[Staggered rollout] BREAKING: Poco F1/Pocophone F1 MIUI 11 update finally arrives with October patch, no sign of Android 10 yet (Download link inside)

NOTICE: We’ve created an archive of all major developments related to the Pocophone F1 smartphone. We are continuously updating that page with latest Poco F1 news so that you don’t need to search for information related to the device on a daily basis. Head here to access that page.

New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….

Original story (published on October 28, 2019) follows:

About two weeks ago, Xiaomi announced the official global MIUI 11 update roadmap that tipped the first batch of devices to receive the update anywhere between October 22 and October 31.

Xiaomi did manage to begin the global rollout ahead of schedule, but there was an uproar when the Poco F1 MIUI 11 update didn’t arrive as promised, that is, beginning October 22.

Xiaomi-MIUI-11-update-roadmap
Xiaomi MIUI 11 update global roadmap

The company had started the beta program a few days before, with many hoping that this timing was meant to bring the stable version as scheduled.

But shock rang through when the company revealed through its forums that the October 22-31 window was meant for beta testing the software ahead of official rollout, promising to deliver the stable version “a couple or so weeks” thereafter.

Of course, the timing of the official rollout depended on how good or bad the beta testing goes. And as it turns out, things went as desired. As a result, the stable Poco F1 MIUI 11 update is now available to download for limited users, both over the air and for those who want to do things manually.

Poco-F1-MIUI-11-update
Poco F1 MIUI 11 update

The update is arriving as version 11.0.5.0.PEJMIXM and weighs in at 1.8GB, so be sure to connect to a stable Wi-Fi network. While it tags along some Android 10-related features in typical Xiaomi fashion, you still get to deal with Android 9 Pie as the base OS.

Sure, the Poco F1 is expected to be upgraded to Android 10 at some point, but for now, the only other upgrade you get apart from the MIUI 11-inspired changes is the latest October security patch.

Poco-F1-MIUI-11-update-with-October-patch
Poco F1 MIUI 11 update with October security patch

Below is a summary of the changelog:

Comprehensive design optimized for full screen display devices
– Removing visual clutter, improving touch controls, and refining the use of color allowed us to create the system where nothing stands between you and the content

Sounds of nature
– Notification sounds won’t make you tired. Now, they keep changing dynamically, just like nature does.

Mi Share
– Transfer files from phone to phone at breakneck speeds

Documents
– Preview your documents before you open them
– Stay productive and efficient with our all-new Mi Doc Viewer

Printing
– Print photos and files directly from your phone without installing any additional apps

System
– New: Editing, sharing, and customizing your screenshots is now much easier

Game speed booster
– New: Continuous swiping opens an additional menu in Game Turbo now

As promised, we also have the link to download the Poco F1 MIUI 11 update manually and install it without having to wait for the OTA to arrive. But of course, be sure that you know your way around flashing MIUI ROMs.

  • Device: Poco F1/Pocophone F1
  • Codename: beryllium
  • Channel: Global (India) Stable
  • Version: 11.0.5.0.PEJMIXM
  • Android: 9.0
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: a1e9fd71d3f61359d93bf3db317c4ab4

Update (October 31)

The head of Poco India has confirmed that the stable MIUI 11 update is available to download on the Poco F1, but the rollout is staggered, just like any other software update.

Hey POCO fans, we have started rolling out MIUI 11 update for #POCOF1. Please note that it will be a staggered rollout. So please be rest assured you will get the update in time. Please feel free to share feedback post using #MIUI11
Source

Poco-F1-MIUI-11
Poco F1 MIUI 11 update (Source)

By spreading it out, the company is able to monitor the performance of the OS initially on a smaller set of devices such that in case anything goes wrong, the damage is minimal and easy to contain.

PiunikaWeb started as purely an investigative tech journalism website with main focus on ‘breaking’ or ‘exclusive’ news. In no time, our stories got picked up by the likes of Forbes, Foxnews, Gizmodo, TechCrunch, Engadget, The Verge, Macrumors, and many others. Want to know more about us? Head here.

Want to work for PiunikaWeb and enjoy best-in-industry compensation & benefits? You'll be glad to know we're hiring experienced candidates.

Hillary Keverenge

A techy. Besides phones, I also enjoy the farm, music, football, and, of course, food.