krish, 04 Oct 2014can i update to 1.18 from 1.14?
also i checked updates, but nothing is there.. still says up... moreYes, you can, if you are using the full firmware file, not just an OTA update.
You can find the link to the full 188.8.131.52 file below. You can upgrade to it directly, and it will also allow you to do OTA upgrade to working KitKat should you wish to.
The link is here:
Do note that it's nearly 700 MB to download, and that you need to manually unzip it, then place it in root folder of your phone's internal memory through USB cable connection, then choose to start System Update.
Doing a System Update inside Settings - About, will download OTA version of 184.108.40.206, which may give you many problems, both in JellyBean and in KitKat.
amit jain, 04 Oct 2014Your are wrong Tomazz,after kitkat update lot of problems on zenfone 5.Here what i am facing-
I do not have issue 1. There is no black screen after the call and in 4 days or so there was no hang of any kind, or any error shown.
2. I don't know how many apps you have installed, but in my case it takes below 2 seconds. There are 3 GB of apps installed, some on SD, some in main memory.
3. In my case it lasts longer than it did in Jelly Bean. I did a test with identically installed phones, alas one was 16 and the other 8 GB, but else identical, one on 220.127.116.11 and the other on 18.104.22.168. The latter one lasted (on idle) good 7 hours longer.
4. No idea. Don't play games.
5. Is that during the game play? I have not noticed any difference between JB and KK on the heat emitted. Then again, I didn't do the test to compare, just didn't feel the heating.
6. And I don't have the double locking screen either.
I believe that all of your issues probably have a fairly simple explanation and that you should report them to firstname.lastname@example.org together with screenshots or photos/videos of the issue, so they can work on a fix for you.
That said, I have none of the issues you are mentioning, on either of the ZenFone 5's, 2x A501CG and 1x A500KL.
A500KL came with KK out of the box. The A501 came both with pre 1.14 firmware, of those one was rooted, and had lots of testing done on, the other one is pretty clean, never rooted, and followed proper upgrade procedures.
Therefore I need to ask what you have done with the phone with regards to rooting and firmware updates before KitKat and how you have upgraded to it, to hopefully find a solution for your phone as well.
Tomazz, 04 Oct 2014Performance is better, battery life better in test, but for "real life" experience I... moreYour are wrong Tomazz,after kitkat update lot of problems on zenfone 5.Here what i am facing-
1.Black Screen after hang up of call,incall ui hangs.
2.App info takes more than 5 minutes to compute data detail.After computing SD card data showing zero on every app.
3.Battery life sucks after jellybean.
4.Games are lagging like subway surf & traffic driver.
5.Battery temperature higher and phone feels hot on back side.Today battery reached 49degrees celcius.
6.Double lock screen.
Rest is ok.no problem with apn.But definetly not the super duper asus phone as it was with jelly bean.
Tomazz, 04 Oct 2014Download the file and unzip it to say desktop.
Connect the phone by a quality USB cable to ... morecan i update to 1.18 from 1.14?
also i checked updates, but nothing is there.. still says up to date.. and it is 1.14. please help me
rgp007, 04 Oct 2014Hey guys please tell me all about this phome about all the small things please
Because i rea... moreBest thing is 2gb RAM
Low light camera is better than other phone in that price
Worst thing is battery life 8:00 am 100% at 4pm 15%
Dual-core (where u can get octa core )
Lag in UI
Some app don't support Intel chip
Dual SIM always ask data option missing
Audio speaker is not loud(u may miss ur call)
Wallpaper don't move with changing home screen
Better check other brand
XOLO X8-1000(OCTA CORE )
MICROMAX NITRO (OCTA CORE)
MOTO G 2ND (BRAND VALUE)
Hey guys please tell me all about this phome about all the small things please
Because i really want to buy it so please tell it os good or not please
Review after updating to Kitkat
1.Battery life has gone still worse.(android system is draining so much of battery which is unavoidable)
2.phone UI misbehaves a lot(light doesnt off while ur on a call-sensor sensitivity is not working)
3.system lags a bit comparing previous version.
4.No google keypad.
5.zen UI is sucking.
does any 1 face problems wat i face?
A-VED143, 04 Oct 2014how to install from pc please give me the proceder as your previous review is deletedDownload the file and unzip it to say desktop.
