Pixel devices starts receiving October 2022 Security Patch with several other fixes

Google is pushing October 2022 Security Patch update with several other fixes for the issues that surfaced with the Android 13 update. After the on-time September 2022 security Patch, the Pixel devices are now getting a new security patch which will fix several security anomalies. Moreover, this will be the last update for Pixel 4, as the official support will end this month.

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All the Pixel devices from Pixel 4 to Pixel 6a are receiving the update. There are several fixes for issues such as occasionally audible humming, and volume control issues while listening to audio under certain conditions. There are fixes for issues related to the User Interface, Connectivity and WiFi. Here are the details of the new firmware rolling out to the Pixel devices:

  • Pixel 4 (XL):      TP1A.221005.002
  • Pixel 4a:             TP1A.221005.002
  • Pixel 4a (5G):   TP1A.221005.002
  • Pixel 5:               TP1A.221005.002
  • Pixel 5a (5G):   TP1A.221005.002
  • Pixel 6:               TP1A.221005.002
  • Pixel 6 Pro:        TP1A.221005.002
  • Pixel 6a:             TP1A.221005.003

There are a majority of fixes that will improve the overall device stability and will optimize it for better performance.

Official Changelog

The October 2022 update includes bug fixes and improvements for Pixel users – see below for details.
  • Fix for issue occasionally causing audible humming or noise artifacts during calls while using wired headsets *[1]
  • Fix for issue preventing device volume controls in media player notification to work under certain conditions
  • Fix for issue causing launcher crash when connecting to VPN in certain conditions
User Interface
  • Fix for issue causing compatibility issues with certain app widgets in Android 13
  • Fix for issue causing media player to display default icon for certain media apps
  • Fix for issue occasionally causing device crash when playing audio from local storage
  • Fix for issue occasionally causing empty Quick Settings tiles to display in notification shade
  • Fix for issue occasionally causing Work Profile toggle button to appear truncated in app drawer
  • Fix for issue occasionally preventing available Wi-Fi networks from displaying in network selection menu in certain apps
Device Applicability
Fixes are available for all supported Pixel devices unless otherwise indicated below.
*[1] Included on Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL, Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a (5G), Pixel 5 and Pixel 5a (5G)
If you haven’t received the OTA update till now, then you can easily install the OTA by downloading them from the links below, and manually flash them on the phone.

Download October 2022 Security Patch for Google Pixel devices:

Pixel 4: Factory Image | OTA
Pixel 4 XL: Factory Image | OTA
Pixel 4a: Factory Image | OTA
Pixel 4a (5G): Factory Image | OTA
Pixel 5: Factory Image | OTA
Pixel 5a: Factory Image | OTA
Pixel 6: Factory Image | OTA
Pixel 6 Pro: Factory ImageOTA
Pixel 6a: Factory Image | OTA
We hope the new Pixel update fixes all the major and minor issues that are present on the devices. However, Pixel 7, Pixel Watch and several other goodies are set for launch on October 6.
Simranpal Singh
Simranpal Singh
With a decade-long journey in the tech industry, I've been actively engaged in tech reporting across various reputable publications. He currently works as a Web Developer at RightNode Media and pursues his hobby of writing on GoAndroid. Enjoy travelling, and always excited about new tech trends. He actively contributes on GizmoChina and GChromecast Hub.


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