Showing posts with label Padfone S. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Padfone S. Show all posts
Monday, November 16, 2015

Android 6.0 Marshmallow plan for ASUS Smartphones



Android 6.0 "Marshmallow" is a version of the Android mobile operating system. First unveiled in May 2015 at Google I/O under the codename "Android 'M'", it was officially released in October 2015.

Marshmallow primarily focuses on improving the overall user experience of Lollipop, introducing a new permissions architecture, new APIs for contextual assistants (a feature notably leveraged by "Google Now On Tap"—a new capability of the Google Search app), a new power management system that reduces background activity when a device is not being physically handled, native support for fingerprint recognition and USB Type-C connectors, the ability to migrate data to a microSD card and use it as primary storage, as well as other internal changes.

Today on Zentalk, ASUS Official Forum announced ASUS Smartphones which get Android Marshmallow upgrade support.

Here the list:


Device Name Device Code
Asus Zenfone 2 FHD ZE551ML
Asus Zenfone 2 HD ZE550ML
Asus Zenfone Selfie ZD551KL
Asus Zenfone 2 Laser 5.5" ZE550KL
Asus Zenfone 2 Laser 5" 3G ZE500KG
Asus Zenfone 2 Laser 5" LTE ZE500KL
Asus Zenfone 2 Laser 6" ZE601KL
Asus Zenfone 2 Laser 6" ZE600KL
Asus Zenfone 2 Deluxe/Special Edition ZE551ML
Asus Padfone S PF500KL


Sunday, October 18, 2015

[Android 6.0] CyanogenMod 13.0 For ASUS PadFone S/X


CyanogenMod 13 will be the next version of the world’s most popular custom ROM for Android, and based on Android version 6.0 Marshmallow. Couple days ago XDA Recognized Developer Quarx succeed to build CyanogenMod 13 for ASUS Padfone S. The ROM is Boot-able but still in alpha stage with several bugs and maybe cause random problems but it's a huge steps to further development of ASUS Padfone S/X.

How to Install CyanogenMod 13 on ASUS Padfone S/X :

  1. Make sure you have installed custom recovery like CWM/TWRP. If doesn't Download: CWM/TWRP and flash .img via fastboot mode.
  2. Unlock bootloader (Be aware! Unlock tested only on 11.10.7.18, 11.10.7.17, 11.10.7.11, 11.10.7.6, 11.10.6.1, 12.2.2.21, 12.2.2.13) with CrowLock_RC3.zip
  3. Wipe Data
  4. Flash the zip (Download CM 13 .zip )
  5. Install Gapps (download)
  6. Reboot and be enjoy CM13.0!

Known bugs: 

  1. Dock/PAD not work. 
  2. Camera can't save photos. 
  3. Probably more bugs....
  4. Do it with your own Risks

Screenshoots:





Do it with your own Risks

Original post and Thread on XDA


Thursday, October 01, 2015

ASUS PadFone S2 to be first to use Snapdragon 820



Padfone S First Gen
Industry analysts microblogging Pan Jiutang said Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor for December 2015 was shipped, Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor available for smart phones, at least until March 2016. so Now it seems to grab the first branch 820 processor, mobile phone, is likely to be the Asus PadFone S2.



Weibo account Leaksfly on July 17, when a logout information indicating Asus Padfone S2 will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor with 4GB of memory, a capacity 32,64GB optional 5.5-2K screen, battery 3060mAh ; As with Tablet Station screen is 10 inches, the battery is 5100mAh, 20.7 MP main camera, front camera 8 MP

If PadFone S2 is really launched in early March next year, and perhaps more likely to be the first smartphone equipped with Snapdragon 820 processor.
Source: Weibo account @ Leaksfly, PhoneArena, Twitter accountevleaks .



Tuesday, June 23, 2015

[ROM] ASUS Padfone S PF500KL Lollipop Update Firmware


Android 5.0 Lollipop For ASUS Padfone S PF500KL. Please note: only update same SKU Version (TW->TW, WW->WW, CHT->CHT) or the upadate will be fail. 

