+ Wednesday October 23rd, 2019


The monthly security update bulletin for Android has just been released, and with it the OTA files for supported Nexus and Pixel devices.

As usual there are two updates, the 1st and 5th of April updates. The security bulletin for the 1st of April, and the associated update files are addressing issues in the Kernel, Framework, Media Framework and Android Runtime. The 5th of April patch addresses all these issues, as well as specific Broadcom and Qualcomm issues as outlined in Qualcomm’s 2014–2016 partner focused bulletins.

The updates are available as flashable images on the Google Factory Images page, as well as OTA files on that page.

  • Pixel 2/Pixel 2 XL – OPM2.171019.029
  • Pixel/Pixel XL – OPM2.171019.029
  • Nexus 6P – OPM3.171019.019 or OPM5.171019.019
  • Nexus 5X – OPM2.171019.029
  • Pixel C – OPM1.171019.026

As we’ve come to know, the Pixel and Nexus devices also get functional updates in these monthly security patches and this month there are a LOT of them. The full list includes:

ReferencesCategoryImprovementsDevices
A-35963245PerformanceEnable Assisted Dialing supportPixel 2, Pixel 2 XL
A-37681923
A-68215016
LoggingImprove anomaly detection metricsAll
A-63908720LoggingImprove diskstats loggingAll
A-64101451PerformanceImprove handover from VoLTE to VoWi-Fi during Emergency calls on certain carriersPixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL
A-64586126CameraImprove microvideo performance in Google CameraPixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL
A-64610438PerformanceReduce delays upon opening specific appsPixel 2, Pixel 2 XL
A-65175134VideoImprove decoding of certain video streamsPixel, Pixel XL
A-65347520PerformanceImprove fingerprint and keyboard latency in certain situationsPixel 2, Pixel 2 XL
A-65490850UIAdjust notifications when entering or exiting Wi-Fi coverage during a video callPixel 2, Pixel 2 XL
A-65509134ConnectivityEnable IMS911 on certain networksPixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel, Pixel XL
A-66951771LoggingDetect Wi-Fi Passport statistics for developersAll
A-66957450PerformanceImprove lock screen performanceAll
A-67094673LoggingImprove start time loggingAll
A-67589241PerformanceImprove magnetic sensor performance on Pixel 2/Pixel 2 XLPixel 2, Pixel 2 XL
A-67593274BatteryReduce battery drain after modem issuesPixel 2, Pixel 2 XL
A-67634615StabilityImprove modem stability on Pixel and Pixel 2 phonesPixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL
A-67750231UIAdjust Call Forwarding UINexus 5X, Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL
A-67774904ConnectivityImprove multi-calling performance over Wi-FiPixel, Pixel XL
A-67777512ConnectivityImprove data connectivity for T-Mobile users in parts of AustraliaPixel, Pixel XL
A-67882977CertificationUpdate certificationPixel, Pixel XL
A-68150449
A-68059359
A-69797741
A-69378640
A-68824279
StabilityImprove Wi-Fi stability on Pixel 2 phonesPixel 2, Pixel 2 XL
A-68217064PerformanceImprove handover to Wi-Fi Calling in low-coverage areasPixel 2, Pixel 2 XL
A-68398312PerformanceImprove conference call performance over WifiPixel 2, Pixel 2 XL
A-68671462ConnectivityImprove VoLTE performance for some carriersNexus 5X, Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL
A-68841424ConnectivityAdjust APN updating behaviorAll
A-68863351UIImprove settings app iconsAll
A-68923696
A-68922470
A-68940490
CertificationUpgrade certificates to ensure continued service.Nexus 5X, Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL
A-68931709DeveloperAdd methods to PeerHandle API for developersAll
A-68959671ConnectivityUpdate Verizon Service APK for Pixel phonesPixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL
A-69003183LoggingImprove Wi-Fi and RPM loggingPixel 2, Pixel 2 XL
A-69017578
A-68138080
A-68205105
A-70731000
A-69574837
A-68474108
A-70406781
Connectivity, PerformanceImprove connectivity and performance on certain carrier networksPixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL
A-69064494PerformanceImprove notification listening appsAll
A-69152057ConnectivityAddress call forwarding issue.All
A-69209000ConnectivityImprove internet connectivity on Pixel 2 on certain WiFi networksPixel 2
A-69238007
A-68202289
A-69334308
ConnectivityAdjust APN settingsNexus 5X, Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL
A-69261367
A-70512352
MessagingImprove MMS messaging performance on certain carriersNexus 5X, Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL
A-69275204BatteryAdjust battery learned capacity increment and decrement limitsPixel 2, Pixel 2 XL
A-69334266ConnectivityChange voice domain to CS for certain carriersPixel XL
A-69475609PerformanceAdjust timeouts for Phone AppAll
A-69672417StabilityImprove stability for Pixel 2 devices in certain parts of CanadaPixel 2, Pixel 2 XL
A-69848394
A-68275646
PerformanceImprove instant Apps performanceAll
A-69870527UIImprove indicators for emergency call connectivityPixel 2, Pixel 2 XL
A-70045970BatteryOptimize search logic to improve battery performance.Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL
A-70094083
A-70094701
BatteryImprove battery logging for Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XLPixel 2, Pixel 2 XL
A-70214869GPSImprove GPS Time performance on Pixel 2 XLPixel 2 XL
A-70338906AudioImprove audio speaker performance during phone callsAll
A-70398372UIAdjust advanced calling settings for VerizonNexus 5X, Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL
A-70576351ConnectivityChange to prioritize certain bandsNexus 5X, Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL
A-70580873
A-70912923
A-71497259
ConnectivityImprove in-call performance for some carriersPixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL
A-70815434ConnectivityImprove network performance on Simyo carrierNexus 5X
A-71708302LoggingImprove connectivity metricsAll
A-71983424PerformanceImprove experience switching between LTE and WifiPixel 2 XL
A-72119809ConnectivityImprove data performance for devices with certain SIM cardsAll
A-72175011LoggingImprove autofill loggingAll
A-72797728
A-71599119
LoggingImprove internal troubleshooting toolsAll
A-72871435LoggingImprove network loggingAll

OTA files should be rolling out to supported Pixel and Nexus devices shortly – the ‘Check for Update’ button isn’t quite delivering the update yet – so keep an eye out. If you can’t wait, then you should be able to flash the images or OTA files to your device now.

Source: Android Security Update.

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Check for Update works again. Just downloaded the patch for my Nexus 5X.

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