April 21, 2019 at 2:00 pm

Xiaomi Explains Why It No Longer Allows Mi A1, Mi A2, and Mi A2 Lite Users to Roll Back from Android Pie


Xiaomi Mi A1, Mi A2, and Mi A2 Lite are no longer be able to downgrade from Android 9.0 Pie to Android Oreo, the company has announced through an MIUI forum post. The company says that the reason behind blocking the Android One devices from rolling back to previous versions is the arrival of “many irreversible updates to the system” through Android Pie. These updates are claimed to be capable of bringing issues to the devices. The move comes just after the Beijing-headquartered company released an Android 9.0 Pie update for the Mi A1 and the Mi A2 earlier this month.

“Since Android P brings many irreversible updates to the system, rolling back to previous versions may cause errors and defects, which can have an adverse effect on the normal functioning of your device,” Xiaomi in an MIUI forum post.

didn‘t elaborate what irreversible updates are available through that might cause issues to the devices. However, it appears that the company is pointing towards the that announced at its developer conference earlier this year.

Notably, Xiaomi had brought updates to its MIUI-based and with back in July. It also in September brought an for the .

Earlier this month, Xiaomi for the . The company also last month just with a small batch of users.

The Xiaomi Mi A1, , and all are a part of Google‘s Android One programme that is meant to deliver speedier updates and pure Android experience. However, the Chinese giant hasn‘t so far managed to majorly deliver a bug-free software update experience. The company to the Mi A1 in late December last year, but it in a short while .