Galaxy S MIUI ROM Installation Guide

Installing MIUI was one of the most painful jobs ever, earlier. But thankfully, the punishment is over and now one can install it pretty easily.

THIS POST IS BEING UPDATED TO GET YOU THE LATEST AND EASIEST METHOD TO INSTALL THE MIUI ROM ON GALAXY S i9000. So, follow this new method only and forget everything else that was mentioned here earlier here (which is still lying below).

[error]This guide is applicable only for Samsung’s Galaxy S international version (GT-i9000). Check your phone’s version in Settings – About Phone. It has to be “GT-i9000” for this ROM to be compatible with your phone. If it’s not GT-i9000, simply don’t try this ROM on your android handset — don’t even think about it if you care about your android device.[/error]

Warning: Warranty may be void of your device if you follow the procedures given on this page. You only are responsible for your device. We wont be liable if any damage occurs to your device and/or its components.

Btw, whether your Galaxy S i9000 is running Android 2.1, 2.2 or 2.3 (any firmware), you can use this guide to install MIUI ROM. What you need is a Galaxy S i9000 device — not any other Galaxy S variant: Vibrant, Fascinate, Epic, etc.

How to Install MIUI on Galaxy S i9000

  1. Download and Install XXJVS Android 2.3.5 firmware.
  2. Root XXJVS. This will also install ClockWorkMod recovery, which is needed to flash MIUI ROM.
  3. Download MIUI ROM from → here. This is MIUI’s own download page where download links for all phones can be found. Scroll down on the page, look for ‘I9000’ and click the download button next to it.
  4. Transfer the MIUI ROM to phone’s sd card.
  5. Go to recovery mode. For this, simply open the CWM app (you get it after step 2) and tap on ClockWorkMod to reboot phone into recovery mode. [Other way to reboot in recovery is to switch off phone and then press and hold 3 buttons together: VolumeUP+Home+Power till the Galaxy S logo shows up on screen]
  6. In recovery, select “install zip from sd card”. Then select “choose zip from sd card”. Now, browse through sd card and select the file MIUI ROM you downloaded in step 3 and transferred in step 4 above.
  7. This will flash the required files on your phone and will reboot your phone into recovery again. This is a slightly different recovery now.
  8. Again, select “install zip from sd card”. Them select “choose zip from sd card”. Now, browse through sd card and select the file MIUI ROM you downloaded in step 3 and transferred in step 4 above.
  9. This time, the MIUI ROM will be flashed actually and after it’s installed, your phone will reboot with MIUI running coolly.
  10. Check that awesome themes app which has tons of cool themes waiting for you. Enjoy!
  11. [Optional] Share this guide with others!
  12. And it’s pretty easy now, right? Thanks to MIUI team.

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OLD VERSION BELOW — NOT USEFUL ANYMORE

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EARLIER VERSION OF THIS POST IS BELOW. IT IS NOT USEFUL ANYMORE, ALTHOUGH IT DID US GREAT SERVICE BACK THEN 🙂

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MIUI — the famous ROM that brings the best of two worlds of Android and iOS — is now available for Samsung Galaxy S (i9000) too. The ROM just got its release candidate out — MCGvX to be exact — which means it’s out of beta now and that the full and final release is ‘coming soon’. There are still some bugs here or there (which, frankly, and surprisingly, didn’t bother me one bit) and I can say, it’s definitely lot better (read: stable) now with almost everything fully working. The working of the ROM apart, it would be cruel if we don’t thank the team who has worked restlessly for months to make this Happen — MAMBO04, Kenia and jblanc, THANK YOU!!!

About the MIUI ROM:

  • Latest Version — MCGvX [Updated]
  • Android 2.3.3 (latest android OS version for phones)
  • Based on Official MIUI ROM
  • New Official Home Page
  • MIUI on Twitter – @MIUI9000
  • XDA Thread
  • Stuff working
    • Phone
    • 2G/3G
    • Internal SD Card
    • Home button
    • Volume keys
    • Touchkeys
    • WiFi
    • Sound
    • Theme Manager
    • Camera (still choppy)
    • File Manager
    • EXT SD! BIG thanks to Zygame!
  • Stuff not working (Work-In-Progress)
    • SOME bugs from CM7 (INCLUDING: Battery drain, Camera, TV OUT.)
    • Market crashes when rating an app.

