Tomazz, 12 Nov 2014I would do the updates before claiming the phone.
Speaker volume is indeed low compared to ... moreI have two 3 G sims on ASUS zenfone 5.first sim is with Reliance which gives speed of just 100 kbps at max and second with Tata Docomo which gives speed of 5 Mbps.
My dear indian friends it is problem in your service operator not in zenfone 5.believe me this phone is lot better than many expensive samsung and even apple iphone 5s.Touch & photos are awesome,yes battery back up is low when i use 3G otherwise it is nice during gaming
Tomazz please also comment on axsus aura a1 is it a cheap chinese phone.
Thank you tomazz,
Will go through your link to check the pic samples.
Couldnt understand the wifi part. I'v tried restarting noth the phone n wifi but it didnt work.
About net being slow, i think my phone has a problem. Idk what to do regarding that.
I chked the system update n my version is - ASUS_T00J_WW_user_184.108.40.206_20140827_0215
And the phone says an update is available - _220.127.116.11_20140903_9870(20mb)
Should I go for it and press yes?
My airtel network provider says that my asus zenfone 5 is not 3g conpatible... I can't even browse with 3g network... Help!!!
HELL, 12 Nov 2014How to make VIDEO CALL on this Handset ?VIDEO calls can be made from Skype, Viber, Line,...
3G network operator video calls are not supported
Rivu, 12 Nov 2014Hey Tomazz can u tell me which permission manager do u use? Plz how do u improve your battery.... moreApp Ops Starter. But you could use any other. Several different suggestions in this thread.
Sneha, 12 Nov 2014Hey Tomaz, I got my zenfone yesterday. I was using htc wildfire before.
I found the zenfone ... moreI would do the updates before claiming the phone.
Speaker volume is indeed low compared to some other phones, and battery capacity might be on the low side given phone uses power hungry Atom processor and 5" HD screen.
I don't know what green dots you are mentioning about the camera. I have loaded samples of my photos made with STOCK firmware, at www.mega-networks.asia/ZenCam
Please compare with that. And if your phone's pictures are visibly worse, consider contacting Asus.
Do note though that the updates of firmware, 1.15 and 1.16, have brought pretty significant improvements to photo quality. Obviously, it's still a budget 8 megapixel shooter. Which, in perspective, makes much better photos than blurry mess of most 13 megapixel phones twice the price of Asus.
On Wifi - there were optimisations added later, but when adding a new device on my previous Cisco router, I had to reboot the router before it allowed any new device to connect. Don't ask me why, but it went for phones and laptops of a variety of brands. Hence I'd ask you to try that.
My current routers (Netgear and Asus) do not have the same issue, nor does Zyxel's range extender. Looking at logs at that time it was something about DHCP time allocations, where previous devices weren't cleared out and renewed and it tried to issue them same IP however another device already existed with it. That's what Cisco wiz claimed anyway.
As for the speed of the network, I have heard of complaints of very low speed in India and I cannot tell why that is happening. I get around 5-8 mbps down and about 3-4 mbps up speed all the times on 3G H+ (850/2100 MHz). Also on the wifi, the full speed seems to go through, as doing speed test to local Thai server I got 101 mbps down and 32 mbps up.
So there could be something about your phone, or some kind of limits imposed by your operator, or incompatibility of standards... I really can't tell.
But would recommend contacting Asus team and get them to inspect the logs, hopefully finding out the root cause for that.
Also might ask in here as there are many people from India posting, how they overcame this issue.
That is, if you want to still bother with Zenfone.
mikan, 12 Nov 2014Can you pl mentioned where to do the "Download the Update-Recovery.bat" ?
Also whi... morethis is link,,,download from here,,,im already do this..and its worked fine,,but root seem missing
Hey Tomazz can u tell me which permission manager do u use? Plz how do u improve your battery....plz reply
sardan91, 12 Nov 2014Recovery update who has problem update thru ota because rooting
Download the Update-Recover... moreCan you pl mentioned where to do the "Download the Update-Recovery.bat" ?
Also which is the recovery mentioned " corresponding __recovery.img file" - is it from 18.104.22.168?
Hey Tomaz, I got my zenfone yesterday. I was using htc wildfire before.
I found the zenfone unreliable compared to my old htc.
Here are the list of problems that i faced -
1. When I switch on the wifi, it detects the modem but it doesnt connect. It keeps on displaying 'connecting'.
2. In my htc, with the same sim and net pack, my net is pretty fast, but whn i put the sim in zenfone, its extremely so... 90% of the times it doesnt load the web page and if it does, its very slow.
3.My camera quality seems to be poor...i can easily see the green dots even when the pic is snapped in lighted areas.
4. in 53 mins, my battery drained to 78% from 100.
5. The incoming call quality is bad. The person on the other end sounds like is he/she is present inside a hollow room while talking.
6. Ringer volume is low.
feels like I dumped 10k rupees in drain.
Is this a faulty device? Should I go for an exchange with some other device?
Recovery update who has problem update thru ota because rooting
Download the Update-Recovery.bat and the corresponding __recovery.img file, put Update-Recovery.bat' inside the RootZenFoneKitKat folder and replace the recovery.img` in files folder with the one you've downloaded.
Rename it with the one you've downloaded. file to recovery.img
Execute Update-Recovery.bat to flash stock recovery for your ZenFone and apply OTA update again, should fix the OTA problem.
lee46, 12 Nov 2014Hey tomazz when I bought my zenfone it had 1.14 firmware version then I manually updated it to... moreI've placed them on my server as well, you can get them from http://www.mega-networks.asia/ZenFone
There's a Firmware folder.
I stopped posting with 2.19 + fixes, because 2.20 was beta, and for the now released 2.20 OTA, it is yet another release that had less than a week of beta testing, on a plan of 2-3 weeks, so I want to test it out first before placing it in the server.
Although I've made a few exceptions, normally I only place full firmware files there.
So 2.20 will also be full firmware when posted, not a 100-450 MB FOTA file.
As for you, get 22.214.171.124 and install it. Then get 2.19 and install it, then do OTA to 2.20.
That's the instructions if you're doing it right now.
Same here, There's a 'invalid mmi code' showing everytime I'm using USSD to check for my load balance (using sim1). I already installed the new update that Asus provided and my phone is now running on WW_user_126.96.36.199, but even after updating... the keyboard and USSD code issues are still here.
Any suggestions on how to fix the USSD code issue?
Hey tomazz when I bought my zenfone it had 1.14 firmware version then I manually updated it to full firmware 1.18.9 but when I check for any more updates via ota my phone is showing that it is upto date how to get 1.18.10 and kitkat thanks!!
software version V188.8.131.52
1.Fixed the reddish issue of front camera
2.Fixed create new interface get NULL value
3.Fixed hookey not hold on when SIM2's phone call.
4.Fixed - APK files can’t be send via Bluetooth
5.Enable SD card OTA update on recovery mode
6.Fixed Line will crash when switch the front/rear camera
7.Fixed - Audio playback on Bluetooth headsets (A2DP) is too soft
8.Fixed maxxaudio effect is stopped when turning on google equalizer
9.Fixed - FM radio reception breaks after 15 minutes
10.Fix Cloud Print version update issue
11.Fix USSD issue which randomly fails to be executed correctly when using Secondary SIM
1. Add release note website link for ASUS Software Update, users can check release notes details directly through the link
2. Add Feedback APP for users to communicate and send feedback to ASUS fast and easily