Google has moved the Verizon update for Android 12 to Pixels that aren’t on Verizon

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Google also noted that the issue has been resolved, and that the prompt won’t be popping up anymore. If you installed it, it’s not a problem. Your build number is now different, but Google will likely revert that down the road. Just to make it clear, this prompt appeared for Pixel 3a to 5a users. The update file was quite large, as this was the entire Android 12 update all over again, basically, even though it was the wrong one.

By accident, Google did something strange. Pixel owners all across the world were encouraged to reinstall Android 12. That’s strange given that they received the upgrade a couple of weeks ago. The Verizon Android 12 update appears to have been sent to non-Verizon Pixels, which is why you were requested to download it. Google accidentally released the Verizon Android 12 upgrade to Pixels that were not on Verizon. Unfortunately, it appears that quite a few people did it. The good news is that this should have no effect on your phone’s performance. At least, that’s what Google told 9to5Google.


  • Quite a few issues were spotted since the two phones launched. The Pixel 6 Pro seems to be having some minor issues with the display, while fingerprint scanner issues are present on both phones. There are some bugs in there that Google needs to take care of. It also needs to improve the performance of those fingerprint scanners quite considerably. We’re only scratching the surface here, but we’re used to such bugs when it comes to Pixel phones. The good news is that Google usually fixes most of them rather quickly, so… some bug-fixing updates are coming.

  • If you ignored this update, you did the right thing. If, by any chance, you decided to disregard this prompt when it popped up, you did the right thing. Installing it won’t benefit your device in any way, except you’ll have the wrong build number as a result. Android 12 did arrive with some bugs, but nothing earth-shattering. The Pixel 6 series, which comes with Android 12 pre-installed, is a different story, though, especially the Pixel 6 Pro.


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