Droid Life Logo MarkPodcastDealsContactNewsletter Sign-UpNew User GuideSearchArrowSwipe ArrowEnvelopeCloseComment

March 2019 Android Security Update Goes Live for Pixel Devices

MARCH ANDROID SECURITY UPDATE

Google just released the March 2019 Android security patch for Pixel devices. We already have both factory image and OTA files ready to be downloaded for those willing to do some manual labor, or as always, you can sit back and wait for the update to arrive over-the-air (OTA) to your device.

So far, we are seeing new 9.0.0 files for Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL (PQ2A.190305.002), Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL (PQ2A.190305.002), and Pixel and Pixel XL (PQ2A.190305.002). They are all getting a March 5 patch.

The only other Google device that is still receiving security patches on Oreo is the Pixel C and it’s getting build OPM8.190305.001.

Functional Patches

ReferencesCategoryImprovementsDevices
A-122471935CameraImproves Startup and responsiveness of Camera appPixel 3, Pixel 3 XL
A-112046316
A-118317435
A-120212581
PerformanceImproves recovery in the instance of OTA update failurePixel 3, Pixel 3XL
A-120920537PerformanceImproves storage performance on Pixel 3 devicesPixel 3, Pixel3 XL
A-119776006BluetoothImproves bluetooth reliability on Pixel 3 devicesPixel 3, Pixel3 XL
A-111260263
A-116848259
MediaImproves playback of encrypted media on some video appsPixel 3, Pixel3 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.

Links:

Categories

Tags

Collapse Show Comments