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March’s Android Security Update Goes Live for Nexus, Pixel Devices (Updated)

MARCH ANDROID SECURITY UPDATE NEXUS PIXEL

Google just dropped the March 2018 security patch for Nexus and Pixel devices on us. 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 and Pixel 2 XL (OPM1.171019.021), Pixel and Pixel XL (OPM1.171019.021), Nexus 6P (OPM3.171019.016, OPM5.171019.017), and Nexus 5X (OPM3.171019.016, OPM5.171019.017). There aren’t files for the Pixel C yet.

UPDATE 3/7: Pixel C’s March update added as build OPM1.171019.022.A1.

For device specific build notes:

  • Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X: OPM3.171019.016 is the general release
  • Nexus 6P: OPM5.171019.017 is for Softbank
  • Nexus 5X: OPM5.171019.017 is for Softbank, Telstra

Functional updates for Pixel/Nexus:

ReferencesCategoryImprovementsDevices
A-70491468PerformanceImprove screen wake performance with fingerprint unlockPixel 2, Pixel 2 XL
A-69307875AudioImprove audio performance when recording videoPixel 2 XL
A-70641186ReportingImprove crash reportingPixel 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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