Android 7.0 Nougat update comes to ZenPad 3S 10 LTE (Z500KL)

As expected, Asus has rolled out Android 7.0 Nougat to the LTE model of the ZenPad 3S 10 (Z500KL). Now if you are one of the many non LTE owners, I would expect your update in days, not weeks. That’s a guess on my part, but the ZenPad 3S 10 series is a flagship device and the Nougat update is overdue.

So for this update, here are a few of the details:

Date: June 6, 2017 / June 7, 2017

Size: 1.5GB / 1.52GB


  • JP_V5.3.7 (For JP Version Only)
  • WW_V5.3.6 (For WW Version Only)

Release Notes:

1. Software update to Android 7.0 Nougat, The preloaded Holo Spiral, Bubbles, Black Hole, and Phase Beam live wallpapers are not compatible with Android N and will be removed after system update.
2. Remove redundant app shortcuts “Audio Wizard”、“System update” from all apps menu. How to turn on Audio Wizard? (System settings > Sound & Vibration > Audio Wizard) How to check system update? (System settings > System Update).
3. Remove “PC Suite” (CD ROM) and Share Link App.
4. Remove “Tap and hold to show menu” from Settings > ASUS customized settings > Touch key setting. Add “Tap and hold to activate Multi-window” in Touch key setting.
5. For user who use Easy mode, a Launcher app menu will show on the screen after upgrading from Android M to Android N. Please select your default launcher ag.

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  1. Soo June 13, 2017 at 8:09 am #

    That day I update the nougat version, and my tab having problems with Wi-Fi issue[keep disconnecting with the home wifi], the. Only solution I get is sent to repair centre and. Get the older android version back

  2. Alan Dyck June 20, 2017 at 5:32 am #

    Is it normal that I can’t update mine to nougat 7? I have zenpad s3 10, it’s a non LTE. Is it me or?

    • Staff June 20, 2017 at 6:05 am #

      It’s not yet available for the non 4G LTE model.

      • ZenPad S3 10 Owner June 22, 2017 at 2:21 am #

        Any idea when Nougat will be available for the non-LTE version? Also, is there a way to turn off the Zen customizations and just use stock Android?

        • Staff June 22, 2017 at 2:20 pm #

          You can disable those apps quite easily. Some can be uninstalled. You can find the Google Inc. app counterparts in Google Play store. I didn’t have a problem settings things up with all things Google and removing Asus apps. Not a long process actually.

          • Alan Dyck June 22, 2017 at 4:12 pm #

            Does someone here now when the non LTE will be updated to nougat? It’s almost 2 weeks after the Late version have been updated. It really sucks we have to wait so long. Definitely never buying Asus products.

        • Karl Krasnowsky July 5, 2017 at 2:19 am #

          Not sure why asus support was so tight lipped about this when I contacted them last week, but today’s major update… ?

  3. justin June 24, 2017 at 3:23 am #

    Does this work on the Verizon zt500kl ?

  4. Rich Lee June 28, 2017 at 2:35 am #

    How long does it take Asus to release z500M support with android 7?

    • Karl Krasnowsky July 5, 2017 at 2:16 am #


  5. Vin July 16, 2017 at 8:55 am #

    Crashes like crazy

  6. David Betts August 8, 2017 at 7:21 pm #

    Is it just me, or does anybody elses return/back key on the left at the bottom not work any more??

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