Android 11 is finally over the Developer Preview stage and has made its way over to the Beta builds. The thing with Developer preview was that only the Pixel devices could flash this build, apart from GSI builds for the Project treble devices. However, once the update reaches the beta version, it becomes available for other OEMs as well. It solely depends on these OEMs as to when they would optimize the update and launch it for their devices. As far as Xiaomi, goes, the Android 11 Beta 1 update is now live for the Poco F2 Pro device. You could download and install it right from this post itself.
The device has created quite a hype and rightly so. The Super AMOLED 6.67 inch screen has a 1080 X 2400 pixel resolution and is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5. Out of the box, you get MIUI 11 based on Android 10. Under the hood, there is an octa-core Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865, with Adreno 65o as the GPU. It furthermore comes in two different variants: 128GB 6GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM. Coming to the camera, there’s a quad rear camera setup with 64+5+13+2MP. On the front side, you get a motorized 20MP selfie camera. All these features are supported by a mammoth 4700 mAh battery that supports 30W fast charging as well.
With such amazing offerings at stake from Poco F2 Pro, the Android 11 Beta 1 update will further add to its glory. Talking about the update, there have been quite a few smartphones to adopt it. The latest flagships from OnePlus, the OnePlus8, and 8 Pro have already received this update. So has the Oppo Find X2 series. Add to it the Vivo iQOO 3 (4G/5G) and the list is only growing bigger. In this regard, it shall come as no surprise that one of the most talked-about devices of this year has welcomed the latest Android update. On that note, here is everything you need to be aware of.
Table of Contents
- 1 Android 11 Beta 1: What’s New
- 2 Android 11 Beta 1 for Poco F2 Pro
Android 11 Beta 1: What’s New
Here are some of the goodies that the latest iteration of Android has bought with itself. Check it out!
Changes to the Location Permissions
Some much-needed changes are made to Location permissions as well. You now have three options to choose from While using the app, Only this time, Deny. The second one is the new addition to the list. You could now give location permissions to any app only for one single time.
Separate Notification Channels
There is now much-needed clarity in the Notification section area. Up until now, the conversations from messaging apps were all messed up with the other third-party app’s notifications. However, Google has now divided the notification sections into three different channels: Conversations, Alerting Notifications, and Silent Notifications. The first one is the newest addition. Now all your messages, from any app, will be present under this Conversation section itself, segregated from the others.
Media Toggles in Quick Settings
The media toggles haven now been moved to the Quick Settings. Up until now, it was present in the notification bar itself. As far as the options go, it consists of Next, Pause and Previous buttons, something that was there previously too.
Android 11 has also introduced Bubble Conversations for every messaging app. You could drag pace this bubble anywhere on the screen. Most of you might have already used it in the Facebook Messenger app. This one is similar to Messenger’s one.
Power Menu Modification
There have been some nifty additions to the Power Menu. You could now control all your smart home appliances right fro the Power menu itself. It has added the smart home control buttons on the said menu. you no longer would need to launch the Google Home app. While that would be welcomed by the users are still up for debate, but fortunately, Google has provided an option to turn off this feature as well and bring back the normal power menu. Refer to our guide to know more in this regard.
New Additions to the Recent Menu
Three new options have now made its way over to the Recents screen. These are Screenshot, Select, and Share. The first one allows you to take a screenshot of the recent app. The second one gives you the ability to select text from inside the recent apps window. Share, as the name suggests, lets you directly share the captured screenshots.
To be fair, this is just the tip of the iceberg. For the complete feature list of Android 11, refer to our detailed guide. On that note, let’s now turn our attention towards the Android 11 beta 1 update for the Poco F2 Pro device. Grab the download link from the next section and then proceed with the installation steps.
Android 11 Beta 1 for Poco F2 Pro
Before we share the download link, please refer to the requirements section and make sure your device follows each of them.
- Make sure to create a complete device backup beforehand.
- Also, the Poco X2 Pro should be having an unlocked bootloader.
- Furthermore, it is a Fastboot ROM hence we will be needing the fastboot binaries installed on your PC. So download and install the Android SDK Platform Tools on your PC.
- Likewise, download and install the Xiaomi Mi Flash Tool on your PC
- Keep your device sufficiently charged so that it doesn’t turn off mid-way during the process.
You could now download the said build onto your device. Once done, transfer the follow the below steps to install it onto your device.
- Android 11 Beta 1 Update for Poco F2 Pro: LINK.
How to Install Android 11 Beta 1 on Poco F2 Pro
- Extract the downloaded ROM and place it anywhere on your PC. Also copy its location, as it will be needed later on.
- Power off your device and then boot it to Fastboot Mode. To do so, press the Power and Volume Down buttons together for a few seconds (when the device has been turned off).
- Now connect your device to PC via the USB cable.
- Launch the Mi Flash Tool on your PC and hit the Select button. Browse to the extracted ROM folder or directly paste its location that you copied in the first step.
- Click on the Refresh button situated at the top right. Your device should now be recognized under the Device section with a unique ID.
- Finally, click on the Flash button present at the extreme right. The process will now begin and should take a few minutes. You could keep a track of the same via the Progress bar or the Result section.’
- Once that is done, you should be notified of it as well. When that happens your device should boot to the newly installed Android OS. If that doesn’t happen, you could manually perform the reboot as well (via the hardware key).
That’s it. These were the required steps to install the Android 11 Beta 1 update to your Poco F2 Pro device. The first boot will take up some time, and you will have to set it up from scratch as well. On that note, do let us know your views after using the latest Android version on your Poco device. if you have any issues concerning any of the aforementioned steps, let us know in the comments section. Rounding off, don’t forget to check out our iPhone Tips and Tricks, PC tips and tricks, and Android Tips and Trick as well.