The Ultimate Pixel 3 KILLER

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Comments • 6 209

  • or doron
    or doron 5 hours ago

    idk if i should get this phone cuz here its 450$ and im wondering if the camera (front) is satasfing enough..

  • chandra kertawinata
    chandra kertawinata 10 hours ago

    Pixel Experience runs really smooth now on Pocophone

  • Giovanni Tanaka
    Giovanni Tanaka 12 hours ago

    it was too quick i had to play it at 0.5x speed

  • John Dawd
    John Dawd 15 hours ago

    Xiaomi company have my respect.

  • Felipe Siedschlag Yopán

    Yes, I'm a happy Pocophone user. Using MUIU though...

  • 3rd World Gamer
    3rd World Gamer Day ago

    Got the pocophone and will be doing this.

  • Gadjo X
    Gadjo X Day ago

    MI A2 Lite is 200$, comparable in specs, and is Android One. But I had a MIUI phone before this and it's pretty good too.

  • Brix and His Tablet
    Brix and His Tablet 2 days ago

    However Pixel is better

  • Rayan Gomes
    Rayan Gomes 2 days ago

    I can't get the navigation buttons

  • Speenza
    Speenza 2 days ago

    Wait... Downloading the google camera will make the pocophone as good as the pixel even with no root?

  • Robert Smith
    Robert Smith 2 days ago

    More!!! And get Anthony on the job. Please give him more tech spots.

  • Gohanburner
    Gohanburner 4 days ago

    Lemme guess, doesn't work with Verizon amirite?

  • Harsh Mehta
    Harsh Mehta 5 days ago

    Linage os is trash flash pixel experience that would be much much better

  • EnKeksinyParempaaNimee
    In case the original link wont work

  • ronch550
    ronch550 6 days ago

    Go Poco or go loco.

  • Spencer Roose
    Spencer Roose 7 days ago

    So I have a pocophone and I downloaded the gcam APK and a great preset for gcam settings... then I got NOVA launcher Prime for 5 bucks. After doing these things, I am having a hard time seeing the reason to root the phone. Am I missing anything or is the process in this video overkill?

  • Moritz Hirt
    Moritz Hirt 7 days ago

    I am sry but it’s really hard to follow

  • Ro bery
    Ro bery 8 days ago

    download links are not even in the description. reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  • White Hair
    White Hair 8 days ago

    Does anyone know if the unlocking of this phone with the links provided actually allow T-Mobile bands to work on the Poco? Rather not waste time and money just to see it not get LTE.

  • elbitxo
    elbitxo 8 days ago

    nice, but you should warn Ryzen users the mi-unlock tool doesn't work with their computers. A link to a detailed guide on the forum would have been great, also.

    • elbitxo
      elbitxo 5 days ago

      +hebbocake not with mine, it stopped every single time at 50%. I searched why it was happening and many Ryzen users reported the same issue. Tried at work with an Intel CPU and not issue at all. Now my Poco is unlocked and running like a beast with LineageOS thanks to the forum users explanations. I totally recommend taking the time to enhance this awesome phone.

    • hebbocake
      hebbocake 6 days ago +1

      It works fine with ryzen

  • Kusal Isiwara
    Kusal Isiwara 8 days ago

    how did you enable the navigation gestures?

  • Bitwise1024
    Bitwise1024 10 days ago +1

    When I hear "tech tips", this is the kind of format I envision. More like this, please.

  • Bar Forkosh
    Bar Forkosh 11 days ago

    Am I the only one that is ok with miui

  • Donvalerio
    Donvalerio 14 days ago

    I followed the instructions carefully and keep getting "android.process.acore" popping multiple times a second. I cleared the cache but still same issue.

    • Tim Huggers
      Tim Huggers 2 days ago

      perform a factory reset and its fixed :D

  • t'is fellow
    t'is fellow 16 days ago +4

    Thanks for the guide. I'm currently typing on a Pocophone F1 with LineageOS on it. This helped a lot but it felt like you went a bit too quick.

