But one has to weigh the cost of phone being completely useless against a security threat. Or let the company compensate for their mistake and carelessness. Does such things happen with other manufacturers also. I used to own Mi products mostly. Then when samsung came up with descent spec phones at reasonable price I jumped. I never faced any issues with Mi, atleast the updates were mostly proper and never rendered the phone useless
I have two a50s. The one I am using, I had switched off the auto update and fortunately saved myself from rendering one a50 completely useless. My wife's phone had the auto update seitched on in settings. And hence this happened.