Essential Phone started receiving a new system update from it’s manufacturer. This is a monthly security update carrying January security patch for the device, the company is pretty responsive regarding security of the device. Essential phone is the first non Nexus device which received January security patch soon after it was released by Google. The update arrives as build NMJ88C which includes protection against the two new vulnerabilities that both iOS and Android powered devices are facing, the Meltdown and Spectre issues. The update also bring multiple other improvements in the firmware so we recommend you to keep your phone updated regarding firmware updates.
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Essential Phone gets January security patch (NMJ88C)
Just follow these simple steps to catch the OTA manually and install on your device. Before you begin the process charge your device to minimum 70% to avoid shut down happening during the process.
- Unlock your device.
- Open the settings app from the app drawer
- Now head to about phone section and then system updates.
- Give a check to system updates, please make sure your device is connected to a working internet connection.
That’s it! Stay tuned for more updates.