New Android 8.1 Oreo Update with July Security Patches Available for Xiaomi Mi A1

On 29th June, Xiaomi had rolled out Android 8.1 Oreo update for its popular Mi A1 smartphone and pulled it back immediately because of some serious reports of a critical bug that can reportedly wipe the SMS history. Now the company has started rolling out a new Android 8.1 Oreo update with July 2018 Security patches. Those who have already on Android 8.1 will receive the update with file size about 467.3 MB and those who are on Android 8.0 will receive the larger 1.1GB update. Being an Android One device, it still doesn’t support Project Treble.

Mi A1 Android 8.1 Update July 2018
Build number – OPM1.171019.026.V9.6.4.0.ODHMIFE

As its a staged rollout, might take a few days to hit your device. Meantime you can also check for the update manually. Go to Settings -> System -> System updates -> Check for updates. Always download the update using WiFi network and update the device with minimum 50% battery. It’s always a good practice to take a full backup of your smartphone before initiating the update. Do let us know your thoughts about the new update in the comments.

Mi A1 Android 8.1 Update Changelog (Unofficial)
  • Revamped Power menu
  • New Settings menu
  • Gestures moved to System settings
  • Updated Launcher3
  • Bluetooth battery levels
  • Dark/Light System UI theme based on the wallpaper
  • Semi-transparent Quick Settings panel
  • Oreo Easter Egg (Tap on the Android version multiple times)

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