[ROM][Android 7.1.1] ASUS ZenFone 3 Max ZC553KL Official Nougat Firmware


In this post I will share Full Firmware .zip Nougat for ASUS ZenFone 3 Max ZC553KL. Before you update to Nougat make sure backup your data and update to the latest Marshmallow. To OTA or automatic update, go to settings>about>system update>check for update if you want manual update you can download the firmware via links below,

ZENFONE 3 Max ZC553KL Nougat Official firmware: 
Version WW-14.0200.1704.119 (WW)
ASUS ZenFone3 Max (ZC553KL) X00DD Software Image Version:14.0200.1704.119 For WW SKU only* (Android N)
Improve Items:
1)Update to Android N 7.1.1 Nougat.
2)4G+3G features: SIM2 upgrade from 2G to 3G(only for TW)
3)Solved the glove mode does not work
4)Improve auto mode triggered G sensor focus shaking sensitivity of the problem
5)”Remove “”Share Link””
For user who upgrade from Android M to Android N, ASUS Share link will not work properly, please use the following alternative solutions.

Other alternative apps:
If you want to share files across LAN, you can use ASUS file manager’s Network place and wireless transfer function.

If you want to useWiFi hotspotto share files toWindows 10 PCor Android devices, you can also use “”ZenLink”” which is compatible with Share Link. This app is expect to be on the google play in December
6)”Remove redundant app shortcuts “Audio Wizard”, “Splendid”, “System update” and “Flashlight” from all apps menu.

How to turn on Audio Wizard? (System settings > Sound& Vibration > Audio Wizard or Quick settings > Add Audio wizard tile)
How to check system update? (System settings > System Update)
How to turn on flashlight? (Quick settings > Flashlight)
=> For users who upgraded from Android M to Android N and have upgraded ASUS Flashlight from Google Play Store before (Flashlight APK 
still exist in their data partition), they can still launch ASUS Flashlight from all apps menu.”
7)”Remove “Tap and hold to show menu” form Settings > ASUS customized settings > Touch key setting.
Add “Tap and hold to activate Multi-window ” in Touch key setting.”
8)”Quick Settingssupportsmultiple pages,user can swipe left to right to see more quick settings if using more than 12.
User can enteredit screenbytapthe edit button on top right corner to determine which settings enabling or disabling.”
9)”Split “Ringtone & Notifications” volume bar into “Ringtone” and “Notification” volume bars on “Volume Panel” and “Sound & Vibration” Settings.
Users can apply this feature by disabling “Sync volumes” from “Settings” -> “Sound & Vibration”.”
10)ZenUI Keyboard added New Unicode code 9.0 emoji and skin tone.
11)Remove ShakeShake from ZenMotion.
12)The preloaded Holo Spiral, Bubbles, Black Hole, and Phase Beam live wallpapers are not compatible with Android N and will be removed after system update.
13)”Update the home workspace.
For user who upgrade from Android M to Android N and do Factory reset, the home workspace will be updated to the new layout.”
14)”For user who use Easy mode, a Launcher app menu will show on the screen after upgrading from Android M to Android N. 
Please select your default launcher again.”

Steps of Update: 
1. Check software version of your device**
2. Only apply to same SKU update, Example: WW->WW, CN->CN, TW->TW.
3. Software update cannot transfer the software SKU and downgrade the software version.
4. Wrong SKU may cause update failure, please update the same SKU version only.
*How to know the device model? 
Path: Settings->About-> Model number
Example: ASUS PadFone2
**How to know the device software version? 
Path: Settings->About-> software information->Build number
Example: CHT_PadFone2-user-
*System upgrade may cause part of data missing, please buckup your important data before system upgrading.
File Size 1.8 GB Full Firmware
Download from Full Firmware

How to Update with this .zip ROM ?

  1. Via ADB Sideload or
  2. Copy and Paste this .zip to Internal Storage ( Update notice will be pop up in your zenfone screen) and click update. or
  3. Update via SDCard (Copy and paste .zip to SD Card then open recovery and choose apply update from sdcard)

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