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After the recent MIUI 12 update, users get an error message that reads, “Find Device Closed Unexpectedly”. Before you could do anything, the device reboots on its own, and the process repeats(boot loop). The issue seems to be due to a squabble between an App and the UI’s “Find My Device Settings”.
The issue isn't limited to a certain smartphone model and has been reported by a list of Mi, Redmi, and Poco devices, including the Mi 10T Pro, Mi 10, Redmi K20 Pro, Redmi Note 9, Redmi Note 7 Pro, and Poco X3, among others. Also, it isn't likely to be limited to India as a user from Nigeria has also reported an identical problem on Twitter.
For the unware, a boot loop generally occurs when there is a miscommunication while the device boots. It might be due to corrupt app files, faulty installs, malware, broken system files, etc. Now, before you start speculating, Xiaomi has reportedly clarified the issue with a statement. It says that certain lines of codes are misbehaving during an App update.
Several users of Mi, Redmi, and Poco smartphones are getting affected by the boot loop issue that is causing the devices to restart automatically and the phones running MIUI 12.05 global stable ROM are primarily impacted by the glitch. The error that the users are getting is: “Find device closed unexpectedly”.
Xiaomi has promised it would roll out an update as early as next week to fix the boot loop glitch and already has implemented a temporary containment fix. "While we are working on fixing the issue with the app developer and rolling out a permanent update by early next week, we have put temporary containment measures in place, over the last 36 hours. This fix may need consumers to get their devices flashed at a service center.
Nevertheless, we really hope that Xiaomi responds to the issue quickly and gives a permanent solution as many don’t have the awareness to try either a “safe mode” or other methods to avert the boot loop.
Although Xiaomi is investigating the issue, the company has noted in a statement that it emerged due to certain lines of code misbehaving during an app update. A fix has also been promised that the company said will reach affected users shortly.
Xiaomi has promised a fix that will reach affected users by next week. According to user reports on social media, the phones running on MIUI 12.05 Global Stable ROM seem to have been affected majorly. Users on social media seem to have been reporting the issue since weeks ago, at least. Affected users say that their devices reboot endlessly and they aren't able to use them or make any changes. Few users have also lost all their data and had to eventually reset their phones.