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How to Update Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 to latest Android 9.0 Pie with crDroid v5.0 ROM

If you looking to update Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 to Android 9.0 Pie, then you are in right place. Running latest version of Android offer you several additional functionalities along with improved security. Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1's hardware is capable enough to run the latest Android version which is Android 9.0 Pie. To achieve this we need to use a custom ROM crDroid v5.0. This crDroid v5.0 ROM is based on Android 9.0 Pie AOSP and comes with various customization (features list) along with some LineageOS features.

Also Read: Update Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1  to latest Android 10 with Paranoid Android 3 ROM - Complete Guide

Talking about hardware, Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 that launch recently (2018) comes with powerful hardware inside. The smartphone comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SoC. The phone offers 3 GB, 4 GB and 6 GB RAM options along with 32 GB and 64 GB internal memory options to pick. Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 comes with Android 8.1 Oreo officially and yet to comes with Android 9.0 Pie update. Hence right now a custom ROM is the only option to enjoy the latest Android version which is Android 9.0 Pie.

Android 9.0 Pie comes with various new as well as improved features including, new gesture navigation, adaptive battery and brightness, improved security features, new Accessibility menu, new screenshot shortcut, easier screen rotation and many more. You can read more about it over here.

If all this excites you then you can follow this guide to update your Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 to latest Android 9.0 Pie via custom ROM crDroid v5.0.

Warning! We at ShizHub produce tutorial to help out fellow Android users but all this guide are educational purpose only. You should try this guide at your own risk. Neither we nor the developer should be responsible if your Android device experience damage after following this tutorial. Also remember, this guide is only applicable for Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1. Don’t try this guide in any other Android device. It may hard brick your device.

How to Update Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 to latest Android 9.0 Pie with crDroid v5.0 ROM


1. Although this method doesn't wipe your data but we still recommend you to back up it. You may follow our Android backup guide.

2. Make sure your device have at least 30% battery power.

3. You already have USB Driver installed for Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 in your PC. Windows OS usually download and install USB driver automatically when you connect your device first time. You can always manually download USB driver from our latest USB driver download page.

4. Make sure USB Debugging is enabled otherwise you won’t able to transfer file between PC and mobile. You can follow our USB Debugging enable guide.

5. You have TWRP Recovery 3.0 or higher installed. You can follow our guide: Unlock Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 & Install TWRP Recovery 3.2.3-0 - Easy Tutorial

If you did everything that we mentioned above then you are ready to follow step-by-step guide on how to install Android 9.0 Pie based crDroid v5.0 ROM on Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1.

File Required(Download by clicking on it)

  1. crDroid v5.0 For Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 [Filename: crDroidAndroid-9.0-20181006-X00TD-v5.0.zip]
  2. Gapps [Filename: open_gapps-arm64-9.0-pico-20190110.zip]

How to Update Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 to latest Android 9.0 Pie with Pixel Experience ROM

  1. Copy downloaded zip files to your device memory.
  2. Boot into recovery mode. To boot into recovery first turn off your Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 and then press and hold Volume Down and Power button together until you see 'ASUS' logo on your screen. You can also boot into recovery without key combination.
  3. Create a Backup using TWRP Backup Option.
  4. Perform a Factory Reset (this will delete all apps and their settings and game progress). To do this, Tap on Wipe, then at the bottom of the screen do a Swipe on the ‘Swipe to factory reset‘ option.
  5. Finally, its time to flash the ROM file. Tap on Install, then browse to the location where you saved the files and tap on the crDroid v5.0 zip file. Then tap on Add More Zips, and add Gapps zip. Now at the bottom of the screen, do a swipe on the Swipe to confirm flash option to begin flashing.
  6. When the installation is completed, go back to the main recovery menu and tap on Reboot and then, tap on System to reboot your Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 and boot up into Android 9.0 Pie ROM crDroid v5.0. The first boot will take some time.
  7. Returning to Previous ROM: To go back to your previous ROM, boot into recovery, select Backup then through Restore option, restore your previous ROM by selecting it from the list.
That's it! You now have latest Android 9.0 Pie based custom ROM crDroid v5.0 installed on your Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1. You can root this ROM by following our guide: How to root Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 - Simple Safe Rooting Guide


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