Definitive Guide for Porting MIUI V4

July 22, 20120 Comments

MIUI is one of the most popular Android ROMs of all time. With CyanogenMod being the king of the custom ROM castle, MIUI is considered one of those ROMs that every phone should have. Typically, it’s based off an AOSP ROM, such as CyanogenMod, but features an iPhone-like UI which we can forgive because it’s still Android. Based in China, any new version has to be translated to English before it can be ported, but porting it can be pretty challenging too. Involved is a lot of file replacement and users will have to learn to make their own updater-scripts and edit the build.prop.

Guide for porting MIUI V4

MIUI v4That’s why a tutorial was released to show anyone and everyone the process of porting MIUI v4 to their device that’s actually pretty easy to follow. When porting MIUI v4, the most important thing is finding a decent base. Typically, it’s the CM7 or CM9 ROMs that a device has already as those provide the most stable base. If you’re going for Gingerbread MIUI, then use CM7. If you’re going for MIUI Ice Cream Sandwich, use CM9. Eventually, when CM10 becomes stable, that’s what users will likely use when porting MIUI Jelly Bean. After that, it’s a matter of replacing the right files.

Users will go through replacing a lot of files. Starting with /system/app, moving to /system/lib and onto a number of database and xml files that need added in other places. Of course, can’t forget to add root to the device. Finally, users are walked through creating their own updater-script and build.prop edits to complete the ROM and make it flashable. To be truthful, the process of porting MIUI v4 isn’t overly hard once one gets used to what they need to do. It’s basically just opening up a ROM that’s already made and replacing files until it’s more MIUI than what it was originally.

The full tutorial for porting MIUI v4 with all the download links can be found in the source link.

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