18.0610.2009.70 (Android 11 Beta 4)
  • Update information
    1. Improved system stability
    2. Fixed the occasional ASUS Launch Crash when adding a new language to the system and switching
    3. Fixed unable to hear any lock and unlock sounds
    4. Fixed the Camera will be black after installing Google Dialer if the voice call is transferred to the video call
    5. Fixed the picture 90 degrees counterclockwise issue after taking the avatar in “WhatsApp”, enter the edit preview interface and rotate
18.0610.2010.85 (Android 11 Beta 5)
  • Update information
    1. Improved system stability
    2. Fixed the issue when using google assistant to call the camera when the screen is locked, it will not take pictures or videos
    3. Fixed the problem of occasionally listening to the other party’s voice is too small during an 1M APP video call
    4. Fixed the problem that the screen cannot be turned on after occasionally clicking the Power button, and the screen turns on after plugging in the AC adapter
    5. Updated Android Security patch
18.0610.2010.92 (Android 11 Beta 8)
  • Update information
    1. Upgraded system to Android 11
    2. Please back up your data before upgrading to Android 11 If you want to downgrade the device’s software version to
    Android 1 0 by an official software package, it will erase all data from your device’s internal storage.
    3. Some third party apps are not compatible with Android 11 yet,
    4. Removed Private Listening and ZenUI help.
    5. Integrated PowerMaster features into Battery Settings. Removed Avast Security engine.
    6. Removed Smart Group, lcon alignment, and Icon packs functions. Allowed to organize app icons across screens after tapping empty area.
  • Introduced new ZenUI design.
  • Support to keep Bluetooth connection when airplane mode is activated.
  • Turn on the “Auto-Download via WiFi” settings in System update by default.
  • Support navigation gestures for 3rd-party launchers.
18.0610.2010.95 (Android 11 Beta 9)
  • Update information
    1 Improved system stability
    2 Fixed the Issue that user stilt can unlock the device by Face detection after remove face data from Settings
    3 Fixed the problem that the Nintendo Switch Pro handle cannot be used
18.0610.2010.98 (Android 11 Beta 10)
  • Update information
    1. Fixed occasionally the Power button no function issue.
18.0610.2010.100 (Android 11 Beta 11)
  • Update information
    1. Fixed the screen color turns red issue after clicking the search in the chrome browser
    2. Fixed opening the WhatsApp media folder via File manager would slow issue
18.0610.2010.102 (Android 11 Beta 12)
  • Update information
    1. Fixed fingerprint sensor stops working randomly
18.0610.2010.103 (Android 11 Beta 13)
  • Update information
    • Fixed phone cannot wake up randomly.
    • Fixed the screen color turns red issue after clicking the search box in the chrome browser.
18.0610.2011.104 (Android 11 Beta 14)
  • Update information
    • Removed one hand mode
    • Improved game opening performance.
18.0610.2011.107 (Stable Android 11)

  • 【Release Note】
    1. Upgraded system to Android 11
    2. Please back up your data before upgrading to Android 11. If you need to go back Android 10,please refer to the official website that remeber it will erase all data from your device.
    3. Some 3rd party apps are not compatible with Android 11.
    4. Removed Private Listening, ZenUI Help, and one hand mode
    5. Integrated PowerMaster features into Battery Settings. Removed Avast scanning engine.
    6. Removed Smart group, Icon alignment and Icon packs functions in Launcher. Allowed to organize app icons across screens after tapping empty area
    7. Implement new ZenUI design and features
    8. Improvement of the Quick Settings panel design, and support media control. Removed Multi-window tile and added Nearby Share tile (Need to add manually)
    9. “Auto-download and install via Wi-Fi” is always on in System when upgraded.
    10. Support navigation gestures for 3rd-party launcher.

How To Manually Check For Update In Asus Zenfone 6/Asus 6Z?

The updates are pushed via OTA in batches. However, if you have not yet received the update via OTA on your smartphone, then you can manually trigger the update by following the below steps:

  1. Head over to Settings.
  2. Then tap About.
  3. Select System update.
  4. Tap on Check for update.
  5. That’s it!

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How To Install Firmware Manually On Asus Zenfone 6/Asus 6Z?

There are two methods via which you can manually update the firmware on your phone. However, note that you should probably wait for the official OTA to arrive on your phone. This negates the hassle included in the manual installation process. So, if there is no update available via OTA, then you can try the methods mentioned below or if you are pro-Android users then these steps are good for you. Here is a list of pre-requisites that you need to know before you can manually install the firmware on your phone:

Pre-Requisites

  • The below-mentioend methods are only supported for Asus ZenFone 6/Asus 6Z.
  • Make sure to charge your device to 50% or more.
  • Your device must be running on Stock ROM (for method 1)
  • Before upgrading, take a complete backup of your data.

Warning!

GetDroidTips will not be responsible for software or hardware issues with your phone due to installing any non-official firmware. Follow this guide at your own risk.

Upgrade via Recovery Mode:

  1. Firstly, you need to download the firmware from the above software update table.
  2. Move the update file to your device storage.
    firmware asus zenfone 6 asus 6z
  3. Now enter the device into the Recovery mode.
  4. To do this, Turn off your phone.
  5. Hold and long-press the Power button + Volume Up.
  6. In the Recovery menu, select the option Apply update from sd card.
  7. Choose the update.zip OTA firmware file which you have downloaded earlier.
  8. This will begin the installation process.
  9. Now reboot your phone to complete the process.
  10. That’s it.

Upgrade via ADB Sideload:

For those who are running custom ROM on their phone, then you can follow this guide. Tap the button below to go to the dedicated guide that will help you to sideload the firmware on your device.

How to Sideload ROMs and Mods Using ADB Sideload

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Wrap Up!

So, there you have it from my side in this post. I hope you guys liked this post on the software update tracker for the Asus Zenfone 6 or Asus 6Z. Note that the device recently underwent the Android 11 beta recruitment. More info on that here. Let us know in the comments below if you want a dedicated software update tracker for any other smartphone.

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