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Google posts first OTA and factory images for Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5

Google posts first OTA and factory images for Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5

The root and ROM tinkering crowd should take note: Today Google has published the first factory and OTA images for both of its latest phones. The Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5 were both recently added to download pages for each category, so if you run into trouble unlocking your bootloader and mucking around flashing modified system images, now you can quickly and easily restore your phone back to defaults.

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March Pixel update OTA and factory images are live (Update: Missing images for Pixel 3 and 3a)

March Pixel update OTA and factory images are live (Update: Missing images for Pixel 3 and 3a)

Google has posted images for the March Pixel update to the usual spots for manual installation, if you're too impatient to see it roll out via the traditional means. However, although this month's update is supposed to correspond to the latest Pixel Feature Drop, some of the new features don't seem to be live in the March update just yet. As we noted in our prior coverage, some things may require app updates or server-side changes before they work. (Update: Though they're almost all live for me as of around two hours later.)

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Pixel 4 and 4 XL December factory images and OTA downloads are live

Pixel 4 and 4 XL December factory images and OTA downloads are live

The December 2019 update finally started rolling out for the Pixel 4 and 4 XL yesterday. If you're among those impatiently tapping the "check for updates" button to no avail, you can now download the images manually and install them yourself from a computer, as OTA and factory image files have been posted by Google.

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Google's November patches out: First update for Pixel 4, 2016 Pixels left behind

Google's November patches out: First update for Pixel 4, 2016 Pixels left behind

Monthly security patches for November 2019 are out for Google's Pixels — including the latest Pixel 4 and 4 XL. This marks the first major monthly update for the pair of phones, and they're getting a few fixes with it, too. In addition to the generally enhanced security, the Pixel 4 and 4 XL are getting some camera tweaks and improvements to Smooth Display, likely tied to previous oddities observed in the feature.

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Pixel 4 factory images now available for download

Pixel 4 factory images now available for download

It might seem like Google's Pixel 4 and 4 XL have been around for months, given the volume of leaks and early shipments, but today was actually meant to mark formal availability for the new phones. In addition to the hardware, today also marks availability for the Pixel 4 and 4 XL's software, as Google has just uploaded factory images and full OTA files for both phones.

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[Update: Rolling out] Download the Android 10 OTA images for your Pixel here

[Update: Rolling out] Download the Android 10 OTA images for your Pixel here

Android 10 has been officially released for Google's Pixels as of today, but if you don't happen to see the update rolling out in the traditional sense on your own device, we've got you covered. Downloads for sideloadable OTAs and factory images are already live, though they're a bit more work to get onto your phone.

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[Update: OTA, 3a images] Android Q Beta 3 is now available, delivers plenty of new features

[Update: OTA, 3a images] Android Q Beta 3 is now available, delivers plenty of new features

Following our previous expectations and just in time for developers in attendance at the ongoing I/O developer conference, Google has just pushed out downloads for Android Q Beta 3. OTAs don't seem to be pushing out via the traditional means just yet, but you can start sideloading the update on your Pixel now. Beta 3 also adds support for 15 other partner devices from 12 OEMs.

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You probably don't have a Pixel 3a yet, but you can already download its factory images from Google

You probably don't have a Pixel 3a yet, but you can already download its factory images from Google

Google's Pixel 3a and 3a XL were only released today, but already factory images are available for download. Odds are prospective customers don't have either of the new mid-range phones just yet, but if you're the sort to tear into images looking for titillating tidbits or a developer looking to get an early edge on rooting or ROMing, they're free for the taking.

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[Update: OTAs rolling out] Android Q Beta 2 downloads are available for installation now

[Update: OTAs rolling out] Android Q Beta 2 downloads are available for installation now

In keeping with the initially projected schedule, Android Q Beta 2 has just been released for human consumption. While we all wait for the Beta Program OTAs to roll out, the impatient can get an edge on the rest of us by sideloading the already available OTA images or manually flashing the factory images.

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April updates for Google Pixel phones are up for download

April updates for Google Pixel phones are up for download

It's the first Monday of the month, and Google's monthly security patches are rolling out, as expected. Downloads for all Pixel phones are up now. Functional patches this month include a fix for the Pixel 3 screen flashing on wake (finally), Bluetooth improvements for the OG, and improved "voice-unlocking performance for Google Assistant."

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