After that Firmware update, KitKat update is now Available in India! :)
New Firmware Update(20 MB) is available for Zenfone 5 WW Version. Eagerly waiting for KitKat update :)
in the specs they say that the screen has gorilla glass 3, i unfortunately got a scratch near the front camera...:'-(
[deleted post]Yes and no.
It's released for China and Taiwan SKU. But not for WW SKU.
Asus has announced on Twitter that the Android 4.4 KitKat update has started rolling out for the Asus ZenFone 4. It's a bit late now to do this but better late than never.Meanwhile, those who bought the bigger and more expensive ZenFone 5 and ZenFone 6 are understandably miffed as their phones are still running Jelly Bean. Asus hasn't commented on when these phones will be getting the KitKat update. So it means kitkat for Z5 is not yet released?
Tomazz, 01 Oct 2014India is one of the hottest markets for Zenfone and I can't believe that this could be true.Ohk thanks brother. ;)
Amirul, 01 Oct 2014Why can't zenfone 5 cannot insert new simcard like umobile, clixster.altel and any other new s... moreFirst time I hear about that.
ZenFone supports all the standard micro-SIM cards (NOT trimmed from mini-SIM, which could have contacts touching the sides of the card).
All of my SIMs are less than a year old, as I move them from one phone to another a lot so I scratch them and ask operators to replace them.
They are of all Thai operators - TrueMove-H, DTAC, AIS, iMobile 3GX (TOT). All work flawlessly in ZenFone, even though for example Sharp Aquos does not like the 3GX card, and Note 3 isn't happy with the DTAC one.
But all of my friends who had a problem with the SIM card like that would take the phone to operator's shop and get a new SIM card, which fixed the issue in every case. Normally the issue was using a very old SIM.
Therefore hard to say what's wrong in your case, but taking the phone down to the operator's shop and try another SIM might help.
Obviously there's always a possibility that there's something wrong with the phone, but eliminating SIM as a possibility first is far cheaper than swapping phones...
Tomazz, 02 Oct 2014Bug. Do a full system restore. Then try to enter it again.I did complete restoration 2 times system did not work
DJVISIX, 01 Oct 2014I did not want to assume that they admitted that the battery sucked, but I would have apprecia... moreUnderstand, but that wasn't done by Asus.
The fixes and improvements are only those that Asus has done.
Any Intel optimisations are done by Google, not Asus.
So when it says that it's KitKat update, it comes with all the good and the bad parts that KitKat brings.
Asus can't take any credit for any of those.
Tomazz, 02 Oct 2014Using KitKat WW version, manually installed, but not exactly the same build that will be relea... morei see. better to try it for myself. 15% isn't enough, but let's see how would it be when released. thanks.
kon X, 02 Oct 2014for those who already got the kiktkat update, did it solved the battery issue?. how is the bat... moreUsing KitKat WW version, manually installed, but not exactly the same build that will be released soon.
In my non-scientific test, trying to use only CPU, it's about 15% advantage towards KitKat vs. JellyBean. Not quite sure what to say about "normal" usage patterns and how that would look like.
naga, 01 Oct 2014I have bought zenfone 5, 2 months ago... It gets shut down automatically on its own at times..... moreGet full new update installed (KitKat is conveniently coming any moment now), then do a full factory reset.
Do check what apps you have installed, as this restarting issue can come from 3 sources:
- overheating CPU
- badly written apps, causing system crashes
- system lacking some of the updates
DJVISIX, 01 Oct 2014I did not want to assume that they admitted that the battery sucked, but I would have apprecia... moreIn my test the difference is about 15% in the current battery status between JB and KK in favour of KK.
Now note this is basically on idle, no screen used, only CPU basically running.
Ir. Naqif, 01 Oct 2014http://www.asus.com/my/Phones/ZenFone_5_A500CG/HelpDesk_Download/
Do you think this is upda... moreYes, that are Taiwan and China/Hong Kong/Macau KitKat updates.
The WW update has not yet been released, but it is imminent.
Gautam, 01 Oct 2014Checked the link but it seems the contents are removed. Can you guide what was in the linkit said, kitkat is available now for z4, and some z5 and z6 users have updated to kitkat too. but WW version is not yet available.
for those who already got the kiktkat update, did it solved the battery issue?. how is the battery now? will it be the same as WW version?