ZenFone 3

ASUS ZenFone 3 to be unveiled on Computex 2016

ASUS Said yesterday (2/17) will be unveiled their ZenFone 3 during Computex 2016 at the end of May 2016. ASUS CEO Jerry Shen confirmed ZenFone 3 to be launch in Computex 2016. Computex 2016 will be held in France. In addition ASUS also will launch thei…


Preview: ZenFone 3 Android 7.0 Nougat

The Zenfone 3 was launched during Computex on 30 May 2016. The new smartphone has reached the international market for the suggested price of $249. ZenFone 3 ZE552KL which comes with a 5.5-inch display, 4GB RAM and 64GB storage; and the ZE520KL with a 5.2-inch display, 3GB RAM and 32GB storage. ASUS made significant changes in the design of the new Zenfone 3. It’s thinner, sleeker and more durable with an all-metal aluminum-grade body. 

ASUS released two versions of the Zenfone 3 – the ZE552KL with 5.5-inch screen, ZE520KL with 5.2-inch screen. Although varying in screen sizes, the two have Full HD Super IPS+ display mounted with 2.5D Gorilla Glass 3. Pixel density also differs at 401ppi and 424ppi.

Software is being handled by Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with ZenUI 3.0. ASUS made few tweaks for the Zenfone 3’s UI like a more vibrant color scheme and rounder icons. 

The highly-anticipated Android 7.0 Nougat update for the ZenFone 3 has finally arrived through a leaked pictures (Courtesy of Kompas) Here are some pictures:




Android 7.0 Nougat finally has the ability to run two apps on the screen at the same time. This is an excellent solution that many ZenFone users have wanted for a very long time. Even if you don’t use it super often, this is one of those things you’ll be really glad exists when the time comes and you need to see two things on the screen at once.


On N, things are different and mostly for the best. The same file triggers a download notification with a very easy to spot Cancel button.


With Google re-purposing Daydream as the namesake for its VR platform, a new name was needed for the previous Daydream feature. That new name is Screen Saver, which makes so much more sense than Daydream did in its previous incarnation. Android screen savers still work in the same fashion as they always have.

Asus is now being tested in ZenFone 3 Nougat and will release updates when it’s really stabilized.


Price and Specifications ASUS ZenFone 3, ZenFone 3 Deluxe and ZenFone 3 Ultra



After circulating teaser-teaser video of ZenFone 3 Finally today ASUS introduced their newest line is ZenFone 3. 3 comes in three variants namely ZenFone 3, ZenFone 3 Deluxe and ZenFone 3 Ultra. Thirdly latest Smartphone from ASUS uses Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset, leaving the typical two previous generation Intel.

The highest variant ZenFone 3 uses Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 and has 6GB of RAM ie ZenFone 3 Deluxe. Of the three models have a 5.5inch screen for ZenFone 3, 6.8inch for ZenFone 3 Ultra and ZenFone 5.7 inch to 3 Deluxe.

ASUS ZenFone 3 (ZE552KL)



Specification ZenFone 3 ZE552KL
Display 5.5 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel Super IPS+ LCD display
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor
RAM Up to 4GB of RAM
ROM Up to 64GB of RAM
Camera 16MP rear camera with Sony IMX298 sensor
Connectivity 802.11ac WiFi
Bluetooth 4.2
Up to Cat 6 LTE
USB 2.0 Type-C connector
Battery 3000 mAh battery
Colour Gold,blue,black,or white color options
Price From US $249

ASUS ZenFone 3 Deluxe (ZS570KL)


Specifications ZenFone 3 Deluxe ZS570KL
Display 5.7 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel Super AMOLED display
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor
RAM Up to 6GB of RAM
ROM Up to 256GB of storage
Camera 23MP rear camera with Sony IMX318 sensor
Connectivity 802.11ac WiFi
Bluetooth 4.2
Up to Cat 13 LTE
USB 3.0 Type-C connector
Battery 3,000 mAH battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0
Colour Gold, silver, and grey color options
Price From US $499

ASUS ZenFone 3 Ultra


Specifications ZenFone 3 Ultra (ZU680KL)
Display 6.8 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel IPS LCD display
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 processor
RAM Up to 4GB of RAM
ROM Up to 128GB of storage
Camera 23MP rear camera with Sony IMX318 sensor
Connectivity 802.11ac WiFi
Bluetooth 4.2
Up to Cat 6 LTE
USB 3.0 Type-C connector
Battery 4,600 mAH battery with Quick Charge 3.0
Colour Gray, silver, and pink color options
Price From US $479

ASUS ZenFone 3 ZE520KL Stock ROM and Kernel


Today ZenFoneblog will post about ZenFone 3 ZE520KL 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 ZE520KL: 
WW VERSION
Version V13.16.5.36(WW) 

Description ASUS Zenfone 3 ZE520KL (Z017D) version V13.16.5.36 for WW SKU
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 Size 1.75 GB                                                   
Download from Global

