Update Xiaomi Mi A1 to Android 8.1 Oreo via AOSPExtended

Update Xiaomi Mi A1 to Android 8.1 Oreo via AospExtended ROM V5.3 [OMS/DUI] (codename: tissot): Have you ever rooted your device and installed a custom ROM?  If not, then you are certainly missing out on a lot of amazing features that can be used on any Android smartphone. Rooting your smartphone makes it 10 times more powerful than the same unrooted device. It gives you an abundance of features to tinker with the settings, optimize battery, and most importantly install custom ROMs. Installing a custom ROM makes your device a whole new powerful smartphone which is much more efficient, capable, and flexible. Today, in this post, we are going to share all about AOSPExtended custom ROM and how it can easily be installed on your Xiaomi Mi A1. This update of custom ROM is based on the source code of Android 8.1 Oreo and it comes with all the features of Oreo firmware as well as a lot of other additional features.

Xiaomi is a huge brand which has released some amazing devices time after time. Its Xiaomi Mi A1 comes with a 5.5-inch LTPS IPS LCD Capacitive display screen with full HD resolution of 1920x1080p, a Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625 Octa-Core 2.0GHz Cortex-A53 processor, Adreno 506 GPU, 4 GB RAM, 64 GB ROM storage capacity, and a non-removable 3080mAh Li-Ion battery. It comes with Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box (upgradable to Android 8.0 Oreo), and its other features include a dual 12.0 MP primary camera, a 5.0 MP secondary camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS, GLONASS, fingerprint scanner, and more.

If you are a Xiaomi Mi A1 user who is looking to install AOSPExtended Oreo ROM, then this post will be very helpful for you. In this post, we will be giving you detailed information regarding custom ROMs and their benefits. We will also be sharing with you a step-by-step guide to help you install this custom ROM easily.

Android is the most used and popular mobile operating system in the world. There are more thousands and thousands of manufacturers which are making Android devices. The popularity of Android OS is because of the freedom of customization it offers. Unlike iOS, everything on an Android device (software related) can easily be modified to match users taste.

Full Custom ROMs List > Xiaomi Mi A1 Custom ROMs Collection | Android Nougat and Oreo

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What is Custom ROMs On Android?

Custom ROMs are based on Official Android source codes which are customized or developed by developers or a community of developers. Custom ROMs come with loads of extra customizations which makes them unique and popular among the android lovers. Remember, Custom ROMs are not provided by Google or other mobile vendors but are developed and maintained by the community and its contributors.

Some example: Lineage OS (Previously known as CyanogenMod), Paranoid Android etc.

Benefits Of Custom ROMs

1) Vanilla Android (Pixel Style)

Most Of the AOSP Based Custom ROMs are bloatware free and have very close to the stock look and feel which makes them super snappy. These ROMs are very optimized for battery and performance.

2) Root Access

Most of the Custom ROMs are pre-rooted. The process of gaining full admin control of the Android device is called Rooting On Android. It’s similar to running programs as administrators in Windows.

After rooting your device you can install different MODs, kernel, ROMs on your device. You can install latest Android updates (like the Android 8.0 Oreo) On old device by installing third-party ROMs like EXTENDED or 15.You can overclock the CPU and GPU of your device to get the best performance. You can hibernate any app you want. You can underclock the CPU to get better battery life.

For more information about Android rooting, check out our detailed post here > What Is Rooting Android Phone? Advantages And Disadvantages
3) Regular Updates

Most of the Android smartphone manufacturer provides 2-year software support and after that, the devices won’t get any official update. In that case, users have to fully depend on Custom ROMs to test the latest Android on their devices.

Most of the developers of the Custom ROMs provide a 4)regular update which is one of the best things about Custom ROMs.

4) Customization

Android is famous for Customization and Custom ROMs take this to another level. Unlike Stock vanilla android Custom ROMs come with various customization options. We are sharing few of them below

  • Users can enable or disable navigation bar
  • Users can customize navigation bar and Status bar icons
  • Some Custom ROMs come with different MODs
  • Some Custom ROMs come with Custom Kernels which allow users to Overclock or underclock the CPU and GPU.
  • Some Custom ROMs come with support for Third party themes
5) Battery and Performance

Most Of the Custom ROMs are very close to stock vanilla android in look. The Custom ROMs are very optimized which results in better battery life and smooth performance.

 

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Pre-Requirements

  • Make sure the bootloader on your device is unlocked and your device is rooted and you have a custom recovery installed.
  • Make sure your device has more than 50% battery.
  • Make sure you have taken a backup of your important data. Now proceed To Install EXTENDED On Xiaomi Mi A1.

Disclaimer

RootMyGalaxy.net is not responsible for any damage happened to your device(s) while following this guide, proceed at your own risk.

Download AOSPExtended For Xiaomi Mi A1

Steps To Install AOSPExtended On Xiaomi Mi A1 | Android 8.1 Oreo Update

Update Xiaomi Mi A1 to Android 8.1 Oreo via AOSPExtended

  • Make sure your device is rooted and have the latest TWRP recovery installed. (Check the Pre-Requirement Section Above)
  • First, download the files from the above link.
  • Now transfer the downloaded files to the internal storage of your device.
  • Now reboot to the TWRP recovery by holding your Armor and volume down buttons together for a few seconds.
  • Take a backup by selecting the option from the home screen and then your data and cache from the recovery menu.
  • Now select install and then browse for the downloaded ROM file and then select it.Next flash the Gapps file and then Magisk (optional).
  • Once the flashing process is completed, reboot your phone and you will be booted into the latest Android

If you have any doubts regarding this article, feel free to comment below.

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