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The Helluva OS for Poco F4 Installation Guide

Helluva OS for Poco F4

Here we will guide you through the steps of installing the latest Helluva OS on your Poco F4. In the world of tech enthusiasts, Xiaomi devices are an obvious choice. It is usually quite common for these devices [especially those with Qualcomm chipsets] to be involved in custom development. Poco is at the top of the development food chain, so if you own one, you’re in the know.

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Considering the fourth generation of the Poco device, it has already reached a number of milestones and is currently supported by more than 15 custom ROMs. Yet we are witnessing the addition of a new player every other day despite that. There has been a recent influx of new operating systems, such as Helluva OS, which is now easily installable on your Poco F4. This guide will show you how to do just that. Keep up with us.

How to Install Helluva OS on Poco F4

You will wipe all the data from your device after following the steps below, so please make a complete backup before proceeding. By performing the steps below, AMS and its members will not be held responsible for any possible catastrophic event, such as an earthquake or a nuclear war.

1: Install Android SDK

Entering Commands in PowerShell Window

In order to get started, you must first download and install the Android SDK Platform Tools on your PC. Only this binary is recommended by Google as the official ADB and Fastboot binary. Please download the file and then extract it to a convenient location on your computer. The platform tools folder will be created, which will be used throughout this guide to install EvolutionX on Poco F4.

2: Enable USB Debugging and OEM Unlocking

enable USB debugging

The next step will be to enable OEM Unlocking and USB Debugging on your device. With the former, your device will be able to be recognized by the PC in ADB mode. As a result, you will be able to boot your device into Fastboot Mode. In contrast, OEM Unlocking is necessary in order to unlock the bootloader.

Then go to Settings > About Phone > Tap on the Build Number 7 times > Go back to Settings > System > Advanced > Developer Options > Enable USB Debugging and OEM Unlocking.

3: Unlock Bootloader on Poco F4

Phone is connected.

It is also necessary to unlock the device’s bootloader next. The data on your device will be erased, and your warranty may also be nullified if you do this. Having said that, if that’s all well and good, then check out our detailed guide on How to Unlock Bootloader on Xiaomi Devices.

4: Download Helluva OS ROM for Poco F4

  • Grab hold of the ROM and its associated files for your Poco F4 from below.
HelluvaOS ROM
Dtbo.img
Boot.img
Vendor_boot.img
[quads id=2]

  • You should rename the ROM file to rom.zip, dtbo to dtbo.img, boot to boot.img, and vendor_boot to vendor_boot.img.
  • Your PC should now have a platform-tools folder containing all these files.

5: Boot to Fastboot Mode

  • The USB cable should be used to connect the device to the PC. The USB Debugging feature should be enabled.

  • Enter CMD into the address bar of the platform-tools folder, followed by the platform-tools folder. You will be prompted to launch the Command Prompt.

Exit From Fastboot Mode

  • In the command window of CMD, type the following command to boot into Fastboot mode.
adb reboot bootloader
reboot-bootloader
  • Enter the following command to verify the Fastboot connection and you should receive the device ID back.
fastboot devices
  • If you are not getting any serial ID, then please¬†install the Fastboot Drivers¬†on your PC.

6: Flash HelluvaOS ROM on Poco F4

  • As a first step, you will need to type in the following command in order to flash the dtbo:
fastboot flash dtbo dtbo.img
  • In order to flash the boot file, you will need to use the following command:
fastboot flash boot boot.img
  • In order to flash vendor_boot, run the following command after that:
fastboot flash vendor_boot vendor_boot.img

flash vendor

  • Using the following command, you will be able to boot into the recovery mode of the computer
  1. fastboot reboot recovery

There will be a screen called No Command. When the Power key is pressed and held, the Volume Up key is pressed and released simultaneously.

No Command

  • You will now be taken to recovery. To confirm, use the Volume Keys to highlight Factory Reset and press the Power Key.

  • To confirm, press the power key after selecting Install update through ADB with the Volume Keys.

  • In order to flash HelluvaOS ROM via ADB sideload on your Poco F4, type the following command:

adb sideload rom.zip
  • After that, use the Volume Keys to highlight Reboot System and press the power key to confirm. You will now be able to boot into the newly installed operating system on your device.

There you go. The following steps will guide you through the process of installing the latest Helluva OS on your Poco F4. In case you have any queries relating to any of the steps we outlined in the above paragraph, please let us know in the comments section. You will receive a response from our team at your earliest convenience with a suggested solution.

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