MIUI Desktop 2 MIUI Call Log MIUI Desktop

[info]Important: This guide is applicable only for Samsung’s Galaxy S international version (i9000). If yours is Vibrant/Captivate/Fascinate/Epic 4G/i9000M/i9000B/i9003 or any other Galaxy S variant, then this ROM — and the Guide — is not for you, and that’s for definite.[/info]

Warning: Warranty may be void of your device if you follow the procedures given on this page. You only are responsible for your device. We wont be liable if any damage occurs to your device and/or its components.

MAKE SURE YOU CAN ENTER INTO DOWNLOAD MODE (given in Step 3.2 below) before trying this guide, or in fact, any stuff on your phone.

It’s very important and very much required that you Galaxy S is running on Froyo before you begin to install the MIUI ROM. Here are the different scenarios with what you should do in each case.

Case I — Galaxy S with Android 2.1 (Éclair)

I would recommend installing the EZRom — which will install the Android 2.2.1 (Froyo) on your phone and you’ll be alright for installing the MIUI ROM then. Get the EZRom’s installation guide with video over here.

Case II — Galaxy S with Android 2.2/2.2.1 (Froyo)

You’re pretty good to begin the installation procedure. Check the pre-installations requirements below, though.

Case III — Galaxy S with Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)

You should get back to Froyo. Use the EZRom (‘How To Install’ here).

Pre-Installation requirements:

  1. Once again, make sure you’re on Froyo.
  2. Disable the lagfix, if any. Go to recovery and select the lagfix option therein and select disable. Check this article for more info.
  3. Remove the external SD Card from your phone and don’t put it back until the whole process is complete. (So that you don’t get confused between the two sd cards.)

[info]The video below shows installation of RC1 but the procedures are same (ditto!) for all future realeses (MCGvX) . Thus, the Video will be totally useful for all.[/info]

ROM Installation Video.

Watch the video in FULL before beginning to install MIUI ROM. So that you’re more comfortable and aware while installing the ROM.

You know, this guide is very hack-ish and it actually frightened me a couple of times. BUT, I can say it was totally worth. The ROM is just amazing — you’ll understand it only when you actually use it.

Okay, enough! Here are the Installation instructions.

Installation Steps (this will install MIUI MCGvX version on your Galaxy S i9000):

