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.
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.
— ROG Global (@ASUS_ROG) March 8, 2020
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:
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.