10 Jun 2015

Install kitkat based miui V6 custom rom on samsung galaxy s2 GT-I9100

Miui custom Rom is finally updated to V6 with kitkat under the hood and is available to samsung galaxy s2 GT-I9100 thanks senior xda member b1ackra1n.If you are bored with regular stock ui or aosp based roms ui then you must try this Miui Rom for sure.

Install Miui V6 custom Rom samsung galaxy s2 Gt-I9100:

Miui V6 custom Rom samsung galaxy s2 Gt-I9100

About Miui custom rom:
Miui is one of the best and awesome custom Rom available for samsung galaxy s2 Gt-I9100.This is stock Rom for all xiaomi devices but they open sourced it  and is widely available for lot of other branded devices.After log time xiaomi has announced miui v6 with lot of changes in user interface but it still used android kitkat as a base.It might take some time for xiaomi to update miui to latest version of android but till then we have to use this kitkat based Rom.This Rom is stable for daily usage and has decent battery life too.It resembles to apple ios in many ways and will experience that you are using an ios device while playing with it.
General Features of miui v6 rom:
  1. Miui Launcher: This launcher is completely different from other aosp launchers which you are familiar with.Feature no app drawer and apps resides on home screen it self.
  2. Theme engine: miui is one of the first Rom to offer a theme engine.There are lacks of themes in mi store and some are paid versions too.With this theme engine you can change wallpapers ,boot animations,ring tones, navigation panel theme,status bar theme,lock screen theme,icons and what ever.You can even overlap individual theme elements too.
  3. Status bar: It features transparent status bar as usual.There is a network monitor too for ongoing Internet traffic.You can see your upload and download speed in status bar.Swiping down from status bar will bring you notification panel and swiping left on it will take you to quick toggles.
  4. Notifications: Notifications appear in form of "heads up" which you must be familiar with.
  5. Features a do not disturb mode too.

  6. Unlock your lock screen ( phone ) when a trusted blue tooth device is nearby which might remind you of "MI band".
  7. Guest mode: Guest mode is enabled by default and is locked in privacy protection.
  8. Permission manager: You can control permissions for individual app.
  9. Utility tool: This helps to clear cache,virus scan,permission etc.
Extra features offered  by developer:
  • CPU over clockDeveloper has tweaked this a lot and overclocked CPU for better performance.
  • Optimised wifi speed and gps positioning.
  • Improved browser responsiveness.
  • All gapps packages have been updated to latest versions.
  • Over all you will experience a smooth and responsive ui.
  • Kernel tweaker for CPU frequency adjustment is pre installed so you don't need to go for other apps for optimising CPU.
These are some of the features of miui v6 rom and there are lot of other features too and you can explore them by flashing this on galaxy s2 Gt-I9100.
  • Backup:Backup all your data which includes apps,contacts,photos videos etc everything to computer or any cloud storage as flashing this miui rom on samsung galaxy s2 Gt-I9100 will erase data.
  • Battery: Charge your galaxy s2 Gt-I9100  to at least 90% so that you wont encounter any battery related issues while flashing this ROM.
  • Backup Efs partitions: Backup all your efs partition of your galaxy s2 on current Rom.If you loose signal you can just restore it back.
  • Lock Gps:Lock your gps position on your current Rom.If you use this a lot then you have to lock it so that it could work even after flashing other Roms.Its easy to lock gps .Turn on gps in settings and find your current location in google maps and now now have locked on to gps.
  • Custom recovery: You need a custom recovery installed on your galaxy s2 .Without it you can flash Roms at all.
  • Downloads Miui v6 mega mirror for galaxy s2 gt-i9100 custom Rom and google apps if needed.Transfer them to internal storage.
  • You must have re partitioned your galaxy s2 to 1gb 

Flash using CWM recovery:

  1. Download miui v6 (Blackra1n-MIUI-6.zip) and transfer it to sdcard or internal storage of device.
  2. Power of the device completely and wait for at least 10 seconds to make that it is completely off.
  3. Press volume up,power button and home key simultaneously and once you see boot loader screen release buttons.
  4. Using volume down as a navigation button move to recovery and click on power to confirm action.
  5. Once you are in CWM recovery click on backup and then backup existing ROM first.It might take 5 to 10 minutes for backup process to complete and don't interrupt it in this process.
  6. Go back and click on wipe data factory reset.Once done just scroll down and wipe cache partition too.
  7. Click on install and choose "select from storage".Navigate to location where you have placed the zip file.Select it and flash it.
  8. Once Rom is flashed click n back and select install again.This time select google apps and flash them. 
  9. Reboot to system.Wait at least 20 minutes for initial boot to complete and once done you can explore ROM features.
If you don't resize your system partition then don't try this Rom as it wont boot up at all.If you have already repartitioned then you are good to go.For any other queries don't forget to leave a comment below.Since this rom is only meant for only Gt-i9100 variant dont flash this on other variants as you might end up bricking it.
If you have followed above procedure correctly then you must be enjoying kitkat based lollipop custom rom on samsung galaxy s2 Gt-I9100.

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