Download/Install Xiaomi Mi A1 8.2.6 Oreo Beta Firmware (OPR1.170623.026.8.2.6): Xiaomi has been quite aggressive when it comes to releasing Android 8.0 Oreo update for its premium smartphones. Xiaomi and other budget smartphone manufacturers have this bad reputation that they do not provide updates to their smartphone users as often as other popular smartphones brands do. Android 8.0 Oreo Beta 8.2.6 for Xiaomi Mi A1 is available for download.
Xiaomi has started releasing the stable Oreo update but it is continuously updating its Oreo beta because of new bugs reported and they are adding subtle features most of the time. The Oreo OPR1.170623.026.8.2.6 is the stable version released for February and it includes the security patch for Xiaomi Mi A1 only.The update has been rolled out via OTA for selective smartphones of Xiaomi Mi A1 and in case you have not received it yet, you can download the firmware manually and install it.
The following is a step by step guide on how to install the firmware after downloading. You can experience various new features that Oreo has to offer in case you have not taken any update yet. But first, you should check whether you have received the OTA update or not. For that, go to Settings> About Phone> Software Updates. If not yet received, go the following method to install it manually.
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- Take a full backup of your device data as everything will be wiped out.
- The battery charge should at least be 60% to prevent accidental shutdown.
- Your Xiaomi Mi A1 must have the bootloader unlocked.
- Your computer must have ADB and Fastboot installed.
This method is for Xiaomi Mi A1 only. If you perform any of the following steps wrong, your device may get bricked. We will not be responsible for any damage that occurs to your device. So, proceed at your own risk.
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Steps To Install Xiaomi Mi A1 8.2.6 Oreo Beta Firmware (OPR1.170623.026.8.2.6)
Step 1. Download the firmware and extract MiA1-Tool-Flasher-Oreo.7z tool.
Step 2. Reboot your Xiaomi Mi A1 into fastboot mode by holding Power and Volume Up buttons together.
Step 3. Connect the phone to your computer and execute Rom-Flasher.bat file.
Step 4. You will get three options on your screen. You can select any option but it is better to go with Option 2 which is “Clean install, without relocking bootloader”.
Wait for some time with for wiping and flashing Oreo ROM and then disconnect the phone from your computer. Give your phone a reboot normally and start enjoying Oreo ROM.