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Mi A2 users are getting September Security Update

Mi A2 users are getting September Security Update
The Xiaomi Mi A2 (Android One) is now getting the latest September 2018 Security patch with Stability Improvement and Bug fixes.

If you own a Mi A2 you should have received the over-the-air update notification for September 2018 Security Patch, and it's crucial that you download it, as it brings along the fix for the critical severity vulnerabilities.


The September 2018 Android security update for the Mi A2 weighs in at around 440MB. For a successful installation, the battery in your phone should be at least 50% charged and your device should be connected to a Wi-Fi network or LTE.

If you haven't got the notification of this new software update yet, Just go to Settings - About Phone - Software updates, and It will automatically start downloading the latest update. The update will take around 10-15 minutes to get Installed on your device. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.

You'll need to wait up to 2 months to Unlock "The Developer Friendly" POCO F1

You'll need to wait up to 2 month to Unlock "The Developer Friendly" POCO F1
I've been using Xiaomi POCO F1 for a couple of days now and have found that it's going to take 675 hours for my device to get Bootloader Unlocked. Searching further about this issue, I found that the Situation is even worse, a few Pocophone users are seeing waiting times as long as 1440 hours.

So if you are planning to purchase the "Developer Friendly" POCO F1, you might face Bootloader Unlock waiting times as long as 2 months.

Wait, MIUI 10 Global is available for the POCO F1, However, you'll need an Unlocked Bootloader in order to test the latest ROM. LOL!

Stay tuned to our Facebook, Twitter, and Telegram to get the first News.

How to Install Android 9.0 Pie on Xiaomi Mi A2

Thanks to Project Treble and Developers at XDA, you can now update and install Android 9.0 Pie on your Xiaomi Mi A2.

How to manually Install Official Firmware on Mi A2 via Fastboot Commands

How to manually Install Official Firmware on Mi A2 via Fastboot Commands
When you pick-up your Xiaomi Mi A2 and attempt to Install Official Firmware via Xiaomi's Flash Tool "MiFlash", you will get an error, well i received one. After spending a few hours with the Mi A2 and its Firmware stuff, I've figured out manual method to Install it.

You'll need ADB and Fastboot, Xiaomi Mi A2 (Unboxing) Official Fastboot Firmware which you can download from Xiaomi's MIUI Forum, and a Desktop, Phew..

Note: This procedure is very technical and should be performed by a person with sound knowledge of Android devices. If the step-by-step installation process is not followed properly, there are chances of the smartphone getting bricked or being permanently irreparable. TechDroider cannot be held responsible for any damage or claims from readers if the procedure does not yield the required results or if the smartphone is bricked. Hence, users are advised to proceed with caution.

Below are the Steps on How to manually Install Official Android Firmware on your Xiaomi Mi A2 via Fastboot - 

1) Extract the Fastboot Firmware and Open Images folder where you'll find all the System, Boot, and other Image files.

2) Extract and paste the ADB and Fastboot files to the Fastboot Firmware Images folder, which you extracted in Step 1.

3) Open Fastboot via CMD and Paste all the below Commands -

fastboot flash bluetooth_a bluetooth.img
fastboot flash bluetooth_b bluetooth.img
fastboot flash devcfg_a devcfg.img
fastboot flash devcfg_b devcfg.img
fastboot flash dsp_a dsp.img
fastboot flash dsp_b dsp.img
fastboot flash modem_a modem.img
fastboot flash modem_b modem.img
fastboot flash xbl_a xbl.img
fastboot flash xbl_b xbl.img
fastboot flash pmic_a pmic.img
fastboot flash pmic_b pmic.img
fastboot flash rpm_a rpm.img
fastboot flash rpm_b rpm.img
fastboot flash tz_a tz.img
fastboot flash tz_b tz.img
fastboot flash hyp_a hyp.img
fastboot flash hyp_b hyp.img
fastboot flash keymaster_a keymaster.img
fastboot flash keymaster_b keymaster.img
fastboot flash cmnlib64_a cmnlib64.img
fastboot flash cmnlib64_b cmnlib64.img
fastboot flash cmnlib_a cmnlib.img
fastboot flash cmnlib_b cmnlib.img
fastboot flash abl_a abl.elf
fastboot flash abl_b abl.elf
fastboot flash boot_a boot.img
fastboot flash boot_b boot.img
fastboot flash system_a system.img
fastboot flash system_b system.img
fastboot flash vendor_a vendor.img
fastboot flash vendor_b vendor.img
fastboot flash mdtp_a mdtp.img
fastboot flash mdtp_b mdtp.img
fastboot flash userdata userdata.img
fastboot flash splash splash.img
fastboot flash mdtpsecapp_a mdtpsecapp.img
fastboot flash mdtpsecapp_b mdtpsecapp.img
fastboot flash storsec storsec.mbn
fastboot reboot

4) Enjoy!

