How To Update Xiaomi Mi A1 to Android 8.0 Oreo Manually

Update Xiaomi Mi A1 to Android 8.0 Oreo Manually: – Xiaomi has recently launched their brand new device Xiaomi Mi A1 into the competitive market. After the collaboration with Google, Xiaomi Mi A1 appears with Stock Android and also getting Android 8.0 oreo update. Today we are going to discuss how to update and install Android Oreo on Mi A1.

Xiaomi Mi A1 device has 5.5inch IPS display that has the resolution of 1080×1920 pixels. This smartphone comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of Internal Storage which is expandable up to 128GB using External Micro SD card. It carries Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor. Also, It has 12MP of the Rear camera and 5MP of Front Selfie shooter. As of now, the device is running on stock Android Nougat (v7.1.2). Now, we are going to update the Mi A1 phone to Android Oreo with an official update.

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Also Read: –How to Install Android 8.0 Oreo on Redmi Note 4 [Full Guide]

How To Update Xiaomi Mi A1 to Android 8.0 Oreo [Official update]: –

So, Finally, we entered the guide to Install Android oreo on Mi A1 Officially. Before moving to the guide, You need to follow some of the prerequisites.

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Prerequisites before updating Xiaomi Mi A1 to Android 8.0: –

  • Your device should have 70% of battery to install the update.
  • Take a complete backup of your photos, videos, and Files.
  • Make sure that you have the Good internet connection to download the update.
  • Your device needs at least 4GB of free space (Internal Storage).

A recent update (13th Jan): –Xiaomi has stopped releasing the oreo update for the Mi A1 as the users are facing too much of problems like force close on dialer app, Battery drains quickly while turning ON the Bluetooth, Ambient light issue and few other similar problems. So, Xiaomi decided to stop sending the Oreo update for the users until they fix the bug. For Installed Oreo users will get a patch update and remaining of them will get a pure bug fixed Android Oreo. So, No need to worry about the firmware update as of now. Based on the recent news, Xiaomi has leaked that the issues will be solved and the Oreo updates will continue after the two weeks from today.

Last Updated (8th Dec)  (closed): – Xiaomi decided to launch Oreo update for their Mi A1 device. To do so, You have to follow the steps given below. Before moving to the Guide. You should remember that this Oreo update for Mi A1 is in the form of Beta Version. So, If you want to get Oreo update right now. You can install the Beta Version on your current Mi A1 device. But, Remember that you may face problems after the installation of Beta update due to bugs. The beta version is only for the testers. If you are ready to install Android Oreo Right now. Then, follow the process which is given below. Otherwise, Wait for the Stable ROM update which you will get this year end.

Note: – you have to submit the form before 11th Dec to get the beta update of Oreo on Mi A1.

Guide to install Oreo update on Mi A1 (Beta Process): –

  1. First of all, Download and Install Xiaomi MIUI Forum from the Play Store.
  2. Open the App and Signup if you haven’t registered before. Existing users can sign in to the account directly.
  3. Then, you will find an option called “Recruitment,” Click on that and Continue.

Mi A1 Forum

4.  Now, You can able to see the form. You have to select your device Model, Country and the reason to get OREO Update on your device.

Mi A1 Forum Submission

5. Click on submit button and Wait for few days. You will get the update via OTA manually. If you don’t know, how to download and install Oreo Update through OTA. Then, Follow the steps below.

Guide to Install and Update Xiaomi Mi A1 to Android 8.0 oreo Manually: –

  1. First of All, Reboot the device.
  2. Now, Go to settings and Select System Updates
  3. Then, Tap on Check for updates option
  4. Now, you can see the official Android Oreo firmware.
  5. Tap to download and install it on your device.
  6. Now, The device will automatically reboot.
  7. You will get the successful message of installation.
  8. Now, Enjoy!! Oreo taste on your Mi A1.

Also Read: – How to Update and Install Android 8.0 Oreo on Moto G4 Plus [Quick Guide]

Final Verdict: –

I Hope this guide helped you on How To Update Xiaomi Mi A1 to Android 8.0 Oreo. Now, You can experience the Stock Android Oreo on your Mi A1. So, what’s your doubt? Let me know in the comment section.

