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Android Apprentice
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I cannot be held responsible for what happens to your device, face it, by this point, your warranty is out the window. By flashing this software, you agree to my assumption that you know what you are doing, and how to recover from one of those oops moments that happen to the best of us.

UPDATE: 1.7.29 Information/Changelog - See 2nd Post

What is MIUI

Core Features


Two-layer shortcuts and program icons are integrated into one-layer desktop.
Long press on an icon to enter edit mode, open Widgets and drag it to the target screen.
Drag the app you want to uninstall to the top of the trash box to delete it.
Eight kinds of flipping screens effects are available with gorgeous animations.

T9 dialer

T9 dialer is applied for smart dialing. It supports searching by contact name and phone number, and the results are listed according to contact frequency.
The default setting is to forbid any third-party app to monitor users' calls.
Currently, there are 230301 attribution logs. The attribution data will be updated continuously, codes of foreign countries are supported as well.


Compared with native Android system, 7 major optimizations on SMS are made:
Adding contacts in short messages;
Adding names in group sending messages and automatically adding the names to Contacts;
Easier taking of numbers, urls and email addresses from short messages;
Optimization on mobile newspaper reading;
Collection of important messages;
Recommended messages for holidays;
Quick reply and view window.


Quick location of contacts;
Faster to add new contacts;
Contacts group management supported;
Contacts' large images supported.


The third edition UI loading engine makes it faster and easier to change themes;
Partial theme customs are more flexible and comprehensive. Rich online wallpapers, ringtones, fonts and so on are available.


Faster loading speed enables you to take photos immediately.
More professional modes such as continuous shooting, timing and special effects supported.


Faster picture browsing speed than that of native Android system;
Brand new view mode supports to view the pictures by folder path.


Simultaneous enjoying and downloading massive online music. Music chart live playing and bulk downloads supported;
Automatic connection of lyrics and album covers. ID3 information editing supported;
Changing songs by swinging the phone and sleep mode supported.


After pulling Notifications and Toggles panel down, changing panels by sliding the screen supported.

MIUI apps

File Manager, Traffic Monitor, Backup, Notes, and Torch.

Tips & Tricks

Long Press:Long press on the icon in Toggles will launch the settings for that icon.

Screen Shot:press "Menu" key and "Volume Down" key at the same time to print a screen. The printed image is saved in the directory of MIUI in the sd card.

Hold Home or Press Home key at the first screen, you may preview screen thumbnails and add or move screens.

Delete Message or Call Log : Slide from left to right to quickly delete a message or a call log.

Edit Mode : You may hold down an icon by one hand to enter Edit Mode, and then use the other hand to slide the screen to move the icon to the target screen.

Call Activated : Your phone will vibrate when a call gets through.

Activate Music from Lockscreen : Double tap the time zone to launch the Music Player when the screen is locked.

Quick SMS/Phone Launch : In the lockscreen, hold down the icon of Call or SMS, and you can enter the responding program.

Quick Launch Torch : Hold down Home key to quickly enable the torch when the screen is locked.

Quick Launch Contact Options : Click the contact image in Calls, SMS and Contacts, shortcut menus will pop up.

Long Press Search : Long press on Search button will launch search via voice recognition.

Recovery Reboot : Click menu in "System Update" to reboot and enter recovery.

% for Battery : The battery will display the percentage of left battery capacity by Settings>System>Battery>Notification Indicator Style>Percentage.

Running Apps List : Long press on the Home button can go to "Program Manager". Click the "Clear up" button at the bottom left to clear the extra processes in memory. And the system will inform you of the released memory and current available memory.
Note: System processes will not be cleared so as to ensure the normal running of the system.

IP Calling : . How to set IP dialing?
MIUI ROM can add an IP prefix for the called number in a strange land. You may set it in Settings>Common>Calls.
You may also long press the contact item before dialing, and choose "Make IP calls" in the pop-up menu.

Reject Call : When you are not available to answer the phone, you may slide up the panel to reject the call and to send a message to the caller at the same time.

Custom Ringtones : . How to set custom ringtones?
Put media files into the Media/Audio/ringtones directory in the SD card, (If there is none of this directory, please create one manually) and then select in Sounds in Settings.
Note: there are three directories under Audio, corresponding to the following tones:
notifications--notification ringtones
ringtones--incoming call ringtones
alarms--alarming ringtones
Supported formats: MP3, WMA, WAV, Midi, etc.

Important SMS : As for those important messages you want to add to your favorites, you may long press the message in the pop-up menu and select "Favorites". You may switch to "Favorites" tab in the main SMS interface to view collected messages.

Quick Delete SMS : How to quickly delete items?
You may slide from left to right on the item and click on the red "Delete" button when it appears.

