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Original story (published on March 11, 2021) follows:
Over a year into its operations, Poco surprised many back in 2020 by announcing its intentions to disassociate its business model from that of the mother company — Xiaomi.
The sub-brand, however, did confirm that despite its “independence” from Xiaomi, it will still use the latter’s MIUI on top of Android. But this isn’t the only thing Poco is still getting from Xiaomi.
Ever since going solo, Poco has unveiled a bunch of new phones that are complete rebrands of some of Xiaomi’s Redmi handsets. The Poco C3, for instance, is a rebranded Redmi 9C.
The Poco X2 is a rebranded Redmi K30 and in fact, the latter’s successor — the Redmi K40 — is set to be rebranded as the Poco F3 when it hits the global market.
Well, better brace yourself for more of these, at least for the foreseeable future. It remains unclear how more independent Poco will become in future.
Until then, current Poco device owners can expect to continue receiving MIUI updates, and the next in line is MIUI 12.5 — the bridge between MIUI 12 and the major MIUI 13 expected later this year.
We’ve had longstanding coverage on MIUI 12.5 that you can check out here. As for if and when your Poco device will receive the update, read on.
Poco MIUI 12.5 update: List of eligible devices
Poco hasn’t announced the full list of devices eligible for MIUI 12.5 update. But since the update still comes from Xiaomi and we know a thing or two about MIUI updates in general, we have a good idea of what to expect.
For starters, most Poco devices are eligible for the update to MIUI 12.5. This is true for those that just received MIUI 12 as their first major update as well as those with MIUI 12 pre-installed out of the box.
Granted, below is a list of Poco devices that we think will be upgraded to MIUI 12.5.
– Poco F2 Pro
– Poco X3
– Poco X3 NFC
– Poco X2
– Poco C3
– Poco M3
– Poco M2
– Poco M2 Pro
Of course, the upcoming Poco F3, Poco F3 Pro, and Poco X3 Pro should also be upgradable to MIUI 12.5, just like their Redmi K40 and Redmi K40 Pro counterparts.
Owners of the Pocophone F1 aka Poco F1 must be wondering why their device hasn’t popped up by now. Well, it’s because it likely won’t be part of the MIUI 12.5 update, but you can never be too sure.
With that out of the way, here is when you can expect your Poco phone to bag the MIUI 12.5 update, at least according to the info we have gathered.
MIUI 12.5 release date
Poco has announced the initial list of phones that will be upgraded to MIUI 12.5 update. Only three devices — Poco F2 Pro, Poco X2 and Poco M3 — are mentioned, but more devices should still bag the update.
Owners of the three on the European, global and Indian MIUI ROMs can submit their interest to get early access to the stable MIUI 12.5 update by March 31. Details here.
The official rollout for other Xiaomi phones begins in April, which is around the same time some Poco devices should pick up the MIUI 12.5 update.
Since the usual pattern of rolling out gradually will be followed, some Poco devices may have to wait for months before receiving the same update. We have the tables below to keep track of this rollout.
Update 1 (March 27)
11:35 am (IST): A new MIUI stable India tester program has now kickstarted for 26 devices. Of course, several Poco devices are included as well. For more details, head here.
Update 2 (May 14)
06:17 pm (IST): The Poco X3 NFC is set to be discontinued after getting replaced by the Poco M3 Pro but that is nothing to worry about as the device should still get treated to MIUI 12.5, MIUI 13, and even Android 12 updates. Details here.
Update 3 (May 27)
07:11 pm (IST): The Poco X3 Pro is now receiving the MIUI 12.5 stable update in Europe. To download, head here.
Update 4 (June 01)
04:57 pm (IST): The Poco F3 has now bagged the MIUI 12.5 stable update in Russia and Indonesia. The download links and changelog has been given here.
Update 5 (June 08)
03:27 pm (IST): The Poco X3 Pro is now receiving the MIUI 12.5 in the global region. For more details, head here.
Update 6 (June 10)
04:11 pm (IST): The Poco X3 Pro has now bagged the MIUI 12.5 update as stable beta in Taiwan and Russia. To download, head here.
Update 7 (June 22)
12:55 pm (IST): Now that Xiaomi has rolled out the MIUI 12.5 update for the Mi 8, it’s likely that we’ll see the update sooner rather than later for the Pocophone F1 or Poco F1. Head here to know more.
