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    Default MIUI Rom users? Speed, battery life, endless customization---

    Seriously... I'm surprised there's no thread for this ROM here. It's made by Chinese devs and was ported by an awesome dev.
    XDA thread here.

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    Standby battery life is GREAT. Wifi overnight is like 0-2% loss.
    I get more than a full day's worth of battery on the go (3g, gps when needed, wifi whenever, 60% screen brightness, no sync, vibrate off)...
    Many people claim to get a couple days. Regardless the battery life is the best I've seen on any rom. (I've tried Fresh, Baked Snack, CM, Myn's, and some others)

    Speed... it is based off of CM6 so you know it's fast. Also, gingerbread is around the corner.

    Features
    - Themes BUILT IN... there's a free market full of them for download.
    - Modify theme's text style, wallpaper, lockscreen wallpaper, icons, boot animation, boot audio, ringtones, fonts, etc.
    - Screen transitions such as crossfade, page, falldown, cascading, rotation, 3d cube, etc.
    - Unlimited homescreens. You can add or subtract by pinching and pressing the plus button or the X button on homescreens respectively.
    - Adding widgets is done like it is done in Honeycomb. You have widgets on a top bar and your homescreens on bottom. You drag and drop to whatever homescreen you want.
    - MIUI apps such as File Explorer, Theme downloader/manager, music player, Data/Call Monitor, Camera, Gallery, etc.
    - Oh, did I mention it as an BUILT-IN Backup/Restore? So useful for flashing updates. Apps, settings, homescreens, everything..
    - Various launcher settings that you would cry for... I can't list them all.
    - Tons more...

    It is like Android + the user experience it so needed.


    Chinese devs work on it and usually release something every week on Friday. The devs over at XDA port it over usually by Saturday.

    I'm quite shocked there hasn't been a thread for this ROM yet.
    Last edited by Kedar; 03-05-2011 at 09:21 PM.

    Evo - MIUI 1.1.28

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    This is a great Rom, the battery life is amazing and I love the UI. I ran it for a few months and switched to Myns Warms Z for right now. There is supposed to be a Gingerbread build for MIUI coming up. I really love the built in firewall also. I know MIUI is really popular, but I do have some trust issues with the Rom itself..such as who the developers are, are they actually in China and why it's closed source.
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    Yeah it is closed source...

    But it is the best experience I've had on my Evo, so I can't complain.

    Evo - MIUI 1.1.28

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    flip phone, bb curve, pre, evo, evo3d, s4.
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    i really liked the rom.. but it has had some issues too.. i think ill wait for the next update before reflashing
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    What kind of issues. I'm getting ready to root my evo for the first time and am really interested in this ROM.
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    I flashed MIUI about 2 weeks ago, it's awesome!!!

    Great battery life, slick UI, lots of systems monitoring (battery, usage & OS), built in fire wall... the list goes on and on.

    I do think its a bit touchy when it comes to installing it and getting it up and running right. You really have to follow there install instructions. And I think a lot of issues some have has to do with Kernels. MIUI ran like crap on my EVO with the stock kernel, but once I flashed one of Savages kernels.... nice and smooth.

    It dose have its little draw backs, no 4g(yet), no HDMI (at least I think so) and a couple others. Bit all in all a very nice ROM.

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    I tried this rom out but couldn't get the weather to work so I think I'm gonna wait until it gets a little more stable like cm7
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    I've used this rom on my evo since December. Its really a very simple and well thought interface. The ui is easy, and its chock full of features. Its obviously inspired by iOS, but combines the best features of android and iOs.

    It has wireless tether built in, back up built in. Awesome music player. Easy themes.

    Has a really great alarm clock built in.

    Its basically like getting a new phone. When I do upgrade from the evo, I am going to miss Miui more than anything.

    Negatives- rare random freeze ups. Probably kernel related, as I am running a bit older savage kernel.
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    hey what KERNEL do u use for the WARM Z?....ive tried netarchy BETA and 4.1.9.1 and the battery still drained pretty bad.....cant seem to find one that is undervolting with good battery life....thanks in advance....much appreciaited
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    ARE YOU GUYS USING THE STOCK KERNEL THAT CAME WITH THE ROM?.....and yur still getting good battery life?.....gotta try it
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    im trying to doownload 1.3.4 for the EVO....but the link keeps taking me to the new BETA version.....i cant seem to find a link for the 1.3.4 which sound to me as a stable version....anyone now where i can get that DL?.....also how is the stable version?
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    I still find it sad that in this day and age, rom dev's choose to be closed source while working on something fundamentally open.

    All its doing is holding back development/improvements to the existing rom and making it harder for ports to other devices. Hell, if it was open sourced, there would be 4G in this rom already.

    Phew, rant over guys.
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    Is Wimax working on this ROM? I recently rooted the EVO for the first time, mainly for free wireless tethering. So, I really don't want to lose 4G.
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    im pretty sure its not working.....im flashing 1.3.4 right now./...ill let u know in about 10 mins if u want.....CM has 4G though...try the nightlys.....4G, built-in wi-fi hotspot...ect....
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    I tried it out last night..

