AnonD-292829, 07 Oct 2014Hi Tomazz,
I want to get down to 126.96.36.199.
But my earlier attempts to do a adb sideload was... moreMikkan, You have to fastboot recovery.img first before downgrading to 188.8.131.52 Otherwise you will get "getprop("ro.build.asus.sku") == 'WW'" error.
184.108.40.206 upgrades recovery to v2.19. so you have to downgrade the recovery to 220.127.116.11. Here's the process to follow :
1) Download the recovery from
2) type this at fastboot :
"fastboot flash recovery 18.104.22.168_ww_recovery.img"
3)boot to recovery and sideload 22.214.171.124
AnonD-279813, 07 Oct 2014Yes, both 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52 were removed, both from download site and from FOTA.
The... moreHi Tomazz,
I want to get down to 184.108.40.206.
But my earlier attempts to do a adb sideload was failure when I was trying to a downgrade.Can you pl confirm whether ,on a normal course,I can just use the complete 220.127.116.11 zip file and do adb sideload?
AnonD-303138, 07 Oct 2014Asus has withdrawn the kit Kat updates ? The version 2.19 updates are not seen there now and o... moreYes, both 18.104.22.168 and 22.214.171.124 were removed, both from download site and from FOTA.
The reason is the many complaints received, since the previously installed apps and settings break the KitKat after it is installed, and Asus does not want to ask users to do a full system overwrite like some of the other brands.
Eventually that's what is most likely to happen.
I was asked to remove my KitKat update, which I am considering, given the number of complaints in this forum, but then again - if users follow the instructions I've posted in here several times, the order and which files to use, even rooted phones can be brought to perfect order.
That said - anyone wanting to use my files is doing so at his or her own risk, so make a backup to gmail account, and do a recovery when done, if there is any issue after upgrade.
As for the battery lasting only a couple of hours in KitKat - please see this:
That is the battery status after 1 day and 10 hours or so.
And next is the firmware version, so I'm not accused of using JellyBean.
In comparison, this is from JellyBean:
I got my zenfone 5, 2 weeks ago and updated it to the last small update before kitkat and all is good even the battery. I play nba2k14 every day and the cpu are not getting hot. Lucky me I didn't update to kitkat when it got released. My advise it to stay on the JB until Asus fix the firmware.
Marinos, 07 Oct 2014The phone is amazing! Is very beautiful, very nice touch sensor, very fast. Also the battery a... moreGood charging means 4 to 6 hrs of chargings
Can anyone please state the whole steps of upgrading to kitkat (with every little thing) ThnQ.
AnonD-279813, 07 Oct 2014Did you place the ZIP file from my server, or did you unzip it first and place the file from i... moreAsus has withdrawn the kit Kat updates ? The version 2.19 updates are not seen there now and only 126.96.36.199 only is available for ww version .. check plz in the Asus firmware download site.
The phone is amazing! Is very beautiful, very nice touch sensor, very fast. Also the battery at first was bad. After 2-3 times of good charging became better!!
I recommend this phone! Value for money!
happy with 4.3 ,will prefer android 1 rather then kitkat
NBI EXECITIVE OFFICE, 07 Oct 2014it is normal heating the phone asus zenfone 5 and battery very fast drained, can you explain ... moreWho are you threatening? Asus in China? Go ahead…
Just out of curiousity - did you investigate Microsoft for the Windows 8 upgrade over Windows 7 causing troubles to users, which could only be fixed by hard disk format and clean reinstall?
Or did you investigate Apple for causing the same issue on… well, nearly every new OS that came out, in case it was upgraded over the previous version?
Right - on a PC you would always consider wiping partition and installing it from scratch to avoid problems.
Why don't you do it on your phone? Today's phones are personal computers in small package, that on the side can also make phone calls.
So push that 2 buttons together on starting up the phone, and choose recovery mode, then restore from recovery partition, and enter your gmail account details again, and your phone will be like new again. Without all that heating, black screens, battery drain, etc.
As for the battery draining GPS, Google Play Services and camera controller library bug - blame Google.
Florian, 07 Oct 2014hi Tomazz,
i am using an incomplete 188.8.131.52 firmware via OtA...i tried your 184.108.40.206 as... moreDid you place the ZIP file from my server, or did you unzip it first and place the file from inside the ZIP file into the internal storage?
You should be placing unzipped file into root of internal storage.
If for some reason my file doesn't work for you, you can try to get it from Asus
Select Android, then WW version of 220.127.116.11.
AnonD-316406, 07 Oct 2014Hi.
I need help because my zenfone battery does not increase though I've charged it for a w... more2 possibilities.
The phone burns more power than charger can provide. Fix: full recovery (go back a page or 2 to see instructions) and reload apps.
The cable or charger might be damaged. Would not be the first time. Do you have another cable and USB charger (1.5 A or higher) to try to charge with?
And OK, 3rd that the battery is damaged, but that's an option to consider if none of above fixes the issue.
I bought one last month but have to return it after 10 days due to defective wifi.
AnonD-314524, 07 Oct 20145200 and 10400 mAh Mi power bank. how do you think each would last with a middle type user? if... moreThere is 30% loss on capacity when battery is powering another battery.
So deduct 30%. Then take current battery capacity is 2110 mAh, lasting you xx hours. So the 5200 mAh -30% = 3640 mAh -> 1.75x + 1.0x of original battery -> 2.75x longer than built in battery alone.
Chimax , 07 Oct 2014Kitkat update just ruined the phone completely... Superb battery consumption and lots of crash... moreDo a complete restore and reload apps.
Nishi Kant, 07 Oct 2014What is difference between ZenFone 5 (A500CG) and ZenFone 5 (A501CG)'s phone ?
Asus Officia... moreHardware wise they are very similar, but A500CG is generally intended for Chinese speaking market, and exists in 1 and 2 GB RAM variants, 1.6 or 2.0 GHz Atom CPU, with 8 or 16 GB eMMC. Usually CU-ANDROID is loaded, which supports English and Chinese.
On the other hand A501CG has only 1.6 GHz CPU, always 2 GB RAM, 8 or 16 GB eMMC, and WWE-ANDROID loaded, which supports nearly all language from around the World for keyboard and often also for the menus.
AnonD-210234, 07 Oct 2014Hi guys,
im planning to buy this phone today or tomorrow, may i know the good and the bad s... moreTo fix the problems after KitKat upgrade, one should do a full recovery, so whole OS is reloaded.
Several users have confirmed that the black screen, extensive heat from CPU, Wifi and Bluetooth problems, GPS problems, cellular data problems, keyboard problems - were resolved after a complete restore.
AnonD-303138, 07 Oct 2014Any advantage on battery life if I root my zenfone ? Anyone did that ? Rooting alone won't do anything.
But it will allow you to tweak the CPU and kill off the Google apps, which are draining the battery, by that significantly extending battery time in IDLE.
However if you are a gamer, the high graphic games will either burn the same amount of power, or if you downclock CPU burn less but that would affect the performance of games as well.
AnonD-313233, 07 Oct 2014Tomaz, should I upgrade to kitkat now?If your JB is working properly, don't.
If JB isn't fast enough for you, then you can upgrade.
does this mobile supports flash....?
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