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Original story (published on August 10, 2020) follows:

Xiaomi’s Android One family i.e. the Mi A series offers some of the best budget devices in terms of hardware. However, users of the Mi A series have been through some tough times when it comes to software updates.

Also, there is still no sign of the much anticipated Mi A4 which makes us think whether it will come out or not. Nevertheless, the latest device in the Mi A series, Xiaomi Mi A3, is promised two major OS updates and it has already bagged one of them.

The Android 10 update for the Mi A3 came out in March but it was full of bugs. Most of the issues from the OS update were fixed by the OEM with the monthly security updates.

Xiaomi Mi A3

However, the July update came with its own flaws that were addressed later in the same month and the correct update was rolled out as well. Now, the Mi A3 is getting the August security update with some improvements in terms of system lag and stability.

Also, the update version V11.0.20.0.QFQMIXM is up from version V11.0.19.0.QFQMIXM. Xiaomi Mi A3 users can grab the update now via OTA. Those who want to flash it manually can download the update from the link given below.


  • Device: Xiaomi Mi A3
  • Codename: laurel_sprout
  • Channel: Global Stable
  • Version: V11.0.20.0.QFQMIXM
  • Android: 10
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: f9140f6ac596b144b87f2bcd879010c0

While the OEM has not made any official announcements about the Mi A3 August update yet, it seems that users are already receiving it with the latest security patchset. If you have received the update on your Mi A3, feel free to drop a comment below.

Meanwhile, Xiaomi is also updating its other devices with the MIUI 12 update so you can check out our MIUI 12 update tracker to know when it arrives on your device.

Update 1 (August 11)

Xiaomi has now officially announced the release of the Android 10-based August security update for the Global Mi A3. It appears that the new update, dubbed as version is rolling out to a limited number of users for testing before it goes live on all units.

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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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