Factory images arrive for March’s security update

by: John DyeMarch 7, 2016
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We haven’t received March’s security update from Google quite yet, but since they’re going to be rolling out soon, the search giant has released factory images for the update. We’ve got new images for the Pixel C (MXC15G), Nexus 5X (MHC19J and MMB29V), Nexus Player (MMB29V), Nexus 9 (MMB29V), Nexus 5 (MMB29V), Nexus 7 (2013, MMB29V), and Nexus 10 (LMY49H). We don’t have anything for the Nexus 6P yet, but the Nexus 6 is covered (MMB29V).

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March’s security update will resolve a number of known vulnerabilities, including one critical security vulnerability that would have allowed for remote code execution through a variety of methods including email, MMS, and web browsing when the device would process a media file. Although there haven’t been any reports of this attack being used in the wild, it’s reassuring to hear that the vulnerability is receiving a much needed fix. Over the air updates will be coming along in short order.

If you’d like to go ahead and flash these images to your Nexus device, you can find all the necessary files and instructions right over here. If you want to get the full rundown on this update, check out Google’s official release statement on the Android blog. In the meantime, let us know what you think of March’s security update in the comments below. Was that noted vulnerability something you were concerned about?

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  • shara

    whats the policy of google ,improving security and leaving out major bugs in nexus 6p which are constantly troubling users.

    • cynicist

      I have a Nexus 6P, what major bugs are you talking about?

      • shara

        I am talking about microphone issue which causes muffled voice when call put on speaker and its disgusting.

  • I was wondering when this would come out.

  • Mohammed Fahad

    I hope they add the material dark theme option along with the update

    • Alan Laiter

      me too

  • Scott Lowe

    I know they abandoned the Nexus 4 as far as future OS updates, but have they also stopped sending security updates now too? The Nexus 10 is abandoned to 5.1.1 too, but mine has been getting regular security updates, but not my Nexus 4. Anyone know what’s going on with this?

  • devo-T

    including one critical security vulnerability that would have allowed for remote code execution through a variety of methods including email, MMS, and web browsing when the device would process a media file

    Surely we’re not still talking about Stagefright, this late in the game?

  • Christian Baumler

    I just want that bug to go away where the phone will not connect to LTE after having data off for a little while. That is something I have had to deal with since going back to stock android.