Some of the Mi A3 users, who updated their devices to Android 11 a few days back, must have faced a bit of an Anxiety attack. The update, which was sudden but half-baked, rendered many of the devices dead, essentially a hard brick. Today, Xiaomi has re-released the update and it is free of that issue.
First, we would like to apologize to our readers for the delayed update to this news. Although people started reporting about this second Android 11 update online, we had to personally verify that it steers clear of further heartbreaks.
That said, our unit got the update with a build number 220.127.116.11.RFQMIXM and weighs around 1.40GB in size. The changelog is the same as the first update and shows typical features of the Android 11 OS. Additionally, the update also brings December 2020 security patch.
On updating, the device successfully jumps to the newer Android. So far, the update also doesn’t seem to have any major bugs. Below are some of the screenshots to give you confidence that it is safe from major issues and you can safely give it a go this time.:
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Also, it is worth noting that this update is for those who fortunately didn’t pull the trigger earlier. That means, if you have updated your device already, it should dead by now. In that case, all you can do is visit one of the 2000+ Mi service centers across the country. Xiaomi has also promised that it would repair the devices free of cost.
Xiaomi has so far sidestepped Mi A3 when it comes to update priorities. A while ago, the company mistakenly rolled out a Mexican firmware to the Global variant which disabled SIM-functionality. Even before that, users literally had to sign a petition to raise the awareness of the older Android-10 update delay.
With two major Android updates served already, we really hope the company doesn’t repeat its mistake while providing future security updates.