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How to Lock 4G Only Signal on ASUS ZenFone

In this post zenfoneblog will share tutorial How to Lock 4G signal on ASUS ZenFone. If you using cellular data connection then you might have notice that weak 4G signal result in downgrading the cellular network to 3G or 2G. In this tutorial zenfoneblo…


ASUS Live Specifications and Antutu Benchmark


Recently, ASUS introduced their new budget smartphone ASUS Live. There is no ‘Zenfone’ name on it but if we look at the specifications it’s similar with ASUS Zenfone Go. With the strength of the  MediaTek MT6580 Quad-Core 1.3GHz processor, although it is lower. It is equivalent to the Intel Atom Z2560 processor 1.6GHz on ZenFone 5, which points out that almost the same amount that has it. The advantages of using MediaTek is less heat and do not eat too much battery Intel, including compatibility with the App. The different beetween ASUS Zenfone Go and ASUS Live is the phone design. ASUS Live has a colorful bezel.

Key Specifications of ASUS Live:

  • The operating system Android 5.1 (Lollipop) covered over with ZenUI Launcher.
  • Processor MediaTek MT6580 1.3 GHz.
  • 2 GB RAM
  • Memory, 16 GB, microSD support up to 64GB.
  • Screen 5 “(720 × 1280 pixels).
  • 8 MP rear camera
  • 2 MP front camera
  • Support Dual SIM, Dual Standby
  • Support for 3G networks
  • 2,070 mAh battery
  • Size 71 × 144.5 × 9.98 mm.
  • Weight 135 g

ASUS Live Antutu Benchmark Score:




ASUS ZenFone 3 Deluxe ZS570KL 6GB/64GB Antutu Benchmark Score

ASUS ZenFone 3 Line up already being sold in Taiwan, today i will share a benchmark result from ASUS ZenFone 3 Deluxe with Snapdragon 820, 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage.ASUS ZenFone 3 Deluxe (ZS570KL)Specifications ZenFone 3 Deluxe ZS570KLDis…


Tips How to Fix ZenFone Battery Drain


If your device is a ZenFone A400CG/A400CXG/A450CG or ZenFone 2/5/6 with an updated Android Lollipop and you think that the battery drains fast, try the following tips. You can also use them to fix heating and slow performance issues.

1. Use Auto-Start Manager to put all downloaded apps and pre-loaded apps in DENY mode. 
  • Many apps have their own services and may automatically run in background even though the primary apps have been killed. It’ll consume your battery power fast if it performs improperly.
  • Basically, all downloaded apps and many ASUS pre-loaded apps are allowed to be put in DENY mode. This way, all their services are prevented from running in the background.
  • If the apps listed on the denied list were manually launched (or called by another app, e.g. FB will call its Messenger), they may still occupy memory. Just Allow/Deny them again to free those occupied memory or click Boost from upper right cornerQuick setting to free the occupied memory directly again. From the upper right menu, Sort by memory usage helps seeing this case easily.

2. Uninstall or Disable the downloaded or pre-loaded apps you don’t want.
  • Keeping the unused apps you’ve downloaded on your phone only consumes system resource and may cause malfunction of phone features. Review and uninstall them periodically.
  • Some Google GMS apps are compulsory to be pre-loaded but they can be disabled if you’re not using them. To disable, drag its icon from the App Drawer and drop on upper left/center one by one can easily disable them.
  • ASUS ZenUI also pre-loaded some apps including the apps created by ASUS and other 3rd party manufacturers. They all have been seriously surveyed and identified to give users the best experience on ASUS phones or tablets. However, we also give you the option to remove them by uninstalling or disabling them. Some ZenUI apps, like Phone and Camera, can’t be disabled or uninstalled because of their close relationships with the ZenUI framework.