Download Links?

Fastboot and ADB - Download Here

Xiaomi Mi A2 Firmware - Download Here


Mi A1 is Getting New Update, No It's not Pie!

Mi A1 is Getting New Update, No It's not Pie!
Xiaomi Mi A1 owners should be seeing August’s security patch rolling out starting today. According to the changelog, the Software weighs in at around 474.4MB.

If you own one of these devices, be on the lookout. While this update would have been more exciting if it had brought 9.0 Pie, which is already available for a few Smartphones.

Xiaomi has already confirmed that the Mi A1 will be getting Android Pie. However, there's no information when Xiaomi plans to roll it out.


If you haven't got the notification of this new software update yet, Just go to Settings - About Phone - Software updates, and It will automatically start downloading the latest update. The update will take around 10-15 minutes to get Installed on your device. We will let you know once the update is out for other countries. Stay tuned to our Facebook, Twitter, and Telegram to get the first News.

Xiaomi Mi A2 "Android One" Unboxing!!!

After a long wait, the Mi A2 "Android One" is now officially available in India with Snapdragon 660 Processor, 4GB RAM, and a beautiful 18:9 Display.

In this YouTube Video, we’ll take you around the packaging of the phone, share some initial thoughts on the in-hand feel.

Let's unbox the Mi A2!



Also, here are a few Mi A2 vs The Competition Speed Test Videos, Enjoy!

Xiaomi Mi A2 vs Mi A1 : Speed Test!!!



Xiaomi Mi A1 receives Android 9.0 Pie via AOSP ROM

Xiaomi Mi A1 receives Android 9.0 Pie via AOSP ROM
How to Download and Install Android 9.0 Pie on Xiaomi Mi A1 (Tissot) | Unofficial AOSP Android Pie Custom ROM for Mi A1

Now that Google has released the next version of Android, Android 9.0 Pie, the wait for the devices to get the update has already started. Additionally, Android Pie is already available for Google Pixel and Pixel 2 devices.


Xiaomi has already confirmed that the Mi A1 will receive two years of Major Android Software and that includes the latest Android Pie. There's no informtaion on when Xiaomi is actually going to roll out this update, it may take a few months, as Android 9.0 Pie just came out. But if you want to taste Android Pie right now, you can do it via AOSP ROM. Developer "abhishek987" has successfully ported Android 9.0 Pie for the Mi A1. Additionally, most major aspects of the phone are working as expected.

With Android 9.0 Pie, you'll get new Swipe Gesture navigation, Rotation suggestion, Adaptive Battery and Adaptive Brightness, Smart replies, App actions, Text selection, Redesigned Quick Setting tiles and Notification Panel, Redesigned Volume Options, Brand new Settings, Privacy, Digital Wellbeings (Dashboard) and Winddown Mode, and more...


You'll need to Unlock Bootloader and Install TWRP Custom Recovery in-order to Install the AOSP Custom ROM based on Android 9.0 Pie on Mi A1. You can grab the Custom Rom ZIP file from below.

Stay tuned to our FacebookTwitter, and Telegram to get the first News.

Download Mi A1 Android Pie AOSP

Direct Download: AOSP ROM (Via XDA)

Here's the Mi A2 Lite

So, at this point, you all know Xiaomi is planning to announce the Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite during a global launch event set for July 24 in Spain.

Basically, Just like last year, Xiaomi is reintroducing the Mi 6X as Mi A2 and Redmi 6 Pro as Mi A2 Lite with Google's Android One for Global Markets.

Mi A2 features a 5.99-inch Full-screen IPS LCD panel with 18:9 aspect ratio. It has powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset that houses the Adreno 512 GPU. The Xiaomi Mi A2 will come with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage space. Here's the Mi A2 in Red, Gold, and Black color options.

Mi A2 Lite features 5.84-inch (19:9) FHD+ display, Snapdragon 625 processor, 3/4GB RAM, 32/64GB ROM with 12+ 5 MP Rear sensors.

Here's an Image of Mi A2 Lite with Notched Display... There seems to be too many of them.. Thoughts?



Source: Zahid Hasan (Thanks Zyad Atef)



Here's the Mi A2 in Red, Gold, and Black

Here's the Mi A2 in Red, Gold, and Black
So, at this point, you all know Xiaomi is planning to announce the Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite during a global launch event set for July 24 in Spain.

