Xiaomi Mi A3 Android 11 update reportedly bricking devices

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Xiaomi launched the Mi A3, the company’s last Android One device, in India back in August 2019 under the Android One program. As per the policy, the smartphone is eligible to receive Android 11 update. A couple of hours ago the company started rolling out Android 11 update for Mi A3 in India. Seems like it is not going well, as there have been numerous complaints about the device not booting up after the update.

Users took it to social media channels to register their complaints about the same. Take a look at a few posts,

The company has not acknowledged the issue, nor it has advised users to not go ahead with the update. At the time of writing this post, we checked our unit, and the update was still available on the device.

This is not the first instance when Mi A3 users are facing trouble after a system update. Back in July, the company had rolled out an update for the smartphone which affected the dual sim functionality of the device. Though, the company was quick to rectify the issue, and roll out an update to fix the issue.

Earlier this year in Feb, the smartphone received Android 10 update but brought multiple issues along with it, so the company had to pull back the update a few days later. Later, the company rolled out another Android 10 update with bug fixes in April.

As of now, we would advise our readers to not update their devices until the company finds the cause resulting in bricking since it doesn’t let you go to bootloader, and it doesn’t respond when you connect it to PC. We recently tried Android 11 based Paranoid Android on our Mi A3, you can head over to this post to learn how to install it on your device.


Author: Srivatsan Sridhar

Srivatsan Sridhar is a Mobile Technology Enthusiast who is passionate about Mobile phones and Mobile apps. He uses the phones he reviews as his main phone. You can follow him on Twitter and Instagram





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