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Step-by-Step Guide to Install Android 8.0 Oreo on Xiaomi Smartphones (Mi A1 & Mi 6)

Android Oreo based MIUI 9 ROM Update is here!

This took less time than expected! Xiaomi is rolling out a new version of MIUI 9 Built on Android 8.0 Oreo for their major releases this year.

The update comes with super cool features and loads of under the hood changes offering you better user experience. The new update reportedly resolves the Bluetooth battery drain, random reboots, and other issues! What more is that it has offered the Xiaomi Mi A1 with Fast charging capabilities. To update via the OTA update, users need to wait for a notification patiently. But here we are with few steps to have an early taste of the Android Oreo via the Stable MIUI 9 Global ROM Update!


  • Make sure your battery is at around 70 to 80 percent as a minimum.
  • Back up your data.(Usually not an issue on OTA Updates, but mandatory for Recovery or Fastboot Method)
  • Wipe cache and factory reset. This can avoid battery drain and performance issues(Not Mandatory)

Things to Know Before Update

  • If you are using MIUI V5 / MIUI 6 / MIUI 7 / MIUI 8 official stable ROM, then please upgrade to MIUI 9 via the fastboot method.
  • Already on MIUI 8 Global Beta ROM? Then you can directly use the “Updater” and check for updates.
  • Further, for the recovery method, your Device needs to have unlocked the bootloader.

Guide to install Oreo update – Global Beta ROM for MIUI 9 (via Recovery Method)

STEP 1: Download the required Nougat-based MIUI 9 Global Beta Recovery ROM to your device and place it in internal storage.
STEP 2: Now open the Updater app and click on the menu in the top right corner, then Choose Update Package.
STEP 3: Further Browse to your downloaded ROM zip file and hit update. Wait for the process to complete.
STEP 4: Once the process is done, you will reboot with MIUI 9. Further, you will get the OTA notification for the Android Oreo-based MIUI 9 Global Beta update. Now carry on with the regular OTA process.
STEP 6: Once the OTA update is done. You will have the all-new MIUI 9 Global 8.1 Based Android Oreo!

Recovery File Downloads:

Mi Series:

Xiaomi Mi 6 (32GB)
Xiaomi Mi Max (32GB)
Xiaomi Mi Max Prime (64GB/ 128GB)
Xiaomi Mi 5
Xiaomi Mi 5s
Xiaomi Mi 5s Plus

Redmi Series:

Xiaomi Redmi Y1/ Redmi Note 5A
Redmi Note 4 MTK
Redmi Note 4 Qualcomm/Redmi Note 4X
Redmi 4X

Guide to Get Xiaomi Mi 6 Android 8.0 Update

STEP 1: First, Mi 6 users should move to MIUI 9 Global Beta ROM 7.12.1 if they are on MIUI 9 Global Stable version. You can successfully switch from Stable to Global via the Fastboot method.
STEP 2: Go to the OTA updates after installing MIUI 9 Global Beta on your phone.
STEP 3: You will find the update for Android Oreo.
STEP 4: Once the OTA update is done. You will have the all-new Android on your Mi 6!

Guide to Get Xiaomi Mi A1 Android 8.0 by Simple OTA Update

STEP 1: Wipe cache and factory reset. This can avoid battery drain and performance issues. (Not Mandatory)
STEP 2: Go to settings and Select System Updates.
STEP 3: Tap on Check for updates.
STEP 4: Select the Android Oreo Firmware and update.
STEP 5: Once the OTA update is done. Your phone will reboot automatically.
STEP 6: Now, Enjoy & Experience the all-new Android Oreo on Mi A1!

Tips: After Update, a full charge can give a fresh start to your smartphone with well-optimized battery usage.

List of all the Xiaomi Smartphone to Receive Android 8.0 Oreo Update

Already received the update

  • Mi MIX 2
  • Mi 6
  • Mi A1

Pending Xiaomi smartphones

  • Mi Mix
  • Mi 5S
  • Mi 5S Plus
  • Redmi Note 5A Prime
  • Mi Note 2
  • Mi Note 3
  • Mi 5X
  • Redmi Note 4
  • Redmi Note 5A
  • Redmi 5A
  • Mi Max 2
  • Redmi 4X
  • Redmi 4 Prime

Other smartphones will upgrade to the next update of their current Android version.

Top Features of Android Oreo 8.0

  • Better battery life with Vitals
  • Picture-in-Picture Mode
  • Background Limits
  • Faster Reboot & Boot time
  • Increased Performance
  • 60 new Emojis

Click here, to know more about Android Oreo on Xiaomi Mi A1.
android 8.0 oreo xiaomi

The update to Android Oreo brings plenty of UI tweaks and super cool features! Which has set us excited for the future of Xiaomi Smartphones? Anyways let’s start the year with an O!


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  1. I own Redmi note 3 till today there is no miui 9 update in this year we are struggling in marshmallow what is this mi sendiui 9 update soon please

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