  1. Download the required stuff:
    1. galaxys-efsbackup.zip – Direct download link.
    2. MCGvX.X.X – Direct download link[Updated]
    3. cm7-galaxys-initial-kernel.tar – Direct download link.
    4. speedmod-kernel-k13c-500hz.tar – Direct download link.
    5. Odin3 v1.7.exe – Direct download link.
  2. Transfer the first two files above, “galaxys-efsbackup.zip” and “MCGvX.X.X” to your phone’s internal SD Card’s root folder. That is, don’t put the above two files in any sub-folder on your SD Card.
  3. Flash the SpeedMod Kernel:
    1. Unplug the phone if it’s connected to PC. Switch it Off. Wait for it to vibrate a little to confirm complete switch Off.
    2. Get your Galaxy S in Download Mode — Press and hold these keys together: VolumeDOWN+Home+Power.
    3. Now, open Odin. Double click the file Odin3 v1.7.exe.
    4. Plug-in USB cable to connect your Galaxy S (which is in Download Mode) to PC. You should get the “Added! !”notification in the message box of Odin.
    5. In Odin, keep the “Re-Partition” button un-checked. Keep the “Auto reboot” and “F.Reset Time” buttons checked.
    6. Now, click the PDA tab and select the file — speedmod-kernel-k13c-500hz.tar (file at step 1.4 above). Hit Start to flash the speedmod kernel.
    7. After flashing is done, phone will reboot. Upon reboot, Power Off the phone (wait for vibration to confirm complete Switch Off).
    8. Close Odin.
  4. Installing galaxys-efsbackup.zip:
    1. Enter your phone in recovery mode. Press and hold these keys together: VolumeUP+Home+Power (release when Galaxy S logo appears).
    2. Select “install zip from sd card”.
    3. On next screen, select “choose zip from sd card”. Browse through SD Card and select the file “galaxys-efsbackup.zip”. Select “Yes – Install galaxys-efsbackup.zip”.
    4. After it’s installed, pull the battery out and then, plug it back in. Do Not restart phone, though!
  5. Flashing the CM7 kernel:
    1. Get the phone in Download Mode — Press and hold these keys together: VolumeDOWN+Home+Power.
    2. Open Odin. (Double click the file Odin3 v1.7.exe)
    3. Plug-in USB cable to connect your Galaxy S (which is in Download Mode) to PC. You should get the “Added! !”notification in the message box of Odin.
    4. In Odin, keep the “Re-Partition” button un-checked. this time — IMPORTANT! — keep the “Auto reboot” button UN-CHECKED too. While, keep only the “F.Reset Time” button checked.
    5. Now, click the PDA tab and select the file “cm7-galaxys-initial-kernel.tar” (at step 1.3 above). Hit Start to flash “cm7-galaxys-initial-kernel.tar”.
    6. After flashing is done, you’ll be still in download mode. Now don’t pull battery. Instead, go to Recovery mode from right there. Press and hold these keys together: VolumeUP+Home+Power (release when Galaxy S logo appears).
  6. Formatting System, Data and Cache.
    1. In recovery, go to “mounts and storage”. You need to Wipe Off System, Data and Cache.
    2. Wiping Off the System: Select “format /system”. Choose “Yes – Format” on the next screen.
    3. Wiping Off the Data: Select “format /data”. Choose “Yes – Format” on the next screen.
    4. Wiping Off the Cache: Select “format /cache”. Choose “Yes – Format” on the next screen.
    5. Select “Go back” at the bottom to return to recovery’s main menu.
  7. Flashing the MIUI ROM (Finally!):
    1. On the recovery’s main menu, select “install zip from sdcard”.
    2. On next screen, select “choose zip from sd card”. Browse through SD Card and select the file “MCGvX.X.X”.
    3. Select “Yes – Install MCGvX.X.X” on next screen. This will install the MIUI ROM.
    4. You’ll be back at recovery. Select “go back”. On the main menu, select “reboot system now” to restart phone. The MIUI ROM will be applied to your phone now.
    5. You’ll notice your screen go mad, literally. In the installation video (above), it’s happening at 10 mins 57 seconds, for some 22 seconds (till 11:19). That was frightening to me (as I mentioned earlier). But don’t panic, let the process continue and you’ll soon see the MIUI Logo. Everything’ is a lot cool from now on. Amazing stuff begins!
  8. You’ll soon see the boot up screen. Press the Android and go through the initial setup stuff.
  9. Let the phone remain idle for a few minutes since it’s the first boot.
  10. The led keys — back key and menu key — may not work right away. No worries though, just lock the screen (screen-off) and then unlock (screen-on) it, and the keys would work alright. A minor bug!
  11. Okay, the The MIUI ROM is there for you to play and explore its bits. Check out the notification bar which has gone completely incredible now. More in this — and even cooler features of MIUI — in the “MIUI Highlights” video (at the bottom of this article).
  12. Enjoy!
  13. I know you like this ROM. So, do consider donating to MIUI team for their super-galaxial work. To donate MAMBO04, send your PayPal donation at this address — dafoz_04@hotmail.co.uk. I can’t find the donation addresses of others, so will update when I get it.
  14. That’s it.

UPDATE (For MCGvX):

Upgrade to MCGvX using the recovery. Download the MIUI version MCGvX from here: “MCGvX.X.X – Direct Direct download link”. For that, transfer the file — MCGvX.X.X – to your phone’s sdcard and then power off. Reboot into recovery – press and hold VolumeUP+Home+Power keys until Galaxy S logo appears. Select “Install zip from sdcard” and then select “choose zip from sdcard”. The, select the file MCGvX.X.X and choose Yes on next screen. MCGvX will be flashed.

