Google has so far been consistent in its commitment to release monthly security patches to its Nexus series of smartphones, and it is exactly the same this month. Definitely good news to those who are lucky enough to own one of the latest Nexus devices, as the company has just rolled out factory images for the February Android security patches. The builds for Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow are currently available to the Nexus 5, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, Nexus 6P and the Nexus 7 (2013) with an MMB29Q build, the Pixel C will receive build MXB48T, while the Nexus Player and the Nexus 9 are receiving builds MMB29U and MMB29R, respectively. The February security patches is also rolling out to the Nexus 10 with build LMY49G of Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. Note that when a new ROM is flashed on your device, it restores it back to its factory settings. For those Nexus users not interested with performing a factory data reset, they will have to wait for the over-the-air (OTA) update to reach their devices. For the comprehensive information concerning this new patch through Google's updated Nexus Security Bulletin. This February Android security update will efficiently fix five major bugs, four highly severe bugs and a moderate bug. You can download the factory images here.
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