Poco F1 (Pocophone F1) news: bugs, issues, problems, and new updates
This is an archive of all major developments related to the Pocophone F1 smartphone. We are continuously updating this page with latest Poco F1 news so that you don’t need to search for information related to the device on daily basis. For any kind of feedback on this effort of our’s, use the contact methods shared on our Contact/Tip us page.
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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):
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 10.2.3.0 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, [email protected], 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 10.3.5.0 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 10.3.5.0 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 10.3.5.0 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 10.3.6.0 for Poco F1 comes with June security patch & some minor fixes. Details here.
Update (July 24, 2019):
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 10.3.7.0. 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 10.3.8.0.PEJMIXM 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 126.96.36.199 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.
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