It had been more than three years since one of Xiaomi’s best-selling Android decos had not been updated. It is not, therefore, the most current model, but it is one of those that has accumulated the highest sales volume since its launch in 2018. It is the Xiaomi Mi Box S, which has just received Android TV 12 update with results, at least, that can be improved.
An unexpected update
To be honest, the reality is that, at this point, no one was waiting for an update for this deco to be released. But Xiaomi knows that Thousands of people still use it, so you have decided to think about them in order to provide them with a better user experience. The bad news is that the update has not gone as expected.
Shortly after being broadcast and surprising users, many people have begun to comment that they are experiencing problems. The range of errors is varied and goes from errors that do not affect the experience much to situations in which the deco stays blocked unable to function again.
There will be no more updates
Specialists say that, due to the technical characteristics of the Xiaomi Mi Box S, this will be the last update of Android TV you will receive. From what it seems, the manufacturer’s intention was to finish the device’s journey on a high note and give loyal users a joy with which to continue enjoying it for a few more years.
The change from Android 9 to version 12 has caused errors such as one of the main sound settings disappearing from the options menu. Other users say that what is happening to them is that, after the update, your deco does not turn on again. The only “trace of life” of the device is found in the presence of a flashing light on the front of the device. But beyond that, there is no answer. Furthermore, people who encounter this serious problem say that they also do not have the opportunity to restart the deco in recovery mode. They cannot use it in any way and just wait for an update or solution to their problem to be released.
At the moment, Xiaomi has not commented on what happened, but it is believed that the company will make a move soon. to reassure users. It must be said that the problems are being registered, mainly, with the first generation Xiaomi Mi Box S, the original model that was launched in 2018. In any case, it is advisable not to tempt fate with any of the versions, as less until there is some kind of news that comes from the manufacturer.
If you have this deco, we recommend that you do not install the update even if the message appears on the screen indicating that it is available. There are those who say that perhaps Xiaomi should have left the deco with android as it was, because although it has not been updated for years, continues to perform well. However, this desire to bid it a proper farewell, with the latest update that would be compatible with its technical components, could have clouded those in charge of supervising the launch.
Xiaomi usually behaves quite well in this type of case and has shown good control in the management of its decos, so we hope that it will solve the update file and that it will be contributed a solution for users.