How to update the firmware of ROG Phone? Which firmware version should I choose?

dcdobson2dcdobson2 Level 1
edited March 2021 in ROG Phone

Hi.. I've recently bought this device and it's still on the original years old firmware.

I'd like to know what steps specifically I need to do in order to get it on latest stable /good battery version please.

I know I can't just upgrade to latest firmware, I have to do it in stages yes, 1 update after another?

What firmware?

Where from?


What software on Pc do I use?

I have :

2018 model

Android 8.1.0


M3 15 35 15 1-jedi_000621



Build number

Opm1. 171019. 026. ww_phone. 15 1616. 1808.23-0

Rom extension 1.1.12

European model.. 👍

Not rooted

Thanks in advance.

Best Answer


  • edited December 2020

    Hi dcdobson2

    Thank you for your asking. To update the system, you may try Auto Update or Manual Update.

    1. Auto Update (Easier Way)

    Settings>System>System update

    *Tap the 3 dots on the top row of "System update">Auto-update settings, for related settings

    2. Manual Update (Normally use in cross-Android firmware update or rooted/unlocked device)

    Download the firmware file into the root directory, aka the outermost place, of the internal storage>Reboot>Tap the "system update" notification

    *To perform cross-Android firmware update, please backup the device data first.

    #[Zenfone] How to update firmware on my phone?

    #ROG Phone Firmware Spot 

    However, which firmware version should I choose?

    Each firmware version will optimize the system stability from the previous firmware version. Since right now you are in Android 8 (Oreo), you can try to upgrade to the latest Android 8 firmware version WW-15.1630.1907.98 (2019/09/03). You can also try to upgrade to Android 9 by manual update, if you still prefer Android 8 interface/system design, you can downgrade from Android 9 to Android 8 by Version Android P to O (WW SKU) (2019/12/04) file on Firmware Spot.

  • DON'T UPDATE! I updated to Android 9 and ASUS's Android 9 is full of bugs, a massive memory leak and poor memory management!

  • What I regret the most is the weather animation on the lock screen is gone.

  • Well I've updated and now the phone is really slow at opening apps and navigating the ui.

    It literally takes about 3/4 seconds to open an app.. That's unacceptable.

  • Hi dcdobson2

    Thank you for your asking. Kindly try some stay-at-home troubleshooting tips below:

    1. To check the compatibility between the firmware and the app version, please update your app to the latest version.

    2. Also, please try "the Factory Reset" 

    Settings>System>Reset options>Erase all data(factory reset)

    Please note that once the Factory Reset is completed, all data, apps, settings and personal information will be deleted.

    If you still prefer the system design of your previous Android version, you may downgrade the system by visiting our official website.

  • Waste phone ever in my life and waste of money,

    Only show up in the exterior and not recommended asus.

  • This is the waste ever phone in my life and waste of money.

    Not recommended asus product.

    Only show up in the exterior.

  • Exactly how I felt. I usually research a lot before buying a phone. Asus rog phone is the worst decision I ever made. I am glad I switched to s21 Ultra.

  • Christine_ASUS You have to warn this person CyberPunk2302.

    This is Asus forum. How can he promote other brands?

    Doesn't Asus need to protect own brand, even though it's considered a failed product by many people?

  • Christine_ASUS This person CyberPunk2302 has also repeatedly spoken harshly against Asus products and the people. You are paid to keep the forum conducive, and of course, defend and promote Asus products. Isn't that right, huh?

  • Hermano calm down and stop suggesting people to buy phones if you do not have an answer. That's the only thing you do. Go back and check all your posts. I don't know even know why do you stay active. I am the biggest frustrated user and they cannot block me without a reason. I would escalate it in the biggest manner if they do so. ASUS has lied to me over an email and calls, I have all the proof. And lastly stop acting like a burner account.

  • The price is SS Ultra is 30% higher than which of ROG3. If he is ok for the price and the design, then he has the freedom of the speech. 😊


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