Last month, Google renamed its monthly advisories for Nexus devices to the Android Security Bulletin and began listing vulnerabilities that apply to the entire ecosystem. June’s patch includes 21 vulnerabilities rated from moderate to critical that apply to all Nexus devices.

The June security bulletin lists fixes for 21 security bugs found by internal security teams and other independent researchers. The most severe vulnerability could enable remote code execution when browsing or using email and MMS. However, Google notes that there are no reports of customers affected by these issues.

A report last month detailed Google’s efforts to pressure OEMs and carriers to speed up Android updates and security patches. Google has a list that ranks OEMs based on timely patches and operating system versions. The list is circulated internally to partners, but Google might make it public to add more pressure and to reward good device vendors.

It usually takes about a week for the update to start rolling out. Those who don’t want to wait can download the factory images below or sideload the OTA:

If you need help flashing factory images, check out our guide here. Keep in mind that flashing your device will wipe any data on it. This is not worth the hassle for most users, so waiting or sideloading the OTA is usually the wiser option.

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