When it comes to custom ROM development, there are lots of options out there for Xiaomi Phones. And most people do flash custom ROMs on their Xiaomi devices as not many people are a fan of MIUI. As MIUI has its downside as it comes preloaded with ads, bloatware, and the overall experience, is a bit laggy. MIUI paired with Xiaomi’s flagship killer, the POCO F1, is not so great. The device is competent as it comes with the 2018 flagship processor, Snapdragon 845, but MIUI is the hurdle. So in order to have a lag-free, smooth experience, we recommend you flash a custom ROM on your Pocophone F1.
Out of the box, the POCO F1 runs on Android 8.1(Oreo) and is currently running MIUI 12 based on Android 10. We are still not sure that this 2018 flagkiller will get Android 11 or not. So here we have compiled a list of Top 5 Custom ROMs based on Android 11 for POCO F1:
1. Pixel Experience
The first on the list is the Pixel Experience for the stock Android fans out there. Pixel Experience is an AOSP based ROM that comes with all the features of Android 11, and you don’t need to flash GApps separately. As, it comes with all Pixel goodies such as the launcher, icons, wallpapers, fonts, and boot animation as well as all Google apps. You can download it from the link below:
- Google Drive link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/13RWiG48pnTpYNdjs9wp_0XGwPlet0X7K/view?usp=sharing
2. LineageOS 18.1
LineageOS is next on the list. It is a free, community-built, aftermarket firmware based on Android 11. It comes with features like an improved dark theme, Chat Bubbles, Improved Animation Transitions, better app permissions, etc. And a ton of customization options as well. You can get LineageOS 18.1 for Poco F1 from the G Drive link below:
- Google Drive link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Dn6miiCp7w8ZRYqtmcwAwNXvwli236J6/view?usp=sharing
3. AOSP Extended
It’s a perfect combination of Stock Android with useful customization options on board. AOSP Extended provides smooth performance with a stock Android 11 experience. They have added customizations from various other open-source projects while keeping things simple. Check out AOSP Extended from the G Drive link below:
- Google Drive link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1nzTx-0F5JeilxRnlu0sohiNIPqUPwQCY/view?usp=sharing
- GApps: Get it here!
It is based on the Android Open Source Project with a primary goal of keeping things simple and neat. The ROM delivers smooth performance with better battery life to provide an overall great experience to the user. They have added customization options that are actually useful. You can download ArrowOS for POCO F1 from the G Drive link below:
- Google Drive link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1i3bMfCqEuXkTP5ckQwP51pJCDfuU0BSA/view?usp=sharing
Last we have on the list is the ReloadedOS based on CAF. You will get a stock AOSP experience with better performance and excellent battery life. They have included some extra features which you won’t find on stock Android to provide you with an amazing Android experience. You can download ReloadedOS from the G Drive link given below:
- Google Drive link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1xqcA2al2zKdLnnnYuRf7vK_Si21hWf15/view?usp=sharing
- GApps: Get it here!
So in case, you are searching for the best custom ROM for your POCO F1, or you want to have an early Android 11 experience, pick any one ROM from the above list, and you won’t be disappointed.