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Video: MIUI ROM for Original DROID

I don’t really know where to start with this ROM, but it’s something that floated around Youtube for a few days and seems to have taken the ROM world by storm.  MIUI is a Chinese ROM that was initially revealed on the Nexus One and was then quickly ported by US developers to every other device on the planet.  It has a ton of features that would be nice to see on both stock Android and other custom ROMs even if it looks similar to the i*hone.

Almost every thing should work and if ROMs are super interesting to you, then I suggest that you check this out even for a few minutes.  It’s running Android 2.2 and a Chevy kernel so you can overclock it.

Video and instructions after the break.  Enjoy!  

Video Action:


1.  Download the MIUI ROM to your Droid:  Zen_MIUI-v2.zip
2.  Open ROM Manager and choose “Install ROM from SD Card.”
3.  Choose the Zen_MIUI-v2.zip file you just downloaded.
4.  When prompted, check BOTH boxes for making a backup and wiping data/cache.
5.  Your phone will reboot, make a backup, wipe and install the MIUI ROM.
6.  It should reboot if finished successfully.  Enjoy your random ROM!

If you run into a dialer force close issue, check out this fix.  Simply flash the file in Clockwork just as you did with the ROM.  No wipe necessary.

Source:  Zen-Droid

Cheers to everyone who sent this in!

  • Asc1693

    After I installed this on my Droid, I can not get the SPRecovery menu to come on while holding x while it powering on.. can anyone help me?

  • Mfsthelegend

    I’m having issues with my contacts syncing now that I’ve loaded this rom. Anyone else having this problem?

  • Mhowell4m

    Folders is a base Android feature!

  • droid x this please!!

  • blackhawk5177

    to much bs

  • Treychapel

    I am really new to this but was wondering if this Miui rom will work on my droid X???

  • Seaman

    I can not get any verzion apps on this rom , any fix? I really need verzion app to look AT what I have been useing

  • im loving it (with the phone FC bug fixed) took me 2 flash and wipes to get messaging to stop FCing randomly and not letting me see the app at all.. and no landscape mode….but other than that i have it looking pretty damn sexy. i lost quite a few contacts though because my backup program sucks and nandroid didnt catch the new entrys so im back to an old contact recovery…

  • why is this thing not working

  • Jhn12212

    Half of my apps are gone droid life and others apps wouldn't work can't import contacts btw do not back up this rom and restore it would malfunction

  • Dricks_818

    I've been trying too try this rom out for a good minute but doesn't wnt too download on my og droid it says download unsuccesful and ideas in wat I'm doing wrong???

  • Pacmannproductions

    did anyone else have a problem with the missed calls and all history comin up and how to get all my contacts back once i clear the cache in the applications menu?

  • Seaman

    I have been rockin this rom for a couple of days now and I thinks its pretty awsome. runs really smooth I like that its a big change , not the normal everyone is used to , so hopefully this sticks around for a while.

  • zenulator

    and to the people commenting on the “Chinese” issue. This rom is opensource like cyanogenmod. and if you don't like the iphonish crap don't use it or “gasp' install a different launcher.

  • zenulator

    sweet rom!!! XD

  • Dwinaz

    I thought I was up on tect stuff but I now know I am a big time noob. Can someone dumb down the instructions a little more for me? From a Droid out of the box.

  • Santishere

    My physical keyboard won't light up. 🙁
    how can I fix this?

    • neither does mine! looking for a fix..

  • Pacmannproductions

    only thing about this ROM is that i cant see my missed call history and when i go into the phone settings menu, most of it is in jap so idk lol

    • balthuszar

      missed called appear on the lock screen…if you have any at that time that is…

  • carmdac

    Cyanogen mod totally hacked this, I just installed it and it does not act as the video shows at all. Infact it acts more like the droid always had.

  • I like it but im going to take it off my phone and wait until it's completely in english…

  • Jsjx

    It says this content is not supported on my phone an I am Droid 1 running bugless beast???

  • Pacmannproductions

    why does it say instll the same thing twice or am i tripping. Read number 3 and 5. ur installing the zip then when it restarts, wipe and install again??? that makes no sense to me. Im running sapphire 1.1.0 n its sayin on the other pages to get this, install the rom but dont wipe n clear anything, just install the rom over and it works with the phone n such. Then i tried it with SPrecovery n it was aborted. What about installin with like this without the wipe? anyone???

  • I have loaded this on my phone and all im getting is android. It will not boot up… Now I have to figure out how to take this off… blown

    • Pacmannproductions

      how did u install this when u did. Thru ROM manager or thru the sprecovery?

  • Jjmk

    why does it use cynagenmod's boot image

    • hahahaha mine does that too. pretty crazy

  • any suggestions to fix the messaging Force Close issue?

