Friday, May 19, 2017

ASUS ZenFone 4 2017 to Debut in Computex Taiwan on May 29


ASUS officially sent an invitation to Computex for the media. Press conference will be held at 29/5/2017. In this press conference ASUS will introduce their new products such as Notebook, 2 in 1, Tablet, and Smartphone. ASUS recently said that the new generation of ZenFone will be called ZenFone 4.

Last week from ASUS Infestor Conference document suggested that ASUS ZenFone 4 lineup divided by 3 categories. "Empowering Luxury for Everyone" with ZenFone 4 Max, "Premier Luxury" with ZenFone 4 (2017 Edition) and "Ultimate Luxury" with ZenFone 4S.


ZenFone 4 Max, ZenFone 4 and ZenFone 4s are expected to use new Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. From the document also showed ZenFone 4 Max design, It will have dual camera and fingerprint scanner at home button below the screen.




Thursday, May 18, 2017

[ROM][Android 7.1.1] ASUS ZenFone 3 Max ZC553KL Official Nougat Firmware


In this post I will share Full Firmware .zip Nougat for ASUS ZenFone 3 Max ZC553KL. Before you update to Nougat make sure backup your data and update to the latest Marshmallow. To OTA or automatic update, go to settings>about>system update>check for update if you want manual update you can download the firmware via links below,

ZENFONE 3 Max ZC553KL Nougat Official firmware: 
WW VERSION
Version WW-14.0200.1704.119 (WW)

Description
ASUS ZenFone3 Max (ZC553KL) X00DD Software Image Version:14.0200.1704.119 For WW SKU only* (Android N)
Improve Items:
1)Update to Android N 7.1.1 Nougat.
2)4G+3G features: SIM2 upgrade from 2G to 3G(only for TW)
3)Solved the glove mode does not work
4)Improve auto mode triggered G sensor focus shaking sensitivity of the problem
5)"Remove ""Share Link""
For user who upgrade from Android M to Android N, ASUS Share link will not work properly, please use the following alternative solutions.

Other alternative apps:
If you want to share files across LAN, you can use ASUS file manager's Network place and wireless transfer function.
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.asus.filemanager

If you want to useWiFi hotspotto share files toWindows 10 PCor Android devices, you can also use ""ZenLink"" which is compatible with Share Link. This app is expect to be on the google play in December
http://www.zenui.com/zenlink/"
6)"Remove redundant app shortcuts “Audio Wizard”, “Splendid”, “System update” and “Flashlight” from all apps menu.

How to turn on Audio Wizard? (System settings > Sound& Vibration > Audio Wizard or Quick settings > Add Audio wizard tile)
How to check system update? (System settings > System Update)
How to turn on flashlight? (Quick settings > Flashlight)
=> For users who upgraded from Android M to Android N and have upgraded ASUS Flashlight from Google Play Store before (Flashlight APK 
still exist in their data partition), they can still launch ASUS Flashlight from all apps menu."
7)"Remove “Tap and hold to show menu” form Settings > ASUS customized settings > Touch key setting.
Add “Tap and hold to activate Multi-window ” in Touch key setting."
8)"Quick Settingssupportsmultiple pages,user can swipe left to right to see more quick settings if using more than 12.
User can enteredit screenbytapthe edit button on top right corner to determine which settings enabling or disabling."
9)"Split “Ringtone & Notifications” volume bar into “Ringtone” and “Notification” volume bars on “Volume Panel” and “Sound & Vibration” Settings.
Users can apply this feature by disabling “Sync volumes” from “Settings” -> “Sound & Vibration”."
10)ZenUI Keyboard added New Unicode code 9.0 emoji and skin tone.
11)Remove ShakeShake from ZenMotion.
12)The preloaded Holo Spiral, Bubbles, Black Hole, and Phase Beam live wallpapers are not compatible with Android N and will be removed after system update.
13)"Update the home workspace.
For user who upgrade from Android M to Android N and do Factory reset, the home workspace will be updated to the new layout."
14)"For user who use Easy mode, a Launcher app menu will show on the screen after upgrading from Android M to Android N. 
Please select your default launcher again."

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.
*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 Size1.8 GB Full Firmware
Download from
Full Firmware

How to Update with this .zip ROM ?

