Users who own Google Pixel or Nexus devices can utilize this article to download latest firmware update carrying October 2018 security patch. For each month, Google devices get updated with a new firmware which carries latest security definitions to ensure reliability and avoid any vulnerabilities. Sometimes, these updates do carry more than just the security patch such as bug-fixes and performance improvements. For October 2018 firmware, Google has addressed the fast-charging issue users were facing on original Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones. Now, in order to update your device immediately, download October 2018 factory images from ahead.
A large chunk of Pixel and Nexus customer base is comprised of developers and enthusiasts hence these devices get the most amount of custom ROMs, mods and other utilities. If you have any such installed on your smartphone, these factory images will also be helpful in returning your device to stock settings. Further, a manual installation is mostly faster than receiving an OTA (Over-the-air) update due to regional differences and other factors. Continue reading ahead to download complete October 2018 security update firmwares.
Google Pixel / Nexus Security Bulletin – October 2018
List of devices compatible with new October 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 October 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 receiving October 2018 security patch bundled with Android 8.1 Oreo whilst others will get it with Android 9.0 Pie.
Download October 2018 Security Update for Pixel 2 XL: Download Factory Image
Download October 2018 Security Update for Pixel 2: Download Factory Image
Download October 2018 Security Update for Pixel XL: Download Factory Image
Download October 2018 Security Update for Pixel: Download Factory Image
Download October 2018 Security Update for Pixel C: Download Factory Image
Download October 2018 Security Update for Nexus 6P: Download Factory Image
Download October 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]