The Ultimate Pixel 3 KILLER - Poco F1 with Mods!

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  • MinusMeerkat946
    MinusMeerkat946 2 hours ago +1

    you could do that, or replace the skin by downloading nova launcher, then installing the google camera

  • Ganesh Deshmukh
    Ganesh Deshmukh 22 hours ago +1

    I am gonna do this now.
    I don't care about voiding warranty because I have LinusTechTips channel.
    Loved your knowledge and really I will tell you on twitter once I do all this Geeky-Flashing.
    After all I invested 7k$ on university to do this crazy things but I am sure this flashing would give me satisfaction.

  • vhaser
    vhaser Day ago

    I like miui ;(

  • BerZe Namikaze
    BerZe Namikaze Day ago

    it will wipe your data, void your warranty and may cause hard brick if done badly . if you're newbie dont jump into it without browsing more guide.

  • Αντώνης Μαγκανιάρης

    I Have A Mi 8 !! And I need to do this right now!!! I hate MiUi but and Stock Android!....

  • Callum Haynes
    Callum Haynes 2 days ago

    Damn I miss my days of custom romming

  • lalmuanpuia sailo
    lalmuanpuia sailo 4 days ago +1

    WoW! My favorite tech guy "the tech GURU"! Awesome content! You've got really cool smartwatches! The casio pt wsd f30 suits u the best although I personally love the Galaxy watch, which I can't afford. Keep up the great work!! with ❤from Mizoram!

  • MrBeckham MrBeckham
    MrBeckham MrBeckham 4 days ago

    everyone who plays in rom knows that on the lineage os does not work until the end as it should :)
    It is better to stay with the stock or possibly reworked.
    Because the original software will always improve a lot of errors and custom roms usually have random new errors with time :)
    and how else someone in this experience is not there :) It's better not to do it because mistakes happen and you have to have a idea what to do as they will :) A lot of amateurs later have big problems :)

  • Alexander Ardenski
    Alexander Ardenski 4 days ago

    Is this guide legit as of 14 May 2019?

    • Jordy Kommeren
      Jordy Kommeren 3 days ago

      Yep! But keep in mind you'll lose Netflix HD by doing this. On custom roms you'll only be able to get 540p because of drm issues. Other than that it's legit!

  • H C
    H C 4 days ago

    Is the screen of this phone polarized? My friend bought a Xiaomi phone. With sunglass he can't see anything on screen in portrait mode.

  • Permeable Sage
    Permeable Sage 5 days ago

    Lifesaving video!! I actually wanted to do this to my Poco! Thanks for posting this!!

    • Permeable Sage
      Permeable Sage 4 days ago

      @IG Academy I haven't done it yet. I'm still at the 72 hour waiting period

    • IG Academy
      IG Academy 4 days ago

      Did u do it how is it?

  • Arthur Primasi
    Arthur Primasi 5 days ago +7

    two week since i watched this video, i finally completed the process and have in my hands my super tuned pocophone f1!
    thank you sir! you helped a lot!

  • Nockky Junior
    Nockky Junior 5 days ago

    Think about that!

  • Panayiotis Toumazou
    Panayiotis Toumazou 6 days ago

    F1 or a70 is better for battery and camera?

  • Gino Therrien
    Gino Therrien 6 days ago

    Does this process work on the new k20 pro?????

  • Red Octo
    Red Octo 8 days ago +1

    Thats too risky for me 🗿

  • IAM PAVELDEB
    IAM PAVELDEB 8 days ago

    Most disgusting thumbnail ever

  • Đại Vlog
    Đại Vlog 9 days ago

    video rất hữu ich,. và tôi tới từ việt nam :)

  • Miki M
    Miki M 9 days ago

    Tha root process it's the same to other devices??

  • Hermes UL
    Hermes UL 9 days ago

    Will this remove the ads?

  • Óscar Merlos
    Óscar Merlos 10 days ago +1

    Anyone experiencing issues with USB otg after updating to Android 9?

  • argentsoul
    argentsoul 11 days ago

    Do we have Any way to compare the camera before and after this?
    We loss the awesome Mi themes?
    Fingerprint scanners keep working after this? (The finger unlock)
    Can we restore it to the official Xiaomi mí Android if we miss the Themes?

  • Garnet Sunset
    Garnet Sunset 11 days ago +7

    You rooted the phone before installing your rom... HMMMMM

    • Garnet Sunset
      Garnet Sunset 10 days ago

      @Saffreuge damn right :)

    • Saffreuge
      Saffreuge 10 days ago +1

      @Garnet Sunset haha exactly
      But same end result so yep, not accurate but will help a lot of noobs and casuals to do what they ought to do ☺️

    • Garnet Sunset
      Garnet Sunset 10 days ago +2

      I mean it's a good guide, but, accurate? Installing magisk without having a rom installed is like trying to replacing a component of an engine without the engine.

