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November 2018 Android Security Update Goes Live for Pixel, Nexus Devices (Updated)

November Android Security Update

Google just released the November 2018 Android security patch for Pixel and Nexus devices, and that means the first update for the new Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL has arrived. It looks like we already have both factory image and OTA files ready to be downloaded for those willing to do some manual labor, or you can sit back and wait for the update to arrive over-the-air to your device.

So far, we are seeing new 9.0.0 files for Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL (PQ1A.181105.017.A1) and Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL (PQ1A.181105.017.A1). The regular Pixel and Pixel XL do not have November builds available just yet.

  • UPDATE 11/19: Google finally posted the Pixel and Pixel XL November updates with builds PPR1.181005.003.A1 (Telus only) and PPR2.181005.003.A1 (all others).

Other Google devices that still receiving security patches on Oreo are getting the following updates: Nexus 6P (OPM7.181105.004), Nexus 5X (OPM7.181105.004), and Pixel C (OPM8.181105.002).

Functional Patches for Pixel/Nexus:

ReferencesCategoryImprovementsDevices
A-111401911DisplayImproved performance for devices using picture-in-picturePixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL
A-109769728FrameworkImproved Strongbox symmetric key generation requestsPixel 3, Pixel 3 XL
A-112198479DisplayImproved performance for apps using picture-in-picturePixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL
A-112714177NotificationsImproved stability for notificationsPixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 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. To check for the update, head into Settings>System>Advanced>System update.

As more details arrive, we’ll update this post.

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