Get Android 8.0 Oreo Update on Mi A1 without loosing your data!

Published by Shubham Mapari on

Mi A1 was a great budget device launched by Xiaomi this year. With specifications such as a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 system-on-chip, a 5.5-inch Full HD IPS display, 4GB of RAM paired, 64GB of storage, dual 12MP rear cameras, a 3080mAh battery, and nearly stock Android 7.1 Nougat, the device struck the right balance between specifications and pricing.  

Despite Despite the lack of kernel sources for the phone, the Mi A1 has received a semi-functional port of LineageOS. At launch, Xiaomi promised that the Oreo update for the phone would be released before the end of the year, and recently started recruiting beta testers. But users who didn’t enroll in the beta program or whose applications were denied by Xiaomi couldn’t get the beta update. 

XDA Member ur0 recently published UpdateEngine Interface, a tool that installs over-the-air update files that haven’t been assigned to a particular device. According to ur0, the tool communicates with Android’s update_engine binary and flashes block-based updates in a way that mimics Xiaomi’s updater tool, ensuring that user data’s preserved and that the device’s system partition signature doesn’t change. Simply put, UpdateEngine UI allows you to install Oreo without using a TWRP backup from another user else or lose data. 

Here’s the installation process for the Android Oreo update:
  1. Install Magisk

  2. Install the attached Magisk module and reboot

  3. Open the newly installed UpdateEngine app and press start

  4. Wait for the installation to complete and restart your device to boot into Android 8.0.

Source: XDA 

Categories: Android Smartphones

Shubham Mapari

A huge tech enthusiast and a passionate geek. Loves to play with Android. Astronomy is my first love then comes tech & programming!

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