How to Upgrade to Lollipop :

  1. Please make sure update software version V11.10.7.17 first before update to software version V12.2.2.13 (lollipop)
  2. Download V11.10.7.17 from Here
  3. For V11.10.7.17 which you download from above, put the file to the device root directory directly. 
  4. For V12.2.2.13 which you download from below then put the file to the device root directory / Internal Storage

ASUS Padfone S Lollipop firmware: 
TW VERSION
Version V12.2.2.13(TW) 
DescriptionASUS Padfone S PF500KL software Image: V12.2.2.13 for TW SKU only** Please note that Android 5.0 Lollipop does not support some pre-installed apps.


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, TW->TW.
4. Software update cannot transfer the software SKU.
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 Size1.02GB
Download fromGlobal


ASUS Padfone S Lollipop firmware: 
WW VERSION
Version V12.2.2.21 (WW)
DescriptionASUS Padfone S PF500KL software Image: V12.2.2.21  for WW SKU only** Please note that Android 5.0 Lollipop does not support some pre-installed apps.


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, TW->TW.
4. Software update cannot transfer the software SKU.
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 Size1.02GB
Download fromGlobal



Thursday, February 19, 2015

ASUS Padfone S PF500KL 3GB RAM 64GB Storage Pictures + Antutu


Couple days ago Asus Zenfone Blog Posted About ASUS will launch new Padfone S variant with 3GB RAM and 64 GB Storage. Padfone S equipped with 5 inch Super IPS Display, 1080 x 1920 pixels (~441 ppi pixel density), Corning Gorilla Glass, Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat), and powered by Qualcomm MSM8974AB Snapdragon 801, Quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400, Adreno 330. But the new variant add more storage and RAM, 3GB RAM and 64GB ROM.

Pictures:

64GB Internal Storage

3GB RAM



Antutu Score:

Antutu Benchmark PF500KL with 3GB RAM+64 Storage




Wednesday, February 18, 2015

How to Flash ASUS Padfone S PF500KL



Today Asus Zenfone Blog will share tutorial How to Flash ASUS Padfone S PF500KL with stock firmware/update firmware. With this method (method 2) you can flash your padfone s in case your padfone s is bootloop or can't enter homescreen. These methods will wipe all your data, so backup first before you do this tutorial.


Method 1 (Update/Flash via Internal Storage)


  1. Download the .zip firmware from ASUS website : http://www.asus.com/Phones/PadFone_S_PF500KL/HelpDesk_Download/ (Driver and Tools> Select OS Android> Firmware) Make Sure you download the same SKU with your Padfone S ( TW>TW, WW>WW). you can see your SKU at Build Number
  2. After Download .zip firmware, then place it to Padfone S internal storage (not sdcard)
  3. Then go to settings>About>System Update>Check for Update
  4. Wait for Notification to update (If no notification try rebooting device)
  5. Choose the .zip package and wait until finish.

Method 2 (Flash via Recovery)

  1. Download the .zip firmware from ASUS website : http://www.asus.com/Phones/PadFone_S_PF500KL/HelpDesk_Download/ (Driver and Tools> Select OS Android> Firmware) Make Sure you download the same SKU with your Padfone S ( TW>TW, WW>WW). you can see your SKU at Build Number
  2. After Download .zip firmware, then place it to SDCard
  3. Insert SDCard to Padfone S
  4. Turn off Padfone S then enter recovery by pressing power+volume down
  5. After above image shows, choose 1. boot to recovery Mode
  6. Then at Recovery mode, choose wipe data and factory reset
  7. Choose apply update from external storage, and choose your .zip firmware
  8. Wait until Finish


Saturday, January 31, 2015

PF500KL Padfone S New Version will be launch in February (3GB RAM/64GB)




Besides of Zenfone Series, Padfone S become high success too. A powerful & enhanced mobile experience–Meet the PadFone S, the unique ASUS innovation that combines the best of the smartphone and tablet.

PadFone S perfectly demonstrates ASUS’s unique and innovative design philosophy. It is an effortless convergent device that combines technology and style. With PadFone S, you can enjoy the options of different screen sizes that are optimized for different user scenarios.

The PadFone S is a premium LTE smartphone with a 5-inch Full HD display that becomes an 8.9-inch Full HD tablet when docked into its companion PadFone S Station. It removes the redundant data syncing and duplication of data plans, providing users with an incredibly light and uncompromised premium experience. App layouts are optimized to fit the two different displays, ensuring you get the best possible experience in each mode.