Basically, Just like last year, Xiaomi is reintroducing the Mi 6X as Mi A2 with Google's Android One for Global Markets.

Mi A2 features a 5.99-inch Full-screen IPS LCD panel with 18:9 aspect ratio. It has powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset that houses the Adreno 512 GPU. The Xiaomi Mi A2 will come with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage space. Here's the Mi A2 in Red, Gold, and Black color options.

As always you're going to see Xiaomi selling Gold and Black colors first, and after a few days, maybe weeks, or months they'll start selling the limited edition Red variant. That also in Flash Sales! Ah!


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Xiaomi's Mi A2 Strikes Pose for the Camera in New Picture

Xiaomi's Mi A2 Strikes Pose for the Camera in New Picture
Back in July 2017, Xiaomi announced the Mi 5X for China and rebrandend it as Mi A1 (Android One) for the global markets, which was made official in September 2017 during an event in India.

In case you don't know, the Mi A1 is a part of Google’s Android One program which runs stock Android and will receive consistent software updates for a longer period than other smartphones by OEMs that are not a part of the Android One program.

Today, what appears to be the live Mi A2 has been leaked. As you can see in the below image, we have 18:9 Screen without any notch.
Xiaomi's Mi A2 Strikes Pose for the Camera in New Picture
The Mi A2 runs on latest Android 8.1 Oreo, and has May 5 2018 Security Patch. Just like the Mi 6X, it is expectd to feature Snapdragon 660 Processor, 4/6GB RAM, 32/64GB Storage, 5.99-inch 1080x2160 Display, Dual 12 MP (f/1.8, 1/2.9", 1.25µm) + 20 MP (f/1.8, 1/2.8", 1.0µm) Rear Cameras, and a 20 MP front shooter. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.



List of Xiaomi Smartphones getting MIUI 10's Single Camera Portrait Mode

List of Xiaomi Smartphones getting MIUI 10's Single Camera Portrait Mode
Xiaomi's latest MIUI 10 comes with brand new User Interface, Speed Improvements and AI Camera Application for Portrait shots both for Front and Rear Cameras.

Along with the recent announcement of Xiaomi Redmi Y2 in India, the company also confirmed the list of Xiaomi phones getting MIUI 10 along with single-camera portrait mode support. However, they didn't announced the ETA for the same.

Below are the list of Xiaomi phones getting MIUI 10 OS along with Single Camera portrait mode:
  • Xiaomi Mi Mix 2
  • Xiaomi Mi 5s
  • Xiaomi Mi 5s Plus
  • Xiaomi Mi 5
  • Xiaomi Mi Note 2
  • Xiaomi Mi Max
  • Xiaomi Mi Max 2
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 (India)
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 3
  • Xiaomi Redmi 5
  • Xiaomi Redmi 4
  • Xiaomi Redmi 4X
Good news is Xiaomi also announced that Xiaomi Mi 6 and Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 (Indian variant) will be getting Front Portrait mode for great selfies.

That being said, we'll let you know whenever Xiaomi rolls out MIUI 10 for these Smartphones. 

The Redmi Note 5 Pro is finally receiving its stable Oreo update

The Redmi Note 5 Pro is finally receiving its full, stable Oreo update in India and few other countries where the device is available. The device had beta Oreo updates leaked out as far back as early March but a number of setbacks have seen users stuck waiting for the full update till now.

Users of the Redmi Note 5 Pro can finally rest easy, however, as Xiaomi says the software (V9.5.6.0.OEIMIFA) is currently being pushed in phases, so you may need to wait a little.

The update is one to Android 8.1, which is impressive, seeing as most other OEMs are still pushing Android 8.0. The update, also packaged as an upgrade to MIUI 9, brings Full Screen Gestures, Speed and Battery Improvement.

Read: MIUI 9 Android 8.1 Oreo For Redmi Note 5 Pro [Screenshots]

You can check our Full Review of Redmi Note 5 Pro Android 8.1 Oreo update right on YouTube

Xiaomi is working on Android One Smartphone, Confirms Xiaomi CEO

Xiaomi is working on Android One Smartphone, Confirms Xiaomi CEO
Back in July 2017, Xiaomi announced the Mi 5X for China and rebrandend it as Mi A1 (Android One) for the global markets, which was made official in September 2017 during an event in India. Both the Smartphones received praise from critics and consumers alike for its software (Stock Android), and camera performance.

