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Download March 2020 Security Update for Google Pixel Phones

Here is where you can download security March 2020 update based on Android 10 for Google Pixel phones. The new March build brings loads of new bug-fixes, improvements and enhancements all over. It has one of the longest change-logs we have seen for quite some time now and we recommend you update to it immediately. If you are currently testing Android 11 R on your device, download official March 2020 security update factory image for your Pixel phone with this article and flash it manually.

Google, every month, releases a new security patch for Android overall. Using this commitment to its advantage, it simultaneously releases new software for Pixel phones that not only integrates new security patch but also comes with various other features. For March 2020 update, there have been changes that address UI, camera, system and much more. The official change-log is attached right ahead for March 2020 Pixel security update.

March 2020 Update, Google Pixel

Google Pixel Security Bulletin – March 2020 Update

List of devices that are eligible to install March 2020 security update factory image 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.

Google Pixel January 2020 Factory Images

Functional Patches:

Here are all the key changes that Google has introduced for its Pixel phones within March 2020 security update:

CategoryFix / ImprovementDevices
AppsFix for certain app overlay elements stuck on home screenPixel 2/XL, Pixel 3/XL, Pixel 3a/XL, Pixel 4/XL
AudioDisable Now Playing for music played on Cast devicesPixel 2/XL, Pixel 3/XL, Pixel 3a/XL, Pixel 4/XL
AudioFix for static noise during audio capturePixel 2/XL, Pixel 3/XL, Pixel 3a/XL, Pixel 4/XL
AudioImprovements to bottom speaker driverPixel 4
BluetoothImprovements for Bluetooth connectivity with certain fitness tracker devices Pixel 2/XL, Pixel 3/XL, Pixel 3a/XL, Pixel 4/XL
CameraImprovements to auto-focus in camera Pixel 2/XL, Pixel 3/XL, Pixel 3a/XL, Pixel 4/XL
CameraFix for camera crash when switching to video modePixel 4/XL
CameraFix for camera auto white balance color in certain scenariosPixel 4/XL
ConnectivityFix for unrecognized USB accessoryPixel 4/XL
Face unlockFix for stuck lock screen after device unlocked with facePixel 4/XL
Face UnlockFix for incorrect text translation in SettingsPixel 4/XL
Motion SenseImprovements to visual feedback for Motion Sense gesturesPixel 4/XL
SystemKernel update to 4.14.150Pixel 4/XL
SystemKernel update to 4.9.200Pixel3/Xl,Pixel 3a/XL
SystemKernel update to 4.4.200Pixel2/XL
System UIImprovements to animation for quick switch in gesture navigationPixel 2/XL, Pixel 3/XL, Pixel 3a/XL, Pixel 4/XL
System UIFix for undismissable emergency notificationsPixel 2/XL, Pixel 3/XL, Pixel 3a/XL, Pixel 4/XL
System UIFix for broken live wallpapers on some devicesPixel 3a/XL
System UIImprovements to notification icon display in dark themePixel 2/XL, Pixel 3/XL, Pixel 3a/XL, Pixel 4/XL
System UIClarified dark theme helper in settingsPixel 2/XL, Pixel 3/XL, Pixel 3a/XL, Pixel 4/XL
TelephonyFix for undismissable location access notification after emergency callPixel 2/XL, Pixel 3/XL, Pixel 3a/XL, Pixel 4/XL
VideoFix for corrupted video playback in certain apps while using Picture-in-Picture modePixel 2/XL, Pixel 3/XL, Pixel 3a/XL, Pixel 4/XL
VideoImprovements to 4K video playback performancePixel 2/XL, Pixel 3/XL, Pixel 3a/XL, Pixel 4/XL
VideoFix for corrupted video playback in certain apps after locking screenPixel 3/XL,Pixel3a/XL,Pixel4/XL
Wi-FiFix for last Wi-Fi network configurationsPixel 2/XL, Pixel3/XL, Pixel3a/XL, Pixel4/XL

Download Google Pixel March 2020 Factory Images

Here are the download links for those who want to flash March 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 March 2020 Update for Pixel 4 XL: Download Factory Image

Download March 2020 Update for Pixel 4: Download Factory Image

Download March 2020 Update for Pixel 3a XL: Download Factory Image

Download March 2020 Update for Pixel 3a: Download Factory Image

Download March 2020 Update for Pixel 3 XL: Download Factory Image

Download March 2020 Update for Pixel 3: Download Factory Image

Download March 2020 Update for Pixel 2 XL: Download Factory Image

Download March 2020 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.

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[Via Android, Pixel Community Bulletin]

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