  1. Via ADB Sideload or
  2. Copy and Paste this .zip to Internal Storage ( Update notice will be pop up in your zenfone screen) and click update. or
  3. Update via SDCard (Copy and paste .zip to SD Card then open recovery and choose apply update from sdcard)


Thursday, May 11, 2017

ASUS Targets Computex 2017 to Introduce ZenFone 4, ZenFone 4s, and ZenFone 4 Max


Latest report from ASUS infestor conference suggested that ASUS will possibly launch ZenFone 4, ZenFone 4s, and ZenFone 4 Max at Computex 2017. The latest leak from ASUS Infestor Conference document suggested that ASUS ZenFone 4 lineup divided by 3 categories. "Empowering Luxury for Everyone" with ZenFone 4 Max, "Premier Luxury" with ZenFone 4 (2017 Edition) and "Ultimate Luxury" with ZenFone 4S.

The specifications from ZenFone 4 Max, ZenFone 4, and ZenFone 4s is not available yet but ZenFone 4 Max image was appeared on the document, while image from ZenFone 4, and ZenFone 4s still not available.


ZenFone 4 Max will replace previous generation of ZenFone 3 Max with similar approach, big battery and luxury but affordable.


ZenFone 4 will replace ZenFone 3 from 2016 with luxury design, good specifications.


ZenFone 4s will replace ZenFone 3 Deluxe with High-end Specifications and ultimate luxury.


Sunday, May 07, 2017

[ROM][Android 7.0] ASUS ZenFone 3 Ultra ZU680KL Official Nougat Firmware


In this post I will share Full Firmware .zip Nougat for ASUS ZenFone 3 Ultra ZU680KL. Before you update to Nougat make sure backup your data and update to the latest Marshmallow. To OTA or automatic update, go to settings>about>system update>check for update if you want manual update you can download the firmware via links below,

ZENFONE 3 Ultra ZU680KL Nougat Official firmware: 
WW VERSION
Version WW-14.1010.1703.42 (WW) 

Description
ASUS ZenFone 3 Ultra=ZU680KL(A001) software Image: V14.1010.1703.42 for WW SKU only*
Improvement Item:
1.Remove "Share Link"
Please use the following alternative solutions: If you want to share files across LAN, you can use ASUS file manager's Network 
place and wireless transfer function. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.asus.filemanager. If you want to use 
WiFi hotspot to share files to Windows 10 PC or Android devices, you can also use "ZenLink" which is compatible with Share 
Link. This app is expect to be on the google play in December
http://www.zenui.com/zenlink/

2.Remove redundant app shortcuts “Audio Wizard”, “Splendid”, “System update” and “Flashlight” from all apps menu.
* How to turn on Audio Wizard? (System settings > Sound& Vibration > Audio Wizard or Quick settings > Add Audio wizard tile)
* How to turn on Splendid? (System settings > Display > Splendid)
* How to check system update? (System settings > System Update)
* How to turn on flashlight? (Quick settings > Flashlight)
=> For users who upgraded from Android M to Android N and have upgraded ASUS Flashlight from Google Play Store before 
(Flashlight APK still exist in their data partition), they can still launch ASUS Flashlight from all apps menu.

3.Remove ”PC Suite”.

4.Remove “Tap and hold to show menu” form Settings > ASUS customized settings > Touch key setting. Add “Tap and hold to 
activate Multi-window ” in Touch key setting.
5.Quick Settings supports multiple pages, user can swipe left to right to see more quick settings if using more than 12. User can 
enter edit screen by tap the edit button on top right corner to determine which settings enabling or disabling.

6.Split “Ringtone & Notifications” volume bar into “Ringtone” and “Notification” volume bars on “Volume Panel” and “Sound & 
Vibration” Settings.
Users can apply this feature by disabling “Sync volumes” from “Settings” -> “Sound & Vibration”

7.ZenUI Keyboard added New Unicode code 9.0 emoji and skin tone.
8.Remove ShakeShake from ZenMotion.
9.The preloaded Holo Spiral, Bubbles, Black Hole, and Phase Beam live wallpapers are not compatible with Android N and will 
be removed after system update.
10.Add bundled notifications switch. (Settings > Notification > Configure notifications)
When multiple notifications for a single app are received, they can be bundled together into a single group. This group can be 
expanded to see the individual messages.
11.Update the home workspace: For user who upgrade from Android M to Android N and do Factory reset, the home workspace 
will be updated to the new layout.
12.For user who use Easy mode, a Launcher app menu will show on the screen after upgrading.
13.Fix that the number of CPU cores are displayed incorrectly
14.Fix Russian string issue


For more information please refer to:
TW:http://www.asus.com/zentalk/tw/ReleaseNotes
WW:http://www.asus.com/zentalk/ReleaseNotes

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_Z00ED
**How to know the device software version? 
Path: Settings->About-> software information->Build number
File Size1.8 GB Full Firmware
Download from
Full Firmware

How to Update with this .zip ROM ?

