A few days ago, Xiaomi released a «stable beta» of Android 12 to experimental testers, becoming the first OEM to consider the latest version of the OS to be at least somewhat stable. However, it is worth considering that data has already appeared on the network that this update kills some devices. According to the Xiaomiui website and feedback from users in the respective communities, the Android 12 update for Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra, Mi 11 and Mi 11i can brick your phone and turn it into a brick, at least for now. It is not clear whether these smartphones are easy to cure, as the manufacturer itself has not yet said anything about it.
The updates responsible for the problem have version numbers 126.96.36.199.SKAMIXM, 188.8.131.52.SKBMIXM and 184.108.40.206.SKKMIXM for Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra, Mi 11 and Mi 11i respectively. Xiaomiui reports that the problem occurs during the installation process. Moreover, Xiaomi is now warning users to always back up their data due to the potential loss of personal information as part of installing a beta version of the operating system. But the bricked issue is still surprising given that the build was labeled «MIUI Stable based on Android 12» even though it obviously wasn’t anywhere near stable. As such, users wishing to try out Android 12 at such an early stage are advised not to update to the aforementioned builds and back up their data before installing any similar future releases.
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