Asus Zenfone 5 (A500CG (T00F) WW, A501CG(T00J) WW) is one of the popular 5-inch Android smartphone in the Zenfone series. The device was announced along with Zenfone 6 and Zenfone 4 which sports 6-inch and 4-inch display respectively. All this Zenfone smartphone had a good sale’s number all over the global market due to its quality specs and features. The handset was launched back in 2014 running on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean out of the box. As the sales of Zenfone 5 was really good, the company didn’t want to disappoint the users by not providing timely Android updates. Earlier the device got Android 4.4 KitKat update and now the company is pushing the new material design Android 5.0 Lollipop update.
The Android Lollipop update carries the build number v126.96.36.199 and is available via OTA (over-the-air). The update brings bug fixes, removes certain pre-installed apps, new features and much more. If you still doesn’t received Android Lollipop v188.8.131.52 firmware update for Asus Zenfone 5 A500CG (T00F) WW, A501CG(T00J) WW then do check the below procedure for manually installing the update.
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- This update guide is only for Asus Zenfone 5 with model number A500CG (T00F) WW, A501CG(T00J) WW. To confirm, go to settings > about phone.
- Take backup of all your personal files and charge the device to at least 75% or more.
- The device should be running on build v220.127.116.11, if not download the build from Asus official website. You can flash by following the below similar steps.
How to install Android Lollipop v18.104.22.168 on Asus Zenfone 5:
Step 1: Download Android 5.0 Lollipop update ASUS_T00F-WW-22.214.171.124-user.zip file to your computer.
Step 2: Connect your device with computer with original USB cable and transfer the update .zip file to root folder of device internal storage.
Step 3: Disconnect your smartphone from PC and restart it. (In order to restart, press and hold power button for a while and choose restart from the available options.)
Step 4: Soon after successful restart of your Zenfone 5, an update notification pop-ups on your screen. Tao on it to continue.
Step 5: Now the device will show the message “Select Update Package”. Now tap on it and choose the update .zip file which earlier you have copied to device internal storage.
Step 6: That’s it! The device will automatically install the latest Android Lollipop firmware.
Step 7: The Zenfone 5 will reboots into normal mode. Now you have installed v3.2340.60 Lollipop update on your smartphone.
Any issues during or after the procedure, do leave a comment below.