***MIUI - A Complete Guide***
Pronounced: My UI
Pronounced: My UI
MIUI: What is it?
MIUI is a custom ROM made for selected Android devices. Developed in China, it is a very tightly kept, closed-source project that, with the help of the leading developers on this website, has managed not only to receive a copy of, but also translate the entire thing into a fully english counterpart, and even gone so far as porting from one device to a total list. As time past, the list grew, and the ROM has evolved significantly, from going to a custom ROM to a developed, fully synchronized beautiful Operating System for your device. Whether it be the Nexus S, Motorola Milestone, or HTC Evo 4G, MIUI is one of the fastest, most stable ROMs out there.
Important Things to Know about MIUI
4G: Currently there is no 4G/Wimax support for MIUI. Please check back to the forum for updates on this.
Gingerbread (2.3+): Recently, MIUI has switched to Gingerbread, Android's most recent software update for most android devices. Most of the devices on MIUI don't officially run Gingerbread, but the Devs have managed to get most of the phones on here to run it.
App Drawer: The most noticable thing you'll come to notice when you first switch to MIUI is that there is no app drawer. Why? Probably because the developers felt the need to remove it because of it's lack of function. The implementation of one will probably not happen, but this can be worked around by downloading a different launcher or using the built in "folders."
MIUI and "Orchis": There are recent system updates to MIUI, dealing with the general "Orchis" theme. Personally, this "System Theme" really tied together MIUI as a whole, putting together the same general colors, and changing most of the standard MIUI apps to suit the theme. There are two types of this, the "Light" Orchis (As seen near the end of Froyo (2.2+) development) and the "Dark" Orchis (Redesigning the Gingerbread (2.3+) development). Most people on here have no problem with the Light-to-Dark switch, but a new controversy has arisen, claiming that it is too "iPhone-like."
and, last but not least, the forum.
miuiandroid.com: The (english) MIUI forum is the reflection of the parent forum, MIUI.com, or MIUI.cn (it's the same website). Here (yes, right here) is where you will find all you need to get you up and running on MIUI, including top-story news, ROM Development, and even themes and skins!
Well, that's MIUI in a nutshell. Overall, this has got to be the BEST ROM you could ever get out there. But it's not all a one-man show. All thanks go to the MIUI Devs here, over in China, and all the people who strive to make this better. In this ROM Guide, you will find all you need to get you up and running in the world of MIUI.