  1. Via ADB Sideload or
  2. Copy and Paste this .zip to Internal Storage ( Update notice will be pop up in your zenfone screen) and click update. or
  3. Update via SDCard (Copy and paste .zip to SD Card then open recovery and choose apply update from sdcard)


Saturday, May 06, 2017

ASUS may have leaked new ZenFone Series, ZenFone 4

ZenFone 3 Ultra

The company published what is believed to be the new ZenFone 4 Series on ASUS Royal Club Online Booking System, which offers the original maintenance service for ASUS products.
ZenFone 4 Max at ASUS Royal Club, Courtesy of SOGI.com.tw

Although we haven't hear any rumors about new generation of ZenFone will use ZenFone 4 Series or not because in 2014 ASUS released their first intel based android smartphone with ZenFone 4 name. 

Back to the URL in question. The only thing that it does reveal is the phone's model number, ZC554KL. There is a drop down menu on ASUS Royal Club Online Booking System and you can choose ZC554KL or ZenFone 4 Max.  

ASUS first launched ZenFone series of mobile phones had sold the name of the ZenFone 4 4.5-inch mobile phone, the outside world has always been curious ZenFone 3 after the next generation of products, ASUS will be how to ZenFone phone named, is inherited the previous generation launched ZenFone 4 , Or a new series of names come out from the ASUS Royal Club online booking system, it seems that the answer. ASUS is still planning to ZenFone 4 series name introduced new products, and the internal code ZC554KL ZenFone 4 Max should be a 5.5-inch mobile phone, and the main Max product of the large battery.

Source


Wednesday, April 19, 2017

How to Root ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom ZE553KL


Today Zenfoneblog will share how to Root ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom ZE553KL. This tutorial will void your warranty and erase your data. So DWYOR and backup your data before perform this tutorial.

Tutorial How to Root ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom:

  1. Unlock Bootloader your ZenFone 3 Zoom (Download unlock APK)
  2. Install APK and unlock bootloader
  3. Download SuperSU and place it to ZenFone 3 Zoom Storage/microSD (Download)
  4. Download and Install ADB Fastboot tool to your PC/Laptop (Download)
  5. Activate USB debugging at Settings>Developer Options (To show developer options go to Settings>about>software information>and Tap 7x build number)
  6. Connect ZenFone 3 Zoom to PC/Laptop
  7. Download TWRP Recovery for ZenFone 3 Zoom (Download)
  8. At TWRP folder press shift+right click >open command here and Type adb devices if devices connected then type adb reboot bootloader then zenfone 3 zoom will enter fastboot mode
  9. In Fastboot mode flash TWRP by typing fastboot flash recovery.img and wait until complete
  10. Then type at CMD fastboot reboot reboot press volume down and press volume up and choose recovery
  11. In TWRP Recovery choose install zip
  12. Search supersu you download earlier in zenfone 3 storage and install it
  13. Done


Wednesday, April 19, 2017

ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom Unlock Bootloader Tool


Today Asus ZenFone Blog will share how to unlock bootloader on ZenFone 3 Zoom ZE553KL. Please note Unlock Bootloader will void your warranty and erase your data (full wipe) so backup your data before unlock bootloader. This tool only work on ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom Android M with V10.40.47.85 firmware version or above.

DescriptionVersion UnlockTool_2017_0803(android M)
Unlock Device App: Unlock boot loader
Notice:
1. Update your software image to V10.40.47.85 or latest version
2. Before you download, install, and use the Unlock Device App you 
acknowledge and assume complete risk to the quality and performance of this App, 
including but not limited to the following: once you activate the App you will not be able 
to recover your ASUS product (“Original Product”) back to original locked conditions; 
the Original Product with the activated App will not be deemed the Original Product;
the Revised Product will no longer be covered under the warranty of the Original Product; 
the software of Revised Product will no longer be deemed the software of the 
Original Product and can no longer receive ASUS software updates;
your purchased digital content may also be affected.

You also acknowledge ASUS does not guarantee service satisfaction to any 
Revised Product, including events involving paid service requested by you to be 
performed to the Revised Product.
Furthermore, such repaired Revised Product will not be covered under the warranty of 
the Original Product; the software of the repaired Revised Product will not be deemed 
the software of the Original Product and will not receive ASUS software updates. 
It is strongly advised that you avoid activating this App unless you fully understand 
and accept the risks that may arise.
File Size786.22 KBytesupdate 2017/03/19
Download fromGlobal




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