Google has continued the tradition for monthly updates for its Pixel devices. Recently, Google started rolling out the new official update April 2020 security patch for Google Pixel devices. Now you can download and install the April 2020 security patch for Google Pixel devices. The most recent update comes with lots of improvements, customizations, added some new features and much more. The latest security patch is available for the Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL, Pixel 2, and Pixel 2 XL devices.
The April 2020 security patch comes with build number QQ2A.200405.005. Google started rolling out the April 2020 security patch via OTA (over-the-air), so it may take some time to reach in all regions. It means that not all users can get the update at the same time. If you are not yet getting the latest security update, then still you can upgrade your device manually. Given below we have both OTA images and factory images for Google Pixel devices.
The April 2020 security patch is packed with the patch for a memory leak, a patch for dropped Bluetooth audio input in call in certain situations, additional Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) connections and so on. Also, the new update enhanced your system stability, increase battery timing and so on. We are strongly recommended you keep updated your Android devices by flashing the recent official update.
Not necessary but it is better to take the full backup of all your valuable data before proceeding. If you are interested in downloading and installing the official update April 2020 security patch for Google Pixel devices, then go ahead and follow the given instructions.
Please note that the factory image in this guide is working only with Google Pixels devices. Do not try to install it on any other device or incorrect variants. Verify the model number of your phone first.
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if the Developer Options menu is hidden, then you have to unhide it: go to Settings> About Phone and here you need to tap seven times on the Firmware Build Number text. Go back to Settings, as Developer Options menu should now be listed there. Find USB Debugging and enable it.
- Also, enable the OEM Unlock option.
- The bootloader should be unlocked.
- The battery level of your Nexus 5 should be at least about 60 to 70% to avoid unexpected shutdowns.
SETUP Android ADB and Fastboot Drivers (Platform-Tools) on PC:
Download the Platform-Tools, and ADB drivers setup as these drivers will allow you to connect your phone with PC as, without these drivers, it’s not possible to install the April 2020 security patch.
- Download the Platform-tools zip using the following links below:
– for Windows, computers click here. [Mirror] – for Mac OS, click here. [Mirror] – for Linux, click here. [Mirror]
- Simply, unzip the downloaded files from the above links and save the Platform-tools directory on the desktop of your PC.
- Leave the newly created directory or folder open.
- Download and install the Google USB Drivers on your PC.
Steps to Install April 2020 Security Patch for Google Pixels Phones:
Step 1: First, download the April 2020 security patch from the above link.
Step 2: Now, unzip the downloaded April 2020 security patch files and copy/paste them all to Platform-Tools. Please do not extract the files any further.
Step 3: Power off the Google Pixels device.
Step 4: Boot the Google Pixels in Bootloader Mode.
- Turn off your Google Pixels device completely.
- Press and hold Volume Down+Power buttons at the same time.
- Release the buttons when the Fastboot Mode menu loads.
- The main Fastboot Mode options will appear, and you can apply any action you need to.
Step 5: Navigate to Platform-Tools directory and open a Command Prompt within the folder.
Step 6: Connect the Google Pixels device with your PC using its USB data cable. If your drivers are correctly installed, then your phone will be detected by the computer.
Step 7: You will need to unlock the bootloader and then type the given command in the command prompt.
fastboot flashing unlock
Step 8: Go to the Platform-Tools directory once again and find the Flash-all.bat script. Launch it.
If you are using OS other than Windows, then run the Flash-all.sh script.
Step 9: Begin the process to flash-all.bat April 2020 security patch flashing. Wait for the installation to be successfully finished.
Step 10: Once the installation is finished, you will see a confirmation message.
Step 11: Finally, unplug your phone from PC and boot it in normal mode. Your device might take about 4 to 5 minutes while booting for the first time after installation.
Done! You have successfully installed the April 2020 security patch for Google Pixels device.
Let us know in the comments area below if you have any issues or questions regarding the above guide.