Effortless Root Poco F1 with Orange Fox and Magisk

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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.

The recovery sports more enhanced features than what TWRP has. The flash-able zip file includes built-in DM-Verity, Force Encryption disabler, Magisk root, Magisk uninstaller, AromaFM, and so on.

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 2. Download and install Xiaomi ADB Fastboot Driver on your computer. You don’t need to do this if you already have Mi Flash tool installed (not the portable version).

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“.

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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“.

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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“.

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Step 9. Now type following command and hit Enter key to execute it:

adb devices
adb reboot bootloader
fastboot devices
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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.

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Step 10. Do the “Hot recovery boot” by typing the command below:

fastboot boot recovery.img
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At this stage, your phone shall reboot into Orange Fox recovery.

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Step 11. Do the “Swipe to allow modifications“. You shall enter the main menu afterward.

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Step 12. You will then see the main menu of Orange Fox recovery. Choose “Install“.

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Step 13. Find and select the Orange Fox zip file (e.g: 
OrangeFox-R9.0-beryllium.zip).

p.s: Pictures are for references only.

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Step 14. Do the “Swipe to Install” action. As soon as you swiped, your phone will flash the zip file of Orange Fox recovery.

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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“.

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Step 6. Once done, go back to main menu and tap on the Orange Fox Cup icon.

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Step 7. Then choose the third menu icon.

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Step 8. Make sure these two options are checked.

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Step 9. Now go back to main menu then tap the “Reboot” option.

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Step 10. Finally, choose “System“.

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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.

Next: How to survive OTA MIUI Update on Rooted Poco F1.

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13 thoughts on “Effortless Root Poco F1 with Orange Fox and Magisk”

  1. OrangeFox is requesting a password once the phone boots into recovery.
    What should I do? My normal 4 number pincode is not working and I’m not sure if that was the password OrangeFox needs.

  2. I’ve driven crazy … it needs f***ing password to decrypt … I dont know why nobody has talked about this issue on the web.

    1. Try removing all PIN/Password/Pattern Lock before flashing the recovery. You may also need to remove protection for hidden folders and hidden galleries. Alternatively, you need to wipe/format /data partition.

  3. i can’t seem to find the install files i placed on my phone, the list of folders do not represent the same folders I have on my phone when I am looking at it through windows browser.
    I have acct
    cache
    config
    data
    firmware

    all those folders , but none of them contains the data folder where my Android OS is

  4. same issue for me too. In recovery first it asks for password, then when we skip that the internal memory is 0MB, we cant see the files which we downloaded.

    Then how can we flash the Zip files. Im searching for a solution for the past 3 days but none has answered for this….

  5. really you will not reply to the only usefull question here!? after the Orange Fox recovery. Choose “Install“ i do not have any file at all.that zip in that image only exists on my pc.i have followed many tutos along the years and i am not error proof but something here is not well explained

    1. have you copied it to your phone internal storage? If the traditional copying-pasting method did not work for you, try this:
      1. Copy magisk zip file to the adb fastboot folder.
      2. reboot into fastboot mode (make sure usb debugging mode enabled)
      3. connect to PC
      4. issue following command:

      adb devices
      adb push magisk-v19.3.zip /tmp/

      reboot to recovery (press Power + Volume Up).

      install the zip file.

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