October security patch for Nexus and Pixel devices released, factory images available for download

October security patch for Nexus and Pixel devices released, factory images available for download

As expected, Google has released the usual monthly security update for its Nexus and Pixel devices. Other smartphone companies should start pushing the October security patch to their own handsets very soon as well.

Along with the update, Google published the security bulletin that lists the most important issues it's supposed to patch. Overall, there are 14 security problems that have been addressed in this update, but other small issues have been resolved as well.

The update is pushed OTA (over the air) in stages, so it may take a few days to reach all compatible Nexus and Pixel devices. However, Google already released the factory images and OTA files that contain the October security update, so those who don't feel like waiting can flash them right away.

As for those who don't own Nexus or Pixel devices, you'll probably have to wait a while longer until other companies start pushing the October security update.

The following Google devices are now eligible to receive the latest security patch: Pixel XL, Pixel, Pixel C, Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, and Nexus 9 (LTE and Wi-Fi only).

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3 Comments

1. Zack_2014

Posts: 677; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

I recently got hold of a Pixel for my mom, and it's having an issue with Wifi. Can anyone help to know if this is a hardware related problem or software? It will never to connect to my router's wifi where I have several other devices working flawless with it. So basically the problem is whenever I press connect on the wifi network it says obtaining IP address, connecting, Saved, disappears and that loop goes on. I've tried factory reset and network reset.

2. vincelongman

Posts: 5555; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

As you've already tried factory reset and network reset its most likely a hardware issue RMA it

3. Zack_2014

Posts: 677; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Yep didn't waste time and immediately sent off my Pixel to the service centre. Hopefully I don't have to pay if they some how claim that there is internal damage :/

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