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Android June security update now live for Nexus owners

Google has put out the June security update for Nexus devices with six new critical security vulnerabilities patched, mostly relating to privilege elevation.

Published onJune 6, 2016

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The June monthly security update is now live for owners of the Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, Nexus 5, either Nexus 9, either 2013 Nexus 7, the Pixel C and Nexus Player. Both factory images and OTA zips are now available on Google’s developer site, so hit the links below to grab the latest security patches.

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Four of the six critical security fixes in this month’s update are related to privilege escalation on Qualcomm drivers and two remote code execution vulnerabilities (privilege elevation and remote code execution is how Stagefright worked, by the way). Almost all of the other fixes in the update also deal with privilege elevation. Keep in mind that Google is trying to eliminate vulnerabilities like Stagefright in Android N.

If you want to grab the factory image or flash the OTA zip, hit the links below or head to Google’s June security bulletin for further details on the update.


Are you happy with Google’s monthly security updates? What non-security Android problems still need fixing?

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