Google has released the August 2017 security patch for Pixel and Nexus devices. While it’ll take somewhere in the neighborhood of a few weeks for everyone to get the update, it’s now available for those who like sideloading software in the forms of both factory and OTA updates.

As is the case with each security patch, there are two levels with different fixes rolling out. The first is labeled 2017-08-01, while the second is 2017-08-05. The most critical of the fixes present include patches made to Android’s media framework to prevent potential hackers from executing arbitrary code.

If you wanna install an image of this month’s security patch, follow this guide. Otherwise, sit and be patient for it to hit your Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel C, Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, Nexus 9, or Nexus Player.


Posted by Max Buondonno

Founder and executive editor at Matridox (formally MBEDDED). I've also founded and am the sitting CEO at MBEDDED Media, a new kind of media company. Lover of anything and everything involving technology. I know CSS and basic HTML to an extent. Writer, blogger, critic, coder, and self-certified genius. Oh, and I'm told I'm a legend, if that means anything to you.

One Comment

  1. […] We can also see in the screenshots above that the device is running Android 8.0.1. Currently, Android O is on 8.0.0, so this must be some type of internal build of Android Google is using to test their upcoming devices. Finally, we can also see the phone will likely come with 64GB of storage given how much is being used and how much is left, while its security patch sits at August 2017 which wasn’t released too long ago to present Pixel and Nexus devices. […]



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