  • Dennis Ritchie
    Dennis Ritchie 16 days ago

    You should have also given warning that flashing a new rom means flashing custom recovery software; you will (NOT MAY) void any warranty from any company that you bought this phone from. You also would have to use a rooted app to restore the original rom, and relock the bootloader, and set the bit that detects if the firmware has been tampered with...and it's not a sure thing either.

  • [GS] Lyst
    [GS] Lyst 16 days ago

    Razer Phone 2 is better

  • Guilherme Recordon
    Guilherme Recordon 17 days ago

    is it worth it to do the same thing in a mi8 or just unnecessary?

  • Arabind
    Arabind 17 days ago

    Hey Linus , thanks for the guide I changed my ROM to Lineage OS but the link you gave for Disable Force encryption treble is not working for Magisk v18 . I rooted using V17 but Magisk manager asks updates every time , any solution for that.

  • The Spark
    The Spark 20 days ago

    I did that on my S8+ and couldn´t use Google pay anymore, sure it wont harm the security check on the phone?

  • Relaxing Storm
    Relaxing Storm 20 days ago

    Nevee expected you to unlock a bootloader lol
    Btw, oppo says that warrenty is not void if you root it

  • Red Mushroom
    Red Mushroom 20 days ago

    Redmi Note 7, and Redmi Note 7 Pro.

    SAYAN BASU 21 day ago

    Operations Management was easier than this!

  • Luke et
    Luke et 21 day ago

    Should have put oxygen os on it 😉

  • Quentin L
    Quentin L 22 days ago

    magisk needs to be installed after vendor and lineage in latest update

  • Rithy Theripper
    Rithy Theripper 22 days ago

    Can we use redmi note 7 pro instead

  • stefandjolesd
    stefandjolesd 22 days ago

    Yes Linus we think abouth that! Thanks for this video!!!

  • Zaeem Rizan
    Zaeem Rizan 23 days ago

    Ater changing to lineageos, is your phone still rooted?

    • Jan Wytze
      Jan Wytze 23 days ago

      No, but rooting with lineageos is very easy! Just flash the right su extra.

  • AckbarGaming
    AckbarGaming 23 days ago

    Pocophone F1 is the best midranger but I do not own it :(

  • Frank Blanco
    Frank Blanco 23 days ago

    I bought this phone, its really bad. Why? YOU CANT USE 4G! Dont buy it...

    • Lars Carlsen
      Lars Carlsen 22 days ago

      why cant you use 4g? its 4g compatible

  • Iman Bagheri
    Iman Bagheri 24 days ago

    I used to love my nexus 5❤️

  • Zaeem Rizan
    Zaeem Rizan 25 days ago

    is this safe?

  • Adarsh Geetosh
    Adarsh Geetosh 25 days ago +1

    Just bought it 3 days ago. ❤️

  • Albert Karaev
    Albert Karaev 25 days ago

    Its 27 march. I buyed yesterday pocophone 128 gb for 345 euro in Belgium. Damn. Its was chipest pocophone in Belgium. In anothet places its cost 375 euro.

  • Dakota Lally
    Dakota Lally 26 days ago +1

    7:07 I shit you not, I installed a wireless version of this relay in my car this very evening(for keyless entry). Same board, but with an add-on RF module.

  • Top Cookies
    Top Cookies 26 days ago +1

    How to install Gcam on Honor view 20??? nothing working on

  • Noodle
    Noodle 27 days ago

    linus tech tips i'm trying to log in to the miui site. but after i'm logged in, it always is in chinese

  • jointy33
    jointy33 28 days ago +4

    Just got my Pocophone F1 is this still viable? Or outdated?

    thanks for da help.

    • NarSenpai :3
      NarSenpai :3 14 days ago

      they nerfed it too many times through updates.. should have waited for Poco f2 release

    • ItzmeSurya T
      ItzmeSurya T 22 days ago

      I flashed pixel experience ROM. Its way better in my opinion. As for how to flash it, check out "ksk royal" channel.

    • no u
      no u 27 days ago

      Im sure it will still good going until the next 2 years

    • Abishek Shekar
      Abishek Shekar 27 days ago

      Same here good sir

    • Rushmika Perera
      Rushmika Perera 27 days ago

      I would like to know too please

  • ryotofurytobe500
    ryotofurytobe500 28 days ago

    hold on, doesnt that thing only suppport 3g? like i gave up on it becouse of thta, am i wrong?

