In line to fulfill its promise to release monthly security updates, Google has made available factory images for security patches to Nexus handsets. These security patches are meant for the Android Open Source Project that resolves a few bugs as well as fixing potential weakness that may affect the system. With the new month, Google has shown consistency in its security update plans, on Nexus 5 support pages, Sprint has recently disclosed their latest software version MMB29S for Nexus 5. Verizon has a similar build stated for the Nexus 6 on its page updates with Nexus 7’s latest software version being MMB29O. However, both updates are based on Android Marshmallow thus the changes expected shouldn’t be significant. On the Developer site, factory images are available for download for Nexus devices such as the Nexus 5, Nexus 7(Wi-Fi and LTE), Nexus 6, Nexus 6P and Nexus Player. For Nexus 6, 5 and Nexus 9 (Wi-Fi and LTE) the latest version is build number MMB29S while Nexus 5X and the 6P is MMB29P and a build version MMB29T for the Nexus Player. The update includes patches based on severity which features fixes for five moderate, two high and five vital issues.
What's my model number?
There are several ways to locate your model number:
- Option 1
- On your device, go to Settings, then "About device" and scroll down to "Model number"
- Option 2
- Often times you can view the model number inside the device, by removing the battery
- Option 3
- Using Samsung's model/serial number location tool