It's accepted that the Xiaomi Mi A1 smartphone may be the company's first Android device but reports claimed that this is very identical to the Xiaomi Mi 5X which the company released and introduced just this year. Even if the two are similar in many aspects, still these two devices differ in terms of software.
Reports from GSM Arena added that the Mi 5X and Mi A1 share identical features but one thing that separates them apart and that is their installed software. It is no longer a surprise that a user of the Mi A1 figured out how its software can be installed on a Xiaomi Mi 5X. Moreover, the said software can be packaged into a custom ROM which reports claimed works well with the Mi 5X.
However, in order for that software to be installed in the Xiaomi Mi 5X, the user needs to unlock the boot loader first on the device. After this, the TWRP custom recovery toll must be flashed then this will be utilized to flash the new ROM.
But reports from Lili Putting claimed that the result of this process would be a device that has nearly stock Android software instead of the Xiaomi's heavily-skinned version which is called the MIUI. Still, it is unclear if the user will get all the benefits of the Android One device by using the custom ROM.
Usually, one key and the major component of the Android One program is supposed to be prompt. Moreover, this should be regular security and feature updates which are delivered either by the manufacturer of the device or Google.
In most cases, when someone installs a custom ROM, the person will always end up depending on the developer of that software to give updates. But in the case of Mi 5X, the device's A1 firmware might just be treated just like the A1 by Xiaomi. Moreover, Google, the developer of the said software an posted the ROM uploaded a picture of the Phone Status screen which shows the model number identified as "Mi A1".