For this week’s Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900 ROM of the Week, check out MIUI ROM V5!
Based on latest Samsung TouchWiz Android 4.4.2 firmware, MIUI ROM V5 brings you the best of MIUI “UI” layer on top of Samsung TouchWiz firmware.
What does this mean?
MIUI ROM usually is built on CyanogenMod or TouchWiz base. With TouchWiz base, you will be able to still use your Samsung camera, S-Pen Note apps, and some more. Basically, you don’t have to sacrifice all your Samsung features to get this ROM (unlike AOSP ROMs).
For those of you who don’t know, MIUI ROM is another flavor of custom Android created by a company called Xiaomi in China. You could actually buy a Xiaomi phone like Mi 3 if you wanted OR you could simply install MIUI ROM to experience first-hand what Xiaomi phone is all about.
Of course, MIUI ROM is a completely different animal from TouchWiz and AOSP so it can be very refreshing. Time to time, I do enjoy running MIUI ROM on some of my Android devices, particularly because MIUI ROM has the best theme engine on the planet “right now”. Even CyanogenMod founder Steve Kondik has said he will make CM11 ROMs with new theme engine like MIUI ROMs.
If that’s not enough, you just have to try MIUI ROM if you haven’t because this is one of those things in Android that you must try at least once.
With MIUI ROM, you will be able to experience what MIUI is all about through its nicely, polished Settings UI and a slew of free themes/ringtones/sounds/wallpapers to customize your phone just the way you want it. Also, there are more girly themes than others so if you are female or have girlfriend/wife, they may dig MIUI more than you do.
So, if you haven’t tried it yet or you just love MIUI themes, give MIUI V5 a test drive this week(end) and do let me know what you think!
P.S. There is an SM-N9005 version you can try also but it’s much buggier than the N900 version and I don’t recommend it as daily driver atm unless you want to be a guinea pig for beta testing.
Download MIUI ROM V5 for Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900 (PLEASE DO NOT INSTALL UNLESS YOU HAVE SM-N900 MODEL NUMBER OTHERWISE YOU WILL HARD BRICK, YOU’VE BEEN WARNED!!!)
Download Minimal Gapps (DO NOT USE OTHER GAPPS!)
To install, reboot into recovery, make backup ROM, wipe data/factory reset, install ROM, install Gapps, install SuperSU and reboot. (If for some reason you end up in a bootloop, reboot into recovery, go to Advanced Wipe for TWRP or Mounts & Storage for CWM, format/wipe /system, then re-install ROM.) See How to Install ROM on Note 3 first if this is your first time.
Credits – XDA <— Please donate to the developer or hit Thanks button on XDA if you like this ROM, thx!
Want Flash Player? See How to Install Flash Player on Android 4.4.2/4.4.3 KitKat!
Want latest Android L Preview Keyboard? See How to Install Android L Preview Keyboard on rooted Android!
Want to customize your UI? See our Wanam Xposed Guide!
If you want some awesome audio, check out Viper4Audio FX MOD, which you can install on this ROM to enhance your music 100%.
If you want to run your apps in tablet/hybrid/custom DPI mode, see our Xposed App Settings guide.
Need to run apps that check for root? Check out How to Run Apps that’s don’t run on rooted Android!
Want really cool PIE Control? See our video demo below or see our full LMT Pie review.
Q: My 3G/4G LTE data is not working!!!
A: See How to Fix 3G/4G LTE data by Manually Setting APN on Android!
Q: I don’t have Play Store nor any of the Google apps!
A: You forgot to install Gapps, reboot into recovery and install it! (See above for download.)
Q: The ROM is not booting!
A: Try formatting/wipe /system and re-install ROM, sometimes the system partition gets corrupt and you may have to try 2 or 3 times before the ROM boots.
Q: I cannot enter recovery after/before installing ROM!
A: Sometimes this happens where your recovery partition gets corrupt, simply use ODIN and flash CWM or TWRP recovery for your model of Note 3. (Not for AT&T/Verizon though.)