Essential Phones’ very first mobile device called the Essential PH-1 is now receiving the latest December 2017 Security Patch. This OTA update is now rolling out across the globe with firmware build number NMJ51B based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat. Just today, Google released the December update for Pixel and Nexus devices and also updated the AOSP sources. Essential PH-1 becomes the first device to receive the atest security updates. the OTA downloads are now available and readily flashable via stock recovery of ADB sideload methods.
Though Google released December patch is based on official Android 8.1 Oreo firmware, Essential Phone is on Nougat. However, the smartphone manufacturer have already released Android 8.0 Oreo beta program and is readily flashable via stock recovery or fastboot mode.
The Twitter handle of Essential Phones recently tweeted about the latest OTA update for its first device.
We’re currently rolling out a software update (build NMJ51B) with December security patches.
— Essential (@essential) December 5, 2017
So what’s new with the Essential Phones December Patch?
The changelog simply states the firmware build number and the security patch version. So it is a small update which weighs 65.7 MB in size. The current software update comes with build number NMJ51B and December patches.
Download Essential Phones NMJ51B December 2017 security patch
The OTA update has been captured and listed here. It is an incremental OTA update. So make sure your device is on the previous November patch to apply the update.
Essential Phones NMJ51B OTA update | Download
For devices on the Sprint or Telus carriers, don’t worry, we have the factory images for you too. The December update is currently only available for the unlocked or global variant. So devices in Telus or Sprint can make use of the factory images to update their phones to the latest available firmware.
Download Essential Phones factory images
- Essential Phones factory images | Download | Global variant
- PH1 Build Image NMI81C (Sprint & Telus) | Download
- PH1 Build Image NMJ32F (All other carriers)| Download
You may also need:
Essential-PH1-NMI81C.zip (Kernel + WiFi drivers)
Essential device driver for Windows machines. Supports 32/64 bit on Windows 7, 8 and 10.
Essential-PH1-NMJ32F (Kernel + WiFi drivers)
Essential-PH1-OPM1.170911.130 (Kernel + WiFi drivers)