This post was last updated on October 24th, 2019 at 01:40 pm
The latest Android Pie for Mi A1, is available to download and install via custom ROMs like Lineage OS 16. This is a step-by-step guide on how to install Android Pie on Mi A1.
– This Android Pie update for Mi A1 is through custom ROM such as Lineage OS 16.
Android 9 Pie Custom ROMs available for Mi A1:
Following Custom ROMs available for Mi A1 based on Android 9 Pie:
Mi A1 Android 9 Pie ROM list
|AOSP Android 9 ROM||AOSP Android Pie for Mi A1|
|Lineage OS 16 Android 9 ROM||LineageOS 16 for Mi A1|
Required Downloads and Links before you Update Android 9 Pie on Mi A1:
OPTIONAL INSTALLATIONS FOR Mi A1 ANDROID PIE ROM:
Root binary is NOT inbuilt in any custom ROM. So you may need install a SuperSU or Magisk ROOT zip file.
– SuperSU rooting guide to enable ROOT access.
How to Install/Update Android 9 Pie on Mi A1:
- Download the TWRP recovery for Mi A1 from the downloads list.
- Install TWRP Recovery on Mi A1 using fastboot.– To install the TWRP recovery on the phone needs to have an unlock bootloader on Mi A1
- Enter into TWRP recovery mode and Wipe data partition, Cache partition, System partition and clean Dalvik cache.– Here is a step-by-step guide on how to wipe data using TWRP recovery– Don’t wipe or format Internal memory here. If you do, you will lose all your phone data.
– To be on safe side, backup all data on your Android Phone before wiping anything.
- Then, download one of the Android Pie ROMs available for Mi A1 and copy the file to your phone using TWRP MTP mode or sideload.– Each link provided in this guide has their own step-by-step installation guide.
- Install ROM zip using TWRP recovery.
- Download Android 9 MindTheGApps (recommended for LineageOS 16 ROM), copy that to your phone and then Install Android Pie GApps using TWRP– Well, this step is an optional but if you don’t do you will not be able to install any applications on your Android Pie ROM.
– The GApps package provides basic Google Play Services, Play Store application and other Google Applications.
- Reboot your phone and enjoy Android Pie on Mi A1.
- Optionally, if you want ROOT on the Android Pie ROM, then restart your phone into TWRP recovery mode and install SuperSU to enable ROOT.– This step is not necessary to run Android Pie smoothly but if you want ROOT on the Android Pie ROM then you need to follow this step.