Okay I'm fine with not getting the Android Pie (9.0) update, but where are the security patches?
Look at this thread. Download zip for Android 9 Pie and install it from recovery (connect it to power supply restart phone and press volume - and power. Phone should boot into recovery mode).
@andypl Is it safe? Is this the same android that I'm waiting for in OTA? Will it still be updated automatically by OTA if I do?
Yes it is safe and this is the same OTA package that people are recieved in EU right now. I installed it manualy last week and it works ok. Got Pie and september security patches.
It's pretty ridiculous. The worst part is not being able to get a clear answer from support. They sometimes try to pass it off as a carrier issue, other times tell you to update without a sim card, other times just have no clue. My friend has a parallel imported model that has a different model number to mine and it's receiving OTA updates. My TA-1055 that is a New Zealand / Australian model has still only received July security patches... We use the same carrier.
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