Poco F1 Users Unable to Download Asphalt 9, Recent OTA Likely to be Blamed

Poco F1 Asphalt 9

A few hours ago, Pocophone rolled out the first OTA to Poco F1. While the update has brought noticeable performance changes and July’s security patch, it appears to have blocked the pathway for downloading one of the most popular games on the Google Play Store.

Many of our readers reached out to us, informing us that they are unable to download Asphalt 9: Legends on their newly purchased Poco F1. At first, I found this hard to believe as Asphalt 9 has been among the games that I tested the smartphone’s gaming performance on.

Surprisingly, Asphalt 9 does not show up on the Google Play Store anymore when searched from a Poco F1. Moreover, looking up for the game on the Play Store shows an error message, claiming that Asphalt 9 is not compatible with the smartphone as you can see in the image below.

Poco F1 Users Unable to Download Asphalt 9, Recent OTA Likely to be Blamed

Well, this is a deal breaker for many users who showed immense support for Xiaomi’s new experiment with flagship pricing. Despite great hardware that can run almost every game with a breeze and that too without letting the system heat up, users have been locked out from playing the mind-gripping game.

I am exactly not sure what is to blame for this issue but the only culprit which I can see is the recently pushed software update. This is because I have had Asphalt 9 installed on the Poco F1 for a week and have had a seamless experience while playing the game.

We’ve reached out to Pocophone/Xiaomi and Gameloft to help you resolve the issue as soon as possible. Meanwhile, I must inform you that members of our team have witnessed a similar issue on Huawei P20 Pro, Nova 3, and Asus Zenfone 5Z. While the first two devices received support in a matter of few days, Zenfone 5Z still gets an error message.

For now, there are two solutions – you can either wait patiently for the game or download the latest version of Asphalt 9 from this link. Meanwhile, you can get back to us, sharing the version of MIUI so that we can relate this with the recent update.

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  • Many apps like Antutu benchmark shows that the front camera is of 5MP. I think the camera quality is reduced and when I tested it, I found that the images were blurry!!!

    • Hey! Thanks for pointing out. I tried it out. While benchmarking apps are detecting it as 5MP, pictures details in galley show that they are still in 8MP. But we’ll contact Xiaomi on this and get back to you. 🙂

  • Asphalt 9 was incompatible from the get go,at least for us aka the consumer’s, so I don’t think the ota had got anything to do with it!

    • I downloaded it a week before and it has worked for me since. We’re waiting for Xiaomi and Gameloft’s reply

  • It is working on zenfone 5z , download outside of playstore and run it in full screen mode. Default mode does not work.
    – 5z user

    • Hey, yes that ways it works for most phones (we included a link in the article too). But a lot of us are concerned about not being able to download in from the Play Store.

  • Guyz, guyz one more thing. I found users complaining about, they are not able to stream HD video(720p as well as 1080p) on their Poco F1 via any social media, like Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, Netflix. Even igyaan tweeted about the same that it #POCO F1 does not support HD Streaming. Lol. It’s hard to believe.
    Hope to see an article about this from you guyz.

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