MIUI ROM ported to T-Mobile G2 (HTC Desire Z)

MiUI

One of the most interesting custom ROMs for Android is undoubtedly MIUI. We’ve covered this before, but now it’s available on one more device: the T-Mobile G2 (a.k.a the HTC Desire Z). While it’s not officially supported, the G2 port performs quite well.

MIUI is best described as an iOS and Android mash-up, bringing the best of both worlds into the palm of your hand. The videos that we saw earlier were impressive enough, but never had I tried this ROM until yesterday. I must say, even as a port, the MIUI ROM rivals almost any Android experience I’ve ever seen. The port is still a work in progress, but most things are working just fine.

Working in the ROM:

  • WLAN
  • Bluetooth
  • Radio
  • Camera + Camcorder
  • GPS (takes up to 2 minutes for the first time)
  • Torch
  • Trackpad Wake
  • Keyboard backlight
  • Backlight sensor
  • Themes (auto restart doesn’t work, you need to reboot manually)
  • Screenshots (hold [menu] and press [vol-])
  • Not Working:

  • Shortcut buttons, you can map another button on them with this: Button Remapper
  • Simple and feature-packed, if you’re into flashing ROMs for your Android phone, be sure to check out if a MIUI ROM is available for your device.

    MIUI may take a little getting used to, but it’s a nice, refreshing take on the OS that many people will like. While it’s hard to compare the two, I’m sure many would choose MIUI over CyanogenMod any day. It’s just that good.

    So if you’re in the mood for something a little different for your G2 (or Desire Z, depending where you’re from), be sure to check out this ROM, you won’t regret it. Even if you switch back to whatever ROM you were using prior, it’s easy to see that the guys developing the ROM are doing many things right, and I hope Google takes notice.

    Head over to the XDA thread to get MIUI on your G2 now.

    [via XDA]

    • http://twitter.com/intel352 Jon Langevin

      That didn’t really tell us what was good about the rom though, and didn’t attempt to validate why users would choose it over CyanogenMod…

      I’m not doubting that it’s excellent, but some anecdotal evidence to back up your statements would be very helpful. Otherwise, you just posted a much-too-long tweet :-)

      • Joe Jinks

        Tried it, and I have to say that I am not impressed at at all. Market doesn’t work, apps button doesn’t work.Virtuous and CM and way better than MIUI.

        • Johnny0313x

          The market works, you need to click on downloads -> press menu and enable downloads over 3g/wifi…otherwise the market will only work on wifi. Also if you have a 4g phone the rom only shows 3g but you are still getting 4g speeds…not a deal break for me – I like it better then CM

    • Bruce

      Thanks for posting this. It looks fascinating. There are a couple of websites dedicated to MIUI, and some of them are even in English! Here is one site that has ports for several different phones, including the Nexus One. Look in the forums to find the ROMs.

      http://www.miui-dev.com/

    • Bruce

      Thanks for posting this. It looks fascinating. There are a couple of websites dedicated to MIUI, and some of them are even in English! Here is one site that has ports for several different phones, including the Nexus One. Look in the forums to find the ROMs.

      http://www.miui-dev.com/

    • Bruce

      Thanks for posting this. It looks fascinating. There are a couple of websites dedicated to MIUI, and some of them are even in English! Here is one site that has ports for several different phones, including the Nexus One. Look in the forums to find the ROMs.

      http://www.miui-dev.com/

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