ASUS Zenfone 5 Receives Android Oreo Alpha ROM
Android enthusiasts around the world have Oreo fever now that Google has announced the name and released the source code for the new update. Millions of people are now looking to their OEMs for details about when their device will receive the official update. Enthusiasts however, are looking to custom ROM developers and wondering the same. We recently brought attention to a new Oreo ROM for the Xiaomi Mi 3 and Mi 4 (Cancro), and today we want to do the same for the ASUS Zenfone 5.
At the time of publication, the Android Oreo ROM for the Mi 3 and Mi 4 had been able to go through multiple revisions. This enabled the developer to iron out some of its kinks and get most of the hardware working the way it should. Sadly, this isn’t the case with the ASUS Zenfone 5, but it still deserves attention as it is the first step to getting a stable Oreo ROM working on it. This has been all thanks to the work of dedicated XDA Senior Member tank0412.
This alpha build of Android Oreo for the Zenfone 5 is for the device with the model number ASUS_T00F, and you can find the source code for the work that’s being done on GitHub. You should definitely not flash this on your daily driver unless you’re prepared for a number of features to not work. As of right now, the developer has indicated that WiFi is the only thing working properly. The list of things not working at this time includes Bluetooth, Audio, Media and the radio interface layer (RIL).
There is still some work being done to get those components working, and a flashable ZIP created for TWRP. The developer says you should flash this via Fastboot if you want to try it out though. They also gives credit to thank XDA Senior Member flex1911 for their Oreo bring up of the ZenFone 2 (ASUS_T00D)
Check out this Android Oreo build in our ASUS Zenfone 5 forum