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Xiaomi Mi A2 won't boot after January 2019 update

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vladankrle

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Jan 22, 2019
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I just updated to January 2019 update, everything was fine until i pressed 'Restart now' after it finished updating. Now it froze at Androidone screen. I hold the power button, it vibrates and looks like it's starting up but instead it freezes again at Androidone screen. If I unplug my phone it seemingly shuts down after a while, but again if I try anything it's the same thing again and I remain stuck at the Androidone screen. Please help. Thanks, Vladan
 

UnlimitedBB

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Nov 3, 2011
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Same issue. After the update..phone boots up to Androidone logo and shuts down. If the I press the power button, it vibrates and comes up to Androidone logo and screen goes blank again
 

beelew

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Oct 29, 2017
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I have same problem. for me it because I forgot to remove Magisk before update. I fix by flash December Rom and then update January pacth.
 

Balodis09

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I just updated to January 2019 update, everything was fine until i pressed 'Restart now' after it finished updating. Now it froze at Androidone screen. I hold the power button, it vibrates and looks like it's starting up but instead it freezes again at Androidone screen. If I unplug my phone it seemingly shuts down after a while, but again if I try anything it's the same thing again and I remain stuck at the Androidone screen. Please help. Thanks, Vladan
I have the same issue. I am able to use fastboot commands from my computer, but cannot (or do not know how to) sideload update .tgz file I downloaded from en.miui.com.
Also, I am unable to use adb commands and boot into recovery.
 
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ken218

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Oct 13, 2010
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I can press and hold vol- + power to boot into fast boot.
Then press and hold vol+ + power to get it to boot back to the old partition for normal use.

There might be another update later on which would probably fix the issue?

I tried to update again and now I get the same issue :eek: ouch...
 
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skip-br

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Oct 23, 2010
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Mine went well but I did something wrong in Magisk and it stop booting.
In fastboot mode I've changed it from A to B and it loaded PIE with january update. So, try to change from A to B ou B to A and see if that fixes the problem.
 

ken218

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Oct 13, 2010
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Tried to boot this morning but no luck.
However... The phone came back to live this evening but God knows how.

Mmm... What is going on
 

kgbme

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Jun 27, 2017
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Confirmed, unfortunately

Dammit, you guys!..:) UNFORTUNATELY, this is confirmed!!

Brand new Mi A2 (Global Version), from the shop today and went through System updates - through, to Google January 2019 Security Update and the device will not boot; same problem as with everybody else here. Argh.

EDIT:
However... The phone came back to live this evening but God knows how.
Yup, had just managed to start it: system was up. Went for a Factory Reset and now I'm back in the loop. Stuck again, just upon rebooting. :( This is going the be a serious issue.

Try to start it with holding both volume buttons down and power - then release after logo and, also -perhaps- volume down.

^^ At least, that's what I think I'd done, heh. Sorry, not 100% sure, all happened in -serious- panic! xF

EDIT: Ah, well, thank God (LOL). It looks like there isn't anything wrong with Google's "Security patch level: January 5, 2019" (Android 9)!

However, because this happened through normal operation - it seems that a LOT of people *are* going to have this problem...

How many know that you should Factory (Data) Reset after a (regular, OTA) update; and how many will be able to boot their device, out of the loop. Geez!

P.S. Btw., you owe me *beers! ;$

EDIT: Zomg., this thread is a duplicate, already @
Code:
https://forum.xda-developers.com/mi-a2/help/bootloop-recent-android-ota-update-t3892559
 
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ol3w

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Apr 25, 2019
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Had the same problem here with April's update - hanging on logo screen constantly. Issue resolved when I connected phone to pc. Then it entered into factory reboot mode and finally booted correctly.
 

ken218

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Oct 13, 2010
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Had the same problem here with April's update - hanging on logo screen constantly. Issue resolved when I connected phone to pc. Then it entered into factory reboot mode and finally booted correctly.

I had similar issue with April 2019 update. But mine was switching off few seconds after the Android One logo screen. The phone can boot into fastboot mode though.

But instead of connecting to the PC like ol3w, I had mine connected to a charger to add some juice to the battery, thinking I will have to flash the firmware again. Few minutes later, I was promptted with a "The phone failed to boot previously, do you want to "Retry"/"Shutdown"" screen. (note: I can't really remember if the second option was "Shutdown" or something else). I selected "Retry" thinking it will fail again. But then, couple of minutes later, the phone booted correctly.

Xiaomi's security patch is getting quite... unreliable recently. Wondering if I should abandon ship when pixel 3a is out (if it doesnt cost premium money)
 

Spinet3

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May 8, 2019
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Failed to boot

I had the same problem. My problem was solved by using USB cable. I connected USB cable to the PC and mobile and I pushed Power. Mobile booted correctly and I work from this time. Try it, I wish you good luck.
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