[Update: New Build] Download: POCO F1 gets official Android 10 with MIUI 11 update
Google officially rolled out Android 10 back in September last year. Since then, Xiaomi has rolled out MIUI 11 based on Android 10 for a couple of devices, including the Redmi K20 Pro, Mi 9, Redmi K20, Redmi Note 7, and more. While the company did release MIUI 11 for the popular POCO F1 back in November last year, the build was based on Android 9 Pie. Late last year, Xiaomi released the kernel sources of the Android 10 update for the POCO F1, Mi MIX 2s, Mi MIX 3, and the Mi 8 series. This suggested that the company was finally prepping up the Android 10 based release for these devices. As expected, Xiaomi has now started rolling out MIUI 11 based on Android 10 for the POCO F1 and you can download it right away.
This Android 10-based build of MIUI 11 for the POCO F1 is meant for beta testers only. Of course, the highlight of this release is Android 10, but the update also has some smaller improvements like fixing overlap issues in scrolling screenshots. If you’re interested in trying out the build for yourself, you can download it the ZIP file from the link below and manually flash it on your phone. However, you won’t be able to install the build using the stock MIUI recovery and you’ll first need to flash the TWRP custom recovery on your device to flash this build successfully.
It’s also worth noting that since this is a beta build for the POCO F1, you might encounter some bugs which will hamper your experience. In case you’re using your device as a daily driver, we’d recommend waiting for the stable release which should be rolled out sometime in the near future.
Clarification: This build for the Xiaomi Poco F1 is not a “beta” in the regular sense. It is what Xiaomi calls a “stable beta” — a stable build that is initially limited in installation to “authorized Mi Accounts”, or you can sideload it via TWRP. Xiaomi controls rollout at this stage. The same build with the same download link then gets marked as “stable”. Xiaomi flips a switch and everyone can sideload it without an authorized Mi Account then. The article’s headline is not misleading. This is the stable rollout of Android 10 for the Poco F1. The confusion is on Xiaomi, not us. You’ll be able to sideload the same build from the same download link we provided whenever Xiaomi deems it is okay for everyone to have it. Until then, sideload it through TWRP.
Thanks to Telegram user Rohan Preet for the screenshots and XDA Recognized Contributor akhilnarang for the download link!
Update: MIUI 11 Android 10 rollout for the POCO F1 resumes with new build
Android 10 was initially available to the POCO F1 in the form of a “stable beta” build (yes, stable and beta at the same time). As mentioned in the clarification, the rollout remains firmly in control of POCO at that stage, as only authorized Mi Accounts are allowed to update. You could still sideload the update if you cannot wait. Users must have faced some issues, as POCO had subsequently halted rollout while they worked on polishing the update even better.
Now POCO has announced that the POCO F1 is receiving a fresh build of Android 10, in the form of MIUI 220.127.116.11.
RT to spread the word. pic.twitter.com/qWA9TROzCy
— POCO India (@IndiaPOCO) March 11, 2020
We would advise users to wait for the update to reach their devices since bugs do turn up frequently and staged rollouts are meant to prevent critical issues from reaching too many users. However, if you understand the risks and want to sideload, you can use either the Recovery ROM or Fastboot ROM as linked.
Download MIUI V18.104.22.168.QEJMIXM for the POCO F1
Hopefully, this update turns out well, stable and without issues.