K50 Gaming Edition - Poco F4 GT

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Appreciative

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I'll do a root instructions for you guys soon, the easiest one and the most solid one. 😃
I PM'd bouyhy01 to ask him about his experience with the phone. He said it runs too hot and he sold it for a $ loss to get something else.

I live in a hot environment (100+ days of 100°F/40°C and some touches of 120+/50°C). This somewhat concerns me. I am looking at the OP9Pro too.

Do you game on your k50g/pocof4gt? If so, is it too hot? (Specifically cod mobile is only game I play) Does it lag or shut down etc?

I'm also looking at the k50 Ultra/Extreme but they're not in the USA yet. Ship from China
 

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I PM'd bouyhy01 to ask him about his experience with the phone. He said it runs too hot and he sold it for a $ loss to get something else.

I live in a hot environment (100+ days of 100°F/40°C and some touches of 120+/50°C). This somewhat concerns me. I am looking at the OP9Pro too.

Do you game on your k50g/pocof4gt? If so, is it too hot? (Specifically cod mobile is only game I play) Does it lag or shut down etc?

I'm also looking at the k50 Ultra/Extreme but they're not in the USA yet. Ship from China
Avoir sd 8gen1 and get the new 8+gen1, thr first one is samsung manfactured and the second is tmsc's, huge difference in thermals, i can tell that because i used both soc, if you really wanna a powerfull phone with support and easy to root unbrick etc.. Get the rog phone 6, its day one unlockable and rootable and even the edl firmware is realed after only couple of days
 

bouyhy01

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I PM'd bouyhy01 to ask him about his experience with the phone. He said it runs too hot and he sold it for a $ loss to get something else.

I live in a hot environment (100+ days of 100°F/40°C and some touches of 120+/50°C). This somewhat concerns me. I am looking at the OP9Pro too.

Do you game on your k50g/pocof4gt? If so, is it too hot? (Specifically cod mobile is only game I play) Does it lag or shut down etc?

I'm also looking at the k50 Ultra/Extreme but they're not in the USA yet. Ship from China
Get the rog phone 6, im from Frabce and never purchased a single phone from it coz of the prices i always order from china and never had anh problem in over 50 smartphones, aliexpress/ tradingshenzhen dhgate, banggood,
 

Ragnar Eldur

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Get the rog phone 6, im from Frabce and never purchased a single phone from it coz of the prices i always order from china and never had anh problem in over 50 smartphones, aliexpress/ tradingshenzhen dhgate, banggood,
ROG Phones 6 is way too expensive, I'd go with Redagic 7S Pro. It has all kinds of tech to maximize performance and keep the gameplay ultra smooth. It also has a special extra chip that handles auxiliary processes to let the CPU handle the main processes at full speed. And thanks to the built in fan, it never throttles.
 

Ragnar Eldur

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Avoir sd 8gen1 and get the new 8+gen1, thr first one is samsung manfactured and the second is tmsc's, huge difference in thermals, i can tell that because i used both soc, if you really wanna a powerfull phone with support and easy to root unbrick etc.. Get the rog phone 6, its day one unlockable and rootable and even the edl firmware is realed after only couple of days
I got this score with my POCO F4 GT:

Screenshot_2022-09-17-18-02-47-417-edit_com.antutu.ABenchMark.jpg


I am using a magnetic cooling plate and a magnetic cooling fan, Plextone EX1. It cools down really quickly and goes really low in temperature. The cooling plate that is attached to the phone increases the cooling area from the fan that is attached to the plate. It cools the phone from 40 degrees down to 20 degrees. So it makes a big difference when it comes to performance and endurance. It also increases the lifespan of the battery and charging the phone goes faster because the battery doesn't overheat with the fan and cooling plate working on the back of the phone.
 
