Wednesday, January 18, 2017

How to Install Xposed on ZenFone 3

In the modern age of root customizations, there's no better tool to start with than the Xposed Framework. Created by Rovo89 roughly two years ago, the framework lays the ground upon which "modules" can be applied to tweak various aspects of apps, and even Android's interface. Today zenfoneblog will teach you How to Install Xposed on your ASUS ZenFone 3. Your ZenFone 3 must be rooted to perform this tutorial (Tutorial for root here). Perform Nand backup is recommended before install xposed framework.

Installing Xposed Framework
  1. Download xposed-v87-sdk23-arm64.zip (Download)
  2. Copy to ZenFone 3 Internal Storage/SD Card
  3. Go to TWRP Recovery
  4. Choose install and select xposed-v87-sdk23-arm64.zip
  5. Wait until finish
  6. Reboot
  7. Download and Install Xposed 3.1.1 apk (Download)
  8. Done


Sunday, January 15, 2017

ASUS Announces Zenbo Availability and Pricing in Taiwan


Taipei, Taiwan ASUS announced at a press event in Taipei that the Mandarin edition of Zenbo — the first ASUS robot designed to provide assistance, entertainment, and companionship to families — will be available for pre-order in Taiwan from 1st January, 2017. The press event opened with a chorus of 10 Zenbo robots performing onstage, singing holiday songs for the audience.
Following the performance, ASUS Chairman Jonney Shih introduced Zenbo’s features and shared his vision of enabling robotic computing for every household. “For decades, humans have dreamed of owning such a companion: one that is smart, dear to our hearts, and always at our disposal,” said Chairman Shih. “Our ambition is to enable robotic computing for every household.”

Chairman Shih also announced that developers and partners from various industries in Taiwan — including those in the education, transportation, e-commerce, entertainment, and cleaning sectors — have partnered with ASUS to extend and enrich the Zenbo experience through dedicated apps and capabilities.

A special collaboration with the National Police Agency of Taiwan resulted in the development of an app for Zenbo that enables families to contact their local police department in an emergency and speak with an officer using Zenbo's built-in video calling feature. Director-General, National Police Agency, Ministry of the Interior, Republic of China (Taiwan), Kuo‑En Chen, joined Chairman Shih onstage for a live demo of the application.
Intel Corporation’s Vice President of the New Technology Group and General Manager of the Perceptual Computing Group, Achin Bhowmik, also joined Chairman Shih onstage. “For nearly thirty years, Intel and ASUS have been collaborating to bring some of the most leading innovations in PCs and devices to market,” said Dr. Bhowmik. “We are excited to continue that collaboration on Zenbo, and we look forward to continue working with ASUS on enabling intelligent and interactive devices with Intel RealSense technology.”


ASUS Zenbo — Your Smart Little Companion
ASUS Zenbo is a friendly and capable home robot designed to provide assistance, entertainment, and companionship to families and meant to address the needs of each family member in this ubiquitous computing era.

Zenbo is designed for everyone, but he has specific functionality that helps senior family members safeguard their health and well-being as well as enjoy a connected digital life. Zenbo monitors the home for emergency situations — such as falls — and immediately responds to them by notifying specified family members on their smartphones, no matter where they are. When they receive an emergency notification, family members can remotely control Zenbo to move nearby and use his built-in camera to visually check on their loved one. Zenbo is also a friendly companion who helps to bridge the digital divide between generations by making it easy to accomplish a variety of online tasks — including making video calls, using social media, shopping, and streaming movies and TV shows — using voice commands and guided help.

Zenbo is a fun and educational playmate for kids who entertains them with interactive stories and learning games that foster their creativity and logical thinking skills. With his high-quality, built-in stereo sound system, Zenbo can play children's favorite songs and even dance along to the music, making for fun playtime activity. Zenbo is also an expert storyteller who keeps children entertained during the day and helps them fall asleep at night. Zenbo includes a built-in library of stories that he tells in a variety of entertaining voices, while displaying accompanying images on his screen and controlling the room lighting to add a new level of interactivity and fun to story time. Zenbo also comes with educational games and an interactive encyclopedia that make learning fun.


In addition to working with seniors and kids, Zenbo is also a hands-free household helper who enriches the home with a broad range of skills that make life easier and more enjoyable. Zenbo can connect to and control many smart-home and traditional devices, including lights, TVs, air conditioners, and more. Homeowners can even use Zenbo's built-in screen to view visitors at the door and then unlock it with a simple voice command. He can also help out in the kitchen, reading recipes out loud and functioning as a voice-controlled timer, so home chefs can stay focused on cooking. With his built-in camera and ability to move around the house, Zenbo is a great family photographer who helps preserve special and everyday moments alike. When homeowners are away, Zenbo provides peace of mind that their home is safe by acting as a remote-controlled home security camera that is accessible from anywhere via an intuitive smartphone app.