Update 8 (June 23)
06:27 pm (IST): The Poco F1 MIUI 12.5 update may be delayed or even canceled since the plans for it aren’t currently concrete as per a community mod.
Update 9 (June 26)
06:45 pm (IST): The Poco X3 Pro MIUI 12.5 stable update has now rolled out in Turkey.
Update 10 (June 29)
05:25 pm (IST): The Poco M3 Pro has finally received MIUI 12.5 as part of the Chinese beta testing program. To download, head here.
Update 11 (June 29)
01:25 pm (IST): Now, Poco has released the global MIUI 12.5 ROM for users of the Poco F2 Pro. You can learn more about this and view the download link for the same here.
Update 12 (July 07)
12:25 pm (IST): The Indian Poco X3 Pro has now bagged the MIUI 12.5 stable update. To download, head here.
Update 13 (July 10)
12:25 pm (IST): The Android 11 and MIUI 12.5 update is expected to be released by end of July for the Poco M2 Pro as per a community mod.
Update 14 (July 12)
02:46 pm (IST): There has been much suspense regarding MIUI 12.5 for the Poco X3 NFC since it got delayed, but the speculation has now been laid to rest with a statement from a Poco executive. As per them, the device will receive the update by early August.
Update 15 (July 16)
12:00 pm (IST): The Poco X2 MIUI 12.5 stable update is now rolling out for pilot testers. For more details, head here.
Update 16 (July 17)
01:20 pm (IST): As per a recent report from the Xiaomi Global Community Telegram channel, the MIUI 12.5 update for Poco X2 has been delayed due to unknown reasons but it is expected to be released soon as version 22.214.171.124 RGHINXM.
Update 17 (July 21)
01:21 pm (IST): The MIUI Fans Home Telegram channel has posted that Poco X2 is now getting the stable MIUI 12.5 update version 126.96.36.199.RGHINXM. However, the said update is being rolled out partially.
Update 18 (July 26)
02:18 pm (IST): The MIUI 12.5 update is being re-released in Europe with the June security patch for the Poco F3, as per this report.
06:06 pm (IST): The MIUI 12.5 update is now rolling out for the global Poco X3 NFC through the Poco testers program.
Update 19 (July 27)
05:12 pm (IST): If MIUI 12.5 has still not been released for your Poco X3, Poco X2, Poco M2, or Poco C3, there’s a way to get it before everyone else by signing up for the Poco Testers program. Head here for details.
Update 20 (July 28)
11:41 am (IST): The Poco M3 Pro 5G has now also been added to the Poco Testers list. To register and for further details, head here.
Update 21 (July 30)
11:19 am (IST): The Poco X3 has now bagged the
MIUI 12.5 update based on Android 11 in India. To download, head here.
Update 22 (August 02)
11:58 am (IST): The Poco X3 NFC MIUI 12.5 global update is reportedly still under testing so a wider rollout is still awaited, as per this official tracker.
Update 23 (August 03)
11:54 am (IST): We now have a MIUI 12.5 release date for the Indian Poco X3 as well. It is around the same time as the Poco X3 NFC – this month.
Correction: We had earlier erroneously stated in update 21 that the Android 11-based MIUI 12.5 update was rolling out for the Poco X3 in India. However, it was found to be still based on MIUI 12. Apologies for any inconvenience.
Update 24 (August 04)
01:54 pm (IST): Xiaomi has started seeding the stable MIUI 12.5 update for the Poco X3 NFC model on the Global ROM (MIX) on a widerscale.
Update 25 (August 05)
12:48 pm (IST): The MIUI 12.5 stable update is now being rolled out widely in India for the Poco X2. For further details, head here.
Update 26 (August 06)
11:48 pm (IST): The MIUI 12.5 update is now rolling out outside of the testers program for the Poco X2 in India.
Update 27 (August 07)
12:48 pm (IST): A Turkish MIUI 12.5 fastboot ROM has now rolled out for the Poco F2 Pro indicating that the update is being rolled out widely for all.
06:35 pm (IST): As per a community moderator, the Poco M3 will receive the Android 11 update pretty soon. But will it be layered with MIUI 12.5 or MIUI 12? Read on to find out.
Update 28 (August 12)
12:27 pm (IST): The Poco X3 NFC is now receiving Android 11-based MIUI 12.5 stable update in Russia and Indonesia.
