Is it safe to upgrade ROG 5 to a12?

k_huatk_huat Level 3
edited December 6 in ROG Phone 5

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  1. Model Name: ROG 5
  2. Firmware Version: stick to a11
  3. Rooted or not:
  4. Frequency of Occurrence:
  5. APP Name & APP Version (If your issue relates to the app):

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Warranty off after one year of purchase

So mates consult experience is it safe to upgrade to a12 or better stick with a11? 🤔

Possiblity of WiFi/hotspot problem after upgraded to a12?


  • I would recommend you turn off your updates and not update the phone to the further version, people who have updated have faced issues with wifi and hotspot turning on, I also faced the same issue, please do not update it, the issue is in firmware itself but these service center people told me this is a hardware issue lol

  • With the number of successive updates since the release of Rog5, it is absolutely certain that it is not the firmware that breaks the wifi, it is a hardware breakage.

    This belief comes from the fact that users almost never reboot their smartphones and that the only time they do it is by obligation, forced by the update.

    100% of users think that it was their last update that caused this wifi outage since July 2021 and it's the same story until November 2022.

    This breakage of the wifi can therefore happen at any time but the Wifi continues to operate as long as the device is running, the defect is detected during the boot checks.

    @k_huat you stop your rog5 then you turn it back on, if the wifi is still operational there is no reason for it to be down after the updates (many, you have to do them all, starting with the one that follows the version of your firmware)

    Until the beginning of 2022 it was thought that only rog5s delivered to India were affected by this failure, but for the past few months there has not been a day without several users experiencing this failure in any which continent, in europe where the warranty is 2 years and even 3 years in some countries, users are on their 4th motherboard, if you are not lucky enough to have this warranty period, it is time to consider reselling it

  • k_huatk_huat Level 3

    Reselling it now is 1/3 of the money paid..

    I'll continue with a11 until it break down god bless all of us 🙏🏻

  • From my experience, even if the auto update option is turned off the system will update at some point as I always keep the damn thing off but during a recharge I happened to glance to my left where the phone was charging to find it just rebooted itself.

    Initially I thought "aw sh*t, here we go again with the motherboard", but low and behold the phone updated itself to the latest version even tho I didn't give it permission.

  • k_huatk_huat Level 3

    Mine turned off as well n will receive notification for updates everytime I restart phone.. I'll just ignore n swipe it away 🙄

  • @k_huat

    Notification is mandatory when auto updates is disabled, firmware does not download.


    It happened once the firmware was force pushed, even if you disable the auto update option, the manufacturer can override it.

    Normally this is for very rare cases of security or legal obligation. it was the intern who must have pushed the wrong button :)

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