ZENFONE 3 ZE520KL Kernel: 
Version V1.13.16.5.33

File Size
130MB                                              
Download from

ZenFone 3 ZE520KL and ZE552KL Unlock Bootloader


Today Asus ZenFone Blog will share how to unlock bootloader on ZenFone 3 ZE520KL/ZE552KL:


ZenFone 3 ZE520KL:

Description Unlock Device App: Unlock boot loader(for Andriod M)
Notice:
1. Update your software image to V 13.16.5.36 or latest version
2. Before you download, install, and use the Unlock Device App you acknowledge and assume complete risk to the quality and performance of this App, including but not limited to the following: once you activate the App you will not be able to recover your ASUS product (“Original Product”) back to original locked conditions; the Original Product with the activated App will not be deemed the Original Product; the Revised Product will no longer be covered under the warranty of the Original Product; the software of Revised Product will no longer be deemed the software of the Original Product and can no longer receive ASUS software updates; your purchased digital content may also be affected.

You also acknowledge ASUS does not guarantee service satisfaction to any Revised Product, including events involving paid service requested by you to be performed to the Revised Product.
Furthermore, such repaired Revised Product will not be covered under the warranty of the Original Product; the software of the repaired Revised Product will not be deemed the software of the Original Product and will not receive ASUS software updates.
It is strongly advised that you avoid activating this App unless you fully understand and accept the risks that may arise.

File Size 474.67 KBytesupdate 2016/09/29
Download from Global

ZenFone 3 ZE552KL:

Description Unlock Device App: Unlock boot loader for Andriod M
Unlock Device App: Unlock boot loader
Notice:
1. Update your software image to V 13.16.5.36 or latest version
2. Before you download, install, and use the Unlock Device App you acknowledge and assume complete risk to the quality and performance of this App, including but not limited to the following: once you activate the App you will not be able to recover your ASUS product (“Original Product”) back to original locked conditions; the Original Product with the activated App will not be deemed the Original Product; the Revised Product will no longer be covered under the warranty of the Original Product; the software of Revised Product will no longer be deemed the software of the Original Product and can no longer receive ASUS software updates; your purchased digital content may also be affected.

You also acknowledge ASUS does not guarantee service satisfaction to any Revised Product, including events involving paid service requested by you to be performed to the Revised Product.
Furthermore, such repaired Revised Product will not be covered under the warranty of the Original Product; the software of the repaired Revised Product will not be deemed the software of the Original Product and will not receive ASUS software updates.
It is strongly advised that you avoid activating this App unless you fully understand and accept the risks that may arise.

File Size 474.67 KBytesupdate 2016/09/29
Download from Global

ASUS begins rolling out Nougat update to ZenFone 3


The Zenfone 3 was launched during Computex on 30 May 2016. The new smartphone has reached the international market for the suggested price of $249. ZenFone 3 ZE552KL which comes with a 5.5-inch display, 4GB RAM and 64GB storage; and the ZE520KL with a 5.2-inch display, 3GB RAM and 32GB storage. ASUS made significant changes in the design of the new Zenfone 3. It’s thinner, sleeker and more durable with an all-metal aluminum-grade body.



It looks like the wait for Android Nougat on the ZenFone 3 ZE520KL and ZenFone 3 ZE552KL is almost over, as The firmware update has begun roll out to users in the Philippines, and will surely reach other supported another regions soon. In addition to the new Nougat update, and all the features that it contains Split screen, screen saver, etc (You can see the screenshots of nougat beta version here)

ZenFone 3 Antutu Information Leaked ?

Asus to launch new Zenfone 3 series smartphones at Computex 2016.Asus has released a teaser video for their new Asus ZenFone 3..Asus Zenfone 3 series to include Zenfone 3 , Zenfone 3 deluxe and Zenfone 3 MAX. Now a new Asus smartphone with Model Number…


ASUS ZenFone 3 ZE520KL Antutu Benchmark Test

ASUS ZenFone 3 Line up already being sold in Taiwan, today i will share a benchmark result from ASUS ZenFone 3 ZE520KL with Snapdragon 625, 3GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage.ZenFone 3 ZE520KL SpecificationsSpecification ZenFone 3 ZE520KLDisplay5….


ASUS ZenFone 3 Ultra ZU680KL Stock ROM and Kernel


Today ZenFoneblog will post about ZenFone 3 Ultra ZU680KL 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 Ultra ZU680KL: 
WW VERSION
Version WW-13.6.6.17(WW) 

Description ASUS ZenFone 3 Ultra=ZU680KL(A001) software Image: V13.6.6.17 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 Size 1.61 GB                                                   
Download from Global

ZENFONE 3 Ultra ZU680KL Kernel: 
Version V13_6_6_15

File Size
119MB                                              
Download from

ASUS ZenFone 3 ZE552KL Antutu Benchmark Test

ASUS ZenFone 3 Line up already being sold in Taiwan, today i will share a benchmark result from ASUS ZenFone 3 ZE552KL with Snapdragon 625, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage.ZenFone 3 ZE552KL SpecificationsSpecification ZenFone 3 ZE552KLDisplay5….