According to my internal source and ASUS Taiwan Official Website, They will be launch new type of Padfone S which have 3GB RAM and 64GB Internal Storage. But the main Processor will be same as the old one, Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AB (Quad Core @ 2.3GHz)
Here is the Full Specifications of ASUS Padfone S:

ASUS Padfone S PF500KL
Platform Android 4.4 (KitKat) equipped ZenUI
Color Ceramic White / Obsidian Red
Product Size
PadFone deformation phone 143.93 x 72.46 x 9.98 ~ cm (width x length x height) PadFone tablet dock 250.4 x 172.25 x 11.63 ~ cm (width x length x height)
Weight 150 g (with battery) PadFone tablet base 514 g
CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AB (Quad Core @ 2.3GHz)
Memory 2 GB / 3 GB RAM
Data storage applications 16GB / 64GB built-in storage space **

5GB lifelong ASUS Webstorage
Memory Slot Micro-SD card (up to 64 GB)
Link Technology WLAN 802.11a / b / g / N / ac

USB 2.0

Bluetooth V4.0

NFC
single SIM card slot Micro SIM
Internet technical standards LTE / WCDMA

DC-HSPA + download speed: 42 Mbps / upload speed: 5.76 Mbps

LTE: the maximum download speed 150 Mbps / upload speed: 50 Mbps 3G: WCDMA: 900/1900/2100 2G: GSM: 850/900/1800/1900

4G: FDD-LTE: 700/900/1800/1900/2100/2600 * 2
Other features
Support GPS A-GPS
Battery 2300 mAh lithium battery PadFone tablet dock 4990 mAh lithium battery
Standby time 417/528 hours (2G / 3G)

Talk time

30/22 hours (2G / 3G)
Camera front camera 2 million pixel

camera on the back of 13 million pixels

PixelMaster

PadFone tablet dock front lens 1 million pixels
Video features
Video playback: up to 1080p MPEG4

MPEG4

H.264

AVC H.264

H.263

H.264 1080pHD

3GP

Ogg

Audio Recording:

H264 AVC

MPEG-4 SP

MPEG-4 ASP

VP8

VP9

MPEG4 up to 1080p @ 30fps

MPEG4 up to 1080p @ 30fps

H.263

H.264

H.263 VGA @ 24fps

H.263 VGA @ 30fps

H.263 QVGA @ 15fps

@ 720p H.264 Video Encode Decode @ 1080p

H.264HD 1080p

H.264 1080p @ 30fps Video Encode and Decode

3GP
Gravity sensor / electronic compass / proximity sensor / ambient light sensor

ASUS TAIWAN


Thursday, January 08, 2015

Asus Padfone S Test Code (Hardware Test)



Today i want to teach you how to enable Test Mode on your Padfone S

1.Turn on Your Padfone S
2. Click on Calculator
3. Then Type .12345+=



Saturday, December 27, 2014

TWRP Recovery for ASUS Padfone S T00N PF500KL


DWYOR (Do it With your Own Risk)


TWRP-ASUS-PAdfone-S-t00N


Requirements:


  • Rooted Padfone S
  • Terminal Manager (Download from Playstore)
  • Backup your data first before perform this action.

Download TWRP Recovery img:

Instructions:

  • Download file above and place it to internal memory
  • Open Terminal Manager and Type: 

dd if=asus_t00n_twrp_2_7_1_1.img of=/dev/block/platform/msm_sdcc.1/by-name/recovery

  • Then re-opened to recovery, after the reboot, when the ASUS logo disappears about 60 seconds and so on, press power button, you can see the TWRP menu Hello. I have not verified all the features, free to try again, please remember to interested backup your mobile phone data.


Saturday, December 27, 2014

Why the application hangs or loss of data while inserting PadFone to Station?


Why the application hangs or loss of data while inserting PadFone to Station?

One of the main features of the PadFone series is the Dynamic Display technology. In short it’s the switching between the screens while still staying in the active app without the loss of data. It enables seamless transfer of applications from the phone to the tablet.

If the application is abnormal while inserting PadFone to Station, please try to enable "Keep all applications alive". You may refer to the steps below for more information.

