Finally, after a lot of wait and suspense, the stable build Android 8.0 Oreo for Xiaomi Mi A1 has started rolling all around the globe. The Chinese OEM stayed true to its words and dropped the firmware before the end of 2017. With that, the device firmware build number moves to OPR1.170623.026.7.12.29. It weighs around 1.1 GB in size. It is strictly a system update that upgrades the OS level. The December 2017 security patch for Mi A1 already rolled out earlier this month. Also, one has to be on the latest month’s Google security level to be able to avail Oreo on their device.
As usual Android O packs its cool features like Picture-in-Picture mode, Autofill API, App shortcuts etc. Along with that, there is a new feature added to the device called Rapid Charging ( not fast charging !). This basically helps the device charge battery quickly while keeping the performance Oreo has been an influential operating system after its release According to the Xiaomi, this software update bringing Android Oreo is rolling in batches over-the-air(OTA). So, everyone will not receive it immediately. It might take some time to move into all regions.
Around the 2nd week of December 2017, the Beta version of Android 8.0 Oreo for Xiaomi Mi A1 was rolled out to selected users. The testers had to withstand a lot of bugs initially. Later Xiaomi started rolling hotfix updates of small sizes to fix the different errors encountered. It came with a lot of bugs like sending multimedia files on WhatsApp would crash it. The battery performance was inefficient. The latest stable update seems to have solved these issues.
Here are some of the screenshots of the Mi A1 after getting the Android O upgrade.
Download OTA update: Android 8.0 Oreo for Xiaomi Mi A1
Your device will automatically catch the update and install it. You can manually check for the availability of the latest software by going to Settings> System updates > Tap Check for Updates.
Apart from this, you can also yourself perform the upgrade by downloading the OTA firmware zip file and flashing it.
OTA zip file Downloads
How To Install Android 8.0 Oreo for Xiaomi Mi A1
- Make sure your PC has adb drivers for Mi A1.
- Now, extract or unzip the MiA1-Tool-Flasher-Oreo.7z tool from above.
- Now, reboot your Mi A1 into Fastboot Mode. To do so, turn off your device completely and then press and hold Vol down (or up) & Power buttons at the same time.
- Now, connect Android device to PC via USB cable.
- Execute the Rom-Flasher.bat
- Select one of 3 flashing options of the popup window. (option 2 for avoid conflicts, data will be erased)
- Installation will begin.
- Enjoy the Oreo ROM.
Follow the link below to flash the latest Android O OTA on your Mi A1 phone.
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So, that’s about it. Finally, the wait is over, so install and enjoy Android O on your device and let us know your experience.