Users are advised to take backups of SMS history at their Xiaomi Mi A1 before updating. The file size of Android 8.1 seems to be around 1.2 GB.
Xiaomi Mi A1
Xiaomi Mi A1 finally updated on Android 8.1 update Oreo; Wipes SMS messages on known bugs installed.
Xiaomi Mi A1, one of the Chinese phone maker and the only Android One-based smartphone, has finally started receiving its Android 8.1 Oreo software update, and it includes the Android security patch in June. While launching the update over-out-air (OTA), users can also flash the Fastboot ROM. Although significantly, the update is being launched with a known bug at the moment, which will delete the phone's SMS history. However, users can avoid the problem easily by using third party SMS backup applications. The update file size is around 1.2 GB.
This update has already been launched in India and Philippines, as a few users of these countries. To be recalled, Xiaomi Mi A1 was launched with Android 7.1 Naogat in September 2017, in January this year, with the phone receiving updates from 8.0. Part of Google's Android One program, the Xiaomi Mi A1 launch is sure to get major Android updates for up to two years. This smartphone can expect to get the upcoming Android P update soon after this stable release next year.
As we have noted, the Android 8.1 update for Xiaomi Mi A1 will now delete the history of your SMS message, some companies accept the announcement post through a regulator. Users are reporting problems on Twitter and MIUI forums and the message will appear when the message app is inserted for the first time after the update. There is currently no fix for bugs from Xiaomi, a trustworthy SMS backup and recovery app beyond the restoration after thoroughly wrapping and erasing can be found here. We have reached for a comment and will update the story accordingly. So, we'd advise caution before pressing the update button.
Emphasis on updates to the changelog, Miyam A1 comes with the latest security patches in June and a new Power Menu layout. With the update, when the display opens a power menu, the display / system UI theme adapts the wallpaper color, the audio quality is better and the launcher gets an update to download and install OTA, go to Settings> About phone> System updates. You will get updates automatically; If not, click Update Checks. However, since no updates are available, users can update their Google Play Services Framework v12.2.09 or higher, from here. You can optionally download Fastboot ROM with a file size of about 1.2GB, but completely wipes smartphones - will need a backup. This ROM will need an unlock bootloader.