Google is wasting no time in the new year, as the January 2018 security patch OTA and system image files are now available for Nexus and Pixel devices. The latest Android Security Bulletin details everything the update covers, although it doesn’t appear to be a whole heck of a lot outside of patching up a few system vulnerabilities.
Google did launch a new Pixel / Nexus Security Bulletin, which contains information on additional security vulnerabilities and functional improvements that are addressed on Pixel and Nexus devices, so be sure to check that out for all the technical 411.
You can install the OTA files over the current official software via ADB sideload, sans data wipe, if you’re not rocking an unlocked bootloader. Installing the system images, however, does require both an unlocked bootloader and a data wipe. Just something to keep in mind.
As for actual OTA’s, those will likely roll out in the coming days. I just checked on my Pixel 2, and there’s nothing there just yet.
I’ll be waiting for the OTA to hit my phone, but be sure to let us know in the comment threads if you sideload or install the system images. We’d love to hear how the update is treating you, especially if you stumble on any new bugs.
January 2018 security patch OTA/System images
- Google Pixel 2 XL — OPM1.171019.013 (factory image, OTA)
- Google Pixel 2 — OPM1.171019.013 (factory image, OTA)
- Google Pixel XL — OPM1.171019.012 (factory image, OTA)
- Google Pixel — OPM1.171019.012 (factory image, OTA)
- Nexus 6P — OPM3.171019.013 (factory image, OTA)
- Nexus 5X — OPM3.171019.013 (factory image, OTA)
- Pixel C — OPM1.171019.015 (factory image, OTA)