Google Pixel and Nexus devices started getting updates of January 2018 Android security patch

Google has started rolling out latest software updates to its Pixel and Nexus device users which are of January 2018 Android security patch.  Google smartphones such as Pixels and Nexus are praised for it’s faster arrival of security patches and bug fixes before any other devices which are already in the market. This update will solve critical issues like Media framework, System and Qualcomm closed-source components and some security vulnerabilities.

The new build numbers for the Pixel and Nexus devices with January 2018 Android Security update are

  • Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL (OPM1.171019.014/OPM1.171019.013)
  • Pixel and Pixel XL (OPM1.171019.014/OPM1.171019.012)
  • Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X (OPM3.171019.013)
  • Pixel C (OPM1.171019.015)

You can also download the updates and manually install them on to your device at your own risk. The precautions you should take is the device should be having an unlocked bootloader and the device is not needed to have a wipe of whole data. If you want to check out the issues which were resolved you can check it out on Android Security Bulletin.

The image files for the updates can be found here.  And, the OTA update files can be found here. The best thing we request you is to wait for the official automatic updates and have a safe install.



Kaushik Battu
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