The Pocophone F1 Is Getting Bootloader Unlocking Support

The Pocophone F1 has shook the smartphone market. The phone packs some of the most barbaric internals for a $299 smartphone. We’re looking at flagship grade internals such as the flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, upto 8GB RAM and 256GB of UFS 2.1 internal storage.

The Pocophone F1 has been in the discussion over the past week for shaking the flagship game. Not only is it half the price of the highest end OnePlus 6, but its also more than 3 times cheaper than the likes of the Galaxy Note 9 and the iPhone X.

With the Pocophone F1, it seems like everything with the Pocophone F1 has to be requested to be enabled. Not only does the Pocophone F1 lack bootloader unlock right now, but it also lacks 4K/60FPS recording, a standard feature on almost every device powered by the Snapdragon 845.

READ  Red Dead Online To Kick Off This November - Details On How To Participate Revealed

Similar to the Pocophone F1’s 4K/60FPS debacle, it seems like after a number of requests, the Head of Pocophone, Jai Mani has promised to deliver bootloader unlocking support within the next 3 days. Jai Mani said on Twitter

We listened to your feedback on the bootloader unlock issue and have updated the policy for the Pocophone Global F1. Most users should now be able to unlock within 3 days.

Please apply let us know if you are still facing problems

Unlocking bootloaders and going crazy in the developer community has been a staple for Xiaomi for quite a while. Seeing them disable a few of these features just to gather a few requests seems to be very unorthodox.

READ  After The Hype, No Man's Sky Player Count Loses About 94% Of It's Players - Loyalists Remain

With the bootloader unlocked, it seems like a ton of Pocophone F1 users are about to get a slew of custom ROMs, tweaks and much more.

However, if installing Google’s Pixel Camera APK on the Pocophone F1 was your goal, you don’t have to unlock the bootloader or root your device to do that, a simple installation of the APK should be suffice.


Usman Abdul Jabbar

19, Tech Enthusiast, Founder/Managing Editor at GeeksULTD and a Competitive Counter Strike Global Offensive player with aims of learning about web servers, web designing and computer hardware. Believes console exclusives are incredible and is still a strong follower of the PC Master Race. To contact me, follow me, or even constructively criticize me, contact me however you feel is right!


Xiaomi Goes Berserk – Starts Offering Skins For As Low As $4 / ₹299 / RM17 Xiaomi has definitely been in the news for more than a while now. From the launch of the Mi 8 Lite and Mi 8 Pro to Xiaomi announcing their cooperation...
Xiaomi Partnered With Epic Games To Optimize Fortnite For Their Devices Xiaomi definitely has quite a rainbow colored history of releasing incredible phones for great prices. Their most recent announcements, the Mi 8 Pro a...
Xiaomi Announces The Mi 8 Pro & Mi 8 Lite – Features In-Display Fingerprint Sensor &... Xiaomi definitely has a ton lot going for themselves this year. With the launch of the Pocophone F1, it seems like the folks over at Xiaomi aren't wil...
Xiaomi Offers Mi Notebook, Mi 8 & Mi Band 3 Combos Named After Apple’s New iPhones Talk about savage with these Chinese brands. Brands like Huawei, Xiaomi and OnePlus have been killing the game in the mid-range market throughout Asia...
Xiaomi Starts Teasing A New Gorgeous Smartphone – Could Be The Mi 8 Youth Xiaomi is about to announce yet another Mi 8 device it seems. Allegedly dubbed as the Mi 8 Youth, Xiaomi has finally brought some sparkly colors to th...
The Pocophone F1 Survives A Brutal Durability Test – That Plastic Body Is Built To Last The Pocophone F1 definitely turned a ton of heads when the device's official MSRP was revealed late last month. The company had brought a major dealbr...
The Pocophone F1 Has Touch Latency Issues – Not A Good Start For The Quality Control Departmen... The Pocophone F1 has to be one of the best phones released in 2018. The phone is an absolute killer for the price. Revising the specs is simply a matt...

Leave a Reply

Notify of

Adblock Detected

Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker