Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 gets unofficial Android P port

Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 gets unofficial Android P port

The Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 arrived in the Indian market with the intention to dethrone the Xiaomi Redmi Note series from the top spot in the budget segment. With a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SoC, a 5.99″ 18:9 LCD display, dual rear cameras, a combined three slot tray for dual SIMs and a microSD card, a 5,000 mAh battery, and stock Android 8.1 out of the box, the Zenfone Max Pro M1 gives very tough competition to the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro and even exceeds it in certain areas.

If you’re willing to be a bit adventurous with your new Zenfone Max Pro M1, you can now also try out an unofficial Android P Developer Preview 5 port thanks to efforts from XDA Recognized Developer erfanoabdi. Be warned that this build will have some bugs because of its beta nature, so install it on your device only if you fully understand what you are getting into. According to the thread linked below, the following basic hardware is working:

  • RIL
  • Dual 4G
  • Audio
  • Wi-Fi
  • Hotspot
  • VoLTE
  • All other basic functions

There are some bugs noted in the thread, so do give the thread a thorough read before flashing the ROM.

Download unofficial Android P port for the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1

Note: This article was originally published on July 21st. However, several users pointed out to us that the initial build we linked wasn’t working on the device, so we pulled the article. Now, a working port of Android P has been posted for the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 so we have re-published this article.

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Aamir Siddiqui
Aamir Siddiqui

I am a tech journalist with XDA since 2015, while being a qualified business-litigation lawyer with experience in the field. A low-end smartphone purchase in 2011 brought me to the forums, and it's been a journey filled with custom ROMs ever since. When not fully dipped in smartphone news, I love traveling to places just to capture pictures of the sun setting. You can reach out to me at [email protected]