The official open source code support via TWRP is now available for the Xiaomi Pocophone F1.
Github is currently running the update live with the code name ‘beryllium’. Users wishing to make those Mod changes and other custom differentiations to your phone can now do so after downloading and installing the official TWRP support file.
POCO F1, a Very Successful Device for Xiaomi
Xiaomi had launched POCO F1 phone this August as a new sub brand although it already had Redmi and Mi sub brands available. The market pundits had at that time said the company was trying to shirk off the perception in the customers’ minds that the Redmi and Mi were brands selling cheaper smartphones, though they may sport the best specifications comparable to the best in the business within the same segment. It had chosen POCO as the vehicle and the POCO F1 or Pocophone F1 was the first device under this sub-brand. It was a hit though; the phone did have the best specs with the Snapdragon 845 SoC, combined with 8 GB/6 GB RAM and a 4000 mAh battery and a display above 6 inches.
It is therefore nice to see the phone getting the TWRP support and those among the phone’s users with an inclination towards development etc. can benefit immensely. Check the process for getting the TWRP support on your device. The phone will have to be switched off and the fastboot resorted to get the update. The instructions will normally be available on the update link.
Well, well, look what we've got here.#POCOF1 kernel source code based on Android Pie is up.
— POCO India (@IndiaPOCO) December 26, 2018
Kernel Source Code to Adopt Android Pie for POCO F1 Too Released
The Xiaomi POCO F1 is among the 4 devices from its range that have been chosen by Xiaomi to provide the kernel source code for the modified UI, MIUI 10. This is another chance for the developers owning this device to carry on their activities based on the Android Pie platform for which they would have been waiting. The other three devices are the Xiaomi Mi 8, Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S, and the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3.
Xiaomi now said to be planning a successor to the POCO F1 with a new POCO F2 model, which is in the works.