Benchmark Scores — for whatever they’re worth! Frankly, I don’t have too much faith in these scores.

Linpack MIUI Quadrant MIUI Smartbench 2010

MIUI ROM Highlights Video: [Not useful anymore, so deleted]

 

So, do let us know your view about the ROM in the comments below.

271 Comment

  1. Sven says: Reply

    Can i root it the same way like i did with the XXJVK 2.3.3 Rom ?

    1. Kapil says: Reply

      Buddy MIUI ROM is already rooted. You don’t need to do any other stuff over it.

      1. salmannizam says: Reply

        HI Kapil just to check with u , the ROM is understood in its inaugural stage and consecutively been updated weekly however there are some basic apps such as bluetooth application where I am unable to use it & often ‘Force Close’ the application . So is it due to the CM7 bugs infested & instability had made the ROM apps such as unavailability of the ‘High Speed Data Download & Bluetooth application’. Perhaps with your knowledge with this ROM any comments abt resolving it..? Thanks

  2. Sven says: Reply

    Okay, thanks :).

  3. Sven says: Reply

    Is this ROM multilanguage or just english?

    1. Kapil says: Reply

      It’s English only right now 🙁

  4. Sven says: Reply

    Oh okay :/ , they will add more languages, wont they? Please say yes :D.

    1. Kapil says: Reply

      Can’t say for sure but I think they will add more languages…. it takes a lot of effort, so you can be only hopeful that they do.

  5. MAMBO04 says: Reply

    Brilliant guide! Added to OP, thanks mate 🙂

  6. g00ndu says: Reply

    Hi, thanks for the guide. Very informative. However, I would like to point out that for CASE III, Galaxy with Android 2.3, it is not advisable to go to Darkyy’s Resurrection Rom, as this Rom do not have the necessary 2.2 bootloaders. I know it sound strange that a 2.3 GB requires a 2.2 bootloader, but the cm7 kernel is based on the 2.2 kernel. If the people proceed with flashing Resurrection Rom, the end result will be that the Cyanogenmod screen will be corrupted. You will encounter screen tearing during the bootup. I know this because I was on a 2.3 kernel and flashed MIUI. I got the screen tearing issue. So, I did go back to a 2.2 froyo rom (inclusive of the bootloaders) and did the whole thing again. This time everything was perfect.

    For the roms with 2.2 bootloaders, xda member had provided the xxjp1 in his website (thanks galnet). Another one would be the EZRom by nitr8, which can be found in the xda forum as well.

    Hope you can amend the instructions to include the above. 🙂

    1. Kapil says: Reply

      Hello G00ndo, thank you very much for pointing it out. Though I completely believe you (I’ve seen you quite lot of times on XDA), I had tried the MIUI ROM coming from Darkyy resurrection only and I didn’t get any issues except the screen disruption during MIUI RC1 installation (it’s at 10:57 in the video) which I think isn’t caused by lack of bootloaders therein. Maybe I’m wrong, but, I’m feeling lucky too. Anyways, I’m gonna edit the post (for sure!) and direct the users to EZRom. I already have the EZRom installation video ready, so would make an ‘how-to’ article of EZRom.

      I think it will help all the users who wanna try the MIUI or any other Gingerbread ROMs (JV1/JVK) and then revert back to Froyo. Thanks, again.

  7. Disappointing.
    1. didnt recognize my sim card nor my network (TIM Brazil)
    2. opening new menus is fast, the video shows that, but sliding things up and down is really slow… awkwardly slow, as if we had a newbie menu running on jquery mobile on a 300mhz pc
    3. camera is all messed up (weird lines, kinda like an old qvga cellphone camera)
    4. random resets
    5. no swype
    6. everything is TOO MUCH iphone-wannabe.
    for the record, everything described here used to work flawlessly with my european galaxy s running 2.2 froyo.
    This 2.3 mod has some nice stuff (ie: the nice effects in home screen as seen on the video), but really messes up important stuff!
    I’m going back to froyo, researching how to do it right now…

    1. Kapil says: Reply

      MIUI is best known for its iphone-ish UI but it’s fast too. I think it’s greater than any custom ROM I’ve tried.

