18 Jul 2015

Miui V6 rom for Sony Xperia Z1 compact D5503 amami

Install kitkat based Miui v6 rom on Sony xperia z1 compact D5503 aka amami.It was launched with android jellybean 4.3 and has been updated directly to lollipop.This miniature variant of xperia z1 is yet to receive latest version of android.Though there were many kitkat based roms if you want to try a rom which gives you a completely different and experience when compared to regular and stock ones then you should give a try to miui.

Sony xperia z1 compact is snapdragon 800 clocked at 2.2 ghz with 2gb of ram and 16gb internal storage.It sports a 4.3inch  720p display with shatter proof glass and X-Reality Engine to boost colors.On the front there is a 2mp camera and rear has a huge 20.7mp camera. A non removable 2300mah battery power it.Device specific code name for it amami while it has a model number as "D5503".
Before proceeding further:
  • Root:You must have root access on your Sony Xperia z1 Compact.
  • Battery: Charge your Xperia Z1 compact to at least 90% so that you wont encounter any battery related problems while flashing this rom.
  • Backup Efs partitions: Backup all your efs partition of your sony xperia Z1 compact on current Rom or firmware.Just in case if you loose signal you can just restore it back.
  • Backup:Backup all your data which includes contacts,apps,photos videos etc everything to computer or any cloud networks as flashing Miui v6 rom on Sony Xperia Z1 compact will will wipe all your data.
  • 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(Twrp or cwm) installed on your Xperia Z1 compact.Without it you can not flash roms at all.
  • You must have a unlocked bootloader.
  • Downloads: Miui v6 rom for xperia Z1 compact D5503 and google apps and transfer them to internal storage.

Miui V6 rom for Sony Xperia Z1 compact D5503 amami:

Miui V6 rom for Sony Xperia Z1 compact D5503 amami
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.This rom is ported by xda senior member "oregon69" for z1 compact D5503, a big thanks to him for porting this rom.This rom though has looks of ios will definitely give you a different experience for sure.
custom roms for sony xperia z1 compact d5503

Coming to miui v6 for sony xperia z1 compact 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.
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. Traffic indicator: Network traffic indication is also available for ongoing traffic.Both download and upload speeds are displayed at same time on status bar.
  3. 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.
  4. Utility tool: This helps to clear cache,virus scan,permission etc.
  5. Guest mode: Guest mode is enabled by default and is locked in privacy protection.
  6. Notifications: Notifications appear in form of "heads up" which you must be familiar with.
  7. Features a do not disturb mode too.
  8. 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.
  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 Z1 compact D5503.

Flash Miui using on Z1 compact D5503 using Twrp:

  • Download Miui v6  rom for xperia Z1 compact 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 your Xperia Z1 compact 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 Z1 compact boots into twrp recovery.

  • Once you are in  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 this 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 its features.
Since this is port there are chances of bootloop and when this happens you have to force it to shutdown by holding power button for 15 seconds.Once it goes off completely use button combinations to put it into recovery and restore backup.

If you have any other queries regarding miui v6 custom rom for Sony xperia z1 compact don't forget to leave a comment below.
Miui V6 rom for Sony Xperia Z1 compact D5503 amami Reviewed by Radha Krishna on 17:14 Rating: 5 Install kitkat based Miui v6 rom on Sony xperia z1 compact D5503 aka amami.It was launched with android jellybean 4.3 and has been updated...

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