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How to make any Android phone's interface look like MIUI 6

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How to make any Android phone's interface look like MIUI 6
Say what you will about Xiaomi's renowned custom MIUI launcher that ships on its Mi line of flagship handsets, but it is one of the most visually rich, uniform, and, above all, functional Android interfaces out there, with barely a feature missing that will make you resort to the Play Store. 

Xiaomi recently let out the next, sixth iteration of MIUI, which swaps the rich, dimensional and gradient icons with the modern flat and minimalistic approach. If you don't really plan on getting a Xiaomi handset any time soon, yet are fond of the way that MIUI 6 looks, here's what you can do to deck your smartphone out, MIUI style:

1. Install the brand new Mi Launcher that you see below. This one is as close to MIUI as you can get this side of a Xiaomi handset, as it has the large icons with flat design, but lets you customize everything around - from the icons, widgets, and text sizes, to the homescreen and app drawer grids. You can hide apps, use a scrollable bottom dock, turn everything around in a landscape mode, add card stack or cube scrolling effects, and much more - basically most of what the big, popular launchers are offering, too.

Mi Launcher turns every Android interface into a MIUI 6 lookalike

Mi Launcher turns every Android interface into a MIUI 6 lookalike


2. If you already have a favorite launcher that is set up the way you are used to, and are not keen in gumming up the works, having to reset everything again, you can simply redress your current NOVA, Apex, or other popular launcher, with the fresh MIUI 6 icon pack ($1.08) that brings some of that flat and colorful look to your homescreen.

MIUI 6 icon pack for Nova, Apex, or other major launchers

MIUI 6 icon pack for Nova, Apex, or other major launchers



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posted on 20 Aug 2014, 08:58 2

1. sip1995 (Posts: 1183; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)


Or you can just download an IOS launcher that is almost the same with MIUI 6....

posted on 20 Aug 2014, 09:07 7

2. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 1126; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


Or you could flash a MIUI rom????

posted on 20 Aug 2014, 09:08 1

3. sip1995 (Posts: 1183; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)


Say this thing to a normal user.....

posted on 20 Aug 2014, 09:15 1

4. ihavenoname (Posts: 1576; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


And for even for geek this is much more simple and easier.

posted on 20 Aug 2014, 09:55 1

5. Wiencon (Posts: 414; Member since: 06 Aug 2014)


Suddenly when Xiaomi makes candy looking UI everybody loves it. Hmm

posted on 20 Aug 2014, 11:06

9. nodes (Posts: 165; Member since: 06 Mar 2014)


vanilla UI is just....boring.

posted on 20 Aug 2014, 12:27 1

11. Wiencon (Posts: 414; Member since: 06 Aug 2014)


My point was, that everyone was bashing Apple for candy UI and yet, Xiaomi copies it and everybody praise it. Hipocrysy at its best.

posted on 13 Feb 2015, 13:34

13. DBoi273 (Posts: 2; Member since: 13 Feb 2015)


are you brainless? apple is the biggest hypocrite. they copy google wallet and other wireless payment options and act like they did anything new. they copy androids notifications system in their newest IOS and act like its so much better. MIUI took something small apple did and made it much more aesthetically pleasing. and FYI I've used every type of OS there is and nothing really comes close to the simple nice beauty that MIUI managed to bring to it's own smartphones with it's custom ROM and the third party launchers to try and copy the look aren't quite as good but they definitely beat out apple. and considering apple overcharges for it's devices like they are made out of gold and copies just about everything else that does well in smartphones and then cries about it trying to sue everyone for their own good ideas, xiaomi deserves big credit for doing what apple always tries to do with ripping other ideas off and actually did it better.

posted on 13 Feb 2015, 13:36

14. DBoi273 (Posts: 2; Member since: 13 Feb 2015)


and if you're gonna use a word like hypocrite at least spell it right kiddo

posted on 20 Aug 2014, 11:49 1

10. nebsif (Posts: 37; Member since: 27 Jul 2014)


ehh nope? Totally sick of xiaomi and 1+. Decent phones (one is a clone of find7, other is a bit too apple "inspired") at good price but not worth all u have to go thru to just buy one at the "official" price.

posted on 20 Aug 2014, 10:10

6. promise7 (Posts: 537; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


"How to make any Android phone's interface look like MIUI 6"

Only Android 4.0+ devices, so not "any" like you state.

posted on 20 Aug 2014, 10:36 3

7. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3669; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Sad that your info is old, android 4.0+ share makes upto 85.7%

posted on 20 Aug 2014, 10:50 2

8. promise7 (Posts: 537; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


Sad that you think 85.7% = 100% which is what "any" means.

posted on 20 Aug 2014, 17:13

12. gigaraga (Posts: 1416; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


Doesn't look particularly nice. Although probably better than stock Android.

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