March Security Updates for Nexus and Pixel devices rolled out by Google


Google has rolled out the new March Security Updates for their Nexus and Pixel smartphones officially. The new security updates are now available via OTA and you can even download the Factory Images of these updates for your respective Pixel or Google smartphones as well. 

Fortunately, both the images’ factory images and OTA files are now available to download and you would be provided with proper download links for this updates. Since the giant has rolled out the update via OTA, you should receive a proper push notification regarding the same on your phone’s display. If you can’t wait for the update to pop-up on your device, you can even download and install the update manually to your device.

Factory Images with March Security Updates for the Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X and Pixel and Pixel 2 Phones are now available on Google’s official developer website for download. The updates can be installed manually to your respective devices by following simple steps. The OTA updates for the same devices will be rolled out shortly and will be reached to your device in a couple of days.

Just like every other monthly security updates, the March Security Update fixes a lot of vulnerability issues on the devices along with the fixes for minor bugs and other unexpected errors and issues from the devices. It’s doesn’t come up with major improvements so you don’t have to be excited about the same.

As per the official information, the March Security Update improves screen wake performance with Fingerprint Unlock for Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones. The update has also improved the audio performance when recording videos on Pixel 2 XL smartphones. On the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones, the update has improved crash reporting. All these issues have been fixed on the new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones.

Following are the specific build numbers for the Pixel and Nexus smartphones. Have a look!

  • Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X: OPM3.171019.016 is the general release
  • Nexus 6P: OPM5.171019.017 is for Softbank
  • Nexus 5X: OPM5.171019.017 is for Softbank, Telstra

For the official OTA updates, you have to wait for a couple of more days. You should see a push notification regarding the same to your phone’s display. Once the update is there, just tap on the notification and you would be taken to the official Download page.

You can see all the required information about the update including the improved features. Once done, just click the Download button and install it properly to your device just like any other normal update. You will be guided properly during the installation process by the system.

If you are impatient and don’t want to wait for the update to pop up on your device, go ahead and grab the OTA Images of the update from the the official website right now! Go ahead for Factory Images and for Full OTA files.