February’s Android Security Update Goes Live for Nexus and Pixel Devices


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Google just dropped the February 2018 security patch for Nexus and Pixel devices on us, the same update that should include 3rd party access for camera apps with Pixel Visual Core. At this time, we already have both factory image and OTA files, so choose whichever works best for you if you don’t feel like waiting for the update to show up on your device.

So far, we are seeing new 8.1.0 files for Pixel 2 (OPM1.171019.019), Pixel 2 XL (OPM1.171019.018), Pixel and Pixel XL (OPM1.171019.016), Pixel C (OPM1.171019.016), Nexus 6P (OPM3.171019.014, OPM5.171019.015), and Nexus 5X (OPM3.171019.014, OPM5.171019.015).

Here are the functional update for the February patch:

A-68863351UXImproved icons in Settings app.All
A-68198663BluetoothImproved Bluetooth call quality for some headsets.Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL
A-68317240Wi-FiImproved Wi-Fi uplink performance.Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL
A-69263786CameraImproved Camera performance in certain light conditions.Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL
A-67844294Android AutoImproved Android Auto Projected performance for some cars.Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL
A-69349260App CompatibilityImproved RSA key parsing from byte arrays.All
A-68832228PowerImproved battery performance on some Pixel 2XL devices.Pixel 2 XL
A-69797895Mobile DataImproved data performance for Telus users in certain network environments.Pixel 2
A-68368139StabilityImproved device stability after booting in certain situations.Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL
A-68874871AudioImproved routing when switching audio outputs.Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL

You can grab each image or OTA file at the links below. For instructions on how to flash a factory image, here you go. For instructions on how to flash an OTA .zip file, here you go.

As more files arrive as well as additional details, we’ll update this post.




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