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Earlier last month, Xiaomi released the Android 10 kernel sources for the stunning Mi A2 and Mi A3 devices. This brought the official Android 10 OTA update for Xiaomi’s Android One smartphone range. The first device to receive the stable update was the Mi A2; which was last month. Today, the Chinese smartphone giant has released the same for the Mi A3. So download and install Android 10 OTA update for the Xiaomi Mi A3.
Apparently, the internal beta program for Mi A3 has concluded and Xiaomi is now releasing the first stable build of Android 10 for the device. The OTA comes in a package of 1.3 GB in size. It packs all the Android 10 goodies like Dark Mode (or Dark Theme for Android One), smart reply, brand new gesture navigation system, advanced privacy and location controls, and the latest Android security patch level. It features the newer December 2019 security patch.
Unfortunately, the update is now put on a hold due to a number of bugs that users are reporting. Initial reports say that the update is paused due to Coronavirus. However, one post at Xiaomi forums lists a collection of known issues with the Mi A3 Android 10 firmware update. The bugs include system issues, camera bugs, UI element glitches, and a fingerprint bug as well. So if you are looking forward to installing this update, be careful.
As reported by users, the update is quite stable for the first release. However, there may be some bugs like the UI glitches. Also, some important features like VoWiFi may be missing with this update. Now, the update is currently rolling out in the regions of Asia in phased manner. You can either wait for the update to arrive on your device, or simply grab the OTA from below and update your Mi A3 manually to Android 10.
Known bugs with the first build of Android 10 for Xiaomi Mi A3
Fingerprint scanner not working properly.
[SOLUTION] – https://c.mi.com/thread-2916897-1-0.html
Bug type: UI
Mismatch of fonts, “Customize You MI A3” doesnot working properly.
Bug type: System
After using Video Calling/ some apps, the system sometimes will reboot in looping.
[SOLUTION] Some factory reset may “fix”
Bug type: Camera
- Stock Camera app is closing when choose the Pro Mode in some circunstances
- Shutter speed control is not present
- Chinese language on Tips menu
Bug type: System
- SD Card corrupted/ not working intended after the update.
- UI Corners not working as intended when passing through
- Qualcomm Report Tool present on public stable rom. (it is a production tool?)
Download Android 10 for Xiaomi Mi A3
Xiaomi Mi A3’s Android 10 update is now available for download now. While the update was meant to be released in mid-February 2020, reports say that the update is delayed due to Coronavirus. But that may just be false and paused because the official Android 10 update for the Mi A3 has a mot of bugs.
You have a Mi A3, then simply go to settings > system updates > and check for any OTA updates. Alternatively, grab the Android 10 OTA update zip from below and manually update your Xiaomi Mi A3.
Firmware details and OTA downloads:
Device codename: laurel_sprout_global
Download: V126.96.36.199.QFQMIXM [Note: Update has been rolled back, exercise caution.]
- Optimization: Increased system stability
- Optimization: Reduced system lag
Note that, this update may require a locked Bootloader to apply. Although this is a recovery update (tutorial here), you can also install it using a custom TWRP recovery or via Fastboot method (tutorial here). Also, backup before your update. Android 10 will arrive for Xiaomi Mi A3 soon. So stay tuned!