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May’s Android Security Update Goes Live for Nexus, Pixel Devices

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Google just dropped the May 2018 security patch for Nexus and Pixel devices on us. If that seems odd to you knowing that Android P Developer Preview 2 is probably coming tomorrow, try not to stress. Google (almost) always drops each month’s security patch on the first Monday of the month and that happens to be today, the day before Google I/O. Also, a bunch of people won’t jump on the Android P DP2 (which will probably be a beta and open to all), so those still on stable Android Oreo need those latest patches.

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 (OPM2.171019.029.B1, OPM4.171019.016.B1), Pixel and Pixel XL (OPM4.171019.016.B1), Nexus 6P (OPM2.171019.029.A1), Nexus 5X (OPM4.171019.016.A1), and Pixel C (OPM4.171019.016.C1)

Google’s phones are getting the May 5 security patch level.

Update notes:

  • For the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, Google has now updated the notes to show that build 8.1.0 OPM4.171019.016.B1 is for “Fi Carriers.”
  • The Nexus 6P May build has been pulled too.

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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