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.
Hey @XiaomiIndia, my #MiA3 phone bricked after the @Android 11 updates.— Adv. Sunil Thakare (@thakares) December 31, 2020
See you in the court, two cases:
1. Display of @MiTVIndia gone in just two years
2. MiA3 bricked just after #Android11 update.@manukumarjain be ready to face the consequences of poor after-sales service.
Mi a3 new android 11 features:— Emir GÜRBÜZ (@ehangtr) January 1, 2021
Ultra dark mode (charge never ends)
Hard brick (for reduce tech addiction)
Thank you for make me apple user again@Xiaomi @XiaomiTurkiye #MiA3 #mia3bricked pic.twitter.com/Il2R1fwT39
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.