You can now flash stock Android 4.4 on your Xiaomi Mi 3 or Mi 4
posted by Paul.K / Sep 15, 2014, 9:33 AM
MIUI is being developed under the wing of Xiaomi and is the stock ROM for its phones, phablets, and tablets. However, owners of the Mi 3 and Mi 4 smartphones, who do not care much about Xiaomi's interface, will now be able to flash stock Android 4.4 KitKat on their devices. A developer at the MIUI forums has published an AOSP version of the Android ROM, compiled using the official kernel, keeping it as vanilla as can be. The latest published ROM also supports over-the-air updates and the developer says that this is how they will be pushed from now on.
There are a lot of people out there who enjoy vanilla Android and some of those who bought a Mi 3 or Mi 4 for their bang-to-buck ratio, rather than MIUI, will be glad to know what they now have a semi-official option to strip it down.
source: MIUI forums (translated) via GSMArena
- Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
- Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2360 MHz
- Storage 16 GB
- Battery 3050 mAh
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Their wallpapers are very great. I love them. And that's all about goodies of MIUI. P/S: Personally opinion. No offence to MIUI fans.
posted on Sep 15, 2014, 10:36 AM 0
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Vanilla Android is BORING. MIUI is a LOT more functional 10 times over, its security and customization features are second to none.
posted on Sep 15, 2014, 11:53 AM 2
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But still absence of app drawer is big let down..at least to me...
posted on Sep 15, 2014, 12:53 PM 0
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you can have a app drawer with the miui interface https://play.google.com/store/
posted on Sep 16, 2014, 1:19 AM 0
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@GreekGeek. You are right. MIUI is such an eye pleasing UI. But MIUI team should optimize the software more. Because its so heavily skinned that in moto g like specs(Redmi 1s), its lagging like hell. I have to use Swap partition and minfree manager just to make it smooth. Also, greenify and link2Sd to remove bloats.
posted on Sep 15, 2014, 7:30 PM 0
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Hoping that this is gonna be a long term thing for MIUI but then I read "a" developer in there???.... you'd think that Xiaomi's roaring local turf + Asian emerging markets' success at this point could have more than afford them some more people to share the burden. Afaik for non-vanilla MIUI, device maintainers available right now are still what at 1-2 per device. If they can improve on this, they might just go up on my "more than alright" list over say Lenovo, Asus and/or Huawei definitely.
posted on Sep 15, 2014, 3:07 PM 0
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