    • Wrathinside
      Wrathinside 25 days ago

      It supports only 3\14 4G bands in the US, yes.

  • Prinetta
    Prinetta 28 days ago

    I installed lineageOS and it worked completely fine but there were small things that bothered me too much. You can't change the vibration intensity (it's suddenly way too high on the poco), the clock in the upper left isn't properly aligned due to the rounded corners and stuff like the finger print unlock takes noticably longer (still fast, just definitely slower). I've flashed the EU version of the MIUI rom so now I'm basically back to stock but I suppose at least I've got root now. :)

  • luke johnson
    luke johnson 28 days ago

    but why go through all the trouble when a pixel 2 xl is £300, the same price as the poco?

    this isnt hate, i actually love using custom roms but the pixel 2 xl is just better and the same price, the only place it falls behind is the SoC and the poco's 845 isnt as fast as other phones anyway for some reason

  • Samudra Gogoi
    Samudra Gogoi 29 days ago

    Does it remove the warranty?

  • Joshua HD
    Joshua HD 29 days ago

    Ummm i need help, my phone died while it was flashing the rom and i couldn't turn it on, i used a 64gb sd card with the files on

  • Aditya Pandey
    Aditya Pandey 29 days ago

    Love all this. I thought to follow up the procedure until I realised that IR doesn't work. That's a thing for me. 😛 But at least, I now know how to root my device.

    • Axton
      Axton 27 days ago

      It works. Under the newest lineage OS.

  • Anarcho Toast
    Anarcho Toast 29 days ago

    Anything from Google is NOT SECURE! Please don't do anything with Open Gapps!

  • fanofboard3333
    fanofboard3333 29 days ago

    I have installed custom roms on four Android so far. I have never installed Magisk. What the hell is it good for?!

    • john hamir Karim
      john hamir Karim 29 days ago

      it's an alternative to SuperSU,....
      it's a rooting solution for those who want to pass safetynet, hide root from other apps, and install mods in a systemless way....
      Using it since version 15.3..... perfectly stable for me

  • Huya Wachako
    Huya Wachako Month ago


  • Jake Marin
    Jake Marin Month ago

    Last time I checked, 300*3 != 1000

  • Hassan Javaid
    Hassan Javaid Month ago

    Hi, I want to buy a smartphone with decent camera and powerful performance but I'm confused between Pocophone, xiaomi mi8 and oneplus 6. Please guide me which one is the best between them.thanks

    • Alter Ego
      Alter Ego Month ago

      +Hassan Javaid hey, if you will buy now try to consider vivo iqoo for latest chipset but +100 dollar price compare to F1

    • Alter Ego
      Alter Ego Month ago +1

      Im not that type of person who keeps switching phone every year. But im considering changing my ugly ass phone. I think before the end of the year is the right time to decide.

    • Alter Ego
      Alter Ego Month ago

      +Hassan Javaid im still using a old samsung phone. I didnt purchase new one cause its obvious it still working. But Im waiting for best quality, but fair price this year.

    • Hassan Javaid
      Hassan Javaid Month ago

      +Alter Ego which phone are you using right now?

    • Alter Ego
      Alter Ego Month ago

      +Hassan Javaid its for you to decide.
      But for me early this year f1 still the flagship killer for what it can offer.
      But having said that I still consider those upcoming phones. With overall quality but fits the price.

  • Hassan Javaid
    Hassan Javaid Month ago

    Hi, I want to buy a smartphone with decent camera and powerful performance but I'm confused between Pocophone, xiaomi mi8 and oneplus 6. Please guide me which one is the best between them.thanks

  • Karan Gupta
    Karan Gupta Month ago

    You can also use pure pixel experience rom which is specifically made to replicate pixel's android

    • Restart_ Gaming
      Restart_ Gaming Month ago

      Yep! But on the time of recording, like what Linus said, the pixel experience rom is still buggy and they don't recommend it that's why they used Lineage OS. Not sure now if pixel experience's bugs are fixed.