3. Stop some syncing activities which are not important or necessary for your life. This is useful if your network (Wi-Fi/3G) is not always stable with strong signal. You can review the activities for the accounts listed on Settings > Accounts one by one.
  • Google has many syncing activities enabled by default and you can stop the items you don’t need to get a longer battery life. You can even stop all of them if you are using mobile data plan and often get speed lags.
  • Email sync is another case that can consume more resources. You can stop or use a longer syncing time to save some power.
  • Automatic files/photos uploading to cloud storage can be a power-consuming activity. Consider switching to manual upload instead.

4. Setting up a schedule to automatically enter ‘Ultra- saving mode’ is recommended when you plan to leave your device turned on overnight as you sleep. In this mode, only phone calls will be available, and other communication tools like Line, Facebook, WeChat will be disconnected.
5. Don’t just tap the Back or Home keys when you want to close an app, but rather remember to clear all running apps you’ve launched. Asus ZenUI Launcher provides you an easy way to instantly clear all running apps using just one button.
6. Turn off Auto-update apps on Google Play to save more battery life especially for heavy app usage. Turn off this option from Google Play > Settings > General > Auto-update apps.


[Themes] ASUS ZenUI Autumn Theme

Asus Zenfone Blog will share Autumn ASUS ZenUI Theme. I Hope you enjoy this Themes. Themes created by ChenxuerengoNote, Apply to Change:-Lockscreen-Wallpaper-QuickSettings-Icon PacksInstructions:-Install as normal apk, go to Themes>Au…


ASUS ZenFone 3 ZE552KL Stock ROM and Kernel


Today ZenFoneblog will post about ZenFone 3 ZE552KL Stock ROM and Kernel. Stock ROMs are the ones which come by default in Android phones or tablets. These are customized versions of Android done by mobile companies to make their devices unique in looks and features. With this stock ROM you can recover from bootloop/crash/want to back to default ROM.

How to Flash?

1. Via ADB Sideload (Tutorial)


ZENFONE 3 ZE552KL: 
WW VERSION
Version WW_13.16.5.36(WW) 

DescriptionASUS ZenFone 3 ZE552KL (Z012D)software Image: V13.16.5.36 for WW SKU only*
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, .
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
***System upgrade may cause part of data missing, please buckup your important data before system
File Size1.75 GB                                                   
Download fromGlobal

ZENFONE 3 ZE552KL Kernel: 
Version V13.16.5.33

File Size
126MB                                              
Download from

[Full Firmware] Zenfone 2 ZE551ML V2.20.40.150

 

How to OTA update ? (Go to settings>About>System Update>Check for Update)
How to update Manual ? Place to Internal Storage>Restart>Click Update
How to update via ADB sideload ? Here 

Download only FOTA Files Here
 

ZENFONE 2 ZE551ML Z00A firmware: 
CN VERSION
Version V2.20.40.150  (CN) 
 

DescriptionRelease Note
ASUS ZenFone 2=ZE551ML(Z00AD/Z00ADA/Z00ADB/Z00ADC) software Image: V2.20.40.150 for CN SKU only*
Improvement Item:

1.Several Apps update
2.Fix icon display issue in Settings
3.Improve the stability of Snap View
4.Improve the stability of Lockscreen
5.Improve the stability of Camera 
6.Fixed WiFi Hotspot issue
7.Fixed Data transmission issue
8.Fixed Bluetooth transmission issue
9.Fixed SD card related issue
10.Extend the shutdown mimunes by power key press.
11.Improve the compatibility of apps

For more information please refer to:
TW:http://www.asus.com/zentalk/tw/ReleaseNotes
WW:http://www.asus.com/zentalk/ReleaseNotes
CN:http://zentalk.asus.com.cn/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, .
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_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 Size1.03GB                                                                             2015.12.17 update
Download fromGlobal

WW/TW soon


CyanogenMod 13 For ASUS ZenFone 5 (Android 6.0)

Asus ZenFone 5 will not upgrade-able to Android Marshmallow based on ASUS Android 6.0 Update plan, but there are a lot of developer out there still try to support this device. A couple days ago dgadelha, senior member xda developer …


