Good news for Poco F1 users, Official LineageOS 17.1 is now available for Poco F1 to download that brings the latest Android 10 along with many new features. Poco F1 is one of the best smartphone to receive Android development and it is also one of the first to get the first Official LineagOS 17.1 build.
If you have been using Android for a long time, you might be aware of the benefits of Custom ROM over Stock ROM. Custom ROMs are usually AOSP based or Google Pixel OS based, LineageOS is Google Pixel OS-based because Pixel OS got more features and functionally over AOSP. You also get a lot of features, we covered the LienageOS 17.1 features on this post.
Speaking of Poco F1, it was released back in 2018 and was the first smartphone under the Poco brand. It is powered by Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 chipset along with 6 or 8 GB RAM. It offers a 6.18 inches IPS LCD panel with a resolution of 1080 x 2246 pixels. On the back, a dual-camera setup with a primary 12 MP and a secondary 5 MP lens is present. For selfies, 20 MP is present on the front in a notch. It is fueled by a 4000 mAh battery that supports 18W charging.
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Download Official LineageOS 17.1 for Poco F1
LineageOS is the most used and most trusted Custom ROM out there. It was started as CyanogenMod and known to be the first custom ROM or firmware which was able to make its way to some smartphone as pre-installed default firmware.
LineageOS is based on AOSP code and you will hardly feel a difference from stock Android. There are some third-party apps like Trebuchet, AudioFX, Clock, Dialer. Jelly, Eleven Music Player, Recorder, Snap Camera. All the apps are useful and there are no Ads in them. LineageOS comes without Google app or GApps, you have to install them after flashing the ROM.
Due to its stability and performance, many other custom ROMs use LineageOS code as their base, some of them are Resurrection Remix and crDroid.
If you want a daily driver with good battery life and performance, then LineageOS is one the best option for you.
About the Android 10
Android 10 is the latest version released by Google with a lot of new improvements in much-needed areas. With an increased focus on Privacy, the new Dark Mode and the improved Gestures, Android 10 brings a lot of long-awaited features.
Dark Mode was a very requested feature and Google gave Dark mode in some of its Apps before. System-wide Dark Mode is finally here in the Android 10. It can save a lot of battery life especially if you are using an AMOLED screen. It also goes on your eyes.
A more powerful set of Privacy features is not just necessary for the user but for the big companies too because of the hefty fines they are getting by Government.
The Permissions are now very strict and will ask if an app can use a particular thing like GPS or a Sensor every time, only when the app is open or it can’t use the Sensor at all. You can find the new Permissions manager in the Setting which will list all the apps using a specific sensor or service.
Android 10 finally brings a New Gestures system that can replace the traditional Three-button navigation system and Android Pie’s navigation bar.
Although the Gestures are inspired by iOS’s gesture (It is the same), the Gestures are now usable and are easy to use.
New Theming options
Theming options were found on Beta 2 version of Android 10 and are expected to come with the release of the Pixel 4 launch.
Focus Mode is a feature introduced to curb your Phone addiction. The main point of this feature is that you can select a bunch of apps that are distracting and you can stop them all for a duration of time. At that time, there will be no notifications and you won’t be able to use the app.
The New share menu is now ordered alphabetically and the suggested apps appear on top of the list. It is a big relief as the previous Share menu was a complete mess.
Live caption is a feature that will display captions on a video played offline or with the Video player. It looks like a very good feature for Deaf and people with difficulty in hearing. Also, it can come in handy at night when you don’t want to wake the person sleeping next to you.
How to flash LineageOS 17.1 Custom ROM on Poco F1
Instructions are taken from Official XDA thread of ROM
- Flash the Given TWRP Custom Recovery.
- Charge the device to at least 50%.
- Format the Device if you running an MIUI Stock ROM to decrypt the device
- Firmware should be MIUI Q based.
Step 1: Flash the TWRP Custom Recovery on the Poco F1
Step 2: Perform a Full Wipe (Data, System, Cache, Dalvik) by Going in the Wipe Section
Step 3: Flash the LineageOS zip file in the Install section
Step 4: Flash GApps (Download from Above)
Step 5: Flash Magisk Zip if you want to root
The first boot will take some time so be patient. And that’s it, you have flashed the official LineageOS 17.1 Custom ROM for Poco F1.
If you are facing any problem or got a question, leave a comment below.