New Security update for Nexus 6 pulled off due to Android Pay issue

The security update for the Nexus 6 has been held up Google for the month of March. The reason behind it is the update is said to be breaking SafteyNet which is breaking the Android Pay. This was found out by the users who have installed the update. If you are not aware of SaftyNet, it is an API that checks the phone to see if it has tampered. It looks for unlocked bootloaders and other things that tamper with the API.

Most of the users would like to flash their handset which makes it vulnerable that makes its less secured and this SaftyNet would not allow the apps that required secured devices. So as a result of it, Android Pay is not working with this new update which breaks SafetyNet. This update won’t be available among Nexus OTA web pages nor Nexus Factory Images. This was informed from the @googlenexus Twitter handle, and Google is not aware of the same and has started investigating on it.

Nexus 6

There is an official issue tracker number given as 240065 which can also be found on Google Code website. This Motorola built Nexus 6 comes with a big 6-inch display with QHD (1440 x 2560p) resolution and is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass on the top. Under the hood, there is a 2.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor coupled with 3GB RAM. There is also a 3220mAh non-removable battery on the back to power the handset.

On the camera front, there is a 13MP sensor on the rear while it will be accompanied with a 2MP front-facing camera for video calling and selfies. Do you own a Nexus 6? Are you waiting for the security update? What do you think about this issue? Do comment in the section below and let us know if you have succeeded in installing the update.


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