Ir. Naqif, 22 Oct 2014So what I have to do to update to kitkat?Please read 1 post below your question :)
stnair, 22 Oct 2014See the posts below by Tomazz for details on how to download and upgrade to kit Kat manually. ... moreThanks for posting the instructions on how to fix the KitKat update.
It is unfortunately so that due to trying to keep the old data, the system does not update properly, and causes all kinds of troubles that people describe - excessive battery drain, missing keyboard, black screen, problems staying on wifi network, APN settings not saved, etc.
Your instructions replace recovery partition with KitKat, then restore that to primary partition, and the 2 cache wipes are to remove any crap before and after the update.
That fixes the issues unless phone has hardware problems.
Well to as much as it can.
I have suggested the use of Permission manager to limit what the apps can do, which can also extend battery life (in both JB and KK) but you really need to use some logic while playing with it - you don't want to disable location for Maps, or access to microphone to calling app... etc.
Overall still, under KitKat my Zenphones lasts 2 days and none of the issues that are being discussed here happen on my phones.
They are wiped and full KitKat installed, though.
As for the value for money of Zenfone 5... a couple of days ago my maid called me up and asked if I could help her upgrade her Zenfone 5 to KitKat... For someone buying first smartphone (unless expecting Nokia 3210 battery life), Zenfone 5 is a great replacement of a phone and a tablet, that's still pocket sized, with a decent camera, crisp screen, dual SIM, sleek and responsive user interface that you can immediately understand how to use.
I could say it's a poor man's iPhone. But on a second thought - it can do more than iPhone, and doesn't bend. So that comparison would be unfair.
PS: iPhone 6 battery life is no better than Zenfone 5 under similar usage pattern. That was disappointing.
Have been using phone for 1 month. So far have been satisfied with performance and everything.
Since i got newest KitKat update, battery is draing so fast. Have any suggestions?
Knots, 22 Oct 2014So you mean to say..you do it manually? since you downloaded a 700mb file from the ASUS websit... moreSee the posts below by Tomazz for details on how to download and upgrade to kit Kat manually. Also there is a FB group on asus zenfone 5 find posts by vipin arumugham on wiping cache partition and intel deep sleep mode
Pressing and holding Power and volume up key while phone switched off takes you to boot loader menu. Select recovery from there and it takes you to another menu after a restart. Select wipe cache partition from there.
Download kit Kat upgrade 188.8.131.52 of your phone version from asus website. Unzip and copy it to the root folder of your phone. Restart phone and the update notification comes up. Click on it to upgrade the phone.
Backup your contacts,gallery, music etc and go to boot loader menu again by pressing power and vol up keys. Select factory reset. The phone will be wiped clean and reset to state when you purchased it but with kit Kat loaded. Download your apps, games etc from play store again.
Once again do a cache wipe as mentioned above.
Your phone should be fine now. Some Battery drainage is normal for this kind of phone with power hungry intel processor, 2gb ram, 294ppi 5in screen etc etc. You will get used to it. I carry a spare charging cable in my pocket and plug into any laptop/desktop USB whenever I can so charge remains ....
karen, 22 Oct 2014thats what happened to my phone. Ive only used it for a week now it wont open. Im a heavy user... moreHi Karen,
So you are too facing issue of battery drain?
And what do you mean by "it wont open"
Can you please tell me how much battery backup you get and what do you mean by heavy usage. I mean like gaming,chat,call etc in terms of usage hours such as 30-40min of gaming,1-2 hours facebook etc
And if you know a good app for battery saving, please let me know
Thanks for reply
shall i go ahead upgrade to kitkat for my zenfone 5 ww version, i have been seeing bad reviews about the upgrade and have been reserving my intentions for the same, kindly guide me guys, till now i havent faced man problems with my asus JB, apart from the batter drainage and sound problem, but i can leave with that, rest the phone is just great, i am not a heavy user, wifi, a little apps here and there, no game no music, so any suggestions guys?
Blake, 22 Oct 2014The remaining battery was like 55% and then I slept, when I woke up I was surprised to find th... morekeep in charge for 15-20 minutes, then try to swith on. Hope it will be fine but not sure. If nothing happen then take it to service center.
I recently successfully upgraded my zenfone 5 to android kit Kat version (4.4.2), it's really proving great ... Thanks to ASUS on this service; Response of phone much better and better battery backup; even better on aesthic ground(s). . .
Suggestion: I wish ASUS enhances its battery mAh to around 2500mAh
spg7, 22 Oct 2014Hi all, Got my new Zenfone 5 three days back.Its awesome. But I am worried about battery. Wh... morethats what happened to my phone. Ive only used it for a week now it wont open. Im a heavy user though
Why do you upgrade to KITKAT if you are getting several many problems
There's nothing any huge difference between them
stnair, 22 Oct 2014I first updated OTA and had many problems including black screen etc. So I did a factory reset... moreSo you mean to say..you do it manually? since you downloaded a 700mb file from the ASUS website. can you guys give me some step by step on how to update my phone to KITKAT same like what you did so that i wont have any problems guys? Thanks in advance
Everything is fine but except battery drains very quickly it drains with in minutes if u use net or downloading but phone is good
Hello! Are the photos produced by the Zenfone 5 Instagram-worthy? (of course with the help of some editing but you get the point) If you have some, can you link me some photos?
Dear zenfone user
kitkat stable version is coming next week.
so don't update now to kitkat as it has bugs and it is not full version.
wait for 1-2 week full kitkat version will release.
Got my new Zenfone 5 three days back.Its awesome.
But I am worried about battery. Whenever I connect to wifi, it drains approx. 1% every 1-2 mins.Is it ok.
I read on internet that, the battery will take at-least a week to show its real performance. What I mean to say is after few charge -discharge cycles, battery will perform good. Is it correct?
And please let me know about how much battery life you guys are getting and for what kind of usage.
So that I can compare it with mine and find out if there is really a issue with my zenfone battery or model.
Would like to get lots of responses.
Thanks to all in advance
lovely, 22 Oct 2014I have my asus zenfone 5....its aWesome! The speed of its connection,the features,the camera,a... moreHi lovely,
Congrats for your new Asus Zenfone 5.
Can you please let me know, how much battery backup you are getting. If you connect to Wi-Fi, how is the battery drain.