After a long wait, Xiaomi updated yesterday its Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite to Android 10, great news that did not last long by blocking countless terminals, leaving them totally unusable in an infinite reboot.

After numerous complaints, Xiaomi was forced to cancel this update, unfortunately leaving a large number of Xiaomi MI A2 Lite users unable to use their terminal without any solution so far.

Even so, thanks to the community and especially to users like It was not me by HTCMania, there is an unofficial way to recover (not always works) the Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite after the update to Android 10.

Repair the Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite after the update to Android 10

To recover the Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite, for the moment, it is only possible by recovering the state prior to the update to Android 10. A process that unfortunately will delete all the data saved in the terminal, but so far it has worked for many users.

For this we will have to perform the following steps (BEWARE, the process is certainly complicated, so if you are not used to using the terminal, we recommend you not to do it):

  1. Download SDK, adb and fastboot tools: here
  2. Download and install the drivers for our PCs: here
  3. Once we have everything downloaded and installed, we proceed to carry out the following process:
    1. With the terminal off, simultaneously press the power button and the one of volume down. Once the terminal vibrates and turns on, release the power button while keeping the volume down button.
    2. Once inside the fastboot screen we connect the Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite to the PC (recommended to use the original cable and do this quick process before it restarts on its own).
    3. From the folder where we have installed adb and fastboot we open a terminal and type the following: fastboot devices
    4. If it detects our smartphone, we will check in which slot the terminal is starting up using the following command: fastboot getvar current-slot
    5. Depending on the slot in which it is located, A or B, we will type the following command followed by the slot opposite to where it is located: fastboot –set-active=a | fastboot –set-active=B
    6. Then we restart the terminal: fastboot reboot
  4. Finally, depending on what appears on the screen:
    • If the Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite takes us to a black screen announcing that the system is corrupted and cannot be booted, click on the restart option. If this error persists we will not be able to do anything else for the moment.
    • If this option does not appear, we turn off the terminal again and start it in fastboot as indicated in step 1. Then we will carry out the whole process again but changing the slot, if before we went from A to B, now we go from B to A.
    • If we are lucky, our smartphone will restart normally, just as it was before its update to Android 10.

As you may have seen, the recovery process is not entirely simple and also does not always work. Likewise, as can be read in the thread of HTCmania It has worked for several users, so we wish you the best of luck until Xiaomi launches an official tool.