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bouyhy01

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ROG Phones 6 is way too expensive, I'd go with Redagic 7S Pro. It has all kinds of tech to maximize performance and keep the gameplay ultra smooth. It also has a special extra chip that handles auxiliary processes to let the CPU handle the main processes at full speed. And thanks to the built in fan, it never throttles
I was aiming for the rog 6 too but the price dont helped me so i took the realme gt 2 master, im not a big fan of redmagic because of the software support, unlike the rog 6 who gets monthy updates + you can easily unlock it root and switch btwn firmware+ edl firehose files are released quickly+ it has 3rd party support because it is well used in india
 

austick

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I added AnTuTu as a game with the Game Space and use these settings as seen in the screenshots. I also let the fan cool down the phone to the lowest temperature before running the benchmark.

I plan on rooting the phone so I can tweak the performance even better, but I have to wait for a week before the Mi Unlock Tool can unlock the bootloader. If you have root then I recommend LSpeed, SD Maid Pro and 3C Toolbox Pro. Oh can't wait to be able to use Viper4Android with my Crusher EVO headphones, that combo is like HEAVEN!
Hi sorry , can you flash viper4android on poco f4 GT? For me it's impossible
 

austick

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Hi, Has anyone been able to install viper4android, at the moment it is impossible for me. In principle it is because this mobile has the EOFS file system which differentiates it from other xiaomi mobiles
 

westenlive

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Hi
I finally managed to buy this smartphone
Pocophone F4 GT 12/256

I am looking for a good guide to unlock the bootloader and enable root permissions.

I have this version installed V13.0.8.0

I wanted to ask some questions before I do any damage to the device.

1) once I unlock the bootloader can I go back to lock it?

2) once I do unlock the bootloader and enable root permissions, can I backup the device?
"That way if I go to delete some important files for the system or always backup and I can go back to the initial state."

3) if I unlock the bootloader and enable root permissions, can I continue to update the phone system without losing root permissions?


So to recap, the goal is to:
-unlocking the bootloader
-enable root permissions

Thank you so much for your patience
 

austick

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Aug 5, 2010
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Hi
I finally managed to buy this smartphone
Pocophone F4 GT 12/256

I am looking for a good guide to unlock the bootloader and enable root permissions.

I have this version installed V13.0.8.0

I wanted to ask some questions before I do any damage to the device.

1) once I unlock the bootloader can I go back to lock it?

2) once I do unlock the bootloader and enable root permissions, can I backup the device?
"That way if I go to delete some important files for the system or always backup and I can go back to the initial state."

3) if I unlock the bootloader and enable root permissions, can I continue to update the phone system without losing root permissions?


So to recap, the goal is to:
-unlocking the bootloader
-enable root permissions

Thank you so much for your patience
Hi, i can answer some questions.

1- YES, you can block with adb commands.
2 - The only way to backup all important files its with TWRP and select backup.
3 - No, if you use official roms you can't update automatically but can update downloading the update file (zip file) but after upgrading you will have to re-patch the boot.img file to be root.

if you need a good guide to unlock
 
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westenlive

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I thank you so much

From the video it all looks very simple.

Can you tell me where I can download the recovery TWRP?

My goal is to have root permissions.

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When I get this I would like to backup from recovery to be safe and be able to use it if I mess up within the system having root permissions enabled.

Can I do this from recovery?


thanks
 

marvi0

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Hi guys. Do we still need to wait 7 days to unlock the bootloader?. Also what's the best stock ROM without needing to unlock the bootloader for the Poco f4 gt?
 

Ragnar Eldur

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Here's a solid method to root the phone and install TWRP Recovery Mode:

First you have to use the Mi Unlock Tool to unlock the bootloader. Before doing that you have to go to the developer tools section and click on Mi Unlock Status, there you have to add the current Mi account to be able to use the Mi Unlock Tool, note that after adding the account you have to wait for 7 days before being able to unlock the phone.

You can get the Mi Unlock Tool here:

Extract the zip file and in the folder you have the fastboot program and the fastboot driver installer for the phone.

Here you can get the latest TWRP file for the phone: https://androidfilehost.com/?fid=14871746926876823387
Rename the TWRP file to TWRP.img and move it to the Mi Unlock Tool folder.

