Google started rolling out its first October 2019 security patch for Google Pixel and Essential phone. A few days ago the stable build of Android 10 was officially released for these devices. This latest security patch is packed with lots of new features, improvement, and customization. The October 2019 security update comes with Wi-Fi stability improvements, sensor calibration improvements, a memory drain fix in the UI and much more. Now you can download and install the latest October 2019 security patch on your devices. Given below, we share the direct link of official security update OTA file and factory image, you can download and install it.
With the starting of the new month, Google is the first who released the monthly security update for Google Pixel and Essential phone. These monthly securities updates are fixed addressed bugs and will improve the system stability of your Android devices. Google rolling out the most recent update via OTA (over-the-air) in a phase-wise manner. If you have not received the October 2019 security patch, then first check manually by going to phone Settings > System > System update > Check for update. Now, If you don’t find any new notification, then you can install October 2019 security update manually by following our given below detailed guide.
We strongly recommend you keep updated your Android phones with the latest official stock firmware and check the update frequently. Because security updates fix most of the bugs and problems. This official update has a fix for missing heads-up notifications, fix for boot loop in certain device locale modes, fix for missing notifications in Pixel Stand mode, and so on.
Make sure that the factory image in this guide is working only with Google Pixels and Essential Phones. Do not try to install it on any other device or incorrect variants. Verify the model number of your phone first.
We will not be blamed in case you brick the phone nor in case you lose any data files. Proceed at your own risk.
- Make a Nandroid backup and restore it to your android device.
- Enable USB Debugging from Developer Options.
If the Developer Options menu is hidden, then you have to unhide it: simply go to Settings> About Phone and here you need to tap seven times on the Firmware Build Number text. Go back to Settings, as the Developer Options menu should now be listed there. Find USB Debugging and enable it.
- Also, enable the OEM Unlock option.
- The bootloader should be unlocked.
- The battery level of your Nexus 5 should be at least about 60 to 70% to avoid unexpected shutdowns.
SETUP Android ADB and Fastboot Drivers (Platform-Tools) on PC:
Download the Platform-Tools, and ADB drivers setup. Without these drivers, it’s not possible to install the October 2019 security patch.
- Download the Platform-tools zip using the following links below:
– for Windows, computers click here. Mac OS, click here. For Linux, click here.
- Simply, unzip the downloaded files from the above links and save the Platform-tools directory on the desktop of your PC.
- Leave the newly created directory or folder open.
- Download and install the Google USB Drivers on your PC.
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Steps to Install October 2019 security patch for Google Pixels and Essential Phones:
1: First, download the October 2019 security patch from the above link.
2: Now, unzip the downloaded October 2019 security patch files and copy/paste them all to Platform-Tools. Please do not extract the files any further.
3: Power off the Google Pixels and Essential Phones.
4: Boot the Google Pixels and Essential Phones in Bootloader Mode.
- Turn off your Google Pixels and Essential Phones completely.
- Now Press and hold Volume Down+Power buttons at the same time.
- Release the buttons when the Fastboot Mode menu loads.
- The main Fastboot Mode options will appear, and you can apply any action you need to.
5: Navigate to Platform-Tools directory and open a Command Prompt within the folder.
6: Connect the Google Pixels and Essential Phones with your PC using its USB data cable. If your drivers are correctly installed, then your phone will be detected by the computer.
7: You will need to unlock the bootloader and then type the given command in the command prompt.
fastboot flashing unlock
8: Now go to the Platform-Tools directory once again and find the Flash-all.bat script. Launch it.
If you are using OS other than Windows, then run the Flash-all.sh script.
9: Begin the process to flash-all.bat October 2019 security patch flashing. Wait for the installation to be successfully finished.
10: Once the installation is finished, you will see a confirmation message.
11: Finally, unplug your phone from PC and boot it in a normal mode. Your device might take about 4 to 5 minutes while booting for the first time after installation.
Done! You have successfully installed the October 2019 security patch on Google Pixels and Essential Phones.
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