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Poco F1 and Xiaomi Mi A2 owners can get a taste of Android 11 thanks to updated custom ROMs

The Poco F1 and the Mi A2 were both released in 2018. (Image source: Xiaomi - edited)
The Poco F1 and the Mi A2 were both released in 2018. (Image source: Xiaomi - edited)
Updated custom ROMs based on Android 11 have become available for both the Poco F1 and Xiaomi Mi A2 smartphones. It has already been revealed that neither of these devices was on the list for official OEM support to Android 11, but custom ROM devs have not forgotten Poco F1 and Mi A2 owners.

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.

Source(s)

XiaomiToday (in Italian) & XDA Developers (1/2)

Poco F1 custom ROM here & Xiaomi Mi A2 custom ROM here

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Daniel R Deakin, 2020-09-20 (Update: 2020-09-20)
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My interest in technology began after I was presented with an Atari 800XL home computer in the mid-1980s. I especially enjoy writing about technological advances, compelling rumors, and intriguing tech-related leaks. I have a degree in International Relations and Strategic Studies and count my family, reading, writing, and travel as the main passions of my life. I have been with Notebookcheck since 2012.