Android 8.1 Oreo Update for Xiaomi Mi A1

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The Xiaomi Mi A1 is the Chinese first and only device in Android One program is getting Android 8.1 Oreo update. Similar device named Infinix Note 5 which is running on Google Android One platform soon to be launched in Pakistan, exclusively available on The download link for the update can be found below.


Pursuance to the risk involved in installing Custom ROM / Official Update, our website ( will not be held responsible for any damage occurred to your Xiaomi Mi A1 during or after the rooting process. Proceed at your own risk.


  • Kindly consider that this method is only for Xiaomi Mi A1. Do not try this on any other type of Android or any kind of device as it may ruin your device.
  • You should Backup your system partition if you wish to resume to EMUI 8.0 later on.
  • Your battery must be charged to 60-80 % so that the installation doesn’t get interrupted
  • Make sure, that you have already FRP and Unlocked Bootloader.
  • Backup your apps through the titanium backup app
  • Make sure your phone must be rooted
  • You will lose the original ROM or any CUSTOM ROM on the off chance that you as of now introduced on your cell phone. So try to Backup your phone before doing this progression utilizing TWRP or CWM or any Custom Recovery.

Download Xiaomi Mi A1 Oreo Update

TWRP Flashable:

Instructions to Install Xiaomi Mi A1 Oreo Update

Again, there are two different methods listed here. Method 1 will guide to flash the ROM ZIP using the TWRP recovery. On the other hand, method 2 will help you flash the Fastboot image via Mi Flash Tool. Choose the method according to your own convenience, the results will be the same.

Method 1: Using TWRP Recovery

  1. Download Xiaomi Mi A1 Oreo TWRP Flashable ZIP.
  2. Connect the phone to the PC using the USB cable.
  3. Copy the file to the device’s storage.
  4. Disconnect the phone and power it off.
  5. Press the Volume Up and Power button simultaneously to boot into TWRP recovery.
  6. Tap on the ‘Install’ button.
  7. Navigate the internal storage and select the TWRP flashable ZIP.
  8. Finally, swipe the button on the screen to install Xiaomi Mi A1 Oreo update.
  9. When the flashing process is finished, hit ‘Reboot System’

Method 2: Using Mi Flash Tool

  1. Download Xiaomi Mi A1 Oreo Fastboot image.
  2. Power off the device.
  3. Press the Volume Down and Power button simultaneously to enter Fastboot mode
  4. Connect the phone to the PC using the USB cable.
  5. Next, follow the detailed steps to install Fastboot ROM using Mi Flash tool.
  6. Once finished, the phone will reboot automatically.

We’ve been anticipating the Android 8.1 Oreo update for the Xiaomi Mi A1 for some time. A beta update leaked for the device at the end of April but apart from beta leaks hinting at an imminent launch, we haven’t heard any official confirmation that the update would be rolling out today. It’s great that Xiaomi is still supporting their one-and-only Android One device even while the company marches full steam ahead with their MIUI 10 launches.

The update seems to be rolling out globally with reports from users in India and the Philippines getting the OTA. Go to setting and press the “check for updates” button to see if it’s available for you!


Android 8.1 Oreo doesn’t offer that many notable feature upgrades over 8.0 Oreo, though there are a few improvements such as the ability to view the battery level of connected Bluetooth devices and notification rate limiting to prevent abuse by apps. For those of you looking for a more feature-filled version of Android 8.1.

Update 1: Unofficial Changelog

Here’s an unofficial changelog XDA Senior Member joeyhuab put together based on his and others’ findings:


  • Power menu is different
  • Tint when power menu is open
  • Settings/SystemUI theme adapts to color of wallpaper
  • Sound is better
  • Updated Launcher3 version
  • Updated Gapps (probably)


  • No Treble support
  • No camera2 (unless used setprop before updating)
  • No EIS (unless used setprop before updating)
  • No native FM Radio app (LineageOS and custom ROMs win cause of this)
  • Old Modem/Baseband version
  • Safetynet is broken
  • Status bar wifi and data indicators are still there

Update 2: Potential Major Bug

Some users are reporting that their entire SMS history was wiped after updating. We cannot verify this. Update: It apparently happens after you swipe away the messages app. Be warned before updating that this could happen to you. If you’re concerned with this happening, be sure to make a backup of your SMS.

Update 3: Xiaomi Pulls OTA

Xiaomi has pulled the OTA update, probably because of the SMS wiping bug. We’ll update you if the OTA roll out again but you can download it here if you want the update.

Thanks ronell1292k

Via: xda-developers

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