MIUI is one of the most popular Android open-source distributions joining the ranks of the CyanogenMod. MIUI is known for the clear similarities to the Apple iOS in some visual look&feel. By itself its also a slim OS and performs really good on most Android devices. It also includes customized apps for the Music, Camera and Gallery apps etc. There are a lot of themes available for the MIUI as well. These days with the growing popularity its available on almost all well-known Android devices. With the release of the Ice Cream Sandwich AOSP now developers are in the process of developing new MIUI versions for many Android devices based on ICS AOSP. And now the good news is MIUI based on Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0 is under active development for the recently released Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Developers have released an alpha build of the ICS based MIUI for the Galaxy Nexus both for the GSM and LET versions of the device. Despite the alpha status many of the features are working. But still don’t flash it on your primary device.
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- You need to have ClockworkMod (CWM) recovery installed on your device. Actually its not difficult to do so. Just follow this excellent guide that published some time ago to flash the CWM on your Android device.
Step 2. Power-off your device and boot in to CWM (press and hold Volume Down + Power buttons).
Step 3. This is an optional step but preferred to take a Nandroid backup. This will be useful in case you want to restore your device to old state in case something goes wrong.
Step 4. From the main menu in CWM wipe data/factory reset, wipe Dalvik cache.
Step 5. Now flash the MIUI to your Samsung Galaxy Nexus device by selecting install zip from sdcard > choose zip from sdcard that you downloaded in Step 1.
Step 6. Finally reboot the device.
Step 7. If everything goes well, your device should boot with MIUI ICS Android 4.0.3 installed!
For more discussions, updates and details head-over to the official thread at the XDA forums.
In the mean time, have a look at our recent articles: Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) Review of Best New Features and as well as: Some Impressive Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) Features That You Don’t Know! to get hang of what the recent ICS craze is all about!
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