    • Saffreuge
      Saffreuge 10 days ago +1

      oof
      While not necessary, this is probably the most accurate and the most comprehensive guide for dummies. I rate 9/10

  • crandf
    crandf 11 days ago

    Pocophone is terrible, it lags and freezes all the time, especially when typing, using chrome and TheXvid, i have to kill and relaunch apps on a daily basis because they would stop responding properly. Camera algorithm also takes forever to take a photo using flash in dark, close up conditions. I never had this problem with my OnePlus 3

  • TheBossTube 520
    TheBossTube 520 11 days ago

    Pixel experience Is better

  • Cuba Libre
    Cuba Libre 11 days ago

    could this guide be used for other phones too? like the exynos s9?

  • Bryan Pereira
    Bryan Pereira 12 days ago

    But why do you want to download an app tho? *Looking at Xiaomi*

  • Adithya Ps
    Adithya Ps 12 days ago

    no point in installing magisk before installing the rom

  • Midorikawa Shun
    Midorikawa Shun 12 days ago

    How does he get to the "dock" settings menu where he can change the searchbar?

  • Izz Azzam
    Izz Azzam 12 days ago

    This is actually hacking........ lol

  • GameMasters0101
    GameMasters0101 13 days ago +6

    *LinusTechTips makes a real Tech Video*
    Linus: This video was a little unusual for us.

  • Milan Kotevski
    Milan Kotevski 14 days ago

    Why would someone buy pocophone, and then go through all that advanced hi-tech mumbo jumbo, only to make it look like another phone!? I don't get it.

  • EA EA
    EA EA 14 days ago

    Just download a pixel launcher or google play

  • Rob Jonckheer
    Rob Jonckheer 14 days ago

    Will you still get automatic updates of the OS etc. after doing this?

    • Cameravala
      Cameravala 12 days ago

      Not sure about the automatic, but surely you'll get OTA updates.

  • Rishi Kumar P S
    Rishi Kumar P S 14 days ago

    Rooting or flashing dosen't void Poco's warranty according to their policy and flashing Magisk on top of MiUI is totally unnecessary if your going with a custom ROM anyway.

  • Derek Blundell
    Derek Blundell 15 days ago

    Will this setup support HD Widevine L1 streaming?

    • Afnad Alam
      Afnad Alam 12 days ago

      @vamsi krishna C *go To Settings Then About Phone Then System Update The Check For Updates And Done Update Now!*

    • vamsi krishna C
      vamsi krishna C 12 days ago

      @Afnad Alam how plz tell

    • Afnad Alam
      Afnad Alam 14 days ago

      After the Update It Supports Now 😀

  • 7788um
    7788um 15 days ago

    will pocophone get android q? The manufacturer keep saying it will, but the phone not even get a beta pass

  • Marcus 55555
    Marcus 55555 15 days ago +5

    2018 : Pocophone F1
    2019 : Redmi K20 Pro

    • CalizpzZ0
      CalizpzZ0 11 days ago

      @知らない人 I think I may get the a70 I can get 10% off and £60 cashback

    • 知らない人
      知らない人 12 days ago

      @CalizpzZ0 if I were you I'll wait for that redmi

    • Marcus 55555
      Marcus 55555 12 days ago

      @CalizpzZ0 yeah it sure is

    • CalizpzZ0
      CalizpzZ0 12 days ago

      Is it worth getting the pocophone or waiting for the redmi k20 pro?

  • Legend Killer '13 year old rko fan'

    The pixel 3/3xl are overpriced, 4gb ram for 1000$ phones from 2016 had that , it should have 8gb

  • chrnb
    chrnb 15 days ago

    Just run a launcher and that Google camera, why jump through all the hoops?
    Kekai launcher is the best minimal one I found, groups your apps by usage and doesn't do much else.

    • Nikil Kumar
      Nikil Kumar 14 days ago

      wouldn't help with the performance though. removing bloatware is good for the phone performance overall

  • Sudarshan Chaubey
    Sudarshan Chaubey 15 days ago

    MIUI is terrible.

  • Tikeriii
    Tikeriii 16 days ago +2

    Linux, please can you figure out thow we can unlock huawei bootloaders for freee again ?

  • Leon C
    Leon C 16 days ago

    if u want a better base phone to mod with slightly better band compatibility, amoled screen, better build and 3.5mm is no problem. Mi 8 is a better choice.

