ASUS Zenfone 2 Notification Screen
ASUS Zenfone 2 Notification ScreenIBTimes India

Mobile arm of the Taiwanese consumer electronics giant Asus has released Zenfone 2 model specific firmware to fix numerous bugs.

The new update (version: V2.20.40.164_20160107_6983(MR9.13)) is seeding to Zenfone 2 (ZE551ML). It is around 74MB in size and patches sudden phone hang-up (reported in Russia) glitch, display of wrong network name, PosteMobile NFC issue and many other bugs [check-out the full list below].

Besides fixing the bugs, the new firmware also brings new features such as Android for Work and screenshot sound settings option.

How to Install firmware update on smartphones via OTA [Over-The-Air]:

If Asus Zenfone 2 series owners get the update notifications, then they need to select -- "Yes, Download" option >> then, after downloading, select >> "Install now". The phone will restart automatically and the OS will be updated to the new version.

Since the OTA (Over-The-Air) roll-out process is carried out in phases, it will take a few weeks to reach all corners of the world.

Until then, the users can also check manually on the Zenfone 2 by going to – 'Settings' >> 'About phone' >> 'System update' >> 'Check Now';

Here's the official Asus firmware update change-log list:

  • Fixed video sound issue.
  • Fixed Google play stop service.
  • Fixed SD cards issue.
  • Fixed SmartBox not read the phone issue.
  • Fixed cannot control the volume of YouTube when using miracast.
  • Fixed the issue of displaying wrong operator name when roaming and searching network.
  • Fixed phone hang-up issue in Russia
  • Fixed PosteMobile NFC issue (ZE551ML only)
  • Improve ASUS ZenUI Launcher stability
  • Improve Cell Broadcast stability
  • Fix the failure to share Photo Collage picture via Email
  • Several Apps update
  • Improve power usage of Email App

New features:

  • Screenshot sound settings option added
  • Support Android for Work