How to fix Xiaomi Pocophone F1 won’t install update issue (keeps saying there’s update to install)

Is your Xiaomi Pocophone F1 having trouble installing an update? You’re no alone! Below is another case of this device apparently encountering trouble with an update. Learn what to do when faced with this issue below.

Problem: Xiaomi Pocophone F1 won’t install update (keeps saying there’s update to install)

Good Afternoon My phone keeps telling me there is an update to install. I go through the process of running the update, it downloads the update and then says it is complete ….. Wait a minute and it says I have another update ….. and runs through the same process again … this continues with no end. I have ran the update 4 -6 times in 1 day and every way possible (on and off charge and On and off wifi) but I still get the same thing each time that says I have an update to install. Why is my update not installing on the phone?  Tonia Smith

Solution: There’s no straight answer as to why your Pocophone F1 is unable to install updates properly. You’ll have to narrow down the possible causes to know why. Follow our suggestions below.

Forced reboot

Sometimes, a device only needs to rebooted in order to bring it back to its working order. In your case, there may be a temporary bug that developed, which is now causing this update to loop. Try to simulate the effects of a “battery pull” procedure to clear the memory and see what happens. Just press and hold the Power key and Volume Down button for 15 seconds or more until the phone reboots.

If your phone boots up, then problem solved but if not, try doing the same procedure a few more times. If the update loop is still there, then try this:

  1. Press and hold the volume down button first and don’t let go.
  2. Press and hold the power key while holding down the volume down button.
  3. Keep both keys held down for 15 seconds or more.
  4. If it’s still not responding after doing this, then try the next procedure.

Clear cache partition

Android OS uses a special cache called system cache to load apps quickly as well as do other tasks efficiently. Sometimes, this cache may get corrupted or becomes outdated, which results to all sorts of bugs. To ensure that your phone has good system cache, you want to clear its cache partition once every few months. This is easy to do and won’t take a minute. Here’s how it’s done:

  1. Power OFF your phone. This is important. You can’t boot to Recovery Mode if your phone is on when pressing the hardware button combinations below.
  2. Boot into the recovery mode with these steps:
    • Press both Volume Down and Power buttons and hold them together.
    • Once the boot menu or logo appears, release the buttons.
    • Now choose the Recovery mode and enter into it.
    • You should be entered into the recovery mode.
  3. Under the recovery mode, tap on Wipe Cache Partition.
  4. Perform this action by following the on-screen instructions.
  5. Once you are done, exit this mode.

Remove Google account from Xiaomi Pocophone F1

This is trick that’s been observed to work on other Android devices. There’s no guarantee that it will work in your device but it’s worth giving a try.

Deleting a Google account from your device is easy. Here’s how:

  1. Open Settings app.
  2. Tap Customization.
  3. Tap Accounts.
  4. Tap Google.
  5. Tap on More settings at the upper right (three dots).
  6. Tap Remove account.

NOTE: Before you remove your Google account, be sure that you know its password.

After removing your Google account, restart the device and install the update again. Don’t forget to add your Google account back after this troubleshooting step.

Install system update on Safe Mode

Sometimes, there may be an app that causes problems when installed. If nothing has worked so far at this stage, you want to check if one of the downloaded apps is behind the trouble. In order to do that, you want to restart the phone to Safe Mode first. Here’s how:

  1. Your device must be powered OFF.
  2. Press the power button on phone.
  3. When the power is off, restart, airplane mode, wifi mode, etc. menu will be displayed, release the power button.
  4. Now, long press the power off word on screen.
  5. Keep pressing this word until the Android Safe Mode message is being displayed on your phone.
  6. Select to reboot into Android Safe Mode.
  7. When done, a dedicated Safe Mode watermark will be displayed on your smartphone
  8. Now, start installing the update again and see what happens.
  9. When your phone restarts, it should go back to normal mode.

Factory reset

This is a drastic troubleshooting step but one that you must do if nothing works so far. Reverting your device’s software settings to defaults may be the only way to help you at this time. Be sure to create a backup of all your data ahead of time.

Once you’ve created a backup of your files, factory reset your device with these steps:

  1. Turn on the phone
  2. Please make sure battery capacity more than 50%
  3. Backup important data of the phone
  4. Open Settings app.
  5. Tap General Setting.
  6. Tap Backup and Reset.
  7. Tap Factory Data Reset.
  8. Tap Reset Device.
  9. Tap Delete all.
  10. The XIAOMI POCOPHONE F1 will do the hard reset or master format to factory default process.

Alternatively, you can factory reset via Recovery Mode. This is how it’s done:

  1. Turn off the device
  2. Press and hold Volume Up key + Power Key
  3. Release Power key when POCO logo appears but keep pressing Volume Up key
  4. Release Volume Up key when Mi-Recovery Appears
  5. Use Volume keys to select and Power key to confirm
  6. Select Wipe Data and press power key to confirm
  7. Select wipe all data and press power key to confirm
  8. Select Confirm press power key to confirm
  9. Select “back to main menu” by press power key
  10. Select Reboot and press power key to confirm
  11. Select Reboot to System and press power key to confirm.