[Mi A3, A1 too] Xiaomi Mi A2 & Mi A2 Lite grabbing November security patches ahead of Android 10 update (Download links inside)

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

If you carefully look at the current Android 10 update scenario, you should notice that only a handful of mid-rangers got the major version upgrade. Most of the recipients are powered by flagship grade Qualcomm 8 series SoCs, except Huawei P30/P30 Pro.

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Huawei P30 series is based on HiSilicon Kirin 980 chipset

Apart from Snapdragon 670-laden Google Pixel 3a (XL), Nokia 8.1 is the only phone having Snapdragon 710 SoC with official Android 10 update till date. There were some rumors about Mi A3 as well as Mi A2 Lite getting the OTA in October, but it did not materialize.

Interestingly, the regular Mi A2 received a second iteration of the Pie based October patch at the beginning of November. The actual reason behind this revised build was not declared, but the community faced multiple issues with the initial update.

Nonetheless, November patch is now rolling out for the phone.

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And no, this is *not* the Android 10 update you guys are looking for! The size of the incremental OTA package should be sufficient to deduce the fact. Apparently the ~94 MB update is applicable for the users having older October patch (V10.0.15.0.PDIMIXM).

Those having the newer October build (V10.0.16.0.PDIMIXM), however, are getting slightly smaller (around 88 MB) OTA update. The internal version number of the current build with November patch is V10.0.17.0.PDIMIXM, which is yet another step closer to the Android 10 update.

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The download link of the full update package is as follows:

  • Device: Mi A2
  • Codename: jasmine
  • Channel: Global Stable
  • Version: V10.0.17.0.PDIMIXM
  • Android: 9
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: 9092b8428564ede40005aacc44f11aa5

At the time of writing this article, Mi A2 Lite is also getting the November patch. Assuming this is the stepping stone for the upcoming Android 10 update for the phone duo, do install them as soon as you can.

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Mi A2 Lite
  • Device: Mi A2 Lite
  • Codename: daisy
  • Channel: Global Stable
  • Version: V10.0.16.0.PDLMIXM
  • Android: 9
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: 71b77f7c2b4e6f808ef690d5bbc765a9

Do you think Xiaomi will deliver the Android 10 update for Mi A2/A2 Lite before the end of 2019? Comment below.

Thanks Mo7amad for the tip!

Update 1 (November 14)

After Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite, 2017’s Mi A1 is also receiving the November security patch from Xiaomi. However, the latter might not get Android 10 update. Details here.

Update 2 (November 16)

Global variant of Mi A3 is currently getting Android Pie based November patch – just after Mi A1 & A2/A2 Lite. No ETA of Android 10 update till now. Take a look at this article for further info.

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