How to update your ASUS ZenFone Selfie to Android Marshmallow

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ASUS ZenFone Selfie owners, you will be able to update your phone to Android 6.0 Marshmallow, after all.

The bad news? Do not expect any over-the-air update. You are to manually flash your device, which may seem daunting if you are a non-techie.

The good news? The firmware is already available, and we’ve put together a step-by-step guide to help you and your ZenFone Selfie get out of this process alive. Don’t worry, you should be able to do this easily.

Before you proceed, please take note of the following:

1) The file is 1.7GB, so make sure you have enough storage to accommodate it.

2) The update won’t affect your files and apps, though you should transfer all apps from the microSD card to the phone’s internal storage first before upgrading.

3) The Marshmallow update introduces a few changes — good and bad — that may make your ASUS ZenFone Selfie feel new again; changes to how the user interface and some icons look and how the phone handles RAM and runs Android, to name a few.

4) There’s also a change to how the smartphone handles apps. Marshmallow on the ZenFone Selfie does not allow apps to be transferred to the microSD card, meaning all your apps have to be installed on the phone from here on out. A bummer, we know.

5) Make sure your battery is at least 50 percent, as the whole process takes about 20 minutes to finish.

Done? Now, let’s start.

1) Download the firmware from ASUS’ website to your computer.

This is where you download the Android Marshmallow update for your ASUS ZenFone Selfie

This is where you download the Android Marshmallow update for your ASUS ZenFone Selfie.

2) Transfer the file to the main directory of the ZenFone Selfie’s storage.

Firmware gets transferred to the ASUS ZenFone Selfie storage's main directory.

Firmware gets transferred to the ASUS ZenFone Selfie storage’s main directory.

3) Restart the phone. You will be automatically prompted to install the update after that. Agree to install it.

You need to restart your ASUS ZenFone Selfie, so you you can finally install the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update.

You need to restart your ASUS ZenFone Selfie, so you can finally install the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update.

This is what you'll see after restarting your ASUS ZenFone Selfie.

This is what you’ll see after restarting your ASUS ZenFone Selfie.

Congratulations! You finally have Android 6.0, nine months after Google started rolling out Marshmallow to Android devices.

Congratulations! You finally have Android 6.0, nine months after Google started rolling out Marshmallow to Android devices.

That’s it! See how easy it is?

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Editor-in-chief: Alora Uy Guerrero has 17 years of experience as an editor for print and digital publications such as Yahoo. She took time off journalism to manage OPPO’s digital-marketing campaigns. When not busy with her babies, she’s working on Revü, a passion project — or probably traveling or obsessing over her favorite bands, movies, TV shows, and basketball teams.