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Original story (published on August 10, 2020) follows:

It has taken quite some wait for the Pocophone F1, also known as Poco F1 in India, to bag the MIUI 12 update. As of this writing, this wait is finally over, at least for those who successfully registered into the Mi Pilot program.

Many expected the MIUI 12 update to hit the device alongside the July security patch, but that wasn’t the case. Instead, the firmware arrived based on the older MIUI 11.

The Redmi Note 8 Pro, which took part in the Mi Pilot registration alongside the Pocophone F1, even went ahead and bagged the MIUI 12 update ahead of the Poco F1 in mid-July.

At the tail-end of July, we learned that Xiaomi had postponed the update by a week for unknown reasons. Just as device owners were looking forward to the release of the update the following week, news broke out that it had been postponed again, this time due to bugs and stability issues.

Well, the day has arrived and this time there is no postponement. Instead, the Pocophone F1 is now receiving the update to MIUI 12. Multiple reports coming in can confirm the update is now arriving as MIUI QEJMIXM, but as noted, it is only going out to Mi Pilot testers.

Sure, we do have the download link with us. But it is likely that the firmware may not play nicely with non-Mi Pilot testers, you know, just like it was the case with the Redmi Note 8 Pro when the first MIUI 12 firmware went live.

  • Device: Pocophone F1/Poco F1
  • Codename: beryllium
  • Channel: Global Stable (Mi Pilot)
  • Version: QEJMIXM
  • Android: 10
    • Type: Recovery

We will keep an eye on the developments and let you know when the wider rollout begins not just on the global variant, but also for those in India. Meanwhile, stay tuned to our MIUI 12 update tracker to know when the update arrives on your Pocophone F1/Poco F1 and other Xiaomi devices.

Update 1 (August 11)

Xiaomi has now officially announced the release of the MIUI 12 Global Beta Stable update for the Poco F1. The new Android 10-based MIUI 12 update is being rolled out to Mi Pilot testers.

Update 2 (August 15)

The moderator of the official Global Pocophone group on Telegram has stated that non-Pilot testers should not try to install the current MIUI 12 build on their Poco F1. The update will not install and may even brick the device since it’s only meant for Mi Pilot testers at the moment. See the full story here.

Update 3 (September 01)

IST: 01:22 pm: Pocophone F1 (Poco F1) MIUI 12 beta testing is under progress and several beta testers are experiencing issues with overheating of the device. One such beta tester reported that the Pocophone F1 began overheating while recording a 15-20 seconds 4K 30fps video.

While Poco is yet to comment on the situation, we are keeping a close eye as and when Poco responds. See the full details here.

Update 4 (September 02)

IST: 08:06 pm: Today, when a user questioned Mi Community forum team about the MIUI 12 update on the Poco F1, a member of the feedback team said that Poco F1 Global Beta Stable rolling out to random users for testing. MIUI Global Stable ROM for the device will be released after successful, smooth and efficient performance on the MIUI 12 Beta Stable ROM. See the full details here.

Update 5 (September 03)

IST: 11:42 am: Pocophone F1/Poco F1 users are expected to get the MIUI 12 update pretty soon. A user tweeted to get the status of MIUI 12 update on the Poco F1 to which a Poco Executive responded that the update will be releasing very soon. See the full details here.

Update 6 (September 9)

IST 05:37 pm: It seems that Poco has begun rolling out the stable MIUI 12 update for the Pocophone F1 (Poco F1). The update bears the software version and is reportedly available to Poco F1 MIUI 12 beta testers. Catch all the details here.

Update 7 (September 11)

IST 01:55 pm: Poco F1 users have been reporting bugs/issues after installing MIUI 12, and it’s now coming to light that the problems will be addressed (hopefully soon). Also, the banned Chinese apps have been taken away from MIUI 12 for the Poco F1 users too. Here‘s the complete story.

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