Google started rolling out the November 2019 security update for the Google Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, and Essential Phone. We already know that Google is very good at releasing software updates or security patches quickly to their devices. Now with the start of the new month, Google recently released the November 2019 security update for Google Pixel devices and Essential Phone. The most recent security update comes with lots of bug fixes, some improvements, enhanced system stability, and much more. Also, it brings many new features, and so on.
The November security update is available via OTA (over-the-air), so not all users can get the update at the same time. If you are one of those users who is yet to receive the official firmware and excited to flash it as soon as possible, then here is the direct link of both OTA and factory image files. You can download and install by following our given below step by step guide. This is an incremental update that comes with many improvements such as Google Assistant Hotword, bottom speaker audio quality, Smooth Display improvements, camera quality, and much more.
We strongly recommend you keeping updated your Android devices to the latest security updates. This is a stable update that smoothly runs on your device. Also, the update enhanced your system stability, increase your phone speed, and so on. Not necessary, but it is better to take the full backup of all your valuable phone data before proceeding. If you are interested in downloading and installing the November 2019 security update for Google Pixel devices and Essential Phone, then go ahead and follow the given instructions.
Please note that the factory image in this guide is working only with Google Pixels and Essential Phones. 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 November 2019 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 November 2019 Security Update for Google Pixels and Essential Phones:
Step 1: First, download the November 2019 security patch from the above link.
Step 2: Now, unzip the downloaded November 2019 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 and Essential Phones.
Step 4: Boot the Google Pixels and Essential Phones in Bootloader Mode.
- Turn off your Google Pixels and Essential Phones 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 and Essential Phones 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 November 2019 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 November 2019 security patch on Google Pixels and Essential Phones.
Let us know in the comments area below if you have any issues or questions regarding the above guide.