Xiaomi Mi A2 getting revised October security update before Android 10 (Download link inside)
Xiaomi came up with the Mi A2 in July 2018. The device is a decent mid-ranger and sports Snapdragon 660 SoC, 4/6 GB of RAM, along with a 3,000 mAh battery.
Previously, the device got a new security update back in mid-October, that brought in the October patch along with some enhancements. Though the update was meant to bring stability improvements, it allegedly carried lots of bugs with it.
Users reported issues like boot loop and bricking of the device with the installation of the update. Check out the user reports below on XDA:
However, in a recent development, Xiaomi has addressed this issue and pushed a new October OTA for the Mi A2 smartphone. It carries version number V10.0.16.0.PDIMIXM (previous one was V10.0.15.0.PDIMIXM) and weighs in about 92.3 MB in size.
Below is the official changelog and the screenshot of the update:
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.
It is being pushed via OTA and will take some time in hitting all the devices. You can check for it by heading to Settings>>Systen>>System updates.
However, you can download the update package file from the below download section for manual sideloading:
- Device: Mi A2
- Codename: jasmine
- Channel: Global Stable
- Version: V10.0.16.0.PDIMIXM
- Android: 9
- Type: Recovery
- Download: Link
- MD5: e641d6c111b1c29ba6aeceef9a3ae410
- Type: Recovery
Notably, there were some speculations that the Android 10 update will be rolled out for the Mi A-series by October. According to Xiaomi Support, Mi A2 lite was slated to receive the Android 10 update in the beginning of last month.
While for Mi A3, it was promised at October end. But, this did not happen, blame it on the bugs and issues that surfaced with the previous updates.
However, with the arrival of this new October update, users can expect the Android 10 update for the Mi A2, A2 Lite and A3 soon. We will keep you in the loop, once we have more information in this regard.
Note – You can check out our Xiaomi section to keep yourself updated regarding all the latest happenings around Xiaomi smartphones.
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