January 23, 2019: Xiaomi released the first Android 9 Pie stable update for the Mi A1 in December 2018 and today, a new update to ROM 10.0.4 is now rolling out with a new Android security patch, bug fixes and performance optimizations based on issues discovered in the initial rollout.
The OTA is already rolling out as of this writing, but you can also grab the download file from the table below and do a manual installation.
December 23, 2018: Xiaomi released the first Android 9 Pie beat to the Mi A1 in early December 2018 and about three weeks later, the stable version has now been released. The update, as usual, is targeting a few early adopters who were in the beta program before spreading the love to more users of the handset.
The Pie update is arriving as ROM 10.0.3 and includes a new Android security patch for the month of December 2018. We have the download link in the table below, at least for those who can’t wait for the OTA to arrive in the coming days or week for that matter.
Original article below:
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|
|20 Jan 2019||10.0.4 | Android 9||Second stable release of Android 9 Pie update; stable release of Android Pie update for the Mi A1, improves the 10.0.3 update|
|20 Dec 2018||10.0.3 | Android 9||First stable release of Android 9 Pie update; brings you new features like Digital Wellbeing, Adaptive Battery, Adaptive Brightness, new Material Design, redesigned App Switcher, Gesture Navigation, etc.|
|12 Nov 2018||9.6.8 | Android 8.1||November security fix, sized 66MB|
|22 Oct 2018||9.6.7 | Android 8.1||October 2018 security update, fixes lag issues, and more|
|17 July 2018||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||9.6.3 | Android 8.1||Installs Android 8.1 Oreo stable and June 2018 security patch (halted)|
|30 Apr 2018||8.4.28 (beta) | Android 8.1||Installs Android 8.1 Oreo beta and May 2018 security patch|
|24 Apr 2018||9.5.10 | Android 8.0||April 2018 security patch|
|04 Apr 2018||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 V188.8.131.52.ODHMIFA”
|22 Mar 2018||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||8.1.10 | Android 8.0||
Installs Android 8.0 Oreo, and more
|28 Dec 2017||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||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||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||7.10.30 | Android 7.1||
Fix Display Blinking/Screen Flicking
|23 Oct 2017||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-label for India.
|18 Oct 2017||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
- Android 9 Pie is available globally
Xiaomi started testing Android 9 Pie on the Mi A1 in early December 2018 and just before Christmas, the stable version started rolling out to beta testers, with the rest joining the party towards the end of the year.
As always, if you have any questions, feel free to shoot them down in the comments box.