Poco F1 and Xiaomi Mi A2 owners can get a taste of Android 11 thanks to updated custom ROMs
Once again, custom ROM developers have come to the rescue of owners of older smartphones who don’t want to be left out in the cold in regard to the latest Android operating system. It seems that both the Poco F1 and Xiaomi Mi A2 can run on Android 11-based custom ROMs, although these are unofficial and they are potentially buggy.
Serving the Poco F1 is the ReloadedOS from XDA Developer user riteshsaxena. This software is at a beta stage, and of course it would be wise for Poco F1 users to make sure they have a backup of all the data on their smartphone before attempting to install this custom build. The firmware is based on the AOSP (Android Open Source Project) code and most of the key features, such as the camera and sensors, are listed as working.
The Potato Open Source Project (POSP) has the Xiaomi Mi A2 covered, thanks to another XDA Developer forumite called kenny3fcb. This particular version is still in the testing phase, so users should expect bugs at this stage. However, it should at least give Mi A2 owners an idea of what the final OS will look like. The Xiaomi Mi A2 was released in 2018 and was part of the Android One program.