      Anyways, you can go back to Froyo using the EZRom mentioned in the article above for those coming from android 2.1/2.3. Follow that link for more info. Plus there is darkys resurrection ROM too which one can apply using Odin, like EZRom. We’ve covered both of them with video, I think that will help you out in reverting back to android 2.2!

      1. Exactly my problem, I was going to downgrade…but them I gave xxjkv 2.3.3 a try and I’m extremely satisfied! I REALLY recommend it! Its pure gingerbread samsung sweetness with swype and everything! Btw I’m replying from it right now, lol!

    2. Disappointing!!!

      RC3 version did not recognise my Sim card. (india – Vodafone).
      Reverting to Froyo.. What a waste of time!!

      Shan

      1. oops! my reply to kapil was actually to you 😛 give Xxjkv a try!!! Directly install it, no need to downgrade.

        1. Yeah.. installed it and it works like a charm.. Thank you!

  8. Zed Ibrhm says: Reply

    It is normal every time if rebooted,it will go back to factory setting?…and i realized i cannot make multiple selection if i wish to delete contact…how come?

  9. Shivam says: Reply

    ROM updated with the latest version, MIUI9000_RC3B

  10. Brendan says: Reply

    Do I need to un-root my phone before starting installaion of this upgrade?

  11. Affan (MAMBO04) says: Reply

    @Roberto, Shanmugan:

    Firstly you cannot expect this ROM to be perfect out of the box. It is only at RC status and not a Final ROM. Let me outline the issues you stated:

    1. didnt recognize my sim card nor my network (TIM Brazil) <– This is an EFS issue, and it's fixed in RC3b-c.
    2. opening new menus is fast, the video shows that, but sliding things up and down is really slow… awkwardly slow, as if we had a newbie menu running on jquery mobile on a 300mhz pc <– this is where you need to do something on your part, by flashing a new Kernel as it's not the most recent or updated one. Go to XDA and check it out, lag is not present in the new releases. You can overclock/volt the processor to improve battery life and speed.
    3. camera is all messed up (weird lines, kinda like an old qvga cellphone camera) <– this has been stated in the original thread, as MIUI is created using CM7 sources the Camera has been created using source code from scratch, hence no Samsung drivers, hence the quality. MIUI is working on their own 720p camera app which we should have by next week, and hopefully those issues should be fixed or improved upon. You can't compare this to a Froyo ROM as it's Samsung's ROM and they have utmost materials and support to create drivers, and they don't release enough source code.
    4. random resets <– No random resets in any of the releases, are you sure about that? If so, how come you're getting them?
    5. no swype <– Swype can be installed via their own installation app.
    6. everything is TOO MUCH iphone-wannabe. <– This is the whole point, it's not supposed to be stock Android, that's why it's so popular. iOS has a very good feeling to it and this tries to recreate that feeling but in Android, you still get all the Android benefits but a slick UI and very good ROM functions.
    for the record, everything described here used to work flawlessly with my european galaxy s running 2.2 froyo. <– Again, you can't compare this to a ROM which has been developed for a long time now and most bugs ironed out, plus it's on a whole different level to Froyo ROMs.
    This 2.3 mod has some nice stuff (ie: the nice effects in home screen as seen on the video), but really messes up important stuff!

    So i hope that cleared things up for you, check out the main page of our ROM: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=992251 and there is a lot of useful help, info and advice. RC4 will be up soon and it'll be much better.

  12. Vibranze says: Reply

    Hi, after I flashed RC3B, I got no signal at all, tried to search for Network but failed.

    Is this a known issue with RC3B? I’m downloading RC3C now, hopefully it solves my issue else I have to fall back to Ultimate 8.2.

    Kudos to the developers.

    Cheers.

  13. Affan (MAMBO04) says: Reply

    If you get no signal, then flash Froyo again to restore IMEI number and then install MIUI from there.

  14. Daxxad says: Reply

    Hi! Great work!

