Here’s How You Can Update Your Xiaomi Mi A1 to Android Oreo Right Now

Everyone hurried to buy Xiaomi’s Mi A1 when it was released in September as the return smartphone for Google’s Android One programme in order to get a stock experience and quick updates. Xiaomi had emphasised the Mi A1’s numerous advantages as well as its premium price point. With no definite release date for the Android 8.0 Oreo update in sight, four months have passed and the device is still running Android 7.0 Nougat. By the end of 2017, Xiaomi promised to deploy Oreo for Mi A1 customers. However, the company has only recently begun testing their Oreo 8.0 beta builds with a small group of testers, and it’s extremely likely that you’re not one of them. Therefore, there is a solution to update the Mi A1 to Android 8.0 Oreo immediately if you are tired of the drawn-out wait.

Even though Xiaomi hasn’t yet made the Mi A1’s kernel source available, the developer community has managed to create a semi-functional LineageOS 14.1 port that is now accessible to Mi A1 owners who want to run Android Oreo. An alternative to the previous requirement to use a custom recovery programme to flash the ROM, which resulted in the loss of internal data, has been made public by XDA community member ur0.

Steps to Install Android Oreo on Mi A1

To instal Android Oreo on your device without having to enter recovery mode and risk losing your data, simply follow the instructions listed below:

1. Install Magisk, which you can get from this link right here, on your smartphone.

The aforementioned programme will assist you in rooting your handset once you’ve unlocked your bootloader (as is typical for Xiaomi phones), but doing so will void the device’s warranty.

2. Next, instal the UpdateEngine 1.2 Magisk module that is attached (you can download it here), and restart your device.

Because it enables the Mi A1 to instal OTA updates that haven’t been assigned to your device, this tool is quite useful. To protect your data and flash a fresh custom ROM, it is believed to communicate with Android’s update engine binary and imitate Xiaomi’s update experience. Since updates are deployed block by block, it requires a system partition that has not been altered.

3. To instal the LineageOS custom port on your device, enter the UpdateEngine module you just installed and select Start.

4. Reboot your device after the installation is finished to experience nearly vanilla Android 8.0 Oreo on your Mi A1. There it is.

Your Mi A1 now runs the most recent version of Android before anyone else (not the beta testers, I guess). We have mentioned in our review that the Mi A1 is one of the ideal affordable smartphones, and we advise you to purchase it if you don’t want to follow the current 18:9 aspect ratio trend. And after you open the package, you may immediately instal Android Oreo. Do you intend to update your Mi A1 to Android Oreo then? Let us know what you think by leaving a comment below.