  • Mellouki Sidahmed
    Mellouki Sidahmed 17 days ago

    Will this work on redmi note 7 pro ?

  • Kusariyaro
    Kusariyaro 17 days ago

    BUT IF I DONT HAVE IPHONE MY FRIEND WILL THINK OF ME AS POOR AND THE USA RUNS ON WHO HAS APPLE TECH CUS APPLE IS THE BEST THING EVER AND I GOTTA STAY A RETARDED AMERICAN CONSUMER SO MY FRIENDS CAN FORCE ME INTO UPGRADING MY PHONE CUS APPLE JUST MADE A FASTER CHARGER CABLE THAT ISNT COMPATIBLE WITH MY SHITTY ONE MONTH OLD DUMB ASS SLOW IPHONE 9...
    GOD DAMN IT WHY MUST I BE SO POOR?

  • Kim Nguyễn Vĩnh
    Kim Nguyễn Vĩnh 17 days ago +42

    FYI rooting doesn't void warranty on Xiaomi phones at all

    • Paritosh
      Paritosh Day ago

      @BerZe Namikaze unlocking the bootloader does not void warranty

    • BerZe Namikaze
      BerZe Namikaze Day ago

      does unlocking bootloader voids it though ?

    • halo kexe
      halo kexe 4 days ago

      ​thexvid.com/video/sMWCyRijEkg/video.html



      "unlocking the bootloader doesn't void your warranty" means you are allowed to anything to your poco f1. install custom rom, root it, ect.
      but it all depends on the warranty your poco f1 came with. if it came from an official store (xiaomi store, xiaomi approved reseller)
      then its fine. if you somehow fuckup the flashing process resulting a hard brick. just give it to the official service center.

    • Gertautas Garnys
      Gertautas Garnys 4 days ago

      Please tell me you aren't joking

    • Paritosh
      Paritosh 7 days ago

      Where can I find official wordings?

  • Nico and the niners
    Nico and the niners 18 days ago +5

    Or just use a launcher and only flash the Gcam.

    • Nikil Kumar
      Nikil Kumar 14 days ago

      wouldn't help with the performance though

  • john krasinski
    john krasinski 18 days ago +1

    Don't fuck with your device.
    Use it as Factory

  • bennyjellyrun 2
    bennyjellyrun 2 18 days ago

    play my videos and the just go back to what you are doing and subscribe!!!!

  • Mani Masood
    Mani Masood 18 days ago

    I saw this video a year later. 1 do b you still believe in the statement that pocophone is a flagship killer? 2 what about security. Doesn't installing after market OS exposes your phone to increased security risk? 3 would you still feel comfortable running banking apps on configuration like this?

  • djavocard
    djavocard 19 days ago +1

    Does it support 4G LTE? Read that this does not support T-Mobile 4G LTE

  • YANA World
    YANA World 19 days ago

    online sources says its expandable memory is only up to 256gb like the s8 but the s8 takes higher cards than that, is that the same for this phone?

  • Johnny Splash
    Johnny Splash 19 days ago +2

    coming soon: THE ULTIMATE PIXEL 4 KILLER xiaomi k20 with MODS!

    • Levis. H
      Levis. H 19 days ago

      in Europe it will be called Xiaomi Mi9 T & Mi9 T Pro.

  • Mikhail Charles
    Mikhail Charles 20 days ago

    isnt there a google launcher?

  • Mr Peco
    Mr Peco 20 days ago

    Can anyone confirm if they can get LTE with T-mobile
    it seems in general, LTE is not available for T-Mobile&PiggyBack Carriers i.e. Mint SIM, etc.
    please let me know if this is true

  • Willy Wijaya
    Willy Wijaya 20 days ago

    im scared to do that..

  • One Who Only Stans Thomas Hiddleston

    It's cool that I know you can do this unlike 90% of people in the comments. And I'm 16.

  • hadi the great
    hadi the great 20 days ago +3

    Thank you! You remind me why i fell in love with android. Thank you!

  • Maher Habib
    Maher Habib 20 days ago

    I cant get the new pixel navigation buttons (2) I'm stuck with 3 buttons on the bottom.thanks for the awome video

    • Maher Habib
      Maher Habib 20 days ago

      @Crunchy yugurt problem solved. Thanks

    • Crunchy yugurt
      Crunchy yugurt 20 days ago +1

      did you change the launcher and the settings it has?

