Mi A3 October patch rolling out ahead of much-anticipated Android 10 update

Google unveiled the Android 10 OS back in September and few of the OEMs were able to roll out the latest OS update on the same day as Google. The OEMs were Essential and Xiaomi.

That’s right! One of the heaviest skins i.e. MIUI running Xiaomi phones, also somehow managed to push the stable MIUI 10 based on Android 10 right after it was rolled out by Google for Pixel devices (with some catch!).


The lucky Xiaomi device that received the update was the Redmi K20 Pro which is also known as the “real flagship killer” due to the specs it packs under the mid-range price.

Surely Xiaomi fans are pretty excited to receive the latest software updates on their devices without delay. And in a recent development, Mi A3 is now receiving the latest October security update.

Note that the Android 10 update for the Mi A3 is slated to get pushed by the end of this month. You can check out the screenshot of the chat with Xiaomi official support:


For a refresher, the Xiaomi Mi A3 is an Android One powered device that was released on July 2019. It packs in Snapdragon 665 processor with 4/6GB of RAM and offers 64/128GB of internal storage capacity.

Xiaomi Mi A3 is a rebranded Mi CC9e

It sports a 6.01-inch display with a 32 MP camera under the notch. At the back, it has a triple camera 48 MP+8 MP+2 MP setup. It features an in-display fingerprint scanner along with a 4,030 mAh battery.

Now coming to the latest update, it brings in the October 2019 security patch and carries the build number V10.3.8.0.PFQMIXM. Keep in mind that the September update carried the build number V10.3.6.0.PFQMIXM. It weighs in around 277.2MB in size.

Below is the screenshot and the official update log for the Xiaomi Mi A3:

Update Log:

Fortify your Android One phone with the October
2019 security update from Google, which improves
security and fixes bugs. This update improves the
stability of your device and optimizes its performance.
Please kindly notice that “Face unlock” is now the
only face unlock feature on this device for a better


Note that the update will be rolled out via OTA in batches and will take some time in hitting all the devices. You can check for the update manually by heading to Settings > About phone > System updates.

However, for those who do not want to wait for the OTA and install the update right away, can download the update file from the download section below:

Download Links

  • Device: Mi A3
  • Codename: laurel_sprout
  • Channel: Global Stable
  • Version: V10.3.8.0.PFQMIXM
  • Android: 9
    • Download: Link
    • MD5: 51fc210a7ac97bf0276425c8fcf3dc36

Notably, only the global version is available for download at the moment and no EU firmware till now. Besides, we will keep you in loop regarding this if we have more information.

Happy Installing!

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