Not a duplicate of this Are security patches only applied to the latest Android version?
I have a Pixel 4a, Android 11, running November security update. For various reasons, I do not wish to apply monthly updates, maybe do it once in a quarter or maybe even more (I know & accept the risk, let's not get into that).
- I know I can update, whenever by full OTA or factory image. I prefer the OTA route because
This (OTA) has the same effect as flashing the corresponding factory image, but without the need to wipe the device or unlock the bootloader.
- Accepted answer here, indicates that I can update, for example in June 21,without flashing all (7 months) of images, which is good What is the difference between Factory Images and Full OTA Images on the Android download site?
My question now is that will the June 21 full OTA incorporate all the intermediate security patches (seven months) ?
I searched a lot (fairly good at that) but couldn't get a conclusive answer.
I am looking for an answer with credible backing (it may change my update plan).