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Update (September 05, 2018):

From when the Android Pie and MIUI 10 update will arrive, to fix for known Poco F1 issues, Xiaomi has revealed everything. Details here.

Update (September 15, 2018):

While the company says the Poco F1 ghost touch isn’t a problem at their end, the multi touch issues are being investigated. For more info, head here.

Update (September 19, 2018):

We have collected a new wave of confirmations and updates from the company regarding Poco F1 issues. Head here to know more.

Update (December 15, 2018):

Xiaomi has confirmed that the Poco F1 Pie update included Ambient Display by mistake. In addition, the touch screen issue fix has also been rolled back. This and lot more in our latest Poco F1 coverage here.

Update (December 26, 2018):

Next stable Poco F1 pie update is coming soon, will fix battery drain and other issues. Details here.

Update (December 29, 2018):

Poco F1 Widevine L1 support gets delayed, 4K 60FPS recording in final testing. Check out latest Poco F1 feedback shared by the company here.

Update (January 08, 2019):

Team Poco has confirmed some important details related to Poco F1 bugs/issues and new features. The battery drain and touch issues have been fixed internally and will be available in next update. In addition, features like 960FPS slo-mo and Night mode are coming as well.

The company has also confirmed the 4K 60FPS recording feature is coming, and have asked for details from those facing PUBG issues. Catch the complete story here.

Update (January 14, 2019):

Are you waiting for the Poco F1 Widevine L1 support, well, here’s why you shouldn’t get your hopes too high.

Update (January 18, 2019):

New update for Poco F1 has been announced. It brings support for 960 fps slow-mo video. But does it include Widevine L1 support? Check out the story here.

Update (January 21, 2019):

Poco executive has suggested users to ask PUBG devs to fix notch issue on Android Pie. Alvin Tse, Global Head of Xiaomi’s Pocophone division, reached out to Tencent Mobile to fix notch related issues with PUBG on Poco F1 running Android Pie. Details here.

Update (January 23, 2019):

Newest MIUI 10.2 update for Poco F1 brings a bug where users can’t add or change any APN settings. Users from UK are mostly affected. More info here.

Update (January 28, 2019):

Poco F1 battery drain issue due to Android Pie, Xiaomi exec says. After January update, Poco F1 users are again reporting massive battery drains. Poco exec Alvin is now pointing towards Google for battery draining on Android Pie. Details here.

Update (January 29, 2019):

Though Poco F1 is popular in mobile gaming community, but it doesn’t support controllers like DualShock 4. However Xiaomi might bring support in future. For more info, head here.

Update (February 07, 2019):

Poco F1 February update delayed, contains touch issues fix. The upcoming February stable update with those fixes is delayed till early March. Details here.

Update (February 14, 2019):

Xiaomi announced to bring Dolby Atmos support for Poco F1. Now a company executive has claimed that it was a mistake and Xiaomi doesn’t have any plan to do it now. Details here.

Update (February 25, 2019):

Now Xiaomi is pointing finger towards partners for delaying Widevine L1 certification of Poco F1. Meanwhile new phones are launched by the OEM with Widevine L3 on board. Details here.

Update (February 26, 2019):

In a surprise turn of events, Xiaomi has started updating Poco F1 to Widevine L1 via newest beta update (MIUI 9.2.25). Details here.

Update (March 1, 2019):

After Android Pie update, Poco F1 and other phone users are having notch handling bugs with PUBG Mobile. The upcoming March update of the game may solve it finally. Details here.

Update (March 5, 2019):

Xiaomi skipped February stable update for Pocophone F1. They are going to release two updates in March instead. 4K@60 FPS support should be the part of the second build. Details here.

Update (March 8, 2019):

Xiaomi has started to roll out the initial stable March update for Poco F1. This OTA brings February security patch along with a number of touch fixes. Details here.

Update (March 9, 2019):

Are you looking forward to Poco F2? Interested in what others are expecting from the device? Check out our latest coverage by heading here.

Update (March 11, 2019):

Xiaomi is currently rolling out MIUI 9.3.7 beta update for Poco F1 and other phones. It brings iOS like persistent lockscreen after face unlock feature. Read here to know more.

Update (March 13, 2019):

Poco F1 gets huge discount (now available for as low as INR 16,499 in India) – is Poco F2 (or Pocophone F2) launch approaching? Read our latest coverage here.

