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Google Pixel January 2020 Security Update

Written by Hassan Abbas

Google Pixel January 2020 Security Update: Currently, Google has published a new January 2020 update, which carries the latest security patch, for its Pixel phones and you can install the complete factory images from here. In the new firmware files for Google Pixel phones, the company integrated multiple security enhancements along with OS bug fixes and improvements. Google is committed to launching new software for its Pixel phones each month. It doubles up as a great opportunity for adding additional functionality to the software along with addressing any errors that users have been reporting. Available for complete Pixel line starting with Pixel 2 and going up till the latest Pixel 4 series, you can install the complete flash-able images from ahead.

This time around, there are countless fixes in these January 2020 security update firmware. As for Pixel 3a, it is getting advance in audio during video capture. Overall, a lot has changed behind the scenes and we recommend you flash the new update files immediately. 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 update functionality.

Google Pixel Security Bulletin – January 2020 Update

Here is a list of devices that are compatible with the new January 2020 security patch: 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, would not be getting this update.

Making these images available for manual download, Google begins pushing them directly through their update servers to compatible devices. We Check for Update functionality, which is built-in to the Android system, is fixed in the previous build so hopefully, it won’t be causing any issue this time around. To check for an available update, go to Settings > System > System update > Check for update.

Functional Patches:

Apart from security here are some key new additions coming to Pixel phones. Some are fixes dedicated to the new Pixel 4 while there are others covering a wider compatibility list.

Download Google Pixel January 2020 Factory Images

Here are some of the download links for those who wish to flash January 2020 update on their phones manually without waiting for the OTA update to reach or are currently running custom ROMs / mods:

NOTE: Make sure the original Google Pixel, Google Pixel XL and also, Pixel C has been dropped from support. Now there will be no further official software updates for the tablet.

Download January 2020 Security Update for Pixel:

NOTE: While installing these factory images on your Google Pixel or Nexus devices, you may 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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Till then! Peace Out 😎

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About the author

Hassan Abbas

Tech enthusiast with too many items on his wish-list and not nearly enough money! Specializing in all things tech, with a slight Apple bent he has been writing for various blogs for the best part of (too many) years

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