Google has started rolling out latest monthly security patch for it’s first and second generation Pixel phones. The new update brings multiple fixes and improvements in various department of the system. The October 2018 patch for Pixel units is live via OTA (Over The Air) as we speak. The update also comes with some system tweaks including improvement in fast charging behavior,improves the performance for certain protected media formats and Android Auto related fixes.
If you haven’t received the update yet don’t worry we have also posted the link to download the factory images as well as OTA file for your ease, just follow the one you find good for you. The update is available as build PPR2.181005.003 for Pixel and Pixel XL, build PPR1.181005.003 for Pixel and Pixel XL on Canadian carrier Telus , whereas 2017 Pixel devices are getting the update as build PPR2.181005.003.
Download October 2018 security update PPR2.181005.003 for Pixel devices
How to install October 2018 security update on Pixel devices
Set up adb and fastboot drivers on PC by following our guide.
Download the OTA image for your device and move it to the internal storage of your device
Step to install OTA image via adb
Step 1: Now open the directory where you have installed the adb and fastboot drivers, search for the folder named ‘ADB’ in there. Once you find it open it and you’ll see four files including ADB and fastboot.exe(as shown).
Step 2: Now connect your device to PC using USB data cable and let the drivers installed completely.
Step 3: Now press and hold Shift key and right mouse click any empty space in the adb folder and choose ‘Open command window here'(as shown above).
Step 4: Boot your phone into recovery mode, to do this enter the following command in the command window.
adb reboot recovery
Step 5: Once in recovery mode, choose the option “Apply update from ADB”
Step 6: Sideload the OTA with the following command
adb sideload <OTA_image.zip>
How to install October 2018 security update Factory image on Pixel and Pixel XL
For installation through this process, the bootloader on your device should be unlocked, you can follow our guide to unlock it right away if you haven’t.
Step 1: Download the factory image for your device from the links above.
Step 2: Extract the factory image zip on your PC
Step 3: Run the flash-all.bat file on windows PC.
Step 4: If you are on Mac/Linux then run the file flash-all.sh.
Wait for the process to complete.
That’s it! If you find any difficulty in the update process let us know, and don’t forget to share this guide with others.