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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.

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.

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

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