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Xiaomi is finally rolling out the most anticipated Android 9.0 Pie Beta firmware update for our beloved Android One series devices. The Xiaomi Mi A2, which is a popular Android One edition device, is now receiving the Beta update based on Android 9.0. This comes to the users who have already registered into the Beta testing program; announced by the manufacturer a couple of months ago. So if you haven’t already registered, don’t worry, we have got you covered. Here we have the Mi A2 Android 9.0 Pie (leaked) OTA update link and installation guide from the Beta program.
As for what we know about the Beta, and the screenshots listed below, the OTA comes around 1 GB in a size. It also features the latest November 5, 2018 Security Patch based on Android version 9 Pie. The update also reveals a new launcher similar to the latest Pixel Launcher. We also have the new navigation gestures introduced by Google in the new Android Pie builds with home pill and overview mode.
Other goodies include new settings menu design, advanced notification options, night mode, Adaptive Battery, Adaptive Brightness, App Actions, and all the rest. The new update may also feature support for the new camera 2 API.
Download and Install Xiaomi Mi A2 Android 9.0 Pie OTA update
Thanks to Frds Shh (in source), we now have the Android 9.0 Pie Beta update leaked for all of us. We have also listed the direct download links below along with installation procedure.
The Pie Beta update for Mi A2 comes with firmware build number
PKQ1.180904.001.V10.0.1.0.PDIMIFJ for the device codenamed jasmine. The OTA link has been listed below. However, you will need to flash it using the Fastboot methods.
Note: If you could wait for the official stable version, it will soon roll out as soon as next month. If you can’t wait and would like to try it right now, then follow the instructions below at your own risk.
Download full firmware file from below and flash it using Fastboot mode (or download mode). You may also try it using a safer method of recovery mode or ADB sideload for OTA zip. If that doesn’t work, the following will work.
- Download Mi A2 Android 9.0 Pie OTA zip link (Direct)
- Mi A2 Android 9.0 Pie OTA zip link (Gdrive mirror)
How to Install Android 9.0 Pie onto Xiaomi Mi A2?
- Ensure ADB and Fastboot environment is setup on PC.
- Enable OEM unlock and USB debugging.
- Bootloader must be unlocked | See how to: Unlock Bootloader
- Python | Download
- payload dumper
- You may need (ADB and Fastboot binaries)
Steps: (Thanks to u/Cubenity)
- Connect device to PC in Fastboot mode.
- Download payload dumper and extract it somewhere
- Download update and extract payload.bin to payload_input folder
- Open payload_dumper.exe and wait for it to complete
- Copy fastboot.exe from your ADB installation to the payload_output folder
- Write “cmd” in Windows Explorer address bar
- Paste this into the cmd:
fastboot flash bluetooth_a bluetooth.img
fastboot flash bluetooth_b bluetooth.img
fastboot flash devcfg_a devcfg.img
fastboot flash devcfg_b devcfg.img
fastboot flash dsp_a dsp.img
fastboot flash dsp_b dsp.img
fastboot flash modem_a modem.img
fastboot flash modem_b modem.img
fastboot flash xbl_a xbl.img
fastboot flash xbl_b xbl.img
fastboot flash pmic_a pmic.img
fastboot flash pmic_b pmic.img
fastboot flash rpm_a rpm.img
fastboot flash rpm_b rpm.img
fastboot flash tz_a tz.img
fastboot flash tz_b tz.img
fastboot flash hyp_a hyp.img
fastboot flash hyp_b hyp.img
fastboot flash keymaster_a keymaster.img
fastboot flash keymaster_b keymaster.img
fastboot flash cmnlib64_a cmnlib64.img
fastboot flash cmnlib64_b cmnlib64.img
fastboot flash cmnlib_a cmnlib.img
fastboot flash cmnlib_b cmnlib.img
fastboot flash abl_a abl.img
fastboot flash abl_b abl.img
fastboot flash boot_a boot.img
fastboot flash boot_b boot.img
fastboot flash system_a system.img
fastboot flash system_b system.img
fastboot flash vendor_a vendor.img
fastboot flash vendor_b vendor.img
fastboot flash mdtp_a mdtp.img
fastboot flash mdtp_b mdtp.img
fastboot flash mdtpsecapp_a mdtpsecapp.img
fastboot flash mdtpsecapp_b mdtpsecapp.img
fastboot erase ddr