How to Unlock Bootloader ZenFone 2 Laser ZE500KL (Android M)

Today ZenFoneblog will share How to Unlock bootloder ZenFone 2 Laser ZE500KL. Unlock bootloader is required for installing Custom Recovery or Custom ROM, but it will void the warranty so DWYOR (Do it with your own risks). Thanks to gavrilla from 4pda.r…


ZenFone 3 Zoom Goes On Sale in Taiwan


ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom which introduced back at CES 2017 is now available in Taiwan with NT$ 14,990 price tag or approximately $485 for 64GB variant.


ZenFone 3 Zoom On its back have a 12MP main camera with Sony IMX362 sensor, paired with a secondary 12MP shooter sporting a 2.3X zoom lens. ZenFone 3 Zoom use an aluminum-alloy body which is only 0.31″ thick (7.9 mm) and weighs merely 0.37 lbs (170 g). With 5,000 mAh battery in thick body makes ZenFone 3 Zoom impressive at battery backup and still good looking. The Zenfone 3 Zoom will be landing in the US sometime this quarter, and will start at $399.


Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom Specifications (ZE553KL)

Display5.5 inch / 1920 x 1080 (FullHD) / Amoled
500 nits
2.5D Screen
CPUQualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC
GPUAdreno 506
RAMup to 4GB
ROMup to 128GB
CameraMain Camera: 12MP / f 1.7 / Wide 25mm / Sony IMX362 sensor 1/2.55 sensor size /
1.4µm pixel pitch / OIS / 4K UHD Video Recording with EIS / RAW Image (Android 7.0)

Secondary Camera: 12MP with 2.3X optical zoom, 59mm focal length, Portrait Mode

Selfie Camera: 13MP, F2.0 aperture, Sony IMX214 sensor
ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot CAT.7 300/100Mbps
(download/upload)*selected region The rest with CAT.4

Bluetooth 4.2
SIMDual SIM Dual StandBy
Slot 1 : Nano SIM (3G/4G)
Slot 2 : Nano SIM (3G/4G) / Micro SD up to 2 TB
GPSGPS, AGPS
OSAndroid 6.0 with ZenUI 3.0 (upgradable to 7.0)
Battery5000 mAh
SpeakerICEpower enhanced speaker
Audio Wizard
DTS for Headphone support
Dimension154.3mm x 77mm x 7.9mm
Weight170 grams
ColorsBlack, Silver, Rose Gold

How to Optimize ZenFone memory and performance

When you use your device, you may notice that some apps are running in the background. Under such situation, your device may encounter system lags with memory occupied, quick drain and consumption of battery power,or privacy exposure. Now no need to wo…



How to Fix ZenFone with cracks in speaker

Please follow methods below for troubleshooting:Check whether the problem is caused by settings of Audio Wizard. If yes, it is recommended to disable Audio Wizard.Update firmware to the latest version: Go to Settings>About >System update >Chec…



How to Root ASUS ZenFone 2 Marshmallow (Systemless Root) + Xposed


Yesterday Android 6.0 Marshmallow for ASUS ZenFone 2 has arrived, for you who want to root your device you can use this method (Systemless Root).
Gaining root access on Android devices isn’t a new concept, but the way it is done has changed with Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The new “systemless” root method can be a bit confusing at first, so we’re here to help make sense of it all, why you’d want it, and why this method is the best way to root an Android phone moving forward. Since Android 4.3, the “su” daemon—the process that handles requests for root access—has to run at startup, and it has to do so with enough permissions to effectively perform the tasks requested of it. This was traditionally accomplished by modifying files found on Android’s /system partition. But in the early days of Lollipop, there was no way to launch the su daemon at boot, so a modified boot image was used—this was effectively the introduction of the “systemless” root, named such because it doesn’t modify any files in the /system partition.

