Download: Xiaomi Mi A3 and Redmi Note 8 Pro receive Android 10 updates
The Mi A3 and the Redmi Note 8 Pro are amongst Xiaomi’s highlight devices for 2019. While the Redmi Note 8 Pro carries Xiaomi’s mid-range portfolio on its shoulders, the Mi A3 takes charge of Android One duties, giving users an option to officially use Google’s Android instead of MIUI on a Xiaomi device. Despite their importance in Xiaomi’s lineup, the devices have oddly lacked behind when it comes to Android 10 updates. But now, the wait is finally over, as both, the Xiaomi Mi A3 and the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro are now finally receiving their official Android 10 updates.
The Xiaomi Mi A3’s Android 10 update was promised for mid-February 2020, but we recently reported that the update was delayed because of the effects of the novel Coronavirus. The health emergency imposed by COVID-19 is a genuine issue, and we can’t really blame Xiaomi for this delay. Xiaomi had mentioned that there is no new date decided for the update, but surprisingly, we now have access to the official Android 10 update for the Mi A3!
Device codename: laurel_sprout_global
Download: V126.96.36.199.QFQMIXM [Note: Update has been rolled back, exercise caution.]
- Optimization: Increased system stability
- Optimization: Reduced system lag
Kernel sources for the Android 10 update have been around for a while now. For installation instructions, please refer to relevant threads in the forums.
Redmi Note 8 Pro
Alongside the Mi A3, the Redmi Note 8 Pro is also receiving its official Android 10 update, coming in the form of new MIUI 11 builds. Android 10 is available for the regions of EEA and Russia, but we’re expecting to see the update roll out to more regions, including India, in the near future.
Device codename: begonia_global
Device codename: begonia_id_global
Device codename: begonia_ru_global
Device codename: begonia_eea_global
Device codename: begonia_in_global
For installation instructions, please refer to relevant threads in the forums. Generally speaking, we would not advise flashing builds of different regions on your phone, especially on devices like this one. We will update the article with more details when the builds for India and Indonesia roll out.
Thanks to XDA Recognized Developer yshalsager for the download links!