spg7, 27 Oct 2014Hi Tomazz,
First of all thank you for your lots of suggestions and feedbacks.Those are really... moreThat's the problem. You probably did not get the phone with 188.8.131.52 to get that OTA update.
It likely came with 1.14 which means that the update you received, missed out all the other updates, which fixed camera, speaker, LED indicator, flash, Wifi, ...
I blame Asus for screwing up updating system, which should have installed every update available after your current version, not only the last one.
KitKat with battery patch should not have worse battery life than 184.108.40.206, if any, better.
I do recommend you do look into clipping the wings of some of the software that loves sucking the battery, like Facebook messenger, Blackberry messenger, Skype...
You also have an option of waiting another 3 weeks until full next KitKat firmware is planned for release.
Tomazz, 27 Oct 2014In general it should work fine, but there are some models of A500CG that come with different m... moreThankx for your comments.As you said when you have correct files avaialble,wy to take risk.
BTW,I downloaded the files you mentioned in your previous post((220.127.116.11) to (18.104.22.168) etc..) and placed it on root folder ,but system is snowing the update symbol.Is this zip files to be adb side loaded?
Tomazz, 27 Oct 2014Here's the thing... if you upgrade OS, you need to change 2 parts of the OS, the OS and the re... moreHey Tomazz,
I have always done a clean factory reset n wipe before and after a full update, the fact that I only do a full update not ota except for one that changed my recovery to be KK ready.
As per your comment, if I do the same way reset n wipe before and after, the KK OS would be stable?
No APN flaw? or any thing else that people are facing.. I'm not concerned about the battery, for the fact remains true that for a Big Screen you need much power and if your using it to its fullest capacity it will drain faster n heat up too..
I'm guessing that you must have done a Factory Reset n Wipe before and after loading the full KK OS.. So is your OS stable with everything working without any work arounds?
If your facing any issues, can you share the same. Would help me to check if any of my necessary ones would be holding back.
Those feeling negative about the phone, its much better than Mi, Karbonn, Micromax and also Lenovo for that matter. So be happy, softwares can be flawed.. There's no perfect one yet.
Tomazz, 27 Oct 2014Here's the thing... if you upgrade OS, you need to change 2 parts of the OS, the OS and the re... moreHi Tomazz,
First of all thank you for your lots of suggestions and feedbacks.Those are really helpful.
Is "22.214.171.124" having issues related to battery drain.
When I got my zenfone 5 (2 weeks back), first update was of 20-23mb and it was for 126.96.36.199.
Did they charge u money for downgrading the phone ??
Did u face any scrolling lag while using whtz app or Facebook like apps instagram etc on kitkat ??
jainbull, 24 Oct 2014Ur wrong both sims support 3G on asus zenfone 5 i am using on both simsI already corrected that.
Relied on the release notes and never bother to test it until it was brought up.
The test showed that both can use 3G, but only one at the time - the other is forced to 2G.
That's the limitation of the modem module used.
anandu, 25 Oct 2014Am using asus zenfone5 A501CG.But it cant connect with pc or laptop..white connecting.cable is... moreIn Settings, tap on Storage, and on USB logo top right.
Make sure to select MTP and NOT Camera.
Abhishek., 25 Oct 2014when i went to service center for replacement of my zenfone 5 front glass they said that they ... moreIt is possible to replace it by yourself and buy new screen+digitiser from eBay however it involves voiding warranty and taking the phone apart completely.
Done it a couple of times for "educational purpose" and can't say that it's hard. I mean, Asus (unlike Apple) uses screws, not glue. Therefore you could complete it in about 30 minutes.
The cost of the digitiser + screen is between 60 and 100 $, depending on the seller.
Sanga, 26 Oct 2014Hi..I'm still using jb 4.3 os... will Asus release an optimized kitkat version?? If yes, could... moreHere's the thing... if you upgrade OS, you need to change 2 parts of the OS, the OS and the recovery partition.
So at least 188.8.131.52 (or another update of JB) would be required at the minimum, to have a KK recovery partition, before installing KK.
Now the original KK to stable KK updates already exist, but the main problem in stabilising the system has been the settings being moved from JB to KK.
You can get a stable KK OS right now, but you would need to perform it in these steps:
- backup your phone
- wipe your phone to factory reset
- upgrade to KK
- wipe your phone to factory reset
- install incremental updates in order to 184.108.40.206
- restore your apps and settings
Some would advise to clear the cache partition as well.
Now there are a few things that need to be cleared out immediately about the updates:
- software updates cannot fix the hardware flaws
- battery life improves in standby, but not in operation, given the fairly large illuminated HD screen
- battery will still stay the same 2110 mAh and no software update can change that
- speaker still has the same amplifier which is on the quiet side, and there's only that much that software tweaking can do to make it louder
What you CAN do to improve battery life is to get a permissions manager, and shut off permissions for the tasks that apps should not have access to anyway (as these background spying tasks burn a lot of power), if you do not require to be immediately notified of emails or messages, you can set the power scheme to cut the data connection when phone is in sleep.
If you have an option, choose an operator running high frequency (1800/1900/2100 MHz) rather than 850/900 MHz bands, which burn twice the power.
Get an app that kills apps until you actually start them, so they don't automatically start when you power on the phone.
Keep the screen on automatic brightness.
Disable flip cover if you're not using the active flip case.
All that said - it still has longer battery life (and 15% higher capacity) than iPhone 6.
mikan, 26 Oct 2014Hi Tomazz,
Just a curiosity question.In the full firmware update from Asus website,if ifwi.zi... moreIn general it should work fine, but there are some models of A500CG that come with different modems. Loading A501CG firmware into A500CG could give you an error, and could render the modem useless, so you'd lose data access, in some cases also calling ability and crash the moment you try to open the phone app.
The other way around this should not happen, but since 501CG is using same hardware as most of the 500CG, and as such should be supported.
But given the code for the 2 models is different, there could be different errors in them which are addressed in updates. This means that applying an update for the other model might not fix the issues your previously installed update had.
I personally prefer to stick to correct files, or combo files, which contain code for both models.
I already knew about the confirmation of Lollipop, but what matters most for now is a more stable Kitkat.
One of the worst mobile I ever seen, china mobile. the screen will break while charging and they tell its gorilla glass all fake.
if i want buy fon same price like asus zenfon 5.what model is good for me?
Suraj, 26 Oct 2014Plz Tell me friends .about this phone ?.how it works? I want2 give this phone. Buddy the phone is really good and very smooth because it has 2 GB of RAM which makes it smoother to use and you will not feel any lag .. you can go for it
Anonymous, 26 Oct 2014Hi blackskis, How much battery backup you get for the above mentioned usage pattern by you. ... moreIt gives avarage battery back .. i used it myself.after 100% of charge and if you continiously on internet then it will stay 24 hours or more . You can understand the standby time will be good.. battery is not so good but it is not so bad as well
Asus really comes up with a great phone.. there is only one issue with the phone that is the brightnes is not so good as it should be in a 720 x 1280 pixels display and the battery takes time to full charge . Rest of the phone is excellent in respect of performance and everything. I really like the touch of the phone it is damn smooth