Apart from its stellar value for money and price to performance ratio, the Poco F1 is incredibly popular among the developer community and power users as well. Thanks to the developer support, a number of custom ROMs are available for the handset. If you own a Poco F1 and are looking to install a custom ROM on it, check out our roundup of the best ROMs available for it below.
While MIUI 10 on the Poco F1 offers plenty of customization options and features, not everyone is going to like its UI/UX. Thankfully, one can completely get rid of MIUI on the Poco F1 by getting their hands dirty and installing one of the many AOSP-based custom ROMs on it. These custom ROMs add a number of new features to the Poco F1, improve its performance even further, and let one enjoy the superior UI/UX of stock Android on their device.
Custom ROMs for Poco F1
If you have ever followed the world of custom ROMs, you won’t need any introduction for LineageOS. Formerly known as CyanogenMod, it is hands down the most popular custom ROM series in the Android ecosystem. Irrespective of which AOSP custom ROM you use, it will be based on LineageOS itself.
Based on Android 9.0 Pie, LineageOS comes with a plethora of features including a system-wide dark mode, the ability to change the system accent color, tweak the display color calibration, Privacy Guard, native Screen Recorder, and more.
Since the Poco team supports third-party development for the device, the Poco F1 has a stable and completely usable build of LineageOS 16.0 available for it.
If you are a fan of OxygenOS on the OnePlus 6/6T, you can get the same experience on your Poco F1 using the OxygenOS ROM.
OxygenOS itself is based on stock Android but comes with useful features and customization options. On the Poco F1, all major OxygenOS features work just fine, with only some minor features like screen-off gestures not being available due to lack of hardware support.
Pixel Experience ROM
As the name suggests, this custom ROM brings the Google Pixel experience to the Poco F1. The base of the ROM is based on AOSP/CAF, with all Pixel goodies and features thrown in on top. This includes the Pixel launcher, wallpapers, icons, fonts, boot animation, and more.
Unlike other custom ROMs in this list, the Pixel ROM is less about features and more about offering the perfect mix of stability, security, and features.
One of the most popular custom ROMs for the Poco F1. It is based on AOSP and packs almost every feature possible that one can think of in a custom ROM. This includes Smart Quick Settings pulldown, double tap to Sleep, Themeing support, Ambient display, navigation gestures, and more.
The ROM also packs a number of features from OnePlus’ OxygenOS including the navigation gestures and Quick Settings panel.
Custom Kernels for Poco F1
Apart from custom ROMs, you can also try out custom kernels for the Poco F1 to improve system performance and other core functionalities of the device. Most custom ROMs for the Poco F1 aim to fix the display’s touch issues, offer improved Wi-Fi and multitasking performance, and more.
Below are some notable custom kernels for the Poco F1 that are worth a try.
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