Download November 2018 PQ1A.181105.017.A1 update for Pixel devices – OTA/Factory Images

It’s the first week of November and biggest tech giant Google has released latest monthly security patch updates for it’s second and third generation pixel devices. This time the update is available to download as build PQ1A.181105.017.A1,which is based on Android 9.0 Pie and brings multiple fixes and improvements in various department of the system. You will find November security bulletin for Pixel here. November 2018 update for Pixel devices is live via OTA (Over The Air) as we speak.

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 suitable for your device. Just read more to download November 2018 PQ1A.181105.017.A1 update for Pixel devices.

Download November 2018 security update PQ1A.181105.017.A1 OTA/Factory images for Pixel devices

2017 Pixel Downloads:

Pixel 2: PQ1A.181105.017.A1: Factory Image / OTA

Pixel 2 XL: PQ1A.181105.017.A1: Factory Image / OTA

2018 Pixel downloads:

Pixel 3: PQ1A.181105.017.A1: Factory Image / OTA

Pixel 3 XL: PQ1A.181105.017.A1: Factory Image / OTA

2016 Pixel downloads will be available later as soon as google publishes it on it’s download repository.

Here is how to install November 2018 PQ1A.181105.017.A1 OTA 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 <>

How to install November 2018 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. Pixel 3/3XL owners follow this guide.


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


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.

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