Xiaomi Miui Theme Policy Updated - 16.04.13

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  1. Pele

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    Xiaomi have released clear documentation of the MIUI Theme Policy coming into effect as of 1st May 2013 :

    Thank you MIUI-ers for all your comments and feedback. MIUI team had an in-depth discussion on some of the pertinent issues that you guys have brought up. Hopefully the below will clarify some of the details on the new policy and provide users more insight in what our MIUI theme team has in mind for the international community:

    1. Sharing your themes - Free to share themes on forums, XDA and other websites
    There are some misconceptions here in that MIUI is only allowing users to share their theme designs via the MIUI Theme app. This is not true.

    Designers are free to continue to share their themes on the forums or websites they choose as long as they upload their designs to designer.xiaomi.com. Again, we are initializing this procedure to protect designer’s design and copyright issues.


    2. Previewing themes
    Designers are allowed to preview their themes without uploading and posting it publicly. To preview, designers must setup an account in designer.xiaomi.com and then can preview their themes privately.

    3. Tweaking or slightly modifying themes for personal use
    Tweaking or slight modifications to existing themes for personal use (e.g. changing icons etc.) are also allowed as long as you registrar a designer account at designer.xiaomi.com. You can act as a designer and tweak as you please without uploading to the public.


    However, if you want to share it to other users, designers will then need to upload the theme to the public. This is done so again to protect designer’s copyright. It is to ensure that the copyrights of existing themes are not abused. For example, if the tweaked theme was unintentionally released to the public (I pass it to a friend because he liked the theme and he pass its on etc), it would discredit the original designer.

    4. Theme Editor – an alternative tool AND multilingual version?
    Theme Editor acts as an alternative tool to what other tools designers are using. Theme Editor is not mandatory. It is a tool to further enhance the designer as it simplifies steps and procedures and feed themes to your phone in a much simpler method.

    Designers can still use the tools they currently are using just that when you share the completed them with others, it will need to be uploaded to designer.xiaomi.com first.

    5. Setting up account in designer.xiaomi.com – Binding mobile no. and amending registration form (i.e names etc.)
    MIUI team is working towards removing the binding mobile number. MIUI hopes to have this fixed this week so that it can simplify the registration process for the designers.

    We are also amending some of the registration fill in as well. For example, more character inputs for those with longer names.

    6. Slow loading speed when using MIUI theme apps to browse for themes and downloading
    Realize overseas users using MIUI theme apps to browse for themes and download may be effected by slower loading speeds. There has been a partial fix on this and loading themes now should be quicker this week! Let us know if your experience is faster than it was previously. Thanks.

    In the long term, our Xiaomi team as a whole is working on this matter. As we are expanding to HK and Taiwan, we are also working on overseas infrastructure and support to speed up loading time for Themes and other MIUI features like OTA updates etc.

    7. UI Updates
    In the future MIUI Theme team is working towards creating a theme app UI that will have more English features to further support our international users.

    Thanks again to all our user feedback and please bear with as we improve step-by-step towards a more international theme app!
     
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  2. Pele

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    If you have more questions please post below and we will forward them on to the MIUI Theme Dev Team.

    Thank you.
     
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  3. Superwitschi

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    Ok thanks. Hope I can register this week without bind my phone number:D

    Gesendet von meinem MI 2 mit Tapatalk 2
     
  4. redmaner

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    I hope xiaomi will split the bank and adres info during refistration.
    So that designers can choose to make their themes paid.
    If so that they have to fill in their bank and adres ect. and normal users can skip this part.

    I just want to make themes but sharing my bank information that they never need is going to far in my opinion.
     
  5. Stephen Brace

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    Did you manage to bind your email??? I'm stuck there as well
     
  6. redmaner

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    Yes retried it today and finally got a vertification code instead off weird text.
    Don't know how, maybe they changed something
     
  7. redmaner

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    Sorry double post - stupid tapatalk
     
  8. Stephen Brace

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    I tried it again today, but still getting the Chinese code as the sms. I'll try again see if there is any different
     
  9. Stephen Brace

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    Tried another 3 times, still not working. It's going to cost Xiaomi a lot on their sms bill :rolleyes:
     
  10. phuoctrongvn

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    I have some question:
    - Free to share: Its mean someone are able to buy themes on themes martket with MiCredit, and then he/she can share it in forum?
    - When can I buy themes on themes market? I saw some nice themes but it cost MiCredit, I read some where and know that 1 MiCredit = 1 ¥. Its not too expensive.
     
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  11. hadron

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    Yes its not too expensive but it need mi credit which you cant buy out side of china. I think I can help you guys to buy themes because recently I saw an option at their website ( mibi.xiaomi.com )to recharge others ID . So I can rechage others acount in exchage for paypal. So if some one want to try just give me a PM.
     
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