20 December 2018
Android One is an initiative to roll out the latest Android updates to smartphones which have not been manufactured by Google but are supported in terms of software. Xiaomi Mi A2 has captured many hearts since the day of its launch. While the device runs on Android Pie, it also at times, gets stuck in a bootloop. A bootloop is when the phone gets stuck at the boot logo and fails to load. Unfortunately, it appears that the January Android Pie update for the smartphone has caused it.
This leaves users with very few options as Xiaomi has also stopped allowing its Mi A2 users to roll back to previous versions of Android. The first Android Pie update for the smartphone dropped in November. Since then, the company has been rolling out the update in waves. However, it’s the January update which has caused the smartphone to get stuck in a bootloop. Once the update has been downloaded, the smartphone prompts for a reboot. Unfortunately, for many users, the phone just never booted back into the operating system. Mi A2 users took to many social networking platforms to express their grievances.
After a little digging, it was discovered that Xiaomi was rolling out two separate updates: V10.0.2.0.PDIMIFJ and V10.0.3.0.PDIMIFJ. Based on the symptoms reported by users, the fault lies in updating the inactive slot. Sadly, most of the victims have a locked bootloader so manually flashing via fastboot is an option for them. Hopefully, Xiaomi will get to the bottom of it and resolve the issue as fast as possible!