ASUS rolls out an Android 10 beta update to the ZenFone Max Pro M1
Asus is updating its nearly two-year old budget phone to Android 10. The Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1, which launched in April 2018, is now receiving an Android 10 Beta in India and France. For a budget phone that’s not part of the Android One program, getting two Android platform updates is indeed great news. However, as the device owners would recall, this wasn’t totally unexpected at all. At the time of launch, Asus had promised to deliver two major Android updates including Android Q to the ZenFone Max Pro M1. The device received the first promised update in the form of Android 9.0 Pie back in April last year. And keeping its promise, Asus is now rolling out the second and final update to the device.
The ZenFone Max Pro M1 update comes with version 17.2017.1911.407 and is 1.6GB in size. The Android 10 update brings along many exciting changes including a system-wide dark mode, full-screen navigation gestures, improved Digital Wellbeing tools with Focus Mode and parental controls, more control over app permissions, Live Captions and a whole lot more. You can learn more about all the new changes in Android 10 here.
You can sideload the Android 10 beta using the full OTA zip given below. For those rocking custom ROMs, we also have a flashable ROM zip that you can flash from TWRP. Installing a beta software requires a clean install so make sure to backup your data before you flash the update.
Download Android 10 beta for the Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1:
It’s unclear when the stable update will arrive but given the public beta is out now, we hopefully won’t have to wait for too long.
Thanks to XDA Member renda-l for the tip!
Update 1 (1/31/2020 @ 11:32 AM EST): We have updated the article to reflect that this is a beta update.