Asus ROG Phone 3 finally receives stable Android 12 update

If you’re a ROG Phone 3 owner, then I have a good piece of news for you. The Taiwanese smartphone OEM has finally started pushing the stable Android 12 update to the ROG Phone 3. The update was in testing since last month and now it is time for the final stable upgrade. Obviously, the new build is rolling with a slew of new features, improvements, and fixes. Read along to know more details about Asus ROG Phone 3 Android 12 update.

Asus kicks off the new stable build with the 31.0210.0210.230 software version number, it goes live with the ZS661KS model number. Asus has officially confirmed the rollout of the stable Android 12 upgrade on its community forum. As per the information shared by ROG Phone 3 owners, the OTA weighs around 1.2GB in size. The update is seeding in a staged manner and will be available to everyone soon.

ROG Phone 3 picks up the new upgrade with a stack of new features. The feature list includes an updated Quick Settings panel, notification tray, and volume panel design. Apart from that, the update comes up with revamped Mobile Manager, Contacts, Phone, File Manager, Calculator, Clock, Gallery, Weather, Sound recorder, Settings, Data Transfer, Local backup, Setup wizard, and System update apps.

Asus ROG Phone 3 Android 12 update
IMG: Asus Community

The new OTA update also brings an updated Console design in Armoury Crate, added privacy dashboard, and other privacy-focused features. We can also expect an updated monthly security patch with this build, however, it’s not mentioned in the changelog shared by Asus. Here’s the complete changelog.

  • Please back up your data before upgrading to Android 12. If you want to downgrade the software version to Android 11 by official software package, it will erase all data from your device.
  • Upgraded system to Android 12
  • Revamped Mobile Manager, Contacts, Phone, File Manager, Calculator, Clock, Gallery, Weather, Sound recorder, Settings, Data Transfer, Local backup, Setup wizard, System update apps
  • Updated the Console design in Armoury Crate
  • Adjusted Quick Settings panel, notification tray, and volume panel to Android 12 design
  • Added privacy dashboard, camera and microphone indicators, show clipboard access, approximate location access, and microphone access features
  • Replaced ASUS Safeguard with Android 12 Emergency SOS
  • Introduced new widget page design in Launcher. Adjusted the position of the screenshot option and removed the hotseat app icons in the Overview page.
  • Removed the Quick Settings layout option in the Display settings
  • ASUS Phone removed SIP calling support as Android 12 does not natively support SIP calling
  • Some 3rd party apps are not compatible with Android 12 yet

If you own the ROG Phone 3 and want to try out the new features of Android 12, then here’s how you can update your smartphone to the new update. You can check the new updates in the System update settings, if not available then you can manually upgrade your device to Android 12, here’s the download link to the Global build.

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