  • Pro Shop Cuber
    Pro Shop Cuber 20 days ago

    how do you reboot in between?.it brings m back to the poco f1 homescreen....not twrp

    • Vaughn Quero
      Vaughn Quero 19 days ago

      After typing "fastboot reboot", immediately press the button combo for Poco F1's recovery mode (Vol Up + Power)

  • George Fischer
    George Fischer 20 days ago +27

    just a note: you don't need to root before flashing the rom. Not sure why they actually did that
    You will always need to reflash magisk after flashing LineageOS
    If you get the stock OpenGapps package, you get the real pixel launcher, not a Launcher3 fork designed to look the same

    • Ninh Hai Vu
      Ninh Hai Vu 5 days ago

      well if I remembered correctly, in the past few years when one click root on surface was actually a pretty 'legit' way to root ur phone and twrp back then actually allowed to flash custom recovery with their apps given that your phone is rooted be4 hand. Though from android 6 onwards, ocr has made impossible and they had to go back to unlocking bootloader. But now it's much simpler(no fastboot, no coding, nothing, just ask unlock code from manufacturer and you're set). And thus, after installing twrp, everything is pretty easy. Even rooting got 'cleaner', as you can now flash zip file in order to achieve that, and magisk is much more superior than the old supersu. Yeah, pretty much ..

  • Vinay Wadhwa
    Vinay Wadhwa 20 days ago

    MIUI is amazing with such useful features nd beautiful look. Why would anyone want to have feature less and boring looking Stock android on Poco F1, I don't understand.

  • Mr Peco
    Mr Peco 20 days ago

    dang...
    i think i'm sold

    • Verbosity
      Verbosity 19 days ago

      Just be careful if you're using it in the US. It doesn't have most of the LTE bands like Verizon utilize 3 bands but it's only using 1 band.

  • Iago Pereira
    Iago Pereira 21 day ago

    The ported camera app does not use the second camera. Plus, the second camera on xiaomi devices is for zoom only, not background I believe.

  • Ibrahim Naxim
    Ibrahim Naxim 21 day ago +8

    Need more Android stuff... Nice

  • Mini tomate
    Mini tomate 22 days ago +3

    Linus saving our wallets. A true hero.

  • Josiah Garcia
    Josiah Garcia 22 days ago

    will it brick my phone??

  • E
    E 23 days ago +2

    This is way more complicated than it needs to be lol

  • NTH THN
    NTH THN 23 days ago

    Thank God I'm not in the US.

  • Jorge Amaya
    Jorge Amaya 23 days ago +3

    iv'e been flashing phones for 10 years ...and AT LAST! a profesional tutorial made from one of the best tech reviewer (and weird socks-sandal wearer) in youtube. ...so Linus BIG THANK YOU! we wan't MOAR!

    • Jacqueline Li
      Jacqueline Li 22 days ago +1

      !Jorge Amaya this is stinckypotato from a different account. I greatly appreciate your replies, it really helped. Have a good day, thank you!

    • Jorge Amaya
      Jorge Amaya 22 days ago +1

      @stinckypotato well. It's android so you shouldn't have problem with that but since I'm not sure where you are, it could lead to some legal problems. If you root the phone and unlock the bootloader you should be able to at least flush the Gapps (go for the 64x, nano versions) ... But first make sure they are conceived for Opo7p... Again, I can't promise they will work so, to wait would be the wisest move. Best of lucks.

    • stinckypotato
      stinckypotato 22 days ago

      @Jorge Amaya Thank you so much for taking you time! I might consider waiting for 2 months or so before flashing. I was thinking if I could install Google apps or generally apps from the Google play store without flashing the ROM, then I might as well not flash it anymore. But I'll see what I can do about it.

    • Jorge Amaya
      Jorge Amaya 22 days ago

      @stinckypotato both versions have hardware differences but nothing big. Regarding software they are diferent specially regarding antenna ( bands). I haven't touched a Opo7p yet so I can't tell for sure if they would be compatible of not, but You should be careful with the kernel compatibility and the band you install. ROMs tend to be not a problem check on XDevelopers for any news about these issues. You might run into a problem. Don't rush flashing yet. It's way to soon for that.

    • stinckypotato
      stinckypotato 22 days ago

      Hello there, may I ask a question about ROM flashing please? I have gotten the Chinese variant of the Oneplus 7 pro, which has the Oneplus Hydrogen OS, an Oneplus OS made for Chinese users. Soon, I will be flashing it to the Oxygen OS, also an Oneplus OS but made for Global variants. I was just wondering how the updates will go after the flashing. Will I update it regularly, or do I have to do it differently?

  • Faisal Khan
    Faisal Khan 24 days ago

    I'm thinking this with the Mi9 as it has an Amoled panel.

