Xiaomi Mi A1 Pie update news and more: Android 9 beta now available to download

Xiaomi Mi A1

Xiaomi Mi A1 users are among the few people outside Google’s Pixels that are guaranteed regular software updates on time. It is also one of the few midrange devices that have already been upgraded to the latest Android 8.0 Oreo thanks to the fact that it is part of Android One.

Xiaomi Mi A1 receives a similar amount of updates from the company compared to what devices running MIUI receive and even though it’s part of Android One, the Mi A1 hasn’t been mostly among the fastest to receive updates. Nonetheless, on this page, you’ll find all that you need to know about Mi A1 software updates, be it the regular monthly updates or major OS upgrades.

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WARNING: Rolling back the Mi A2 Lite to Android Oreo after updating to Android 9 Pie is not recommended because it may affect normal functioning or even brick your device.

Xiaomi Mi A1 update timeline

Date Update download & Android OS Changelog
05 Dec 2018 Android 9 Pie [Fastboot ROM] Installs Android 9 Pie beta update, FM Radio, and more
12 Nov 2018 ROM 9.6.8 | Android 8.1 November security fix, sized 66MB
22 Oct 2018 ROM 9.6.7 | Android 8.1 October 2018 security update, fixes lag issues, and more
17 July 2018 ROM 9.6.4 | Android 8.1 Installs Oreo 8.1 for those who had yet to receive it and July 2018 security patch, updated power menu and launcher, battery indicator for connected Bluetooth devices, a SystemUI theme that can adapt to the color of your wallpaper, and improves audio quality
29 June 2018 ROM 9.6.3 | Android 8.1 Installs Android 8.1 Oreo stable and June 2018 security patch (halted)
30 Apr 2018 ROM 8.4.28 (beta) | Android 8.1 Installs Android 8.1 Oreo beta and May 2018 security patch
24 Apr 2018 ROM 9.5.10 | Android 8.0 April 2018 security patch
04 Apr 2018 ROM 9.5.9 | Android 8.0
Update Mar Security Patch, Fix “couldn’t flash ROM in 9008 mode”, Fix “[IN_User Feedback][Reboot][Mi A1]Random reboot while using the device on V9.5.4.0.ODHMIFA”
22 Mar 2018 ROM 9.5.4 | Android 8.0
Update Feb Security Patch, Fix “received call recognized as missed call”, Fix rebooting issue, Update E-label for India
26 Jan 2018 ROM 8.1.10 | Android 8.0
Installs Android 8.0 Oreo, and more
28 Dec 2017 ROM 7.12.19 | Android 7.1

D2A continuous annoying sharp Sound problem in A1, D2A is transferred to 112 when the local emergency number is called in the Czech Republic, and Transition version for Android O

12 Dec 2017 ROM 7.12.7 | Android 7.1
Blank screen issue fixed, December 2017 Security Patch, Partial Kernel macro turned off for better performance, Improve the fingerprint identification speed, Third Party APP crash change merged, D2 Performance change importing to D2A, Feedback APP update, Preload Mi Drop and Mi Explorer
27 Nov 2017 ROM 7.11.18 | Android 7.1
November 2017 Security Patch, When change between 3G and 4G, signal icon error HQ-9422 fixed, Support Hall, Input ANR error fixed
09 Nov 2017 ROM 7.10.30 | Android 7.1

Fix Display Blinking/Screen Flicking

23 Oct 2017 ROM 7.10.14 | Android 7.1
Update the security patch to 1001,  Fix rebooting issue HQ-8035, Fix Airtel, Vodafone, BSNL, CDMA EVDO, Idea operator signal UI issue HQ-8159, Update E-lable for India.
18 Oct 2017 ROM 7.9.21 | Android 7.1

Fix the issue of slow motion not working during taking video, Modify the client ID, Pre-install the Mi.com and Xiaomi BBS, Fixed FT-IN-D2A-APN for Vodafone operator is not correct, September 2017 security patch, Fix the slow fingerprint unlock speed issue

Xiaomi Mi A1 Android Pie update

  • Mi A1 is Android 9 update eligible
  • Beta update available

As pointed out, the Mi A1 is one of the few non-Google devices that are guaranteed to receive regular updates and this will be happening for quite some time. For instance, the Mi A1 is guaranteed to receive Android Pie and thereafter get monthly security updates for at least another year.

A beta version of Pie is already available to download, although the stable version may arrive in early 2019.

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Update [November 12, 2018]: Xiaomi has now released the November security patch for the Mi A1. It comes as software version V9.6.8.0.ODHMIFE (9.6.8 in short) but besides the latest security fix, nothing else is known about the update that is sized 66MB.


Update [October 22, 2018]: A huge update is rolling out to the Xiaomi Mi A1 with October 2018 security patch. The update’s size of a little over 1GB makes us feel its more than just a monthly security patch. In short, expect plenty of optimizations and improvements under the hood.


Also Read: Xiaomi Mi A1 Oreo problems and solutions

As always, if you have any questions, feel free to shoot them down in the comments box.

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