Asus system update 4.2.0 arrives for ZenPad S 8.0 (Z580CA + Z580C)

Asus has rolled out a system update which right now, which applies to the Z580CA and Z580C. We are currently reviewing the North American version of the Z580CA but the same software update should apply to the other regions models as well.

This is a BIGGIE! In fact, there are some major changes in this update which address some of the issues brought up by owners and in some reviews of the ZenPad S 8.0.

  1. Improve WiFi speed performance. Personal Notes: For some reason, on and the Z580C notes, they don’t list this improvement, so it’s possible that the fix/improvement is only going to apply on the Z580CA model. I haven’t run tests, but hopefully things are positive. Have you noticed a substantial improvement? Let us know in the comment section.
  2. Allow user to disable most of the preloaded apps. Personal Notes: People seem to rant about “bloatware” or pre installed apps on devices. The ZenPad has been no different. Too many preloaded apps is seen as a negative user experience and people aren’t shy about voice their displeasure. Clearly Asus listed and responded. Although there may be pre installed apps, the barrier to uninstall them seems to be much better. I personally haven’t gone through the apps at this point, but I think we can trust what Asus is saying. “Most” can be disabled. Now the question is whether disable is the same as uninstall.
  3. Improve system stability
  4. Fix IPSec Xauth PSK VPN connecting issue (may only apply to the Z580CA because this fix is not listed in the Z580C notes)
  5. Add ZenCircle – Capture. Share. Discover. Explore amazing creation in ZenCircle and make friends wherever you are!

After this update, you should see these details in your About settings:

  • WW_V4.2.0_20150904

Since getting our ZenPad S 8.0 (Z580CA) a few days ago, this is the second OTA update since powering it up.


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  1. Dean September 16, 2015 at 12:42 am #

    I’d like to see some update notes. My zenpad no longer detects my home router in wifi search since the update. no problem finding and connecting to my mobile phone’s hotspot. my phone and wife’s tablet have no problems connecting to the home wifi. weird as.

    • Staff September 16, 2015 at 3:34 am #

      Notes added. Interesting about the wifi. Have to tried forgetting that connection and adding it back? Please update us if you can. Thanks!

      • Dean September 16, 2015 at 7:11 am #

        Ok, i had tried forgetting, adding manually etc, no dice. i just logged on to the router now, changed the wifi channel, and bang, the zenpad located it, and i put the pword in and all good now.

  2. Ziz November 8, 2015 at 10:12 am #

    Question: My z580ca isn’t coming on, it’s constantly showing the ‘ In search of Incredible ‘ screen with a never ending rotating circle. Any idea what’s going on?

    • Staff November 8, 2015 at 7:52 pm #

      Try a soft reset. My advice, but it’s hard to diagnose that. I’ve had one freeze up on my ZenPad 10 which required a soft reset, Volume Up and Power held down for around 5 seconds.

  3. Md Azizar Rahman November 26, 2015 at 2:43 am #

    My zenpad S 8 Z580CA can not finds/detects the WiFi of my home. It is also able to find out/search all other WiFi networks except home-WiFi. It also connects safely the hotspot of my smartphone.But my smartphone and other phones are able to connect the home WiFi network, no problem.I would be grateful if you kindly give me the proper instruction.

    With best regards.
    Dr. Azizar Rahman

    • Staff November 26, 2015 at 2:46 am #

      I’m not sure what you’ve tried so far, but I can advise from step 1. Shut off, restart. Check for updates when you’re using wifi via your smartphone connection. Can the tablet connect to a different wifi connection outside somewhere? That might establish some odd compatibility issue. Try to forget your wifi connection, then renter password. That’s a list of things that I would try. Sorry if you’ve gone though all these. Please update us if you have a chance. Thanks.

  4. Maher December 21, 2015 at 7:46 am #

    My brand new Zenpad S 8.0 will not connect to the internet after teh update!! I just got this thing last night and after setting it up and updating it stopped connecting to the internet! It would connect to the wifi fine but won’t get any internet connection

  5. Madan March 8, 2016 at 11:06 am #

    I recently bought asus zenpad s 8.0 Z580CA and tried to connect it with my airtel 4g dongle. But it isnt even detecting the device! So I got it checked with airtel service centre as well as asus authorised service centre and it turned out to be be fault with the tablet.Also the problem is it is showing all other nearby wifi networks except airtel’s.
    So is there a hardware issues with the tablet or a software problem? Had a lot of respect and faith in this company which now seems lessen day by day, wasted my 20,000 bucks thinking i was buying something awesome.

  6. Ajay March 25, 2016 at 7:41 am #

    My new ASUS Zenpad S 8.0 cannot detect Airtel hotspot 4g, it’s shows many other network available but not hotspot. Is there a solution?

  7. asphyx May 30, 2016 at 9:56 am #

    My Zenpad is so slow since the last update… It’s unusable.
    All of these embedded components are such a pain. And there’s still no Cyanogen available for this product …

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