Here you can find download links to all latest Google Pixel and Nexus official July 2018 Security Update Factory Images. Marking the start of a new month, Android source code has been patched with new security definitions — in this case, July 2018. Pixel and Nexus lineup being Google devices are first in line to receive these new updates. However, thanks to Android One program, we should see other devices jumping on board quite quickly as well. This specific July 2018 firmware update is more focused towards maintenance, there aren’t any major functional changes. If you want to try out upcoming Android P revision, we just covered how to download latest Android P Beta 3 for Pixel smartphones.
Owing to few OTA (Over-the-air) update issues in older builds, users resorted to manual updating which is possible through downloading complete factory images attached ahead. Fortunately, those errors were addressed and now, OTA service should be working fine. For users who tried out Android P and want to return back to Android Oreo, this is perfect place to start. From ahead given links, download complete July 2018 factory images that can be flashed manually to Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P and Pixel C.
Google Pixel / Nexus Security Bulletin – July 2018
As there hasn’t been a version upgrade in these new builds, these factory images are available for same set of devices as the last update: Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 2, Pixel XL, Pixel, Pixel C, Nexus 6P, and Nexus 5X.
Prior to making these images available for manual download, Google starts pushing them directly through their update servers to compatible devices. We did see Check for Update functionality, which is built-in to the Android system, being fixed in the previous build so hopefully, it wont be causing any problems this time around. To check for an available update, go to Settings > System > System update > Check for update.
Here is a list of all the functional updates (changelog) included in this July 2018 update:
- Improve consistency of Wi-Fi connections with certain routers – [Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL]
Download Google Pixel / Nexus July 2018 Factory Images
Here are the download links for those who want to flash their phones manually without waiting for the over-the-air update to arrive:
Download July 2018 Security Update for Pixel 2 XL: Download Factory Image [Installation Tutorial]
Download July 2018 Security Update for Pixel 2: Download Factory Image
Download July 2018 Security Update for Pixel XL: Download Factory Image
Download July 2018 Security Update for Pixel: Download Factory Image
Download July 2018 Security Update for Pixel C: Download Factory Image
Download July 2018 Security Update for Nexus 6P: Download Factory Image
Download July 2018 Security Update for Nexus 5X: Download Factory Image
NOTE: If installing these factory images on your Google Pixel or Nexus devices, you also need the latest fastboot tool. You can get it from the Android SDK Platform-Tools package, which you can download here.
[Via Android, Pixel Security Bulletin]