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
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.