October 2017 Android Security Update Patches Released

As expected with it being the first Monday of the month, Google has released the Android Security Update for October.  While there are still two patches that were released per the norm, they contain far fewer patches and fixes than normal.

The first updated, dated October 1st, is general Android fixes and contains a total of 8 patches and fixes, three of which are considered critical.  The second patch, dated October 5th, has 6 total fixes with 2 of them marked as critical.  As a reminder, the Google Pixel and Nexus devices will be getting the October 5th updates, which are cumulative to the 1st, and is aimed at hardware specific driver fixes for those devices.

The factory images and build numbers are as follows:

  • Pixel and Pixel XL (OPR1.170623.027 (Project Fi & Canada), OPR3.170623.008 (all others))
  • Pixel C (OPR1.170623.027)
  • Nexus 6P (OPR5.170623.007)
  • Nexus 5X (OPR4.170623.009)
  • Nexus 6 (N6F27M, NGI77B)
  • Nexus 9 (N4F27P, N9F27M)

The only device missing from the list above is the Nexus Player which at the time of this writing had not had its build posted.

OTA updates are rolling out now and should be getting to all devices over the course of the next few days.  Remember that you can manually check for the update by going to the System settings on your phone and the Check for Update button now actually works.

To read all the gory details on what is contained in this month’s Android Security Update, head over to the Android Security site page for the release.

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