The Xiaomi Mi A3 receives a new update amid continued complaints of unaddressed bugs
The Xiaomi Mi A3 is receiving its third OS update in under two weeks. Earlier this month, Xiaomi updated global devices to V184.108.40.206.QFQMXTC, an update that was not intended for that edition of the Mi A3. Seemingly built for a Mexican carrier model, the update disabled dual-SIM functionality on global models and installed a suite of Telcel apps.
Unsurprisingly, Xiaomi quickly pulled this update and issued V220.127.116.11.QFQMIXM. This update contained the June security patch, re-enabled dual-SIM functionality and removed any Telcel apps or services. Now, Xiaomi has released V18.104.22.168.QFQMIXM for devices that are still on V22.214.171.124.QFQMIXM. The new update brings the July set of security patches, along with the generic changes of increased system stability and reduced system lag.
However, Piunikaweb seems to believe that devices running V126.96.36.199.QFQMIXM may not be eligible for V188.8.131.52.QFQMIXM. If you would download the new update, then you can do so from Xiaomi's servers. The full update is a 1.2 GB download for reference, whereas the OTA is under 300 MB.
However, fans and owners of the Mi A3 are still complaining of Xiaomi's failure to address multiple bugs that continue to plague some devices. According to one detailed post, six major bugs remain in V184.108.40.206.QFQMIXM even after factory resets. We cannot verify how many of these bugs affect multiple devices, but it seems Xiaomi's policy of pushing endless builds to the Mi A3 is not doing the company any favours among fans.