For the past few days, owners of the global Xiaomi Mi 9 SE are reporting bricked devices after installing the latest OTA update that the company is currently seeding.
As of now, we don’t know what portion of the devices are affected and if there’s a way to get around the issue but our recommendation is to avoid it altogether until Xiaomi addresses the issue. It’s been around four days since the first incident occurred and was reported on Xiaomi’s community forum.
The firmware in question is the MIUI 10.3.1.0 to EEA – an update for the European market. We’ve been told that the grey import handsets with flashed global ROM are not affected – only those that are purchased from Xiaomi’s official retailers in Europe.