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Download: MIUI 12 stable update rolling out to several Xiaomi, Redmi and POCO devices

MIUI 12 is the newest big release for Xiaomi smartphones, perhaps even bigger than an Android version jump. Features on Xiaomi devices are dictated more by their MIUI versions than the underlying Android version, so a MIUI version upgrade is an exciting event. This article will serve as the central repository of download links for...

Paranoid Android Sapphire Alpha builds now available for POCO X3 Pro, Mi 8 Pro, POCO F2 Pro and more

The Paranoid Android team has released fresh builds of Sapphire Alpha based on Android 12 for several POCO and Xiaomi phones. The POCO X3 Pro, Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro, and Mi 8 Explorer Edition have received the first build of Paranoid Android Sapphire Alpha. Meanwhile, the POCO X3 / X3 NFC and POCO F2 Pro...

Paranoid Android Sapphire Alpha 2 released for the Xiaomi POCO X3 / X3 NFC

After releasing fresh builds of Paranoid Android based on Android 12 for the Xiaomi Mi 10 series last week, the Paranoid Android team is back again with a new announcement. The team has just released the Saphhire Alpha 2 build for the Xiaomi POCO X3 and POCO X3 NFC. The first build of Paranoid Android Sapphire...

Paranoid Android Sapphire Alpha based on Android 12 is now available for the OnePlus 8T and POCO X3

One of the most well-known custom ROMs around, Paranoid Android, is back again with a new set of Android 12 builds. It was nearly two months ago when the team released its first Android 12-based "Sapphire" ROM. They’ve been slowly adding more smartphones since then and now it's time for two more devices to get...

Xiaomi’s newer Redmi Note 10 Pro may launch globally as the POCO X3 GT

It’s no secret at this point that most POCO phones are basically the rebranded versions of the Redmi phones. Take, for example, the newly released POCO M3 Pro 5G, which has the same dimensions and internals as the Redmi Note 10 5G, with the Galaxy S21-Esque back panel being the only thing setting both phones...

POCO X3 Pro leaked renders show off a familiar figure for the company’s next smartphone

POCO’s X series is arguably the most popular smartphone lineup of the fledgling company. The POCO X2 was the first smartphone to launch under the new series. It took up the reins from the OG POCO F1 to deliver a highly competitive hardware package at an affordable price tag. The POCO X2 was well-received among...

Download: POCO X3 NFC gets first Android 11 build with MIUI 12

Google officially rolled out Android 11 back in September last year. Since then, POCO has rolled out MIUI 12 based on Android 11 for the POCO F2 Pro and the POCO X2 via stable channel. While the company did launch the POCO X3 NFC with MIUI 12 in September 2020, the underlying Android layer was...

POCO X3 Pro passes through certification websites

Early last month, POCO shared a short video on Twitter recapping its progress in 2020 and teasing what's to come in 2021. In the video, the text "The F2" popped up briefly, which led many to believe that the company was planning on launching the POCO F2 this year. While the company is yet to release any...

XDA Awards – The Best Tech of 2020

Despite all the notable events this year, 2020 has been incredible for consumer tech, and more specifically, smartphones. A lot of companies went all out with their devices, flooding the market with great options catering to a wide variety of needs and wants. We at XDA have used a lot of these gadgets throughout the...

POCO X3 and Moto G9 Plus kernel sources are now available

Kernel source codes are a vital part of Android custom ROM or kernel development, as developers have to build on top of it. However, when it comes to releasing kernel source code in a timely manner, few Android device makers are currently doing so. We do have one notable example: the POCO X3. The global edition...

Google Camera 8.0 mod brings the Pixel 5’s camera app to OnePlus, Xiaomi, ASUS, and other phones

The Google Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G were launched with a new version of the Google Camera app (v8.0) that featured a revamped UI and some exciting new features. While the app was initially reserved for Google's latest phones, the company recently released Google Camera 8.1 which brought the new UI, Cinematic pan mode,...

POCO X3 kernel sources are still not available, despite a promise of launch-day release

The POCO X3 NFC was launched back on September 7, 2020, bringing around a very high-value package at an affordable price tag. POCO repeated the same act with the POCO X3 in India, launched on September 22, 2020, but with slight differences from the globally launched variant: a bigger battery and no NFC. Two months...
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