New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….

Xiaomi has just released the March security patch for the Xiaomi Mi A2.




The Mi A2 is a device which falls under the Android One initiative. Android One devices possess a near stock version of the Android operating system and are bloatware free.

Android One devices are also guaranteed regular security updates and at least two years of Android updates. They are also optimized for Google assistant and come with the full suite of Google applications.


However, the January update from Xiaomi for the Mi A2 did not go according to plan. It caused bootloops for numerous users all over the world, and those who had a locked bootloader had to visit Xiaomi service centers in order to restore their devices back to working condition.

The February update did not improve the situation at all. Various users from around the globe reported having bootlooped devices after the February update. One such user has posted his attempts to recover his phone from the bootloop in vivid detail.

Feb Bootloop - Mi A2

Click to view full post – Mi A2 stuck at Bootloop after February Update by metal_pro

Unfortunately, the user was unable to recover his device even after attempting it for hours. This was due to the fact that he had a locked bootloader which was the case with most Mi A2 device owners.

Failed Repair - February - Mi A2

Click to view full post – Mi A2 stuck at Bootloop after February Update by metal_pro

March Update for Xiaomi Mi A2

The March update for the Xiaomi Mi A2 has been released on March 13. The update has a version number 10.0.5, which is a stable version of Android Pie with a rollout to all users a.k.a a public rollout.

Luckily, there aren’t any reports regarding users encountering bootloops after the March update for the Mi A2. The March update has finally brought Android 9 Pie to all Xiaomi Mi A2 users worldwide without causing bootloop issues.

The March update has fixed multiple issues regarding the Mi A2. The screen flickering and color inaccuracy which was caused by the February has been resolved.

Screen flicker - Mi A2

Click to view full discussion – Screen flickering and poor grey reproduction

The March update for the Xiaomi Mi A2 has also improved the camera quality, when compared to the February update.

Mi A2 Cam Quality - March

Click to view full discussion – Camera quality, March update

Bugs & Issues – March Update

However, the March update for the Xiaomi Mi A2 has brought some less serious issues of its own.

One of the issues discovered so far, is that 4G has been removed from the preferred network type. 4G connection is still set as the default connection type, however, it’s nowhere to be found it the list of preferred network types.

Mi A2 - no 4g Twitter

This has been reported to cause issues if you are using two SIM cards at the same time. According to several users, this causes 1 SIM to have 4G, while the other SIM doesn’t connect to the network.

To fix this issue, all you need to do, is to follow the listed steps below.

  1. Open your Dialer
  2. Call *#*#4636#*#*
  3. Select LTE from phone information
  4. Remove your 1st SIM Card
  5. Repeat steps 2 and 3 with your 2nd SIM card

Additionally, the flash doesn’t turn on when you’re trying to take a selfie. The flash will not come on even if you’ve turned it on manual mode. However, the flash does work if you’re taking a selfie in auto-mode and the AI detects the need for it.

Furthermore, notifications for the Play Store aren’t functioning as of this moment, for a part of Mi A2 users. Some users have reported not being notified when there are available updates or even after the updates have been installed.

Other bugs_Redacted

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In addition, the eMMC issue on the Xiaomi Mi A2 is yet to be fixed it appears (details about this issue can be found here). We found a few users reporting about the presence of the eMMC bug on the Xiaomi Mi A2 March update.

The cache clearing issue exists even after march update. At this point of time I have lost hope

March update for Mi A2 is available! from Xiaomi

Update (29 March, 2019)

Xiaomi pulled back the March OTA update for Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite after users reported various network issues. A new bugfix build (V10.0.7.0.PDLMIXM) is currently rolling out. See here for further details.

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Adrian Jonathan Louis
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I've always been deeply passionate about tech & hail from an IT background. My specialties include mobile computing especially Android and the Windows operating system. I have a yearning for trying out various operating systems and love multi booting my devices.

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