Xiaomi release an easy way to install MIUI apps on a non MIUI device


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Have you ever wished there was a way you could get the benefits of 3rd party ROM services and features without having to install new new ROM? Well if you like the look of MIUI and have a compatible device take a look at the new Xiaomi System Installation app.

Xiaomi have ported their hugely popular MIUI ROM over to hundreds of manufacturers phones, but the process of installing a Rooting and installing a ROM is just too much for some users and a simpler approach is needed.

One method is to create a simple tool which does all the handwork for you, similar to what CyanogenMod have done, however Xiaomi have made the process simpler still, and doesn’t even need the use of a PC to get it all set up.

The new Xiaomi System Installer app has bee created for fans of the Xiaomi UI look, popular apps and services. The 27.9MB installation file includes MIUI desktop, MIUI phone app, SMS, contacts and even access to Xiaomi’s cloud services for tracking your phone, backing up data and creating cloud photo galleries for sharing.

The App is in beta at the time of writing and only available for the following phones running Android 4.0 or above; Samsung Galaxy S2, Galaxy S3, Galaxy S4, Note 3, and certain Nexus devices. To install simply download the apk and install and away you go.

Xiaomi are also asking fans on their Chinese forums to vote for additional phone support and also for which features and services they want to see added to future updates.

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We personally love this idea and hope Meizu and Oppo will offer something similar with their Flyme and Color OS ROMS in the future.

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37 Comments

  1. Faux-News
    April 2, 2014

    Vivo started this first. They had similar release of their own OS around 2-3 months ago.

  2. POY
    April 2, 2014

    MIUI?

    no thanks, I’d rather go back to my 2002 nokia than use that ugly peice of garbage

    • April 3, 2014

      You must be kidding

      • POY
        April 3, 2014

        Nope, MIUI is horrible as a westerner to use.

        much prefer AOSP

        • larwee
          April 7, 2014

          I cant believe! You must be joking dude….and saying “as a westerner” almost qualifies you for the “R” word.

          • April 7, 2014

            Miui has a very strong following in many non Asian countries. There are plenty of ‘Westerners’ who would not agree.

  3. Faux-News
    April 2, 2014

    Vivo started this first. They had similar release of their own OS around 2-3 months ago.

  4. POY
    April 2, 2014

    MIUI?

    no thanks, I’d rather go back to my 2002 nokia than use that ugly peice of garbage

    • Multicorechina.com
      April 3, 2014

      You must be kidding

    • POY
      April 3, 2014

      Nope, MIUI is horrible as a westerner to use.

      much prefer AOSP

    • larwee
      April 7, 2014

      I cant believe! You must be joking dude….and saying “as a westerner” almost qualifies you for the “R” word.

    • Andi Sykes
      April 7, 2014

      Miui has a very strong following in many non Asian countries. There are plenty of ‘Westerners’ who would not agree.

  5. Arash
    April 2, 2014

    Thanks!
    I wanted exactly this for the dad’s phone (S4 mini).

    It seems that s4 mini is not supported. Where can i find more info on this in english?

    • April 2, 2014

      You just read the English info 🙂

      • Arash
        April 4, 2014

        Haha Yes!
        Thanks for this awesome website 🙂

  6. Guest
    April 2, 2014

    Thanks!
    I wanted exactly this for the dad’s phone (S4 mini).

    It seems that s4 mini is not supported. Where can i find more info on this in english?

    • Andi Sykes
      April 2, 2014

      You just read the English info 🙂

    • Guest
      April 4, 2014

      Haha Yes!
      Thanks for this awesome website 🙂

  7. Sayo
    April 3, 2014

    I’m a bit frightened, can I simply switch back after Installation ?
    Is it like an improved launcher or a completely new Rom ?
    Or will it become tough to switch back again?
    Will it delete anything because of the Installation ?

    • pa5t1s
      April 3, 2014

      It’s just an alternative launcher…so don’t set it as “default launcher” and you’ll be able to “choose” which launcher to use after quitting any application…

  8. Sayo
    April 3, 2014

    Well I just tried it….it’s a crappy APP with a lot oft colours

  9. Guest
    April 3, 2014

    I’m a bit frightened, can I simply switch back after Installation ?
    Is it like an improved launcher or a completely new Rom ?
    Or will it become tough to switch back again?
    Will it delete anything because of the Installation ?

    • pa5t1s
      April 3, 2014

      It’s just an alternative launcher…so don’t set it as “default launcher” and you’ll be able to “choose” which launcher to use after quitting any application…

  10. Steve
    April 3, 2014

    I installed it on my iOcean X7 and it runs super smooth without any issues. It supported by all android phones running Ice Cream Sandwich and above according to the miui english website.

  11. Guest
    April 3, 2014

    Well I just tried it….it’s a crappy APP with a lot oft colours

  12. thanasis
    April 3, 2014

    ca i install it to zte v965 and 956?
    it will be better or the same

  13. Guest
    April 3, 2014

    I installed it on my iOcean X7 and it runs super smooth without any issues. It supported by all android phones running Ice Cream Sandwich and above according to the miui english website.

  14. thanasis
    April 3, 2014

    ca i install it to zte v965 and 956?
    it will be better or the same

  15. Nathan zanny
    February 11, 2015

    i love miui rather samsung’s, htc’s or whatever tht is hahah.. its easy, and direct

  16. Guest
    February 11, 2015

    i love miui rather samsung’s, htc’s or whatever tht is hahah.. its easy, and direct

  17. Sajid Saifee
    July 20, 2016

    I can’t install on my lenevo k4 note….. How to install??

  18. Sajid Saifee
    July 20, 2016

    Plz help me my phone running on marshmallows 6.0

  19. Sajid Saifee
    July 20, 2016

    I can’t install on my lenevo k4 note….. How to install??

  20. Sajid Saifee
    July 20, 2016

    Plz help me my phone lenevo k4 note running on marshmallows 6.0 I can’t install….. How to use this app.. ..

  21. October 12, 2017

    file name is apk.part what to do now

  22. Idiosyncratic
    October 12, 2017

    file name is apk.part what to do now

  23. Guest
    February 24, 2018

    I installed it on my Samsung galaxy on7 prime. But as my phone not listed on supported devices, not working. But waiting for my phone to have it. I love their messages notification folder features from Mi Ui 8.