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Xiaomi Mi A2 update: Android 9 Pie version 10.0.5 released; November patch rolling out

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November 13, 2019: Chinese smartphone giant, Xiaomi, has started rolling out an update for its budget offering Mi A2. The OTA introduces the November 2019 security patch. The package weighs in at 94MB.

March 26, 2019: A new software update is available for the Mi A2 users. Coming in as version 10.0.5, this is a stable version of Android Pie for Mi A2 users that is rolling out for the public (as against the limited nature of previous Pie updates). Interestingly, some users are reporting having received version 10.0.4 that includes February 2019 security patches.

Xiaomi Mi A2 update

January 22, 2019: Reports coming in claim Xiaomi has a new update for the Mi A2 that installs ROM 10.0.3, up from the previous version 10.0.2. Xiaomi has yet to update its database with the download file for this update, meaning the best you can do is wait for the OTA notification to arrive.

Also, we don’t know much about the changelog, but as usual, we expect bug fixes and optimizations to be on the list. Do let us know in your comments at the end of this post if your Mi A2 already got this update alongside some of the noticeable changes it brings.


Original article below:

One of the strong points of Xiaomi Mi A2 is the promise of quick updates under Google’s Android One program. Be it major updates like Android Pie or monthly security updates, you shall have them in a timely fashion on the Mi A2. Undoubtedly, Xiaomi Mi A2 is an incredible device — so much that we even crowned it one of the best overall in the $400 (INR 27,000 approx.) range.

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

Mi A2 software update timeline

DateSoftware versionDownload linkChangelog
13 Nov 2019NANANovember 2019 security patch
19 Mar 201910.0.5 | Android 9OTA update| Fastboot updateBug fixes and optimizations, stable Pie update for all the users | Full version is V10.0.5.0.PDIMIXM
03 Mar 201910.0.4 | Android 9OTA updateFebruary 2019 security patch
22 Jan 201910.0.3 | Android 9OTA availableBug fixes and optimizations (limited rollout)
14 Dec 201810.0.2 | Android 9OTA update | Fastboot updateBug fixes and performance improvements on original Android Pie update; you can download and install it manually using fastboot RO; the full version is of this second Android 9 update is V10.0.2.0.PDIMIFJ (limited rollout)
15 Nov 201810.0.1 | Android 9OTA updateBrings Android 9 Pie upgrade to the device
09 Nov 20189.6.17 (beta) | Android 8.1OTA update | Fastboot updateThe full version is V9.6.17.0.ODIMIFE; comes with November security fix
02 Nov 20189.6.16 (stable) | Android 8.1OTA update | Fastboot updateNovember 2018 security fix; released as beta on 02 Nov, available to the public from 06 November
20 Oct 20189.6.15 (stable) | Android 8.1OTA updateOctober 2018 security patch; bug fixes and performance improvements
15 Oct 20189.6.14 (stable) | Android 8.1OTA update | Fastboot updateBug fixes and security enhancements
20 Sep 2018ROM 8.9.20 (beta) | Android 8.1OTA updateBug fixes and performance improvements
21 Sep 20189.6.13 (stable) | Android 8.1OTA update | Fastboot updateSeptember 2018 security patch
02 Aug 20189.6.10 (stable) | Android 8.1OTA update | Fastboot updateAugust 2018 security patch
31 July 20189.6.9 (stable) | Android 8.1Fastboot updateNA
27 July 20189.6.5 (stable) | Android 8.1OTA updateNA

Mi A2 Android Pie update

Mi A2 Android Pie release date

  • Released in India
  • Available for download (see link in the table above)

Update [November 10, 2018]: The Android Pie update for Xiaomi Mi A2 has begun rolling out now. The update is available as version 10 (10.0.1) but only in beta right now, thus available only for a few selected users. Available for the public from November 15.

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How to install the Xiaomi Mi A2 Android Pie OTA update manually

  1. Make sure you have unlocked the bootloader of your Mi A2.
  2. Download this zip file that contains the image files of the Android Pie OTA update version 10.0.1 (its payload.bin file). Extract the zip file into a separate folder on your PC.
  3. Download the OTA flasher file from here. Extract its content into a separate folder. Rename this folder to a2-pie-update.
  4. Copy the image files from step 3 to the m2-pie-update folder.
    Mi A2 Android Pie update installation guide
  5. Connect your Mi A2 to PC.
  6. On PC, run the OTAFlasher.bat file by double-clicking on it.
  7. Wait, wait and wait until the long process of the bat file is finished.
  8. When you see Android Pie running on your Mi A2, you can disconnect the device from PC and start playing with Android 9.

If you have any questions, feel free to shoot them in your comments below.

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