Update (March 13, 2019):

C Manmohan, Poco India GM, has decided to share a more elaborate changelog of the latest stable update for Poco F1. We have updated our original story.

Update (March 15, 2019):

The latest global beta of MIUI (9.3.14) brings per-app notch handling support for Poco F1. PUBG notch issue is reportedly fixed using the new option. See here for details.

Update (March 22, 2019):

Xiaomi brings Mi 9 exclusive Game Turbo mode as well as in-game Toolbox 2.0 to Poco F1 with this week’s MIUI global beta update (9.3.21). Take a look at our article for further info.

Update (March 22, 2019):

A number of banking apps and games like Fortnite can not properly determine the USB debug mode status on Poco F1, thus wrongfully prevent users to use them. Give this a read to know about the situation in details.

Update (March 26, 2019):

2018’s Pocophone F1 has redefined the benchmark of budget friendly flagship phones. Will Poco F2, the probable successor, continue the same legacy? Take a look at our article, where we have tried to find the answer.

Update (April 4, 2019):

After the early March update, Xiaomi is now rolling out the next stable update for Poco F1 in April. It brings Widevine L1, 4K@60FPS, Game Turbo etc. Head over to this article for further details, including download links.

Update (April 5, 2019):

Several Mi phones, including Poco F1, have a bug that malfunctions picture-in-picture mode with full screen gestures of MIUI 10 – even on the latest build. Details here.

Update (April 9, 2019):

According to a number of user feedback and independent auditing, the Pocophone F1 and other Xiaomi phones running MIUI 10 have several bugs in Work Profile. Take a look at this story to know more.

Update (April 12, 2019):

The latest stable update for Poco F1 reportedly breaks fast charging. The screen freezing is still unresolved, although the company issues a fix via beta. Head over to this article for details.

Update (April 30, 2019):

From leaked firmware details to official teasers, we have accumulated the latest info about the probable successor to the hugely successful Poco F1. Take a look at this article to know more about the Pocophone F2.

Update (May 1, 2019):

A company executive has hinted that Xiaomi might skip the May update for Pocophone F1, as Qualcomm is pushing new patches for a recent vulnerability. For further details, see here.

Update (May 15, 2019):

Xiaomi officials have started to tease an upcoming Snapdragon 855 powered phone as the “Flagship Killer 2.0”. Are we looking at the Poco F2?

Update (May 16, 2019):

A recent update of the Poco Launcher app reportedly saturates the home screen of Poco F1 with duplicate icons of the RAM/memory cleaner. Details here.

Update (May 30, 2019):

The long-running issue of in-call echo and noise in Poco F1 should be fixed in the upcoming MIUI weekly beta update, as suggested by a company executive.

Update (June 4, 2019):

According to the head of Pocophone Global, the company is now planning to slow down the updates for the Poco F1 and concentrate on fixing the bugs. The next stable update might roll out in late June.

Update (June 10, 2019):

Alvin confirmed that Netflix would not change their policy for Xiaomi. As a result, Poco F1 users can not watch Netflix in HD even after having Widevine L1 certification.

Update (June 10, 2019):

Xiaomi’s global Head of Pocophone, Alvin Tse has confirmed that Pocophone F1 (or Poco F1) will indeed get the yet to be released MIUI 11. Here‘s the complete coverage.

Update (June 15, 2019):

Poco F1 will get to taste the newest Android dessert in serving, Android Q confirms the company executive. Head here for full coverage.

Update (June 15, 2019):

Xiaomi has actually started the beta testing of the second generation of the Poco Launcher (dubbed as 2.0). Read on to know about our findings.

Update (June 15, 2019):

Xiaomi finally rolls out the June update for the Pocophone F1 with MIUI OTA. The new build brings May security patch and new lock screen clock. For details and download link, see here.

Update (June 17, 2019):

Poco F1 and other Xiaomi phones will get to see system-wide dark mode support with MIUI 11, confirms the company executive. Complete story here.

Update (June 18, 2019):

While the in-call echo bug in Poco F1 has been fixed in both beta & stable updates, the touch issue prevails – especially in stable build of June. Take a look at this article for more info.

Update (June 24, 2019):

Poco F1 received MIUI OTA last week as a monthly update of June. However, the update is temporarily pulled back due to low speaker volume bug. See here for more info.