You also have to install the proper driver for the phone so the computer can use the fastboot for the phone. Boot into fastboot mode and connect the phone to the computer and run the driver installer.

After seven days you can run the Mi Unlock Tool. You have to sign into your current Mi account with the Mi Unlock Tool and verify the account with either receiving SMS verification or Email verification. Then you can boot the phone into fastboot mode and run the Unlock process. After finishing the process, the phone will be wiped and rebooted.

Now you can boot the phone into fastboot mode and connect it to the computer. Go into the Mi Unlock Tool folder and type CMD in the address bar. After the terminal has opened, type fastboot devices to be sure the phone is connected. After that type fastboot boot TWRP.img, that will boot the phone into TWRP. The TWRP will start in Chinese so you have to click on the button third down on the right side and in there click on the last section to the right and there you can choose English. Now you can click on the Advanced section and choose the Install Recovery Ramdisk and choose the TWRP.img file to install. At last go to the Wipe section and choose Format Data.

If you want to root the phone, you can get the latest Magisk here: https://github.com/topjohnwu/Magisk/releases/download/v25.2/Magisk-v25.2.apk

Use TWRP to install Magisk. Rename the file to magisk.zip so can install it with TWRP. Connect the phone to the computer and move the Magisk file to the phone's storage. Then click on the install section in TWRP and choose the Magisk file to flash it to the phone. After that format the data again and reboot the phone to the system.

Now the phone should successfully be rooted and have the TWRP as the Recovery Mode.

The latest TWRP does not have the Module Repo anymore but you can use this Magisk Module Repo Manager instead to download any modules you want: https://github.com/Fox2Code/FoxMagiskModuleManager/releases/download/0.6.5/FoxMmm-0.6.5.apk
 

Ragnar Eldur

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Jul 22, 2016
639
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Hi
I finally managed to buy this smartphone
Pocophone F4 GT 12/256

I am looking for a good guide to unlock the bootloader and enable root permissions.

I have this version installed V13.0.8.0

I wanted to ask some questions before I do any damage to the device.

1) once I unlock the bootloader can I go back to lock it?

2) once I do unlock the bootloader and enable root permissions, can I backup the device?
"That way if I go to delete some important files for the system or always backup and I can go back to the initial state."

3) if I unlock the bootloader and enable root permissions, can I continue to update the phone system without losing root permissions?


So to recap, the goal is to:
-unlocking the bootloader
-enable root permissions

Thank you so much for your patience
Here's a solid method to root the phone and install TWRP Recovery Mode:



First you have to use the Mi Unlock Tool to unlock the bootloader. Before doing that you have to go to the developer tools section and click on Mi Unlock Status, there you have to add the current Mi account to be able to use the Mi Unlock Tool, note that after adding the account you have to wait for 7 days before being able to unlock the phone.



You can get the Mi Unlock Tool here:




Extract the zip file and in the folder you have the fastboot program and the fastboot driver installer for the phone.



Here you can get the latest TWRP file for the phone: https://androidfilehost.com/?fid=14871746926876823387

Rename the TWRP file to TWRP.img and move it to the Mi Unlock Tool folder.



You also have to install the proper driver for the phone so the computer can use the fastboot for the phone. Boot into fastboot mode and connect the phone to the computer and run the driver installer.



After seven days you can run the Mi Unlock Tool. You have to sign into your current Mi account with the Mi Unlock Tool and verify the account with either receiving SMS verification or Email verification. Then you can boot the phone into fastboot mode and run the Unlock process. After finishing the process, the phone will be wiped and rebooted.



Now you can boot the phone into fastboot mode and connect it to the computer. Go into the Mi Unlock Tool folder and type CMD in the address bar. After the terminal has opened, type fastboot devices to be sure the phone is connected. After that type fastboot boot TWRP.img, that will boot the phone into TWRP. The TWRP will start in Chinese so you have to click on the button third down on the right side and in there click on the last section to the right and there you can choose English. Now you can click on the Advanced section and choose the Install Recovery Ramdisk and choose the TWRP.img file to install. At last go to the Wipe section and choose Format Data.



