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

Original story (published on January 20, 2020) follows:

Xiaomi has this unwanted history of rolling out major Android OS upgrades to its Android One devices with plenty of bugs. Those who have used the Mi A1 and Mi A2 and picked up major OS upgrades will attest to this.

Matter of fact, the recent Mi A2 Android 10 update has been going through this very cycle. The initial OTA was spotted last week and hardly had the rollout been felt by the Mi A2 community than Xiaomi took it down for unknown reasons.

mi a2 cancelled update
Mi A2 Android 10 update was cancelled for unknown reasons

The issues have since been addressed, so it seems, as the device is now receiving a newer Android 10 build with the latest January 2020 security patch. The initial version arrived with an older December 2019 patch.

Speaking of January security update, this is what owners of the Mi A3 are now receiving. But unlike the Mi A2, the newer model is still getting a Pie-based update with nothing more than security improvements and the usual stability improvements.

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Mi A3 January 2020 security update (Source 1, 2)

By rolling out the Mi A3 January security update based on Android Pie, Xiaomi basically confirms that Android 10 won’t be released this month. Of course, this excludes those who have reportedly been selected to take part in the closed beta program in India.

This shouldn’t come as a surprise for PiunikaWeb readers, though. Last week, we told you about Xiaomi India’s position on this matter, where support noted that the rollout is not expected until mid-February 2020.

Perhaps it’s only a couple or so weeks away before the Mi A3 Android 10 update arrives. Xiaomi better make the wait worth it by ensuring it’s a bug-free update.

As for those who haven’t received the latest Mi A3 January 2020 security patch OTA, we do have the download link below for manual installation. The update carries software version 10.3.13.0.PFQMIXM.

  • Device: Xiaomi Mi A3
  • Codename: laurel sprout
  • Channel: Global Stable
  • Version: 10.3.13.0.PFQMIXM
  • Android: 9
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: 7a6214736544665075578e457076479f

Update 1 (February 17, 2020)

A month down the line, Xiaomi is still keeping Mi A3 owners guessing about the release of Android 10 update for the device. More details here.

Update 2 (March 01)

The update is finally live now. Complete coverage here.

Update 3 (March 18, 2020)

Xiaomi is rolling out the patched-up version of Android 10 to the Mi A3 with the latest March 2020 security patch. See the full story here.

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Hillary Keverenge
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Tech has been my playground for over a decade. While the Android journey began early, it truly took flight with the revolutionary Lollipop update. Since then, it's been a parade of Android devices (with a sprinkle of iOS), culminating in a mostly happy marriage with Google's smart home ecosystem. Expect insightful articles and explorations of the ever-evolving world of Android and Google products coupled with occasional rants on the Nest smart home ecosystem.

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