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42 thoughts on “How To Update Xiaomi Mi A1 to Android 8.0 Oreo Manually”

    • Hello Annika,
      Thanks for the comment. Many of them facing this problem with the camera app. But, no issues found with MI remote app. While upgrading your Mi A1 to a next version. you can notice the bug fixes on camera improvements and other bugs.

    • Of course Yes!. But, the Beta time is over. So, You can’t proceed through these steps. Xiaomi has Started releasing Stable 8.0 oreo update to everyone. You will get the update soon this week or less than 20 days. Check for the update eventually. Hope, this info helps you.

  1. Hey I got Oreo update.As my battery was dead it switched off..after switching on there is no notification on the update..and after checking system updates too it shows tat it is already uptodate

    • Hi there,
      Thanks for commenting. If you want to get the update Then try these steps Go to Settings >> Apps >> Check “Show System Apps” on the top right menu >> Google Services framework >> Select the app and clear the cache and App data. Once done, Restart the device and check for the updates Because Most of them faced the same problem and this method working for them too.

  2. Hi
    I have used the above method of clearing the data from Google framework but due to less battery it got interrupted. Now I am unable to get the update. Please help

    • Hi Vibhu,
      You mean the update has been interrupted while installing the Oreo update? Because, If it happens you have to wait few more days or else contact the support team. They may help you with the clear solution.

      • Suppose, If you’re Mi A1 is bricked or not turning ON after the interruption. You can simply download the Mi PC suite for Windows and Turn on the device by pressing Volume down + Power Key simultaneously and connect to the PC through Micro USB and Open the Mi PC suite. This PC suite will show the Connected Status. Once, It shows, you will get the Stable ROM from the Mi developer. This process is only for those the device is not Turning ON. Other’s don’t follow this.

    • Hi Vivek,
      There is no official announcement from the Mi Team about the 8.1 Oreo update. There are still facing problems with updating their Mi A1 to Oreo from Nougat and even some of them facing issues after updating the Oreo. Mi has been working on it. So, We cannot expect the sudden announcement of 8.1.

  3. Hi i restored my mia1 and i tried google service framework still cant get the update
    my last update is Noguht 7.1.2 and security patch is 1 august 2017

    • Hi Ravi,
      Thanks for putting your question here. Many Mi A1 users still didn’t get Oreo update till now. But, I Contacted the support team. They told they would soon reach the users with the Oreo bug fixed OTA firmware update. So, Be patient You will get the update very soon.

  4. Hey there. I still don’t have the oreo update from nougat. I am from Slovakia using global version of mi A1. Do you think it has something to do with the fact I don’t have the update? And will I ever get it?

    • Hi Tribute,
      You will get the update as soon as possible. Still, I haven’t got the update. But, I upgraded my brother’s phone. So, I can update every bug here in the post. So, Don’t worry that you’re from Slovakia, You will get the OTA update of Oreo.

    • Hi Ashish,
      Please read the above the comments. Not only you, but I also didn’t get the update yet. I contacted the Xiaomi Support. They told, they will gradually send the updates to all Mi A1 users. So, Please wait for few more days. Thanks for commenting. Keep visiting for more tech info.

  5. I’m having a problem while downloading the new update in my mi a1. It’s showing that i need to connect WiFi. Even after connecting WiFi the update fails to download. Please help me as soon as possible!

  6. Hi,
    Recently i bought Mi A1, and i have updated it to Oreo. I think my phone is not properly updated because, The phone heats up when I use camera and battery life has drastically reduced to just 8 hours. And the major problem that I am facing right now is that – my phone automatically locks(lock screen) but the display doesnt go out- the lock screen stays illuminated by the backlight until I use the lock button myself to lock it. Even then if the phone is charging or I receive a notification the screen turns back on and doesnt turn off/sleep on its own – Before updating my phone I faced no battery problems/lock screen problems. I tried to update the phone again it said” Already updated”. Can you please help me to solve this problem.

    • Hi Kiruba,
      Thanks for leaving your question here. My brother also updated the device to Oreo, He faced few problem’s in the beginning. But, after updating the patch version on it, his problems got resolved. I think, you didn’t installed the patch update on your device. Please, check for the update or else follow the steps:
      1. backup your device and reset it.
      2. Then, use it for a while and check everything is working perfectly or not.
      3. If not, let me know.

      Here, my brother is not facing any one issues that you have mentioned above. But, the battery life is decreased than the previous version. Anyhow, Follow these steps and let me know.


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