Tomaz i read in the review that SD card will not work properly once upgraded to kikat..is it true.pls advice
Mikkan, 04 Sep 2014Tomazz, Want to check one thing with you.From the releases 1.14 to 1.18 I am facing a issue w... moreTried calling and fiddling with the bluetooth during the call, however not using bluetooth handsfree, but pairing to another phone instead, I was unable to replicate this in 10 calls attempted.
Tomazz, 04 Sep 2014I can confirm that my gallery is working without any issues after update.
Obviously I can't... moreTomazz,
Want to check one thing with you.From the releases 1.14 to 1.18 I am facing a issue with Bluetooth .
What happens is using Tasker (or you can use Auto connect Bluetooth) ,if you enable bluetooth while Phone is ringing ,I get 1 out of 4 time as "Unfortunately Bluetooth share stopped".
By any chance will you be be able to confirm this?
Upgrading to Kikat from Jellybean is possible but as you know many features of the phone will not function in the latest version so best suggestion is to follow and use the older one.
A-VED143, 04 Sep 2014is it ok to download the update as someone down is saying he can't open the gallery after updatingI can confirm that my gallery is working without any issues after update.
Obviously I can't say what your phone would do.
So far I have not tested it much, but haven't found any apps not working… or crashing...
khinezar, 04 Sep 2014Very upset Asus Zenfone 5. This phone is composed of bad system.
Because my phone cannot ope... moreAnything can fail. That's what warranty is for.
If you bought it from legal importer to your country, please take it to Asus service centre. Else contact them and let them know your IMEI, so they can give you further instructions on who to contact for service.
Phone comes with local 1 year warranty, in some territories 2 years (mostly EU countries). It does not have international warranty, though.
Tomazz, 04 Sep 2014That's 1.18.40 firmware update. It brings improved call voice quality, adjustment of the fr... moreis it ok to download the update as someone down is saying he can't open the gallery after updating
luke, 04 Sep 2014tomaz When i bought this zenfone 5 from flipkart it was mentioned upgradable to kikat..so can ... moreYou will be able to do it in a couple of weeks, when you receive KitKat update.
This will be sent to you automatically, although you'll also be able to manually download it from Asus site.
luke, 04 Sep 2014Thanks a lot.can you please tell me what is firmware and how should i upload it..please suggestThere is no KitKat update for ZenFone available yet.
However it's out for the Padfone Mini (which is literally identical to ZenFone 4 with Zenfone 6 camera module and larger flash module), so it should be released any moment now.
Last we've heard it's out in beta, but may be a week or 2 away from public release.
That's why 1.18.40 which was first announced, then pulled, then released anyway, was a bit of a surprise.
naved590, 04 Sep 2014I got the phone yesterday. My camera has a very dim flash which isn't enough to take pictures ... moreWas. 1.16 firmware update fixed that.
Either get the updates OTA to the latest, or get 1.17 FULL 700 MB file from Asus site and upgrade firmware with instructions that you can find in this thread.
A-VED143, 04 Sep 2014does any one got 13.26 mb of update on zeenfone 5That's 1.18.40 firmware update.
It brings improved call voice quality, adjustment of the front cam to get rid of purplish tint on some models.
It adds support for Broadcom software for GPS, removes 'Last update' attributes, fixed front camera wrong EV settings, fixed one ringtone which could not be applied earlier, fine tuned the beautification mode for camera.
It added some email functionality, like manual sync, refresh for combined view, and allows to start Omlet Chat straight out of Email (not like I know anyone using Omlet chat), and improved performance of email client, apart from some cosmetic changes.
It added lunar calendar if language is set to Chinese, allows deleting instances in series of events rather than whole series, some layout improvements, and cover image display failure was fixed, when event is linked to gallery folder.
1.18.40 is only available for OTA updates, the full firmware is not available and it is not 100% sure it would be.
Very upset Asus Zenfone 5. This phone is composed of bad system.
Because my phone cannot open the song (I mean sound system is failed) after I used 3 months. How Will I do?
tomaz When i bought this zenfone 5 from flipkart it was mentioned upgradable to kikat..so can i do it.. please suggest
Tomazz, 04 Sep 2014It should give you faster processing, less memory use, and longer battery life. I say SHOUL... moreThanks a lot.can you please tell me what is firmware and how should i upload it..please suggest
I got the phone yesterday. My camera has a very dim flash which isn't enough to take pictures at night. However turning on the flashlight,keeps the light completely fine. Is urs like this too ??
Luke, 04 Sep 2014Tomaz Could you please tell me the benefits of updating my zenfone to kitkat..and how do i do ... moreIt should give you faster processing, less memory use, and longer battery life.
I say SHOULD, as I have not seen KitKat on Zenfone5 yet, but I've seen other models from Asus on JB and KK, and could compare performance before and after.
Of course KitKat also brings some security upgrades which will break some software that likes to snif around folders of other apps. It will still be able to steal data, but not modify it.
Anyway, file managers would be in trouble, mostly, unless they exploit a KitKat bug which still allows access… until it's patched.
Easiest way to update it is let phone do OTA update, or when available, download it from Asus, and drop into the phone, then wait for the update process to complete.
You can't just download stock KitKat from Google as it does not include drivers for this phone.