  • Thomas Lijnen
    Thomas Lijnen Month ago

    i can't boot in the cmd what now?

  • Vaden Rade
    Vaden Rade Month ago

    this is tech, paying for the best valuable hardware and having the software you want with a few effort, now lineage os is official for f1

  • Ardy Seto
    Ardy Seto Month ago +1

    1 iphone XS Max = 5 Pocophone F1
    its a great deal

  • Pyrofan97
    Pyrofan97 Month ago

    The guide actually has some unecessary steps. You dont need to root the stock rom to flash a custom rom

  • Tibor Vigh
    Tibor Vigh Month ago +3

    Would it make any noticeable difference now, that miui is running on top of android Pie?

    • Tibor Vigh
      Tibor Vigh Month ago

      +Inesh Loka thank you for all your helpful comments. I shall install lineage ROM (well, whenever we receive the phone) and see how my partner gets on with it.

    • Inesh Loka
      Inesh Loka Month ago

      Tibor Vigh oh, it depends on software, for the camera. As Linus showed, the camera with the google camera app is clearly superior. And it is possible to reset to the stock rom. Go ahead and search it up. If xiaomi doesn’t have an official solution(they should) there is an entire community on your side to help you.

    • Tibor Vigh
      Tibor Vigh Month ago

      +Inesh Loka Of course I was talking about it :D. I just could not find any photos that would compare the stock UI with other ROMs. I shall do a bit more research on this aspect. Talking about risks. Is there any chance to restore the stock UI if. for instance: lineage os does not work out for her?

    • Inesh Loka
      Inesh Loka Month ago

      Tibor Vigh if you’re talking about the pocophone, you can install google camera on the stock miui too I think. Would definitely recommend the pixel or lineage os rom if you’re aware of the risks. Well worth it, I’ve had lineage on multiple phones before.

    • Tibor Vigh
      Tibor Vigh Month ago

      +Inesh Loka It was an ambiguous phrasing from my part :D. I've bought one for my fiance (should arrive this or next week) and I am a bit curious if they still suppress the camera?

  • DougieG
    DougieG Month ago

    flash recovery isnt pocophone is still on fastboot

    • Leon 030
      Leon 030 Month ago

      you have to type "fastboot recovery recoveryxxx.img" there are 2 words before the filename of the recovery

  • Phil Perry
    Phil Perry Month ago +1

    This is a shit tutorial that doesn't work.

  • Arjun M
    Arjun M Month ago

    Kudos to this man who s nt complaining like other reviewers as the poco dont have looks of galaxy phones camera of pixel phones....even if they do mention that its a 300$ phone...Its a 300$ phone so they should see what it does for 300$ not on what it couldnt do which a 1000$ phone does

  • Allan Tham
    Allan Tham Month ago

    just putting it out there if you purchased the global set for poco f1 you cannot use the beryllium firmware provided in the link, the phone won't boot. you'll need the global roms for it. download the developer one. (this is the step before flashing lineage)

  • Drache Mitch
    Drache Mitch Month ago +1

    I’m so tired of Android apologists acting like Google’s bloatware is somehow part of “stock Android”. I’m sorry, but when did Google open source Maps, the Play Store, Play Music, Play Movies, etc?

  • Vyacheslav Zhidkov
    Vyacheslav Zhidkov Month ago

    Great phone, and I actually don't mind MiUI at all

  • Chloe Mcholoe
    Chloe Mcholoe Month ago

    the thumbnail burned my retinas.

  • Deyvson Moutinho Caliman

    They are amazing, and the Mi OS is good, very minimalist and direct to the point, and it's just a version of Android. They only lack a high end camera and features around that. But if you don't have this kind of vanity and don't care much about the camera, this phone has everything flagships have with a better battery.

  • Abderrahmane Bouhjar
    Abderrahmane Bouhjar Month ago +1

    8:13 Thats why You are here
    Thank Me later

  • phuntsok angmo
    phuntsok angmo Month ago

    Now that is a Tech Tip

  • Jonathan Ash
    Jonathan Ash Month ago +1

    Will you get software update regularly??

