Root Mi A1 Oreo Without Disabling OTA Updates

Recently Xiaomi released the new Android 8.0 Oreo update for the MI A1 users. After that so many our readers contacted us and asked a question to us that how to Root Mi A1 Oreo Without Disabling OTA Updates. Yes, its possible and you can root Mi A1 AndroidOne on Android 8.0 Oreo with the help of Magisk Manager. With this rooting method, you can install the OTA updates on your phone without losing the data from the phones. Rooting has it’s own advantages and disadvantages, check out some of the benefits to Root Mi A1 Oreo here. In most of the method to Root the phone you need to install the Custom TWRP recovery, but after that, you will not receive the OTA updates on your phone. So here we are sharing a new root guide for the Mi A1 users, which they can use on their phone and Root Mi A1 Oreo Without Disabling OTA Updates.

This guide is only for the Mi A1 users running the latest version of Android 8.0 Oreo update. Don’t follow this guide on any other xiaomi phones. All you have to unlock the bootloader of MI A1 and Run some ADB commands on your phone to install the Magisk root application. The process is straightforward and all it will take ten to fifteen minutes to Root the Xiaomi Mi A1 android One phone. This method will not delete any data on your phone and no need to install the Custom recovery on your Mi A1.

Root Mi A1 Oreo

How to Root Mi A1 Oreo phone

To get started you have to unlock Mi A1 bootloader. Here is the guide to unlock the bootloader of the Mi A1 phone. Once you unlock the bootloader of your phone. Download the below-mentioned files on your PC and Phone. And follow the below mention steps one by one on your phone to get the root access on your phone.

So let’s get started and Root Mi A1 Oreo Without Disabling OTA Updates on the phone.

New Guide to Root Mi A1 on Android 8 OREO

UPDATE:- This is the new guide updated on the 6 May 2018 and this will help you to root the Mi A1 and Install TWRP recovery. In old Guide, you have to patch the Security patches, but in this new Mi A1 Root guide all you have to flash TWRP recovery and install Magisk Manager. So if you are the MI A1 user with the latest Android 8 OREO then use this new guide to get the root access on your devices.

1. Download TWRP image, TWRP Installer ZIP file, Magisk Zip file and ADB drivers from the below mention link.

2. First, install the ADB and Fastboot driver on your PC and you will see the ADB folder on your windows C drive (C:/ADB)

3. Copy the TWRP image (recovery-3.2.1-2-oreo) in the ADB folder.

4. Save the magisk manager zip file and TWRP installer Zip file (Twrp-recoveryInstaller-3.2.1-2-oreo) in the phone internal memory.

5. Enable USB debugging, and OEM unlock option. First enable Developer Options, go to About phone and tap the Build Number 7 times.

6. Now go back to Settings » Developer options menu. Enable OEM Unlock and Enable USB Debugging.

7. Now open the ADB folder that you created while installing the ADB and Fastboot drivers and press and hold ‘shift’ key and right-clicked anywhere in the folder and select ‘Open command window here.’

8. Now boot your phone in fastboot mode. To do this first turn of your phone and Now press and hold volume down+power button.

9. Once your phone in fastboot mode. Connect it to the PC with USB cable.

10. Now enter the following command to boot your phone in TWRP mode.

fastboot boot recovery-3.2.1-2-oreo.img

11. Now your phone will boot in TWRP mode.

12. Tap on the Reboot. Form here Change the Slot. If you are on Slote ! then boot to Slot B, If you are on Slot B then boot to Slot A. And after that press Reboot > Recovery.

13. Once the phone is booted again in TWRP. Tap on the Install Option and Select the TWRP installer Zip file (Twrp-recoveryInstaller-3.2.1-2-oreo) And swipe to confirm flash.

14. Once the ZIP file is flashed. Go back to the main menu of twrp recovery. Tap on “Reboot” and select “Recovery” and tap “Do Not Install“. This will restart your device into TWRP mode.

15. Now again tap on the Install Option and flash the Magisk manager zip file.

16. Finally, Get back to TWRP Main menu, Tap on Reboot > System & do not install.

17. Once the phone is booted, open the Magisk app on your phone and follow the on-screen instructions.

VIDEO – Root Mi A1 on Android 8 OREO, Install TWRP, Magisk

Direct Link to YouTube Video

Congratulation! This is how you have successfully rooted your android device.

Below is the OLD guide to Root the Phone

Download Files to Root the Xiaomi Mi A1 phone on OREO

Now all the files are ready. Now time to root the phone.

Steps to Root Mi A1 with Magisk Manager

1. Enable USB debugging, and OEM unlock option. First enable Developer Options, go to About phone and tap the Build Number 7 times.

2. Now go back to Settings » Developer options menu. Enable OEM Unlock and Enable USB Debugging.

3. Now open the ADB folder that you created while installing the ADB and Fastboot drivers. And copy the patched_boot.img file in the ADB folder.

mi a1 patched boot

4. Now copy the Magisk manager apk file on your Mi A1 phone internal memory.

5. Now in the ADB folder in which you patched_boot.img file saved press and hold ‘shift’ key and right-clicked anywhere in the folder and select ‘Open command window here.

ADB-FIles

6. Time to boot your phone in fastboot mode. To do this first turn of your phone and Now press and hold volume down+power button.

7. Once your phone in fastboot mode. Connect it to the PC with USB cable.

8. Now in the command prompt window enter the following command to boot your phone in the patched boot image.

fastboot boot patched_boot.img

9. Now your phone will reboot. Now open the file manager and install the Magisk manager apk file on your phone.

10. Once the application is installed on your phone. Open the Magisk manager app and tap the Install Button and install magisk installer using direct method.

magisk manager mi a1

11. Once the magisk files are flashed on the phone. Select Reboot.

12. Now your Mi A1 will reboot. And the phone is successfully rooted.

Video Guide to ROOT Mi A1

Direct link of YouTube Video
This is the easiest way to root the Mi A1 phone on Android 8.0 Oreo. If you have any question or facing some problem with the tutorial, then leave the comments below. We will help you to fix it up.

via – XDA

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8 thoughts on “Root Mi A1 Oreo Without Disabling OTA Updates

  1. thank you for your guidance.
    unfortunately, after I do “fastboot boot patched_boot.img”, the magisk manager does not work.
    It only shows the image of a mask, and freezes.
    Do you come up with any idea why the magisk manager?

  2. Thank you!! it was quick and worked without any issue. I will have to wait and see how OTA update works…great job.

  3. Does it really work? I have been looking for ways to root my Xiaomi Mi A1 phone for quite some time now. I just want to be on the safe side, since I recently got the phone.

  4. ” 3. Now open the ADB folder that you created while installing the ADB and Fastboot drivers. And copy the patched_boot.img file in the ADB folder. ”

    Wich one? DEC17 or JAN18?
    Thank you.

  5. May I know what is the purpose for having both Dec and Jan patch? Do I need to apply twice? Because I only applied Jan patch and till now I didn’t receive Feb OTA update..

  6. super su dont work on my decice su binary needs to update after updating from play store su binary occupied . what to do . i cant find a superuser app ?

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