Connect the phone by a quality USB cable to your computer.
If the phone doesn't show in "Computer" or "My Computer", then open Settings on phone, tap Storage, and in top right corner tap on USB logo. In menu that opens, make sure MTP is enabled, and not Camera.
Now double click the device in your Computer, and you should see Internal Storage (there might be also SD Card, ignore that).
Double click on Internal storage to open it, then place the unzipped file into the root of the internal storage drive.
Wait for the copying to complete, then unplug the USB cable, and you should see a notification that a System Update is available.
Pull down notification and tap on the System Update, then choose to install it.
Do note that you need to have 22.214.171.124 installed before installing the KitKat update.
I am loading the full 126.96.36.199 - which you can install if you had any of the previous updates missing, so you can install KitKat with OTA after that.
It's in the same folder as all the other updates, but you can also get FOTA 188.8.131.52 in there.
I don't know why the posts are deleted. Guess someone at GSM Arena is upset with me...
Tomazz, 04 Oct 2014It is released already. http://www.asus.com/my/Phones/ZenFone_5_A500CG/HelpDesk_Download/ ... morehow to install from pc please give me the proceder as your previous review is deleted
i am unable to update v184.108.40.206 ww.today i download that version frm asus web site .my question is wr i paste that zip file.littele confused ,pls help ,i rooted it.i already download 4.4.2 but no use.pls pls help
Ir. Naqif, 04 Oct 2014Where I can check the uodate is release or not? And how download and put in my zenfone?It is released already.
Click on the Choose OS, then select Android.
Then expand Firmwares, and you will see the 2 at the top - those are the 220.127.116.11 update - which MUST be applied first over 18.104.22.168.
And the first one at the top is the KitKat, 724 MB file, which you update to after you've installed previously mentioned update.
Please check my previous posts of today and yesterday on how to install it...
Hi.....plz some one help me I am not able to update ww v22.214.171.124 to v126.96.36.199.....plz help me out of this problem plz...
Tomazz, 04 Oct 2014It is already uploaded but it will depend on who is managing the Asus site. If it is China, th... moreWhere I can check the uodate is release or not? And how download and put in my zenfone?
rgp007, 04 Oct 2014Can u move ur whatsapp or games like fifa to the external memory & ur using this phone so ... moreWhatsApp can NOT be moved. It's not in moveable list, so I would guess it's the issue with the app.
FIFA no idea as I don't have it nor do I play any games on it. I do have some downloaded and they are in the moveable list, so I believe that they can be moved.
Camera looks the same to me as what it was in JB. No improvements on the eye, as snappy as before.
The firmware is around the same size as the JellyBean, and partitioning is left identical - from output.
So the space should stay the same 4.99 GB on 8 GB phone.
Note that I have some apps installed so I can not be any more precise on that.
Abhishek, 04 Oct 2014I think you will not get display but whole touchscreen and display will be changed.
and it wi... moreCorrect, the display, digitiser and the front glass are thermally "glued" together, so they need to be replaced as a whole package, you cannot only replace one.
Same as many other phones. This is done to bring better viewing angles and stronger colours/contrast, lower weight and thickness of the phone.
And make more money on clumsy users...
Ir. Naqif, 04 Oct 2014When update kitkat 800mb will release?It is already uploaded but it will depend on who is managing the Asus site. If it is China, then it's unlikely before the end of National Day holidays.
If it is Taiwan, then it is possible it would be up very soon.
I now see a few sites with leaked full KitKat image for ZF5, although I cannot tell where they got it from or how safe it would be to use it.
If it is an untouched ZIP, it would be fine. But then, if site looks fishy, maybe hold your horses.
A-VED143, 04 Oct 2014is this process same for zenfone 4 or different and what do you mean by root folder can you gi... moreRoot folder is the main folder. Like if you use a PC, the root folder of drive C: would be C:\
Then you have say folder C:\Windows. The Windows is not a root folder, but a subfolder of a root folder.
As for the procedure - it is identical in the way that you place the file in internal storage to get it installed, but from the versions, it is different.
ZenFone 4 had no issues in upgrade to KitKat hence there's no compatibility patch required before KitKat upgrade.
I just updated it for my security guard (bought the ZF4 for him a while ago) and procedure was very smooth. That said, I no longer have a ZF4 and can't comment any more on it.