[Updated] Xiaomi Mi A3 Android 10 update re-released along with March security patch

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

Original story (published on March 18, 2020) follows:

Following months of waiting, the stable Mi A3 Android 10 update was finally released late last month. This came after Xiaomi had already pushed the OS to the older Mi A2, much to the dismay of many Mi A3 owners.

Naturally, being the newer device, the Mi A3 was expected to receive Android 10 ahead of the Mi A2, but hey, we don’t make the rules. Soon after the OS went live, numerous complaints about a botched fingerprint scanner started showing up in various forums.

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Mi A3

With reports of the fingerprint issues and many others rising, Xiaomi had no option but to quickly halt the rollout before it reached a bigger number of Mi A3 units. The company then promised to re-release the Mi A3 Android 10 update after addressing the fingerprint issue, but gave no specific date.

When pressed for a date, it was confirmed that a patched-up version will be pushed to the device by the end of March. This revelation came after Xiaomi pushed a minor beta update to the device to address some of the bugs in the initial Android 10 firmware.

With the issues seemingly addressed, Xiaomi has now resumed rolling out Android 10 to the Mi A3 as version 11.0.8.0.QFQMIXM. The update is available to those who had already received the initial Android 10 as a small OTA weighing in at 32MB.

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As well as for those who were still on Pie, where the OTA size is 1.3GB or 1.37GB in some cases. In either case, you also get the latest March 2020 security patch installed, but some users say there is still no added support for VoWiFi calling on Airtel and Reliance Jio in India.

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Matter of fact, none of Xiaomi’s Android One devices support VoWiFi calling, including the Mi A1, Mi A2, and Mi A2 Lite. But we expect that at some point the feature will be made available via a software update.

This is an airborne update, meaning some users will get it ahead of others. Also, since its the Beta Stable version, it may be discontinued anytime in case of bugs, so better stick around until the stable version arrives. See the announcement post here.

We will be looking out for the download link and update this story when we get it.

Android 10 changelog

Dark mode in the system.
Smart answers.
New permissions for more privacy and transparency.
Advanced volume control from any screen.
New Digital Wellbeing Features
Gesture navigation
Always-on screen
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For those getting the March patch, the changes include correction of the error when starting the Pro Mode in Spanish on the camera and fixed bug where the fingerprint sensor was not showing on the lock screen.

Update 1 (March 18, 2020)

Following the update to Android 10 for Mi A3 owners, Xiaomi has shed some light on some of the issues and concerns users are facing after the update in an Android 10 update Q/A. Get the full details here.

Update 2 (March 19, 2020)

According to multiple reports, it seems Xiaomi has once again halted the Mi A3 Android 10 update. Get the full story here.

Update 3 (March 20, 2020)

A Mi forum moderator has confirmed that the rollout has indeed been halted. See the full story here.
Update: Apparently, this confirmation was in line with the initial rollout and not the re-released version. The download link for the patched-up version can be found below.

Update 4 (March 23, 2020)

We now have the download link for the latest Mi A3 Android 10 update with March security patch.

  • Device: Xiaomi Mi A3
  • Codename: laurel_sprout
  • Channel: Global (India) Stable
  • Version: V11.0.8.0.QFQMIXM
  • Android: 10
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: 79d650b0da0446ce1329b600a736b932

Update 5 (March 26, 2020)

Some Mi A3 owners on Android 10 started receiving a new March security update not long ago, but they can’t install the update for some reason. See the full story here.

Update 6 (March 27, 2020)

Even more interesting is that Xiaomi is rolling out new Android Pie-based builds to Mi A3 units that had not received the OTA update to Android 10, effectively rendering the latter update unavailable.

Yeah, you read that right. The fact that Pie-based builds are now rolling out to the Mi A3 means the update to Android 10 has been pulled yet again. See the full story here.

Update 7 (April 7, 2020)

The Android 10 update for the Mi A3 been re released with the April security patch. Head here for the complete coverage.

Update 8 (April 13, 2020)

Disappointed with the buggy Android 10 push and pull game, Mi A3 owners are asking for refunds. Head here for the complete coverage.

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