Google has published new January 2020 update, carrying latest security patch, for its Pixel phones and you can download the complete factory images from here. Within the new firmware files for Google Pixel phones, the company has integrated multiple security enhancements along with OS bug fixes and improvements. As Google is committed towards releasing new software for its Pixel phones each month, this doubles up as a great opportunity for adding additional functionality to the software along with addressing any bugs that users have been reporting. Available for complete Pixel line starting with Pixel 2 and going up till latest Pixel 4 series, you can download the complete flash-able images from ahead.
This time round, there are numerous fixes included in these January 2020 security update firmwares. For starters, a general bug-fix is being pushed out to all phones that addresses faulty notification UI. As for Pixel 3a, it is getting improvements in audio during video capture. Overall, a lot has changed behind the scenes and we recommend you flash the new update files immediately, especially if you were noticing issues before hand. Further, with these image files, you can update your device even if it is running a custom ROM, root or any other system modification that breaks official OTA (Over-the-air) update functionality.
Google Pixel Security Bulletin – January 2020 Update
List of devices compatible with new January 2020 security patch are: Pixel 4 XL, Pixel 4, Pixel 3a XL, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3 and Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 2. Original Google Pixel series, as mentioned, would not be getting this update.
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.
Apart from security here are some of the key new additions coming to Pixel phones. Some are fixes dedicated for the new Pixel 4 whilst there are others spanning a wider compatibility list.
Download Google Pixel January 2020 Factory Images
Here are the download links for those who want to flash January 2020 update on their phones manually without waiting for the over-the-air update to arrive or are currently running custom ROMs / mods:
NOTE: Original Google Pixel, Google Pixel XL and also, Pixel C has been dropped from support, there will be no further official software updates for the tablet.
Download January 2020 Security Update for Pixel 4 XL: Download Factory Image
Download January 2020 Security Update for Pixel 4: Download Factory Image
Download January 2020 Security Update for Pixel 3a XL: Download Factory Image
Download January 2020 Security Update for Pixel 3a: Download Factory Image
Download January 2020 Security Update for Pixel 3 XL: Download Factory Image
Download January 2020 Security Update for Pixel 3: Download Factory Image
Download January 2020 Security Update for Pixel 2 XL: Download Factory Image
Download January 2020 Security Update for Pixel 2: 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]