Anonymous, 17 Dec 2014Hi Tomazz,
Is the Kitkat update fine ,are there any major issues bcoz of update , any advice ?Kitkat is OK but:
- you need to install FULL 22.214.171.124, then upgrade to 126.96.36.199. Then run 2.19 Kitkat upgrade, and when done, do a full recovery.
- then upgrade to latest Kitkat release that addresses battery life.
However if you got phone with 1.14 and did OTA to 188.8.131.52, then you have tons of fixes missing, and upgrading to KitKat could cause severe issues.
They can be fixed by loading full 2.19, not FOTA file. But then it is mandatory to do a full recovery to clear out the old junk and cache.
Last but not least - issues can also be caused by crappy apps. But that can happen on any version of Android and on any phone.
When I say full update = 700-800 MB file from Asus website (I have a mirror for it if you can't find it there)
FOTA = the file used for OTA (over the air) updates, that is generally very small and is only incremental update on top of previous updates.
But Asus screwed up OTA updates and doesn't check what was the last one installed, instead sending you the last... missing all the updates in between.
And that's the root cause of so many problems people face.
Saral, 17 Dec 2014hey guys i am using asus zenfone 5 since 3 days and please believe me don't do a big mistake t... moreOf course you have applied all the full updates (not OTA) which resolve most of the issues you mentioned, and done a full recovery partition restore after the Kitkat update, to remove any leftovers from Jellybean that cause battery drain, blank screen, missing icons, missing or double lock screen and disappearing keyboard?
sandy, 17 Dec 2014I have updated my Zenfone 5 yesterday night. But after that I am unable to unlock it as It is... moreDo a factory reset - either from recovery mode or from settings - factory reset. Make sure to backup stuff before you do it in Backup/reset.
Json, 17 Dec 2014debp is the 1 trolling. I own the device for 6 months and Im not satisfied with its battery li... moreWell, if you say so.
I charge it once every 2 days with 10-30% battery left.
Even when using it most of the day, it lasts from morning to evening, about 14-15 hours, before getting to power saver mode.
Given you're all about battery life, I'd recommend you get a Lenovo S860. Screen is reasonable, camera is awful, and so is sound quality and signal, but it comes with decent ARM processor and 4000 mAh battery. Costs 2.5x more than Zenfone 5, but I guess that's worth it.
Now I can't say that Zenfone battery is good. It's not. It's below average. But it's not such a crap like many trollers here are trying to portray it as.
Although I do admit that apps like Facebook Messenger, Skype, and many other spying apps, on top of a few KitKat errors on camera and location module can drastically shorten battery life if used.
Rooting the phone and installing permission manager in super user, to disable access to services that apps should not require, would make a night and day difference if such apps are used.
Json, 17 Dec 2014@debp try owning one instead of reading the manuals and you will feel like its a waste of mone... moreNot every Lenovo has 4000 mAh battery. And the rest that I happen to have around my drawers have no better battery life from Zen.
Screen isn't the main culprit here. Atom CPU and external graphics processor are.
Bhanu.p, 16 Dec 2014Hi friend's I'm using Asus zen 5 but i had a issue with my soft key I need to know whether sof... moreOne of biggest idiocies of this phone - the soft buttons are not illuminated.
Guess Asus engineers always had a very well lit office and didn't think someone else might wish to use it in the dark...
what a bad phone......i chaged to gionee m3 ....due to battery drain....m3 have 5000 MAH battery...and custom rom...help to gionee make such a great phone
Asus zenfone 5 501cg has 2110mah battery can we replace it with
battery of Asus zenfone 5 502cg which has 2500mah....will it help us
providing battery life for Asus zenfone 5 501cg or will there be any
problem if replaced.......guys can anyone really help me with this question
sandy, 17 Dec 2014I have updated my Zenfone 5 yesterday night. But after that I am unable to unlock it as It is... moreFren even i faced the same problem but i downloaded keyboarg from play store....and after few days the key board was restored automatically
guys, a few questions. hope someone can help me.
1. i just inserted an sdcard, music/gallery apps cant find the music/pictures in the sdcard. can anyone tell me where i can set the directory of both apps so that it will find music and photos in the sdcard?
2. format of sdcard is not an option for this phone, or is it missing?
3. how to change the picture of the contacts? instead of it showing the sim1 logo right next to the contact.
i brought sandisk dual pendrive 16 GB (OTG) it supports in my device but when i unmount OTG pendirve it also unmount both my external SD card and OTG pendrive. some applications which are in external SD card are disabled, i restart the mobile then all applications working but it happen every time unmount OTG pendrive.
Any solution for it?
mobile problem or OTG pendrive problem?
Yesterday I have updated the software of my mobile.
It has a locked screen with password.
After updation,I 'm unable to open it as it is not showing the keyboard to type the password into it.
can anybody have the same issue and help to fix this issue?
I want to ask. Ive been trying to video call with my friend through wechat using this phone, but i cant see her face. Why? Somebody help me.
I've been using this phone for almost 2 weeks I'm having an issue with the battery or maybe i'm just addicted on clash of clans. Maybe it will better if it has a extended battery life. If you're looking for a cheap good quality phone, i recommend Asus Zenfone 5.