New Update Story:
Updated on September 12, 2020: Finally, Redmi 8A received an Android 10 update with build number V22.214.171.124.QCPCNXM.
Updated on June 03, 2020: Today Xiaomi rolled May 2020 security patch update for Redmi 8A with software version V126.96.36.199.PCPCNXM. The update has no major changes except security patch.
Updated on March 25, 2020: Xiaomi Redmi 8A is receiving the latest security patch over MIUI 11 with other bug fixes. You can download MIUI 188.8.131.52 China Stable ROM for Redmi 8A which is based on Android 9.0 Pie and comes with software version V184.108.40.206.PCPCNXM.
Talking about the MIUI 220.127.116.11 update for Redmi 8A Chinese variant, it brings the March 2020 Android Security Patch with improved system security. It also offers a stable MIUI version based on Android 9.0 Pie along with some of the bug fixes and improvements that you can find below in the changelog. The firmware update bumps up a new software version V18.104.22.168.PCPCNXM and it’s rolling out via OTA in a phased manner and will take a few days to hit all the units completely.
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Check OTA Updates Manually
Due to the incremental roll-out process, the OTA update can take a longer time to arrive than expected. It’s highly recommended to check for OTA updates manually via the device Settings >> About Phone >> Software Update. If the latest update is available, simply download and install it.
Alternatively, you can check the firmware OTA update via the Software Updater app on your Xiaomi device. Ensure that the device is fully charged and connected to a Wi-Fi network.
If in case, you’re not receiving the OTA update notification on your device, then you can manually install the firmware by following the guide below.
Steps to Install MIUI China Stable ROM for Redmi 8A
Here we’ve provided two methods to flash the stock firmware on your Xiaomi device. You can either follow the Fastboot method or the Recovery method to install the latest update.
- The ROM supported for Xiaomi Redmi 8A only. Don’t try it on other models.
- Charge your phone battery up to 60% minimum.
- Take a complete backup of internal data (No Root).
- You will need a PC/Laptop and a USB cable.
- Download and Install all the following tools and drivers on your computer.
- Xiaomi USB Drivers – Download and Install it on your PC/Laptop.
- Xiaomi Mi Flash tool – Download and Install it on the computer. (for Fastboot Method)
Now, after following all the requirements and downloading the files/tools, you’re ready to install the firmware.Steps to Install MIUI ROM on Xiaomi Device [Recovery/Fastboot]
You can also check out the video tutorial below for your ease.Video Guide on Steps to Flash Xiaomi Device using Fastboot Method
That’s it, guys. We hope that you’ve found this guide helpful and you’ve installed or updated the latest MIUI firmware on your Redmi 8A successfully. For any queries, let us know in the comments below.