Asus ROG Phone II Gets Android 11 Ahead of Android 12 Launch: What’s New

Asus ROG Phone ll is finally getting the Android 11 update.

Asus has started rolling out the Android 11 update for the Asus ROG Phone ll smartphone. According to the XDA Developers, the new ROG Phone ll Android 11 update carries build as 18.0210.2111.160. The update has started rolling out the ROG Phone ll units starting from Tuesday, notes XDA Developer. The Android 11 update for the ROG Phone ll arrives just in time when other OEMs have started rolling out Android 12 update for their devices. The newly rolling software update for the ROG Phone ll brings in the Android 11 version, the conversations section for notifications, a built-in screen recorder, new APIs for apps, and privacy improvements.

ASUS ROG Phone ll Android 11 Update Released

The changelog of the Android 11 update for the ROG Phone ll is published by Asus on its Chinese website. The Taiwanese smartphone maker is yet to officially publish the update changelog on its English website. As per the changelog, the new Android 11 software version brings new ROG UI interface design, one-time permissions, improved file access permission control, Android 11 notification bar style, support for displaying notifications of ongoing conversations, nearby sharing option, and much more. Here’s the changelog of the new software update below:

Asus ROG Phone ll Android 11 Update Changelog (Translated From Chinese)

  • Upgrade system to Android 11
  • Some third-party software is not yet compatible with Android 11
  • Please backup your data before upgrading. If you want to downgrade from Android 11 to Android 10, you can use the official software package, but all data will be erased
  • Import the new ROG UI interface design
  • Update Armoury Crate, game wizard, smart housekeeper, contact, phone, file management, computer, clock, picture library, weather, recording program, settings, one-key switch, local backup, boot wizard, system update and other applications
  • Support one-time permissions, improved file access permission control, automatic reset permissions and other privacy functions
  • Support to maintain Bluetooth connection when flying mode is turned on
  • Adjusted to the Android 11 notification bar style, support for displaying notifications of ongoing conversations
  • The classic style of the power button menu supports Android 11 device control and Google Pay
  • Update the automatic switching system color matching, return to the advanced options of gestures, SIM card and other setting functions. Replaced with the latest one-handed design
  • Notification settings Added notification records and dialog settings
  • The power control function of the smart housekeeper is integrated into the battery setting
  • Adjust the quick setting panel interface. Support media control function. Add nearby sharing option
  • On the recent apps page, long press the app icon above the task card to add options such as lock apps, screenshots, and sharing
  • Computer adjusted design to the latest native style
  • Added the option to display blocked calls in the call log settings of the phone
  • Fine-tune the size of the status bar icon to maintain display consistency
  • Clock add date setting alarm, group alarm function
  • Picture library supports new editing page
  • Update the conversion data of the one-key switch with the default check logic
  • Adjust the related pages of the boot wizard
  • System update setting adjustment and update logic

To see if the update is available on your ROG Phone ll unit, you will have to head over to Settings app and navigate to About > System update. If you have not received the software update, you also can OTA link from XDA Developers. Once you have downloaded the file, you will have to copy the file to the root directory of your phone’s internal storage and reboot. Thereafter the update will start installing on your unit.

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