March security update for Nexus 6 pulled due to Android Pay issue

March security update for Nexus 6 pulled due to Android Pay issue
The March security update for the Nexus 6 has been pulled by Google. Apparently, those who installed the update found that it breaks SafetyNet, which in turn breaks Android Pay. SafetyNet is an API that checks your phone to see if it has been tampered with. For example, it looks for unlocked bootloaders. the flashing of custom ROMs and other things that make a handset less secure. As a result, it prevents apps that require a secure device, like Android Pay, from working.

As a result, you won't find the March security update among the Nexus Factory Images or Nexus OTA web pages. After all, who would want to install an update that makes their device less secure?

According to a tweet from the @googlenexus Twitter account, Google is aware of the situation and is investigating. Besides the complaints found on Reddit, there is an official issue tracker number (240065) found on the Google Code website. Check it out by clicking on the sourcelink.


source: GoogleCode, @googlenexus via AndroidPolice

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Nexus 6
  • Display 6.0" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 805, Quad-core, 2700 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 3220 mAh(24h talk time)

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3 Comments

1. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I'm not going to throw salt into the wound this time. Let's hope Google gets this addressed as soon as possible.

2. NexusKoolaid

Posts: 493; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

Already addressed. OTA and full factory images are once again available.

3. SleeperOne

Posts: 370; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

Wow. Such restraint.

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