ASUS says that Android 10 is now rolling out to the ROG Phone II

ASUS says that Android 10 is now rolling out to the ROG Phone II

ASUS is among the brands that witnessed their smartphone ventures rejuvenate in 2019. The credit goes to the much improved and bloat-free user interface on the flagship killer ASUS ZenFone 6 (aka ASUS 6Z) and persuasive pricing of the supercharged ASUS ROG Phone II. Besides, ASUS’ software updates also picked up the pace with the ZenFone 6 and the previous year’s ZenFone 5Z receiving stable Android 10 updates. The ASUS ROG Phone II also received an Android 10 beta in December last year and now, a stable build is expectedly rolling out to the users.

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ASUS’s ROG Global Twitter account announced that the Android 10 update for the ROG Phone II is now live. The official account, however, does not share specifics about the new features or security updates included in the changelog. We can expect native Android 10 features such as Dark theme and navigation gestures to be added with the update.

The Android 10 beta came with ZenUI 6 without any significant cosmetic changes over the previous version, so we don’t expect the stable update to change that. The update could, however, fix the bugs in the beta version, including the inability to take calls while in the Game Mode or the crashing of SystemUI when opening the icon manager.

We have been informed that the update will start rolling out today, i.e. Monday, March 9th. At the time of writing this, the comments on the official tweet as well in the ASUS ROG Phone II XDA Forums thread suggest that the update is yet to arrive for most of the users. Likewise, all the replies on this Reddit thread validate that the update doesn’t seem to be rolling out just yet.

Additionally, the Bios & Firmware page for the ASUS ROG Phone II still shows the last stable update from December 2019 as the latest firmware package and has yet to be updated with the Android 10 ZIP file. You can, however, download the update now from the link below.

Update: Download ASUS ROG Phone II Android 10 update

The changelog for the Android 10 update for ROG Phone II is:

  1. When reboot the device after system upgrade, dark screen will last about 30 seconds, depending on data size, before startup animation. Please be patient.
  2. Please back up your data before upgrading to Android 10. If you want to downgrade your device’s software version to Android 9 by official software package, it will erase all data from your device’s internal storage.
  3. Upgraded system to Android 10
  4. Support Google Play system update
  5. Removed Go2Pay and tags ability in Gallery
  6. Support more Aura system lighting scenarios when mounting Lighting Armor Case
  7. Added advanced settings to brightness bar on the Quick Settings panel
  8. Applied Call Exclusive mode system-wide. Removed the related setting from Armoury Crate
  9. Added a setting to change the style of power button menu
  10. Added fully gestural navigation in Display setting
  11. Support Android 10 Dark Theme
  12. Added “Suggested actions and replies” in notifications’ advanced setting
  13. No pinned notification when System lighting is turned on for Music
  14. Changed the add Wi-Fi network design
  15. Some 3rd party apps aren’t compatible with Android 10 yet
  16. The “Gestures on dark screen” will be turned off after system upgrade

You can download the full firmware ZIP of the update using the link below. Do note that this is only for the “WW” builds and will not install on other SKUs.

Download Android 10 for the ASUS ROG Phone II

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Tushar Mehta
Tushar Mehta

I am a Senior Editor at XDA. I have been reviewing gadgets for over five years and gained experience by working for prominent tech publications in India before joining XDA. I enjoy fiddling with all smart objects and my love for software customization dates back to the Symbian S60 days. I like to devote my spare time idealizing the romantic union of technology and philosophy or spacing out on Pink Floyd. You may email me at [email protected]

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