    Maybe its an idea to make a guide about how you revert to a (custom) froyo rom from MIUI or CM7. This will make it easier for new people to try MIUI out, since they see they can go back to what they had before (their favourite custom froyo/gb rom)

    Daxxad

  15. Darthvalker says: Reply

    i have issue after finish install the miui rom, it hang at the reboot screen with samsung galaxy.

    i taket the step going to CASE 3 install EZ rom > then miui

    anyone help me to overcome this plsss >”<

    1. Kapil says: Reply

      Um, double check what you are doing with the installation video we’ve provided. If you still get error, write back here.
      Sry for delayed reply!

  16. Cata says: Reply

    I have a problem after I installed the rom and selec reboot system,he doesn’t boot and he comes back to the recovery menu,where he says me
    e:no misc partition.
    what I do now?
    plz help me.

    1. Yang says: Reply

      I ve exactly same problem. I followed every of your step and all files downloaded from here. However the last step when i reboot it keep coming back to recovery mode screen. it wont go to the part which your screen blinking with color and go mad. Any help on this please ?

      1. Seb says: Reply

        Same problem here… did you find a solution?

  17. Sameer says: Reply

    First of – thanks for the awesome guide! It was a breeze to install MIUI on my SGS after reading it.

    Have any of you flashed a different Kernel onto your device after installing MIUI? If so, which one do you recommend? MIUI is working just fine, but there’s a slight jitter on scrolling up and down (as mentioned in another comment above).

    1. Kapil says: Reply

      I haven’t flashed a different kernel after installing MIUI, so can’t say much about it. No recommendations, either 🙁

  18. St. says: Reply

    Finally jumping from Good Old Froyo (currently on the awesome simply galaxy) to either CM7 or MIUI. Any recommendations? Which one do you guys prefer?

  19. blast says: Reply

    Settings -RC5 crashing

    1. blast says: Reply

      Oh- My mistake. Crashing of settings happens because of the iphone theme I installed. 🙂 Rc5 is very stable and beatiful.

      Worth the upgrade !!!!

  20. blast says: Reply

    hey can someone help me? just installed this RC5, Autorotate not functioning..

    1. Kapil says: Reply

      To fix the Auto-Rotation issue, use this CM7 kernel — flash it using Odin. Keep Re-Partition unchecked while Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time checked. I haven’t tried it but this is based on Affan’s recommendation — who, in case you didn’t know, mastered the MIUI on Galaxy S for us, with other members of his team.

      And let us know whether it’s fixed or not. 🙂

      1. blast says: Reply

        Hi Kapil,

        That one worked, before seeing your reply, I made a research installed the cm7 platypus but there are bugs on that. Just to correct odin didn’t recognized the file so I saved it on the sd card and install thru recovery mode 🙂

  21. Affan says: Reply

    You need a new Kernel, go to XDA Galaxy S Development and download a custom CM7 Kernel by Zach or Bilboa. Kapil you may want to list it on here.

    1. Kapil says: Reply

      Will check that and update — thnx!

  22. mitico says: Reply

    e qual e il migliore che si puo scaricare abbastanza stabile grazie

    1. Kapil says: Reply

      English plz!

  23. salmannizam says: Reply

    HI there guys, well its seem I am seeing the same problem as u guys most of them do..The ROM is pretty cool and interesting but I regret to say that i a, unable to continue with the ROM as it doesn’t detect the networks neither manually or automatically…such a waste..really felt a pity went that much to exploit the phone but can’t get enough to play through it…hope the community could fix this ‘network’ bugs…

    Kudos to the development community..Gd Job

  24. salmannizam says: Reply

    HI there again, I manage to resolve the problem as with regards to the ‘Network’ or SIM card problem experienced upon installation. All I have to do is reset the ROM to ‘Foryo’ Android 2.2 (XXJPA) extension and thereafter loading it and did manaual configuration in the network setting and lastly saving the ‘Access Point’ prior to switching off the phone. Everything went smooth as per instruction but however the’Market’ is the only one which is yet to be resolve as whenever I use my ‘network’ to open Market to download Apps I am unable but if I use a Wi-Fi I am able to download the Apps from Market. Ironically I can download songs from the web directly using my ‘network’ . Thus my derivation to the problems is the Market where the bugs need to be fixed…

    – Thanks to the community guys!!

