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Nexus and Pixel factory images for September’s security patch are up, minus Nexus Player

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

It's September, and however you might feel about that, one thing is certain: Google's going to release its monthly security updates. While the OTAs were pushed yesterday, downloads for the factory images and OTAs wasn't available until just now. So if you've been chomping at the bit looking for a fix for BlueBorne and haven't seen the update on your device, you can go on ahead and manually pull it down.

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Nexus and Pixel factory images for September's security patch are up, minus Nexus Player was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google is finally pushing Android 7.1.1 to the Nexus 6 again

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

The Nexus 6 was the launch device for Android 5.0 Lollipop back in 2014, and it's been getting updates ever since. The problem, however, is not all those updates have been good. After deploying some bugged OTA updates earlier this year, Google is finally sending out Android 7.1.1 to the Nexus 6.

This is not actually the first time the Nexus 6 has seen a 7.1.1 update. After a long wait for both 7.0 and 7.1.1, Nexus 6 owners were greeted with a number of bugs so severe that Google called for a do-over on the update.

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Google is finally pushing Android 7.1.1 to the Nexus 6 again was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

August security update for Nexus and Pixel devices is live

Monday, August 7th, 2017

It's that time of the month again - Google has released the August security patch for Android, and it's available to install on Pixel and Nexus devices right now. As always, you can either wait for the update to be pushed to you, or sideload it manually.

The August update patches vulnerabilities in the Android media framework, the kernel, and a few other areas. You can read the full security bulletin here for all the details.

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August security update for Nexus and Pixel devices is live was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google posts July OTA files and system images for Pixel and Nexus devices

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

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It's that time again—Google is rolling out monthly security patches for Nexus and Pixel devices, but you don't have to wait. The system images and OTA files are now live and ready for your sideloading pleasure. In addition, the monthly security bulletin is available for your perusal if you want to know what's being patched this time around.

As usual, there are a multiple builds for some phones because of minor carrier differences.

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Google posts July OTA files and system images for Pixel and Nexus devices was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

June Nexus/Pixel factory images and OTA files are now available for download, includes fix for Pixel freezing

Monday, June 5th, 2017

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Google is rolling out new Android builds for its devices today, but it'll take a few days for the OTA to reach your device the old-fashioned way. If you want, the system images and OTA files are already available for sideloading. Pixel owners who have been experiencing freezes might not want to wait. Google says this update should address that problem.

Again, there are several builds for Pixel devices depending on the carrier it's being used on.

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June Nexus/Pixel factory images and OTA files are now available for download, includes fix for Pixel freezing was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Nexus and Pixel factory images and OTAs for May 2017 are now available

Monday, May 1st, 2017

It's the first day of May, and Google is wasting no time releasing the May 2017 factory images and OTAs for Nexus and Pixel devices. Just like last month, the security update has reached the Pixel/Pixel XL, Pixel C, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus 6, and Nexus 9.

For reference, here is the build information for each device:

  • Pixel/Pixel XL: N2G47O
  • Pixel/Pixel XL (Deutsche Telekom): N2G47T
  • Pixel/Pixel XL (Verizon): NHG47L
  • Pixel C: N2G47O
  • Nexus 6P: N2G47O
  • Nexus 5X: N2G47O
  • Nexus 6: N6F27C
  • Nexus Player: N2G47R
  • Nexus 9: N4F27B

If you're one of the people who updated to the early May 2017 build that Google accidentally published, it seems to have the same build number as the final release.

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Nexus and Pixel factory images and OTAs for May 2017 are now available was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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