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Poco F1 users are suffering from a weird dilemma. Pocophone, an independent subsidiary of Xiaomi, is continuously pushing new features on the beta branch, while the users on stable channel are getting impatient.

The development team provided features Widevine L1 certification4K@60FPS recording support and tons of fixes, especially with the touch panel via beta updates.

Alvin Tse, the head of Pocophone Global, promised that the software development team would provide two stable channel OTA updates in March to keep up the pace.

Later on, he rescheduled the update roadmap a little. Poco team surprisingly brought the Mi 9 exclusive Game Turbo in the beta channel. Incorporating it with the stable version seemed difficult without proper testing.

Poco fans are eagerly waiting since these announcements. Meanwhile, Xiaomi declared that the MIUI developers would take a break from April 4 to April 7 due to holiday.

The holiday of Qingming Festival is coming. During the holiday (April 4 – April 7), the schedule for updating the global beta ROM MIUI 10 will be adjusted. Please note the following information.

In a sudden twist of events, the Pocophone team has decided to push the big red button and guess what? The long awaited second update of March of Poco F1 is finally rolling out in April!

OTA changelog (partial)

As you may notice, the version number of the newest OTA is MIUI V10.3.4.0.PEJMIXM. Compared to that, the initial March update carried the tag of V10.2.3.0.PEJMIXM.

Last time, the developers allegedly did not get time to write a proper changelog.

However this time, they just nailed it! The full changelog is way longer than you can imagine, so I’m going to highlight the significant changes:

  • Widevine L1 support finally here for HD video streaming
  • Game Turbo and Game Toolbox 2.0
  • Face unlock support for app lock
  • Numerous face unlock fixes
  • 4K@60 FPS support in camera, including new AI camera modes
  • and tons of other goodies

Although released in April, the update still carries March 2019 security patches. Currently, the OTA is available to a relatively small crowd. The number of recipients will be increased over time.

Those who prefer to bypass the waiting queue and update manually, here is the direct download link of the full OTA update zip:

  • Device: Poco F1 / Pocophone F1 Global
  • Codename: beryllium
  • Channel: Global Stable
  • Version: V10.3.4.0.PEJMIXM
  • Android: 9.0
  • Type: Recovery
    • Download: Link
    • MD5: 13b169ae13b659df909557bd4533ef5b

As a matter of fact, Alvin did drop some hints earlier today regarding the arrival of this update. ?

P.S. Don’t let the “NFC shortcut in the Notification shade” part in the changelog amaze you! No, Xiaomi did not just magically bring NFC support for Poco F1 – it’s a hilarious mistake from the copywriters.


Have you got the update prompt on your Pocophone F1? Do let know by commenting below.

Update 1 (April 16)

Xiaomi/Poco reportedly halted the rollout of this update ( for Pocophone F1 in some regions due to a critical bug.

Update 2 (June 15)

Xiaomi finally rolls out the June update for the Pocophone F1 with MIUI OTA. The new build brings May security patch and new lock screen clock.

For details and download link, see here.

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I came from a mixed background of Statistics and Computer Science. My research domains included embedded computer systems, mobile computing and delay tolerant networks in post-disaster scenarios. Apart from tinkering with gadgets or building hackintosh, I like to hop on various subreddits and forums like MyDigitalLife and XDA.

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