January 24, 2019: Asus is rolling out a new update to the ZenFone Max Pro M1 (both ZB601KL and ZB602KL variants) with software version 15.2016.1901.339, tagging along the latest security patches for January 2019, a fix for Garmin watch pairing issue, as well as general system stability optimizations.
The update is airborne and thus will take some time before all units get the OTA download, so be patient.
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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|
|24 Jan 2019||15.2016.1901.339||Android 8.1||January 2019 security patch, fixes Garmin watch pairing issue, and system stability optimizations|
|19 Dec 2018||15.2016.1811.338||Android 8.1||November 2018 security patch, improves Wi-Fi hotspot compatibility, improves 3rd party app compatibility (Instagram), optimize power consumption, improves camera performance on video recording, optimizes the audio experience via headphones, and enables TW CHT VoLTE+VoWIFI|
|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.
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.