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Xiaomi promises new Android 10 update for the Mi A2 Lite before the end of March; offers to fix units bricked by botched update too

The Mi A2 Lite may receive another Android 10 update before the end of the month. (Image source: Xiaomi)
The Mi A2 Lite may receive another Android 10 update before the end of the month. (Image source: Xiaomi)
Mi A2 Lite owners have had a bad time of things lately. With the device's Android 10 update causing bootloops on some units, Xiaomi has now urged people to bring their affected handsets in for repair. The company is hoping to release a new Android 10 OTA later this month, too.

It has been over a week since Xiaomi pulled the Android 10 update for the Mi A2 Lite, leaving some handsets stranded on Android 9.0 Pie or a buggy version of Android 10. While there have been multiple reports of the update bricking some devices, rolling back to Android 9.0 Pie has its own issues. Apparently, doing so can cause system instabilities, which cannot be reverted will a full wipe.

Now, Xiaomi is taking steps to counteract the issues that the initial Android 10 update caused. Announced on Mi.com, it is hoping to release a new OTA this month. While the company is yet to confirm a finalised date, its goal is for the OTA to go live before the start of April.

Secondly, it is urging people to bring their devices in for repair if they are malfunctioning because of the Android 10 update. According to a post on Mi.com, affected Mi A2 Lite units can be sent into Xiaomi authorised service centres or returned to retailers for an RMA.

We would recommend contacting Xiaomi in your region if your handset is one of the affected units. It remains to be seen how Xiaomi proposes to release an OTA to devices that are currently stuck in a bootlop, though.

(Image source: Mi.com via Piunikaweb)

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Alex Alderson, 2020-03-17 (Update: 2020-03-17)
Alex Alderson
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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.