April 2022 Android security update now officially available

Google releases a batch of stability patches and bug fixes for the Android working system on a month-to-month basis, generally on the initially Monday of every thirty day period. Confident plenty of, it is the initially Monday of April, and now a new safety update is starting off to roll out to Google Pixel telephones and a couple 3rd-bash units.

April 2022 Android Security Update Bulletin

The April 2022 safety update is break up across two distinctive patch ranges — 2022-04-01, with fixes for safety difficulties that utilize to most Android devices, and 2022-04-05, with patches that only apply to specific phones and tablets. The 2022-04-01 stability amount is made up of 7 stability patches for the Android Framework, all of which are labelled as Large Severity. There are also two patches for the Media Framework and a few for the Technique, as perfectly as two fixes for Challenge Mainline parts.

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Notably, the update seemingly does not contain a deal with for the ‘Dirty Pipe’ stability vulnerability, which lets software to overwrite info in read through-only information. The vulnerability has now been exploited for short term root obtain on the Samsung Galaxy S22 and Google Pixel 6.

Pixel Update Bulletin/Useful Update

Google has also included a few safety patches that specially affect Pixel gadgets, with fixes for the Android kernel, digicam, bootloader, and wireless connectivity. The most important kernel deal with is for security vulnerability CVE-2021-34866, which lets apps to escalate privileges and execute arbitrary code on precise versions of the Linux Kernel.

There are also a handful of bug fixes for Pixel telephones, which are listed under. Google did not mention any new attributes in this update, but contemplating last month’s update was Android 12L/12.1, that can make sense.

Google Pixel Update for April 2022 Changelog

Battery & Energy

  • Added enhancements for wi-fi charging efficiency with certain components *[2].

Digicam

  • Repair for challenge resulting in front-struggling with digital camera preview in specific applications to appear zoomed in *[2].
  • Take care of for issue at times triggering green monitor to surface in digicam preview *[2].

Consumer Interface

  • Repair for crash in Procedure UI while applying apps in Photograph-in-Picture (PIP) mode in specified situations *[1].
  • Resolve for difficulty causing mistake concept to show when location up sure are living wallpapers *[1].
  • Resolve for problem triggering notification shade and Swift Settings to show up invisible soon after altering wallpaper in specified disorders *[1].
  • Correct for difficulty occasionally causing animation to display improperly when canceling a research in the application drawer *[1].
  • Correct for difficulty from time to time blocking navigation in overview screen while TalkBack is energetic *[1].
  • Take care of for difficulty often blocking recents button to display the overview even though employing 3-button navigation with 3rd get together launchers *[1].

*[1] Provided on Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL, Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL, Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a (5G), Pixel 5, Pixel 5a (5G), Pixel 6 & Pixel 6 Professional
*[2] Included on Pixel 6 & Pixel 6 Pro

Unlike some modern every month updates, the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro won’t have to hold out more time than more mature Pixel phones. Google claims the April 2022 update is rolling out to all Pixel devices starting off right now, and some third-party phones now have it — the Exynos edition of the Galaxy S21 just gained the April patches with program variation G99xBXXS4CVCG.

If you really do not want to wait around for Google to press the update to your Pixel telephone, verify out our Android 12L download posting for the most current OTA information and manufacturing unit pictures.

Supply: Pixel Cellular phone Assistance, Pixel Update Bulletin, Android Safety Bulletin