  25. Sempot says: Reply

    can i flash from ezbase with its kernel(SOK) ?
    without flashing Speedmod kernel and just go to MIUI?

    1. Kapil says: Reply

      Noooooo….. Please go step by step, okay!

      1. Sempot says: Reply

        I’ve done it.. its fine..

  26. i flashed it 3 times already but my IMEI is still missing/incorrect…
    what am i doing wrong ?

    1. Sempot says: Reply

      try to use root explorer and mount to RW and deelete efs folder

      1. what does mount to RW mean? and if after i delete the efs folder, continue flashing miui like normal ? or any additional steps?

    2. Kapil says: Reply

      Lemem see if I can help you. Try the XDA thread of the MIUI too — seek some help there.

      1. thanks, i tried to post in the forum thread but i do not have the permissions to make a reply…

        1. Kapil says: Reply

          You have to be registered there. So, first register at XDA, and then login using your ID n Password. Then you’ll be able to post a reply — mention proper details there, I hope you get the solution!

          1. pandaabc says:

            I did register, but it seems that xda doesnt like new users posting in their forum – (Sorry, users below 50 posts cannot post in this forum)

            I solved the problem, the 5th time that I reflashed, I redownloaded the efs backup file.. maybe it was corrupted? but now theres no problem =)

            Thanks for the help!

  27. Karthik says: Reply

    Hey, When it says that the camera doesn’t work. Is it like the camera is completely disabled?(Don’t mind if I sound retarded) Or is there any hope of taking snaps using my i9000. Thx in advance

  28. Karthik says: Reply

    Ok, I installed it exactly as you mentioned in the Video above and have a major problem. My network is not getting recognized. It always says no service. can you please help out with this problem ASAP. PLEASE!

    1. Kapil says: Reply

      I will try to find a solution…. It’ll take some timer, though. Maybe, a day.

      1. Karthik says: Reply

        Hey, Any luck with the above mentioned problem? I’m really eager to use this ROM. The UI jus blows my mind. Kudos to the developers for the great job. Please let me know when it’s fixed. Thx in advance 🙂

    2. Chandramohan says: Reply

      Hi, Kapil, i also have the same problem, my network is not getting recognized, i revert back to EZbase 2.2 and again MIUI , again same problemthe problem is E,

      i found at XDA that efs backup is the problem, they suggested to go 2.2 and install again, but no use,

      @af18100d9b3acd30f91b77b6480808e7:disqus

      Pls help us to find the solution

  29. Karthik says: Reply

    So do I revert back to my Stock ROM until then? And if yes, Can you please tell me HOW to do it?

    Thx in advance.

    1. Kapil says: Reply

      If you want Android 2.2, use EZRom, else, install the latest released Android 2.3 ROM — XWJVB, it’s awesome. Seach our website to get the links.

  30. Brendan says: Reply

    I have just flashed RC5 to my Galaxy S but the 3G data is not working, it finds my network and I can make calls but not download data. Does anybody know how to solve this problem?

    1. salmannizam says: Reply

      Hi Brendan I’m too facing the same problem, despite the 3G network available however it did detect the High Speed Data Transfer ‘H’ which would blink whenever there is a download thus its difficult to make any download unless if you are using ‘Wi-Fi’ which is the alternate source of downloading stuff right now till further upgrades and bugs repair of the ROM available every Friday..so just look for it as I am looking forward for a solution from the community..

  31. skyfolly says: Reply

    nice job guys! thanks a lot, been using miui for a while on my htc evo 4g(some small bugs still, yet ok with it), installed it on galaxy s for the first time, not bad so far, the original rom crashed on me a lot, hope miui would improve it. thanks guys, great job!

  32. blast says: Reply

    Hi Kapil,

    Got another question regarding Miui, been using it for a while now.
    When I add new contact, it is not saved. When I try to search it no result.

  33. KapilFTW says: Reply

    Really AWESOME tutorial, thanks for the hard job !

  34. Thomas says: Reply

    Hey!

