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:
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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.
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 [email protected]/60fps, [email protected]/60/240fps, [email protected], 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.
How To Manually Check For Update In Asus Zenfoen 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:
- Head over to Settings.
- Then tap About.
- Select System update.
- Tap on Check for update.
- That’s it!
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:
- 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.
Upgrade via Recovery Mode:
- Firstly, you need to download the firmware from the above software update table.
- Move the update file to your device storage.
- Now enter the device into the Recovery mode.
- To do this, Turn off your phone.
- Hold and long-press the Power button + Volume Up.
- In the Recovery menu, select the option Apply update from sd card.
- Choose the update.zip OTA firmware file which you have downloaded earlier.
- This will begin the installation process.
- Now reboot your phone to complete the process.
- 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.
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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