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August 2019 security patch now rolling out to Pixel phones and Essential Phone

Google Pixel 3a

The August 2019 security patch is now available for Pixel smartphones.The entire family is getting some Wi-Fi improvements, while the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL get sleep mode improvements. The August Android security update is available for the Pixel, Pixel 3XL, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL,Pixel 2, Pixel 2XL, Pixel, Pixel XL, and Essential Phone.

As usual, the August 2019 security patch fixes several vulnerabilities found in the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) repository. These vulnerabilities range from moderate to critical. As it relates to Pixel smartphones, the patches also includes  the following fixes:

  • Saved Wi-Fi network configuration improvements (all Pixel phones)
  • Wi-Fi CaptivePortalLogin stability improvements (all Pixel phones)
  • Sleep mode improvements (Pixel 3a and Pixel 3aXL)
Category Improvements Devices
Connectivity Saved WiFi network configuration improvements Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL
Connectivity WiFi CaptivePortalLogin stability improvements Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL
Stability Sleep mode improvements Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL

 

You can download the factory images and OTA files at the links below. You can then either flash a fresh build or sideload the OTA file. If you’d rather take the normal route, go to Settings -> System -> Advanced -> System update.

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