In spite of lagging behind recent flagships , Xiaomi’s Poco F1 poses tough competition to leading smartphones like OnePlus 6. Now, Xiaomi is trying to fill up this gap by upgrading the F1 to the latest version of Android.

As promised at the time of its launch, Xiaomi has rolled out Android Pie for Poco F1. The current update comes through Xiaomi’s open beta channel but if you’re eager to give it a try, all you need to do is follow some pretty basic step.

The announcement comes well in time as Xiaomi had promised that the Pie update for the Poco F1 will be rolled out by the end of the year. Although the current update is in beta, it seems very stable, as usually is the case with Xiaomi’s MIUI beta builds.

To fer the update, download the update ZIP file from this link to your phone. There are three different methods to install the update. You can either use the Mi Flash tool, as shown in this article or if you have a custom recovery (like TWRP) installed, you may flash the ZIP file directly. It must be noted that using either of these methods may result in data loss and you’ll need an unlocked bootloader.

However, if you want to retain your data, you can use the System Update option in Settings. Go to Settings> About phone> System Update on your Poco F1. Tap on the three dots in the top right corner and select “Choose update package” and navigate to the directory in which you save the update ZIP, and follow the prompt to reboot and install.

Just like the closed beta for Poco F1 which was leaked a few weeks ago, this version of MIUI 10 does not support some of the useful Android Pie features including Digital Wellbeing, Adaptive Battery, and Adaptive Brightness. Likewise, the touch issues have not been resolved yet.

However, with a recent update, Xiaomi has fixed the problem of notification icons not appearing in the status bar. Now, every time you unlock your device, badges related to pending notifications appear in the status bar for a few seconds, on the left side of the notch. However, these icons disappear soon after and replaced by the clock, and to be able to guess notifications by badges you will have to relock and unlock the phone again.

Tell us about your Android Pie experience on the Poco F1. Like it, love it or hate it? Let us know in the comments below.

Comments

7 COMMENTS

  1. Dear beebom plz help me with this situation:
    My poco f1 is currently on MIUI V10.0.6.0.OEJMIFH…
    When I tried to install the update given above through the link my device says “Can’t verify update

    Couldn’t verify. Looks like current Android version is different from that in your recovery package. Try flashing your device in the fastboot mode.. ”

    How could I resolve this problem please help me asap…

    • Hey Arnav! Sorry to hear that!
      From what I can see, yours is the MIUI 10 stable version. If this method is not working for you, you might have to flash the ZIP file.

      First, you’ll have to unlock the bootloader and it will take at least 3 days because Xiaomi wants you to be in pain. Good part is that it does not void your warranty. Follow this guide: https://beebom.com/how-unlock-bootloader-poco-f1/

      The above process will, in most cases, take 3 days for you to get an approval. After you try for the first time, you’ll be asked to wait for 72 hours. Then, we recommend you to take a backup of your data before you try again in 72 hours.

      Then, you’ll need to follow this guide: https://beebom.com/miui-10-poco-f1-install-global-miui-beta/ to flash the beta.

      However, I must say that if you don’t want to work so much, you might be better off with waiting for a month by which Xiaomi should roll out the stable Pie update.

        • If you’re facing any issue with the current build, let us know and we’ll try to ask Xiaomi about – although they only entertain favorable questions.

          • The only issue I face right now is that on many apps and all the places with black background except the home screen the navigation buttons remain black making them invisible on black screens …. But this thing is not the same on the home screen.. on home screen with black background these buttons become white in colour… I would love to see the same in every app and place with dark background … Thanks a lot for the help !!!

  2. Dear beebom please expose the futility of updating miui android versions without including the good feature of the newer android version. Xiaomi keeps doing that. Even though the latest miui 10 beta comes with android pie, it doesn’t have any visible difference between Oreo based rom. On the other hand oneplus incorporates newer Pie in their latest Oxygen OS. It’s true that xiomi provides good value for money hardware, but the software experience is a kind of cheating. I believe they will even provide Android Q update without even altering a single thing in the miui 10.

    • I agree. That has always been the case. Xiaomi has always prioritized MIUI over Android updates. Can’t say that is cheating, precisely because other manufacturers also do this Huawei/Honor, Oppo, Vivo, almost every Chinese vendor because the country’s govt restricts use of non-Chinese software.

      Honestly, I’m not even a MIUI fan and would rather install custom ROM if it wasn’t for the features in the camera app.

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