It’s the beginning of the month, and you know what that means — Google has just released factory images containing the May Android security patch.
As per usual, this update won’t bring any changes to your software version, so your device will still be sitting at Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. Factory images are now up for the Pixel C (MXC89F), Nexus 6P (MTC19T), Nexus 5X (MTC19T), Nexus 6 (MOB30I and MMB30G), Nexus Player (MOB30G), Nexus 9 LTE (MOB30G), Nexus 9 Wi-Fi (MOB30G), Nexus 5 (MOB30H), 2013 Nexus 7 LTE (MOB30J) and 2013 Nexus 7 Wifi (MOB30J). Aren’t keen on waiting for the OTA to arrive? You can download the factory images for yourself at the link below.
Remember, flashing a new factory image will restore your device back to factory settings. You can either wait for the over-the-air update to arrive for your device in the next couple days, or feel free to flash it now. If you need a little help on how to do so, read our guide for more information.
Google has also published new release notes for this May Android security patch. Full details for the update can be found at the Android Security Bulletin website. In all, 25 security issues were resolved, 6 of which were named critical. Google also notes it has received no reports of any devices exploited by these vulnerabilities.