ASUS Announces Android 9.0 Pie Update for ZenFone 5 Series

    Markham, Canada (November 20, 2018) - ASUS today announced that the ZenFone 5 Series (ZenFone 5, ZenFone 5Z and ZenFone 5Q) is scheduled to receive the Android 9.0 Pie system update in the very near future.

    The new software will be distributed automatically via a firmware-over-the-air (FOTA) update according to the schedule listed below.

    Model Model No. Android 9.0 Pie Release Schedule
    ZenFone 5 ZE620KL Early-Q1 2019
    ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL End-January 2019
    ZenFone 5Q ZC600KL End-January 2019

    Instructions - automatic FOTA procedure

    Once the update is available, a notification will automatically appear on the phone's status bar. The user just needs to tap on the notification to download the update.

    Once download is completed, a pop-up notification to install the update will appear: tapping 'Install' will then start the installation. The device will reboot twice during the installation of the update. Users should not turn off the device until the home screen appears.

    Manual download/install procedure

    It may take about one week for the system to complete the auto push. If the update notification/prompt is not received, it can be checked and initiated manually via the Settings > System > System Updates menu path.