[Update: Rolled back] Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite starts receiving official Android 10 update

[Update: Rolled back] Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite starts receiving official Android 10 update

Update 1 (03/11/2020 @ 02:00 AM ET): The Xiaomi Mi A2 Android 10 update has been pulled back. Users are strongly advised not to update. The original article as published on March 9, 2020, is preserved below.

The Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite was launched way back in July 2018 alongside the Mi A2 as successors to the original Mi A1 under the Android One program. The Mi A2 Lite was a fairly humble device, with specs similar to the Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro. The phone launched with Android 8.1 Oreo, and was later updated to Android 9 Pie some months later. Now, users can rejoice as Xiaomi is finally rolling out Android 10 officially for the device!

Mi A2 Lite XDA Forums

The official Android 10 update for the Mi A2 Lite comes in the form of build number QDLMIXM with an approximate size of 1.1GB. Just last month, we spotted that the device’s Android 10 kernel source code was uploaded by Xiaomi to its official Github, indicating that a release was around the corner — so we aren’t entirely surprised here. We are a little surprised by the delay it has taken to update an Android One device, but some of the delays can be attributed to COVID-19 and the impact it has on several sectors across the world. This Android 10 update should be seeding out to users around the world in small batches initially, with a wider rollout expected in the coming weeks if no critical bugs are found. If you cannot wait, we have download links for the official update package that you can use to sideload the update yourself before it arrives on your device.

You can download Android 10 update (Recovery ROM) using the link below:

Download official Android 10 for the Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite [Caution: Update rolled back]

Please refer to our device forums for installation instructions.


Update: Mi A2 Lite Android 10 update rolled back

Xiaomi has rolled back the Mi A2 Lite’s Android 10 update. The update was apparently not booting for several users, despite being a stable rollout and not a beta test. Though, this was a staged rollout, and this is the exact kind of situation that a staged rollout is executed for. Users are strongly advised not to download and sideload the update, and wait for Xiaomi to investigate the issue and roll out a fixed update.