This root method basically not recommended for novice to operate, you can wait a simpler approach. DWYOR (Do it With Your Own Risks)

Requirements:
1. Unlocked bootloader 
2. TWRP for Z00A (Download | How to Install TWRP)

Unlock Bootloader on Android 6.0 Marshmallow ZenFone 2 ZE551ML/ZE550ML
  1. Download tool (Download Here)
  2. Extract it and connect Zenfone 2 with laptop/pc
  3. Click unlock.bat will automatically detect whether the adb or fastboot mode, and then reboot into bootloader
  4. Will appear on the screen to unlock the success of mobile phones after five seconds will reboot, then hold volume up the phone automatically re-boot back to bootloader. 
  5. If you missed the previous step, press the power button for 10 seconds off, then press the “Volume Up” and hold the power button to boot into bootloader. 
  6. After the phone has successfully re-enter the bootloader, click restore.bat on the computer, where the restore refers to the restore Android ifwi 6.0 otherwise Android phone can not enter the system. 
  7. The phone will reboot and restore white on black ASUS logo screen, and then enter the Android system. 

Sytemless Root ZenFone 2 Marshmallow + Xposed:


Download:
  1. Magisk-v6_repack_for_zf2_601.zip (Download)
  2. phh-superuser-17-magisk-x86-fix.zip (Download)
  3. Magisk Manager v1.2 App (Download)
  4. phh’s SuperUser App (Download)
  5. xposed-v86.5-sdk23-topjohnwu_repack_for_zf2_601.zip (Download)
  6. Material’s the Design Xposed the App Installer (Download)

How to Root+Xposed:

  1. Enter TWRP and Install Magisk-v6_repack_for_zf2_601.zip
  2. Then Install phh-superuser-17-magisk-x86-fix.zip
  3. If you want Xposed then Install xposed-v86.5-sdk23-topjohnwu_repack_for_zf2_601.zip 
  4. Then reboot, after enter homescreen install Magisk Manager v1.2 App, phh’s SuperUser App and Material’s the Design Xposed the App Installer

APP Application: 

Magisk Manager: Root privileges can be used to switch the switching Selinux state. 
Xposed Installer: used to download / management Xposed module, switch Xposed state. 
Super User: Root privilege management 


ASUS ZenFone 3 Teaser

ASUS today (5/17) night released the first movie trailer support Computex 2016, the content is about ASUS ZenFone 3. In the film, in addition to some of the nature of the screen, and Clarity (clear), Desire (desire), Unlimited (no limit) and other symb…


ASUS ZenFone Zoom Camera Comparison vs Sony Xperia Z5, LG G4, Samsung Galaxy Note 5, iPhone 6S, and HTC M9


Today Asus Zenfone Blog will share about ZenFone zoom camera versus another flagship ASUS Zenfone Zoom which become world’s thinnest optical zoom smartphone versus  Sony Z5, LG G4, Samsung Galaxy Note 5, iPhone 6S, and HTC M9 which is better? you decide..

These photos taken in same environment and condition. These photos taken by Nanako0625 from mobile01 forum.


SmartphoneSpecificationsFeatures
LG G416 MP, f/1.8, 28 mm, laser autofocus,
OIS, LED flash
1/2.6″ sensor size, 1.12 µm pixel size,
geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection,
panorama, HDR
Samsung Galaxy
Note 5
16 MP, f/1.9, 28mm, OIS, autofocus,
LED flash
1/2.6″ sensor size, 1.12 µm pixel size,
geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection,
panorama, HDR
HTC M920 MP, f/2.2, 28mm, autofocus, dual-LED
(dual tone) flash
1/2.4″ sensor size, 1.2 µm pixel size,
geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection,
HDR, panorama
ASUS Zenfone
Zoom
13 MP, laser autofocus, 3x optical zoom,
OIS, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection,
panorama, HDR
Apple iPhone 6S12 MP, f/2.2, 29mm, phase detection
autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
1/3″ sensor size, 1.22 µm pixel size, geo-tagging,
simultaneous 4K video and 8MP image recording,
touch focus, face/smile detection, HDR
(photo/panorama)
Sony Xperia Z523 MP, f/2.0, 24mm, phase detection
autofocus, LED flash
1/2.3″ sensor size, geo-tagging, touch focus,
face detection, HDR, panorama


