Google Pixel September 2021 Security Patch with Android 11
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Google Pixel September 2021 Security Patch update rolled out for the Pixel devices

Google Pixel September 2021 Security Patch Update

This update rolls out at a time when pixel users were eagerly anticipating the Android 12 OTA rollout. It looks like they have to wait a week or two for stable Android 12.

The Google Pixel devices which received the latest September 2021 Android Security update are the Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL, Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL, Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a 5G, Pixel 5 and Pixel 5A.

Update released on 7th September 2021

Google rolls out September 2021 Android Security Patch for its Pixel Devices: All of these devices are expected to get 3 years of updates, a few are almost the end of their update timeline

  • Pixel 3(XL) –> Released on October 18th,2018 – Almost will end software support soon
  • Pixel 3 –> Released on October 18th,2018 – Almost will end software support soon

This is Google’s monthly Security update with Google’s Bulletin addressing the security vulnerabilities and functional improvements affecting Pixel Devices.

Update Details :

Build Numbers (Global)

  • Pixel 3 (XL): RQ3A.210905.001
  • Pixel 3a (XL): RQ3A.210905.001
  • Pixel 4 (XL): RQ3A.210905.001
  • Pixel 4a: RQ3A.210905.001
  • Pixel 4a (5G): RQ3A.210905.001
  • Pixel 5:RQ3A.210905.001

Update Details :

  • Device: Pixel 3
  • Android: Android 11
  • Update Size: 10.30 MB
  • Update type: Security Update
  • Security Patch: September 2021
Google Pixel September 2021 Security Patch

Credits: Twitter user –>> Sari Rahman

Notable details: This update fixes critical bugs and improves the performance and stability of your device.

Security patches :

  • Vulnerabilities are grouped under the component they affect
  • 17 vulnerabilities in Android Framework and system components
  • Tables published by Google elaborates the details of the vulnerabilities.

No Functional update this month as we wait for Pixel to drop its stable Android 12 update.

Details of security fixes are found in this link: Pixel Update Bulletin – September 2021  |  Android Open Source Project

How long will the Google Pixel devices get updates?

PhoneNo guaranteed Android version updates afterNo guaranteed security updates afterNo guaranteed telephone or online support after
Pixel 5October 2023October 2023October 2023
Pixel 4a (5G)November 2023November 2023November 2023
Pixel 4aAugust 2023August 2023August 2023
Pixel 4 XLOctober 2022October 2022October 2022
Pixel 4October 2022October 2022October 2022
Pixel 3a XLMay 2022May 2022May 2022
Pixel 3aMay 2022May 2022May 2022
Pixel 3 XLOctober 2021October 2021October 2021
Pixel 3October 2021October 2021October 2021
Pixel 2 XLOctober 2020October 2020October 2020
Pixel 2October 2020October 2020October 2020
Pixel XLOctober 2018October 2019October 2019
PixelOctober 2018October 2019October 2019
Roadmap for the Update Eligibility of Pixel Devices

How to update your Google Pixel devices with the September 2021 Security Update?

Google is pushing its September 2021 Security Patch updates globally. The users will receive a notification on the same when it’s available.

Once the update is available on your device, you can head over to Settings >> About Phone >> Software Update section to update your Pixel device with the latest Security Update.

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