Google releases February security update factory images for Nexus devices

by: Jimmy WestenbergFebruary 1, 2016
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Google has been doing a very good job at releasing monthly security patches to its Nexus phones, and this month is no different. If you happen to own a current Nexus device, you’ll be happy to hear that the company has just released factory images containing the February Android security update. Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow builds are now available for the Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 (2013) with build MMB29Q, while the Pixel C, Nexus 9 and Nexus Player are getting builds MXB48T, MMB29R and MMB29U, respectively. The Nexus 10 is also getting the February security patch with a LMY49G build of Android 5.1.1 Lollipop.

Android 6.0 marshmallow logo DSC_0126See also: Android 6.0 Marshmallow updates roundup – January 19, 2016153

Remember that flashing a new ROM will restore your device back to factory settings. For those folks who aren’t interested in a factory data reset, you’ll need to wait for the over-the-air update to make its way to your device. If you’d like to flash it now, however, be sure to read our guide on how to do so.

Google has also updated its Nexus Security Bulletin with detailed information on this new patch. The February Android security update successfully squashed five critical bugs, four high severity bugs and one “moderate” bug. For more information on just what this update will bring to your device, check out the Nexus Security Bulletin for the details.

Download the factory images here
  • Chris Clayton

    Is there any word that the Pixel C has other fixes included for the touch screen issues, slow Wifi and random freezing, rebooting and power off?

    • Jure Ravnikar

      This is just a security update, no bugfixes yet, those are always seen with incremental updates like 6.0 to 6.0.1

  • Virtual Anomaly

    Last time I got the security patch on the 10th, I wonder if the mix devices in the staged rollout and I’ll get it sooner?

  • Gabriel Baribeau

    i wish i had enough money to afford a 6p… It’s been a while since my oneplus 2 has been updated. I’m stuck with the worst version (and buggiest) of oxygen os.

    • Chief

      Cant you sell your Oneplus on ebay?

      • Gabriel Baribeau

        Sorry M8 but Can’t. This is my only comunication device. i would have to buy the 6p before selling the oneplus 2 on ebay and since the phone is about 750$ in canada i just can’t buy it right now.

        • Chief

          No bud, you put the Oneplus on Ebay and as soon as it sells, go and buy the 6P, do the switchover before shipping the Oneplus ;)

  • Karly Johnston

    These monthly updates are getting annoying. It takes like an hour to reboot my N7.

  • Skarpachi

    I like that in my settings it tells me which Android security patch level I’m currently running.

  • Emanuel

    There’s the February patch already and Note 4 hasn’t got the December nor the January patch yet.

    • hzd

      That will teach Samsung people for buying an expensive over priced device from a company they claim is so great.

      Want fast updates buy another OEM device, don’t buy Samsung because we all know they are terrible at updating their OS because of all the junk they inject.

      Buy a nexus is the best option and if you don’t like the stock look use a theme the looks like shitwhizz

      • Emanuel

        Wow, really nice comment there. Do you actually know why I bought a Samsung device? First of all, it was a huge deal, 380$ for a Snapdragon 805 device (which is actually faster than Snapdragon 808). Second, I develop Android apps and Samsung devices usually need workarounds because sometimes they have issues with their stock apps. Third, Samsung has by far the best build quality and Hardware I have ever seen in a Smartphone, the only, ONLY, issue with Samsung is their Software. And that’s just because I haven’t started developing a custom ROM for it, nor I have the time, nor I feel like it.

      • Emanuel

        The only motive for me for not buying a Nexus is that the Nexus will ALWAYS work with an Android app I develop, OEM devices like Sony, Samsung always have issues and I always have to test on them. Also, Nexus doesn’t support Miracast, which for me is a big bummer.

  • Anyone on a 6p (rooted with systemless root v2.67) had random reboots after upgrading to the latest factory image? I had 2 already (was on the previows image and v2.66 of chainfire systemless root).
    It is weird…

  • Samuel Matthews

    Nexus Phones are available for a huge discount online below

  • I think you’re might be holding your phone the wrong way… /j