Chinese phone maker Xiaomi has stopped rolling out the Android 11 update for its Android One offering, the Mi A3. The Android 11 update halt from Xiaomi comes as users online reported bricking issues with the Xiaomi Mi A3 after updating to Android 11. The Android 11 update for the Mi A3 was meant to bring the latest Android experience along with features including conversation bubbles, an improved Do Not Disturb (DnD) mode, and more features.
A lot of Twitter users complained that their Mi A3 became dead after installing Android 11 update. According to a user, the smartphone did not even turn on the bootloader or wake up when connected to a PC. “My Mi A3 was dead after downloading Android 11,” another user wrote to the Xiaomi support page on Twitter.
The user further stated that the Xiaomi service centre was unable to fix the problem. The issue is not only limited to just Indian users, as some people overseas have also reported the issue with their Mi A3.
Xiaomi has said that it was aware of the issue and was working on a fix. However, there is no clarity on how the company plans to address the problem, given that the affected smartphones are not even turning on. The company said to a publication, “It has come to our notice that few users of Mi A3 are facing issues with the recent OTA update of Android 11. While the rollout has been stopped already at our end, our teams are working towards resolving the issue at the earliest. Customer experience is our topmost priority and we regret the inconvenience caused. We will keep all users updated on the next steps.”