- Google began rolling out the March security replace for Pixel and Nexus devices.
- The 03/05/2018 patch date contains its personal set of fixes, in addition to the ones integrated within the 03/01/2018 patch date.
- The patch contains a number of vulnerability fixes and a handful of useful updates for the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL.
It’s the start of the month, because of this it’s time for Google to liberate the March 2018 security patch for Pixel and Nexus devices. The security patch is available in two dates: 03/01/2018 and 03/05/2018. The 03/05/2018 patch date contains its personal set of fixes, in addition to the ones addressed by means of the 03/01/2018 replace.
The March security patch cleans up vulnerabilities tied to the media framework and one’s skill to run arbitrary code the use of a specifically crafted media document. Keep in thoughts that those are problems that impact each and every running machine, until somebody figures out a greater option to bundle up media information.
The patch additionally contains fixes from Nvidia and Qualcomm, in addition to fixes for the upstream Linux kernel that deal with inclined problems within the USB driving force. You can be informed extra in regards to the fixes within the Android security bulletin and the Pixel/Nexus security bulletin.
Security fixes don’t seem to be the one issues integrated within the patch, because it throws in 3 useful updates for the most recent Pixel devices:
- Improve display screen wake efficiency with fingerprint unencumber (Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL)
- Improve audio efficiency when recording video (Pixel 2 XL)
- Improve crash reporting (Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL)
That first useful replace will come as just right information to those that spotted a moderately slowed-down fingerprint sensor following the Android eight.1 Oreo replace. Google mentioned it might achieve out to affected instrument house owners again in December, so it’s great to peer one thing come of it.
You have your selection of both manufacturing unit pictures or OTA information. Factory pictures require an unlocked bootloader, however you’ll flash them on best of anything else. OTA information don’t require an unlocked bootloader and don’t delete your information.
Keep in thoughts that there are not any carrier-specific builds for Pixel devices, regardless that the similar can’t be mentioned of the Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X. Also, information for the Pixel C don’t seem to be but to be had, however that are supposed to alternate within the coming days.
Alternatively, you’ll wait for the OTA replace to hit your instrument. That can take its time, since Google is going with staged rollouts for instrument releases, however it lets in the hunt massive to prevent the replace if a major factor pops up.