How To Update Asus ZenFone 3 Max To 7.1.1 Nougat Manually (ZC553KL)
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How To Update Asus ZenFone 3 Max To 7.1.1 Nougat Manually (ZC553KL)

Taiwan manufacturer Asus just released a new 7.1.1 Nougat update for ZenFone 3 Max, one of its popular smartphones of the moment. It’s an official build, which is currently distributed in a phase wise manner, but if you want to install Nougat on Asus ZenFone 3 Max, you can also do it manually, by following the guide presented below.

After updating Asus ZenFone 3 Max to 7.1.1 Nougat manually, you will be able to enjoy new features, as well as an improved ZenUI interface, which will make navigation way more pleasant. Below you will find a download file, as well as detailed instructions on how to install the update.


Important Notes


Make sure you read the following aspects before installing the update, in order to avoid any issues during the process:

  • This method will work just for the ZC553KL variant of the Asus ZenFone 3 Max. Don’t try it on other models, since it won’t work properly.
  • All the data on your phone will be erased, so it’s highly recommended to take a full backup, just for the safer side, and then proceed.
  • Check the phone’s battery level and make sure it’s somewhere around 50 or 60%, just to be able to avoid an unexpected shutdown, in the middle of the process.
  • Follow all the steps below carefully, without skipping any of them.


Download ZenFone 3 Max 7.1.1 Nougat Firmware


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Update Asus ZenFone 3 Max To Nougat Manually


Method 1

Step 1: Download 7.1.1 Nougat file for Asus ZenFone 3 Max from above and rename to the file as

Step 2: Turn off the device, then, by pressing Power and Volume Up at the same time, then boot into Recovery Mode.

Step 3: In the Recovery Mode menu, pick the ‘Apply update from SDcard’ option.

Step 4: select the file.

Step 5: Wait for 10 minutes,

Step 6: Now Reboot the phone.


Method 2


Step 1: Go to Settings > About phone > Build Number and tap it 7 times. This will enable Developer Options.

Step 2: Go to Developer Options and enable USB Debugging.

Step 3: Download the ADB and Fastboot driver for Windows – Download, depending on your PC’s operating system.

Step 4: Download Nougat OTA .zip file for Asus ZenFone 3 Max, from above, and save it in your PC, in the same folder where you’ve installed the ADB driver.

Step 5: Turn off the phone and boot it into Recovery Mode, by pressing Power and Volume Up, at the same time.

Step 6: Choose the Apply Update from ADB option.

Step 7: Connect the phone to a PC.

Step 8: Go to the folder where you have ADB installed, press Shift and Right Click, in order to open a command window.

Step 9: Check your connection by typing adb devicesIf the device is listed, you can flash the ROM.

Step 10: Start flashing the Nougat ROM for Asus ZenFone 3 Max by typing adb sideload File_name.

Step 11: Wait for around 10 minutes, until the process is ready.

Step 12: Reboot the phone.

This is how you can install Nougat firmware on Asus ZenFone 3 Max. If you have any questions, please contact us, using the comments section!

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