Asus Zenfone 5 A500CG (2014)
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  • AnonD-279813

AnonD-308768, 03 Oct 2014Dear tomaz thanks for the update ..can u tell me is that a full ... moreNot in my case, but I think it's best to follow the screaming on this thread for all that could go wrong ;)

  • AnonD-279813

AnonD-314791, 03 Oct 2014Ive already updated to 1.18.40.10 through ota before trying kitk... moreCorrect

  • AnonD-314791

AnonD-279813, 03 Oct 2014If you do not yet have 1.18.10, then download and install that o... moreIve already updated to 1.18.40.10 through ota before trying kitkat.

so all i need to do is upgrade now. By extracting this to root.and installing Manually. Is that all?

  • AnonD-308768

AnonD-279813, 03 Oct 20141.18.40.10 is needed to avoid crashes in the middle of Kitkat in... moreDear tomaz thanks for the update ..can u tell me is that a full kitkat version...
Is there any issues with it

  • AminArmani

AnonD-279813, 03 Oct 20141.18.40.10 is needed to avoid crashes in the middle of Kitkat in... moreDear Tomazz. I wanna thank you for the early firmware link and guidance for these update process. I successfully installed the KitKat update after failed during ota and adb sideload method.
To anyone who is rooted and messed/modified the system with xposed/adaway/buildprop etc it is advised to download whole KitKat fota file and do a manual installation like Tomazz said. Hats off.

  • AnonD-298283

does any one getting a copper burning smell on zenfone 5 where the processor is present as i was getting the smell lately by 10 mins as i played a game with is constructor city, if no one has this problem then tell me what to do about this problem?
thank you in advance

  • AnonD-279813

AnonD-308768, 03 Oct 2014Dear tomaz ...please help...earlier I did fota update of 1.18.40... more1.18.40.10 is needed to avoid crashes in the middle of Kitkat installation so do not install 2.19 without having it installed first.

1.18.40.10 does not exist as a full firmware, only as a FOTA.

So please follow instructions of one post below.

  • AnonD-279813

AnonD-314791, 03 Oct 2014I just checked your site. And i saw a firmware update of 707mb.... moreIf you do not yet have 1.18.10, then download and install that one first. You can find it on the same site.

http://www.mega-networks.asia/ZenFone/ZenFone5_W­W_Firmware/FOTA_1_18_40_9-to-1_18_40_10_Pre-KitK­at_Compatibility_Patch_WW_500_0827_0903_20140925­_r.zip

Then install the 2.19.

http://www.mega-networks.asia/ZenFone/ZenFone5_W­W_Firmware/UL_ASUS_T00F_WW_2_19_40_6.zip

  • AnonD-308768

Dear tomaz ...please help...earlier I did fota update of 1.18.40.9 and missed full update ...now what I have to do ...
Should I download the 1.18.40.10 from asus site of 700 MB file or do just fota update ..as u said earlier kitkat will full overwrite on jelly bean ..
And is there any problems occurring after kit Kat update. ??

  • AnonD-314791

AnonD-279813, 03 Oct 2014TOOF and TOOJ use same firmware but might have different SKUs. ... moreI just checked your site. And i saw a firmware update of 707mb.

What Do i do now? Im downloading the link from your site.

What Next?

  • AminArmani

AnonD-279813, 03 Oct 2014It's uploaded, just the link hasn't been created yet. Obvious... moreokay thanks for the info.
anyway tgif! haha :D

  • AnonD-279813

AminArmani, 03 Oct 2014but in the asus website theres still no full kitkat firmware for... moreIt's uploaded, just the link hasn't been created yet.

Obviously you're free to wait and download it from Asus site :)

  • AminArmani

AnonD-279813, 03 Oct 2014If you have 1.18.40.10 JellyBean update loaded, download this fi... morebut in the asus website theres still no full kitkat firmware for ww zenfone 5...

  • AnonD-279813

Anonymous, 03 Oct 2014Dear Tomazz kindly help whenever i place a call and hang it,the ... moreRecommend sending a mail together with a short video of what happens to zenui@asus.com

That way it goes straight to the people who are fixing bugs.

  • AnonD-279813

sakthi, 03 Oct 2014I did not get any update to kitkat when will I get it I am from ... moreIf you have 1.18.40.10 JellyBean update loaded, download this file:

http://www.mega-networks.asia/ZenFone/ZenFone5_W­W_Firmware/UL_ASUS_T00F_WW_2_19_40_6.zip

Then unzip it and copy the file from inside this ZIP (do NOT unzip any further!) to the internal storage of the phone, to root.

Once copying completes, unplug the cable. You should now see notification in the top bar.

  • AnonD-279813

AnonD-313233, 03 Oct 2014I want to wait for couple day to download it. But where I can do... moreYou can now download the official KitKat from here:

http://www.mega-networks.asia/ZenFone/ZenFone5_W­W_Firmware/

The last one, 2.19.

Obviously you have all other firmwares from 1.14 onwards, should any be needed.

Those are full firmwares.

Please note that it is good to have 1.18.40.10 update installed before applying this new firmware, else it could fail during the upgrade. Not every time, but there's a high chance of failing.

So please first upgrade to 1.18.40.10. Then load this one.

  • Anonymous

Dear Tomazz kindly help whenever i place a call and hang it,the phone screen goes black.Kitkat update has messed things even while i am having all updates.
When screen goes black it shows that-incall ui is not responding.How to solve this problem.I have even written to asus but no response.I was better in 4.3 than kitkat.Kindly advice what to do

  • AnonD-279813

g.C, 03 Oct 2014Hi Tomazz, Was reading all your comments bout Zen5 and Find5M... moreOppo Find series has a superior hardware and vastly better front camera, better speaker and to a point even battery life.

However where it falls flat on the face is where Asus beats pretty much all the competitors - and that's in the UI. The ZenUI is miles ahead of the ColorOS, both in terms of stability as well as usability.

And now that Oppo confirmed that KitKat will come with single layer UI (there are no six dots to go to apps drawer, but all is on single layer like iOS) I seriously start to hate it.

Another thing is about the apps on Oppo. For example the email app was probably designed by someone with 27" FHD monitor in portrait orientation, and that person (well, it's Addel Lai, actually - very cute girl and that saves from being flamed even more than she is) did not quite realise that when the same is displayed on a small screen is unreadable.

Maybe superman can see it. But I can't. Letters are like 0.2 mm tall.

Just oversights like these on the ColorOS make me use nearly exclusively Zen (on the go) for any emails or newsletters, while Oppo is usually used for the photography (despite the camera effects are heavily lacking on Oppo, but the overall quality of sensor is incredible) and various messengers.

So both have good and bad parts. Oppo's advantage is in hardware. Zen's advantage is in software and overall user experience.

  • AnonD-279813

jhing, 03 Oct 2014how to screenshot asus zenphone5? asap po??press power and volume down at the same time and hold it 2 seconds.

  • g.C

AnonD-279813, 03 Oct 2014Flipkart, Asus India. If you have any friends visiting Thaila... moreHi Tomazz,

Was reading all your comments bout Zen5 and Find5Mini, well not comments but u sharing expertice. Just wanna ask tho, if you were to choose bet Zen5 and Find5mini, whch will u go for? :) hoping you'd answer.

Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!