Zenfone 3 - ZE553KL - Upgrade beyond 8.0

gmkish1gmkish1 Level 1
edited February 2021 in Others

Please tell us some basic information before asking for help:

  1. Model Name: ZE553KL
  2. Firmware Version: 8.0
  3. Rooted or not: unknown
  4. Frequency of Occurrence: N/A
  5. APP Name & APP Version (If your issue relates to the app):

My employer requires that my phone have a minimum Android version of 9.0 but I have 8.0 on my Zenfone 3 - ZE553KL. I don't want to buy a new phone as I really like mine. Any solutions?


  • Hi gmkish1

    Thank you for your asking. ZE553KL does not provide official Android 9 firmware version. If you are eager to use Android 9, ASUS does provide official unlock tool Version UnlockTool_9.2.0.0. However, please read the terms and conditions associated with Unlock boot loader before unlocking your device. The unlock device may have unexpected software issue or security issue like banking apps. Also, it will be regarded as out of warranty device and will no longer received any FOTA notification. It is strongly advised that you avoid activating this App unless you fully understand and accept the risks that may arise.


  • You can check the forum for power user about how to install A9 on unlock device. XDA forum

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