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Updated Nexus factory images with April's security patch are now available

Google has released a batch of factory images for supported Nexus hardware as part of the April security patch roll out. Should you not wish to wait for the OTA release, you can choose to go alone and download the latest images directly from Google to flash your device yourself.

New images have been published for:

  • Nexus 5X
  • Nexus 5
  • Nexus 6P
  • Nexus 6
  • Nexus 9
  • Nexus 7 (2013)
  • Nexus 10
  • Nexus Player

For a full list of the images for Nexus hardware, be sure to check out the Google Developer website for more details and download links. And for those of you who are new to this manual route of updating, we've a handy guide that'll get you started on the right foot.

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  • Tmobile s7 and edge as well with the April patch and other things. May throw your phone in a soft brick tho had to recover from a back up and Uninstall good lock app and push it again for it to install successful with out boot loop and soft brick. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Hopefully it fixes the battery drain that the March security introduced in my Nexus 6P #TeamFrosty Nexus 6P
  • Yeah hope that's fixed. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I have to keep Bluetooth disabled and only turn it on when I want to sync my fitbit or make a call from my car. Bluetooth seems to affect doze and kills both the battery in my phone and my watch. This was not an issue when I was using lollipop and only started happening when I got the 6p with marshmallow. So maybe try disabling Bluetooth if you don't already. Good luck! Posted via the Android Central App
  • No Pixel C. Disappointing.
  • Agreed, although I'm on the Android N preview and haven't gotten an update since the preview was first announced.
  • And I was wondering the exact same thing because I am in the same boat as you with N. Of course we KNOW it's a preview and it's the exception to the rule, but hopefully they are working on some good fixes for some of the issues to make it in even better daily driver because it's fun. Posted via my Nexus 5X on T-Mobile
  • Hope it fix issues with Bluetooth and WiFi. Posted via the Android Central App
  • It's annoying my 10 keeps getting security updates but not system ones Moto X Pure
  • New nexus owner here. How long after they release the factory images do the OTAs usually come around? Posted via the Android Central App
  • As far as I know it's rolled out gradually within 1 to 2 weeks. Posted via the Android Central App
  • how long does it take to get the OTA? is this something controlled by the carrier too? thanks :)
  • Not controlled by carrier. It comes to you around a certain time every month. Mine is usually the 12th or so Posted via S7E, nexus 6P or N9