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

Original story (published on March 26, 2020) follows:

After confusing and probably messing around with the users, the Android One powered Xiaomi Mi A3 was finally served with the Android 10 update. But just when users were starting to experience the latest OS on their phones, the update was halted due to bugs.

Users who installed the buggy Android 10 updates on there Mi A3 started reporting broken in-display fingerprint sensors among many other issues.

Moreover, the Chinese OEM cleared the air that the stable update will start to roll out once, all the bugs are fixed. The option of rolling back to bug-free Android 9 Pie firmware was also ruled out as Xiaomi warned the users that it would cause an adverse effect on the Mi A3.

Mi A3
Xiaomi Mi A3

However, the OEM was quick to react to this situation and rolled out a bugfix beta update that brought in a cure for the fingerprint scanner and battery issues. Xiaomi also stated that the stable update could be delayed until the end of this month i.e. March 2020.

Finally, a few days ago, the Android 10 update saw the light of the day and was released with the March 2020 security patchset, but was pulled back yet again due to un-named bugs.

And in the process of annoying and frustrating the users once again, as per user reports, Xiaomi started sending out the Android 10 update tagging along March security patch.

Now you might think that this is a piece of good news right??? But the answer to this is no. Because PiunikaWeb readers, Lalit and Felipe Coelho, took to Twitter to bring this to our notice that the update could not be installed as it throws the “Couldn’t update Installation problem” error.

@XiaomiIndia @MiIndiaSupport
WTF is this?? This is the fourth time #MiA3 update in 1 month. And there’s installation problem. Do you guys even do QC before rolling out OTA??


mi a3 update error

I received this update notice today but unable to download and install. My phone is already updated to android 10 and has also got March security update. Then what does this update contain?


mi a3 android 10 update error

Matter of fact, this issue has surfaced for the people who already installed Android 10 along with the March patch on their Mi A3. These users got the notification, but the update, due to some unknown reasons, cannot be installed.

This issue has been reported by several other Mi A3 users and you can check out a few of those tweets below:

xiaomi mi a3 user reports
Source – 1, 2, 3

As of now, nothing has been said by Xiaomi about this matter or on why the Android 10 updates are released and pulled back multiple times. If you are a Mi A3 user and want a personal opinion, then probably a new phone awaits you!

Or if you still want to stick with the controversial Mi A3 phone then, we will keep you in the loop and update you as and when we have more information in regard to the issue highlighted here.

Update 1 (March 26)

A new Android 9 Pie-based update has been rolled out by Xiaomi amidst Android 10 woes. Read the whole story here.

Update 2 (March 27)

The fact that there are new Android Pie-based March security updates rolling out to the Mi A3 suggests that the Mi A3 Android 10 OTA rollout has been halted. There is a deeper dive into this story here.

Update 3 (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 4 (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.

Update 5 (April 23, 2020)

Xiaomi finally pushes a stable Android 10 update for the MI A3 which reportedly fixes all the bugs. Head here for more details.

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