The update to Android Pie 9 for Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite is available: find out how to download and install the updated firmware on your smartphone
Android Pie for Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite
Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite was one of the best-selling smartphones on Amazon during the recent Black Friday and it does not surprise me at all: since I bought it, despite the very low selling price, I always thought it was one of the best smartphones Android on the market under every point of view.
And what’s even more interesting about this Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite is that, despite being a low-end device, it receives constant and timely software updates.
To make even more happy the owners of Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite today comes the news of the release of Android 9 Pie for this smartphone.
In fact, for a few hours Xiaomi has started to release the firmware based on the latest version of Android Stock for its low cost device and so, while smartphone owners from 500-800 dollars are still waiting for Android 9, who bought Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite on Amazon during Black Friday at 150 can already download and install the latest version of Android.
Android 9 Beta for Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite
Just a couple of weeks ago the closed Beta Testing program had started to try out Android 9 Pie on this small but powerful smartphone. Evidently, the tests went very well as the firmware release for all users began to run.
Novelty Android 9 Pie on Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite
Obviously the firmware brings with it all the main innovations introduced by Google. Being a practically stock firmware, the differences compared to that of Pixel smartphones (to give an example) are practically nil.
In addition to the November 2018 patches, this update introduces novelties in terms of battery management and energy saving, gesture for navigation within the smartphone and more.
The only relevant and different news from Google’s stock firmware is support for FM radio.
How to download and install Android 9 Pie on Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite now
The firmware is being released globally, so it is not certain that your smartphone will detect it immediately for download and installation.
If you want to immediately download Android 9 Pie for Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite, the first thing to do is:
- connect your phone to a WiFi network
- go to Settings
- check the availability of any updates
If you do NOT detect any updates and you still want to install this new firmware right away, try this alternative way:
- remove the SIM from the phone and connect it to a WiFi network
- Go to Settings> Apps and Notifications> View All> Only System Settings
- clean Data and Cache of these apps
– GOOGLE SERVICES
– GOOGLE APP
– GOOGLE PLAY SERVICES
– COMBINED LOCATION
– LOCATION SERVICES
– GOOGLE BACKUP TRANSFER
- download a VPN from the Play Store ( EXPRESSVPN ) and choose a trial account
- go to the VPN and choose INDONESIA as a country (NOT India)
- Go back to Android Settings and look for an update, which should now appear
This article is everything for this article. I hope you managed to download and install Android 9 Pie on your Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite by following our instructions.
I am personally downloading the firmware right now by following the alternative guide with VPN.
If you try this firmware, let us know in the comments what you think and how you are with your “renewed” smartphone.
Congratulations to Xiaomi who always proves accurate and timely in issuing updates for their smartphones, or at least those with Android Stock.