Now Android 7.1.2 Factory Images and OTAs Now Available for Supported Devices: Google has always been one of those companies that lives up to its word whether it is about new releases or about security updates for supported Nexus and Pixel devices. This time, we will not only receive the factory images and OTA zip files for April Security update but we will also be receiving separate Android 7.1.2 Nougat builds with latest security patches.
As far as the latest security update goes, the security patch level up to 1st April contains the patches for level 1 vulnerability marked as critical, level 6 marked high and level 5 marked as moderately severity. The complete security patch level is up to 5th April and it contains all those patches as well as patches for the 8 critical, 14 moderate and 26 high severity vulnerabilities. You can also find more information about all these vulnerabilities at Google’s April Security Bulletin.
The security patch files for all the supported devices can be found on both Android 7.1.1 as well as the recently release 7.1.2 build so that all the users who are flashing manually will have two choices to choose from. Normally, it is advised that you should be on the latest Android version with the latest available security update but if there is a case where you don’t find the update according to your liking, you will also have the option to switch to the previous version without having to lose out on the security update.
April 2017 Update Change log:
- Fix for the early shutdown issue.
- Improved fingerprint swipe performance.
- Fixes for audio popping issues while playing audio at high volume.
- Battery usage alerts.
These updates have been made available via OTA to all of the users with supported devices gradually. Just in case, you are unable to wait for the update, you can manually flash the OTA or factory image, both of them are available for download in the links mentioned below. All you need to do is make sure that you are having the correct build for the correct device.
- OTA -> https://developers.google.com/android/ota
- Factory image -> https://developers.google.com/android/images