Xiaomi Redmi 4A starts receiving MIUI 9.2.6 based on Android 7.1.2 Nougat

Xiaomi Redmi 4A update weighs in at 1.3 GB in size and carries build number


Xiaomi has now started rolling out a new update for Redmi 4A devices. Owners of this device are now receiving the MIUI 9.2.6 Global Stable ROM update which is based on Android 7.1.2 Nougat. Xiaomi had previously rolled out a beta version of MIUI 9 for the users in November 2017. Now it seems that the company has completed all the necessary tests and is releasing the stable version.

Xiaomi Redmi 4A starts receiving MIUI 9 based on Android 7.1.2 Nougat


Xiaomi Redmi 4A update weighs in at 1.3 GB in size and carries build number While the update does not bring Oreo, users will now be able to enjoy MIUI 9 and its new features like split-screen, multi-tasking, Mi Mover, a new app lock, a distance sensor dynamic calibration function, simplified UI, amongst others. MIUI 9.2 update also brings the much-awaited App Vault feature that can be accessed by swiping right from the home screen. The feature brings easy access to frequently used Shortcuts, apart from Notes, Calendar Events, and Cricket widgets.

And there are a lot of new additions, bug fixes, as well as optimizations that should deliver a better performance. If you are interested in checking out the full changelog you can click here. But talking about the key highlights, the update comes with the January 2018 security patch and Android Nougat.

Xiaomi Redmi 4A starts receiving MIUI 9 based on Android 7.1.2 Nougat

Having said that, Xiaomi Redmi 4A users should receive a notification for the update. They can also check for the update manually by going to the Settings tab>About Phone>System Update. If the update is there they can download it instantly.


Xiaomi has also provided download options for the Recovery ROM with which users can flash the update manually to their phone. It is also worth noting that the MIUI 9.2.6 Global Stable ROM for Redmi 4A is rolling out over-the-air, (OTA) and the update could take a couple of days to reach all the units.

Meanwhile, as this is basically a firmware update users should back up all the date before installing the new OS. Further, users should have at least 50 percent battery or more and they should carry out the installation process over a Wi-Fi network. Using mobile network may cost additional data charges. It is important to remember these things during the time of installation of any major software update.

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