Steps

1. Tap on "Application"





2. Tap on "Settings" option.





3. Select "ASUS customized settings" from Settings menu.





4. Select "PadFone Settings"





5. Select "Dynamic display switch list"





6. Find the app which you want to enable Dynamic display and check the box.





7. Slide the "Keep all applications alive" switch to the "ON" position.



Friday, December 26, 2014

[Benchmarking] ASUS Padfone S, Super Phone from ASUS



If there’s a word better than awesome we’d use it, the Padfone S is going to make everybody scream with excitement, not only it is impressive in its hardware performance and quality, it’s price tag is going to make many smartphone makers worry and it only costs an additional cheap price for the phone’s tablet station, you get a high performance smartphone and tablet in an extremely affordable package.







Friday, December 26, 2014

Unboxing and Specifications ASUS Padfone S PF500KL




Also known as Asus PadFone S PF500KL
Network Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE
Launch Announced 2014, March
Status Available. Released 2014, July
Body Dimensions 143.4 x 72.5 x 10 mm (5.65 x 2.85 x 0.39 in)
Weight 150 g (5.29 oz)
SIM Micro-SIM
- Padfone Station with 9 inches IPS display, 1920 x 1200 pixels, 4990 mAh battery, front camera. 250.4 x 172.3 x 11.6 mm, 514 grams
Display Type Super IPS+ LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 1080 x 1920 pixels, 5.0 inches (~441 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes, up to 10 fingers
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass
Platform OS Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat)
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8974AB Snapdragon 801
CPU Quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400
GPU Adreno 330
Memory Card slot microSD, up to 64 GB
Internal 16 GB, 2 GB RAM
Camera Primary 13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection
Video 2160p@12-25fps, 1080p@30fps, 720p@60fps
Secondary 2 MP, 1080p@30fps
Sound Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
Comms WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth v4.0, A2DP
GPS Yes, with A-GPS
NFC Yes
Radio TBC
USB microUSB v2.0 (SlimPort TV-out), USB Host
Features Sensors Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Browser HTML5
Java Yes, via Java MIDP emulator
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
- ASUS WebStorage (50 GB storage)
- MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player
- MP4/H.264 player
- Document viewer
- Photo/video editor
Battery
Stand-by Up to 417 h (2G) / Up to 528 h (3G)
Talk time Up to 30 h (2G) / Up to 22 h (3G)
Misc Colors Titanium Black, Platinum White, Dark Ruby

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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

How to Root ASUS Padfone S PF500KL



ASUS PadFone


A powerful & enhanced mobile experience–Meet the PadFone S,
the unique ASUS innovation that combines the best of the smartphone and tablet.

Caution: Rooting your phone may void your warranty! So I'm not responsible for any damages. Do it with your own risk!

ROOTMaster application can ROOT your device without PC or any software. Its just an application. But it can ROOT your device & it has many more features.

Features of ROOTMaster
● Without a computer, data cable, bid farewell to the cumbersome procedures, direct phone end ROOT
● A key management system boot entry, improve the speed of the phone up and running
● Phone memory for the system to optimize weight, built-in software to easily uninstall
● Precise management of all software running permissions, more stable and more power


How to Root:

  1. Go to Settings>Security>Tick "Unknown Sources"
  2. Install APK
  3. Click Root
  4. Download SUperSU / Superuser from Playstore

Download:

Root Master for ASUS Padfone S A500KL



Tuesday, May 27, 2014

ASUS PadFone S

ASUS today (5/27) for the first time exposed the upcoming Computex 2014 launch of the new ASUS PadFone S deformation phone model PF550KL, we can think of him as an international version of the U.S. AT & T custom machine PadFone X's. ASUS PadFone S is a 4G LTE phone. Equipped with a 5-inch 1080P Full HD screen, Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 2.3GHz quad-core processor, 2GB RAM / 16GB ROM, supports up to 64GB of microSD expansion, and with 13 million / 2 million pixel camera. Also ASUS PadFone S built 2,300 mAh battery, also has basic living water repellent, 200cm anti-drop, NFC, and wireless charging and other functions. ASUS PadFone S uses a flat base 9-inch 1,920 x 1,200 pixles screen, Built-in 100-megapixel front camera, dual front stereo speakers and 4,990 mAh battery. ASUS PadFone S will be published before 2014/6/2 ASUS Computex 2014 exhibition will be officially announced, scheduled July launch of the Taiwan market, the price of the phone + tablet dock is expected to pressure in the NT $ 20,000, lower than most flagship models . SOURCE







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