Xiaomi Mi 4i source code released, Mi 4i fans rejoice!

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If you have read the reviews of the Xiaomi Mi 4i then I’m sure you have realised it is an amazing piece of hardware just let down by the OS, this could now all hopefully change.

Try as they might, Xiaomi have simply not been able to optimise MIUI for the Xiaomi Mi 4i phone. With its Snapdragon 615 chipset and 2GB RAM the phone struggles with MIUI and everyone who owns the phone (myself included) still has issues with overheating.

Whether the optimisation issues have gotten the better of them, or Xiaomi had planned it all along we don’t know, but the kernel source code for the mid range flagship has been released and available to download via Github.

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What this means is that developers can now go off and brew some exciting ROMS for the phone which might finally see the device meet its potential. Personally what I hope for now is a nice CM install (even though I’m not a huge fan of Cyanogenmod), so I can actually enjoy the Mi 4i’s quality build without suffering lag. Fingers crossed.

Read our Xiaomi Mi 4i review here.

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  1. quodvadis
    July 2, 2015

    Now people could easily change their Mi4 ROM.

    Oh but don’t forget to always backup your backup to your PC since this thing don’t have external memory to put yours safely lol.

    • Atomicrus
      July 2, 2015

      With OTG it’s not a big deal to put in microUSB Flash or SD Card Reader once in a while) Most of budget phone owners never backup anyway) For a geeky person it his game how he suffers)

      • quodvadis
        July 2, 2015

        Geeky person would simply choose better cheaper phones and save the trouble.

        • Atomicrus
          July 2, 2015

          I’m glad that you make it to this by yourself) No one is forced to by any phone in the fear of the death) Bought it – knew all the cons and pros)

          • quodvadis
            July 3, 2015

            Good for you. Never said that anyone who bought it is wrong or not, I am simply stating some facts and opinions.

  2. David
    July 2, 2015

    Are those kernel sources real or just crapy ones like for mi3/4?

  3. Airyl
    July 2, 2015

    Nice. Hopefully Ivan will make a nice AOSP ROM for the device.