Just today, a new Xiaomi Mi A3 update started arriving with the March security patch. Unfortunately, the update won’t download, it shows an error message painted in red “couldn’t update installation problem.”
According to a moderator in the Mi community forum, if you’re on Global V11.0.X.0 and received the new Xiaomi Mi A3 update, you should ignore it. The update is for those still running Android 9, and on the device running Android 10, it will return an error.
With that, you should avoid the update, besides 1.3GB for a security patch is rather big, which is another reason not to download. From the screenshot below, it shows the update with just 93.4MB, reasonable for a security update.
Nevertheless, it’s still a big “L” for a company as big as Xiaomi, failing to roll out updates without complications to it’s Android One phones. Many people gave up on their phones already, but if you’re still hanging in there, we will be sure to update you on any developments.