November 2020 Android security update rolling out for Google Pixel and some Samsung Galaxy phones

November 2020 Android security update rolling out for Google Pixel and some Samsung Galaxy phones

Another month is in the books, which means it’s time for the latest batch of Android security patches. Google has published the Android Security Bulletin for the month of November and is also rolling out the update to the Pixel 5, Pixel 4a 5G, Pixel 4a, Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL, Pixel 3, and the Pixel 3 XL. Samsung is also rolling out new updates to the Galaxy Note 20, Galaxy Note 10, and the Galaxy S10 series in select regions, bringing in this same Security Patch Level (SPL).

This month’s Android security update includes the usual bevy of fixes along with some specific fixes for Pixel devices. In fact, there’s something for every Pixel from the Pixel 3 all the way up to the Pixel 5. The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, unfortunately, have not gotten any of the fixes as per the company’s original calendar commitment, though a final update is planned for next month. Check out the chart below to see what fixes are in tow for your Pixel smartphone.

Google Pixel Android Security Update November 2020

Pixel 3 Forums ||| Pixel 3 XL Forums

Pixel 3a Forums ||| Pixel 3a XL Forums

Pixel 4 Forums ||| Pixel 4 XL Forums

Pixel 4a Forums ||| Pixel 4a 5G Forums ||| Pixel 5 Forums

Build Numbers:

    • Global:
      • Pixel 3 (XL): RP1A.201105.002
      • Pixel 3a (XL): RP1A.201105.002
      • Pixel 4 (XL): RP1A.201105.002
      • Pixel 4a: RP1A.201105.002
    • NA / US:
      • Pixel 4a (5G): RD1A.201105.003.C1
      • Pixel 5: RD1A.201105.003.C1
    • NA / US / Verizon:
      • Pixel 4a (5G): [Rolling out week of 11/9]
      • Pixel 5: [Rolling out week of 11/9]
    • NA / Canada:
      • Pixel 4a (5G): RD1A.201105.003.C1
      • Pixel 5: RD1A.201105.003.C1
    • EU:
      • Pixel 4a (5G): RD1A.201105.003.B1
      • Pixel 5: RD1A.201105.003.B1
    • APAC / AU:
      • Pixel 4a (5G): RD1A.201105.003.A1
      • Pixel 5: RD1A.201105.003.A1
    • APAC / Taiwan:
      • Pixel 4a (5G): RD1A.201105.003.C1
      • Pixel 5: RD1A.201105.003.C1
    • APAC / Japan:
      • Pixel 4a (5G): RD1A.201105.003
      • Pixel 5: RD1A.201105.003

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.

Download Factory Images ||| Download OTA Images

Android Security Bulletin ||| Pixel Update Bulletin ||| Pixel Functional Changes

Along with the Pixel devices mentioned above, Samsung is rolling out the November 2020 Android security update to a handful of Galaxy devices. The Korean OEM has yet to include the details about the update in their Mobile Security portal, but the build numbers are N98xxXXS1ATJA (Note 20 series), N97xFXXU6DTJ4 (Note 10 series), and G97xFXXU9DTJA (S10 series) for the global Exynos variants.

Galaxy Note 20 Forums ||| Galaxy Note 20 Ultra Forums

Galaxy Note 10 Forums ||| Galaxy Note 10+ Forums

Galaxy S10e Forums ||| Galaxy S10 Forums ||| Galaxy S10+ Forums

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Skanda Hazarika

DIY enthusiast (i.e. salvager of old PC parts). An avid user of Android since the Eclair days, Skanda also likes to follow the recent development trends in the world of single-board computing.