Your May Pixel phone May update has arrived

May the Google Pixel update has arrived to those with still supported devices, it’s Pixel 3a up through the Pixel 6 line. This update is expected to be fairly minor and mostly a bug fix before we get to a major update in June that should include another Pixel Feature Drop.

From this moment on, Google has released both factory images and OTA files for all the active Pixel phones including Pixel 3a, Pixel 4, Pixel 4a, Pixel 5, Pixel 5a, Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. Everything looks good so far in terms of timing – Google did not mention in their community posts a delay for any phone. Guys, the Pixel 6 update is on time again!

The breakdown of build numbers for May security updates by Pixel device is as follows:

  • Pixel 6 (SP2A.220505.002)
  • Pixel 6 Pro (SP2A.220505.002)
  • Pixel 5a (SP2A.220505.002)
  • Pixel 5 (SP2A.220505.002)
  • Pixel 4a 5G (SP2A.220505.002)
  • Pixel 4a (SP2A.220505.002)
  • Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL (SP2A.220505.002)
  • Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL (SP2A.220505.002)

Google should start pushing these updates quickly over the air (Settings> System> Advanced> System Update), but if you do not want to wait for Google and prefer to update manually, you will find each factory image or OTA file at the links below. For instructions on how to flash a factory image, see here. For instructions on how to flash an OTA .zip file, see here.