Supporting custom ROMs help in making phones last longer by updating them to the latest version of Android if the software updates and support ever stop on older devices.
Custom ROMs are a popular way to keep your phone running for longer even after the support for it stops. Depending on the ROM, they also offer different features and are enjoyed by the tech community for their customisation and ever-increasing support for older devices and help them run the latest version of Android. Most custom ROMs are applicable to Qualcomm-powered devices as their chipsets allow the opening of the bootloader, unlike Mediatek’s
Popular custom ROM Paranoid Android has announced that several Xiaomi smartphones including the POCO F1 now support the Android 12 version of their ROM, also known by its name, “Sapphire”.
There are four phones that now support the Android 12 version of Paranoid Android
- POCO F1
- Xiaomi Mi 8
- Xiaomi Mi Mix 2s
- Redmi Note 7 Pro
These devices were popular during their time of release because they offer a value price and more specs than their asking price. Also, these devices are still popular among the custom ROM community due to their versatility. The first three launched with MUI 9 based on Android 8.0 Oreo and they are upgradable up to MIUI 12 based on Android 10. Because there are already two major updates for these three phones, it is unlikely we’ll see another major update for them so a custom ROM is becoming a must so that they can support the latest version of Android.
Meanwhile, the Redmi Note 7 Pro ran on MIUI 10 based on Android 9 Pie and it is upgradable to one more major update of Android, up to MIUI 12.5 based on Android 10.