Update Mi A1 with Android Version 8.0 (Oreo): Full Tutorial 2nd Jan 2018

After waiting for almost 4 months, Xiaomi Mi A1 is finally getting Android Version 8.0 (Oreo). The phone was launched in September 2017 under the Google One Android Program. At that time, the phone was launched with 7.1.2 (Nougat) Android version. The company claimed that Mi A1 will receive its official update at the end of December 2017. And now, the moment is finally here.

It is worth noticing that the new updates are arriving under the “Over-the-Air” program. According to the Xiaomi’s officials report (updated on MIUI forum), Xiaomi Mi A1 is the first Mi series device getting these updates. This is a dual camera phone which runs on pure Google firmware. Usually, all Xiaomi mobiles run on MIUI OS but this not the case in Mi A1 as it’s an Android one device.

Now, in this section, we will tell you, how to update your Mi A1 phone with the latest version, what are the new features you will get & more.

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How to Update Mi A1 with Android version 8.0 (Oreo)?

First of all, the users have to update their Mi A1 software version 7.12.19. Only after that, the users will get Android Oreo (version 7.12.29) OTA updates. After installing software version 7.12.19, follow these simple steps:

  1. First of all, go to the “Settings” menu
  2. Tap on the “About phone” option there
  3. After that, you will see “Software update” option on the redirected page, tap on that.
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What is OTA (Over-the-Air) programming?

Over-the-air programming (OTA) refers to various methods of distributing new software, configuration settings, and even updating encryption keys to devices like cellphones, set-top boxes or secure voice communication equipment (encrypted 2-way radios)

Keep in mind

  1. The update size is about 1,107.4 MB so you should have at least 1.5 GB data in your phone.
  2. Make sure the phone is set on 3G/ 4G settings and during updation, do not press any key or do not open any other options
  3. During the process, the phone may restart several times or heat up
  4. Make sure the battery percentage in your phone is more than 50% 

New Features after the updates

  1. Picture-in-picture mode: This mode works with selected applications like Google Chrome (Stock browser), Google Duo, Google Play Movies & TV, Google Play Services, Maps, and Youtube. After enabling this mode, you can perform different tasks while watching movies or video chatting with your loved ones. In this mode, the current program will be displaying in inset windows at the same time.
  2. New notification dots: When you press on an app on your homescreen, you will see more options there
  3. Background limit: To save battery and data
  4. Autofill and smart text selection
  5. Updated and new icons
  6. Fast reboot
  7. December Android Security patch
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Mi A1 Key Specifications

Screen Size5.5-inch (13.9 cms)
Display Resolution1920 x 1080
Rear Camera12 MP wide-angle + 12 MP telephoto
Front Camera5 MP
Storage64 GB
Ram4 GB
ChipsetSnapdragon 625
CPU ProcessorOcta-core upto 2.0 Ghz
GPUAdreno 506
Operating SystemAndroid 7.1.1 (Nougat)
Battery3,080 mAh

mi a1 specifications

Mi A1 comes with a dimensional size of 155.4 x 75.8 x 7.3 mm and weight 165g. The phone is also available in three colors variants i.e Black, Gold, and Rose Gold. It has full metal unibody chassis. The mobile will also receive the Android at least Android P update which should be in rolled out in the year 2017.

This mobile also comes will true unlimited HD Photo storage on Google Photos. So that you can never miss your favorite moments.

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