The Zenfone 8 became the first Asus handset to receive the Android 12 update in December a few months back. The OEM then launched the Android 12 Beta Program for the Asus ROG Phone 5 and ROG Phone 5s earlier in the year. After the testing was done for a few months, Asus started to roll out the stable Android 12 update for the ROG Phone 5 Series.
According to the roadmap released by Asus, Android 12 was slated to arrive for the ROG Phone 5 and ROG Phone 5s in the first quarter of 2022. The update has officially arrived and it comes with the build number 31.0810.1226.57 for the base variant while the update for ROG phone 5s will come with the build number 31.0810.1226.57. As this is a major update, you can expect the size of the update to be quite large.
Changelog for the Android 12 update for ROG Phone 5 and ROG Phone 5s
- New ROG UI design
- Updated the console design in Armoury Crate
- Revamped the Mobile Manager, Clock, Contacts, Calculator, File Manager, Local backup, Sound Recorder, Gallery, Data Transfer, Setup wizard and System update apps
- Merge Wi-Fi and mobile network settings
- Added privacy dashboard, show clipboard access, microphone access, camera and microphone indicators, and more
- Adjusted the Quick Settings panel, volume panel, and notification tray to the Android 12 design
- Replaced the Asus Safeguard with Android 12 Emergency SOS
- Added the Swipe option and it involves the assistant option to Gesture settings
- Introduced a new widget page design in the launcher
- Added the draw overlay permission request dialog when you launch the Game Genie for the first time
- The one-handed mode will integrate Android 12 design while supporting many options
- Added splash screen animations when apps are launched
We haven’t discovered any users that have received Android 12 yet, even though the OTA update notification has already been sent to their phones. We believe it is a phased rollout, so it may take some time for it to become available on all ROG Phone 5/5s devices. If you own a ROG Phone 5 or ROG Phone
Download and Install the Android 12 update for ROG Phone 5 and ROG Phone 5s
The Android 12 update for ROG Phone 5 and ROG Phone 5s has already started rolling out in batches. Initially, it is available for a limited number of users before gradually reaching all the users. To check for the update, you can head over to your Asus ROG Phone 5 and ROG Phone 5s’ Settings -> System -> System Updates -> Download and Install.