[Update: September 2022 Security Patch] Asus ROG Phone 5s Updates Tracker

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Asus decided to add a new device to the ROG Phone 5 series— ROG Phone 5s. The smartphone comes with Snapdragon 888+ 5G SoC coupled with an octa-core processor and Adreno 660 GPU. The smartphone houses a 6.78-inch AMOLED display paired with up to 256GB of internal storage and 16GB RAM. A 64 MP sensor leads the triple-rear camera module and a 24 MP snapper serves video calling and selfies.

ROG Phone 5s

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Note: This is an update tracker and the page will be refreshed with every build released for the device. The updates are placed below in descending order (date wise).

Asus ROG Phone 5s Updates Tracker

  • [September 21, 2022]: Asus ROG Phone 5 is receiving a new update with the firmware version 31.0810.1226.128 carrying September 2022 Security Patch.
  • [August 25, 2022]: The ROG Phone 5 is picking up a new software update that bumps the security maintenance to July 2022. The build is rolling out with the firmware version 31.0810.1226.114. Besides increasing privacy, the update does not bring any other significant changes.
  • [June 23, 2022]: Asus ROG Phone 5s is getting a new update on the firmware version31.0810.1226.91. The build does not pack any major changes. However, it optimizes the touch experience and the NFC reading speed of HK Octopus cards via phone. Also, after updating, your device will support HK WiFi 6E.

Changelog

  • Optimized Touch Experience
  • Supported HK WiFi 6E
  • Optimized the NFC reading speed of HK Octopus cards via phone
  • [April 29, 2022]: Asus is releasing another update for the ROG Phone 5s with March 2022 security patch. The build arrives on firmware version 31.0810.1226.77. In addition, it fixes the fingerprint indicator issue and brings a couple of optimizations as mentioned in the changelog below.

Changelog

  • Updated Android security patch to 2022-03
  • Optimized system stability
  • Fixed an occasional issue where the fingerprint indicator would show on the screen after unlocking the phone
  • Optimized the switch behavior of the Bluetooth audio path while making VOIP calls
  • [April 6, 2022]: The ROG Phone 5s is getting a new update on firmware version 31.0810.1226.67. For Android 12 users, it packs the February 2022 security patch along with a couple of fixes as mentioned in the changelog below. Whereas for Android 11 users, it brings all the goodness of the latest operating system.

Changelog (For Android 12)

  • Updated Android security patch to 2022-02
  • Fixed an issue with Game Genie becoming unresponsive while playing games
  • Fixed an issue with notifications not being displayed correctly while using Ultra-durable mode
  • Optimized audio parameters
  • [March 28, 2022]: The ROG Phone 5s is getting the February 2022 security patch update on firmware version 18.1220.2202.206. In addition, it brings a couple of fixes and optimizes the audio parameters.

Changelog

  • Updated Android security patch to 2022-02
  • Fixed a position offset issue when using the macro function in Game Genie
  • Fixed an occasional issue where the screen orientation would stay in portrait mode when launching a game made for landscape mode
  • Optimized audio parameters
  • [February 18, 2022]: Asus ROG Phone 5s is releasing a new update globally via build number 18.1220.2201.192. Depending on your current firmware version, here is what the new software will carry to your device:

upgrade from 18.1220.2201.186

  • Fix auto reboot issue after updating to a new version

upgrade from 18.1220.2112.175

  • Updated Android security patch to 2022-01
  • Fixed an issue where the game field of view could not keep up with the sliding speed of your fingers in Garena Free Fire
  • Fixed an issue where Instagram would crash when launched as a twin app
  • Fixed an issue of ringtone popping after answering a WeChat call when using a Bluetooth headset
  • Optimized audio parameters
  • [February 7, 2022]: Asus ROG Phone 5s is getting a new update in Japan via the firmware version 18.1220.2201.186. The package carries the January 2022 security patch along with a few fixes and optimization as mentioned below:

Changelog (translated)

Google Security Patch Update (January 5, 2021)
Fixed an issue where the app could crash when using Instagram with a twin app
Fixed an issue where the ringtone might not sound correctly when using WeChat with a Bluetooth headset
Optimize audio parameters

  • [January 6, 2021]: The ROG Phone 5s in Japan is receiving a new update via18.1220.2112.175 firmware version. It brings the December 2021 security patch and a few other changes that you can see below.

Changelog
Updated Android security patch to 2021-12
Support Rakuten mobile(MNO) 5G/VoLTE
Fixed an issue where the status bar would not show the correct charging icon when charging through the bottom port

  • [December 2, 2021]: Asus ROG Phone 5s is receiving a new update in Japan that improves system stability. The build arrives on the firmware version 18.0840.2111.200, ensuring a seamless performance.

Changelog (translated)
Improve System Stability

  • [October 25, 2021]: Asus ROG Phone 5s is receiving a new software update worldwide on the firmware version WW_18.1220.2109.149. The package optimizes the call quality and fixes the issue where the car screen is displayed abnormally when the device is connected.

Changelog

ο Fixed an issue where the car screen is displayed abnormally when the mobile phone is connected to the car to play music.
ο Optimize call quality.

  • [October 16, 2021]: Asus is releasing a new update for the ROG Phone 5s that brings a few bug fixes. The update is rolling out via version WW_18.1220.2109.146. Here is what it resolves

Changelog

ο Fixed issue where App icons would occasionally display incorrectly
ο Fixed an issue where certain game graphics disappeared after pulling down the system notification bar while in-game
ο Fixed an issue where Airplane mode/Do Not Disturb mode would be automatically turned off after using scheduled charging

  • [October 4, 2021]: The ROG Phone 5s is receiving a new update on build number EU_18.1220.2109.131. The package brings a few bug fixes for a seamless experience. Read the below changelog for precise information

Changelog

ο Fixed an issue where the volume of LINE & WhatsApp voice messages could not be adjusted
ο Fixed UI related issue with Scenario Profiles in Armoury Crate
ο Fixed the problem of short-term word drop at the beginning of an occasional call
ο Fixed a freeze issue when using Chrome to browse some webpages

  • [September 17, 2021]: The new package for the ROG Phone 5s adds current security maintenance and resolves a few bugs. The update is bundled with the firmware version WW_18.1220.2109.126 that brings September 2021 security patch. Also, it addresses some bugs and optimization. Click here to know about the update in detail.
  • [September 2, 2021]: Asus is already resolving few bugs for the ROG Phone 5s in a pre-release software update. The update is rolling out through the firmware version WW_18.1220.2107.115. Tap here to know which bugs are being addressed in this build.

As usual, the OTA build is unfurling to different serial numbers in batches. Therefore, it may take a while to reach out to your device. Meanwhile, you can navigate the update via Settings > System updates > System.

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