Asus ZenFone 3 users, can now upgrade their devices to the latest Android 8.0 Oreo beta official leaked update. All credit goes to the XDA member OreoBooyah for sharing the leaked Android 8.0 Oreo Beta update for Asus Zenfone 3 ZE552KL. The Asus Zenfone 3 ZE552KL launched in May 2016 with the 5.5-inch display 1080×1920 pixels and smartphone is powered by Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625 processor along with 4GB of RAM and 16MP primary and 8MP front-facing camera. The device came with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out of the box and later upgraded to Android 7.0 Nougat. So if you are wondering to install Android 8.0 Oreo official update then you are at right place.
By following this simple and detailed guide, you can flash Android 8.0 Oreo beta with a leaked ROM on your Asus Zenfone 3 ZE552KL. The Official beta release is expected by the end of this month or first half of January 2018. This latest official update comes with all the features and customizations from Oreo-like floating navigation dock, home screen shortcuts, notification dots on app icons, picture-in-picture mode, Better Multi Window, Auto Fill, Revamped Settings UI, Better copy and paste, Faster Android behind the scenes, Better battery life with more advanced Doze mode and much more.
The Android 8.0 Oreo beta official leaked update which comes with a build number WW_15.0410.1711.6_0. The Asus Zenfone 3 is still a great phone which can run the Android Oreo smoothly without any issue. Not necessary but it is better to take the full backup of all your valuable data. If you want to install Android 8.0 Oreo beta official update on your Asus Zenfone 3 ZE552KL then go ahead and follow the given steps.
This guide containing the Official Android 8.0 Oreo firmware and instructions can be used only with the ZenFone 3 models ZE552KL. Do not try to install this firmware on any other device or incorrect variant. Verify the model number of your device by navigating to Settings > About Phone, the model number of your device must be models ZE552KL.
AndroidXDA.net will not be held responsible for any damage occurred to your Asus ZenFone 3 models ZE552KL during or after the installation of Android 8.0 Oreo Proceed at your risk.
Before Getting Started:
- Make a proper backup of all the existing data and settings of your ZenFone 3 ZE552KL, in case anything goes wrong then you’ll be able to restore your data back.
- Verify that you’ve correctly installed the ZenFone 3 ZE552KL USB Drivers on the PC.
- Enable USB Debugging Mode on your ZenFone 3 by navigating to Settings > Developer Options > check the USB Debugging option.
- If you have a custom ROM installed on the phone, then after installing this stock update, it will be lost.
- The stock version will replace the custom recovery.
- Check the battery level of your ZenFone 3 ZE552KL, and it should be charged at least about 80% before proceeding to the installation guide.
Steps to Update Asus ZenFone 3 ZE552KL to Android 8.0 Oreo:
Step No 1: First, setup ADB and Fastboot on your PC.
Step No 2: Download the Official Android 8.0 Oreo firmware file on the desktop of your PC from the above-given link and rename it to ota.zip
Step No 4: Connect your ZenFone 3 with your PC/laptop using its USB data cable.
Step No 5: Open the folder where you have placed the downloaded OTA.zip file and also open command windows within the folder.
Step No 6: Type the following command and hit Enter to reboot your phone into Recovery Mode.
adb reboot recovery
Step No 7: Select the “Install from USB” option in Recovery Mode.
Step No 8: Type the following command and hit Enter.
adb sideload ota.zip
Step No 9: The installation process will be initiated, so wait for the installation to be completed.
Done! You have successfully installed the Official Android 8.0 Oreo firmware on Asus ZenFone 3.