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Update: The July 2018 Android Security Patch is now available for download. The new June or July Security Patch is based on official Android 8.1 Oreo with many new upgrades. Official Android 8.1 stared rolling out with July 2018 Security Patch. We have also seen several Android P Developer Previews for the Google Pixel, Pixel 2 (XL), Pixel (XL) First Gen., and phones from OnePlus, Sony, Xiaomi, Nokia, Vivo, OPPO, Essential. The factory images and OTA update are now available for downloads from Google’s download repositories. So get them now and update to latest 8.1 Oreo firmware.
Apart from the Android 8.1 release, Google also launched the Android Oreo (Go edition). The Go Edition is for low end Android devices which do not have high end specifications. It is targeted towards devices having 512 MB or 1 GB of RAM. It possess a light weight OS and all the lite apps which do not consume a lot of RAM. Google is encouraging developers and smartphone manufacturers to build Android GO ROMS for various devices.
The Android GO Edition can be explained in 3 key points
- Performance and storage improvements for the Operating System.
- A new set of Google apps. The designs are lighter and more relevant.
- You will find a new tuned version of the Google Play Store called the Go Play.
Moreover, Android P Beta 3 or Developer Preview 4 is now available for several Android devices from Google, Sony, Xiaomi, Sony, Essential Phones, and more. We also have the latest Android P 9.0 Launcher.
Read the July 2018 Security Bulletin to know more about several vulnerability patches to key components like the Android system (OS), Qualcomm, NVIDIA, and much more.
Download factory images and OTA updates – July 2018 Security Patch
July Security Patch for Google Pixel and Nexus phones now come with new firmware build number
OPM4.171019.021.P1. It comes to eligible devices like Pixel 2, Pixel 1st gen, Pixel C, Nexus 6P, and 5X. See the list below for more details.
- Google Pixel 2 XL 8.1.0 (OPM2.171026.006.H1, Jul 2018)
- Google Pixel 2 8.1.0 8.1.0 (OPM2.171026.006.G1, Jul 2018)
- Google Pixel XL – 8.1.0 (OPM4.171019.021.P1, Jul 2018)
- Google Pixel – 8.1.0 (OPM4.171019.021.P1, Jul 2018)
- Nexus 6P – 8.1.0 (OPM6.171019.030.E1, Jul 2018)
- Nexus 5X – 8.1.0 (OPM6.171019.030.E1, Jul 2018)
Previous June 2018 Google Pixel and Nexus phones now dawn the latest firmware build number
OPM1.171019.011. It comes to eligible devices like Pixel 2, Pixel 1st gen, Pixel C, Nexus 6P, and 5X. See the list below for more details.
- Google Pixel 2 XL 8.1.0 (OPM2.171026.006.C1, Jun 2018)
- Google Pixel 2 8.1.0 (OPM2.171026.006.C1, Jun 2018)
- Google Pixel XL – 8.1.0 (OPM4.171019.021.D1, Jun 2018)
- Google Pixel – 8.1.0 (OPM4.171019.021.D1, Jun 2018)
- Google Pixel C – 8.1.0 (OPM4.171019.021.D1, Jun 2018)
- Nexus 6P – 8.1.0 (OPM6.171019.030.B1, Jun 2018)
- Nexus 5X – 8.1.0 (OPM6.171019.030.B1, Jun 2018)
- Nexus 6 – 7.1.1 (NGI77B, Oct 2017, Verizon)
- Nexus Player – 8.0.0 (OPR2.170623.027, Nov 2017)
- Nexus 9 (Wi-Fi) –7.1.1 (N9F27M, Oct 2017)
- Nexus 9 (LTE) – 7.1.1 (N4F27P, Oct 2017)
You will see Google Pixel functional updates:
- A-74413120 Bluetooth Improve BLE performance All
- A-76022834 Performance Improve antenna-switching behavior in areas of weak coverage Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL
- A-77963927 Wi-Fi Improve Wi-Fi connectivity with certain Wi-Fi access points Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL
- A-77458860 UI IMEI SV format correctly displays as numeric Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL
- A-68114567 / A-74058011 Display Improve consistency of Always On Display Pixel 2 XL
- A-70282393 Performance Improve proximity sensor behavior Pixel 2 XL
How to update Android devices to 8.1 Oreo July 2018 Security Patch?
- If your device is running Android P Developer Preview and already enrolled into the Beta program, then all you need to do is sign out of the the Android Beta Program. Once unrolled, you’ll receive an update in the next few hours.
- If your device is on stable 8.0 Oreo update and haven’t received OTA notification, then you can download the OTA update and flash it using stock recovery or ADB sideload method. Read: How to install OTA updates?
- Alternatively, if you have rooted your device, then you can settle for flashing factory images using the fastboot mode. This is helpful when you have rooted your device and installed a custom TWRP recovery.
Flashing factory Images: