Google started rolling out the new security update which is February 2020 security patch for Google pixels and Essential phones. We already know that Google is punctual in releasing security updates with the starting of the new month. So after starting the February 2020 month, most of the manufacturers are working to release the monthly update for their devices. Google always be the first, for releasing the latest security patches for their devices. You can now download and install this latest security patch on Google pixels devices. The most recent update comes with lots of new features, some improvements, customizations and bug fixes.
Here in this article, we come with a simple guide on how to download and install the February 2020 security patch for Google pixels and Essential phones. This is an incremental update or just a security update that fixes all the bugs which you are facing earlier. The official security update fixed stuck preview while recording video; fixed broken NFC functionality with certain apps, UI crash while using Assistant and much more. Google started rolling out the latest update via OTA (over-the-air), so it may take some time to reach in all regions.
But don’t worry if you are not receiving the update and excited to upgrade your device as soon as possible. Still, you can install it manually by following our given below detailed guide. Given below we share both factory image and OTA file direct link. You can download the update file and install it on your device. We strongly recommend you keeping updated your Android devices to the latest official firmware or security patches. Take the full backup of your phone’s important data before proceeding.
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 February 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 February 2020 Security Patch for Google Pixels Phones:
Step 1: First, download the February 2020 security patch from the above link.
Step 2: Now, unzip the downloaded February 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 February 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 February 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.