If you’ve rooted your phone, then you’ve most likely heard of the MIUI ROM. If you haven’t, then it’s about time you found out about it!
MIUI is a custom ROM built by a team of developers in China. Unlike most other ROMs, MIUI not only gives a complete UI overhaul to Android (iOS like in some cases) but it also introduces a massive range of new features.
The newest version of MIUI is due for release on 31st December, and the video below shows a preview of what’s to come:
Feature List From the Video
- iPhone style homescreen, with widget support
- Custom themes to change the full design of the ROM
- Quick toggle for most settings in the notification screen
- Fancy animations
- New music player application with lyrics support
- Lockscreen music controls
- Unlimited homescreens
- Rearrange the application drawer
- Uninstall applications via the application drawer
- iPhone style contacts app
- T9 Dialing
- Call Recording (needs loudspeaker to be turned on)
- Reject/Mute Calls
- Send text message when rejecting a call
If you’re interested in this ROM then the place to lookout for is: http://miui-dev.com
- The ROM in the video is in Chinese, will the ROM be Chinese too?
Although all official ROMs are released in Chinese, you can download language packs (including English) from http://miui-dev.com to translate the full ROM into your native language. If you know what you’re doing, you could actually translate it yourself!
- What phones can I get MIUI on?
MIUI is built for the HTC Desire, Google Nexus One and Motorola Milestone, however it has been ported to other devices such as the HTC Evo
- Which version of Android is this ROM based on?
MIUI ROMs use the latest Froyo release, but I would expect it to be upgraded to Gingerbread at some point