July 2019 security patches are out for Google Pixel phones and Essential Phone

July 2019 security patches are out for Google Pixel phones and Essential Phone

Today marks the first day of July and we are now already halfway through 2019. More importantly, a new month means it’s time for new Android security updates. The patches for this month have been released for the entire Pixel family and the trusty Essential Phone is following closely behind as usual.

There are a few important functional patches for the Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL, Pixel 2, and Pixel 2 XL this month. Users should notice improved “OK Google” and music detection. The July Android security updates are also rolling out to the Google Pixel, Pixel XL, and Essential Phone. One device that has reached the end of its Android security cycle is the Pixel C, which received its last update in June.

Pixel July 2019 Improvements Devices
Hotword Improves “OK Google” and music detection Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL
Bootloader Fixes an issue for some devices getting stuck during boot Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL
Bootloader Fixes an issue for some devices getting stuck in EDL mode with a blank screen Pixel 3, Pixel 3, XL, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL
UI Improves Unicode Japanese language support Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL
Performance Improves Titan M module Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL

The OTA files and factory images for the Pixel devices can be found at the links below. Find the Android security files for your device and click “Link” to start the download. To flash the update manually without losing all of your data, follow the steps outlined in this tutorial. The OTA Android security update for the Essential Phone has just started rolling out.

 

Device Factory Image OTA Files
Pixel 3a XL Link Link
Pixel 3a Link Link
Pixel 3 XL Link Link
Pixel 3 Link Link
Pixel 2 XL Link Link
Pixel 2 Link Link
Pixel XL Link Link
Pixel Link Link
Essential PH-1 N/A Link

Android Security Bulletin | Pixel Update Bulletin

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