Xiaomi stops Mi A3 Android 11 update after users complain of bricked devices

By Digit NewsDesk | Published on 04 Jan 2021
HIGHLIGHTS
  • The Android 11 update for the Mi A3 is causing the smartphone to get bricked.

  • Reddit and Twitter are full of users complaining about the issue.

  • Xiaomi is aware of the issue and has stopped the rollout of the update.

Xiaomi stops Mi A3 Android 11 update after users complain of bricked devices
The Mi A3 is an Android One device which means it runs on the vanilla version of Android more commonly known as Stock Android

If you didn’t update your Xiaomi Mi A3 to Android 11 when the update rolled out, then you are one of the fortunate ones. The Android 11 update for the Mi A3 has bricked quite a few devices after the update and users have taken to Twitter and Reddit to voice their complaints. 

Xiaomi is aware of the issue and has stopped the rollout. In a statement issued to Digit, Xiaomi has said, "We are aware of the issue on some Mi A3 devices following a recent Android 11 update. We have since halted the rollout. We kindly request users who experience this issue to visit any of the 2,000 plus service centres across the country nearer to you wherein a solution will be provided for free unconditionally (within or beyond warranty). We regret the inconvenience this has brought about. As a brand committed to offering the best possible user experience, we will continuously improve our products and services."

While Xiaomi is looking into the issue at their end, angry customers aren’t shying away from experiencing their dissatisfaction. You can check out some tweets below.

 

 

The Mi A3 is an Android One device, which means it runs on the vanilla version of Android, more commonly known as stock Android. An Android One smartphone brings with it the promise of two Android version updates in its lifetime. The Mi A3 shipped with Android 9 out of the box and even during the Android 10 update, the smartphone faced issues. The Android 10 update for the Mi A3 was halted twice, and you can learn more about it here

In other Xiaomi news, the company recently launched its Mi QLED TV in India. You can check out our review of the Mi QLED TV here.

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