I am a proud user of Xiaomi Mi A1 since October 2017. Mi A1 was one of the first mobile phone to have a dual camera setup at the back. The Bokeh effect produced by this device was astonishing. And it came packed with Pure Andriod Nougat that delivered exceptional performance. These all made Xiaomi A1, a youth icon at that time.
Xiaomi was very prompt on updates and upgrades. Monthly security updates ensured the device to be continued as robust and secure. Xiaomi also offered upgrades to Oreo and Pie on time.
Things changed gradually as newer versions of Android One phones get released form Xiaomi. Even through the security updates was on time till this month, there is no clarity on Android 10 upgrade for Xiaomi Mi A1. As the security updates continues in full swing and the OS Upgrade Promise was for 2 years, Mi A1 users can’t expect an Android 10 Upgrade.
But how can we make it happen? As the hardware is rock solid, there is no need to think of another new mobile phone because of slowed down OS upgrades, you can think of installing a Custom ROM. Even though a number of ROM’s are available in the market for M1 A1, the one that offers Android 10 based ROM’s are few. PixelExperience ROM is one among them.
I have been using PixelExperience ROM for some time and I would confidently say that it’s one of the best ROM’s available for Xiomi Mi A1. It excels on both stability and features.
PixelExperience is an AOSP based ROM, with Google apps included and all Pixel goodies. It’s available in two flavours. PixelExperience and PixelExperience Plus. The former contains all stock features and the later contain all goodies from best of breed ROM’s. Rom is available for Download from PixelExperience ROM Website. This ROM is maintained by Abhinav Guptha.
Declaration: Please note that using a custom ROM will tamper your device warranty. Guides to root device and install a custom ROM are available in different forums. This article is just a pointer and the author will not undertake any responsibility for the harm of your device. Install the ROM at your own risk.