Update (June 28, 2019):

The Android Q update for Poco F1 is once again officially confirmed, as Xiaomi is looking for users to test upcoming Android Q based MIUI global stable build. Details here.

Update (June 29, 2019):

Xiaomi silently shipped a new touch panel firmware in the final two beta updates for Poco F1. It reportedly fixed touch issues and screen freezing bugs. For further info, take a look at this article.

Update (July 4, 2019):

Xiaomi is currently rolling out the June update to 30% of the Poco user base as a pilot. On the other hand, manually flashing the full update zip is reportedly useful to overcome the low volume bug in Poco F1. Details here.

Update (July 10, 2019):

The new stable update for the Poco F1 (Pocophone F1) has now officially started rolling out to everyone one. More details in the July 10 update section here.

Update (July 12, 2019):

Pocophone executive is suggesting users to send their devices affected with ghost touch, touch lag and screen freezing issues to the company. Complete coverage here.

Update (July 24, 2019):

Pocophone F1 latest update has been unexpectedly leaked. The July update aka MIUI for Poco F1 comes with June security patch & some minor fixes. Details here.

Update (July 24, 2019):

There are rumors going on about the closure of the Poco/Pocophone sub-brand, as key people such as Donovan Sung and Jai Mani have left.

PiunikaWeb is keeping a tab on the situation. Expect further updates from us on this topic.

Update (August 12, 2019):

Will Pocophone F1 finally have a true successor? Is Xiaomi going to release Poco F2 in near future? We are trying to find the answers based on some recent events. Details here.

Update (August 13, 2019):

Pocophone F1 is no longer sold in Philippines via official channels as Xiaomi announced to discontinue the iconic phone from the country. For further info, head over to this article.

Update (August 19, 2019):

Xiaomi has started to roll out the August monthly update for Pocophone F1 as MIUI The underlying security patch level is July, not August. Head over to this article for more information.

Update (September 9, 2019):

Looking for Android 10 software update for your Poco F1? Potato Open Sauce Project (POSP) brings the first working build of Android 10 for the phone. Details here.

Update (September 19, 2019):

The incoming Poco F1 software update installs a new MIUI build that tags along the latest September security patch and bug fixes. For more info, see here.

Update (September 26, 2019):

The company officials clarified that Poco F1 is going to get Android 10-based MIUI 11 irrespective of the omission from the official list. Details here.

Update (October 16, 2019)

The global MIUI 11 update is coming to multiple Xiaomi devices from October 22, among them Poco F1, Redmi Note 7 series, Redmi K20, Redmi 7/7A, and more. For further details, see here.

Update (October 19, 2019)

MIUI 11 beta recruitment for Poco F1 & some Redmi phones is open for registration ahead of stable rollout. Details here.

Update (October 22, 2019)

At the launch of Redmi Note 8 series in India, Xiaomi also revealed that the Poco F1 MIUI 11 update would arrive on October 22. Well, the day is here! Will your Poco F1 (Pocophone F1) get MIUI 11 update today? Take a look at our article.

Update (October 23, 2019)

Head of Pocophone Global Alvin Tse has come out to confirm the statement from the Telegram group – that the October 22-31 window is for beta testing the MIUI 11 update before the public rollout begins in a couple of weeks or so.

Update (October 28, 2019)

MIUI 11 is here! Xiaomi is now rolling out the Pie based (yes, no Android 10 love yet) MIUI update towards a select number of Poco F1 users. Details here.

Update (November 12, 2019)

Recent LineageOS 16 updates soft-bricking Poco F1 units. The LineageOS team, however, has acknowledged the black screen bug after hitting the unlock button on Xiaomi Poco F1, Mi 8 and Mi MIX 2S, adding that a fix is coming.

Update (November 15, 2019)

Google Play Protect is reportedly blocking the Quick Apps app on multiple Xiaomi phones (including Poco F1) because the app can collect data that can be used to track you. Details here.

Update (November 21, 2019)

Russian variant of Pocophone F1 finally gets Android Pie update in the form of stable MIUI 11. Take a look at this article to know more.

Update (November 29, 2019)

The head of Pocophone Global, Alvin Tse, has confirmed that the company is currently working on the Poco F1 Android 10 update. Details here.

