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MIUI4 Alpha 1 For Galaxy Mini GT-S5570

MIUI, which is one of the best android ROMs available out there, was just an matter of imagination for many devices including Galaxy Ace, Galaxy Mini and other low-end devices. But, with the sources of MIUI released to public by MiCode community few weeks ago, there have been rumors of MIUI4 roms for many devices out there. And to the greatest surprise, galaxy ace, galaxy fit, xperia x10 mini, etc have already got thier very first MIUI v4 custom rom. And adding it's name to the list is Samsung Galaxy Mini GT-S5570 smartphone that also has a working MIUI port as of now. All thanks to stelios97, for his hard work to make it successful. If you don't know already then let me inform you that he is also the one behind Ice Cream Sandwich and MIUI4 for xperia x10 mini.

MIUI features richer themes and better user experience. But. this MIUI4 v2.2.17 for galaxy mini has a lot of bugs and maybe it's for being in an alpha version. It took quite of my patience while I tried it on my galaxy pop gt-s5570 as my device just went on a boot loop whenever I tried to press the Lock button to go to the lock-screen or when the device was going to sleep by itself. I had to wipe my data and cache and re-flash the rom again and again to get some of these screenshots as well as a short video of MIUI4 rom

So, as for my experience I don't think this custom rom is good for daily use since you can't let the phone sleep or it will go in to a boot loop again. I instantly restored my Cyanogen Mod backup once I was done with my purpose. But, the features of the rom were working quite good except for the obvious Camera and Radio bugs. However, for those who want to give it a try, I have got the step by step instructions on flashing this rom on your Samsung Galaxy Pop/Mini GT-S5570 smartphone below. But, before you proceed to flashing I suggest you to view these screenshots of MIUI v4 on my galaxy pop as well as watch this short video showing MIUI4 on my galaxy pop.

Disclaimer : Do It At Your Own Risk!

Note : Those who have Gingerbread OS and any Custom Recovery installed on their device can skip Step 1 and Step 2. Also, you can skip these steps if you have any custom roms installed on your device.

3. Download MIUI4 Alpha 1 (  from Downloads for Samsung Galaxy Mini Page on Roms and Utilities section.

4. Copy the downloaded file to the (root directory of) your sd-card.

5. Reboot your device to Custom Recovery (Press Home + Power Button).

6. [Optional but, Recommended] Do a Nandroid Backup of your current rom.

7. Choose Install Zip From Sd Card>>Choose Zip From SD Card option and then select the file (named: ) you downloaded from above.

Note : If you are using RZ Recovery, choose Install Menu>>Select you downloaded>>Select Wipe Data and Wipe Cache>>Choose Install and let the recovery flash the rom.

8. Wait till the rom is flashed/installed on your device. Once done, Wipe Data and Wipe cache from recovery menu.

9. Reboot your device from your recovery main menu.

So, that's all. You have now successfully flashed MIUI version 4 latest 2.2.17 update on your Samsung Galaxy Pop/Mini/Next GT-S5570 smartphone. You can take some time to look around for a while and explorer the new features of this amazing custom rom but be cautious not to press the power button or your device is likely to boot loop. And after you have done sufficient testing please take few minutes and share your views (excitement, joy, disappointment or whatever feeling that comes to you) with us at the comments below. If you want to switch back to your previous rom then you can do a data wipe in clockwork mod recovery and then do a complete restore of your nandroid backup.

Also, take few seconds to pay a visit to this development thread on xda-forums and say thanks or donate some few bucks to the developer  stelios97, since it wouldn't have been possible to get MIUI4 on galaxy pop/mini smartphone without his help.

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  1. the interface was good.............but it was very slow and always restarting

  2. hey harish just want to know that    did u installed this rom on ur galaxy mini if yes so tell me how is it working good bad or what

    help to decide me for choosing rom....

  3. I don't suggest you go with this at the moment. One bug it has is that you can't put your device to sleep mod. If you do so it will go into a boot loop and you will have to wipe data and cache to make it working. However, I found this can be solved by using no locker app or any other locker. But, there are few other minor problems too. I suggest you wait for an update. Until then you can try CM7 or emanon rom.

  4. where, bug in this costom rom sir?

  5. As soon as you press the lock buton the phone reboots and you can't go to homescreen. You will need to wipe data and cache or flash the rom again to boot successfully.

  6. ohh nothing bug in this costom rom?, work in firmware XXJVKT1 ?

  7. camera is not working

  8. it is telling cannot connect to camera....!!!!

  9. That's the bug alright. Camera doesn't work with CM9 and ICS based roms including this MIUI


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