+ Thursday March 21st, 2019

Another month, another Android security bulletin, with Google releasing the June Security Bulletin alongside the Factory Images and OTA update files for supported Nexus and Pixel devices.

The security bulletin doesn’t contain any standout features, adding patches Common Vulnerability and Exposures (CVEs) reported or discovered in the past month. The CVEs cover the Kernel, Framework and Media Framework, as well as hardware patches for MediaTek, Nvidia and Qualcomm components.

There’s even an LG update for the Bootloader, which may patch a vulnerability discovered for the Verizon Pixel which recently gave their users an option to unlock the Bootloader – but as that doesn’t affect us here, we shouldn’t really stress over it.

The more important information is that the OTA files and Factory Images for supported devices have been released by Google.

  • Pixel 2/Pixel 2 XL – 8.1.0 (OPM2.171026.006.C1, Jun 2018)
  • Pixel/Pixel XL – 8.1.0 (OPM4.171019.021.D1, Jun 2018)
  • Pixel C – 8.1.0 (OPM4.171019.021.D1, Jun 2018)
  • Nexus 6P – (OPM6.171019.030.B1, Jun 2018)
  • Nexus 5X – 8.1.0 (OPM6.171019.030.B1, Jun 2018)

As we’ve seen previously, Google now likes to improve ‘Funtionality’ updates for their devices in these updates and this month is no different featuring improvement updates for Bluetooth Low Energy, Proximity Sensor and more:

References Category Improvements Devices
A-74413120 Bluetooth Improve BLE performance All
A-76022834 Performance Improve antenna-switching behavior in areas of weak coverage Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL
A-77963927 Wi-Fi Improve Wi-Fi connectivity with certain Wi-Fi access points Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL
A-77458860 UI IMEI SV format correctly displays as numeric Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL


Display Improve consistency of Always On Display Pixel 2 XL
A-70282393 Performance Improve proximity sensor behavior Pixel 2 XL

The OTA updates haven’t quite started arriving as yet on my Pixel 2 XL or Pixel 2, but that should change in the next few hours. If you really must have it, you can of course flash the update, but patience is a virtue.

Source: June Pixel/Nexus Security Bulletin.
Via: June Android Security Bulletin.

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Still no black crush fix. For fuck sake Google.lol. Samsung has already sent out a fix for their crushing and banding issue on their S9 and S9 plus.

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