Xiaomi launches MIUI as an app for Samsung phones

Xiaomi launches MIUI as an app for Samsung phones

Installing a custom ROM can be a pain for some users. Xiaomi knows this, hence it’s trying to make it easier to run their fancy MIUI software on as many devices as possible.

Instead of rooting the phone and then flashing the custom ROM, the Chinese firm now allows some users to simply download an APK and install it on their phone. The new Xiaomi System Installer app is a 27.9MB-heavy download, and it includes MIUI desktop, MIUI phone app, SMS, contacts, along with access to Xiaomi’s cloud services for phone tracking, backing up data and creating cloud photo galleries.

As I’m writing this, the application is still in beta and works with select phones only. The list of supported devices includes the Samsung Galaxy S2, Galaxy S3, Galaxy S4, Note 3, and certain Nexus devices. But that’s just a start with Xiaomi asking for user input on which phones should come next. Good times ahead for Xiaomi fans…

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