Tag Archive: Patch


Skip the line for the latest Android security patch on your Pixel

Now that we’re well into the cycle of regular Android 9 Pie updates, Pixel owners are clamoring to get the latest updates to Android 9 as soon as possible. But Google doesn’t always push these over-the-air updates as soon as people would like, which is where this guide comes in. Using the tips below, you can sideload factory images or OTA updates to your Pixel device as soon as they are available.

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December 2018 security patch now rolling out for Pixel devices

Latest patch addresses the Pixel 3 RAM management issues, along with some general improvements for all Pixel devices.

Google is rolling out the last batch of security updates for 2018. Officially announced on December 3, the latest security patch delivers general security patches for some remote and local flaws affecting all Android devices, and also includes a number of updates and fixes specifically targeting Pixel devices.

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Have you downloaded the November 2018 security patch?

The patch is steadily rolling out to users as we speak.

Yesterday was November 5, and in the Android world, that means it was a day for a new security patch.

The November 2018 patch was officially released yesterday afternoon, and with it comes the usual assortment of bug fixes and some Pixel-specific tweaks such as improved picture-in-picture performance and enhanced notification stability.

Looking through the Android Central forums, it looks like most people have already gotten  [Read More…]

September security patch now available for Android 9 Pie on Pixel devices

This patch improves Bluetooth car audio, charging in Retail Mode, and more.

If you’ve been enjoying Android 9 Pie on one of the Pixel or Pixel 2 devices, large or small, it’s about to get even better with its first security patch. Dated for September 5, the OTA files and firmware images are already available on Google’s site in case you don’t want to wait (as long as you’re comfortable with manually flashing software updates).

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July 2018 security patch now rolling out for Pixel and Nexus devices

The Pixel 2 and 2 XL get improved Wi-Fi performance with this patch.

Another month, another security patch. On July 2, Google officially started pushing out the July 2018 Android security patch for its Pixel and Nexus devices.

Both the factory images and OTA files are live right now, meaning you can already flash the patch to your phone if you don’t feel like waiting for the over-the-air update to hit your phone.

This patch level officially  [Read More…]

Razer Phone gets updated with Portrait Mode, May security patch and more

The Razer Phone is getting a new update which brings the popular Portrait Mode. Now users will be able to take fantastic Portrait shots using the phone’s main dual-camera setup.

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OnePlus 5/5T OxygenOS beta adds May security patch, group MMS, and more

The update’s making its way to the phones right now.

OnePlus’s OxygenOS Open Beta program is a great way to try out new features before everyone else, and today the company released versions 10 and 8 for the OnePlus 5 and 5T, respectively.

There’s a fair amount to unpack with this latest update, with one of the most notable additions being the May security patch. Having a secure Android phone is essential, and it’s always reassuring to  [Read More…]

Google fixes Pixel XL charging bug with May 2018 security patch

The update is rolling out to the Pixel XL now.

Shortly after the original Pixel XL was updated to Android 8.1, many users took to the depths of the internet to complain about a new charging bug that came with it. Google addressed this issue in late March, saying that “a fix will be rolling out in the coming weeks.” With the May 2018 security patch, that fix is finally here.

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The May 2018 Security Patch is here and updates will soon follow

Factory images are ready now if you’re not the waiting type.

The May 2018 Android Security Bulletin is here and that means updates are in the making. They aren’t the “pretty” kind of updates, which can seem disappointing to some, but they are the important kind that keep your phone working as it should and protected against online shenanigans.

There isn’t a “showcase” bug in this month’s patch, which is good news for everyone except people who  [Read More…]

April 2018 security patch released with multiple Pixel 2 improvements

There are 56 non-security-related fixes.

For some people, a new month means a new beginning. A new month to focus on goals, tasks, and projects. For Android users (specifically those with a Nexus or Pixel device), a new month also means a brand-new security patch.

Google just released all of the details for the latest April 2018 security bulletin, and it should be available soon for the Pixel 2, Pixel, and older Nexus hardware.

Like with all  [Read More…]