MIUI 7 already ported to 70+ non-Xiaomi devices


A fact that not a lot of smartphone enthusiasts know is that Xiaomi, for the first year of its existence, was a software-only company. It was only on their first anniversary that Xiaomi announced a phone! In fact, in the recent MIUI 7 global launch, Hugo Barra started off with the line ‘Xiaomi is a software company…’.

Xiaomi has revealed that the newest iteration of its MIUI ROM has already been ported to more than 70 non-Xiaomi devices. Which is impressive, because not even 10 days have passed since the official international introduction of MIUI 7 (more about which you can read here).

The ROM has been ported to not only the Nexuses, but also phones like the HTC One M8, Galaxy S5, etc.

You can go ahead and flash the ROM on your phone right away, or request for the ROM to be ported to your phone if that hasn’t happened already.

You can check if the ROM is available for your phone here.

Are you going to try it out? Let us know!

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34 Comments

  1. RRRobert
    August 28, 2015

    Porting a ROM towards another brand/model is one thing… making it to work without major bugs or limitations is another. I’d wonder how many of these early releases actually work flawlessly.

    Ever since I owned a Mi2S I’m a big fan of MIUI, but Xiaomi’s persistent neglect of other markets outside the China and India (o.k. and maybe the other BRIC countries) made me decide to aim my interest to other Chinese manufacturers… Such a pity.

    • Burs
      August 29, 2015

      I’m pretty much happy with performance on my not-officialy-supported Jiayu S2. Not saying it works flawlessly (it’s beta afterall), but it’s light years ahead of Jiayu stock rom. Would be even better if they soon release CM like they promised…

    • Chico Migraña
      September 1, 2015

      My Z5s runs pretty good with MIUI ROM, even I have a kernel to double tap to wake

  2. Burs
    August 28, 2015

    I’m gonna try updating my Jiayu S2 this weekend. Been postponing it throughout this whole week. Hope V7 will give it a new life, or at least delay getting rid of it until I find a new one 🙂

  3. Gdi
    August 28, 2015

    Would be nice to see a ported/official ZTE Nubia Z9 mini Version of MIUI 7

  4. RRRobert
    August 28, 2015

    Porting a ROM towards another brand/model is one thing… making it to work without major bugs or limitations is another. I’d wonder how many of these early releases actually work flawlessly.

    Ever since I owned a Mi2S I’m a big fan of MIUI, but Xiaomi’s persistent neglect of other markets outside the China and India (o.k. and maybe the other BRIC countries) made me decide to aim my interest to other Chinese manufacturers… Such a pity.

    • Burs
      August 29, 2015

      I’m pretty much happy with performance on my not-officialy-supported Jiayu S2. Not saying it works flawlessly (it’s beta afterall), but it’s light years ahead of Jiayu stock rom. Would be even better if they soon release CM like they promised…

    • Ricardo A.
      September 1, 2015

      My Z5s runs pretty good with MIUI ROM, even I have a kernel to double tap to wake

  5. Burs
    August 28, 2015

    I’m gonna try updating my Jiayu S2 this weekend. Been postponing it throughout this whole week. Hope V7 will give it a new life, or at least delay getting rid of it until I find a new one 🙂

  6. monkeytree
    August 28, 2015

    Would be nice if a little smartphone company called Xiaomi was that fast. Took about year before MIUI 6 stable was available for Redmi 1s. In fact just before MIUI 7 was released.

    • bojan radovanovic
      August 29, 2015

      And we, users of Mi4i, should be happy if they make good and stable version for us in a year or so…

    • ultrametric
      August 30, 2015

      You are kidding right?
      They have a super fast release cycle, one new release every week!
      If you think that is slow, try to find a company that is able to keep up with this speed. You will hardly find any!

      • JVG
        September 5, 2015

        So fast that they have not been able to update their flagship i.e. Mi4 to lollipop even after 11 months of it’s general release. 😛

  7. Gdi
    August 28, 2015

    Would be nice to see a ported/official ZTE Nubia Z9 mini Version of MIUI 7

  8. monkeytree
    August 28, 2015

    Would be nice if a little smartphone company called Xiaomi was that fast. Took about year before MIUI 6 stable was available for Redmi 1s. In fact just before MIUI 7 was released.

    • bojan radovanovic
      August 29, 2015

      And we, users of Mi4i, should be happy if they make good and stable version for us in a year or so…

    • ultrametric
      August 30, 2015

      You are kidding right?
      They have a super fast release cycle, one new release every week!
      If you think that is slow, try to find a company that is able to keep up with this speed. You will hardly find any!

    • JVG
      September 5, 2015

      So fast that they have not been able to update their flagship i.e. Mi4 to lollipop even after 11 months of it’s general release. 😛

  9. Sanjay Pillai
    August 29, 2015

    Hey is this for lolipop….????

    • Burs
      August 29, 2015

      No. Unfortunately, MIUI V7 is still based on kitkat.

      • Marius Cirsta
        August 29, 2015

        As far as I know MIUI 7 is based on Android 5.0, Lolipop.

        • Burs
          August 30, 2015

          Hmm.. You’re right. And wrong 🙂 Now I’m a little bit confused. My MIUI V7 runs on kitkat for sure, and the link below also shows huge disappointments from users on MIUI official forum:
          en.miui.com/thread-144431-1-1.html

          It seems that devices initially sold with kitkat stay on kitkat (because of potential bricks while repartitioning emmc), while others that came with lollipop out-of-the-box have MIUI V7 based on lollipop. That’s my theory. Someone correct me if I’m wrong.

      • ultrametric
        August 30, 2015

        No this is not right!
        It depends only on the phone. Xiaomi never upgrades the Android Version of the phone. They see MIUI as independent from the real Android Version.

        • JVG
          September 5, 2015

          When we open a shopping cart, we select android as os and not MIUI as a skin and as far as I know they haven’t said such a thing officially.

    • lucian
      August 31, 2015

      here is list, my Mi 4 is still on 4.4 so my next phone will be nexus or something with CM

  10. Sanjay Pillai
    August 29, 2015

    Hey is this for lolipop….????

    • Burs
      August 29, 2015

      No. Unfortunately, MIUI V7 is still based on kitkat.

    • Marius Cirsta
      August 29, 2015

      As far as I know MIUI 7 is based on Android 5.0, Lolipop.

    • Burs
      August 30, 2015

      Hmm.. You’re right. And wrong 🙂 Now I’m a little bit confused. My MIUI V7 runs on kitkat for sure, and the link below also shows huge disappointments from users on MIUI official forum:
      en.miui.com/thread-144431-1-1.html

      It seems that devices initially sold with kitkat stay on kitkat (because of potential bricks while repartitioning emmc), while others that came with lollipop out-of-the-box have MIUI V7 based on lollipop. That’s my theory. Someone correct me if I’m wrong.

    • ultrametric
      August 30, 2015

      No this is not right!
      It depends only on the phone. Xiaomi never upgrades the Android Version of the phone. They see MIUI as independent from the real Android Version.

    • lucian
      August 31, 2015

      here is list, my Mi 4 is still on 4.4 so my next phone will be nexus or something with CM

    • JVG
      September 5, 2015

      When we open a shopping cart, we select android as os and not MIUI as a skin and as far as I know they haven’t said such a thing officially.

  11. lucian
    August 31, 2015

    Is there multi language MIUI 7 for Xiaomi redmi note 2?

  12. lucian
    August 31, 2015

    Is there multi language MIUI 7 for Xiaomi redmi note 2?