In case you don't know, the Mi A1 is a part of Google’s Android One program which runs stock Android and will receive consistent software updates for a longer period than other smartphones by OEMs that are not a part of the Android One program.

Xiaomi's CEO Lei Jen revealed that the company has plans to make more Smartphones powered by Google's Android One. Moreover, they are planning to launch an Android One device under the popular Redmi series.

“Yes, we plan to have more Android One devices. Some of our users in India seem to like stock Android, and we are willing to bring in more devices with Android One including the Redmi series.”

Recently announced Mi 6X is expected to arrive as Mi A1 (2018) in other markets with Android One. Thoughts?

Xiaomi Mi 6X Smartphone Hands On Images!

Xiaomi today announced the Mi 6X Smartphone in China. It comes with a FullScreen Display, Snapdragon 660, and Dual Rear shooters with AI.

Here’s a fresh set of Xiaomi's Mi X6 hands-on photos that comes to you courtesy Chinese Media Sohu.

The Mi 6X features a 5.99" FHD+ display with an 18:9 Screen to body ratio, however, you still get huge chin and top. The rear Antenna Cutouts is what differenciate the Mi 6X from its look alike Redmi Note 5 Pro.
As per the specifications, the Xiaomi Mi 6X features a Snapdragon 660 with Adreno 512 GPU paired with 4/6 GB of RAM, 64/128 GB Interal storage, 3010mAh with QC 3.0 through USB C, Android 8.1 Oreo with MIUI 9.5, 12+20-megapixel rear camera, and a 20-megapixel front facing camera.
Let me be perfectly clear, Xiaomi plans to sell the Mi 6X in the China only and there's no indication if or when it will come to other regions.

Xiaomi Mi 6X will be available in Black, Blue, Red, Gold and Rose Gold color variants. It is priced at 1599 yuan for the 4GB RAM, 1799 yuan for the 6GB RAM with 64GB storage version and 1999 yuan for 6GB RAM with 128GB storage.

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Xiaomi Mi 6X Specs

Xiaomi Mi 6X Specification
OS And Hardware
OSAndroid OS 8.1 Oreo | MIUI 9.5
ProcessorOcta-core CPU
ChipsetSnapdragon 660
GPUAdreno 512
Body
Dimensions158.88 × 75.54 × 7.3 mm
Weight166 g
ColorsCherry Pink, Flame Red, Sand Gold, Glacier Blue, and Black
Dust/Water ResistanceNo
Display
Screen Size5.99" LCD
ResolutionFHD+
ProtectionGorilla Glass 3
Memory
Internal32/64/128 GB
RAM4/6 GB
Camera
Primary20 + 20MP
Secondary20MP
Connectivity
Bluetooth5.0
NFCNo
SIM cardDual-SIM
USBUSB C
Battery and Power
Type2910 mAh battery
Charging-
Status
Launch DateApril 25
Price
Chinese Yuan-
INR-

Xiaomi Mi A1 spotted running Official Android 8.1 Oreo Beta

Xiaomi Mi A1 spotted running Official Android 8.1 Oreo Beta
The last time we updated you on the status of Mi A1 Android 8.1 Oreo update, we told you that it is in the works and might support Project Treble. Now, it seems that Xiaomi has started rolling out Android 8.1 Oreo for selected Mi A1 users who are enrolled to Xiaomi's Beta program. The confirmation came from a screenshot of Mi A1 running Android 8.1 Oreo Beta with the latest April 2018 Security patch.

Reddit user sharkcpn posted a screenshot of the About Phone section claiming that the Mi A1 has received Oreo 8.1 update on Beta ROM. But nothing is confirmed by the Xiaomi though.


The Screenshot clearly shows Mi A1 running Android 8.1 Oreo with April 5, 2018 Security Patch. It has a build number of OPM1.171019.019.8.4.9.
Xiaomi Mi A1 spotted running Official Android 8.1 Oreo Beta
Android 8.1 comes with numerous changes over Android 8.0. You get new dark and light themes which changes according to wallpaper, Pixel 2 Launcher, Redesigned Power Menu, new Shutdown and Reboot Animation, Round Statusbar Icons, and Settings. Nokia has also added the latest April 2018 Security Patch with the update.

It seems that the Android 8.1 Oreo will be available for the Mi A1 in the coming months. Subscribe us on YouTube for Daily Android News, and Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.

Official Android 8.1 with Treble is in the works for Xiaomi Mi A1

Official Android 8.1 with Treble is in the works for Xiaomi Mi A1
Back in July 2017, Xiaomi announced the Mi 5X for China and rebrandend it as Mi A1 (Android One) for the global markets, which was made official in September 2017 during a launch event in India.

