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If you don’t already know, Xiaomi started a new Android 9 Pie beta program for the Mi Box S, or the recently launched and re-branded Mi Box 4K. It comes with a new OTA 3 build. That means, this is the third beta program for the same device since launch. The first one was from Android 8.1 Oreo to 9 Pie, followed by a restart of the same Android 9 beta program since the former failed to bring a stable release. Here is yet another OTA 3 beta 1 update for the Xiaomi Mi Box S or 4K. Mind you this is a second beta, although it says Beta 1. The first one was a OTA 3 Beta 0 build.
The new Mi Box S/4K OTA 3 Beta 1 is a small OTA update with minor bug fixes and changes that came with the beta 0. This includes reversal of Time Zone back to GMT+5.30. The voice search not working within certain apps has also been fixed. However, some users have also reported some other bugs with this update.
The new OTA 3 beta update is still based on Android 9 Pie and features some minor issue. Android 10 might come to Mi Box 4K as it was just launched in some countries as a re-branded Mi Box S. So if you have already signed up for the beta program, you should get a new OTA update notification from settings -> about > system updates.
Features and changes in stable Android 9 Pie update for Mi Box S/4K
Xiaomi started Android 9 Pie beta program for the Mi Box S a long time ago. However, that was a complete failure as some users reported bricked devices and Bootloops. After a few months, Xiaomi restarted Android 9 Pie beta program for the Mi Box S; finally settling for the stable Android 9 Pie with build R2604.
Features and changelog for Mi Box S/4K with the update so far:
- Previous changelog for the Mi Box S OTA2 Beta 3
- Previous changelog for the Mi Box S OTA2 Beta 2
- Previous changelog for the Mi Box S OTA2 Beta 1
The current Android 9 Pie stable public update for the Mi Box S/4K comes with build R2604. It addressed some critical issues with the device.
- Chromecast not working
- HULU playback freeze
- Special H264 decode error
- BT audio is not sync with video
- HDMI compatibility
- Pop sound when STB in standby mode
- Gboard not working when connecting an external Keyboard
Download new Android 9 Pie OTA 3 Beta 1 update for Mi Box S/4K
Here we have listed the latest Android 9 Pie OTA3 beta 1 update zips for the Xiaomi Mi Box S/4K. This is the full firmware (or full OTA update). So regardless if your device is on Android 9 Pie beta program or the stable Android 8.1 Oreo channel, you can still manually install the new OTA zip via recovery method listed below. The OTA comes in a huge package of 623.5 MB in size.
Download stable Android 9 Pie:
The OTA update download link comes directly from Android’s repository. This is the full OTA update zip which can easily be sideloaded onto Mi Box S/4K via stock recovery. More OTA updates coming up. Stay tuned!
- Installation tutorial: Xiaomi released stable Android 9 Pie OTA update for Mi Box S again
Thanks to Mi Box S telegram group for the update.