ASUS uses an Intel® processor and Intel RealSense™ technology, enabling Zenbo’s interaction with people for a more natural and intuitive experience. Zenbo supports a growing number of custom apps that expand his capabilities and bring new features to users. The free Zenbo Developer Program provides members with access to the Zenbo SDK and a library of information they need to bring their creative ideas to life. Additionally, Zenbo Partners can work with ASUS to help build a rich, robotic ecosystem that will enhance Zenbo and enrich users’ lives.
For more information about ASUS Zenbo and the Zenbo Developer Program, visit zenbo.asus.com


Friday, January 13, 2017

[ROM][Full Firmware] ASUS ZenFone 2 ZE551ML Marshmallow WW-4.21.40.223


How to OTA update ? (Go to settings>About>System Update>Check for Update)
How to update Manual ? Place to Internal Storage>Restart>Click Update
How to update via ADB sideload ? Here 

ZENFONE 2 ZE551ML firmware: 

WW VERSION
WW-4.21.40.223

Description
ASUS ZenFone 2=ZE551ML(Z00AD/Z00ADA/Z00ADB/Z00ADC) software Image: V4.21.40.223 for WW SKU only* (andriod M)
Improvement Item:
1)Improve Wi-Fi/Bluetooth stability  
2)Update Security patch
3)Improve system stability 
4)Support India SOS call (India only)

Steps of Update: 
1.Check software version of your device**
2.Download device software and Update SOP (From “Manual” Item)
3.Only apply to same SKU update, Example: WW->WW, CN->CN, .
4.Software update cannot transfer the software SKU and downgrade the software version.
5.Wrong SKU may cause update failure, please update the same SKU version only.

*How to know the device model? 
Path: Settings->About-> Model number
Example: ASUS_T00I
**How to know the device software version? 
Path: Settings->About-> software information->Build number
***System upgrade may cause part of data missing, please buckup your important data before system upgrading.
File Size1.18 GB                                                2017.01.10  update
Download fromGlobal



Friday, January 13, 2017

[ROM][Full Firmware] ZenFone Max WW 8916-13.8.26.76 VoLTE update



ZENFONE Max firmware: 
WW VERSION
WW 8916-13.8.26.76

Description
Release Note
ASUS ZenFone Max (ZC550KL) Software Image Version: WW 8916_V 13.8.26.76 only for WW 8916 CPU SKU only*
Improve Items:
1. Several apps update
2. Support India SOS call

Steps of Update: 
1. Check software version of your device**
2. Only apply to same SKU update, Example: WW->WW, CN->CN, TW->TW.
3. Software update cannot transfer the software SKU and downgrade the software version.
4. Wrong SKU may cause update failure, please update the same SKU version only.
5. How to manual update firmware please refer to https://www.asus.com/support/faq/1009748.
*How to know the device model? 
Path: Settings->About-> Model number
Example: ASUS PadFone2
**How to know the device software version? 
Path: Settings->About-> software information->Build number
Example: CHT_PadFone2-user-10.4.17.15-UpdateLauncher
*System upgrade may cause part of data missing, please buckup your important data before system upgrading.
File Size1.45 GB                                                2017.01.12  update
Download fromGlobal

How to OTA update ? (Go to settings>About>System Update>Check for Update)
How to update Manual ? Place to Internal Storage>Restart>Click Update
How to update via ADB sideload ? Here 



Monday, January 09, 2017

ASUS begins rolling out Nougat update to ZenFone 3


The Zenfone 3 was launched during Computex on 30 May 2016. The new smartphone has reached the international market for the suggested price of $249. ZenFone 3 ZE552KL which comes with a 5.5-inch display, 4GB RAM and 64GB storage; and the ZE520KL with a 5.2-inch display, 3GB RAM and 32GB storage. ASUS made significant changes in the design of the new Zenfone 3. It’s thinner, sleeker and more durable with an all-metal aluminum-grade body.



It looks like the wait for Android Nougat on the ZenFone 3 ZE520KL and ZenFone 3 ZE552KL is almost over, as The firmware update has begun roll out to users in the Philippines, and will surely reach other supported another regions soon. In addition to the new Nougat update, and all the features that it contains Split screen, screen saver, etc (You can see the screenshots of nougat beta version here)


Thursday, January 05, 2017

ASUS Introduces ZenFone AR and ZenFone 3 Zoom at Zennovation CES 2017


ASUS Chairman Jonney Shih unveiled the ASUS ZenFone AR and ZenFone 3 Zoom smartphones during the Zennovation press event at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. ZenFone AR will be the world's first smartphone that is both Tango enabled and Daydream-ready. Tango is a set of sensors and computer-vision software by Google that enables smartphone augmented reality. Daydream is Google's platform for high-quality, mobile virtual reality and supports Daydream VR apps. ZenFone 3 Zoom is built for photography and extended use with the world's best smartphone camera and a large, 5000mAh battery.



ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom is a 5.5-inch smartphone designed to excel at photography with a dual-camera system that captures gorgeous photos and videos. It is also the world’s slimmest smartphone with a high-capacity, 5000mAh battery, giving users extended usage times without compromising style and portability.



