Poco F1 (Pocophone F1) get official AOSiP & ColtOS 6.0 Android 10 custom ROM support
Poco F1 was a pretty hot topic at the beginning of this year, as there were several rumors and information related to the next-gen (now released) Pocophone coming up.
Eventually, Poco X2 was released and Poco separated its base of operations from Xiaomi and became an independent brand. Furthermore, just recently, Poco F2 Pro (rebranded Redmi K30 Pro) is also launched with all the high-end specs, one would expect out of a Pocophone.
Well talking about updates, the device has already grabbed the Android 10 update, and just to bring to your notice, it will be the last major firmware update, Poco F1 will receive.
As Android is an open-source platform, developers jumped to build custom ROMs for the phones to provide more features to the users of the Poco F1. And as per new reports, two custom ROMs based on Android 10 is now available for the Poco F1.
The AOSiP and ColtOS 6.0 custom ROM has brought their support for the Pocophone F1. For those who are interested in flashing either of the custom ROMs on their Poco F1, it goes without saying that you need to have an unlocked bootloader in order to install them.
Here are the installation procedures of both the custom ROMs:
Before we go ahead with the installation procedure, let us take a look at the changelog of the AOSiP custom ROM based on Android 10:
Resolve a security issue in data restriction feature
Fix webview vulnerability in captiveportal activity by disallowing private file access
Fix force-close when trying to apply KronicGreen
Switch to our actual wallpaper for default ThemePicker theme
Allow a “L” back swipe using gestures to trigger more actions
Improve Charcoal Black theme on Settings app
Reorganize custom theme options in ThemePicker
Fix ThemePicker force close when reading and writing launcher settings
Fix font sample margin and padding in ThemePicker
Fix mising textview in ThemePicker when in landscape
Add some safe checks to default theme
Allow customizing the length of the navigation handle
Fix memory leak in getaddrinfo
Make MediaProvider less spammy
Fix kill app action in navigation gesture actions
Add in-call vibration options:
– Vibrate on call connect
– Vibrate on call disconnect
– Vibrate on call waiting
Fix network traffic and network statistics for our 4.9 kernel devices
Align owner info as per the clock style
Align Date/Weather/Calender information based on clock style
Add new lockscreen clock styles:
– Divided Lines
– Samsung highlight
– MNML Clock
Properly calculate the height of Text Clock
Update the thumbnail of the Text Clock preview
Add AOSP clock to our “Official” (no-GApps) builds
Translation import and fixes
Add a simple about page for AOSiP in OwlsNest
Fix a couple typos around the settings
– Hide notification dots on low-RAM devices
– Do not check fast scroll movement to fix unresponsiveness
– Add kill action to app shortcuts popup (in recents menu)
– Add double tap to sleep gesture
– Disable debug logging
– Rewrite icon-pack implementation
– Fix custom grid options
– Switch style for media seekbar text
– Updated kernel to Illusion v5.1
Now once you are done with going through the changelog, follow the steps below to grab the custom ROM file as well as the installation procedure:
1. Make sure that you have an unlocked bootloader.
2. Note that you should be running a firmware from an Android 10 based MIUI build.
3. Now flash the zip with TWRP, and fastboot images.
4. Notably, GApps are included in the GApps variant of the AOSiP ROM build.
5. Reboot into the system.
6. That’s it!
Here is the complete changelog of the ColtOS 6.0 update based on Android 10:
Device Change log:
• Fixed distorted audio at high volume.
• Fixed Video playback lag.
• Update Fingerprint To Coral May Security Patch
• Audio: Add HIFI mixer controls
• Audio: Switch to 24 bit for playback
• Add dirac persist props
• Import power profile from crosshatch
• Switched to liberfmgr (new powerhal)
• Configured optimal cpu sets to provide balance between performance and battery life
• Improved zram performance
• Wifi: Disable RX wakelock feature
• Set default thermal mode to evaluation
• Increase mic gain
• Address some selinux denials
• Update Silvercore kernel to 5.1
Now, follow the steps below to download and flash the ColtOS custom ROM on your Poco F1:
– ColtOS 6.0
1. Make sure to verify that you have the latest version of TWRP.
2. You have to now perform a full wipe of the data. A full wipe is when you wipe System + Data + Cache + Dalvik ART Cache.
3. Notably, the ROM is inclusive of latest firmware, No need to flash separetly
4. Flash the latest version of the ColtOS ROM.
5. Flash the GAPPS (optional).
With this, now there are three custom ROMs that you can try on your Poco F1 and stick with the one that suits you best, not to forget LineageOS 17.1 is also available for the device.
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