Google's monthly Android security updates (for Nexus devices) are fast and hassle-free
posted by Florin T. / Aug 12, 2015, 4:28 PM
Google started rolling out the first security-related updates last week. If you own a Nexus device and haven't received any update yet, or if you plan to get a Nexus soon, and you're curious about these updates, we can tell you that they're downloaded and installed quite fast. For example, the update for the Nexus 5 (which was recently pushed over the air to devices in Europe, and changes the Android 5.1.1 build number from LMY48B to LMY48I) weighs in at 10.1 MB, so we downloaded and installed it in just 9 minutes. Of course, the installation time depends on how many apps you have on your Nexus (our model had 108), but it shouldn't take too long anyway. We haven't noticed any performance improvements following the update, but that's not why the update was rolled out anyway.
Google already mentioned that these monthly security-related updates are separate from system updates, so we're expecting them to always be installed hassle-free.
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Nexus 5 running on T-Mo. I still haven't seen the update. :(
posted on Aug 12, 2015, 5:34 PM 0
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That moment when Samsung actually updates their devices faster than Google
posted on Aug 12, 2015, 5:51 PM 1
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o_O *mind blown*. I have a Nexus 4 and I'll check to see if they've pushed out an update when I have wi-fi at home. I did get a text from my carrier warning me about the security issue, so I disabled auto-receive mms messages.
posted on Aug 12, 2015, 6:15 PM 1
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Not so easy for root users.
posted on Aug 12, 2015, 11:36 PM 0
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Its still quite easy for the Nexus devices since they provide factory images Just edit the .bat and so it doesn't wipe clean, then flash SuperSU afterwards Also another plus about factory images is that you don't need to wait, Google released the factory images about 2 weeks ago
posted on Aug 13, 2015, 3:00 AM 0
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