15 Jul 2015

Install cm 11 based Miui v6 rom on sony xperia V tsubasa

Sony xperia v is budget device with water repellant coating on it.This water resistant snapdragon dual core processor recevied its last update from sony as jellybean 4.3.If you want to have kitkat on your device then its only possible through custom roms.
Miui v6 is finally available for sony xperia V tsubasa.If you have tried all other aosp based roms and want swtich to a rom with different experence then you should give a try for this rom.Though it is a cm 11 based custom rom and you will not find any features of cyanogenmod in it.Check out features list below if you want to know more about this.
If you are confused with the name tsubasa,it is a device specific code for sony xperia V which you can find it in build number or somewhere in about device.
  • Root:You must have root access on your sony xperia V tsubasa.
  • Backup:Backup all your data which includes apps,contacts,photos videos etc everything to computer or any cloud storage as flashing this Miui v6 on sony xperia V will erase datafor sure.
  • Battery: Charge your xperia v to at least 90% so that you wont encounter any battery related issues while flashing this.

  • Backup Efs partitions: Backup all your efs partition of your sony xperia v on current Rom.Just in case if you loose signal you can just restore it back.
  • Custom recovery: You need a custom recovery(Twrp or cwm) installed on your xperia V tsubasa.Without it you can not flash roms at all.
  • Downloads: Miui v6 for Xperia V tsubasa (androidfilehost mirror) if needed.Transfer them to internal storage.
  • 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.
  • Maku sure that you are on cyanogenmod 11 rom before flashing this rom.

Miui v6 rom on sony xperia V tsubasa:

Miui v6 rom on sony xperia V tsubasa
About miui rom:
Miui is one of the best and awesome custom rom out there.As we all aware of it that it is a stock rom for all xiaomi devices but they open sourced it  and is widely available for lot of other branded devices through official support or even ports.After log time xiaomi has announced miui v6 with lot of changes in user interface but it still has 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.
cm 11 based miui rom xperia v tsubasa
This rom is compiled by a xda senior member "afi1982" for xperia v, a big thanks to him for porting this rom.This rom though has looks of ios will definetelly give you a deifferent expereience for sure.

Coming to miui v6 for sony xperia V it is stable for daily usage and has decent battery life too.This rom is still in testing phase which means it has bugs.Though all features which are essential for daily usage are working fine you might experience lot of force closes if you flash gapps.So it is better to try it with out gapps.
Features of miui v6 rom:
  1. 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.Yo can use mi tools which is a modified xposed framework to run on miui to get all paid themes for free.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.
  2. 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.
  3. Traffic indicator: Network traffic indication is also available for ongoing traffic.Both download and upload speeds are displayed at same time on status bar.
  4. 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.
  5. Utility tool: This helps to clear cache,virus scan,permission etc.
  6. Guest mode: Guest mode is enabled by default and is locked in privacy protection.
  7. Notifications: Notifications appear in form of "heads up" which you must be familiar with.
  8. Features a do not disturb mode too.
  9. Unlock your phone when a trusted blue tooth device is nearby which might remind you of "MI band".
  10. Permission manager: You can control permissions for individual app.
There are the key features of miui v6 rom and you can explore rest of the features by flashing this rom on your  sony xperia V tsubasu.

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Flash Miui V6 on Xperia V using recovery:

  • Make sure that you are running cyanogenmod 11 custom rom before flashing this.
  • Download Miui V6 for Xperia V(miui-V6-tsubasa-NEO.zip) and Gapps transfer it to sdcard or internal storage of your device.
  • Power of  device completely and wait for few seconds to confirm that it is off completely.
  • Press power button and when device boots up leave power button.
  • While you Xperia V is powering up you you will notice led light blinks.When this happens you have to press either volume up or down continuously until it boots into recovery mode.
  • Sony xperia V boots into  cwm recovery or twrp.
  • Once you are in  cwm/twrp click on  backup and select all partitions which you want to backup. It might take about 5 minutes for backup to complete. Don't interrupt backup process.
  • Once backup of your existing rom is completed click on back button.Wipe data,cache and dalvik cache and wipe system partition too.
  • Now select Install and navigate to location where you have placed your Rom and gapps zip files.
  • Flashing rom might take about 5 minutes or so.Once flashing is complete do a factory reset again.
  • Now reboot to system.Wait at least 15 minutes for initial boot to complete and once done you can explore Rom features.

Wait for at least 20 minutes for initial boot to complete and if didn't boot then press and hold power button for about 15 seconds and this will turnoff it completely.Once it goes off using volume button combinations reboot to recovery.If you are using twrp recovery and since you have a cm 11 backup click on restore and select only boot.img and swipe to confirm restore.

Once cm 11 boot img is restored wipe data,cache and dalvik cache and reboot it to system.This time it should boot.If it still fails to boot then you have to wait for another update.If you are facing too many system ui force closed then flash rom without gapps and see if force closes are stopped.

If you have any other queries for flashing this miui v6 rom on sony xperia V tsubasa then just leave a comment below.
Install cm 11 based Miui v6 rom on sony xperia V tsubasa Reviewed by Radha Krishna on 13:33 Rating: 5 Sony xperia v is budget device with water repellant coating on it.This water resistant snapdragon dual core processor recevied its last upd...

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