Xiaomi Mi A1 Started Receiving January 2018 Security Patch Update; Brings Back Fingerprint Swipe Gestures

Xiaomi is now rolling out a new software update to its Android One smartphone, the Xiaomi Mi A1. The update brings the January 2018 security patches and weighs 89MB in size. To receive this update, you must be on the Android 8.0 Oreo update which was rolled out a couple of weeks ago. Also, with this update, the company brought back the ‘Fingerprint Swipe Gestures,’ which was removed in the Oreo update with version 7.12.29.

This new 89MB update takes the device to version number 8.1.10. The entire installation process took over just five minutes. Once the update gets downloaded on the device, it will install in the background itself, after that it will ask you to restart the smartphone, which will reflect the changes.

It’s unknown whether Xiaomi is rolling out the update to every Mi A1 user with Android 8.0 Oreo or whether its a phased rollout. However, when I checked update on my review unit, it did not show up. But on the other Mi A1 unit, the update showed immediately. So maybe the update is rolling out in batches. To check the update manually, head to the Settings app and go to System Updates section.

Sriyansa Mohanty
Sriyansa Mohanty
Student and a Blogger from India.

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