1. Download our Official Android App: Forums for Android!

Miui rom

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by jimeller, Oct 16, 2010.

  1. jimeller

    jimeller Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    38
    Posts:
    409
    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2009

    Aug 6, 2009
    409
    23
    38
    East Riding
    Is anyone using this ROM?? How does it perform compared to others??? Have they translated it fully yet??

    It looks fantastic, (although I'm slightly reluctant to flash as it looks a little bit too much like iOS) but from what I can tell by reading the threads on XDA, it has its problems..

    I was wondering if anyone was using this as an everyday ROM.
     

    Advertisement

  2. Jammy

    Jammy Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    113
    Posts:
    972
    Joined:
    May 29, 2010

    May 29, 2010
    972
    174
    113
    United Kingdom
    jimeller likes this.
  3. jimeller

    jimeller Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    38
    Posts:
    409
    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2009

    Aug 6, 2009
    409
    23
    38
    East Riding
    OK. Might give it a try!
     
  4. Rogue

    Rogue Well-Known Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    38
    Posts:
    154
    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2010

    Jan 26, 2010
    154
    10
    38
    Is it worth it? the UI looks nice...compared to other roms?
     
  5. Jammy

    Jammy Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    113
    Posts:
    972
    Joined:
    May 29, 2010

    May 29, 2010
    972
    174
    113
    United Kingdom
    Give it a go, you can always go back to whatever it is you're using now...
     
  6. Rogue

    Rogue Well-Known Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    38
    Posts:
    154
    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2010

    Jan 26, 2010
    154
    10
    38
    I just find switching between roms a REALLY tedious task lol
     
  7. Jammy

    Jammy Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    113
    Posts:
    972
    Joined:
    May 29, 2010

    May 29, 2010
    972
    174
    113
    United Kingdom
    Nandroid what you have now, then just wipe & Flash.

    See if you like it, and if you don't, nandroid back :)
     
  8. Rogue

    Rogue Well-Known Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    38
    Posts:
    154
    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2010

    Jan 26, 2010
    154
    10
    38
    Yeah why not...it'll give me something to do!
     
  9. jimeller

    jimeller Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    38
    Posts:
    409
    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2009

    Aug 6, 2009
    409
    23
    38
    East Riding
    I flashed Miui had a play with it, but have flashed back to OpenDesire for now to see what improvements the devs make to it.

    I must admit I did like it. But there are some things that I dont like:

    PROS
    Gorgeous UI
    New menus
    New settings
    Cool Notification Bar extras
    Whole new experience to previous ROMs


    CONS
    No apparent app drawer resulting in ALL apps on show, and in random order.
    Widget adding is slightly cumbersome
    Some native apps are completely in chinese
    Cant get swype to work
    Don't like the app bin being at the top of the screen.

    On the whole, I thought it was excellent. A different experience altogether to anything Ive used previously. The biggest gripe for me though was the lack of app drawer and the fact all apps are on-screen in random order.

    I will follow this app though, and watch out for future updates, as I think I might switch...
     
  10. Rogue

    Rogue Well-Known Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    38
    Posts:
    154
    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2010

    Jan 26, 2010
    154
    10
    38
    I didn't like the lack of app drawer, but i've put everything in folders, so it's not so bad. It's hard to move the widgets from one screen to another though.

    I don't like the lack of Facebook interaction. I guess this requires some Sense, but I can't even get FB into my calender, let alone link to contacts etc. This would be nice.

    There's still a bit of Chinese about, i've noticed in the contacts.

    Looks wise though, it's stunning. I'll stick with it for a couple of weeks, see how I get on.
     
  11. jimeller

    jimeller Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    38
    Posts:
    409
    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2009

    Aug 6, 2009
    409
    23
    38
    East Riding
  12. Panama

    Panama Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    16
    Posts:
    44
    Joined:
    May 19, 2010

    May 19, 2010
    44
    3
    16
    IT Manager
    Essex (doh!)
    I just ran LP over the standard launcher for this ROM and had no issues with FB etc, it still seemed smoother and faster than the stock ROM.
     
  13. Jammy

    Jammy Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    113
    Posts:
    972
    Joined:
    May 29, 2010

    May 29, 2010
    972
    174
    113
    United Kingdom
    I use Launcher Pro with MIUI to get the app drawer & whatnot back :)
     
  14. AndroidJim

    AndroidJim Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    35
    Posts:
    63
    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2010

    Oct 6, 2010
    63
    0
    35
    Railroad Conductor
    Fort Collins, CO
    What kernels are you guys using?
     
  15. SUroot

    SUroot Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    1,123
    Posts:
    23,925
    Joined:
    May 25, 2010

    May 25, 2010
    23,925
    5,305
    1,123
    UK Technical Lead; Desktop Support
    Riddlesden, West Yorkshire, UK
    Please can all threads about Custom roms be kept to the correct "all things root" sub forum?
     
  16. jimeller

    jimeller Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    38
    Posts:
    409
    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2009

    Aug 6, 2009
    409
    23
    38
    East Riding
    Fair point. But this is a General Discussions forum, people ask about apps in here and no threads get moved to the Applications forum..
     
  17. SUroot

    SUroot Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    1,123
    Posts:
    23,925
    Joined:
    May 25, 2010

    May 25, 2010
    23,925
    5,305
    1,123
    UK Technical Lead; Desktop Support
    Riddlesden, West Yorkshire, UK
    Some do but the apps forum is not device specific where as the root sub forum here is. by rights all root topics including troubleshooting should be in there

    It's up to the guides to enforce this. It's just easier for people with root experience to help others and answer questions for people such as yourself ;)

    Had I not resigned as a guide, I would move this for you.

    It just helps prevent interesting root topics like this getting lost amongst the rubbish. ;)
     
  18. jimeller

    jimeller Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    38
    Posts:
    409
    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2009

    Aug 6, 2009
    409
    23
    38
    East Riding
    Well OK, I'm not opposed to your suggestion or anything, so I'll leave it with the mods to decide.
     
  19. SUroot

    SUroot Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    1,123
    Posts:
    23,925
    Joined:
    May 25, 2010

    May 25, 2010
    23,925
    5,305
    1,123
    UK Technical Lead; Desktop Support
    Riddlesden, West Yorkshire, UK
    Sorry, I'm not trying to have a go at you or anything.
     
  20. jimeller

    jimeller Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    38
    Posts:
    409
    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2009

    Aug 6, 2009
    409
    23
    38
    East Riding
    Its OK, I didnt think you were!
     
Tags:

Share This Page

Loading...