Monthly Android Security Update for October Released for Google Nexus, Pixel Devices


As per our expectation, Google has released the monthly security update for its Nexus and Pixel devices. They also released the factory images and On-Time-Air (OTA) zip files of this month security patch for its devices.

In fact, Google also published the security bulletin that lists the most important issues, it’s supposed to patch along with this update. About 14 security problems have been addressed in this update and some small issues have been resolved too. The pushed OTA update files will take a few days to reach all the compatible Nexus and Pixel devices.

The notification of the monthly security updates will show up automatically on the Pixel and Nexus devices. While the Android 8.0 Oreo users and Android 7.1.1 Nougat users can choose to manually trigger the update by heading to Settings à System à System Update. The build update number of Pixel or Pixel XL handsets in Canada is OPR1.170623.027 and for other smartphones is OPR3.170623.008.

The factory images and OTA zip files are available for download:

Moreover, the update build number Pixel C is OPR1.170623.027 and the Nexus 6P will get the update with build number OPR5.170623.007. For the Nexus 5X, the update build number is OPR4.170623.009. We can download the factory images and the full OTA zip files from the company’s official website.

As per the report by 9To5Google, about 8 issues have been resolved with the security patch dated on 2017-12-01 and six others are said to be resolved with the patch dated 2017-10-05. According to Google, the two security patch levels of the October update will provide Android partners with the flexibility to more quickly fix a subset of vulnerabilities that are similar across all Android devices.

Solves the Pixel reboot issue associated with YouTube:

Surprisingly, Google’s monthly security patches will also resolve the reboot issues in certain Pixel devices, as per the report of Android Police. Certain Pixel devices that are running Android 8.0 Oreo were reportedly rebooting while launching the picture-in-picture mode from YouTube. Accordingly, some other Pixel devices were also said to be having multiple reboots while working normally for days. Let’s see whether these issues are also solved by the company.