    • i had that for a whole day! i had to re-flash the rom and now its fine. also install the smoked glass dialer, everything has been working pretty good.

  • in order to install this rom you have to download it using the QR code otherwise it doesn't install. On this page just click on where it says “Source: Zen-Droid” it will take you right to it

    • The_Other_Ray

      Qr code didn't work either

  • in order to install that zip on your motorola droid you need to install it from the QR code otherwise it doesnt install

  • Jorgeibarra1510

    IIt's good but the Verizon apps are lost can you tell me how put back PLEASE

  • Samuelgalindo88

    Did you have a problem with the contacts app?

    • Samuelgalindo88

      Did you have a problem with the contacts app? Bucknut?

  • Bucknut89

    OK so I tried something different. I installed MIUI as an update to Bugless Beast v0.5 and it is working perfectly. Installed BB with the v0.5 update patch and then renamed MIUI to update.zip. Installed and it works without the smoked glass patch. The only issue is the SD Card and Phone Storage under settings FCs.

  • 317droid

    Have to say been running this since yesterday, did a clean wipe, install, dialer fix, and its by far my new favorite rom. Love it.

  • Miguel Caballero

    my facebook won't sync with my contacts. Can someone help me?

  • Google

    i like the concept of this rom but personally i dont like it

    i used it for like 30 mins and it couldnt compare to UD8 in its current state
    i give this a try when all the bugs are worked out

  • ok so let's go over this. Speed of the rom is pretty smooth. every so often it freezes up a little bit. i obviously had to change my dialer. I noticed the keyboard on my droid doesn't light up. is it just me? i have to go and hit the brightness a couple times for it to come on but then it turns back off. also my led doesn't flash when i have an email or text message. and it's not handcent friendly because it will show a text message count on the lock screen unless you go inside of the stock mms app.

    • 317droid

      To get your led to flash for notifications go to settings, sound settings, trackball color, set to any other color than white which is checked automatically, has been working for me since last night

  • Works fine for me, i love this rom

  • put it on my phone a few hours ago..so far so good..i did like the dialer of the orginal rom theme but cuz of the force close i had to install the fix..works great though. love it

  • Tugdaturtle

    My Contacts keep FC on me is there any fix for this ??

  • Tsurtmih3

    Hey the dialer doesnt work so had to go back to by the old rom

  • Dchong

    I love this rom, for this i rooted my phone. I followed the exact step, but it will not install on my droid x. What did I do wrong?

    • Tofasttafuri

      this is for the original droid

      • Dchong

        Oh, I see, thanks! Is there a droid x version anywhere?

  • Excellentnuke

    I love this ROM. TBH, I like the whole i*hone look. You can always install LauncherPro or ADW and make a different theme. This is why Android is so fun. You can easily customize your phone to look the way you want.

  • Rob

    Nice ROM. Dialer probs. Tried the suggested fix and it will not download. Any suggestions before I uninstall? Like the ROM but need my dailer.

  • Bucknut89

    What is the Up Arrow icon? Everything is in Chinese on it. Scares the hell out of me. Will be going back to BBv0.5 soon.

  • Fireproof1905

    Hey does n e 1 know what the app is that's on the launcher that looks like froyo, it's the one on the left..normally where the phone would be.. I click it and it says that i don't have the app installed on my phone… other than that this is a sweet rom not having the force closes like everyone else, also would be nice if they had done a boot animation..

  • Armyof2

    I like it…but I thought I wouldn't miss the app drawer and I sorely do. I hate having icons that i never use on my homescreens

    • JL

      I used the folders like this: http://twitpic.com/2stogi

      which can act to clean up home screens. Still getting a lot of FC's though….wish someone would revamp it…love the interface.

  • Unknownz13

    I can't download it, it says is unsuccessful download and is not supported. Any help plz

  • JL

    Any one else getting “Google framework services” Foorce closes? any ideas?

    • Unreadhyperion

      Go to Settings > Accounts and Syncs > Turn off Auto-Sync if it is on, which it probably is.. then go into your account.. For example: Gmail > and manually sync each options.. such as Contacts, Gmail, Calendar, find out which is causing the issue. Once you get the one causing the error, go to Settings > Applications > Manage Applications > All. Look for the process and clear cache/data (depending). Sync again, error should go away.

      • verds

        Good call. I was having Market issues and Contact sync was causing the framework services FC. Cleared the Contacts Storage and it fixed both issues.

  • The code name for this ROM was actually 'FUSteveJobs'

  • Drdick87

    you can make as many homescreens as you want with this rom. i have like 20 and its still letting me add more. stock android does folders too btw 🙂