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Google releases February security update factory images for Nexus devices
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.
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.