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Finally concluding all speculations Android Oreo for Xiaomi Mi A1 starts rolling out. It is the beta version seeding over-the-air. It brings the features like Picture-in-Picture, Notification snoozing, Autofill API etc. It is rolling in the Asian region as of now to the users who applied to volunteer in the Mi A1 Oreo Beta Tester Recruitment. It is expected to drop over rest of the world in a while. Since OTA moves in the waves, it might take some time. The OS upgrade weighs over 1 GB.
We are getting reports that the Android O update is causing issues like low battery back up and crashing. Being a beta build, as of now, this is normal. Mi A1 had been very punctual in providing firmware updates in time. Recently, the December security patch is already received by the device.
Here ate some latest screenshots of Xiaomi MI A1 running on Android O.
How to download Android 8.0 Oreo Beta OTA update for Xiaomi Mi A1?
This update is primarily for the users who signed up for Beta testing. It will drop in as OTA for them exclusively.
Your device will itself capture the update and install it. But if you are impatient to try out Android O, then go to Settings> System updates > Tap Check for Updates.
If the update is available, then download and install the update. Since the update is a large one, you may use a strong Wi-Fi network to download it.
This is how you can sign up for the Mi A1 Oreo beta OTA update program. You will need your 2 IMEI numbers for getting accepted into Beta program.
- Download the MIUI forum application from Play Store.
- Launch the MIUI app and sign up or login to your Xiaomi account.
- On the homepage, select Recruitment.
- Fill out your information as stated like IMEI numbers etc.
- Select your device and fill out the comment box stating the reason for the Beta program. You could just say you want to test the latest Android version.
- Click the Submit button.
You will be notified of any approval in your MIUI forum app.
Download Xiaomi Mi A1 Android 8.0 Oreo Beta OTA zip
- Mi A1 Oreo Beta OTA | Download | Not yet available
- Mi A1 December 2017 Security Patch | Download
So, if you are a beta user and have received the OTA, then we hope you can capture the OTA updaete on your device. See how to capture OTA update on your Android device.
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