Xiaomi Rolls out Android 11 OTA Update to Mi A3, Bricks Device for Many Users

With the new year rolling in, Xiaomi has started launching the Android 11 update for its Android One Smartphone, the Mi A3 across the world.

The users who have received the update reported that the update is about 1.4 GB and brings about improved notification shade, conversation bubbles, enhanced privacy and all the Key features of Android 11.

If you are a Mi A3 owner and you got the Android 11 update notification and is eager to try out the new features, we suggest you to be a bit patient and not to rush to install the update.

As Xiaomi did not announce an official update release date for the Mi A3, so seeing the Android 11 update rollout is a bit sudden. But, it’s understandable as the company does not need to prepare the MIUI 12 skin for Mi A3. It is an Android One smartphone and runs stock Android.

Witnessing an influx of reports, it looks like someone at Xiaomi has jumped the gun. They have accidentally pushed out a half-baked Android 11 update to Mi A3 users. This sudden incomplete update has bricked the device of some users.

Mi A3 Android 11 update

Mi A3 Bricked After Android 11 Update

Seeing that notification would have been a delight for Mi A3 users, especially after the botched Android 10 update rollout earlier this year. But, it turned into an unfortunate situation in no time.

The Android 11 update that would have been a beautiful gift for the Mi A3 users, especially after the blub try of rolling out Andoid 10 update in 2020, but it turned into massacre as the update has damaged numerous phones on which it is installed.

Several users have taken to Xiaomi’s global community forums (not India as it remains banned alongside PUBG Mobile and TikTok) and social media to complain that the update has bricked their Mi A3. The update has made their device completely unusable.

As the tweets below are suggesting, users report that their Mi A3 units are not responding to button presses nor do they detect power input. This makes the situation grimmer as it’s making it difficult for users even hard, as they can’t reset or rollback their devices.

The bricking issue is not limited to India, several MiA3 users from Greece and Italy have also voiced their complaints on the community forum. Since the update rollout started recently, the root cause of the problem is still unclear.

Xiaomi has not yet issued an official statement, but owning the Mi A3 in the name of stock Android One has turned into one of the biggest nightmares in 2020.

Mi A3 was launched with Android 9 Pie out-of-the-box and received Android 10 back in April 2020. The update was bug-riddled at the start and it took Xiaomi four tries to roll out a proper and stable update.

So, don’t get tempted to install the Android 11 update and wait for a few days for Xiaomi to make an official statement.

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