The Mi A3 receives another Android 11 update with a working screen recorder as Xiaomi leaves it late with the January security patch
It has been another rough upgrade process for Xiaomi's most-recent Android One handset. While the company has seemingly faced few issues with bringing its devices onto MIUI 12, the move from Android 10 to Android 11 for the Mi A3 has been fraught with problems. Early builds of Android 10 were riddled with bugs too, which was also the case for the Mi A2 and the Mi A2 Lite.
The Mi A3 has now received another update that should not brick handsets, which was an issue with the initial Android 11 update. Xiaomi restarted the Android 11 rollout in early January, but the latest update addresses a missing feature from its predecessor. According to multiple posts on r/MiA3, V126.96.36.199.RFQMIXM includes a working screen recorder, launched from Quick Settings.
The update also brings the Mi A3 onto the January security patch, albeit just as the February patch begins reaching some devices. Oddly, Xiaomi Firmware Updater does not show V188.8.131.52.RFQMIXM on its MIUI Official ROMs Archive. Instead, the website lists V184.108.40.206.QFQMIXM as being the most recent update for the Mi A3.
Nonetheless, V220.127.116.11.RFQMIXM is rolling out as an OTA for devices enrolled on the global branch of Xiaomi's Android One program. The OTA's download size will depend on if you have already upgraded your Mi A3 to Android 11. If that is the case, then the update should be just over 300 MB. For devices still on Android 10, then V18.104.22.168.RFQMIXM will be over a 1.4 GB download.