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Xiaomi Mi A1 gets Android 8.1 Oreo update alongside July security update

Xiaomi Mi A1 gets Android 8.1 Oreo update alongside July security update
  • PublishedJuly 17, 2018

Xiaomi has started to push the Android 8.1 Oreo update for the Mi A1 smartphone running Android One platform. The significance of the latest update is that it comes with July security patch with bug fixes and improvements. With build number OPM1.171019.026.V9.6.4.0.ODHMIFE, the Android 8.1 Oreo update measures 467MB and has been rolled out via OTA.

Xiaomi had rolled out the update a few days back but was halted due to a bug that erased all SMS messages from the smartphone. The users complained that they are unable to view the SMS messages after the installation of the update. her latest update has fixed the problem ad also embedded July security patch.

Before proceeding to install the update, you need to reserve the storage space and establish connectivity with Wi-Fi. You should also charge the device up to 100 percent because the capacity of the installer is large.

The official software update page states that the update brings in significant performance improvements and enhancements. Moreover, the update improves the stability of your device paired with performance optimization. The page also reveals ta downloading updates over a mobile network will incur additional charges. Hence, you should download update only via Wi-Fi if you don’t have a powerful 4G network like Reliance Jio.

The update is being rolled out in a phased manner and it will take a few days for the new software its to hit your smartphone. Alternatively, you can manually verify the presence of the update by tapping Settings menu.

Written By
Anand Narayanaswamy

Anand Narayanaswamy is the founder of Android Rules and is an active blogger and social media influencer. Anand had contributed several articles for various publishers across the world. He is also an active contributor to a popular India-based technology magazine. He also works as a social media influencer for various popular brands. Anand can be reached at netans@gmail.com

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