Xiaomi Mi A2 Pie update and more: A new Android 9 OTA rolling out as version 10.0.2

Xiaomi Mi A2 smartphone

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

Date Software version Download link Changelog
14 Dec 2018 10.0.2 | Android 9 Pie OTA update Bug fixes and performance improvements. The full version is V10.0.2.0.PDIMIFJ
15 Nov 2018 10.0.1 | Android 9 Pie OTA update Brings Android 9 Pie upgrade to the device
09 Nov 2018 9.6.17 (beta) | Android 8.1 OTA update The full version is V9.6.17.0.ODIMIFE; comes with November security fix
02 Nov 2018 9.6.16 (stable) | Android 8.1 OTA update | Fastboot update November 2018 security fix; released as beta on 02 Nov, available to the public from 06 November
20 Oct 2018 9.6.15 (stable) | Android 8.1 OTA update October 2018 security patch; bug fixes and performance improvements
15 Oct 2018 9.6.14 (stable) | Android 8.1 OTA update | Fastboot update Bug fixes and security enhancements
20 Sep 2018 ROM 8.9.20 (beta) | Android 8.1 OTA update Bug fixes and performance improvements
21 Sep 2018 9.6.13 (stable) | Android 8.1 OTA update | Fastboot update September 2018 security patch
02 Aug 2018 9.6.10 (stable) | Android 8.1 OTA update | Fastboot update August 2018 security patch
31 July 2018 9.6.9 (stable) | Android 8.1 Fastboot update NA
27 July 2018 9.6.5 (stable) | Android 8.1 OTA update NA
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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.
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  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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