Android has always been celebrated for its open-source nature, granting users the freedom to personalize their devices to the fullest. With each iteration, Android offers new features and enhancements, and Android 13 is no exception. This latest version takes customizability to a whole new level, and Xiaomi, Redmi, and Poco device owners are in for a treat. In this post, we will explore the exciting world of Android 13 customization and how users of these devices can make the most out of this operating system update.
What’s New in Android 13?
Android 13 might bring a major visual overhaul with the introduction of the Material You design language. This dynamic theming system allows the device to adapt its UI colors based on the user’s chosen wallpaper, providing a personalized and cohesive experience. With each Android update, Google focuses on improving user privacy and security. Android 13 could introduce additional privacy settings, more fine-grained app permissions, and better control over sensitive data.
Android 13 is likely to include performance optimizations to enhance overall system speed and battery life. These optimizations aim to make the OS run smoother on various devices. As foldable devices gain popularity, Android 13 may offer better support for such form factors, including improvements in app continuity, multi-window management, and adaptable layouts.
Android messaging applications could receive updates, introducing features like message reactions, improved multimedia sharing, and possibly even integration with other communication platforms. Android 13 might further refine gesture navigation and introduce new gestures for an even more intuitive user experience. Android 13 may improve compatibility and connectivity with various accessories and Internet of Things (IoT) devices, allowing for a more seamless user experience.
Google is continuously working on making system updates smoother and more seamless. Android 13 may introduce further improvements in this area, such as faster update installations and reducing the impact of background updates. Android 13 is likely to include accessibility enhancements, making the OS more inclusive and user-friendly for individuals with disabilities. Android updates usually bring a range of smaller features and improvements that enhance the user experience. These could include minor UI changes, new system sounds, improved camera capabilities, and updates to various Google apps.
How to Install Android 13 on Xiaomi: Redmi, Mi, and Poco
Before we start with the instructions, there are a few prerequisites that you need to checkmark. Make sure your device qualifies for all these requirements, as mentioned below:
- This ROM is supported only for Poco F3
- You need a Windows PC with ADB and Fastboot installed.
- Download the Latest Mi Flash Tool and Extract it on your PC.
- Download and Install Xiaomi USB drivers.
- We do not recommend you attempt this process without a battery percentage of 70 or more to avoid any unforeseen shutdowns in the middle of the process.
Download Android 13 Update
You may now download the Android 13 for the Poco F3 devices from the below links:
|Software Version and Downloads||Changelog|
|Europe Stable ROM:V126.96.36.199.TKHEUXMFull OTA||SystemUpdated Android Security Patch to May 2023. Increased system security.|
|Global Stable ROM:V188.8.131.52.TKHMIXMFull OTA||SystemUpdated Android Security Patch to May 2023. Increased system security.|
|India Stable ROM:V184.108.40.206.TKHINXMRecovery ROMFastboot ROM||SystemStable MIUI based on Android 13Updated Android Security Patch to April 2023. Increased system security|
|Taiwan Stable ROM:V220.127.116.11.TKHTWXMFull OTA||SystemStable MIUI based on Android 13Updated Android Security Patch to February 2023. Increased system security.More features and improvementsSearch in Settings is now more advanced. With search history and categories in results, everything looks much crisper now.|
|Indonesia Stable ROM:V18.104.22.168.TKHIDXMFull OTA||SystemStable MIUI based on Android 13Updated Android Security Patch to February 2023. Increased system security.More features and improvementsSearch in Settings is now more advanced. With search history and categories in results, everything looks much crisper now.|
|Turkey Stable ROM:V22.214.171.124.TKHTRXMFull OTA||SystemStable MIUI based on Android 13Updated Android Security Patch to February 2023. Increased system security.More features and improvementsSearch in Settings is now more advanced. With search history and categories in results, everything looks much crisper now.|
|Global Stable ROM:V126.96.36.199.TKHMIXMFull OTA|
|Europe Stable ROM:V188.8.131.52.TKHEUXMFull OTA|
Install Fastboot ROM
- Download the MIUI xxxx Fastboot ROM for your Poco F3
- Now turn your device off completely. Press the Volume– key and the Power button simultaneously to enter Fastboot mode.
- Once you have entered fastboot mode, you will see the Mi Bunny Fastboot mode picture (See screenshot below)
- Now connect the device to the Windows PC/laptop via a micro USB cable.
- You need to double-click on the downloaded ROM file to extract it.
- Open the extracted ROM folder, and copy its path on the computer.
- To install Mi Flash Tool and Extract the MIUI MI Flash tool on your computer.
- Now click on the installer file on your computer and continue the installation. (Ignore the security warning) and select run to continue the installation.
- After installation is completed, open MiFlash.exe and paste the address bar from the ROM file folder path copied in the 6th step. (You can also browse the folder by tapping the Select button)
- If you have pasted the Address code, Now Click on the first button (circled out in yellow) to Refresh, and MiFlash should automatically recognize the device. Then click the second button (circled out in red) to flash the ROM file to the device.
- Your flashing process has started, Now Wait until the progress bar inside MiFlash turns fully green, which means the ROM has been successfully installed. Then your device should automatically boot to the new version.
Install Recovery ROM:
In a case where you can still access your data partition, or just want to update your firmware using the recovery, the following steps will deem useful.
- Download the ROM file compatible with your device, and rename it to update.zip.
- Transfer it to the root of your internal storage.
- Proceed by booting your Xiaomi device into recovery mode by pressing both the Power and Volume Up buttons together.
- Once you enter the recovery mode, you can navigate using the volume up and down keys, and use the power button to select an option.
- Scroll down and select the “Install update.zip” option, and give your phone a while to do the task.
- Once done, if your phone doesn’t reboot automatically, just navigate and select the “Reboot” option from the recovery.
Android 13 takes customization to new heights, and Xiaomi, Redmi, and Poco users are in for a delightful experience. With the freedom to personalize everything from the user interface to animations, fonts, and icons, the possibilities are virtually limitless. Embrace the Material You design, explore custom themes, icons, and launchers, and make your Android device truly yours.