Sanga, 26 Oct 2014Hi..I'm still using jb 4.3 os... will Asus release an optimized kitkat version?? If yes, could... moreHere's the thing... if you upgrade OS, you need to change 2 parts of the OS, the OS and the recovery partition.
So at least 184.108.40.206 (or another update of JB) would be required at the minimum, to have a KK recovery partition, before installing KK.
Now the original KK to stable KK updates already exist, but the main problem in stabilising the system has been the settings being moved from JB to KK.
You can get a stable KK OS right now, but you would need to perform it in these steps:
- backup your phone
- wipe your phone to factory reset
- upgrade to KK
- wipe your phone to factory reset
- install incremental updates in order to 220.127.116.11
- restore your apps and settings
Some would advise to clear the cache partition as well.
Now there are a few things that need to be cleared out immediately about the updates:
- software updates cannot fix the hardware flaws
- battery life improves in standby, but not in operation, given the fairly large illuminated HD screen
- battery will still stay the same 2110 mAh and no software update can change that
- speaker still has the same amplifier which is on the quiet side, and there's only that much that software tweaking can do to make it louder
What you CAN do to improve battery life is to get a permissions manager, and shut off permissions for the tasks that apps should not have access to anyway (as these background spying tasks burn a lot of power), if you do not require to be immediately notified of emails or messages, you can set the power scheme to cut the data connection when phone is in sleep.
If you have an option, choose an operator running high frequency (1800/1900/2100 MHz) rather than 850/900 MHz bands, which burn twice the power.
Get an app that kills apps until you actually start them, so they don't automatically start when you power on the phone.
Keep the screen on automatic brightness.
Disable flip cover if you're not using the active flip case.
All that said - it still has longer battery life (and 15% higher capacity) than iPhone 6.
mikan, 26 Oct 2014Hi Tomazz,
Just a curiosity question.In the full firmware update from Asus website,if ifwi.zi... moreIn general it should work fine, but there are some models of A500CG that come with different modems. Loading A501CG firmware into A500CG could give you an error, and could render the modem useless, so you'd lose data access, in some cases also calling ability and crash the moment you try to open the phone app.
The other way around this should not happen, but since 501CG is using same hardware as most of the 500CG, and as such should be supported.
But given the code for the 2 models is different, there could be different errors in them which are addressed in updates. This means that applying an update for the other model might not fix the issues your previously installed update had.
I personally prefer to stick to correct files, or combo files, which contain code for both models.
I already knew about the confirmation of Lollipop, but what matters most for now is a more stable Kitkat.
One of the worst mobile I ever seen, china mobile. the screen will break while charging and they tell its gorilla glass all fake.
if i want buy fon same price like asus zenfon 5.what model is good for me?
Suraj, 26 Oct 2014Plz Tell me friends .about this phone ?.how it works? I want2 give this phone. Buddy the phone is really good and very smooth because it has 2 GB of RAM which makes it smoother to use and you will not feel any lag .. you can go for it
Anonymous, 26 Oct 2014Hi blackskis, How much battery backup you get for the above mentioned usage pattern by you. ... moreIt gives avarage battery back .. i used it myself.after 100% of charge and if you continiously on internet then it will stay 24 hours or more . You can understand the standby time will be good.. battery is not so good but it is not so bad as well
Asus really comes up with a great phone.. there is only one issue with the phone that is the brightnes is not so good as it should be in a 720 x 1280 pixels display and the battery takes time to full charge . Rest of the phone is excellent in respect of performance and everything. I really like the touch of the phone it is damn smooth
the video it records lags when in low light , it is only smoooth when exposure is set to -2, but it makes video dark.. how to improve that.?
amit jain, 28 Sep 2014I am surprised to hear about problems in asus zenfone 5.Mine is working very nice since i boug... moreis whatsapp and facebook working fine on your zf5 thru wifi only or also thru service provider's internet connection?
For those who have these phone if you charge the phone and play games for 4-8 hour what would happened?
Deeoanker, 25 Oct 2014hey bro do u face any kind of problem after downgrading ur zenfone os to jelly bean ??
and w... moreNo there is no problem after dowmgrade to jellybean,after downgrade updated to 18.104.22.168 from asus website 676 mb file.
Phone is again working superb like before.
Kitkat update was a major flaw.Black screen appeared after hanging the call,phone heated too much,sd card data problem and excessive battery drain.
There is not a big difference between jelly bean and kitkat so i will stay witb jelly bean
Rajesh, 26 Oct 2014I m also facing the same problem,Can u pls send me the contact no or e-mail id of ASUSGo to website of asus india and than to support u will get email and toll free no.
Anonymous, 26 Oct 2014Hi, Have you updated to KitkatWhenever i try to download a song, it says that my phone is infected by 13 viruses. How do i get rid of it as it may cirrupt my sim card and fone as well
Hi..I'm still using jb 4.3 os... will Asus release an optimized kitkat version?? If yes, could I directly update to that optimized version or do I have to first upgrade to the previous version of kitkat??
Stable kitkat updates are coming ..... android lollipop 5.0 is confirmed for asus zenfone 5 in april 2015