How to Revert back to Android Nougat on Xiaomi Mi A1?


Xiaomi Mi A1 is one of the supreme devices launched by Xiaomi in India. The biggest reason behind its sky-reaching sales is the Dual-Camera setup in the rear. As an overall package, the device packs almost all features without making holes in your pocket. In case you forgot, this was the first Xiaomi handset to come with the advantage of Android One project. Being an Android One device it gets all the latest updates even before some of the flagships out there.

Xiaomi Mi A1 front and back

Xiaomi did promise Android 8.0 Oreo update for the device before 2018 and they mean it by rolling out the update officially. This update is not as buttery smooth as the Android Nougat was, it contains some bugs and issues that need to be fixed. So if you are an existing Mi A1 user and are tired of using that unstable Android Oreo ROM then you have landed at the right destination.

After rooting, installing TWRP or any other custom recovery and then checking custom ROMs. Finally, you are now coming back to the factory installed software for better performance.

In this specific story, we will be discussing the method by which you can revert back your device to the stable Android 7.0 Nougat ROM official. This method is straightforward and doesn’t require any special efforts like giving commands, etc. Although we will suggest you take a complete backup of your current data as one mishappening can result in loss of entire data.


1.) Your Mi A1 should have 60-70% juice remaining.
2.) Your device should be running on Android 8.0 Oreo official update.
3.) A working USB cable.
4.) ADB and Fastboot software installed on your PC/Laptop.

How to revert back to Android Nougat from Android Oreo on Xiaomi Mi A1? 

1.) First, download the ADB and Fastboot software from the link we have provided below.
2.) Extract them on your PC and you will come across a folder named as “Platform-tools”.
3.) Now download the stock Android 7.0 Nougat ROM for the device from the link dropped below.
4.) Extract the ROM folder and you will come across a folder named “tissot_images…………”.
5.) Open the folder “tissot_images…..” and here you will witness a number of files.

android nougat xiaomi mi a16.) Now what you have to do is just copy all the files from “tissot_images…..” folder and paste them into the folder named as “Platform-tools”.
7.) Switch off your Mi A1 and enter the fastboot mode by long pressing Power+Vol down button.
8.) Connect your smartphone to PC through a USB cable.
9.) In the folder called “Platform-tools”, you will find a file named as “flash_all.bat”.
10.) Double click this file and Android Nougat ROM will start flashing on your device, the whole process might take 5-10 minutes so don’t lose patience.
11.) After successful installation the command window will get closed and your device will start rebooting.
12.) Congrats you have auspiciously installed the official Nougat ROM on your device.

We have marked this method as effortless above because it doesn’t require any root permission or the need for custom recovery. One can simply follow above steps and get the Android Nougat back on their devices.

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Download ADB and Fastboot tools
Xiaomi Mi A1 official Nougat ROM Download

That is the guide to revert back to Android Nougat on Xiaomi Mi A1.  If you have any queries, you can comment below.


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