With this article, you can download Google Pixel / Nexus official factory images carrying September 2018 security patch. After release of Android 9.0 Pie last month, this is the first security definitions update made available for it. Also, despite Google dropping support for Nexus devices in newer Android version upgrades, the brand hasn’t stopped with releasing monthly security update builds for them, yet. For September 2018, there have been several security issues addressed and fixed. Further, it is common that these latest updates may also carry functional bug-fixes so if you were experiencing any glitches, be sure to update your Pixel / Nexus device to September 2018 update.
Being a public roll-out, users should see the new firmware pop up directly onto their device. If not, you can manually check by going to the Settings app. For users who are running custom ROMs, root or any other custom utility, they would be required to manually download the complete factory image from the link ahead and flash it directly to their smartphones. As discussed previously, even though Nexus devices didn’t recieve Android Pie, they are still being updated with new security patches. Continue reading to find September 2018 factory image for Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Pixel C, Pixel, Pixel XL and Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL devices.
Google Pixel / Nexus Security Bulletin – September 2018
List of devices compatible with new September 2018 security patch are: 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.
Download Google Pixel / Nexus September 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:
NOTE: Pixel C, Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P are the only devices recieving September 2018 security patch bundled with Android 8.1 Oreo whilst others will get it with Android 9.0 Pie.
Download September 2018 Security Update for Pixel 2 XL: Download Factory Image
Download September 2018 Security Update for Pixel 2: Download Factory Image
Download September 2018 Security Update for Pixel XL: Download Factory Image
Download September 2018 Security Update for Pixel: Download Factory Image
Download September 2018 Security Update for Pixel C: Download Factory Image
Download September 2018 Security Update for Nexus 6P: Download Factory Image
Download September 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]