Google’s November security update is out

Google’s November security update is rolling out with a fix for a bug that prevents phone calls when using Android Audio on the Google Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5.

For the Pixel 5 the Auto-brightness response in “certain outdoor lighting conditions” has been improved with the November update, along with “inconsistent touch sound in certain conditions.”

For the Pixel 4a a new improved touch response when using “certain screen protectors.”

Meanwhile Pixel 4/XL owners will stop hearing audio stutter during playback in some applications. Those three devices also get a fix for incorrect audio routing while using Auto.

Other fixes include a fix for dark screen during phone calls on the 4 line, while the 3/XL and 3a will see improved screenshot access when using 2-button navigation.

All devices benefit from:

Preventative fix for inadvertent playlist removal in YouTube Music Fix for bug preventing ringer audio for starred contacts in DND mode Fix for bug causing the screen to take after locking device in certain conditions Fix for hidden navigation during fullscreen media playback

The November 2020 Android security patch will not hit the Google Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL. Those devices will see one last update in December, which will start their end-of-support status.

If you don’t want to wait for the OTA alert on your unlocked Pixel phone, you can always manually update. To download the factory image or OTA, click the appropriate link below.


  1. Google Pixel 5

  2. Factory Image

  3. OTA

  4. Google Pixel 4a 5G

  5. Factory Image

  6. OTA

  7. Google Pixel 4a

  8. Factory Image

  9. OTA

  10. Google Pixel 4 XL

  11. Factory Image

  12. OTA

  13. Google Pixel 4

  14. Factory Image

  15. OTA

If you have a carrier-branded Pixel, you will need to visit here for factory images or here for OTA images.