Xiaomi Poco F1 is the most developer-friendly phone. It now has many options of custom Android ROM, including the popular one LineageOS v16.0.
Pocophone F1 (codename Beryllium) sports the same chipset and processors as Mi 8, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845. However, both have different price tag.
Poco F1 is available for purchase at cheaper price point than what Mi 8 is priced. The performance of both devices are in par except its form factor quality.
Having Snapdragon 845 under the hood and developer-friendly support from Xiaomi, Poco F1 is the most favorite phone. Its cheap price makes developers have no hesitant to tweak, to apply custom mode, and of course to root the phone.
One of common customization is flashing a custom Android ROM.
It is fun to use MIUI which is the default ROM of the Xiaomi phone. Flashing and using a custom Android ROM is, on the other hand, just funnier. Users will have much fun and joy from using other ROM.
One of the best one is LineageOS. It is based on the Android Open Source Project with extra contributions from Android community members. Its source code is open and is available on Github.
The one available below is for Poco F1 (Beryllium). Being available first via the biggest Android community, the unofficial build of LineageOS appears and is brought by Abhishek987.
Download LineageOS v16.0
You can download the flash-able zip file of LineageOS v16.0 based on Android 9.0 Pie. The file is available from below mirror links.
The ROM file above did not include Vendor and Firmware. This exclusion makes the file size smaller that it used to be.
However, you still need to download the Android 9.0 Vendor and Firmware image files.
Download Android 9.0 Pie Vendor Firmware
What works, what are the key feature?
- Android LineageOS Boots
- RIL (Calls, SMS, Data)
- IR camera
- Video Playback
The above ROM is a special build of a custom recovery. Hence, do not attempt to flash it on other Xiaomi devices.