ZenFone Max (M1) Android Pie update: January 2019 security patch now rolling out

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February 15, 2019: Asus is rolling out an update to the ZenFone Max M1, combining both December 2018 and January 2019 security patches into one update. The rollout has just started and arrives as version 15.00.1901.96, so be patient since it will be gradual, with some devices receiving it ahead of others.

January 28, 2019: A new update is available for the ZenFone Max M1 with software version 15.00.1810.91, tagging along a combination of September and October 2018 security patches, updates for the camera APK, and general improvements to system stability.

The update is rolling out over the air, which means it will take a few days before all ZB555KL units get the download notification, so be patient.

Original article below:

For all the latest software update news relating to Asus ZenFone Max M1 smartphone, you are in the right place. On this page, we’ve put together all the news regarding minor and major software updates for the budget phone, including their changelogs and download links where possible.

To check out software update news for the ZenFone Max Pro M1 and ZenFone Max Plus M1, click the respective link below.


ZenFone Max M1 update timeline

Date Software version Changelog
13 Feb 2019 15.00.1901.96 | Android 8.0 Installs December 2018 and January 2019 security patches
28 Jan 2019 15.00.1810.87 | Android 8.0 Combines September and October 2018 security patches, updates camera APK, and improves system stability
17 Dec 2018 15.00.1811.91 | Android 8.0 New Android security patch
11 Dec 2018 15.00.1810.89 | Android 8.0 Updates to the Google app
19 Nov 2018 15.00.1810.87 | Android 8.0 Improves system stability, installs security fixes for up to October 2018, and updates several Asus apps to improve User Experience; the full version is WW-15.00.1810.87
06 Nov 2018 15.00.1810.86 | Android 8.0 Improves system stability, installs security fixes for up to October 2018; the full version is TIM-15.00.1810.86
31 July 2018 15.00.1807.66 | Android 8.0 July 2018 security update, Enhanced some of TW operator’s VoLTE/VoWIFI, Improved system stability, and Updates for several apps for enhanced user experience
30 June 2018 15.00.1805.55 | Android 8.0 Optimized camera performance, Import GDPR version, System Optimization, bug fixes for WiFi Disconnect Bug, Memory issues, ZenUI Force Close, Bluetooth Bug, Google Music bug lags system, and Faster Face Unlock in low light
31 May 2018 15.00.1803.43 | Android 8.0 Bug fixes and performance improvements

ZenFone Max M1 Android 9 Pie update

  • Android 9 Pie update is expected for the device
  • Could take up to Q1 2019 (even Q2)
  • Launched with Android 8.1 Oreo

If you are here, the question you are likely seeking answers to is when will Asus ZenFone Max M1 handset receive Android 9 Pie update? Well, for now, it’s only Asus that can give us a precise answer to this, which, sadly, it hasn’t.

Still, we hope to see the update arrive somewhere in Q1 or Q2 2019.


If you have any question regarding software updates for the ZenFone Max M1, feel free to shoot it in your comments below.

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