POCO F1, launched back in 2018, has almost reached EOL in terms of official software support. The smartphone has already received two major Android version upgrades – Android 9, and Android 10 since its launch. Though POCO F1 is expected to receive MIUI 12.5 update in the next couple of months, it will remain on Android 10.
In case you want to use your POCO F1 for another year with the latest Android version, custom ROM is your maiden option. We recently tried Android 11 based OxygenOS 11 port (ported from OnePlus 8 Open Beta), and here is our detailed post to help you understand if you should flash it on your unit too.
Android 11 based OxygenOS 11 Port on POCO F1: Performance and Benchmarks
For those who are into benchmark figures, the POCO F1 running Android 11 based OxygenOS 11 scored 2200 points in the single-core test and 7417 points in the multi-core test in Geekbench 4. In Geekbench 5 test, it managed to get 445 points in the single-core test and 2091 points in the multi-core test.
Android 11 based OxygenOS port on POCO F1 felt very fluid in terms of performance. I even played Call of Duty occassionally, and didn’t face any issue.
Android 11 based OxygenOS 11 Port on POCO F1: Software, and UI
The ported version of OxygenOS 11 comes preinstalled with a few Google and OnePlus apps, most of which can be disabled/uninstalled easily if needed.
OxygenOS 11 Open Beta 14 for POCO F1 is ported from OnePlus 8, and is based on Android 11. It runs on November 2020 Android security patch. Out of 64GB internal storage, 9GB is occupied by the system and users get around 54GB of free storage. I will not be diving deeper into the OxygenOS 11 features, in case you wish to learn more about OxygenOS 11 features, head over to this post.
Android 11 based OxygenOS 11 Port on POCO F1: Battery Life
I found the battery life on OxygenOS 11 port to be good enough for my usage. As can be seen from the screenshots, I managed to get around 6 hours 30 minutes screen-on-time over a period of 2 days on a single charge.
I even tested the battery life with games and ended up with almost 4 hours 30 minutes screen-on-time with around 2 hours 30 minutes of Call of Duty session.
Android 11 based OxygenOS 11 Port on POCO F1: Security
The user data is not encrypted on this ROM. OxygenOS 11 port for POCO F1 has almost 6 months old November 2020 Android security patch, and September Google Play system update version.
During our usage, the fingerprint, as well as face unlock worked flawlessly on Android 11 based OxygenOS 11 port. There was no issue such as delay or failure while unlocking the device with fingerprint or face unlocking method.
Should you try Android 11 based OxygenOS 11 Port on POCO F1?
Absolutely. Android 11 based OxygenOS port offers snappy performance, OxygenOS features, and good battery life, without any major compromise. Though, the lack of Encryption might be a deal-breaker for some.
How to flash Android 11 based OxygenOS 11 Port on POCO F1!
- POCO F1 with an unlocked bootloader – To unlock the bootloader of your device, apply here.
- TWRP (oofgang-v7.0) for POCO F1 – Click here to download.
- OxygenOS 11 Port for POCO F1 – Click here to download.
- GCam mod – Click here to download.
- ADB software (For Windows) / Android zip file (For Mac)
If you are on a Mac you need to
- Extract the Android zip and place the folder on your Desktop.
- Open Terminal
- Type cd Desktop/Android
- Enter ./ADB-Install-Mac.sh
How to flash Android 11 based OxygenOS 11 Port on POCO F1?
- Switch off the phone and boot it into fastboot mode by long pressing Power and Volume down buttons simultaneously.
- Connect your phone to PC by a USB cable, open the command prompt on your PC, and navigate to the folder where you have saved Orangefox img file.
- Type the following command in the command prompt and check if the device is detected by the system.
- If the system detects the phone, type another command (given below) and hit enter. This process will be completed within 10 seconds.
fastboot flash recovery_filename.img
- Now long-press the Volume up and Power Button to boot the phone in recovery mode.
- It will ask to allow modifications, slide towards the right to allow Modifications.
- Select Wipe, click on Format Data, and type Yes.
- Now, go to Wipe, select the following options then swipe towards the right to Wipe.
- Dalvik / ART Cache
- Internal Storage (Optional)
- Go back and click Install, navigate to the location where you have stored the required zip file, it’s better to keep these zip files on SD Card or USB OTG drives. Select the ROM zip, and then swipe towards the right to flash.
- Click on Reboot System, and within 10 minutes device will boot with OxygenOS 11 port.
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