Poco F1 Android 10 update arrives via unofficial LineageOS 17.1, Google Pixel 2 XL & Redmi 5A get it as well
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A month ago Xiaomi released the stable Poco F1 Android 10 update to select users. A little over a week later, the wider rollout of the OS started suggesting that the company was satisfied with the stability of the firmware.
To date, though, the Poco F1 Android 10 update isn’t available for everyone. Some are still waiting for the OTA to arrive in the coming days or weeks for that matter.
While you can always sit back and wait for this update, those who have had enough waiting can already try another way of getting the Poco F1 Android 10 update – custom ROMs.
So far, there already exist several Android 10-based custom ROMs for the Poco F1 and things are just getting better. Not long ago, the popular LineageOS added support for the Poco F1 to its latest Android 10-based ROM version 17.1, albeit unofficially.
The official LineageOS 17.1 isn’t available yet, but not for long. Until then, you can try the unofficial LineageOS 17.1 on your Pocophone F1 and enjoy all the goodness of Android 10 alongside the plenty of useful customizations from Lineage.
According to the developer, all the basic functions are okay after the update, including Camera (and flashlight), WiFi, Bluetooth, Telephony (Calls and Data), Audio (Record and Playback), Video Playback, Sensors, and GPS, among others.
If interested, check out this XDA thread for the download packages and installation guide. It is also where you’ll find any help in case you bump into any major issues while flashing the ROM.
Unofficial LineageOS 17.1 for Pixel 2 XL & Redmi 5A
Also joining the Poco F1 on the unofficial LineageOS 17.1 list are the Google Pixel 2 XL and another one from Xiaomi, the Redmi 5A.
The developers behind the unofficial LineageOS 17.1 ROMs for the Redmi 5A and Pixel 2 XL say everything is in good shape except for the case where SELinux is permissive on the former and Active Edge support, which won’t be added at any point, is missing on the latter.
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