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The first Android security patches for Nougat devices are rolling out now as part of the September security update. With Google having yet to upload the Android 7.0 factory images for some Nexus devices, there are several patches for Marshmallow.

This month’s patches include a fix for two serious vulnerabilities that could let an attacker gain complete access to a device and its data. The Quadrooter vulnerability consists of four flaws that leave at least 900 million Android devices susceptible, though Google notes that previous monthly patches protected users from two or three of the flaws.

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

The Nexus 6P is notably still lacking a Nougat factory image and a Marshmallow patch was alternatively released. This month’s update lacks a patch for the 2013 Nexus 7 and possibly marks the end of software support for the tablet. Marshmallow factory images and OTAs:

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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