Gustav_ASUSFirst of all thanks for the response!
We provide an unlock tool on the official support page. Make sure you 100% understand what that process entails before using it to unlock your device.
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The support website should have the latest FW versions available for download. Which website are you referring to?
Gustav_ASUSUsually yes accept the .98(?) Firmware that had been pulled back, but in general I would wait for the official update because I am concerned about the warrenty being valid after the update from a file
@koallawindows10 It should probably work fine but I would recommend that you wait for the regular WW version, shuold be around the corner. By the way, you are getting automatic FOTA updates for your device, right?