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: 
Version WW-14.1010.1703.42 (WW) 

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. 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

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:

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)

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