Update (December 20, 2019)

The Pocophone F1/Poco F1 Android 10 update moves one step closer after Xiaomi publishes the official kernel source for the new OS. Head over to this article to know more.

Update (January 3, 2020)

Owners of the Pocophone F1 aka Poco F1 are reporting several issues with the notification panel after the latest MIUI 11 update. Details here.

Update (January 6, 2020)

Poco F1, along with some other Xiaomi phones, are locked out of latest Mi Pilot testers program. See here for further info.

Update (January 14, 2020)

The next update that arrives on the Pocophone F1 aka Poco F1 is likely to bring the much-awaited bump to Android 10 operating system. Details here.

Update (January 16, 2020)

According to the Global Head of the Pocophone, the Android 10 update is still on the cards but requires a bit more testing before the roll out. Details here.

Update (January 17, 2020)

It is now emerging that the Poco F1 Android 10 update has now left the beta testing phase and only awaiting the stable rollout, probably in February 2020. Head over to this article to know more.

Update (January 21, 2020)

The long-anticipated Android 10 update for Poco F1 is finally here! The OTA is reportedly hitting a small group of users. Details here.

Update (January 24, 2020)

Several owners of the Poco F1 say the device is showing improved gaming performance after the update to Android 10 thanks to ANGLE on Vulkan optimizations. Take a look at this article for further details.

Update (January 28, 2020)

The Poco F1/Pocophone F1 will continue receiving regular software updates even after Android 10, at least according to the company’s top leadership. Details here.

Update (January 30, 2020)

The popular arter97 kernel for Poco F1 has been tampered and re-distributed via Telegram. The modified package is causing device bricks. For further details, see here.

Update (February 1, 2020)

Xiaomi has started the wider rollout of Android 10 for Poco F1 as more users are now reporting the update is available to download. Details here.

Update (February 3, 2020)

According to Alvin Tse (head of Pocophone Global), the Android 10 update is still rolling out in batches. Details here.

Update (February 07, 2020)

With the arrival of Poco X2, the manufacturing of Pocophone F1 has now been terminated. The device will, however, continue receiving regular security updates. Details here.

Update (February 17, 2020)

Poco F1 Android 10 update has arrived via unofficial LineageOS 17.1. The official LineageOS 17.1 isn’t available yet, but not for long. Details here.

Update (February 17, 2020)

For those of you who haven’t received the Android 10 update on their Poco F1 (Pocophone F1) device, take a look at what Poco India GM has to say.

Update (February 21, 2020)

And now Poco India support has stated that Poco F1 (Pocophone F1) Android 10 update rollout has been paused due to some bug. Complete coverage here.

Update (March 04, 2020)

Android 10 for Poco F1 has been re-released along with the February security patch. Details here.

Update (March 09, 2020)

Pocophone F1 Android 11/Android R Developer Preview can be flashed via a Generic System Image (GSI). Complete coverage here.

Update (March 11, 2020)

Rejoice! Pocophone F1 Android 10 update (Global stable) has been officially released. Details here.

Update (April 22, 2020)

MIUI 12 has been confirmed for the Pocophone F1. But would it be coming along with Android 11? Head here to read more.

Update (April 24, 2020)

Xiaomi India ends support for the Poco F1 via the Mi Community, as a new community for Poco branded devices is in the making. Head here for more details.

Update (April 27, 2020)

Poco F1 has been confirmed for the MIUI 12 update but does not make it to the official MIUI 12 eligible list. Head here for more details.

Update (May 9, 2020)

The April security patch for the Pocophone F1 has arrived. Head here for more details.

Update (May 12, 2020)

The VLOG mode feature will not be available for the Poco F1. Head here for more coverage.

Update (May 15, 2020)

The global stable update brings in the April security patch for the Pocophone F1. Head here for mre coverage.

Update (May 21, 2020)

The update to MIUI 12 for the Poco F1 is expected to arrive in July. Head here for more coverage.

Update (May 25, 2020)

The Pixel 4XL’s developer preview 4 of Android 11 has been ported to the Poco F1. Head here for more rcoverage.

Update (May 29, 2020)

The Pocophone F1 may or may not get an update to MIUI 13. Head here for more details.

Update (June 2, 2020)

The Pocophone F1 is expected to go into beta testing for the update to MIUI 12. Head here for more details.