Update 29 (August 16)
01:34 pm (IST): The Indonesian variant of the Poco X3 NFC is now receiving the Android 11 stable update with MIUI 12.5 widely.
Update 30 (August 19)
05:27 pm (IST): Poco M2 users will be delighted to know that the MIUI 12.5 update has begun making its way over to the device, albeit to Pilot testers only.
Update 31 (August 23)
11:45 am (IST): Following a period of pilot testing, the MIUI 12.5 stable update is now being rolled out to select regular users of the Poco M2 in India, as per this report.
01:27 am (IST): The Poco X3 NFC is currently receiving the MIUI 12.5 stable update based on Android 11 in Turkey.
Update 32 (August 24)
IST 12:03 pm: New reports now indicate that users of the Poco X3 NFC in Europe are getting an update that brings with it the much-awaited MIUI 12.5.
Update 33 (August 27)
IST 01:16 pm: The fastboot ROM for MIUI 12.5 for the Turkish Poco X3 NFC has gone live. It indicates that a wide rollout has been completed. To download the build, just click here.
Update 34 (August 28)
IST 02:55 pm: The Poco X3 NFC has now reportedly received the MIUI 12.5 stable update in Algeria. It may or may not be rolling out widely.
Update 35 (August 30)
IST 04:43 pm: The Poco X3 is now receiving the MIUI 12.5 stable update in India following an Android 11 rollout. To download, just click here.
Update 36 (September 01)
IST 11:30 am: The fastboot MIUI 12.5 stable ROM has now been made available for the Europe variant of the Poco X3 NFC indicating the completion of a wide rollout. You can get it from this link.
Update 37 (September 02)
IST 12:37 pm: The Android 11-based MIUI 12.5 fastboot ROM for the Indian Poco M2 has now been released, indicating the completion of a region-wide rollout. To download it, head here.
Update 38 (September 07)
IST 12:03 pm: The Global Poco X3 GT has now received one of its MIUI 12.5-based updates that also bumps up its security patch level to August. To download, head here.
Update 39 (September 08)
IST 12:03 pm: The Poco X2 is now receiving its second MIUI 12.5 stable update in India with the August security patch. Unfortunately, its changelog still doesn’t mention any fixes for the camera issues plaguing the device for months.
Optimization: Updated Android Security Patch to August 2021. Increased system security.
Regardless, to download the build, just head over to this link.
Update 39 (September 09)
IST 12:03 pm: In case you are still waiting for the MIUI 12.6 update for your device, you can just stop as the update isn’t anything official and is just a name given to the latest Xiaomi.eu builds.
Update 40 (September 10)
IST 03:40 pm: The MIUI 12.5 stable update for the Poco X2 is now available as a fastboot ROM, indicating the completion of a wider rollout. To download the same, head here.
Update 41 (September 15)
IST 04:08 pm: Poco has begun rolling out the stable Android 11 update for the Poco M3 in Europe and the update also brings the new MIUI 12.5 skin along with it. More details here.
Update 42 (September 30)
10:30 am (IST):The Android 11 based MIUI 12.5 rollout on a wide scale should be on the way for Poco M3 users. This can be assumed from the fact that the Stable Fastboot ROM is now available for the same in the Europe.
Update 43 (October 19)
10:16 am (IST): Poco is now making available the MIUI 12.5 for the Poco M2 Pro India as MIUI 188.8.131.52. This build is meant for Mi Pilot Only.
Update 44 (December 31)
11:15 am (IST): One of our readers, one Neil Barcelona San Juan, tells us that the Poco M3 is getting updated to MIUI 12.5 Enhanced Edition in the Philippines.
Update 45 (January 05)
IST 1:23 pm: One of our readers, Валентин Хаустов, tells us that the MIUI 12.5 Enhanced Edition update has dropped on their POCO M3 unit in Russia.
Update 46 (January 10)
IST 06:10 pm: Thanks to one of our readers, we now know that Xiaomi is rolling out the Android 11-based MIUI 12.5 update for Poco M3 in India.
Thanks for the tip: Saket Subham!
NOTE: The tables below will be updated regularly to reflect the latest info available.
|Device/ROM||Global (MI)||India (IN)||Europe (EU)||Rest of globe|
|Poco M3 Pro 5G||—||—||—||Beta released (China)|
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