April 2019 Android Security Update Goes Live for Pixel Devices (Updated)

APRIL 2019 ANDROID SECURITY UPDATE

Even though it’s April 1 and Google likes to have too much fun on this day by doing things like putting Snakes in Google Maps, there is serious business going down. Google just released the April 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.190405.003), Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL (PQ2A.190405.003), and Pixel and Pixel XL (PQ2A.190405.003). They are all getting a April 5 patch.

The Pixel C appears to be done receiving updates.

UPDATE: Pixel C still getting updates! Google has posted new 8.1.0 file for April as build OPM8.190405.001.

Functional Patches for Pixel Devices

ReferencesCategoryImprovementsDevices
A-119823747 A-120135659AssistantImproves Voice-Unlocking performance for Google AssistantPixel 3, Pixel 3 XL
A-122883482SetupAdjust Wi-Fi connectivity during eSIM activation on certain carriersPixel 3, Pixel 3 XL
A-119109648BluetoothImproves Bluetooth connectivity on Pixel devicesPixel, Pixel XL
A-119327025DisplayRemoves screen flash when ambient display wakes for some Pixel 3 devicesPixel 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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