Google always comes first to pushing security updates for its devices. Recently, Google kicks off the latest January 2020 security patch for Google Pixel devices. Now the users of Google Pixel devices have started getting the latest security patch and upgrade their devices to the January 2020 security update. With the starting of the new month, all manufacturers have started releasing the security updates for their devices to protect the Android devices to the bugs and errors. This latest January 2020 security patch for Google Pixel devices comes with lots of bugs fixes and fixes recently disclosed security vulnerabilities.
Also, this latest update protects your device from the recently reported security vulnerabilities and exploits. Here in this article, we come with a step by step guide on how to download and install the January 2020 security patch for Google Pixel devices. The most recent official security update has added some new features and brings some improvements, customization and much more. The January 2020 security patch fixes WiFi issues, improves camera for audio and video capture, fixes the devices stuck during boot on Android 10 and so on. Google started rolling out the new update via OTA and gradually reached all over the world.
So if you have not yet received the update and can’t wait for the OTA update reach in your region then follow our given below detailed guide. Here, we share the direct link of both OTA and factory image for you. Through that, you can just download and install it on your device. Once the latest security update is installed, your device will run smoothly with enhanced system stability. If you wish to download and install the January 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 January 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 January 2020 Security Patch for Google Pixels Phones:
Step 1: First, download the January 2020 security patch from the above link.
Step 2: Now, unzip the downloaded January 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 January 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 January 2020 security patch on Google Pixels device.
Let us know in the comments area below if you have any issues or questions regarding the above guide.