Update (June 6, 2020)

The camera2 API has been enabled for the Poco F1. Head here for the official announcement.

Update (June 11, 2020)

The MIUI 12 beta testing recruitment for the Poco F1 is now live globally except for India. Head here for more details.

Update (June 16, 2020)

The Poco F1 faces freezing of the Google Chrome browser. Head here for more details.

Update (June 22, 2020)

Phase 2 of the MIUI 12 pilot testing for the Poco F1 is expected to begin this week. Head here for more details.

Update (June 22, 2020)

MIUI 12 animations will be soon available for the Poco Launcher. Head here for more details.

Update (June 26, 2020)

The Pocophone F1 picks up Android 10 update via the Paranoid Android custom rom. Head here for more details.

Update (July 2, 2020)

The MIUI 12 update roadmap phases have been revealed, with no mention of Poco F1 anywhere. Head here for more details.

Update (July 15, 2020)

A new update for the Pocophone F1 brings in the security patches for June. Head here for more details.

Update (July 15, 2020)

The MIUI 12 update for the Pocophone F1 is expected to be coming in August. Head here for more details.

Update (July 16, 2020)

The internal testing of MIUI 12 for the Pocophone F1 is expected to be coming soon for the Mi Pilot testers. Head here for more details.

Update (July 21, 2020)

The Pocophone F1 has bagged a new update that brings along the July security patch for the device. This new update comes as V11.0.4.0.QEJRUXM and is being pushed via OTA to users in Russia. It is still based on MIUI 11. Head here for more details and to download it manually.

Update (July 22, 2020)

According to a Mi Community moderator, the Xiaomi Poco F1 might be next in line to receive the stable MIUI 12 update in India. Recently, the Redmi Note 8 Pro picked up the beta stable MIUI 12 update. Thus, the Poco F1 could be the next device to get it. See the full story here.

Update (July 25, 2020)

A new announcement made on the official Poco India telegram group suggests that the Poco F1 in India may get the MIUI 12 update next week itself. The same announcement message also states that the Poco X2 is likely to get MIUI 12 in August as well. Check out the full story here.

Update (July 30, 2020)

The Pocophone F1 (Poco F1) was previously set to receive the MIUI 12 update this week. However, it has now been postponed to next week. Selected Mi Pilot testers should begin receiving the update first. See the full story here.

Update (August 6, 2020)

It appears that the elusive Pocophone F1 MIUI 12 update has been postponed, yet again. According to a message on the Poco F1 official and Poco Community India Telegram groups, the update may arrive next week. Yes, this is the exact same thing we heard a couple of weeks ago. See the full story here.

Update (August 10, 2020)

After weeks of waiting, the Pocophone F1 (Poco F1) is now receiving the MIUI 12 update, but the rollout is still limited to Mi Pilot testers. See the full details here.

Update (August 13, 2020)

You can now take a glimpse of all the new features as well as those that are missing from the MIUI 12 beta stable update for the Poco F1 in a video. Head here for more details as well as too see the video.

Update (August 15, 2020)

According to the moderator of the official Global Pocophone group on Telegram, the MIUI 12 update that is currently available for Mi Pilot testers cannot be installed by non-Pilot testers on the Poco F1. Therefore, do not try to install it manually on your device. Check out the full story here.

Update (August 25, 2020)

We’ve rounded up all the details surrounding the MIUI 12 update for the Pocophone F1/Poco F1. The update is still not available to all users thus leaving many users frustrated and demanding a response from Poco. For more details, head here.

Update (August 29, 2020)

Pocophone F1/Poco F1 is still in the queue to receive MIUI 12 stable update, however, there is no news about the timeline of the update. In the meantime, there is something for the users to cherish for. An Mi community moderator has recently confirmed that the call recording and Face Unlock features will remain intact on the Poco F1 MIUI 12 stable update.

This confirmation came after it was reported that the Pocophone F1 being an older device might not get the VLOG mode with the MIUI 12 update. For further details, click here.

It has been reportedly confirmed by an admin of the official Mi Pilot testers group on Telegram that the next MIUI 12 update for Pocophone F1/Poco F1 will be a stable update. However, Poco has not made an official statement backing this information. Check for more details here.

