Pixel Phones Getting January 2023 Android Security Update

Google started 2023 by rolling out the January Android security patch for its Pixel series. Samsung also kicked off its new year by releasing the January security patch for the Galaxy S21, and Galaxy Note 10 series phones. Google’s Android 13 January security update is now available for the Pixel 4a, 4a 5G, Pixel 5, Pixel 5a, Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro, Pixel 6a, Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro.

This is a minor bug fixer, focusing on security patches. However, Google notes that “no critical security vulnerabilities affecting the Android platform were publicly disclosed without a security update or mitigation available for Android devices.”

Look out for the build number for each Pixel phone below:

  • Pixel 4a:             TQ1A.230105.001
  • Pixel 4a (5G):     TQ1A.230105.001
  • Pixel 5:               TQ1A.230105.001
  • Pixel 5a (5G):     TQ1A.230105.001
  • Pixel 6:               TQ1A.230105.002
  • Pixel 6 Pro:        TQ1A.230105.002
  • Pixel 6a:             TQ1A.230105.001.A2
  • Pixel 7:                TQ1A.230105.001.A2
  • Pixel 7 Pro:         TQ1A.230105.002
  • Pixel 4a:             TQ1A.230105.001.B1
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  • Pixel 7:                TQ1A.230105.001.A3
  • Pixel 7 Pro:         TQ1A.230105.002.A1


You can check for the update by heading into Settings > System > System update, but if you don’t want to wait for Google and prefer to update manually, Google comes to your rescue. Google has posted January factory image and OTA 13.0 files for the Pixel 4a up through the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro. You can grab the OTA by hitting the appropriate link below:

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