Update Xiaomi Mi A1 to Android Oreo Beta Without Losing Data

Xiaomi Mi A1 is the Xiaomi‘s first Android One Smartphone at the budget-friendly price. Xiaomi is well known to bring trending specifications at a budget-friendly price, Mi A1 includes Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chip, 5.5-inch Full HD IPS display, 4 Gigs of RAM, 64GB of internal storage,12MP dual rear cameras, it is powered by 3080mAh battery, and stock Android 7.1 Nougat out of the box. You have a look at our Mi A1 Giveaway here.

The Xiaomi Mi A1 has very fewer kernel sources, it also received the semi-functional port of LineageOS. At the launch of Xiaomi Mi A1, the Xiaomi company promised that this device will receive the Android Oreo update by the end of this year (2017), recently xiaomi started Beta testing of Android Oreo for Xiaomi Mi A1, recruiting members for that. But many of the users didn’t apply for the beta program and some users whose applications got rejected.

We have good new news for Mi A1 users who wanted to update their device to Android Oreo without losing any data. Recently XDA member ur0 has published the UpdateEngine Interface; it is a tool that installs over-the-air (OTA) update files which haven’t assigned to the particular device. As said by XDA member ur0, UpdateEngine Interface tool directly communicates with update_engine binary and installs the block-based updates in such a way that it mimics Xiaomi’s updater tool, ensuring that the partition signature doesn’t change and the user data is preserved.


Download UpdateEngine Interface tool

Steps to Install UpdateEngine on Xiaomi Mi A1

  1. First, Install Magisk on Mi A1
  2. Download the UpdateEngine module and transfer to your device internal storage.
  3. Open the Magisk app and install the UpdateEngine Magisk module and reboot your device
  4. Now, Open the UpdateEngine app and press start button.
  5. Wait until UpdateEngine app download the update and installs on your device
  6. Restart your Mi A1 to boot into Android 8.0 Oreo.
  7. Done!

XDA member ur0 advice the FlashFire users to uninstall the application and reboot the device before installing this UpdateEngine Interface tool.

Source – XDA

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