Google recently released this month’s Android Security updates for its supported family of Google Nexus phones and tablets, including the Pixel C.
This continued the search engine giant’s now-tradition of rolling out monthly updates to Android devices, updates that can also be picked up by all partner OEMs and carriers in order to avail them to users. With the update, devices with bugs and errors are fixed while some updates bring some improvements, new features, and general system-wide stability.
In the June Android security update availed for Google Nexus devices, at least 21 vulnerabilities were taken care of. This is a huge number of problems to be fixed by a single software update, something that should mean this month’s update is a must-have. There are factory images already available for Nexus devices, but using this method means you will be wiping your phone entirely, leaving no data behind. Do you want this? Probably not. But there is no doubt you want the new update on your Nexus 6P or Nexus 5X as soon as possible.
Well, there are OTA files now available for downloading on supported Google Nexus devices. These can easily be sideloaded onto your Pixel C or Nexus phone and the device will soon be running on the most up-to-date software. But there is a catch. Your device must be installed with the latest build, right before the latest June Android Security patch, in order for this to work.
Interestingly, Nexus 10 is not supported for this OTA update, an indicator that the update could be meant for devices running on the latest Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. Keep in mind that you will still need stock recovery and with this in place, downloading the file and sideloading it in your Google Nexus device’s recovery should take a few minutes.