Rumour | Xiaomi may have pulled the Android 10 update for the Mi A2 again

The Mi A2 started receiving Android 10 last month. (Image source: Xiaomi)
The Mi A2 started receiving Android 10 last month. (Image source: Xiaomi)
While the Mi A3 continues its wait for Android 10, its predecessor received its final OS upgrade last month. The upgrade path to Android 10 for the Mi A2 has not proven straightforward though, with it being possible that Xiaomi has pulled the OS upgrade for the second time because of bugs.
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Xiaomi finally released Android 10 to the Mi A2 last month, but it has not been plain sailing since then. Xiaomi initially started upgrading handsets to V11.0.4.0.QDIMIXM, a 1.3 GB download that contained the December 2019 set of security patches. However, the company then seemingly pulled this build a few days after it went live. Although Xiaomi did not offer any reasons why it ceased the rollout of V11.0.4.0, some people stated that the build contained a host of bugs, which seems like a good reason to pull it.

Piunikaweb then reported that Xiaomi had release V11.0.5.0.QDIMIXM, a build that came in two forms. If your Mi A2 had already been upgraded to V11.0.4.0, then the V11.0.5.0 update was just a 162.8 MB download. Conversely, Xiaomi also issued a full build for those who had not upgraded their handsets to V11.0.4.0 before it was pulled.

While this build also upgraded the Mi A2 to the January 2020 set of security patches, multiple people reported that it did not resolve the bugs that had been present in V11.0.4.0.

Now, it seems that Xiaomi may have pulled V11.0.5.0. Alternatively, it could be that the build has yet to reach all regions. Regardless, several people are reporting that their Mi A2 handsets remain stuck on Android 9.0 Pie. This does not appear to be exclusive to just one region, either.


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Alex Alderson, 2020-02-21 (Update: 2020-02-21)
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Prior to writing and translating for Notebookcheck, I worked for various companies including Apple and Neowin. I have a BA in International History and Politics from the University of Leeds, which I have since converted to a Law Degree. Happy to chat on Twitter or Notebookchat.