October 2019 Android security patch is here for Pixel and Essential devices
Update: Surprise, surprise: Essential is already rolling out the October 2019 Android security patch to the Essential Phone. Essential Phone owners, check for your update!
October’s security update for Android 10 is now available OTA (Open Market). Check your Essential Phone! pic.twitter.com/kKOziuFePU
— Essential (@essential) October 7, 2019
Today, Google is rolling out the October Android security patch. This is the first security patch update to Android 10, and it is available for all Pixel phones. In all, there are a total of 27 security issues resolved.
Patched vulnerabilities range from moderate to critical, including the recent zero-day vulnerability that gives an attacker full control of victim devices. Some other October Android security patch updates include Wi-Fi stability improvements, sensor calibration improvements, a memory drain fix in the UI, and much more. See the chart below for the full list of functional updates.
If you don’t want to wait for the October Android security patch to make its way to your Pixel device, you can download the latest factory image or OTA file from the links below. From there, you can either flash a fresh build to your phone or sideload the OTA update.
- Pixel 3a XL: Factory Image, OTA
- Pixel 3a: Factory Image, OTA
- Pixel 3 XL: Factory Image, OTA
- Pixel 3: Factory Image, OTA
- Pixel 2 XL: Factory Image, OTA
- Pixel 2: Factory Image, OTA
- Pixel XL: Factory Image, OTA
- Pixel: Factory Image, OTA