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

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

October means many things: pumpkins, trick-or-treating, spooky movies, and, of course, a new batch of Android security updates. Last month, Google rolled out Android 10 and the first patches. Now we’ve got some new fixes this week for the Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel, Pixel XL, and Essential Phone.

This month, there is a pretty long list of “Functional patches” for the entire Pixel family. Two fixes, in particular, were included for only the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL: missing notifications in Pixel Stand mode and sensor calibration improvements.

Category Improvements Devices
Connectivity Wi-Fi stability improvements Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL
Pixel Stand Fix for missing notifications in Pixel Stand mode Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL
Sensors Sensor calibration improvements Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL
System System stability improvements Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL
UI Fix for memory drain in UI Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL
UI Fix for missing heads-up notifications Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL
UI Gesture navigation stability improvements Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL
UI Fix for bootloop in certain device locale modes Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, 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. This will bring your device up to Android 10 in the process. 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

Android Security Bulletin | Pixel Update Bulletin

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