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MIUI 12 may be on a limited release for the Xiaomi Pocophone F1, but there may be a workaround

Xiaomi began rolling out V12.0.2.0.QEJMIXM earlier this month. (Image source: Xiaomi)
Xiaomi began rolling out V12.0.2.0.QEJMIXM earlier this month. (Image source: Xiaomi)
MIUI 12 may still be on a limited release for the global version of the Xiaomi Pocophone F1. If your device is yet to receive the OS upgrade, then flashing the OTA files manually may do the trick.

MIUI 12 is yet to reach many Pocophone F1 handsets, it seems. To date, Xioami has issued V12.0.2.0.QEJRUXM for the Russian variant of the Pocophone F1 and three builds globally. The first two, called V12.0.0.3.QEJMIXM and V12.0.1.0.QEJMIXM, were rolled back, but Xiaomi began issuing V12.0.2.0.QEJMIXM earlier this month. However, it seems that V12.0.2.0.QEJMIXM has not arrived on many global handsets.

There are multiple reports online of people receiving a notification to download V12.0.2.0.QEJMIXM, only to be presented with no update to download when they head to System update within Settings. Piunikaweb speculates that the discovery of bugs could be the reason for the limited rollout, which would not be the first time that this has happened with the Pocophone F1.

Apparently, it is possible to sideload the OTA file, though. We cannot confirm this, but several people on Mi.com claim that this is the case. If that is true, then you can download the 790 MB OTA file from Xiaomi's servers. From the file name, it would seem that it is only possible to use this OTA for updating a Pocophone F1 to V12.0.2.0.QEJMIXM from V11.0.9.0.QEJMIXM. Once downloaded, place the file on the root of your device, and select 'Choose update package' from the three-dot menu in System update. If this option is unavailable, then tapping the MIUI logo several times will enable it.

(Image source: Mi.com)
(Image source: Mi.com)

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Mi.com & Twitter (1) (2) via Piunikaweb

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Alex Alderson, 2020-10-23 (Update: 2020-10-23)
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