Update Zenfone 2 Laser to Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Asus is pushing the first ever Android Marshmallow update to its Zenfone 2 series of devices. The first device in line to receive the Marshmallow sweetness is the Asus Zenfone 2 Laser (ZE500KL). The update is supposedly removing a lot of bloat (pre-installed apps) while adding the new features from Android M, one major being the permissions choice.

Updating Zenfone 2 Laser to Marshmallow

Applies to – ZE500KL, ZE550KL
Stay tuned for other Zenfone 2 Laser models (ZE500KG, ZE601KL, ZE551KL & ZE600KL)

The Marshmallow update is already out for the ZE500KL and ZE550KL variants of the Zenfone 2 laser. It will be pushed to devices as FOTA (Firmware Over the Air) in a phased manner. Asus expects a timeline of 7 days during which different devices will notify of the update and users will be able to start downloading the same.

You will receive a notification when the update is ready to be installed on your device. Alternatively, you can go to Settings> About> System Update to manually check for updates and initiate the download (if available).

What’s New? (Update Change-log)

Update version number:

ZE500KL –
ZE550KL – 21.40.1220.1615

The marshmallow update for Zenfone 2 laser brings following changes:

  • Android Marshmallow
  • Reduced user-available internal storage
  • Apps cannot be moved to the SD card. Move existing apps from the SD card to internal storage before installing the update
  • Multi-User function will not be available. However, users already added will be carried forward
  • Apps added – Google Calendar, Google Messenger, Dr. Booster
  • Apps removed – Omlet, Data Transfer, Photo Frame, ASUS Backup, Dr. Safety, What’s Next, Party Link, Remote Link, PC Link, Yahoo Shopping, EZ Ding, TripAdvisor, Zinio, iReader, Dr.eye, Google+, Puffin Browser, Mirror, Google settings (Integrated in ASUS Settings), Asus Email, Asus Calendar, Asus Messaging

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19 Responses to Update Zenfone 2 Laser to Android 6.0 Marshmallow

  1. cma June 9, 2016 at 1:12 am #

    How to stop download marshallow upgrade ASUS ZenFone laser 2

    • Narender Singh June 9, 2016 at 1:31 am #

      If your model is one of those already getting the update, please manually check for updates from the Settings menu.

      • cma June 9, 2016 at 1:40 am #

        Im trying but the update didn’t stop please help me

  2. cma June 9, 2016 at 1:45 am #

    Update almost reached 10% ihave change auto download too but the progress is still goin on

    • Narender Singh June 9, 2016 at 2:48 am #

      Once initiated, it will continue to download. Why do you want to cancel it though?

  3. cma June 9, 2016 at 9:28 am #

    Ihave seen negative comments about marshallow many people told me not to upgrade.. iguess no option to stop right ?

    • Narender Singh June 9, 2016 at 9:31 am #

      Well, I don’t know how it will be. But you can decide not to update right now after the update is downloaded. However it will keep a persistent notification on your phone to install the update.

    • Johan June 22, 2016 at 11:17 am #

      Is that true about negative comments about marshmallow?

  4. vineeth June 10, 2016 at 1:00 pm #

    marshmallow sucks

    • Johan June 22, 2016 at 11:13 am #

      Sorry, i need information. Why Marshmallow version is suck? thank u. Because i’m still not update my Asus.

  5. sarapatatas June 14, 2016 at 12:14 pm #

    receiving messages sucks after update !!!! >o<

  6. Rexha June 30, 2016 at 3:59 am #

    Is there is no way to change internal storage into sd storage in Zenfone 2 laser??

  7. Roopa M S July 10, 2016 at 5:28 pm #

    After updating my device to marshmallows I am not able to move the apps to st card. Pls help me in this regard.

    • Narender Singh July 11, 2016 at 12:23 am #

      You cannot do that on Marshmallow.

  8. Chandu July 27, 2016 at 11:15 pm #

    After update 6.0 my ze550kl is not showing many apps notification like whats app ,facebook,and lot of apps..please help me how can i get notification

  9. PUNEETH September 12, 2016 at 4:06 pm #

    After updating to Android 6, my watsapp media is not downloading.

    • Narender Singh September 12, 2016 at 8:40 pm #

      Check that WhatsApp is given permissions to access your media storage.

  10. Bala S January 9, 2017 at 12:17 am #

    Yesterday I purchase zenfone 2 laser with Lollipop. Everything was fine and I was able to move app to SD card. Today I got Marshmallow update and after that I can’t move app from phone to SD card. THIS IS RIDICULOUS. I have 128GB memory card lying totally unused and internal memory is almost full. I have still few applications pending for download, and where will I store them? I regret buying this phone. Can somebody tell me tricks to move app to SD card? Thank you.

    • Narender Singh January 9, 2017 at 1:01 am #

      Hi, that is a limitation of Marshmallow itself. Try reading this question on StackExchange. And you might wanna downgrade your phone to Lollipop and use the App2SD function.

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