Xiaomi’s Mi A series has had a lot of troubles when it comes to software updates which might be why the OEM did not come up with the Mi A4.

The Mi A3 remains the latest entry in Xiaomi’s Android One series which is also in line to get the Android 11 update.

Xiaomi Mi A3

While the Mi A3 saw a major update blunder back in July, it seems that the OEM has not learnt anything from that fiasco.

Now, the Mi A3 is getting the October and September security updates at the same time but the updates are rolling out to different variants respectively.

Those on the European Mi A3 units are getting the September security update while the global variant is receiving the October patch.


It is unclear why Xiaomi is rolling out two different security patches to both variants as no official announcements have been made by the OEM on the matter.

Nevertheless, both updates are live over the air and users of the Mi A3 can grab them as per their respective region.

Also, those who want to install the security updates manually can use the download links given below.

Global Variant

– Optimization: Increased system stability
– Optimization: Reduced system lag

  • Device: Xiaomi Mi A3
  • Codename: laurel_sprout
  • Channel: Global Stable
  • Version: V11.0.22.0.QFQMIXM
  • Android: 10
    • Type: Recovery

European Variant


– Updated Android Security Patch to September 2020.
– Increased system security.

  • Device: Xiaomi Mi A3
  • Codename: laurel_sprout
  • Channel: Europe Stable
  • Version: V11.0.9.0.QFQEUXM
  • Android: 10
    • Type: Recovery

It must be noted that Xiaomi rolled out several botched Android 10 updates for the Mi A3 which pushed users to ask for a refund.

And now, this new episode clearly shows that the OEM does not pay much attention to its Android One series of devices.

With such software update episodes, one can only imagine how Xiaomi might go ahead with the Android 11 update for the device in question.


That said, we will keep tracking this for further development and will provide updates once more information becomes available.

In the meantime, you can check out our Xiaomi Android 11 update tracker as the likes of Mi 10 series and Redmi K30 Pro have already received the latest OS update.

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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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