Tether : How can I share my network to the PC or other terminals?
Firmware of Android 2.2 and above support the sharing of mobile phones to other Internet terminal in the following method:
Go to "Settings" -> "System" -> "Share mobile network", you may choose to share the Internet connection by USB tethering or setting up portable Wi-Fi hotspot.


Just a few screenhsots of my device:

My suggestion of a clean install with minimal errors:

1) so do a full wipe again ( cache + data + dalvik cache )

2) install the ROM from CWR but DONT INSTALL language pack straight after !!!

3) after the ROMs installed just do a reboot. Once the phone boot all is in CN lang but no worries now

4) reboot phone into CWR again

5) now wipe the cache + dalvik cache. But NOT DATA !!!

6) now u can install the lang pack and reboot after

7) now u all done and u should have your MIUI full EN or another language without CN texts like in notification menu where u had a "Visitor mode" in CN, or some icons on the desktop, etc...

Here is a great tip guide from Frewys :

Cool MIUI Video from main site:

New to MIUI? View this link here for more info! ------------>

Need Themes? Check them out here----------->

MIUI ver. 1.7.29 (7/29/11) (Multiupload)

Language Pack [English](7/29/11) (Multiupload)

Android Apprentice
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Discussion Starter · #2 ·

1.7.29 :

Recommended updates this week:

1. New default browser (MIUI Browser formally Miren)
2. New AppShare application, now called SuperMarket.apk (Removed in our builds)
3. New Access control settings for passwords and app protection


New access control settings (See Settings > Personal > Access control)
New, Move photos to SD card after preparing SD card (first boot)
Defy OTA support (China only)
Fixed IP prefix format for international calling
Optimised Defy Wi-Fi signal, faster and more stable than previously
Optimised volume controls for keypad and other phone volume settings


Optimised prompt to inform call recording is not supported in handsfree modes
Fixed problem with call recordings list switching to the wrong item being highlighted in list
Optimisation of attempts remaining for PIN security entry
Optimised touch-tone dialing (Keypad) volume


Optimisation of picture pop-up loading speed
UI optimisations to picture pop-up menu
Optimised A-Z sliding strip speed and fluency


Added length check, longer messages than normal SMS automatically convert to Mms
Optimisation of slideshow photos
Fix some problems with message showing incorrect message when replying
Fix close message window after closing with keyboard back key (did not close)
Fixed some issues with editing interface
Fixed Mms attachment file name if it contained Chinese it could not be seen
HD2, Defy fix attachment too large to send problems with Mms


Drag the new shortcut into dock
Optimisation of App Killer UI
Drag apps in Edit wiget mode to the + icon to create new screen
Fix some widgets display incorrect sizes
Fix desktop wallpaper showing black or incomplete


New browser upgrade, tabbed browsing support, full-screen mode, reading mode other other new features

SuperMarket (Not applicable in our build):

New UI for SuperMarket.apk, formally AppShar
e.apk, allows sharing and recommendations much like Android Market

Lockscreen, status bar and notifications:

Reduce variety lockscreen mask memory footprint
Optimisation of the silent, vibrant status bar icons (now seperate icons)
Optimisation of Phone and SMS vibration notices with pop-up message options
Repair issue in some cases variety lockscreen caused flashing screen
Lockscreen music, fix lockscreen support for album art mask


Optimisation of themes, pictures and theme loading speed
Fixed issue where font updates caused problems with notification bar text

File Explorer:

New progress when prompted to delete files
Optimisation of calls from other apps and problems returning previous directory
Optimisation of SD card unavailable style
Fix problem with file lists in control panel
Fix Defy could not connect to FTP File manager on Windows

Sound Recorder:

Optimise audio playback directly from list
Fixed some issues regarding the recording button function


Defy will now support compass application


No network link optimisation, online cloud backup prompts


New volume control settings, control system, media, phone, notifications volumes (See Settings > Personal > Sound Settings > Volume Settings)
APN fixed, when deleting show pop-up confirmation box
Fixed some issues with flightmode causing strange problems in the status bar

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Good to see a MIUI thread over here, I haven't tried 1.7.29 myself but I tried the 3 or 4 versions before that and for most of the time it is smooth and without major bugs. The UI is really polished (apples ui is also polished hence the similarities but this goes several steps forward) and there is bucket loads of features to be found.

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Android Apprentice
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Themes crashes unless I install parts of theme eg. The icons only.

XavierJohn released a fix version for desire. Not sure it's same problem. Miui-XJ has implemented an adapted cm updater that includes themes and lockscreens. Miuiandroid rom downloader ui is easier to use imo, but lacks the extra tab Themes/Lockscreens. Missing that a lot for my Nexus S.

Lastly, hidden folder functionality is gone in 1.7.79??

Good to find a thread here. Thanks.

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