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Xiaomi fixes Mi A3 dual-SIM problem, but many fans remain unhappy

Xiaomi broke dual-SIM functionality on the Mi A3 earlier this week. (Image source: Xiaomi)
Xiaomi broke dual-SIM functionality on the Mi A3 earlier this week. (Image source: Xiaomi)
Xiaomi has fixed the dual-SIM issue that had been affecting some Mi A3 handsets almost as quickly as it caused it. The fix, which arrives courtesy of a new build of MIUI 11, is rolling out now. Understandably, fans and owners of the Mi A3 are unhappy at Xiaomi's repeated missteps with issuing software updates to the device.

The Russian roulette of software updates for the Mi A3 continues. Earlier this week, Xiaomi issued an update that broke dual-SIM functionality, much to the dismay of people on the ensuing Mi Community thread. The update followed a torrid year of updates for the Mi A3 where Xiaomi botched its Android 10 upgrade and then proceeded to issue several buggy updates to the device.

To Xiaomi's credit, it issued a statement within the same day acknowledging the issue. Now, it has pushed a new build to the Mi A3 that it promises will resolve the dual-SIM issue. The update is called V11.0.17.0.QFQMIXM and is a 1.33 GB download. The update will arrive as an over-the-air (OTA) download if it has not already.

V11.0.17.0.QFQMIXM also contains the June 2020 set of Android security patches and apparently removes the Telcel boot animation and associated apps from carrier-locked devices. There are unconfirmed reports that the new update has not been certified with Google. This would be a basic error on Xiaomi's behalf, but we are yet to see widespread discussion about the issue. Nonetheless, Mi A3 owners are unimpressed with the quality assurance of Xiaomi's updates. Multiple people are still complaining that bugs remain unaddressed.

(Image source: DakshitShah)
(Image source: Mi.com)
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Alex Alderson, 2020-07-15 (Update: 2020-07-15)
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