Aug 05 AT 10:40 AM Nick Sarafolean 0 Comments

A patch to fix Stagefright is coming to the Nexus 5 and Nexus 6

Nexus 6 (7)

Last week brought a mild panic to the Android world with the discovery of a major security flaw in Stagefright, the media playback tool that Android has used since Froyo. The bug essentially allows an attacker to simply send an infected MMS to your device, thus introducing a virus to your phone. Updates are beginning to roll out to phones in order to patch the bug and the latest devices to get an update are the Nexus 5 and Nexus 6.

Sprint has announced that an update to fix the flaw is now rolling out to the Nexus 5 and Nexus 6. The update doesn’t contain anything other than the patch and is titled build LMY48I. It’s unclear if it’s only rolling out to Sprint devices or all models of the Nexus 5 and Nexus 6. Judging by Google’s past rollout, we’re going to guess the latter, meaning that you should soon see it if you’re using one of the two devices.

Source: Sprint (1), (2)

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