Update (September 01, 2020)

IST: 12:55 pm: The MIUI 12 beta update is going through the testing phase for the Pocophone F1/Poco F1 and there still seems to be bugs or issues that may further delay the wider rollout. A beta tester has recently reported that the Pocophone F1 began overheating while recording a short 4K 30fps video.

The same issue has been reported by multiple beta testers. As of this writing, Poco has not made any official statement in this regard. See the full details here.

Update (September 02, 2020)

IST: 07:42 pm: When asked about MIUI 12 rollout status for Poco F1, a Mi Community Forum feedback team member said that the Poco F1 Global Beta Stable is 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. Read the full story here.

Update (September 03, 2020)

IST: 11:20 am: A user recently took to Twitter asking when the Poco F1 will be updated to MIUI 12. In response to the user’s query, a Poco Executive has said that the update will be releasing very soon. See the details here.

Update (September 07, 2020)

IST: 11:41 am: It appears that the Poco Launcher version 3.0 based on MIUI 12 is currently under development. Furthermore, a moderator has confirmed that the update to v3.0 will be released via the Google Play Store once it’s ready. For more details, head here.

Update (September 08, 2020)

IST 02:40 pm: In response to user concerns regarding a couple of bugs on the stable build of MIUI 11 on the Poco F1, a moderator stated that the issues are being looked into and will be fixed. Since the device won’t be getting another MIUI 11-based update, the fixes may arrive alongside MIUI 12. For all the details, head here.

Update (September 09, 2020)

IST 05:31 pm: It appears that Poco has begun rolling out the stable MIUI 12 update for the Pocophone F1 to a limited number of users. The update is available for MIUI 12 beta testers as version For more details, head here.

Update (September 10, 2020)

IST 02:43 pm: Poco has released a new update for the Poco Launcher. It comes as version v2.7.4.10 and brings some bug fixes and performance optimizations. No new features have been added with this update. For more details, head here.

Update (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.

Update (September 14)

IST 07:21 pm: It seems that Xiaomi has finally released the MIUI 12 update for the Russian variants of the Pocphone F1. The new skin is available as version V12.0.2.0.QEJRUXM. For more details and the download link, head here.

Update (September 22)

IST 05:12 pm: While Xiaomi does not roll out 3 major OS updates for its devices, there are slight chances that it may also join the 3 major OS updates club by releasing Android 11 for the Poco F1/Pocophone F1. Check out all the details here.

Update (October 03)

IST 10:17 am: It’s been a few weeks since Xiaomi rolled out the stable MIUI 12 update for the Poco F1 but is yet to begin a wider rollout. This has led many Poco F1 users to become frustrated with the company. More details here.

IST 01:42 pm: Poco is yet to release the promised Poco Launcher 3.0 update which is set to bring a few new changes and improvements over the existing version. Thus, Poco F1 users will have to wait a bit more to get their hands on the new launcher. More details here.

Update (October 06)

IST 06:25 pm: Apparently, the MIUI 12 update for Poco devices including the Pocophone F1/Poco F1 does not bring the option to hide full screen indicator when usign the full screen gestrues. More details here.

Update (October 09)

IST 11:35 am: According to a new report, it seems that Poco will not be developing its own software platform and will continue using Xiaomi’s MIUI platform for its smartphones. See the full story here.

IST 12:30 pm: It seems that Poco has released a new MIUI 12 update for the Poco F1 as version However, initial reports hint towards it being available to beta testers only. See all details here.

Update (October 14)

IST 10:29 am: After a long pause, Xiaomi has finally started rolling out the stable MIUI 12 update for the Pocophone F1 (Poco F1) on a wider scale. More details along with the download link can be found here.

IST 11:07 am: Based on recent developments, it appears that an upcoming update to the Poco Launcher is set to bring new animations, navigation pill, and stability improvements.

IST 02:25 pm: Poco India’s General Manager, C Manmohan, has confirmed that the MIUI 12 update for the Poco F1 has indeed begun rolling out, albeit in batches.

Update (October 15)

IST 02:11 pm: It seems the latest MIUI 12 update for the Poco F1/Pocophone F1 has still not fixed the overheating issue while recording 4K videos. A few other bugs have also been spotted. More on this here.

IST 06:38 pm: The latest MIUI 12 update for the Poco F1 in India has removed pre-installed applications such as the Mi Browser that have been banned in the country. More on this here.

