It is now easy to root Xiaomi Poco F1 (Beryllium) while maintaining MIUI OTA update. Thanks to Orange Fox custom recovery, a ported TWRP that can survive OTA Update.
Rooting can unleash the true potential of an Android phone. However, many users avoid it due to some reasons. Being unable to receive MIUI OTA update is one of it.
This article shows you exactly how you can flash Orange Fox TWRP and gain root easily.
Please expect for a damaged device from flashing a custom recovery and rooting an Android phone. We hold no responsibilities of any damage or a bootlooped device. Please proceed with caution.
We suggest you to read the whole article thoroughly before actually implementing the steps. Proceed only if you have good understanding about the procedure.
We guarantee nothing. Please create a proper backup of all your important files and data.
Flashing Orange Fox on Poco F1
Step 1. Unlock your Poco F1 bootloader. This is necessary.
Step 3. Download Orange Fox TWRP Recovery here. It’s a zip file. You need to download it on both your computer and your phone.
Step 4. On your computer, extract the Orange Fox zip file (OrangeFox-R9.0.1-beryllium.zip) you have downloaded. You will get many files including a file named “recovery.img“.
Step 5. Copy that recovery.img file to your ADB folder. Usually, the ADB directory is located at C:\adb\.
Step 6. Enable USB Debugging option. This option is available within Developer Options menu. Hence, you have to enable it at first.
Enabling Developer Options, go to:
Settings >> About phone >> tap the MIUI version 7x >> You are developer!
Enable USB Debugging, go to:
Settings >> Additional Settings >> Developer Options >> USB Debugging >> toggle it on.
A notification will pop up on your screen. Tap “OK“.
Step 7. Now connect your Poco F1 phone to your computer using its USB cable.
Step 8. On your computer, hold down the Shift key and right-click anywhere inside the ADB folder (C:\adb\). Choose “Open PowerShell window here“.
Step 9. Now type following command and hit Enter key to execute it:
adb reboot bootloader
This instructs your computer to establish ADB connection with your device while verifying any device attached. Second, this also reboots your device into Fastboot mode (bootloader mode). You will see your phone rebooting and you will also see the Mi Bunny Fastboot logo displayed.
Step 10. Do the “Hot recovery boot” by typing the command below:
fastboot boot recovery.img
At this stage, your phone shall reboot into Orange Fox recovery.
Step 11. Do the “Swipe to allow modifications“. You shall enter the main menu afterward.
Step 12. You will then see the main menu of Orange Fox recovery. Choose “Install“.
Step 13. Find and select the Orange Fox zip file (e.g:
p.s: Pictures are for references only.
Step 14. Do the “Swipe to Install” action. As soon as you swiped, your phone will flash the zip file of Orange Fox recovery.
Step 15. Your phone will automatically reboot into Orange Fox recovery again. This time is not a hot boot but the actual recovery booting using the one installed on your phone already.
Congratulation! The Orange Fox TWRP has been installed successfully on your Pocophone F1.
Rooting Poco F1 with Magisk
There are two methods to root Xiaomi Poco F1 with Orange Fox. First, you can use the built-in Magisk within Orange Fox. Second, flashing Magisk through Orange Fox.
Which one should I use? Well, using the one built in within Orange Fox is easier but flashing separate ZIP file is more reliable since you can download the latest version of Magisk.
We will show you the second method.
Step 1. Download the latest version of Magisk zip file. For instance: Magisk-v18.0.zip.
Step 2. Transfer the Magisk zip file in the root directory of your phone’s storage to make it easy to find.
Step 3. Go to the main menu and choose “Install” again.
Step 4. Locate and find the Magisk zip file. Tap on its name to select it.
Step 5. Do the “Swipe to Install“.
Step 6. Once done, go back to main menu and tap on the Orange Fox Cup icon.
Step 7. Then choose the third menu icon.
Step 8. Make sure these two options are checked.
Step 9. Now go back to main menu then tap the “Reboot” option.
Step 10. Finally, choose “System“.
Voila! Your phone is now rooted systemless-ly. You can hide your root status using the provided option in the Magisk Manager app. The flashing process includes the installation of this app. You can easily find it on the home screen.
You can also check the root status using Root Checker app available in Play Store.
Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to drop comments below. Share your opinion, difficulty, or success story of rooting your Poco F1 phone.