If you didn’t update your Xiaomi Mi A3 to Android 11 when the update rolled out, then you are one of the fortunate ones. The Android 11 update for the Mi A3 has bricked quite a few devices after the update and users have taken to Twitter and Reddit to voice their complaints.
Xiaomi is aware of the issue and has stopped the rollout. In a statement issued to Digit, Xiaomi has said, “It has come to our notice that few users of Mi A3 are facing issues with the recent OTA update of Android 11. While the rollout has been stopped already at our end, our teams are working towards resolving the issue at the earliest. Customer experience is our topmost priority, and we regret the inconvenience caused. We will keep all users updated on the next steps.”
While Xiaomi is looking into the issue at their end, angry customers aren’t shying away from experiencing their dissatisfaction. You can check out some tweets below.
mi A3 completely dead after update @Xiaomi have not solved any kind yet
Shame on the @MiIndiaSupport #Bycottxiaomi#mia3bricked @manukumarjain
— Rajesh (@Rajesh33788828) January 4, 2021
Hey @XiaomiIndia, my #MiA3 phone bricked after the @Android 11 updates.
See you in the court, two cases:
1. Display of @MiTVIndia gone in just two years
2. MiA3 bricked just after #Android11 update.@manukumarjain be ready to face the consequences of poor after-sales service.
— Adv. Sunil Thakare (@thakares) December 31, 2020
Mi a3 new android 11 features:
Ultra dark mode (charge never ends)
Hard brick (for reduce tech addiction)
Thank you for make me apple user again@Xiaomi @XiaomiTurkiye #MiA3 #mia3bricked pic.twitter.com/Il2R1fwT39
— Emir GÜRBÜZ (@ehangtr) January 1, 2021
The Mi A3 is an Android One device, which means it runs on the vanilla version of Android, more commonly known as stock Android. An Android One smartphone brings with it the promise of two Android version updates in its lifetime. The Mi A3 shipped with Android 9 out of the box and even during the Android 10 update, the smartphone faced issues. The Android 10 update for the Mi A3 was halted twice, and you can learn more about it here.
In other Xiaomi news, the company recently launched its Mi QLED TV in India. You can check out our review of the Mi QLED TV here.