IST 07:05 pm: Poco F1 users may be disappointed to know that the device may no longer get updates at the same frequency as before given the fact that it is over two years old according to a Mi Community mod.

Update (October 16)

01:59 pm (IST): The MIUI 12 update for the Poco F1 recently began rolling out on a wider scale. Along with the new features, it brings a few bugs and issues as well. Head here to check out a list of them.

Update (October 22)

01:42 pm (IST): Xiaomi is yet to release the stable MIUI 12 update for the Poco F1 on a wider scale. There is a possibility that the update might be delayed due to bugs. Check all details here.

Update (October 27)

12:00 pm (IST): The official MIUI 12 Recovery and Fastboot ROMs are now available for the Poco F1 for users to manually install Xiaomi’s new skin on their devices. More details and download links here.

Update (October 29)

10:14 am (IST): Poco has released the MIUI 12 update for the Poco F1, however, it has taken away the option to edit slow-motion videos on the device. Head here to know more about the situation.

Update (November 10)

02:39 pm (IST): Apparently, the YouTube app has been removed from the MIUI 12 App Vault on the Poco F1 due to some bugs. Further, it’s uncertain whether Xiaomi will add the app again. Head here to know more.

Update (November 16)

11:15 am (IST): It seems many Xiaomi phone users including Poco F1 users with an Airtel connection in India are affected by a bug which is causing the phone to go into a continuous bootloop. The issue has been acknowledged and a fix is in the works. Full story here.

11:37 am (IST): The bug which prevented users from updating apps on their Poco F1 and other Xiaomi devices has been fixed. Thus users should be able to update system apps as usual. Full story here.

Update (November 25)

02:00 pm (IST): The Android 11 update for the Poco F1, aka Pocophone F1, might indeed be a possibility according to some recent developments. Check out all the details here.

Update (November 26)

02:05 pm (IST): The MIUI 12 update for the Poco F1 (Pocophone F1) has been out for a while now and many have mixed feelings about Xiaomi’s new skin. We’d like to hear your thoughts on it as well. Head here to share your views.

Update (December 02)

02:30 pm (IST): Many Poco F1 users have been reporting that they are facing issues while trying to stream content on Amazon Prime Video. Users claim that a “Video unavailable” message pops up while trying to watch shows or movies. Head here for the full story.

Update (December 22)

04:29 pm (IST): As per a Mi Community moderator, Pocophone F1 (aka Poco F1 in India) might receive the upcoming MIUI 12.5 update. Find out more details by heading over here.

Update (December 26)

05:45 pm (IST): The global Pocophone F1 (aka Poco F1 in India) variants might get sound effect settings and equalizer for Bluetooth (wireless) devices in the future. Full coverage here.

Update (January 23, 2021)

10:55 pm (IST): As updates get more and more scarce with each passing day, the question arises: will the Poco F1 ever receive Widevine L1 support? Read on for more.

Update (February 01)

03:16 pm (IST): Alvin Tse on Twitter recently said that they still aren’t too sure if the Poco F1 is eligible for the MIUI 12.5 update or not. And we investigate the situation here.

Update (February 10)

02:18 pm (IST): A customer support representative recent stated that the Poco F1 MIUI 12.5 update is in works but one can’t really be too sure about anything. Head here for details.

Update (February 13)

05:02 pm (IST): A forum mod has implied that the MIUI (stock) apps on the Poco F1 may get replaced by Google apps. And the chances of this happening are especially high in the EU region. For details, head here.

Update (March 12)

02:17 pm (IST): The Poco F1 has not received a security update after December and users are concerned. Thankfully, a moderator has now stated that the hold-up is likely due to a greater focus on making Android 11 promptly available on other Xiaomi devices. More details here.

Update (April 28)

02:17 pm (IST): Some users report that switching to front camera opens up the secondary rear camera instead. Also, the Poco F1 may not get the MIUI 13 update after all. More details here.

Update (June 23)

06:31 pm (IST): The MIUI 12.5 update for the Poco F1 may be delayed or even canceled since the plans for it aren’t exactly concrete as of now, says a community mod.

Update (August 28)

05:53 pm (IST): The Poco F1 has likely hit the end of the road and will probably never get the MIUI 12.5 update, but there’s still a way to keep it fresh. Head here to know more.


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