In the last few years, Xiaomi has enjoyed much success because Xiaomi always launched their smartphones with trending specifications at a budget-friendly price. Xiaomi launched the Mi A1 first Android One Smartphone at the budget-friendly price with Android 7.1 Nougat OS and at the time of launch, Xiaomi promised to deliver the Android Oreo update before the end of the year. Now finally, Xiaomi has started Android Oreo beta testing for Xiaomi Mi A1.
If you want to update your Xiaomi Mi A1 device to Android 8.0 Oreo beta update without losing any data then we have good news for you. XDA member ur0 has developed the UpdateEngine Interface Tool. This tool helps installing OTA (over-the-air) update files that haven’t been assigned to a particular device. This is similar that how the Xiaomi Updater app works to deliver updates. The UpdateEngine Interface tool directly communicates with update_engine binary and installs the block-based updates.
By following this step by step guide, you can easily update your Xiaomi Mi A1 to Android 8.0 Oreo official beta firmware. This latest update is about 1.1GB in size and comes with all the Oreo features like Audio API for Pro Audio, Picture-in-Picture (PIP) mode, Snoozing individual notification, Background limits, Adaptive icons, Keyboard navigation and much more. It’s a good idea to keep updated your Android devices to the latest official stock firmware which is released by Xiaomi. If you want to install Android 8.0 Oreo beta official firmware on your Xiaomi Mi A1 without losing any data then go ahead and follow the given steps.
This guide containing the Android 8.0 Oreo beta official update is working with the Xiaomi Mi A1 device only. Do not try to install this firmware on any other device or incorrect variant. We recommend you to check the model number of your device first.
- Create a proper backup of all your existing data and settings on the phone before moving to the installation guide using a recommended custom recovery.
- Enable USB Debugging Mode on the Xiaomi Mi A1 by navigating to Settings > Developer Options.
- Verify that you’ve correctly installed the Xiaomi Mi A1 USB Drivers on the PC.
- Make sure that the battery level of the device is above 80% before going ahead.
Steps to Install Android 8.0 Oreo beta Official Update on Xiaomi Mi A1:
1: – First, download the UpdateEngine module from above link and transfer to your device internal storage.
2: – Install Magisk on Mi A1.
3: – Open Magisk Manager app and Pull the side menu drawer and head over to Modules.
4: – Tap on the floating + button at the bottom and select the downloaded UpdateEngine_1.2.zip. To select the module, you will have to long press on it instead of simply tapping it.
5: – When you long press, you will notice the option to OPEN in the top-right corner. Tap on it to start installing the module.
6: – Reboot your device after the module installation.
7: – Now, Open the UpdateEngine app and press start button.
8: – Wait until UpdateEngine app downloads the update and installs on your device.
9: – Once that is complete, simply reboot your device.
Done! You have successfully installed the Android 8.0 Oreo beta Update on Xiaomi Mi A1.
XDA member ur0 advice the FlashFire users to uninstall the application and reboot the device before installing this UpdateEngine Interface tool.