Guys today i bought a asus ZP 5 3g(16gb/2gb) and its baseband version is 1424_22.214.171.124_0715
release keys 010175_201401130121
this is an original one ryt???
Pooja, 03 Sep 2014I have canceled that order that i placed for Rs. 10499 :P and bought QTY. 3 again from WS Reta... moreHi i just want to ask when is the launching date of upgraded kitkat ver of zenfone 5? Hope for your response. Thank you.
Tomazz, 04 Sep 2014That has to do with the Kitkat limitations. The applications will only be able to write in ... moreSo what do you suggest should I upgrade kikat as Iam really unaware of the technicalities.
Tomazz, 04 Sep 2014I'll get a Bluetooth headset and retest… I had several, but since I never used them it might t... moreSorry I guess I was not clear enough.
Bluetooth of the phone should be made on only when phone is ringing!!!- I mean if the bluetooth is already on (before the phone strats ringing or made it on once the call is connected- may not make a problem)- So if the Bluetooth to be made on when phone is ringing,we should be using a program like Tasker or AUtoConnectBluetooth as when the the phone is ringing ,we don't have any window accessible as only Accept or Deny is there!!!
Also not sure does it make sense to comment on ZenUI launcher on Playstore cause I always use ADW launcher (for the purpose of widget resizing ,maximum screen coverage etc..).So I doubt it something to do with the radio firmware of the phone than the ZenUI
Again:Appreciate you are taking time to spend effort on it
Mikkan, 04 Sep 2014Hi,
Thankx for your effort.
It's not happening "during the call" ,issue is happeni... moreI'll get a Bluetooth headset and retest… I had several, but since I never used them it might take some time to find them, and then probably realise batteries are dead.
So it's easier to go to buy another…
After retest I will let you know.
But yes, I did test during the ringing, not during the call. Bluetooth was on, and connected to a bluetooth iPhone dock bluetooth receiver - but call did not drop, nor did any error message show up.
Might still be an idea to go to PlayStore, locate ZenUI, and drop that in the comments - the team there does respond and might contact you directly for more information.
luke, 04 Sep 2014Tomaz i read in the review that SD card will not work properly once upgraded to kikat..is it t... moreThat has to do with the Kitkat limitations.
The applications will only be able to write in their OWN folder, and not touch any folders that were not created by itself.
The SU applications, like those that were part of the firmware, will still be able to read and write to any folder on internal or external memory space.
But applications you install by yourself, will only be able to write to its own folder.
This would mostly affect programs that deal with media like pictures, or music/video players (who might create previews or save statistics or…) and of course any kind of file managers, who would no longer be able to write anything.
Hard to say how you would be affected, as I don't know what software you're using.
But yes, some people considered KitKat changes as "ruining their SD card".
Now note that Google never allowed app developers to access files that were not in their own folder, simply didn't enforce this rule on OS level. Now it does. So it is really up to app developers to stick to the rules.
Of course it is clear that you can't make a usable file manager with such limitations.
Another side-note - if you root your phone and get SU access, you can override these rules and make KitKat work the same way as JellyBean.
Tomazz, 04 Sep 2014Tried calling and fiddling with the bluetooth during the call, however not using bluetooth han... moreHi,
Thankx for your effort.
It's not happening "during the call" ,issue is happening when Phone is ringing or while call gets cut while bluetooth was on(not connected).
OKAY use case scenario is ,is to enable the blue tooth only when there is incoming/outgoing call.Usually if your headset is already switched on and Phone bluetooth is switched on the phone,it automatically gets connected to the last connected device.
Tomazz, 04 Sep 2014What did you update to?I updated the firmware and all of apps in google play, I think it can be make my phone better, but dont. The gallery of my phone can not work and forced close if I want to open it
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.