Update | 03/10 – Just a day after announcing the rollout of the update to Android 10 for the Mi A2 Lite, Xiaomi has been forced to stop rolling it out. More information at the end of the article.
After a complicated deployment of Android 10 for the Xiaomi Mi A2 and Mi A3, which due to certain problems forced Xiaomi to temporarily stop the arrival of the update, the Beijing company seems to be ready to bring the latest version of the operating system the most modest of the models in its A series.
This is stated by the brand itself through its official forum, where it announces the official arrival of Android 10 to the Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite.
Of course, Xiaomi seems to have learned from its mistakes, and to avoid having to suspend the update in the same way that it did with the other two models of the A series, the company has decided release the update in a somewhat unusual way.
The update to Android 10 arrives randomly to some Mi A2
As the brand itself explains in the statement, the update to Android 10 for the Mi A2 Lite has been partially released, so that only reach some terminals around the world. In this way, the possible failures that may arise do not affect all the owners of a Mi A2.
Y, What devices will it reach? I'm afraid, for the moment, it is not possible to know. Xiaomi has reported that the update will land on a limited number of randomly selected terminals.
That said, the update in question comes under the firmware V188.8.131.52.QDLMIXM based on Android 10. The news introduced by this version are the same as Google announced at the time of the release of this version, highlighting among them the new gesture navigation system, the dark theme, improved notification management or the ability to easily share the password of a Wi-Fi network to which we have previously connected.
Beyond that, Xiaomi has also included own changes in the system, including the inclusion of a Qualcomm's own FM radio app which replaces the Xiaomi app that the brand also includes in its terminals with MIUI.
How to check if the update is available for download
Although the update has partially begun its deployment, from Xiaomi they show us the steps to Check if the new version of Android for the Mi A2 Lite It is available for download. To do this, just follow these steps:
Open the system settings app.
Go to "System" and tap on "Check for updates".
If available, the new version will start to download and install automatically.
Finally, just restart the device.
It is worth remembering that, as the firm itself already warned a few days ago, in case of installing Android 10 in one of its models based on the Android One platform such as this Mi A2 Lite, it will not be possible to return to Android 9 easily due to the structural changes introduced by this version of the system. So maybe it's a good idea to wait until you see How is the reception of this new version by the first brave, before making the jump and installing the new edition of the system.
Update – 03/10 | Update stopped
Xiaomi has a serious problem with updates. After being forced to stop rolling out the update to Android 10 for the Mi A2 and Mi A3, the company is now facing a similar situation with the update to Android 10 for the Mi A2 Lite.
And it is that only one day after the deployment of the new version began, a serious fault has been discovered that affects the startup of the operating system, as indicated in XDA-Developers
Fortunately, the update had been partially released and it had only reached a small number of users. However, the company has decided to stop its deployment entirely. In a statement shared with Andro4all, Xiaomi specifies the following:
Xiaomi is aware of Android 10 update issues on Mi A2 Lite and has currently suspended the launch. Our teams are now working to resolve the issue and our goal is to roll out an OTA update by March. Affected users are encouraged to bring their devices to Xiaomi authorized service centers for after-sales assistance. ”
If you have installed the new version on your device and are affected by this problem, it is possible to solve it by following the steps shown from XDA:
- Boot the device in Fastboot mode
- Check which partition is active. To do this, connect the phone to the computer and, through the command console, enter the command "fastboot getvar current-slot" – without the quotes.
- Modify the active partition with the instruction "fastboot –set-active = a" in case the active partition was "b", or vice versa.
- Restart the device with the command "fastboot reboot"