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Download Android 10 HotFix for Xiaomi Mi A3 with March 2020 security patch level

Earlier this month, Xiaomi released stable Android 10 firmware update along with kernel sources for the Mi A2 and Mi A3. The second generation Android One phones Mi A2 and A2 Lite have already received the same. The Mi A3 is now receiving a new OTA update today and may be a HotFix. The previous Mi A3 Android 10 firmware update came with numerous bugs. This new March 2020 update for the Mi A3 may have fixed all the problems. So download and install new Android 10 OTA update for Xiaomi Mi A3.

The Xiaomi Mi A3 Android One device is receiving a new OTA update today with latest March 2020 security patch level based on Android 10. It features a new firmware build number V11.0.8.0.QFQMIXM for the global variant with codename laurel_sprout. Most importantly, the OTA update zip has been captured and available for download. So if you have a Mi A2 device, simply go to settings > system updates > and check for any OTA updates. Alternatively, if you don’t see the update, then grab the full Android 10 OTA update zip from below and manually update your Xiaomi Mi A2.

The full OTA comes in a large 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. Moreover, the missing updates in the previous build like Fingerprint, system, camera app, bootloops, app crashes, etc. So this new update may very well be a HotFix. Regardless, if your Mi A2 phone is on Android 10, it is highly recommended that you update to the latest March update.

Android 10 for Mi A3 March 2020-min

Here are some of the bugs found in the previous Mi A3 Android 10 update: (March HotFix may have fixed these)

  • Fingerprint scanner not working properly
  • Mismatch of fonts, “Customize You MI A3” doesn’t working properly
  • After using Video Calling/ some apps, the system sometimes will reboot in looping
  • Stock Camera app is closing when choose the Pro Mode in some circumstances
  • Shutter speed control is not present
  • Chinese language on Tips menu
  • 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?)

However, if you still have the above mentioned bugs in the new Android 10 update, then you can also find the fix for some of the bugs in our previous post here.

Download Android 10 OTA update for Xiaomi Mi A3 from March 2020

Xiaomi Mi A3’s Android 10 update is now available for download now. This is the full update file from March 2020 for the Mi A3 based on official Android 10.

Firmware details and OTA downloads:

Device codename: laurel_sprout_global
Version: V11.0.8.0.QFQMIXM
Size: 1.3GB
Type:
Download: Gdrive | AFH Mirror
Type:
Fastboot

Note that, this is the full Fastboot zip file. So you cannot install it using ADB sideload or recovery update method from here. You can also install it using a custom TWRP recovery or via Fastboot method (tutorial here). Also, backup before your update. Android 10 may require a locked Bootloader.