February 2018 Security Patches Are Now Rolling Out To Pixel & Nexus Devices, System & OTA Images Released



We're into the month of love. And as tradition has it, Google releases a security patch every month which fixes various vulnerabilities. The February 2018 security patches are out now and they are currently being rolled out as an Over-The-Air (OTA) update to the Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL and Pixel C. The build numbers for the update can be found below:

  • Nexus 6P (Oreo 8.1) — OPM5.171019.015
  • Nexus 5X (Oreo 8.1) — OPM5.171019.015
  • Pixel (Oreo 8.1) — OPM1.171019.016
  • Pixel XL (Oreo 8.1) — OPM1.171019.016
  • Pixel 2 (Oreo 8.1) — OPM1.171019.019
  • Pixel 2 XL (Oreo 8.1) — OPM1.171019.018
  • Pixel C (Oreo 8.1) — OPM1.171019.016


Google has listed a wide array of functional improvements (not security related) which have been made to the Pixel devices with the February security patches. The improvements are mentioned below.



As always, the security patches are divided into two levels dated February 1 and February 5. The latter patch is more secure than the former since it consists of additional fixes. The Nexus and Pixel devices will be getting the February 5 security patch.

As mentioned before, the February security patches are being rolled out in the form of an update to the supported Nexus and Pixel devices. You can choose to either wait for the update to show up on your device or install it manually. The OTA images can be installed if your phone currently runs on the January security patch. System images are full ROM ZIPs and can be used if you are moving from an old security patch or if you are switching ROMs. Flashing OTA images won't lead to any data loss while flashing system images will erase your contacts, apps and messages. The requisite download links can be found in the source below. Google has said that the February security patches would be released on AOSP within two days.

Source: Android Security Bulletin, Pixel Security Bulletin, OTA Images, System Images

Krittin Kalra
Krittin Kalra is a 19 year old Android freak. Striving for passions, chasing down his dreams and living a life without regrets is his sole mantra. A bit moody, he also does custom ROM reviews for AndroGuider. Currently pursuing his B.Tech, he aspires to follow his heart.
February 2018 Security Patches Are Now Rolling Out To Pixel & Nexus Devices, System & OTA Images Released February 2018 Security Patches Are Now Rolling Out To Pixel & Nexus Devices, System & OTA Images Released Reviewed by Krittin Kalra on 2/06/2018 12:51:00 am
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