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ROG Phone 2 ROM to ASUS ROM (Tencent Version)

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z3r0h

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I know the phone has yet to release but what are the chances that the Tencent Version of ROG Phone 2 (8GB/128GB) able to flash to the stock ASUS ROG Phone 2 (12GB/512GB) version? Any ROM developers can answer?

asking here first before I plan to get the tencent version of the ROG Phone 2.
 

yakapa40

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hello
Tencent version is only for China : ro.build.display.id=PKQ1.190414.001.CN_Phone-16.0620.1906.18-0
Word Wide version is : ro.build.display.id=PKQ1.190414.001.WW_Phone-16.0620.1906.31-0
and you cannot flash a WW firmware on a CN device

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regards
 
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yakapa40

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only working for some old zenfone devices :
you must flash a RAW firmware ( recovery.img inside ) with Asus Flash Tool.cmd
and at this time the only WW RAW firmware we have is without recovery.img

qx87Nfs.png
 

z3r0h

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only working for some old zenfone devices :
you must flash a RAW firmware ( recovery.img inside ) with Asus Flash Tool.cmd
and at this time the only WW RAW firmware we have is without recovery.img

qx87Nfs.png

hi, thanks for replying. There's a few question i wanna ask..

What does the recovery.img file do?
looking at ASUS' history, do you think they gonna provide the recovery.img file?
 

yakapa40

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for old devices :
with recovery.img :
you can downgrade android version
you can reflash another SKU firmware
but since zenfone 5Q i never seen recovery.img in ASUS raw firmwares
exemple with zenfone 5Q ZC600KL recovery.img

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SKU :
SKU Stock Keeping Unit


CMCC China Mobile Communications Corporation
CTCC China Telecom
CUCC China Unicom

CN version: ChiNa
ID/IN/TH version: InDonesia INdia THailand
WW version: WordWide
US/BR version: United States BRazil
TW/JP/HK/SG/PH version:Taiwan JaPan Hong-Kong SinGapore PHilippines

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whyou

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Mod edit: Translation by Google Translate inserted.

The official website is a bit fascinating. The earliest 3499 and 5999 are different. I have deleted it today. The difference is "Gaming HDR and Mobile HDR are supported by a dedicated hardware display chip", and now I am confused by the deletion of this sentence.
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官网有点迷,最早3499和5999是有区别的,今天再看已经删除了。区别内容为“Gaming HDR 和 Mobile HDR 由专用硬件显示芯片所支持”,现在这句话删除了我也一头雾水。
地址在这: https://www.asus.com.cn/Phone/ROG-Phone-II/Tech-Specs/

The info on asus website shows difference before. In the google cached webpage, it says " Gaming HDR and Mobile HDR is supported by dedicated graphic chip." And not it is deleted.
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hedgewizard

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hello
Tencent version is only for China : ro.build.display.id=PKQ1.190414.001.CN_Phone-16.0620.1906.18-0
Word Wide version is : ro.build.display.id=PKQ1.190414.001.WW_Phone-16.0620.1906.31-0
and you cannot flash a WW firmware on a CN device

OY3cnu9.png


regards

is the 12gb/512gb available in china now also only tencent version? cannot change to stock android?
 

z3r0h

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Jul 25, 2019
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only working for some old zenfone devices :
you must flash a RAW firmware ( recovery.img inside ) with Asus Flash Tool.cmd
and at this time the only WW RAW firmware we have is without recovery.img

qx87Nfs.png

hey, i don't know if this would work but i've found this video from a forum that someone managed to flash an ASUS phone ROM from CN to WW version OR WW to CN version using this steps --> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=us6qIvdK-TM

my question is if the device has different RAM and internal storage capacity, does it matter? or there needs to be more modification of the file in order to do so?
 

whyou

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hey, i don't know if this would work but i've found this video from a forum that someone managed to flash an ASUS phone ROM from CN to WW version OR WW to CN version using this steps --> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=us6qIvdK-TM

my question is if the device has different RAM and internal storage capacity, does it matter? or there needs to be more modification of the file in order to do so?

IMO, no modification needed. For example:
Moto z3: Chinese version flash to verizon(us) version which memory and storage size are different, just flash all work fine.
 
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z3r0h

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IMO, no modification needed. For example:
Moto z3: Chinese version flash to verizon(us) version which memory and storage size are different, just flash all work fine.

let's just hope that's the case because this phone has no 8GB/128GB of the normal stock asus ROG phone 2 whereas the example you given has, still i'm crossing my fingers that you're right.
 

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    Any chance you can post a link here for those of us that don't read mandarin? Also, if there is a bootloader unlock and a global flash-all zip, we should be able to flash the WW version over CN. We don't actually need a recovery.img...

    I was able to get to the bootloader unlock download, here you go:
    https://www.asus.com/tw/Phone/ROG-Phone-II/HelpDesk_Download/

    Can somebody with the CN version try that bootloader unlock tool? If it works, we can definitely flash the WW firmware when asus puts it on their site. Whether it boots or not, well thats another issue. But I am going to give it a go when I have mine and they release the WW firmware.

    Check back the thread. We unlock bl our tencent version, root it with magisk no problem so far. Waiting for ww rom.
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    only working for some old zenfone devices :
    you must flash a RAW firmware ( recovery.img inside ) with Asus Flash Tool.cmd
    and at this time the only WW RAW firmware we have is without recovery.img

    qx87Nfs.png

    If it is an A/B slot device, there isn't a recovery.img anymore.