[Rolling out globally] Poco F1 (Pocophone F1) Android 10 update hasn't arrived yet? Here's what Poco India GM has to say

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

Original story (published on February 17, 2020) follows:

The Poco F1/Pocophone F1 Android 10 update first arrived about a month ago for select users of the device in what Xiaomi calls Stable Beta.

A week or so later, the wider rollout kicked off, but again, the process was staged, meaning some Poco F1 users were always going to receive the update ahead of others.

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Pocophone F1 Android 10 update

Even so, the wait has been pretty long for some. To date, many Poco F1/Pocophone F1 owners are still waiting for the update to Android 10 to arrive and apparently, Poco India’s General Manager, C Manmohan, has an explanation for this delay.

Sure, it’s typical for a major OS upgrade to be rolled out in phases. Matter of fact, this could be the reason every Poco F1/Pocophone F1 unit out there hasn’t picked up Android 10 yet.

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But going by C Manmohan’s language, almost three weeks after the Pocophone F1 Android 10 update started rolling out widely, it may still take longer for everyone to get hands-on with it.

As I write this, the update is indeed still arriving on Pocophone F1 units around the globe, which does add weight to the argument that the rollout is staged. Not long ago, someone in Palestine reported having received the OTA as MIUI 11.0.4.0.

Finally! Android 10 is available in Palestine
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POCO has already published the official Android 10 firmware for the Pocophone F1, meaning you don’t have to wait for the OTA update to arrive when you can switch to the new OS manually.

If you can’t wait for the OTA, feel free to grab the full firmware from the links below and flash it manually to get going with Android 10.

  • Device: Pocophone/Poco F1
  • Codename: beryllium
  • Channel: Global (India) Stable
  • Version: 11.0.4.0.QEJMIXM
  • Android: 10
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: 74f88e6c8fed5a5da93c01ab24924704
    • Type: Fastboot

Alternatively, you can always turn to custom ROMs like the latest LineageOS 17.1 that already supports the Poco F1, albeit unofficially.

Update (March 04, 2020)

POCO by Xiaomi has now resumed rolling out the Android 10 update to the Pocophone F1 with a newer February security patch. Check out the full story here.

Update 2 (March 11, 2020)

The Pocophone F1 Android 10 update is now available on a global scale. See the full story here.

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