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Question Poco F3 worth getting for only custom ROMs?

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May 11, 2021
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I am thinking of getting the Poco F3, but I would not want to use MIUI and would prefer to use a custom rom.

I watched this video and don't know if what this guy is saying is true or not.

Would it be worth buying this phone if I am only going to be using a custom ROMs, or should I pay more for a phone that has better software by Oneplus, Samsung etc...?

I've used custom ROMs in the past, but it was mainly because my old phone no longer received support. I am on Lineage OS on my Oneplus 5t.

Thanks!
 
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arifqur

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I am thinking of getting the Poco F3, but I would not want to use MIUI and would prefer to use a custom rom.

I watched this video and don't know if what this guy is saying is true or not.

Would it be worth buying this phone if I am only going to be using a custom ROMs, or should I pay more for a phone that has better software by Oneplus, Samsung etc...?

I've used custom ROMs in the past, but it was mainly because my old phone no longer received support. I am on Lineage OS on my Oneplus 5t.

Thanks!
Yeah I totally agree. This device is cheap and has all the qualities of a flagship killer. All the devs are interested in it and are buying it to develop for it. So in the future expect to get a ton of Custom Roms and Mods for F3.
You cant go wrong with this device.
Period
 

Doronmak

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I believe in the community of the custom ROMs and think it is a great deal, I was thinking of getting some oneplus or even Nokia phones but I realized it is one of the best that we could get so enjoy flashing :)
 
May 27, 2018
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Xiaomi Poco F3
Hey mate, just flash my F3 right after one week of waiting for bootloader.
Gona say YES, IT IS FREAKING WORTH IT.
Come from Galaxy S9, after so tired with the bloat of Samsung, I flashed LOS, and man it is fast.
But, with my F3 on ArrowOS, right now, it is insanely fast.
Just buy it, you will not regret. But it is my personal opinion. The choice is your.
Within the price range, F3 already deiminated all other option. But with custom ROM, it decimates even the flagship
 
May 11, 2021
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Hey mate, just flash my F3 right after one week of waiting for bootloader.
Gona say YES, IT IS FREAKING WORTH IT.
Come from Galaxy S9, after so tired with the bloat of Samsung, I flashed LOS, and man it is fast.
But, with my F3 on ArrowOS, right now, it is insanely fast.
Just buy it, you will not regret. But it is my personal opinion. The choice is your.
Within the price range, F3 already deiminated all other option. But with custom ROM, it decimates even the flagship

Is the LoS an official build?
 

keyoke87

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Apple iPhone 12
I am thinking of getting the Poco F3, but I would not want to use MIUI and would prefer to use a custom rom.

I watched this video and don't know if what this guy is saying is true or not.

Would it be worth buying this phone if I am only going to be using a custom ROMs, or should I pay more for a phone that has better software by Oneplus, Samsung etc...?

I've used custom ROMs in the past, but it was mainly because my old phone no longer received support. I am on Lineage OS on my Oneplus 5t.

Thanks!
Just buy it. Performance to price point, nothing wins Poco F3

The only downside is the MIUI that comes with it which is sluggish and buggy. I flashed mine to ArrowOS and loving the device more now.

Have sticked to MIUI 12 and upgraded to MIUI 12.5 where they removed multiple Do Not Disturb schedules, that is when i know is time for me to flash the rom
 

alvi.bagolini

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Aug 4, 2017
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just bought poco f3 and I can tell you the MIUI isn't so bad (12.5.3) it is super smooth and with lots of features and configuration in it (double tap to wake and sleep, double fingerprint for flashlight..) themes are also rich. The main weak point is camera app that is not as developed as gcam but... you can instal gcam ports (8.1) that already work very well!! So yes this phone is sort of perfect.
 

j_kour

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Jan 10, 2015
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Hi people,

I am looking for a custom ROM for Poco F3 that has the following:

1. Allows you to hide apps from the app list; not just lock the apps. For now I use LineageOS and I use a separate launcher and AppHider

2. Ideally, comes without GApps or G services. I'd love to try GrapheneOS but it comes for Pixel devices only

3. Allows multiple instances of apps eg. Whatsup,etc. I have seen this in a custom ROM but dont remember which one

Also, why do all the threads about F3 refer to 11x and K40?

Any suggestions?

Thanks a l lot

John
 

mocmocmoc

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Jan 24, 2011
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Xiaomi Poco F3
Also, why do all the threads about F3 refer to 11x and K40?
Xiaomi = main brand
Mi, Poco, and Redmi = sub-brands
Mi focus on high end flagship phones, Poco focus on mid end performance phones. Redmi focus on lower end value for money phones
Mi 11x, Poco F3, and Redmi K40 are the same phone targeting different regions with different launch date.
 

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    I picked up the Poco F3 BECAUSE there were custom ROMS and there are a few that are already really good so I wouldn't hesitate to buy one. I may even buy another one and sell my 512GB S21 Ultra. (Update, bought another F3) Don't pay attention to that guy on Youtube, do what you want to do.
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    I am thinking of getting the Poco F3, but I would not want to use MIUI and would prefer to use a custom rom.

    I watched this video and don't know if what this guy is saying is true or not.

    Would it be worth buying this phone if I am only going to be using a custom ROMs, or should I pay more for a phone that has better software by Oneplus, Samsung etc...?

    I've used custom ROMs in the past, but it was mainly because my old phone no longer received support. I am on Lineage OS on my Oneplus 5t.

    Thanks!
    Yeah I totally agree. This device is cheap and has all the qualities of a flagship killer. All the devs are interested in it and are buying it to develop for it. So in the future expect to get a ton of Custom Roms and Mods for F3.
    You cant go wrong with this device.
    Period
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    Hey mate, just flash my F3 right after one week of waiting for bootloader.
    Gona say YES, IT IS FREAKING WORTH IT.
    Come from Galaxy S9, after so tired with the bloat of Samsung, I flashed LOS, and man it is fast.
    But, with my F3 on ArrowOS, right now, it is insanely fast.
    Just buy it, you will not regret. But it is my personal opinion. The choice is your.
    Within the price range, F3 already deiminated all other option. But with custom ROM, it decimates even the flagship
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    Also, why do all the threads about F3 refer to 11x and K40?
    Xiaomi = main brand
    Mi, Poco, and Redmi = sub-brands
    Mi focus on high end flagship phones, Poco focus on mid end performance phones. Redmi focus on lower end value for money phones
    Mi 11x, Poco F3, and Redmi K40 are the same phone targeting different regions with different launch date.
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    Yeah i agree.