Manually Update Asus Zenfone 5 to Android 4.4.2 KitKat (Download Firmware)

Asus Mobiles has finally rolled out Android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware update in India for the Zenfone 4, Zenfone 5 and Zenfone 6 Smartphone’s. The three products of Asus got great success in India as well as other countries of the world. The device comes with different screen sizes making sure to attract customers of all choices. But the Smartphone with 5-inch display i.e Zenfone 5 has got good likes from the customers because of its big screen and software overview.

Asus Zenfone 5

The Asus Zenfone over all has good performance but coming to the battery, it really lack behind. So with this update the problem will be solved and thus there will be improvement in the device with the update. The update is already available to your Zenfone 5, if you have not received any OTA update then just follow the below easy steps to manually update the Smartphone.

Commenting on the update, Peter Chang, Regional Head – South Asia & Country Manager – System Business Group – Asus India, said, “Our users have been eagerly awaiting the android update and we are extremely elated to announce its upgradation at this time of the year. The KitKat update and other additional interesting features will further redefine their experience with their ZenFones.”

Quick Pre-requisites:

  • Firstly check the firmware version of the Smartphone. Go to Settings > About > Software > Information > Build number.
  • Make sure to match SKU, TW stands for Taiwan, CN for China and WW stands for International.
  • Make sure the stock firmware is install before you update the device. If you have install the custom ROM, then it doesn’t work.
  • Download the stock firmware with build number from HERE.

How to manually update Asus Zenfone 5 to Android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware:

Step 1: Download the above file on your PC and then extract the same to its respective folder. Now transfer the extracted zip file to the root of the internal storage with the help of standard USB cable. Make sure to transfer firmware with build number and disconnect the USB cable. Now update notification will pop-up to the device as shown in the below image.

Asus Zenfone 5 Android 4.4 KitKat update

Step 2: Select the update package from the options of “Select Update Package”. Once done with update, follow the same to install firmware.

Asus Zenfone 5 Android 4.4.2 KitKat update Changelogs:

Check below images for the changes that Zenfone 5 brings with Android 4.4 KitKat update. You can see the version updated to v4.4.2 i.e Android KitKat. Besides you will find changes in the UI of the device and additionally Easy Mode is added to the Smartphone’s for the Quick Access to daily applications. You will also find change in the Build number of the device.

Asus Zenfone 5 KitKat update 2

  • azrin

    hello, i’ve tried following the procedure above but when i copied the firmware into the phone and disconnect the cable the pop up window doesn’t appear. i’ve tried restarting it but it still doesn’t appear.