Asus has announced on its forum, ZenTalk, that the brand is rolling out a new software update to the ROG Phone II (ZS660KL). The new firmware’s version is 16.0631.1910.35. The package size of the update, however, is unknown at the moment. The brand hasn’t announced the regions where the update is being rolled out. However, going through posts on the forum, the update seems to be rolling out globally. Also, Asus might stage the update, so it might take some time for the new firmware to reach all users. Well, if you don’t want to wait for the OTA update, you can download the upgraded firmware file from the official support page of the Asus ROG Phone II.
So, what does the update bring? Among various bug fixes and optimizations, the update offers added functionality of sliding gesture for AirTriggers, the ability to customize game cover in the Game Library, and added grid display for game selection in the Game Library. Unfortunately, the update is still based on the Android 9 Pie operating system instead of the newer Android 10 OS. Here is a complete changelog of the update, as posted by Asus on ZenTalk.
- Added grid display for game selection in the Games Library of Armoury Crate.
- Added game cover customization in the Games Library of Armoury Crate.
- Added AirTriggers slide gesture in Game Genie (Beta).
- Fixed the issue where navigation bar couldn’t be hidden when playing “Black Desert.”
- Fixed the issue where Game Genie panel was pulled out easily when Key Mapping was used.
Android 10 For ROG Phone II Is on The Way
Although the current software does not upgrade the firmware of the ROG Phone II to Android 10, there is some good news. Asus has announced on its forum that the brand has started recruiting beta testers to test the Android 10 OS for the ROG Phone II. So, the stable update of the Android 10 for the ROG Phone II isn’t that far away now – it might roll out within a month, in my opinion.
However, if you are in a desperate need to test the Android 10 OS on your ROG Phone II, you can join the beta software testing program through the steps mentioned on this page. However, the beta version of the Android 10 for the smartphone is yet to roll out. Keep in mind that beta software usually has bugs that might hinder normal functionality. Therefore, it is not recommended to install beta software if you are using the device as a daily driver.