[Updated] Pocophone F1/Poco F1 August update (MIUI 10.3.7.0) is here, bundles July security patch (Download link inside)

This story is being continuously updated….new updates are being added at the bottom…..

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Thanks to the enormous developer community, there is absolutely no shortage of custom ROMs for Pocophone F1. Those we want to get the most out of their phones often switch from stock MIUI and flash a third party Android distribution, such as LineageOS.

However, there was a sudden turn of events that rattled the aftermarket development community.

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A DMCA takedown notice issued by Beijing based SenseTime Technology effectively halted the development of LineageOS and every derivative ROM out there for Poco F1 (as well as other Xiaomi/Redmi phones). The developers are still trying to resolve the matter.

Meanwhile, Xiaomi discontinued Pocophone F1 in Philippines, although the company promises to support the device with periodic software updates. We know Android Q update for the phone is in works, and the Chinese OEM is also testing the next version of MIUI aka MIUI 11 for this budget beast.

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Pocophone F1

As the public beta channel of global MIUI was shut down to speed up regular OTA delivery, Poco F1 received its last monthly security patch during the third week of July. The build (MIUI 10.3.6.0) also brought June security patch along with various lock screen related enhancements.

Alvin Tse, head of Pocophone Global, has been hinting about the new monthly OTA for Poco F1 since last few days. Judging from the conversation Twitter, Xiaomi allegedly planned to skip the July security patch and straight away deliver August patchset in this upcoming update.

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Well, a handful of Pocophone F1 owners are finally receiving this update, but there is a catch! For some unknown reasons, the Chinese OEM opted for July security patch in this build (MIUI 10.3.7.0) instead of August.

This month’s Android security bulletin deals with various Qualcomm related vulnerabilities, thus delaying it another month or so is rather careless – don’t you think so?

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System

– Optimization: Updated Android Security Patch to July 2019. Increased system security.

Mi Cloud

– Optimization: Improved sync across multiple devices

While the incremental OTA weighs about 300 MB, PiunikaWeb is presenting the full update package (~1.8 GB) in usual manner. Sideloading fans can quickly flash it on their phones without bashing the ‘Check for updates’ button.

  • Device: Poco F1 / Pocophone F1
  • Codename: beryllium
  • Channel: Global Stable
  • Version: V10.3.7.0.PEJMIXM
  • Android: 9.0
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: aa86bd1d0838c0d6784c914380615157

Credit goes to yshalsager and the Xiaomi Firmware Updater project for tracking the OTA update URLs.

Don’t forget to tell us about the improvements (and bugs) you can find after flashing this build on your Poco F1. Happy flashing!

Update 1 (August 28)

The official announcement post is now up for MIUI 10 Global Stable ROM v10.3.7.0.PEJMIXM for POCO F1.

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Kingshuk De

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.