If you want to root the phone, you can get the latest Magisk here: https://github.com/topjohnwu/Magisk/releases/download/v25.2/Magisk-v25.2.apk



Use TWRP to install Magisk. Rename the file to magisk.zip so can install it with TWRP. Connect the phone to the computer and move the Magisk file to the phone's storage. Then click on the install section in TWRP and choose the Magisk file to flash it to the phone. After that format the data again and reboot the phone to the system.



Now the phone should successfully be rooted and have the TWRP as the Recovery Mode.



The latest TWRP does not have the Module Repo anymore but you can use this Magisk Module Repo Manager instead to download any modules you want: https://github.com/Fox2Code/FoxMagiskModuleManager/releases/download/0.6.5/FoxMmm-0.6.5.apk
 

Ragnar Eldur

Senior Member
Jul 22, 2016
639
238
Hi
I finally managed to buy this smartphone
Pocophone F4 GT 12/256

I am looking for a good guide to unlock the bootloader and enable root permissions.

I have this version installed V13.0.8.0

I wanted to ask some questions before I do any damage to the device.

1) once I unlock the bootloader can I go back to lock it?

2) once I do unlock the bootloader and enable root permissions, can I backup the device?
"That way if I go to delete some important files for the system or always backup and I can go back to the initial state."

3) if I unlock the bootloader and enable root permissions, can I continue to update the phone system without losing root permissions?


So to recap, the goal is to:
-unlocking the bootloader
-enable root permissions

Thank you so much for your patience
You can update the system by using the default native system update manager. Just flash the TWRP file with the Magisk manager afterwards before rebooting the phone and flash Magisk choosing flash into inactive slot. Then you can reboot without loosing root or TWRP.
 

Ragnar Eldur

Senior Member
Jul 22, 2016
639
238
Hi, i can answer some questions.

1- YES, you can block with adb commands.
2 - The only way to backup all important files its with TWRP and select backup.
3 - No, if you use official roms you can't update automatically but can update downloading the update file (zip file) but after upgrading you will have to re-patch the boot.img file to be root.

if you need a good guide to unlock
No your can use the native system update manager, just be sure not to reboot the phone after the update installation is complete, just flash the TWRP file with Magisk and flash Magisk choosing flash into inactive slot. Then you can reboot the phone without loosing root or TWRP.
 

westenlive

Senior Member
Feb 2, 2010
235
17
No your can use the native system update manager, just be sure not to reboot the phone after the update installation is complete, just flash the TWRP file with Magisk and flash Magisk choosing flash into inactive slot. Then you can reboot the phone without loosing root or TWRP.
I thank you so much for all this information you wrote.

Right now I have to wait 7 days to be able to unlock my smartphone.
I have followed your guide.

One question I want to ask you.

When you say that you can update the OS through native system update manager, then from Magisk I have to flash TWRP recovery then again from Magisk that I have to flash Magisk.zipper both on the inactive slot, example if I flashed on slot A the first time I have to use slot B. ALL BEFORE REBOOTING AFTER UPDATING THE DEVICE.

Is this the correct procedure?


THANK YOU
 

Jifara

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Firmware released thx for xiaomiupdater , im on the eea firmware now and everything is fine , rooted and safetynet passed(using universal safetynet magisk module) playstore certified widevine l1 , 4g+ , 5g volte vowifi on

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I bought the k50 gaming and the boatloader was unlocked and i cant use bank apps, is there any way to lock the boatloader again??
 

austick

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Aug 5, 2010
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I bought the k50 gaming and the boatloader was unlocked and i cant use bank apps, is there any way to lock the boatloader again??
yes, you only has to put your device in fastboot mode and run the code in CMD. You lost all your data, don't forget to flash a miui rom before just in case.
 

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