[ROM][Android 7.0] ASUS ZenFone 3 ZE520KL ZE552KL Nougat Firmware


In this post I will share Full Firmware .zip Nougat for ASUS ZenFone 3 ZE520KL and ZE552KL. 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 ZE520KL Nougat Official firmware: 
WW VERSION
Version WW-14.2015.1701.8  (WW) 

Description
ASUS ZenFone3 ZE520KL software Image:WW-14.2015.1701.8 (Android N) for WW SKU only*

Improvement Item:
1. Upgrade from Android M to Android N
2. Remove “”Share Link””
For user who upgrade from Android M to Android N, ASUS Share link will not work properly, please use the following alternative solutions.
Other alternative apps:
 If you want to share files across LAN, you can use ASUS file manager’s Network place and wireless transfer function.
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.asus.filemanager
 If you want to useWiFi hotspotto share files toWindows 10 PCor Android devices, you can also use “”ZenLink”” which is compatible with Share Link. http://www.zenui.com/zenlink/”
3. 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.”
4. Remove ”PC Suite” (CD ROM)
5. Remove ShakeShake from ZenMotion.
6. 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.
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 Size 1.7 GB Full Firmware
Download from Full Firmware

ZENFONE 3 ZE522KL Nougat Official firmware: 
WW VERSION
Version WW-14.2015.1701.8 (WW) 

Description
ASUS ZenFone3 ZE522KL software Image:WW-14.2015.1701.8 (Android N) for WW SKU only*

Improvement Item:
1. Upgrade from Android M to Android N
2. Remove “”Share Link””
For user who upgrade from Android M to Android N, ASUS Share link will not work properly, please use the following alternative solutions.
Other alternative apps:
 If you want to share files across LAN, you can use ASUS file manager’s Network place and wireless transfer function.
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.asus.filemanager
 If you want to useWiFi hotspotto share files toWindows 10 PCor Android devices, you can also use “”ZenLink”” which is compatible with Share Link. http://www.zenui.com/zenlink/”
3. 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.”
4. Remove ”PC Suite” (CD ROM)
5. Remove ShakeShake from ZenMotion.
6. 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.
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 Size 1.7 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)

ASUS ZenFone 3 RAW Firmware and ASUS Flashtool

ASUS Flashtool is a program for flashing ASUS Device, including Zenfone series. To perform ASUS flashtool you need RAW firmware. Today zenfoneblog will share ASUS Flashtool for ASUS ZenFone 3 (support another device too) and ZenFone 3 RAW Firmware.


ASUS Flashtool Download:


ZenFone 3 RAW Firmware Download:


Tutorial How to Install and Use ASUS Flashtool:
  1. Unpack the archive with the program and start ASUSFlashToolInstaller.exe

  2. Turn off the Zenfone. Go to FASTBOOT mode, press and hold Power + Volume up button.
  3. Start the AFT

  4. Connect Zenfone to a PC USB 2.0 port using the USB cable.
  5. ASUS Android Bootloader will automatically installed in device driver in Device Manager. If doesn’t show you must install manually

  6. The program will search for device, if connect properly Serial Number will be appear.

  7. Select the device model

  8. Click the serial number of the device (the string will be highlighted in blue) and select the desired model of the list

  9. Select Wipe data radio position Yes / No. Attention! If Wipe data = Yes, the user data will be deleted
  10. Click the Select button and browse to the firmware file * .raw 

  11. Again, click on the serial number of the device (the string will be highlighted in blue) and click the Start button
  12. During the firmware does not disconnect the unit from the PC (turn firmware is displayed on the device screen). Upon successful completion of the firmware, you will see the status of «Flash image successfully»



ZenFone 3 One Click Tool (Root, Unlock Bootloader, TWRP)

Today ZenFoneblog will share an useful tool for ZenFone 3 owner. This ZenFone 3 One Click tool is created by xda user EypCnn. With ZenFone 3 One Click tool you can Unlock bootloader, Root, flash TWRP etc in easy way.Functions:Check connection stat…


How to Install Xposed on ZenFone 3

In the modern age of root customizations, there’s no better tool to start with than the Xposed Framework. Created by Rovo89 roughly two years ago, the framework lays the ground upon which “modules” can be applied to tweak various aspects of apps, and e…


ASUS ZenFone 3 Android 7.0 Nougat Beta Tester Recruiting

Today on ASUS ZenFone official forum or ZenTalk posted a thread about ZenFone 3 Android 7.0 Nougat Beta Tester Recruiting. This Beta tester recruitment is part of testing new ZenFone 3 Android Nougat Firmware before it launch to ZenFone 3 user globally…



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) 

Description ASUS 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 Size 1.75 GB                                                   
Download from Global

ZENFONE 3 ZE552KL Kernel: 
Version V13.16.5.33

File Size
126MB                                              
Download from