    • koofe jood
      koofe jood Month ago

      daily updates knocking your front door

  • Kevin Michael
    Kevin Michael Month ago +1

    Pleasedo more of these :D

  • Brady F
    Brady F Month ago +1

    Can this work on other Xiaomi phones (specifically the Mi Mix 3?) Thanks!

  • TheFiXaS
    TheFiXaS Month ago

    MIUI is awesome stop hating it samsung fan boys ...

  • Low Yan Sen
    Low Yan Sen Month ago

    How do you change the style of the navigation button?

  • The Real Modder
    The Real Modder Month ago

    Watching on My XOSP and Cyan 9

  • niceguy60
    niceguy60 Month ago

    I'm waiting for Phoco f2 with a Snapdragon 855

  • amrith vikram
    amrith vikram Month ago +1

    Can we do this is in any phone or few selected phones .If we can do it in many phone how to check whether it is compatable If that's the right word

    • amrith vikram
      amrith vikram Month ago

      +Guille Morton oh okay thanks

    • Guille Morton
      Guille Morton Month ago +1

      on any phone, and the google camera port works only with smartphones with snapdragons chipsets

  • Joey Barreras
    Joey Barreras Month ago

    I wish I understood what any of these words meant.

  • איתמר ערב
    איתמר ערב Month ago +1

    IMO PixelExperience is better. It literally gives you the full pixel experience (GCam included!) With no further tinkering after flashing. (The procedure is the exact same)

  • Marianne Borbe Gatlabayan

    This is madness! Either you will save more than $300 or waste the $300... be careful 😐.

    • Marianne Borbe Gatlabayan
      Marianne Borbe Gatlabayan Month ago

      Yeah! That's why I said "be careful." I switched to iOS 5 years ago because my Android then was laggy. Now, my 5 year old iPhone is laggy, which by the way was purchased then with double the price of this phone. Talking about real madness! LOL!

    • Mooniversal 3875592847
      Mooniversal 3875592847 Month ago

      If you know what youre doing then U wont waste the money else rip the chances r low tho

  • Pedro Animations
    Pedro Animations Month ago

    Welp, I'm getting a Poco

  • Harsh Kataria
    Harsh Kataria Month ago +1

    I have a serious question to ask you guys, does google lens work with this phone after all the rooting & OS modification?
    TIA ^_^

  • Goodborn
    Goodborn Month ago +2

    So we remove bloatware to install bloatware... genius

  • Jesse Ling
    Jesse Ling Month ago

    Ditch the skin and I'm down.

  • sergio scanzani
    sergio scanzani Month ago

    Make phoco looks like Pixel is an insult

  • Harshith Gowda
    Harshith Gowda Month ago

    just a correction to what he said no u wont be voiding your warranty, POCO F1 developers in the launch assured during it's launch that the unlocking of the boot-loader wont void your warranty ,so zip it open install what ever u want !!! but yeah just don't hard brick it

  • Sam Hausmann
    Sam Hausmann Month ago

    But, but no NFC...

  • Springjordan
    Springjordan Month ago +5

    That moment when you're so hyped you already downloading all the files when the phone hasn't even arrived yet

  • CrazyGhost 800
    CrazyGhost 800 Month ago

    300+300+300=1000 👍

  • Cj Moveen
    Cj Moveen Month ago

    Can I have the link for the skin pls

  • Cj Moveen
    Cj Moveen Month ago +1

    i got stuck in the LineageOS file it says error 7 pls help asap

    • Adam Malin
      Adam Malin Month ago

      this fixed the issue.

    • Adam Malin
      Adam Malin Month ago

      I am also getting the "ERROR 7" when installing lineage with TWRP. Please help.

  • Noelle butcher
    Noelle butcher Month ago +1

    0:44 .that voice is gonna kill me .

  • J V
    J V Month ago

    Can you go back to miui after this process, if you wanted to??

    • J V
      J V Month ago +1

      +Tudorel Burus Thanks friend

    • Tudorel Burus
      Tudorel Burus Month ago +1

      Yes, use MIFlash tool.