Prior this week, Redmi Note 5 Genius clients got a huge programming update. The Redmi Note 5 Expert clients have begun getting the essence of Android Oreo’s sweetness. At long last. Xiaomi presently has an uplifting news for the Mi A1 clients. The Chinese OEM is taking off Android 8.1 Oreo programming refresh to the M1 A1 clients in India and Philippines.

“Xiaomi Mi A1, the Chinese phone producer’s unrivaled Android One-based PDA, has at long last begun enduring its Android 8.1 Oreo programming refresh, and it joins the June Android security settle”. While the refresh is taking off finished the-air (OTA), clients can likewise streak the Fastboot ROM. Quite, be that as it may, the update is taking off with a known bug right now, which wipes the phone’s SMS history. Be that as it may, clients can without much of a stretch maintain a strategic distance from the issue by utilizing an outsider SMS reinforcement application. The document size of the update is said to be around 1.2GB.

The refresh is taking off in India and Philippines as of now, according to a few clients in these nations. To review, the Xiaomi Mi A1 was propelled in September 2017 with Android 7.1 Nougat, with the phone getting an Android 8.0 Oreo refresh in January this year. Some portion of Google’s Android One program, the Xiaomi Mi A1 is ensured to get real Android refreshes till two years after dispatch. We can anticipate that the smartphone will get the up and coming Android P update not long after its steady discharge in the not so distant future.

“As we stated, the Android 8.1 Oreo refresh for the Xiaomi Mi A1 that is starting at now taking off will wipe your SMS messages history, something the association itself” recognizes by means of a mediator on the declaration post. Clients are additionally revealing the issue on Twitter and MIUI discussions, and the issue shows up when the Messages application is swiped up from Recents tab out of the blue after the refresh. There is as of now no fix for the bug from Xiaomi, past going down and reestablishing after the wipe. A confided in SMS reinforcement and reestablish application can be found here. We have connected for a remark and will update the story as needs are. Subsequently, we’d exhort alert before squeezing the updated catch.

Explaining the changelog of the update, the most recent OTA on the Mi A1 brings the June security fix and another power menu format. With the update, the show demonstrates a tint when control menu is open, Settings/Framework UI topic adjusts to the shade of the backdrop, the sound quality is asserted to be better, and the launcher gets an update. To download and introduce the OTA, go to Settings > About Telephone > Framework Updates. You ought to consequently get the update; if not, tap on Check for Updates. In the event that, in spite of that, there are no OTA refreshes accessible, clients can refresh their Google Play Administrations structure to v12.2.09 or higher, from here. You can, on the other hand, download the Fastboot ROM with a document size of around 1.2GB, yet totally wipes the smartphone – a reinforcement will be required. This ROM will likewise require an opened bootloader.

Besides what the 8.1 update brings (like Pixel 2 launcher look and in addition dull and light subjects), the update additionally incorporates Android security fixes for the long stretch of June. The official change-log isn’t yet accessible, yet here’s an informal one from somebody who got to update.

Advantage and Disadvantage of Update

Besides what the 8.1 update brings (like Pixel 2 launcher look and in addition dim and light subjects), the update likewise incorporates Android security fixes for the long stretch of June. The official change-log isn’t yet accessible, however here’s an informal one from somebody who got an update.


  • Power menu is different
  • Tint when power menu is open
  • Settings/SystemUI theme adapts to the color of the wallpaper
  • Sound is better
  • Update launcher3 version
  • Update Gapps(probably)


  • No Treble support
  • No camera2 (unless used setprop before updating)
  • No EIS(unless used setprop before updating)”No local FM Radio app(LineageOS and custom ROMs win reason for this)
  • Old Modern/Baseband version
  • Safetynet is broken
  • Status bar wifi and information markers are still there

The rollout is by all accounts happening internationally, as clients from business sectors like India and the Philippines are revealing getting the OTA update.

In the interim, there has been a considerable measure of buzz about the Mi A1 successor otherwise known as the Mi A2. Reports say that Mi A2 will dispatch anyplace between July 23 and Jul 26 in India. Since the Mi 5X turned into the Mi A1 for the Indian market, odds are the recently propelled Mi 6X could be the Mi A2 in India.

While Android 8.1 rollout is unquestionably a hoisting news for Mi A1 clients, they may need to hold off updates their units as there are reports of a bug in the refresh that wipes whole SMS history. In particular, clients say this occurs after the messages application is swiped away. So be cautioned!


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