Tuesday , August 22 2017

Google releases July Security patch for Android – Nexus and Pixel OTA and Factory images released.


July 4th in the US is over, and that means Google is back on track and has released the July security patches for Android, including OTA and Factory images for supported Nexus and Pixel devices.

As usual, Google has released the patches in two variants, allowing manufacturers to patch more quickly if required. Google will of course release the 5th of July patch to their supported Nexus and Pixel devices, as OTA updates. The two updates this month are:

  • 2017-07-01: Partial security patch level string. This security patch level string indicates that all issues associated with 2017-07-01 (and all previous security patch level strings) are addressed.
  • 2017-07-05: Complete security patch level string. This security patch level string indicates that all issues associated with 2017-07-01 and 2017-07-05 (and all previous security patch level strings) are addressed.

In this months security bulletin, Google has outlined updates to the System UI, Media Framework, Libraries, Framework and Runtime for Android with AOSP updates going back as far as Android 4.4.4. Google has further patched vulnerabilities from Broadcom, NVidia, Qualcomm (Open and closed source components) and Mediatek. There’s also HTC specific updates and Kernel updates as well.

Google has updated their OTA files and Factory Image pages on their Android Developer site, so if you’re not willing to wait for the updates to arrive as an OTA to your device, you can find them ready to flash there.

Nexus:

  • Nexus 6: N6F27H
  • Nexus 6P: N2G48B
  • Nexus 5X: N2G47Z
  • Nexus Player: N2G48B
  • Nexus 9 LTE: N9F27F
  • Nexus 9 Wi-Fi: N4F27I

Pixel:

  • Pixel: NJH47D
  • Pixel XL: NJH47D
  • Pixel C: N2G48B

The OTA updates will be arriving on these supported devices shortly, so stay tuned.

 
Source: Google July Security Bulletin.

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I just applied the update to my 5X. It is sad to think that soon there will be no more updates as there are no more new Nexus phones and the calendar is ticking. Pixels cost way too much. I will eventually end up in a world of little or no security patches with a new phone, unless the Android world gets its act together.

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Hopefully some of the changes we are seeing in the way Android is built will enable easier security patching in future, but as Nexus 6P owner I hear you. I’m thinking a Motorola might be the next best thing to a Nexus at a reasonable price point, as they seem to be pretty good with updates.

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