[Update: January 2022 Security Patch] Asus ROG Phone 2 Updates Tracker

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Asus ROG Phone 2 was launched in July 2019 powering Snapdragon 855+ SoC coupled with an octa-core processor and Adreno 640 GPU. The smartphone houses a 6.59-inch AMOLED display protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 6.  It runs Android 9.0 (Pie) based ROG UI out of the box paired with up to 1TB of internal storage and 12GB RAM. There’s a 48MP dual rear camera and a 24MP front-facing camera for shooting purposes.

ROG Phone 2

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Note: This is an update tracker and will be refreshed with every build released for the device.

Asus ROG Phone 2 Updates Tracker

The updates are arranged in descending order (date wise). You can find the latest build at the top followed by the previous releases.

  • [February 7, 2022]: The ROG Phone II is receiving a new update via firmware version18.0210.2201.211. The build adds the January 2022 security patch. Also, it improves the thermal experience while gaming.

Changelog

– Improved the thermal experience when playing the Games
– Updated Android Security patch to 2022-Jan-01

  • [December 14, 2021]: The smartphone is receiving another update based on your current firmware version. The new software will upgrade the PDA number to  18.0210.2111.190. The first one is for those who are jumping from 18.0210.2110.160For these users, the build carries a variety of fixes and improvements. The second is for those operating 17.0240.2108.103. They are getting an Android 11 operating system with all-new features. Read the changelog here.
  • [November 25, 2021]: Asus is releasing an Android 11 update to ROG Phone II. The package is rolling out through the firmware version 18.0210.2111.160 in Taiwan. For details and changelog, click here.
  • [September 14, 2021]: Asus is rolling out a new software update to the ROG Phone 2 that bumps up the security patch level to August 2021. The update is live for the global and Japanese units with model number ‘ZS660KL’ via version number 17.0240.2108.103.
  • [July 27, 2021]: Asus ROG Phone 2 receives July 2021 security patch update in Japan that bumps the firmware version to 17.0240.2107.100. Moreover, it addresses an issue where the volume of the smartphone could below while recording a video in the camera app. Click here to read.
  • [March 26, 2021]: The ROG Phone 2 is receiving March 2021 Security patch update with fixes for various vulnerabilities. The new software bears the firmware version to 17.0240.2103.75. Moreover, there are some fixes with issues in respect to Game Genie Panel, poor WiGig reception, and more. Visit our dedicated article for a detailed changelog.

The FOTA update will take time to set foot on every unit as it is being pushed in batches. But you can track the build manually via phone Settings -> System -> System updates. A pop-up will appear if the update is available for your device.

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