How to Update Asus ZenFone 5 and 6 to Android 5.0 Lollipop v188.8.131.52
Asus finally has started rolling out the Android 5.0 Lollipop update for ZenFone 5 and and ZenFone 6 users. The software update 184.108.40.206 is being released over-the-air (OTA), and is currently seeding for ZenFone 5 models A500CG and A501CG, and ZenFone 6 models A600CG and A601CG.
The company has listed a changelog after the 5.0 Lollipop update on both of its ZenFone series devices, which include removal of some pre-installed apps such as:
- Battery widget
- PhotoFrame widget
- Google Text-To-Speech
- Movie Studio
- Cloud Print
- Magic Smoke wallpapers
So if you own one of these two ZenFone device and interested in updating it to the latest Lollipop version, follow the below guide. However, before you start proceeding with the steps, make sure you back up the important data and settings on the device.
Disclaimer: TechFrag will not be held liable for any potential damage caused to your device as a result of following this guide. So users are advised to proceed at their own risk.
Install Android 5.0 Lollipop on ZenFone 5 and 6
Step 1: Download Android 5.0 Lollipop OTA update for your ZenFone from the above links.
Step 2: Connect the phone to the computer via USB cable, and transfer the downloaded file to either the internal or external storage of the phone.
Step 3: Unplug the USB cable from the phone.
Step 4: You should see a notification on the notification bar in a few seconds.
Step 5: Now apply the update.
Step 6: Once the installation process is completed, reboot the phone.
That it! Enjoy the new Android version running on your ZenFone 5/6.
For any queries related to the tutorial, head over to the official Asus ZenTalk thread.
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