Xiaomi Poco F1 has started receiving the official Android 9 Pie beta with MIUI Global Beta ROM 8.11.15. The beta version of Android 9.0 Pie based on MIUI 10 started rolling out to a few users earlier. And now, Xiaomi has started rolling out the update to all Poco F1 users.
Users can download and install Android 9.0 Pie update on their Xiaomi Poco F1 smartphone via MIUI Forum. As of now, the update can only be installed manually. With Android 9.0 Pie, Xiaomi Poco F1 will get features like gesture-supported navigation, battery optimisations, and the October Android security patch.
The users will have to unlock the bootloader on their Xiaomi Poco F1 smartphone as the MIUI Global Beta ROM 8.11.15 is available as a flash ROM. A post on MIUI form explains how one can unlock the bootloader and flash the ROM.
However, before you install it, you should know that this is a Beta update too and some features may not be as smooth as they are in the final update. So if you feel that you would rather have features that run better on the device, you should wait for the final version of the update to be released. The stable or the final version of the update will be rolled out by the company only after it receives positive response from the users.
If you install that update and find it to be too buggy, don’t fret over it. There is an option for users to downgrade the device to the earlier version. However, considering that MIUI Global Beta ROM 8.11.15 is based on Android 9.0 Pie, on downgrading it you will have to return to Android Oreo.
Before you begin to install the update on your device, it is advisable that you back up all of their data. This is because during the update, the data stored in the device will be erased.
Recently, Xiaomi Poco F1 mobile also got a stable MIUI 10 Global ROM update that is based on Android 8.1 Oreo. Among other changes that came with the update, the camera stability of the device improved and its user interface got revamped.
The MIUI 10 Global Stable ROM update based on Android 8.1 Oreo is also being rolled out by the company to its other smartphones including Redmi 6, Redmi 6A, and Redmi Note 6 Pro.