    Pros:

    GREAT interface. It's subjective, I know, but there's a reason why iPhones are as popular as they are. Simple, and very clean.

    As mentioned, battery is outstanding on this ROM.

    Very snappy. Moves like liquid.

    Some great apps built-in.

    Minuses:

    Yes, there's NO 4G (yet). No HDMI yet either. The big kicker for me though was figuring out Apps2sd.. Total pain in the *** compared to other roms like Warm or others. I got totally lost. Just sucks for someone like me that has a ton of apps. I'm totally clueless when it comes to things poker partitioning my sd card.. Lol.

    Overall tho, great rom. When I study up on the apps2sd thing some more, I'll be swapping.. Gonna give vaelpak a shot tonight!
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    I don't typically wear tin foil hats or anything but...

    Since it's from a Chinese dev and closed source, isn't anyone concerned about back doors or any other security risks?
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    Thats exactly why I stopped using it. It's a great Rom..but who are these Chinese developers and what are they hiding by keeping it closed source?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SouthPhilly View Post
    I flashed MIUI about 2 weeks ago, it's awesome!!!

    Great battery life, slick UI, lots of systems monitoring (battery, usage & OS), built in fire wall... the list goes on and on.

    I do think its a bit touchy when it comes to installing it and getting it up and running right. You really have to follow there install instructions. And I think a lot of issues some have has to do with Kernels. MIUI ran like crap on my EVO with the stock kernel, but once I flashed one of Savages kernels.... nice and smooth.

    It dose have its little draw backs, no 4g(yet), no HDMI (at least I think so) and a couple others. Bit all in all a very nice ROM.

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    what theme is that my friend?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pwnst_r View Post
    I don't typically wear tin foil hats or anything but...

    Since it's from a Chinese dev and closed source, isn't anyone concerned about back doors or any other security risks?
    I for one would be very surprised to find out the dev's porting MIUI from Chinese to English & holding forum & [OP]'s in forum's, have not looked inside...

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    Quick question:
    I had MIUI since yesterday and I have been
    playing with it for awhile... Recently, when I try
    to connect my evo to my mac, the pop-up window
    in where you select on what connections you want to
    use (charge or mount SD) is gone o.O
    I tried wiping, and fixing permissions.... no fix....
    I tried reinstalling the rom (I'm on 1.3.5-EN) yet.... no luck ;(
    I really like this rom so far so anyone know how to fix this problem?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryanbradley View Post
    Quick question:
    I had MIUI since yesterday and I have been
    playing with it for awhile... Recently, when I try
    to connect my evo to my mac, the pop-up window
    in where you select on what connections you want to
    use (charge or mount SD) is gone o.O
    I tried wiping, and fixing permissions.... no fix....
    I tried reinstalling the rom (I'm on 1.3.5-EN) yet.... no luck ;(
    I really like this rom so far so anyone know how to fix this problem?
    Thats one of the flaws with the MIUI rom.You have to boot into recovey while your phone is still plugged in to the computer and go to mounts and storage and hit mount usb storage nce you do that you can copy files to your card.
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    Quote Originally Posted by enzofall View Post
    what theme is that my friend?
    The theme is "Black'Ups" and I found the wallpaper using the MIUI's wallpaper manager.... the wallpaper is under the "Android" heading in the online wallpapers section.


    On a side note.... I'm glad to see this thread is coming alive like this.... MIUI is a great ROM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigDroid View Post
    Thats one of the flaws with the MIUI rom.You have to boot into recovey while your phone is still plugged in to the computer and go to mounts and storage and hit mount usb storage nce you do that you can copy files to your card.
    Not even remotely correct. Mine, and most everyone elses, works just fine. More than likely it is kernel related.

    If anyone wants the best answers on MIUI, you are better off going right to the source at the MIUI Dev site or even XDA. Every possible question you could have has been asked and answered there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reverepats View Post
    ARE YOU GUYS USING THE STOCK KERNEL THAT CAME WITH THE ROM?.....and yur still getting good battery life?.....gotta try it
    I started out using the baked in ROM, but was having issues with it and my 003 build EVO. Once I install Savage v1.6(see info in my sign) its been smooth sailing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ctsmith76 View Post
    The big kicker for me though was figuring out Apps2sd.. Total pain in the *** compared to other roms like Warm or others. I got totally lost. Just sucks for someone like me that has a ton of apps. I'm totally clueless when it comes to things poker partitioning my sd card.. Lol.
    Have you tried using the app "App 2 SD" it's in the market. Works great for me. Unless I'm missing something???

    Quote Originally Posted by BigDroid View Post
    Thats one of the flaws with the MIUI rom.You have to boot into recovey while your phone is still plugged in to the computer and go to mounts and storage and hit mount usb storage nce you do that you can copy files to your card.
    Use "DropBox"... can do everything wirelessly. And really who wants to be held down by wires!

    Quote Originally Posted by HYDE View Post
    If anyone wants the best answers on MIUI, you are better off going right to the source at the MIUI Dev site or even XDA. Every possible question you could have has been asked and answered there.

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    While I totally agree with you on finding just about every answer to every question you could have at the links you posted.... it's nice to see this ROM getting AC love... it even made the front page this morning.
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