ZenFone Max Pro (M1) Pie update news and more: New OTA brings EIS, Live Wallpaper, and more

ZenFone Max Pro (M1)

For the latest software update news regarding the popular Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1, this page has everything you’d want to know. Be it news about the latest security updates or details on if and when to expect the next version of Android OS, you are in the right place.

There are other variants of the Max M1 family whose software update details we’ve captured via the links below.

ZenFone Max Pro M1 update timeline

Date Software version Android OS  Changelog
15 Nov 2018 15.2016.1810.337 Android 8.1 Adds EIS to the camera app, support for Live Wallpaper, and more
02 Nov 2018 15.2016.1810.334 Android 8.1 October 2018 security update, fixes power consumption issue and optimizes the waking system by double tapping/swiping up on screen
16 Oct 2018 15.2016.1809.331 Android 8.1 September 2018 security patch, Enable TW TWN VoLTE/FET VoLTE+VoWIFI, Fix compatibility issue with Line App, and Optimize system stability
18 Sep 2018 15.2016.1808.327 Android 8.1 Improved system stability
04 Sep 2018 15.2016.1808.326 Android 8.1 Improved selfie camera performance and optimized fingerprint performance, and more
20 Aug 2018 15.2016.1808.323 Android 8.1 August 2018 security patch, improved NFC function and fixed Myanmar Zawgyi Language issue
3 July 2018 15.2016.1805.311 Android 8.1 Improved Camera performance, Updated APN and Fixed the translation issue.
14 Jun 2018 15.2016.1805.309 Android 8.1 Enables IN Airtel/Idea/Vodafone & ID smarfren & TH DTAC/AIS/True 3rd & RU Megafon/MTS VoLTE & RU MTS VoWifi, Optimizes fingerprint unlock speed, and Improves Camera performance.
25 May 2018 14.2016.1804.305 Android 8.1 Improve Camera performance,  Privacy Setting update, and Add GPS location icon into Quick Setting
5 May 2018 14.2016.1804.252 Android 8.1 Enable Face Recognition functionality, Optimize gyroscope functionality, and Improvement in the response speed of fingerprint sensor
23 Apr 2018 14.2016.1802.247 Android 8.1 Improve Camera UI and performance, Fix no Emergency call log issue, and Improve audio performance.



ZenFone Max Pro M1 Android 9 Pie update

  • Android 9 Pie update is expected
  • Pie-based custom ROMs available too

Having launched with a clean version of Android 8.1 Oreo, Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 has been on the forefront when it comes to software updates. The same is expected with respect to Android 9 Pie, with the device expected to make the switch to the new OS in Q4 2018 or in early 2019.

What’s even more interesting is that you can already install various Pie-based ROMs on the ZenFone Max Pro M1, although you should do this at your own risk.

Related: LineageOS 16: Expected release date and device list


If you have any question regarding software updates for the ZenFone Max M1, ZenFone Max Plus M1 or ZenFone Max Pro M1, feel free to shoot it in your comments below.

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