The Xiaomi Poco F1 is powerful enough to run the latest features, applications and processes, whether games or third-party tools used for debugging purposes. Thus, it should work well even when the Android operating system is no longer there. If you want to test something new and better, you need to set up a custom ROM that can bring a new Android feature. In this regard, be aware that the Pixel Experience software is now compatible with your Xiaomi Poco F1 and that, according to the instructions below, we will check how to apply this customized update to the same device.
The ROM Pixel Experience is a customized version of Android based on Google's Android user interface. Thus, this custom ROM will customize your Xiaomi Poco F1 so that you can enjoy a pixel-like experience in terms of overall functionality, applications and built-in features. Soon, with this custom update installed, your smartphone will look like (on Android) a Pixel device and you can use a light and fast interface with all the new features of the platform Android 8.1 Oreo by default – yes, this version of Pixel Experience ROM is powered by the Android 8.1 operating system.
In terms of everyday functionality, the ROM Pixel Experience should work without major problems. Since the firmware is still in the development stage, you can still deal with minor issues such as bugs or delays, but you should be able to use your Xiaomi Poco F1 daily without any hassle. Therefore, you can successfully resume the update procedure described below, especially if you first complete a backup Nandroid – this type of backup can help you secure the system Android operating system currently running on your phone. later, if the new software does not work as expected, you can go back to the stock by flashing the Nandroid backup package.
Pixel Experience ROM is developed by those of xda developers. We must thank them for this new Android 8.1 Oreo update opportunity available for the Xiaomi Poco F1. The firmware represents a free distribution of after-sales of the Android UI. It can not be associated with your OEM or Google. This is not an official software, but an unofficial update that can be flashed only manually and at your own risk: the warranty of your Poco F1 will be lost as soon as you start to apply the steps of the update described below. Note: The warranty flag can only be retrieved if you choose to reinstall the Android operating system .
You can only configure the ROM Pixel Experience on your Xiaomi Poco F1 if you perform three other additional operations: you must unlock the boot loader of your phone, you must get root access and you must install TWRP recovery . The first two operations consist of preparing the Android system for the update process that will follow, while the custom recovery image will be the required environment during the operation of blinking.
A backup must be performed on your Xiaomi Poco F1 before starting the update operation of Pixel Experience. You must not restart the Android 8.1 Oreo flashing process without securing your personal data, information, accounts, and files because a hard reset will be launched (and you will also need to clear the cache of application data ). So, choose to backup your contacts, call logs, text, images, videos, audio files, market applications, Internet settings, calendar information, saved passwords, IMEI / NVRAM data otherwise you would lose everything that has not been there since the first day.
Note: On your Xiaomi Poco F1, you can easily save files using built-in cloud storage services. In addition, you can save data by syncing content with your Google Account or by downloading dedicated backup and recovery applications from Google Play.
A computer must be used during the Oreo update operation. On this unit, you will need to save the necessary files so that your phone and USB cable are also needed. And you must first charge your handset if it runs out of power – the best will be to plug in the charger if the remaining power is less than 50% (in this case, a sudden shutdown could occur and in this case In this case, you may find yourself outside with software-related problems – you may find yourself in soft skin on your Pocco F1, so be careful).
On your smartphone, you must activate developer rights. To do this, first navigate to About Phone, and then start taping the number you've built (7 or 10 times) until you notice the "You're a Developer" message displayed. Then, in the options for developers (you can access this field from Menu -> Settings), you need to check the USB debugging feature.
Good; you can now start the update operation and about this you should follow the following steps:
How to update Xiaomi Poco F1 with custom ROM firmware on Android 8.1 Oreo Powered Pixel Experience
Turn on your computer and open your favorite web browser. Then navigate here .
From this page (the developer's official web page), download the Pixel Experience ROM package available for your Xiaomi Poco F1.
You must register the Android 8.1 Oreo package on the desktop.
In the meantime, turn off your Android device and wait a few moments while the shutdown process is complete.
Then restarts in recovery mode on your Xiaomi Poco F1 .
In recovery, erase completely. You can do this easily by selecting the following options: "Clear Data Factory Reset" followed by "Clear Dalvik Cache" and "Clear Cache Partition".
Once done, go back to the main recovery menu and choose "reboot the system now".
You must now connect your smartphone to your computer. do it by plugging in the USB cable.
From your computer, transfer the downloaded software package and place it on your phone.
When this is done, simply disconnect your devices and go back to recovery mode on your Android device.
This time, in recovery, press Install and get the package Pixel Experience ROM. Swipe and start the blinking process.
Wait for the update to be configured. Finally, in the main recovery menu, choose "reboot the system now".
In case a priming loop is caused, the return to recovery and repetition of the cleaning operation
It should be everything.
Congratulations. you have successfully replaced the original Android operating system that powered your Xiaomi Poco F1 with the custom ROM firmware of the Android 8.1 Oreo. So, start testing the new Android UI and see how everything works. If you have problems or software problems, do not hesitate and share them with us. You can easily and quickly contact our team and our readers using the comments field at the bottom. Enjoy and stay close by for more update opportunities available for your Xiaomi Poco F1.