ASUS Zenfone 8 / 8z and 8 Flip get Android 13 update

ASUS confirmed Android 13 update for the Zenfone and ROG Phone devices back in November. As promised, the company rolled out the update for the Zenfone 9 last month. This week, the company has started rolling out the Android 13 update for Zenfone 8 series globally and the ASUS 8Z in India.

The Zenfone 8 / 8Z update has version WW-33.0210.0210.210 for WW/EU/RU/IN/TW SKUs that is 3.2 GB in size and brings several features including the Android security patch for January, 2023. The Zenfone 8 Flip has version WW-33.0210.0210.210 for WW/TW/EU/RU/IN SKUs and is 3.05 GB in size.

If you don’t have the update, you can manually download the update, and flash it by copying in the root. The company has also provided a rollback file if you want to go back to Android 12. Check out the complete changelog below.

Upgraded system to Android 13
• Revamped Mobile Manager, Contacts, Phone, Emergency Dialer, File Manager, Calculator, Clock, Gallery, Weather, Sound recorder, Settings, Data Transfer, Local backup, and so on.
• Adjusted Quick Settings panel, notification tray, and volume panel to Android 13 design
• Added the notification permission feature. You can adjust the permission of each apps in the Apps & notifications Settings.
• System clipboard added "Auto delete" and editor features
• Added the QR code scanner option for the lock screen shortcut feature, and the Control from locked device feature in the Security & lock screen setting
• According to Digital Wellbeing setting, system color scheme can be set to automatically switched by the bedtime option
• Adjusted the Vibration & haptic strength setting, Display and font size setting, and the width/length of navigation white bar when choosing gesture navigation
• Changed to the Blocked numbers setting in Phone to stock behavior. You will not receive calls or texts from blocked numbers.
• Removed the Call duration setting
• Replaced original Style settings to new Wallpaper & style settings - Remove shape option, support Themed icons, and the system color is reset to blue.
• Added link quick share feature in ASUS Launcher
• Added Asus customization preferences setting. Allows applying the collection of commonly used customization settings with one click.
• Removed the ‘Calm’ and ‘Elegant’ options in the Power button menu style setting.
• Adjusted the design of the dialpad and contacts details page in the Phone app to display information more clearly.
• Some 3rd party apps are not compatible with Android 13 yet
• Upgrade system modes to the latest version, including "High performance", "Dynamic", "Durable" and "Ultra durable." Game Genie is also upgraded to the latest version, to allow quick switching of system modes in games.

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