The Android 7.0 Nougat update has finally arrived for Asus Ze3nFone 3 and is now available for download. This new Android 7.0 update is for the two Zenfone 3 models that is ZE520KL and ZE552KL and the update comes with the version number of v14.2015.1701.8. ASUS Zenfone 3 is the award winning smartphone and it comes in 4 different colors. The device is powered by a powerful hardware and it has an internal memory of 32 GB and a 16 MP primary camera and the front camera of 8 MP. In other words, ASUS Zenfone 3 is a complete powerhouse.
The new Android 7.0 Nougat update for Zenfone 3 comes with all promising Nougat features such as the notification panel, multi-window support, quick switch, data saver, file based encryption and a lot more. Moreover, the update also improves the overall performance of the device and it’s based on the latest ZenUI. ASUS rolled out this update via OTA update but so far the update is not available in every region so if you own a Zenfone 3 and want to update it manually then you need to follow the steps below. Zenfone 3 Android 7.0 update weighs around 1.5 GB and we recommend you to take a complete backup of your device before proceeding further.
This Android 7.0 update guide is only for ASUS Zenfone 3 models ZE520KL and ZE552KL. Please don’t try it on other variants. Verify your device model by going to Settings > About Phone. If your model number is ZE520KL or ZE552KL then it’s time to proceed further.
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- Make sure you have created a full backup of your device including your personal photos and videos.
- Your device should have more than 60 percent or higher battery to prevent any unexpected shutdowns during the update process.
- You have enabled USB Debugging on your ASUS Zenfone 3. You can enable it by navigating to Settings > Developer Options > Check USB Debugging option.
- You have installed the latest Zenfone 3 ZE520KL and ZE552KL USB Drivers.
How to Update ASUS Zenfone 3 ZE520KL and ZE552KL to Android 7.0 Nougat:
First of all, setup ADB and Fastboot on your device.
Now download the official Android 7.0 Nougat firmware and place the file on the desktop and rename it ‘ota.zip‘.
Now connect your Zenfone 3 to your PC or laptop via the USB cable.
Now open the folder where you placed the downloaded file (ota.zip) and also command windows in the folder.
Now type the following command and hit enter to reboot your phone into recovery mode.
adb reboot recovery
Select “Install from USB” option in recovery mode.
Now type the following command and press enter.
adb sideload ota.zip
The installation process will now start and will take some time to complete.
That’s it. You have successfully installed Android 7.0 Nougat on Zenfone 3. If you have any questions or stuck at any point do let us know in the comments.