Android 9 Pie beta for the Poco F1 is here; here’s how to get it

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The recently launched Poco F1 has caused uproars in the smartphone market. The device, which is the cheapest smartphone with a Snapdragon 845 SoC, has been very well received by the community. What’s more is that the company has been focussing a lot of customer satisfaction. After rolling out multiple updates and adding highly-requested features along the way, Poco is here delivering probably their biggest update yet. 

Poco F1 Android 9 Pie Beta

As announced by C Manmohan, General Manager of Poco India, the company is launching the open beta of the Android 9 Pie for the Poco F1. While the device had already received an update recently to MIUI 10, it was based on Android 8.1 Oreo. The new update, however, comes with Android 9 Pie. Starting with MIUI version 8.11.12 Beta, Poco F1 users can taste Pie on their devices.

How to install Android 9 Pie Beta on Poco F1

Do note that if you’re currently on a stable build of MIUI, you will not get a direct OTA. To enroll yourself in the Beta programme, head over to this link and download the MIUI 10 Android 9 Pie beta update for the Poco F1. Once downloaded, head over to Settings -> About phone -> System update. Here, tap on the three-dot menu in the top-right corner and tap on “Choose update package”. Now, just browse to the downloaded file. And that’s it. Your Poco F1 will automatically reboot after installing the update.

Varun Mirchandani

Varun is your go-to guy for everything related to technology. Someone with a keen interest in the Android world, he installs a new custom ROM every week and is always living on the bleeding edge of technology. When not writing for Mr. Phone, you can find him gaming on his beastly gaming rig which is also his prized possession.