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.
Xiaomi Mi A1 update timeline
|Date||Update download & Android OS||Changelog|
|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 V22.214.171.124.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
- December 2018 release looks likely
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.
Now that the Android 9 OTA update is available for the Mi A2 (on halt at the time of writing), we can expect one for the Mi A1 pretty soon, too. Heck, Xiaomi has even started preparing for the Mi A2 Lite Pie update now.
If a release date is what you want, then let us say that by the end of December 2018, you will have the Android Pie OTA update notification filling up your device’s notification center.
Update [November 12, 2018]: Xiaomi has now released the November security patch for the Mi A1. It comes as software version V126.96.36.199.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
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