July security update not installing on the Pixel, but Google is working on a fix

It appears that many Pixel users have issues installing the latest July security patch released by Google earlier today. The update fails to install on the smaller Pixel phone, but the rest of the Nexus and Pixel devices don't seem to have a similar issue.

The update that weighs in at around 60MB is supposed to fix critical bugs and improve performance and stability of the operating system. Unfortunately, if you have a Pixel phone, there's a high chance that you'll be met with an error message saying that there's an installation problem that prevents the update from installing on the handset.

Since many Pixel owners have taking it to Google's Product Forums, the search giant has already confirmed it has acknowledged the problem and it's already working on a fix. Hopefully, the issue will be fixable without a factory reset.

If you don't have a Pixel phone, you can go ahead and download the OTA files or factory images containing the July security update, if you don't want to wait for it to arrive on your device.

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Pixel
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 12.3 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 821, Quad-core, 2150 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2770 mAh(26h talk time)

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8 Comments

1. applesnapple93

Posts: 312; Member since: Jan 06, 2016

No issue here - blue pixel 32GB

2. bambamboogy02

Posts: 840; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

Wife's blue pixel, can't download the update at the moment. It doesn't find new software. I'm happy it won't download and error out. For the time being.

3. bambamboogy02

Posts: 840; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

Wife's blue pixel, can't download the update at the moment. It doesn't find new software. I'm happy it won't download and error out. For the time being.

6. vincelongman

Posts: 5718; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Worked fine for me too, black pixel 32GB

4. BradyCrack

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

Well, let's just hope that the fix isn't going to be an update, the problem is that it can't update...

5. EC112987

Posts: 1216; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

Black pixel 32gb...no issue!

7. Canaan

Posts: 351; Member since: May 25, 2014

I was thinking about getting a Pixel 2 in the fall, but all these stories about issues with the Pixel phones have me reconsidering.

8. iushnt

Posts: 3122; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

These are not issues, if you think these are issues then you might not want to use any smartphone.

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