Good news for users of the Xiaomi Mi A1. An update for the Android One device resolves the 4G problems that have prevented the phone from connecting to the 800MHz frequency since early December. The update also includes the latest security update from Google.
Xiaomi Mi A1 4G problems finally solved
When Xiaomi released the Android Pie update for the Mi A1 in December, the smartphone suddenly could no longer connect to the 800MHz frequency. This frequency is used by three major Dutch providers (Tele2, KPN, and Vodafone), and as a result, the 4G range of users suddenly became very limited. A software update for the Mi A1, available since Wednesday, finally solves the problems. As a result, the device works without problems with 4G.
A nice extra is that the update also brings the security patch of January 2019 with it. That update appeared last Monday (January 7) for Pixel devices and so Xiaomi is up early. The newer Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite do not yet have the security update, but probably get it soon. The devices are part of the Android One program and are updated monthly.
In recent months, there have been many problems surrounding the Xiaomi updates. For example, a Mi-A2 security update caused a boot-running problem in November 2018, and December’s caused similar difficulties. Annoying, because Xiaomi was quick to roll out Android Pie for its Android One phones.
Xiaomi Mi A1 4G
The Xiaomi Mi A1 was published in September 2017 and is sold at various Dutch webshops. The device has a 5.5-inch full-HD screen (1920 by 1080 pixels), Snapdragon 625 chip, 4GB RAM, at least 32GB storage and 3080 mAh battery. The phone has had two major Android updates since the release (Oreo and Pie) and has been provided with security patches for some time.