Android 4.3 already ported to the Xiaomi Mi2!

Earlier this morning Google officially launched Android 4.3 for modern Nexus devices, but Xiaomi Mi2 owners can live in hope that they will also get an early update too!

Currently MIUI V5 is based on Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean, however Xiaomi have done an excellent job of including most of the Android 4.2 features in the MIUI ROM. In fact this is likely to go on until the release of Android 5.0 as Xiaomi have no intentions of upgrading MIUI until then.

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But just because Xiaomi aren’t making an Android 4.3 based update for their phones does’t mean it isn’t coming!

Android ROM developer @Akiba has already managed to take the Android 4.3 ROM intended for the Nexus 4 and port it over to the Xiaomi Mi2 which can be seen in the above screenshot. We are currently looking for a download link for this ROM to test.

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  1. Simon
    July 25, 2013

    Thats interesting, would you give up MIUI V.5 for stock Android 4.3 ?

    • spyros
      July 25, 2013

      Considering there is a miui launcher that makes the home experience exactly the same , why not?

    • Zhai
      July 25, 2013

      Visually? No.

  2. Simon
    July 25, 2013

    Mind you, i’m sure they l have update to MIUI in the pipeline whichever version they will call it – MIUI v.6

  3. Harald
    July 25, 2013

    Xiaomi… Miui…

  4. Simon
    July 25, 2013

    MIUI was created by Xiaomi, but maybe some people would like to try the Vanilla Android Experience.

  5. Rick Wagenvoort
    July 26, 2013

    Hey Andy,
    I have a question.
    I want to know which phone is the best in the chinese phone industry.
    Because i dropped my Zopo Zp950 and my scrren cracked…
    So i want i new one 😀
    And i cant choose which phone i want now.
    Have a nice day!
    – Rick

  6. BigboyPL
    July 27, 2013

    Chill out, it’s faster to create CM10 from CM source or AOSP from AOSP source + adding special model files.
    Than devs can create new MIUI based on prev rom.