In case you don't know, the Mi A1 is a part of Google’s Android One program which runs stock Android and will receive consistent software updates for a longer period than other smartphones by OEMs that are not a part of the Android One program.

Xiaomi and Google during the announcement of Mi A1 promised Android Oreo update by the end of December 2017 and they succeeded in doing that. However, the company still hasn't updated the Mi A1 to the latest OS which is the 8.1 Oreo.

Well, the good news is, Xiaomi is testing Official 8.1 Oreo for the Mi A1 and with Project Treble Support. When XDA member guy_infinity asked a recognized developer who works for Xiaomi in firmware development, he confirmed that Android 8.1 is in the works for Xiaomi Mi A1, and he also said that "Yes, treble is to be supported". The news was further confirmed by Mishaal Rahman ‏(Editor in Chief at XDA).

It seems that the Android 8.1 Oreo will be available for the Mi A1 in the coming months. Subscribe us on YouTube for Daily Android News, and Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.

Xiaomi's Cool Blackshark Gaming Smartphone Hands On Images!

Xiaomi's Cool Blackshark Gaming Smartphone Hands On Images!
Xiaomi today announced the coolest Smartphone for Gamers, the Blackshark with unique design crafted to handle hardcore gaming paired with heat pipe and liquid cooling that can bring down the temperature of the device by 8 degrees.

Here’s a fresh set of Xiaomi's Blackshark hands-on photos that comes to you courtesy Chinese Social Media Weibo.

The Blackshark smartphone features a 5.99" IPS FHD+ display with an 18:9 Screen to body ratio, however, you still get huge chin thanks to the front-facing Fingerprint Sensor. There are also a few virtual buttons on the left and right for multitasking and other operations.
Xiaomi's Cool Blackshark Gaming Smartphone Hands On Images!
Guys, just look at that awesome rear design with rugged plastic encasement and matte metal surface. Xiaomi says that this design will make it easy for Gamers to grasp the Smartphone and will provide full hardcore gaming experience. Additionally, we have the cool Blackshark logo at the back which creates special effects when the phone is turned on.
Xiaomi's Cool Blackshark Gaming Smartphone Hands On Images!
As per the specifications, the Xiaomi Blackshark features a Snapdragon 845 paired with 6/8 GB of RAM, 64/256 GB Interal storage, 4,000mAh with QC 3.0, Android 8.1 Oreo with MIUI 9.5, 12+20-megapixel rear camera with f/1.75 aperture, and a 20-megapixel front facing camera with f/2.2 aperture.

You also get a Bluetooth-enabled Shark GamePad which you can attach to the top of the Smartphone. It has a joystick, trigger, and a 340mAh battery that can run upto 30 hours.
Xiaomi's Cool Blackshark Gaming Smartphone Hands On Images!
Let me be perfectly clear, Xiaomi plans to sell the Blackshark in the China only and there's no indication if or when it will come to other regions. There's also likely to be a limited number available, so if you want one, better start looking on how to import products from China or those who can make it to the China, it would be great if you can bring me one too.
Xiaomi's Cool Blackshark Gaming Smartphone Hands On Images!
The Black Shark gaming phone is priced at 2,999 Yuan ($477) for the 6 GB RAM + 64 GB storage and 3,499 Yuan ($557) for 8 GB RAM + 256 GB storage. You can get Shark GamePad for 179 Yuan ($29).

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The Mi A1 2018 has 6 Cameras

Not 1, 2 or even 3! The Mi A1 2018 got whopping 6 Cameras.
This Isn't Even an April Fools' Joke! Is it?

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2s Offical Specs


Mi Mix 2s Specification
OS And Hardware
OSAndroid OS 7.1.1 Nougat | MIUI 9
ChipsetSnapdragon 845
GPUAdreno 630 GPU
Body
Dimensions150.86 x 74.9 x 8.1 mm
Weight189 g
Splashproof-
ColorsBlack and White
Display
Screen Size5.99-inches 18:9 OLED
Resolution1080 x 2160
ProtectionGorilla Glass 5
Memory
Internal64/128/256 GB
RAM6/8 GB
Camera
Primary12MP f/1.8 + 12MP f/2.4
Secondary5MP
Battery and Power
Type3400 mAh battery
Wireless Charging7.5W Wireless Fast Charge, Support Qi Wireless Charging Standard
Fast ChargingWired Charging Support QC3.0 Fast Charge
Status
Release DateAnnounced March 27, 2018
Price
CNY3299

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