Camera Comparison:

Auto Mode:                                                                                                

ASUS Zenfone Zoom
Sony Xperia Z5
LG G4
HTC M9
iPhone 6S

Close Object:                                                                                             

ASUS Zenfone Zoom
Sony Xperia Z5
Samsung Galaxy Note 5
HTC M9
LG G4
iPhone 6S

Indoor:                                                                                                    

ASUS Zenfone Zoom
Sony Xperia Z5
Samsung Galaxy Note 5
HTC M9
iPhone 6S
LG G4

Low Light:                                                                                                  

ASUS Zenfone Zoom
LG G4
HTC M9
Samsung Galaxy Note 5
iPhone 6S
Sony Xperia Z5

HDR:                                                                                                        

ASUS Zenfone Zoom
LG G4
iPhone 6S
HTC M9
Samsung Galaxy Note 5
Sony Xperia Z5

Credit to Nanako0625 from mobile01 


ASUS ZenUI Themes APK – Support Third Party Themes

Beautiful ZenUI themes with quality wallpapers and icon packs are now at your fingertips to let you personalize your ZenUI experience the way you want. ZenUI Themes lets your find the style you want to make your ZenFone feel truly personal.Version: 1.5…


Asus Zenfone 2 Deluxe Special Edition First Look and Specifications

Zenfone 2 Deluxe Special Edition

want something special? This may be one of the best variant of zenfone 2 with a limited edition design and different from the others. Let’s see zenfone 2 deluxe special edition.

I am very impressed with the Asus Zenfone 2 deluxe packaging. Asus Zenfone 2 deluxe special edition packaging  has a carbon pattern with red accents in the middle add a special impression. zenfone 2 deluxe red lettering at the top is perfect shades combined with carbon.

What do you get if you buy zenfone 2 special deluxe edition? You will get two pieces back cover, one with silver metallic color that has 3d design deluxe and one back cover with carbon style. both were very comfortable in the hand, especially patterned 3d deluxe that add grip when in the hands

How about the UI? ZenUI has been revamped with a new look and it is SLICK. To go along with the red trim of the Special Edition, unique icons, wallpaper, and notification menu was created to complete the package. Each icon is outlined in red against a 3D-looking black disk and the application folders mimic the style

Performance? like the original, this Special Edition inherits the Dual-SIMs, 4GBs of RAM and the Intel® Atom™ Z3580 processor

ASUS Zenfone 2 Deluxe Special Edition Specifications
OSAndroid Lollipop 5.0
ProcessorIntel® Atom™ Quad Core Z3580 (2.3GHz), Power VR G6430, with OpenGL 3.0 support
Storage128GB with Micro SD Card slot support up to 64GB
RAMLPDDR3 4GB RAM
Display1080×1920 FHD IPS (403 ppi) with Gorilla Glass 3
Battery3,000 mAh, non-removable battery
Camera13MP Camera f/2.0 aperature, dual-flash LED
5MP front-facing, wide-angle camera with f/2.0 aperature
Connectivity802.11ac, BT 4.0
Cellular and Wireless BandsGSM/EDGE: 850, 900,1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
WCDMA: Band 1/2/4/5/8
FDD-LTE: 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/17/20
Network CompatibilityGSM Networks including AT&T,
T-Mobile and providers utilizing GSM networks such as Straight Talk,
MetroPCS, and Cricket Wireless
SIM CardDual micro-SIM
– Primary SIM – 2G/3G/4G
– Secondary SIM – 2G
Price$399