Download Xiaomi Mi A1 9.6.3.0 Oreo Update (Android 8.1 Oreo)

Download Xiaomi Mi A1 9.6.3.0 Oreo Update

Xiaomi has finally released Android 8.1 Oreo for the Mi A1. You can now download Xiaomi Mi A1 9.6.3.0 Oreo update with June 2018 security patches. Follow the instructions below to install the TWRP flashable ZIP or Fastboot ROM right now.

The phone, also the first one from Xiaomi to be based on the Android One program has always received constant software updates every month. The first Oreo firmware was available for the device during late December, in 2017. And now, after months of rumors and patience, users can now install Android 8.1 Oreo on Xiaomi Mi A1. The new update carries June 2018 Android security patch and is now rolling out over-the-air. But like any other software upgrade, it will be reaching out to the devices gradually. If you’re keen on upgrading your phone right now, then we are here to help. The tutorial below will help you download and install Xiaomi Mi A1 9.6.3.0 Oreo update right now.

Download Xiaomi Mi A1 9.6.3.0 Oreo Update

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Guide to Install Xiaomi Mi Android 8.1 Oreo Update

A few days ago, we saw the Mi A1 9.6.2.0 update, but that was the beta firmware and may not have suited an average user. Today, the users can finally install Android 8.1 Oreo on Xiaomi Mi A1 using the stable firmware. The new build is labeled OPM1.171019.019.V9.6.3.0.ODHMIFE and brings June 2018 Security Patch. The OTA weighs 1.1 GB, 1157.5 MB to be precise.

Update (1 July 2018): The update was pulled back due to some major bugs. More information here. The bug fix release should be live in the coming time and we shall update this post with the corresponding links and instructions.

Other than that, the OTA notification doesn’t mention any major changes, officially. However, since the update is based on Android 8.1 Oreo, you shall see several visual changes and internal performance upgrades, along with bug fixes. We have managed to gather almost all the visible major changes that can expect from this new firmware, all of which are listed below.

  • Revamped power menu with a tinted background color
  • Automatic Dark Theme according to the wallpaper’s color
  • Upgraded Launcher3 (stock launcher)
  • WiFi speed labels
  • Battery indicator for connected Bluetooth devices such as a portable speaker
  • Improved smart text selections
  • Better audio quality
  • And several other Android 8.1 Oreo features
Xiaomi Mi A1 9.6.3.0 Oreo Update - OTA Screenshot
Screenshot credits: MIUI

The new update doesn’t bring Project Treble support for Xiaomi Mi A1, as previously speculated. Also, there’s still no camer2 API support present yet. Which means, you will still need to go through unofficial ways to enable it.

Thanks to XDA Senior Member Displax, you can now download Xiaomi Mi A1 9.6.3.0 Oreo update based on Android 8.1 Oreo. You can either install the flashable ZIP using TWRP or use the Mi Flash tool to install the fastboot image.

Prerequisites

Download Xiaomi Mi A1 9.6.3.0 Oreo Update

Update: Unofficial TWRP and Fastboot links have been removed by the uploader since the official Fastboot Image is now available. So, download the Xiaomi Mi A1 9.6.3.0 Fastboot image and install it using the Mi Flash tool.

Instructions to Install Xiaomi Mi A1 9.6.3.0 Oreo Update

As always, there are two different methods to install Android 8.1 Oreo on Xiaomi Mi A1. Method 1 will help you install the flashable ZIP using TWRP. Or, you can use Method 2 to flash the fastboot image.

Method 1: Using TWRP Recovery

  1. Download Xiaomi Mi A1 9.6.3.0 Oreo TWRP Flashable ZIP.
  2. Connect the phone to the PC using the USB cable and transfer the ZIP file to the phone’s storage.
  3. Disconnect the phone and power it off.
  4. Press the Volume Up and Power button simultaneously to enter TWRP recovery.
  5. Tap on the ‘Install’ button.
  6. Navigate the internal storage and select the flashable ZIP file.
    Install Xiaomi Mi A1 9.6.3.0 Oreo Update using TWRP Recovery
  7. Finally, swipe the button on the screen to install Xiaomi Mi A1 9.6.3.0 Oreo update.
  8. When the flashing process is finished, hit ‘Reboot System’

Method 2: Using Mi Flash Tool

  1. Download Xiaomi Mi A1 9.6.3.0 Oreo Fastboot image.
  2. Power off the device.
  3. Press the Volume Down and Power button simultaneously to enter Fastboot mode.
    Install Xiaomi Mi A1 9.6.3.0 Oreo Update using Mi Flash Tool
  4. Connect the phone to the PC using the USB cable.
  5. Finally, follow our tutorial on how to install Fastboot ROM using Mi Flash tool.
  6. When finished, the phone will reboot automatically.

When the phone boots, it shall be running the latest stable 9.6.3.0 firmware with June 2018 Android security patch. Overall, the system should now be more fluent with performance and battery life. After a lot of patience, users can finally install Android 8.1 Oreo on Xiaomi Mi A1 and enjoy all the latest features. The update might have arrived pretty late, at the end of the month of July, but was still worth the wait since it arrived with a major Android version bump.

So, you have finally been able to download and install Xiaomi Mi A1 9.6.3.0 Oreo update. If you have any queries regarding the process, please leave a comment below to let us know.

Source: XDA-Developers

Comments

  1. Any ideas on what to do if while flashing it got to 5% then error – now phone does not reaspond AT ALL

    1. Hi. Which method did you use? And please share the exact filename of the firmware you used.

  2. Hola, tengo TWRP + Magisk + GCam + Franco Kernel, puedo asi actualizar mediante TWRP sin perder nada de lo mencionado anteriormente?

    1. Yes, you can update. Though, you will need to flash TWRP, Magisk and Franco Kernel again before the first boot after flashing the ROM.

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