Google has made a small but important update to the Android Developer site that brings the OTA images of the latest updates to Android Marshmallow for Nexus devices which can be downloaded. Before now, Google has had the full images of updates available for Nexus owners to update their devices but it required a full install and subsequent reset of their devices. Now developers and users who like to flash their devices manually can do just the OTA update instead of having to do a full reset of their device.
Category: Google Nexus 6
If you have a Nexus 5 or a Nexus 6 and have rooted it, depending on the app you used, your phone could be vulnerable to an elevated privledges in the Linux kernel of Android and the Google team have released a patch to address the issue. To be very clear folks, this only impacts you if you have a rooted device and used a particular rooting tool to make it happen. In the security bulletin on the subject, Google does not release the exact name of the tool that creates the problem but has been able to repeat the issue on these two devices – thus the update.