Google has just released a new security update for Pixel devices. The November security update is here and it is the first big update for Pixel devices after the Android 14 release happened last month. The latest incremental upgrade addresses a bunch of known issues and bumps up the monthly security patch version.
As always, Google keeps the update size small, it weighs only 16MB in size on Pixel 5a, and you can quickly install it on your Pixel smartphone. The update is rolling in a staged manner and will be available to everyone in a matter of time.
For availability, Google is pushing the new update to Pixel 4a (5G) and later models, here are the details of build number.
- Pixel 4a (5G): UP1A.231105.001
- Pixel 5 / 5a (5G): UP1A.231105.001
- Pixel 6 / 6 Pro / 6a: UP1A.231105.003
- Pixel 7 / 7 Pro / 7a: UP1A.231105.003
- Pixel Tablet: UP1A.231105.003
- Pixel Fold: UP1A.231105.003
- Pixel 8 / 8 Pro: UD1A.231105.004
In terms of changes, the changelog confirms a bunch of fixes, including the green flash issue on the Pixel 7 Pro, screen jerkiness issue on Pixel 8 and 8 Pro, NFC stability issues, icons not appear on home screen after unlocking the device, wallpaper misaligned issues, apps installing issues, and more.
Here’s the complete list of changes shared by Google.
- Display & Graphics
- Fix for issue occasionally causing a green flash when the display is turning off in certain conditions *
- Fix for issue occasionally causing NFC and related services to have instability in certain conditions
- Fix for issue occasionally causing system instability when apps request an app that is no longer installed
- Fix for issue occasionally causing devices with multiple users enabled to show out of space or be in a reboot loop *
- User Interface
- Fix for issue occasionally causing desktop icons to disappear after unlocking device
- Fix for issue occasionally causing the wallpaper to be misaligned for devices with a notch or hole punch camera
- Fix for issue occasionally causing screen jerkiness when touch registration becomes imprecise *
At the moment, the update is rolling in a staged manner, you will receive the update OTA notification once available on your device, you can tap on it and download the update or simply head over to the Settings > System > Advanced > System update and install the new software.
Additionally, you can manually install the November 2023 update on your Google Pixel phone by sideloading the update. The factory images and OTA files of the September update are already available. But make sure to take a backup before sideloading the new software.
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