ASUS Zenfone 5 gets OTG support via system update

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ASUS has rolled out a system update for the Zenfone 5, which brings a much desired feature to the phone, support for USB OTG (On-The-Go).

ASUS Zenfone 5 USB OTG - ASUS Zenfone 5 gets OTG support via system update

While the Zenfone 4 had it enabled by default for quite a while the Z5 did not have it, with battery drain being the possible reason why it was disabled.

The following screenshots were taken from our Zenfone 5:

The latest system update takes the build number to 1.17.40.16_20140811_0963. It weighs around 31 MB in size, and adds the following features and bug fixes:

  1. Brand new skin-brightening feature added to the Beautification mode, enabling even better-looking selfies.
  2. Adding two additional resolution options, 3M/2M for real cameras.
  3. Adjust front cam skin tone.
  4. Support OTG function
  5. Support ASUS unlock APP
  6. Enhance 3rd party app compatibility
  7. Improved System stability (modem)

You can navigate to Settings >About Phone > Software Version > Check for Update to manually check for the OTA update. I tested it by connecting my Transcend pen drive to it and it works beautifully. Check the first image in this article for proof.

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