Last week, the Xiaomi Mi A1, the first Android One smartphone from the company went official. The device is actually a rebranded Mi 5X as it comes with similar specs and looks as the Mi 5X.
Soon after the Mi A1 was announced, the users of the Mi 5X started coming up with the question if it is possible to port the ROM of the Android One smartphone to their phone. Another question is if it is possible to port the MIUI ROM running on the Mi 5X to the Android One smartphone. While there is no answer to the second question for now, the Mi 5X users have good new as they can install a stable Mi A1 ROM on their phone.
The credits go to the developer named heliOus who has managed to port the ROM to the Mi 5X. He has confirmed that all the features work fine without any issues. In order to install the Mi A1 ROM, it is important to unlock the Mi 5X bootloader first. Then, you need to flash TWRP and download the ROM to the internal storage. The size of the file is 1.2GB and the instructions for the installation and the download link are given in the official MIUI forum (via: GSMArena).
The advantage of using the stable ROM of Mi A1 is that it runs on stock Android similar to the one on Google Pixel. The difference is that the Xiaomi phone has some additional MIUI apps. The Xiaomi Mi A1 will definitely get the Android 8.0 Oreo update by the end of the year while the MIUI based devices might not get the update that early.
The Mi A1 is priced at Rs. 14,999 and has gone on sale for the first time today in India. The device is available via both the online and offline channels in the country.