With Redmi 8A, Xiaomi continues the tradition of beating expectations. Although touted as a low-budget phone, Redmi 8A has an updated look and features that are only available on more expensive phones.
This cellphone has a big screen. Clocking at 6.2 inches, very impressive. Although the resolution is 720 x 1,520 pixels, it is protected by Gorilla Glass 5.
The Snapdragon 439 chipset, coupled with an Octa-core CPU and powered by the Adreno 505 GPU powers mobile processing.
Memory comes in the form of 2GB / 3GB variants, while 32GB of internal storage can be expanded with a microSD card up to 256GB.
As a cheap phone, we found the main 12 megapixel camera and 8 megapixel selfie to be sufficient.
However, what sells us the most to this phone is a very large 5,000 mAh battery, which can be charged by USB-C.
If not, Xiaomi has released the latest ROM for Redmi 8A. Here, we list the official and stable flash for you.
List of Official Redmi 8A (olivelite) Firmware
Originally, Xiaomi released the Redmi 8A running on Android 9 (Pie) and MIUI 11. The ROMs below do not bump the Android version to Android 10. (We expect to see that sometime this year, though.)
Download Global Stable ROM for Xiaomi Redmi 8A
This version comes with the December 2019 security patch. It also fixes a few nuisances like:
- Failure of the Notification shade to open notification settings while in Second space
- Images that overlap in screenshots of scrolling screens
Download: V126.96.36.199.PCPMIXM — Recovery
Download China Stable ROM for Xiaomi Redmi 8A
This ROM bumps the system’s security patch to the December 2019 release. It also fixes:
Download India Stable ROM for Xiaomi Redmi 8A
This ROM only updates the Security Patch level to the November 2019 release.
Download: V188.8.131.52.PCPINXM - Recovery / OTA / Fastboot
Download EEA Stable ROM for Xiaomi Redmi 8A
This ROM increases the Security Patch level until the release of December 2019. And it fixes:
- Notification settings that are sometimes not opened from the Shade notification
- Overlapping images in overlapping screenshots
Download: V184.108.40.206.PCPEUXM - Recovery / OTA / Fastboot
Download Russia Stable ROM for Xiaomi Redmi 8A
Russian ROM also increased the Security Patch level until the release of December 2019. Likewise it fixed the problem of not opening notification settings and overlapping images in screenshots. It also optimizes the payment security function icon.
Prepare your Redmi 8A for the upcoming release of Android 10 by installing the ROM update above that is right for you.
As always, remember to take serious backups of your data before starting any update exercises.