The April 2021 Security Patch is now available to download for Pixel handsets


Security Patch

As we look forward to new Pixel Buds and Pixel smartphones, Google has released the April 2021 Android Security Patch its current batch of Pixel devices. Last month brought us the third Pixel Feature Drop, whose minor bugs will hopefully be fixed by this latest patch. We’ve got the details and download links for you after the break.

These are the changes and fixes listed for the various Pixel smartphones that are eligible to receive the April 2021 patch:

The April 2021 Security Patch should be rolling out via OTA to the Pixel 3/2 XL, Pixel 3a, Pixel 4/4 XL, Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a (5G), and Pixel 5 smartphones but you simply can’t wait, you can download the factory image or OTA file for your device to flash manually.

Once you’ve downloaded the file, you can flash it to your Pixel handset via the Android Flash Tool which can be found here.


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