How to Root Pocophone F1

Xiaomi has introduced its sub-brand namely Pocophone. The first device released by this child company is the Poco F1. It is the first ever device powered with Snapdragon 845 and priced below $400. This breakthrough makes the device a flagship killer. Xiaomi itself has released three devices which are powered by Snapdragon’s beast: Xiaomi Mi Mix 2s, Mi 8, and Black Shark. All of them are subsumed as Xiaomi’s flagship devices. Therefore, many have said that the coming of Poco F1 is really a steal.

Specs wise, the device is rolled out with Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC under the hood. This system on chip sports Octa-core processor consisting of 4x 2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold and 4x 1.8 GHz Kryo 385 Silver. The existence of Adreno 630 GPU clocked at 7120 MHz gives the SoC a significant boost especially in heavy graphic-demanding tasks like gaming. The device also has 6GB LPDDR4X  RAM to make data processing smooth. Available in four color variants – Steel Blue, Graphite Black, Kevlar Armored, and Rosso Red – the Poco F1 has 6.18-inch IPS-LCD capacitive touchscreen with 83.8% screen-to-body ratio. Moreover, its dual camera setup is also a beast. The device combines a 12MP 1.4µm sensor with f/1.9 wide-angle lens and a 5MP 1.12µm camera sensor with f/2.0 for depth sensor. The camera also features Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) and Dual pixel PDAF technology. In term of selfie shooter, it has 20MP 0.9 µm camera sensor with f/2.0 lens. This phone is absolutely perfect for mobile photography and videography. The SoC under the hood is capable to record 1080p videos @240fps.

Check also: Pocophone F1 Theme for MIUI 10 Devices.

Steps to Root

Please follow these steps properly to gain root access on Poco F1 without having to face any major issue.

  1. Unlock your phone bootloader.
  2. Create a full backup of your data.
  3. Flash TWRP custom recovery on your phone.
  4. Download the latest version Magisk systemless root.
  5. Turn off your phone and reboot your phone into recovery mode by pressing Volume Up and Power Button.
  6. Choose “Install” on the TWRP main menu.
  7. Locate and select the Magisk zip file you have downloaded.
  8. Flash it by swiping to confirm flashing.
  9. Reboot your phone once done flashing.

Voila! Your phone is now rooted. You can confirm the status by downloading the Root Checker app from Play Store.

You will also find a new Android app installed on your phone namely Magisk Manager. This is the GUI interface to manage root access on your phone as well as to hide your root status to certain apps like Pokemon Go or a Mobile banking app.

You have now unleashed the true power of the beast. There are many root-only apps in the Play Store you can try. Enjoy!

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