Do you want to try out Android 9.0 Pie based custom ROM on your Xiaomi Poco F1! Then you are in right page. As you know, running latest version of Android offer you several additional functionality along with improved security. Also custom ROM usually are low in size and use less RAM as well as offer better battery life. To update Xiaomi Poco F1 to latest Android 9.0 Pie we will use LineageOS 16.0 ROM. This LineageOS 16.0 ROM is based on Android 9.0 Pie and comes with various customization that you may not see on your stock ROM. Since this ROM is under development you might find issues here and there. This unofficial LineageOS 16.0 is shared by abhishek987 [donate].
Xiaomi Poco F1 that launched back in 2018 offer very impressive hardware. The phone comes with a 6.8 inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen display with a screen resolution of 1080 x 2246 pixels. The display comes with Corning Gorilla Glass protection. To power the device it has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 octa-core SoC as well as 6 GB / 8 GB of RAM. The phone available with 64 GB / 128 GB / 256 GB internal memory. Xiaomi Poco F1 features a dual rear camera (12 MP and 5MP) and 20 MP front shooting camera. The smartphone packed with a non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery and running on Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box.
Android 9.0 pie comes with various new as well as improved features including, new gesture navigation, adaptive battery and brightness, improved security features, new Accessibility menu, new screenshot shortcut, easier screen rotation and many more. If you interested to update your Xiaomi Poco F1 to Android 9.0 Pie base ROM LineageOS 16.0 then continue reading.
What’s working :
RIL (Calls, SMS, Data)
How to Update Xiaomi Poco F1 to Android 9.0 Pie via LineageOS 16.0
This tutorial is only for Xiaomi Poco F1. Don’t try this guide on any other Android device. Also, we (True Android Team) are not responsible for any damage caused due to the instruction is given in this page. Try this at your own risk. However, it is very unlikely that your device will be damaged if you follow all the instructions as it is which are mentioned in procedure.
1. Backup your device data. You can follow our ultimate backup guide.
2. Make sure your device have at least 60% battery power. You can install an app like Battery Notifier BT Free on your Android device to check it easily.
3. You already have USB Driver Installed for Xiaomi Poco F1 in your PC. [Download USB Drivers]
4. Make sure USB Debugging is enabled otherwise you won’t able to transfer file between PC and Xiaomi Poco F1. [Guide].
5. Your device have latest TWRP recovery 3.x or higher installed. You can read this guide: Pocophone F1 : Unlock & Install TWRP Recovery 3.2.3-0 – Easy Tutorial
If you have done everything that we mentioned above then you are ready to follow step-by-step guide on how to install Android 9.0 Pie based LineageOS 16.0 ROM on Xiaomi Poco F1.
File Required (Download by clicking on it)
- 9.0 firmware and vendor [Filename: beryllium-9.2.25-9.0-vendor-firmware.zip]
- LineageOS 16.0 ROM For Xiaomi Poco F1 [Filename: Nitrogen-OS-P-beryllium-20190306.zip]*
- Google Apps [Filename: open_gapps-arm64-9.0-pico-20190110.zip] or any other Android 9.0 Pie GApps
* You should always download latest available ROM file.
How to Install Android 9.0 Pie based LineageOS 16.0 ROM on Xiaomi Poco F1
Step 1 : Connect your device to PC using the USB cable and then copy downloaded files to the SD card of your device. Important: Don’t extract any files.
Step 2 : Disconnect USB and then turn off your Xiaomi Poco F1.
Step 3 : Boot into recovery mode. To boot into recovery first turn off your Pocophone F1 and then press and hold Volume Up and Power button together until the “MI” logo appears on the screen, then release. You can also boot into recovery without key combination.
Step 4 : Create a Backup using TWRP Backup Option.
Step 5 : Perform a Factory Reset (this will delete all apps and their settings and game progress). To do this, Tap on Wipe, then at the bottom of the screen do a Swipe on the ‘Swipe to factory reset‘ option.
Step 6 : Now its time to add zip file for flashing. Tap on Install, then browse to the location where you saved the files and tap on the beryllium-9.2.25-9.0-vendor-firmware.zip file. Then tap on Add More Zips, and add LineageOS 16.0 ROM Zip as well as Gapps zip. Now at the bottom of the screen, do a swipe on the Swipe to confirm flash option to begin flashing.
Step 7 : When the installation is completed, go back to the main recovery menu and tap on Reboot and then, tap on System to reboot your Xiaomi Poco F1 and boot up into Android 9.0 Pie ROM LineageOS 16.0.
Returning to Previous ROM: To go back to your previous ROM, boot into recovery, select Backup then through Restore option, restore your previous ROM by selecting it from the list.
Congrats! Android 9.0 Pie firmware based custom ROM LineageOS 16.0 is now installed and running on your Xiaomi Poco F1. You can root this ROM by following our guide: How to Root Xiaomi Poco F1 with Magisk – Detail Guide[via XDA]