ZenFone 3 Zoom’s innovative dual-camera system comprises two 12MP cameras, one with a f/1.7-aperture, 25mm wide-angle lens and a second with a 59mm lens. Users can instantly switch from the 25mm primary camera to the 59mm camera, giving them a 2.3X optical zoom that is perfect for portraits and capturing distant subjects. An improved TriTech+ autofocus system automatically chooses among three autofocus technologies — Dual Pixel PDAF, subject tracking autofocus, and second-generation laser focus — depending on the situation to achieve accurate focus in just 0.03 seconds, even when photographing moving subjects. 



Main camera use SONY IMX362 sensor, and for front camera using SONY IMX214. ZenFone 3 Zoom is also the first ASUS smartphone with SuperPixel camera technology that enables it to focus incredibly quickly and capture clear photos at night or in low-light environments. ASUS-exclusive hardware and software enhancements boost sensor light-sensitivity by up to four times by intelligently adjusting ISO levels while shooting and applying noise reduction in post-shot processing. SuperPixel technology enables the camera on ZenFone 3 Zoom to have 2.5-times (2.5X) greater light sensitivity than Apple® iPhone® 7 Plus[2] and 10-times (10X) that of an average smartphone.




ZenFone 3 Zoom has a high-capacity 5000mAh battery that is sculpted to fit in the phone’s super-slim, 7.9mm full-metal body. The phone weighs just 170 grams, yet with its large battery and powerful, efficient Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 625 processor it provides users with up to 42 days of standby time. The high-capacity battery also complements ZenFone 3 Zoom’s photographic capabilities, allowing users to shoot more photos, enjoy power-intensive operations like time-lapse photography, and capture up to 6.4 hours of continuous 4K UHD video on a single charge. ZenFone 3 Zoom can also double as a high-speed power bank for charging other devices.








ASUS ZenFone AR is a next-generation smartphone that represents a significant advance in mobile virtual-reality (VR) and augmented-reality (AR) technologies. It is the first smartphone that will be Tango enabled and Daydream-ready. Tango is a set of sensors and computer-vision software by Google that enables unique AR user experiences on a smartphone, such as AR gaming, AR utilities, and indoor navigation.



This breakthrough in size and weight is made by possible the innovative ASUS TriCam™ system, a three-camera system consisting of a 23MP main camera, motion-tracking camera, and depth-sensing camera. Unlike three-camera systems in other devices, the design of the ASUS TriCam system clusters its array of cameras to reduce their footprint within the phone, enabling the entire phone to be thinner and lighter.



Daydream is Google's platform for high quality, mobile virtual reality and supports Daydream VR apps. ZenFone AR was developed in close cooperation with Google to deliver the best Tango and Daydream experiences.



ZenFone AR features a powerful Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 821 processor that is optimized for Tango, and is the world's first smartphone with 8GB of RAM.



ZenFone AR's powerful performance and innovative camera work in conjunction with Tango to enable smooth and compelling smartphone AR experiences. A beautiful, 5.7-inch WQHD Super AMOLED display and a new five-magnet speaker makes Daydream VR apps, games, and videos more immersive and entertaining. Android™ 7.0 ‘Nougat’ lets users get the most out of ZenFone AR with new multitasking features and other enhancements that deliver a great mobile experience.


Wednesday, January 04, 2017

ASUS Announces ZenFone AR ZS571


ASUS ZenFone AR is a next-generation smartphone that represents a significant advance in mobile virtual-reality (VR) and augmented-reality (AR) technologies. It is the first smartphone that will be Tango enabled and Daydream-ready. Tango is a set of sensors and computer-vision software by Google that enables unique AR user experiences on a smartphone, such as AR gaming, AR utilities, and indoor navigation[1]. Daydream is Google's platform for high quality, mobile virtual reality and supports Daydream VR apps. ZenFone AR was developed in close cooperation with Google to deliver the best Tango and Daydream experiences.

ZenFone AR is the thinnest and lightest Tango enabled device. This breakthrough in size and weight is made by possible the innovative ASUS TriCam™ system, a three-camera system consisting of a 23MP main camera, motion-tracking camera, and depth-sensing camera. Unlike three-camera systems in other devices, the design of the ASUS TriCam system clusters its array of cameras to reduce their footprint within the phone, enabling the entire phone to be thinner and lighter.

ZenFone AR features a powerful Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 821 processor that is optimized for Tango, and is the world's first smartphone with 8GB of RAM. ZenFone AR's powerful performance and innovative camera work in conjunction with Tango to enable smooth and compelling smartphone AR experiences. A beautiful, 5.7-inch WQHD Super AMOLED display and a new five-magnet speaker makes Daydream VR apps, games, and videos more immersive and entertaining. Android™ 7.0 ‘Nougat’ lets users get the most out of ZenFone AR with new multitasking features and other enhancements that deliver a great mobile experience.



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