Here are complete flashable May 2019 Android Pie factory images for Google Pixel devices. Coming to phones, tablets that are already running Pie, this update carries security enhancements, performance improvements and bug-fixes. For every month, Google has committed itself towards releasing new updates to Android source code for improved security and reliability. In order to get these code changes to its Pixel lineup, the brand also releases new update packages that get pushed to all supported devices. As these builds come after a gap of just a month, most changes are optimizations and enhancements, nothing major in terms of UI or functions. Nonetheless, they are equally important to ensure integrity of Pixel devices. You can read ahead to directly download official factory images for your phone.
Being held later this month is Google’s annual I/O conference. Dedicated to developers, this conference will bring us a greater insight into upcoming plans for Android Q. Regardless, there is still quite some time before we see a stable Android Q build pop-up and till then, there will be monthly updates such as this May 2019 one based on Android Pie. May security update will be arriving through OTA to all supported devices but if you have modified your device by installing a custom ROM, root or TWRP custom recovery, in that case you would need to manually flash the update. For all supported Pixel devices, we have attached complete May 2019 security update flashable packages ahead.
Google Pixel Security Bulletin – May 2019
List of devices compatible with new May 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.
Packed within these new builds are improvements listed below.
All Pixel devices running Android 9 will receive an Android 9 update as part of the May OTA. This quarterly release contains many functional updates and improvements to various parts of the Android platform and supported Pixel devices.Google
Download Google Pixel / Nexus May 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 May 2019 Security Update for Pixel 3 XL: Download Factory Image
Download May 2019 Security Update for Pixel 3: Download Factory Image
Download May 2019 Security Update for Pixel 2 XL: Download Factory Image
Download May 2019 Security Update for Pixel 2: Download Factory Image
Download May 2019 Security Update for Pixel XL: Download Factory Image
Download May 2019 Security Update for Pixel: Download Factory Image
Download May 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]