  • Quan Cena
    Quan Cena 24 days ago +2

    i do hope the google pixel had the full screen gesture navigation the miui has but its sooooo smoth and good loking i dont mind at all having a pill

  • Twitch_GSGYT
    Twitch_GSGYT 24 days ago

    Linus: lets make a pixel

    Google: cOpyRiGhT nIgGa

  • Venu Krithish
    Venu Krithish 24 days ago +4

    The crap camera almost won the blind test...lol

  • Thabang Letsoso
    Thabang Letsoso 24 days ago

    How does it beat the Pixel again?

  • Rathu
    Rathu 25 days ago +7

    now we have stable pixel experiance rom💜

    • Akshay Kumar T P
      Akshay Kumar T P 17 hours ago +1

      Stable pixel experience rom availiable before he makes this video itself. But i thing he is not aware of it.

  • Ronny B
    Ronny B 25 days ago

    Great video

  • Jaap Relou
    Jaap Relou 25 days ago

    How about updates when you do this?? And how about the pixel experience app these days? Looking into getting this phone

  • Ouroboros
    Ouroboros 26 days ago

    Does changing the os improve the gaming performance

  • Keith IJAYA
    Keith IJAYA 26 days ago

    But dors it work with windows 7 lagging laptop ;-;

  • Embrace the Darkness
    Embrace the Darkness 27 days ago

    For all the people that dont like installing android platform tools just download minimal adb and fastboot :)

  • Lewis Mackay
    Lewis Mackay 27 days ago

    I've always personally thought MIUI surpassed any other android skin and stock android with performance and features.

    • Lewis Mackay
      Lewis Mackay 26 days ago

      @Klodinke Diloni stock is just too basic for me. MIUI actually brings useful features to enhance android without causing performance issues like with Samsung or LG

    • Klodinke Diloni
      Klodinke Diloni 26 days ago

      Stock is way better, but miui (the pocophone version with app drawer) is the best, after oxygen

  • bzacon
    bzacon 28 days ago

    Watching in 2019, not sure this will hold up to the pixel 3a

  • maize wafer
    maize wafer 28 days ago

    android file host doesnt fucking work, i cant download the recovery file so not my phone is wiped of my data and im stuck with whitty fucking MIUI, thanks

  • Bruno Matellotto
    Bruno Matellotto 29 days ago

    but can games still be played on this "rooted" device?

  • Juan Pablo Fuentealba

    Great video Linus how do I do the same but with linux OS , thank You

  • raphael guya
    raphael guya Month ago

    How did you make that navigation button like that? Mine has the three buttons.

  • raphael guya
    raphael guya Month ago

    how to install magisk again? i cant find any zip files when i go to twrp recovery
    pls help

  • Pramesh Bajracharya

    I think after doing this you won't be able to use many of the banking/transactional applications.

    Or am I wrong?

  • GTexperience
    GTexperience Month ago +1

    Hey Linus, I got a question:
    There is quite a bit of talk about privacy problems with Indian and Chinese phones over in America. the privacy policy from poco f1 even shows they will use your financial data. Does this update also remove their grab on this data? So I can safely use the phone without worrying about my privacy?

  • darkestfugue
    darkestfugue Month ago

    great video, but i dont think i would have the know how to pull this off on my own

  • ravioliwheresthespaghetti

    I would go with this phone but the connectivity kinds sucks for AT&T unfortunately.

  • Tutlig
    Tutlig Month ago +3

    Can this work on the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro?

  • CatONfire
    CatONfire Month ago +2

    I think the pixel 3 was already dead...

  • Bilal H
    Bilal H Month ago

    I really enjoyed this video and I learned a lot from it, so thanks LTT. I think a video comparing the “pixelised” version of the pocofone to the new pixel 3a would be really interesting too, and viewers might find out something interesting there too. I’d be watch it for sure! :)

  • 1 sec vid
    1 sec vid Month ago +1

    Soo buy f1 or wait for f2?

  • Shyam Bhetariya
    Shyam Bhetariya Month ago

    Me:Ohh one more Poco video, must be the same
    Also me: Nah, It's linus something will be interesting.

    ME AFTER WATCHING VIDEO:WHOA

  • Youtube's New CEO
    Youtube's New CEO Month ago

    Its finally worth buying

  • Rahul Nawani
    Rahul Nawani Month ago

    Can anyone tell me if doing this will void the warranty or if I will have problems getting any updates ?
    Im not that techy sorry

  • Tony Velasquez
    Tony Velasquez Month ago

    Little late, but the poco doesn't support US LTE bands.