With this guide, download security April 2020 update for your Google Pixel phone. A new month means new security update from Google for overall Android. Using this commitment as an opportunity, the brand also patches in bug fixes and enhancements specific to their Pixel devices with the new software update. Just like March 2020 firmware, new April 2020 patch arrives for Pixel phones starting from latest Pixel 4 series and going back till Pixel 2. For users looking to manually install April 2020 update, you can use the ahead attached official factory image download links.
In early months of each year, Google is usually working on a new Android version. This, however, does not put a stop to regular monthly security updates. Where we are expecting the next developer preview for Android 11 / Android R anytime soon, the brand has launched new Android 10 builds with security April 2020 update. If you flashed Android R before this and want to return to stable Android 10, you can download April 2020 factory image for your Pixel phone from ahead.
Google Pixel Security Bulletin – April 2020 Update
Complete phone list of eligible devices that are receiving April 2020 Android 10 update is: Pixel 4 XL, Pixel 4, Pixel 3a XL, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3 and Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 2. Any devices not mentioned have been dropped from support and are no longer on the Google software update roster.
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.
This time round, the changes, apart from enhanced security are minor and mostly revolve around improving Bluetooth functionality. This, in no way, should stop you from updating as Google might have addressed other underlying issues that didn’t make their way to the complete April 2020 Pixel update change-log.
Here are all the key changes that Google has introduced for its Pixel phones within April 2020 update in addition to security changes that haven’t been listed here:
|Bluetooth||Fix for memory leak which can prevent additional BLE connections||Pixel 2/XL, Pixel 3/XL, PIxel 3a/XL, Pixel 4/XL|
|Bluetooth||Fix for dropped Bluetooth audio input in call in certain scenarios||Pixel 2/XL, Pixel 3/XL, PIxel 3a/XL, Pixel 4/XL|
|Framework||Fix for occasional lag while opening keyboard in certain apps||Pixel 2/XL, Pixel 3/XL, PIxel 3a/XL, Pixel 4/XL|
Download Google Pixel April 2020 Factory Images
Here are the download links for those who want to flash April 2020 update on their phones manually without waiting for the over-the-air update to arrive or are currently running custom ROMs / mods or have a developer preview like Android R installed on their phones:
NOTE: Original Google Pixel, Google Pixel XL and also, Pixel C are devices which are not receiving latest firmware.
Download April 2020 Update for Pixel 4 XL: Download Factory Image
Download April 2020 Update for Pixel 4: Download Factory Image
Download April 2020 Update for Pixel 3a XL: Download Factory Image
Download April 2020 Update for Pixel 3a: Download Factory Image
Download April 2020 Update for Pixel 3 XL: Download Factory Image
Download April 2020 Update for Pixel 3: Download Factory Image
Download April 2020 Update for Pixel 2 XL: Download Factory Image
Download April 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.
[Via Android, Pixel Community Bulletin]