Google always be the first to release the latest security update for its devices. With the start of the new month of March, Google has released the March 2020 security patch for Google Pixel devices. Now all the users of Google pixels are ready to download and install March 2020 Security Patch on their devices. The March security patch is available for Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 2, and Pixel 2 XL. So if you are the owner of one of these smartphones, then upgrade your device with the latest security update.
The March 2020 security patch comes with lots of bug fixes, many improvements, some customizations and much more. By following our given below step by step guide, you can easily download and install March 2020 security patch for Google Pixel devices. The most recent update brings some noticeable improvements such as improve Face Unlock, Motion Sense on the Pixel 4 series, few fixes specific to Camera and much more. Also, this update has added new features. After flashing this latest security update, you can get the experience of new features and improvements.
Google rolling out the new March 2020 security patch via OTA stage-wise. So it may take some time to reach all over the world. If you have not yet received any notification of a new update and excited to upgrade your device as soon as possible, then don’t worry, here in this article we have the full OTA file. You can download the OTA update form given below link and install it on your device manually by following our guide.
We always strangely recommend you keeping updated your Android device by flashing the latest official updates or security patches. Not necessary but it is better taking the full backup of all your phone 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 March 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 March 2020 Security Patch for Google Pixels Phones:
Step 1: First, download the March 2020 security patch from the above link.
Step 2: Now, unzip the downloaded March 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 March 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 March 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.