Here, ahead, you can directly download official February 2019 factory images for all Google Pixel devices. To provide the best reliability and experience to all customers, Google pushes new software builds each month with updates and changes. While the brand saves major revamps for annual version upgrades, these monthly updates carry smaller improvements and address any issues that have been reported by users. For February 2019, unlike the previous month, most changes revolve around improving security rather than integrating any new functional patches. This, however, doesn’t take away from the fact that this build is quite important and users should always run latest software on their devices. To flash the official update manually, download February 2019 factory images from ahead.
Google initiated this monthly update cycle years back with the main motive to make Android more secure. Implementing the commitment, it started pushing new OTA updates each month across all of its devices. Further, on top of security changes, the brand decided to also patch in other bug-fixes and improvements which were otherwise being pushed in minor Android version changes such as 6.0 Marshmallow to 6.0.1 — which are no longer there. This approach has simplified Android versioning and has also brought with it a route for the company to release smaller changes for its phones. As for the month of February, we have complete images linked ahead. These packages come in handy especially when you want to return to factory settings after installing a custom ROM, TWRP custom recovery or root on your device.
Google Pixel / Nexus Security Bulletin – February 2019
List of devices compatible with new February 2019 security patch are: Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 2, Pixel XL, Pixel and Pixel C.
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 February 2019 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 is the only device receiving this month’s security patch bundled with Android 8.1 Oreo whilst others will get it with Android 9.0 Pie.
Download February 2019 Security Update for Pixel 3 XL: Download Factory Image
Download February 2019 Security Update for Pixel 3: Download Factory Image
Download February 2019 Security Update for Pixel 2 XL: Download Factory Image
Download February 2019 Security Update for Pixel 2: Download Factory Image
Download February 2019 Security Update for Pixel XL: Download Factory Image
Download February 2019 Security Update for Pixel: Download Factory Image
Download February 2019 Security Update for Pixel C: 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]