Xiaomi came up with its Mi A series back in 2017 with the Mi A1 as the very first entry. Cut to now, the latest entry in the series is the Mi A3 which was launched back in 2019. The device runs on Android One which means that it will receive monthly security updates for three years.

It seems that Xiaomi simply holds on to the Android One update schedule guidelines for its Mi A series without paying much attention to the quality of its software. The July security update started rolling out to the Mi A3 earlier in the month and it was a complete disaster.

Mi A3
Xiaomi Mi A3

The update for the Mexican variants was pushed out to the Global units with some pre-installed apps that could not be uninstalled. Also, there was an issue related to the second SIM card because of which Xiaomi released a public service announcement and the update was pulled.

However, the Mi A3 Global units received another update with July security patch as version V. While the July update did not roll out to the European units earlier, it has finally arrived with version V11.0.5.0.QFQEUXM.


Users of the European Mi A3 units have been waiting for the July security update for sometime and it is now rolling out to them over the air. Nevertheless, if you want to flash the update manually, you can download it from the link below.

  • Device: Xiaomi Mi A3
  • Codename: laurel_sprout
  • Channel: Europe Stable
  • Version: V11.0.5.0.QFQEUXM
  • Android: 10
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: 79d7c1c43e91a91ab7f7a397653e9e78

With this update, the July security patch has rolled out to all the Mi A3 units and hopefully, no more bugs are present. Meanwhile, stay tuned to PiunikaWeb for more such stories.

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Deveshwar Bhardwaj
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I'm a techy who is particularly fond of Android smartphones. A writer who usually finds himself on the other side of the spectrum. An artist who likes to sing and play the guitar. Also a photographer when in the mood.

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