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October 2019 Android Security Update Now Available for Pixel Devices (Updated)

October Android Pixel Update

A fresh Android update has arrived on Pixel phones in the form of the October Android security update. This is the first regular monthly patch since the Pixel, Pixel 2, Pixel 3, and Pixel 3a picked up stable Android 10 at the beginning of September, so we aren’t expecting anything major.

With that said, since this is the first update, there could be a number of functional patches that address any bugs discovered with Android 10 on so many more devices. As more details arrive, we’ll update this post.

  • UPDATE: Here are the functional patches for this October update. Google says they stabilized WiFi and gesture navigation, fixed a memory drain in the UI for all phones, fixed missing heads-up notifications, and more.
ReferencesCategoryImprovementsDevices
A-138482990ConnectivityWi-Fi stability improvementsPixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL
A-139096431Pixel StandFix for missing notifications in Pixel Stand modePixel 3, Pixel 3 XL
A-140632869SensorsSensor calibration improvementsPixel 3, Pixel 3 XL
A-140111727SystemSystem stability improvementsPixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL
A-138323667UIFix for memory drain in UIPixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL
A-138775282UIFix for missing heads-up notificationsPixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL
A-138881088UIGesture navigation stability improvementsPixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL
A-140197723UIFix for bootloop in certain device locale modesPixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL

Currently, we are seeing new 10.0.0 files for Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL (QP1A.191005.007), Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL (QP1A.191005.007), Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL (QP1A.191005.007.A1), and Pixel and Pixel XL (QP1A.191005.007.A1).

You will find 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.

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