    Great guide, works great.

    However, i saw that there is RC6 out now. How do I upgrade from to the new version??

  35. Karthik says: Reply

    Hey, the XDA forums says to use the Antilon kernel. How do i flash that kernel? Can you please make a tutorial. I’d be more than grateful. I’m new to all this, so please help out. Thx in advance 🙂

    1. Kapil says: Reply

      If you’re installing the ROM for the first time, install it as per the steps (follow full guide) given above.
      Or, if you’ve already installed any of the previous versions of MIUI, just flash the RC6b (“MIUI9000_RC6b_1.4.22_MB.zip”) by installing it using recovery mode (as said in step 7 above).

      For those who are too much concerned with Antilon Kernel, it’s included in RC6b, so no need to find and flash it separately. Easy!

  36. Karthik says: Reply

    1 more thing. The RC5b installation on my i9000 went smooth. Great job i must say, but when i restarted my phone, All my saved data was gone. My contacts, settings, and I had customized the launcher, but all gone. Am i the only one to face this, or is there a prior occurance of this? Please let me know if there is a fix for this. Love the ROM so far 😀

  37. Skedone says: Reply

    when i go to mounts and storage to format the phone mate all i get is a hat with a arrow under it mate, any ideas why and how to fix

    1. Skedone says: Reply

      ignore me im a twat i thought i was on desire not galaxy, lol guess what i was doing wrong

      1. Shivam says: Reply

        lol so you figured it out that you’ve to press the “Power” button for selecting options in recovery

        1. Skedone says: Reply

          hangs head in shame yeah mate thats what happens when you used to doing htc hero/desires all the time lol

  38. thw says: Reply

    bricked my sgs at point 3.5. flashing the speedmodkernel 🙁

    damn shit…

  39. Jhepunk0116 says: Reply

    Im on a custom ROM, Darky’s…so does it mean that before I can flash this ROM, I have to be on a stock Gingerbread 2.3.3?

    1. Kapil says: Reply

      No need to go to Android 2.3, just disable the lagfix first if it’s ON. Go
      to recovery to disable it, or just to confirm whether it’s ON or OFF. Okay!

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  40. Chandramohan says: Reply

    finally i am MIUI, thanks you very much dear

  41. Thejovig says: Reply

    The flashing went fine and the phone is working. If someone calls me and i answer it, all the caller will hear is a loud howling first and lot of echo. Every time someone calls me, i have to call them back….. Any fix for this?

  42. Karthik says: Reply

    @itskapil:disqus I have a small problem with RC8c. After installing it, everything went fine. Great infact. The only problem is, when i get an incoming call, The calling party is unable to hear my voice. But when i call, it is fine. Can you please see if there is a fix? Thx in advance

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    @b3f9c936f29b6cb04074e6d20914e79d:disqus @c887eec42f4a4369133a241f1025fce4:disqus @ShivamMalani:disqus The post has been updated with the new and latest version of MIUI — MGv1. Try it out. I believe it will solve your prob.

    1. Chandramohan says: Reply

      I didnt get network signal, then i revert back EZbase, and as per procedure again, Already booted 4 times with the above procedure, still no network signal, downloaded efs backup from 2 different sources, what i am missing?

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        Is this after you have upgraded with the latest version of MIUI, MGv1?

        1. Chandramohan says: Reply

          yes, i used MGv1 all the 4 times

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  44. suvi says: Reply

    @itskapil:disqus i am not gettin any signal

  45. Kapil says: Reply

    @522375ed506a2c6a57d0509bbd7f0bc4:disqus @a09d1f4c801d13a98a0de312190a625f:disqus Lemme look into this. I hope the developer has already found a solution for this. BTW, make sure you’ve selected “GSM Only” over here: Settings – Wireless and network – Mobile networks – Network Mode.

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      @itskapil:disqus Since you say select GSM only, does that mean We wont be able to access 3G speeds?

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        Try the latest version MGv2, and then select “auto mode” in that. I hope
        that works out great.

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    Here’s what’s new in this build:
    – 720p (no spelling mistake) Now Working- Sensor Fixes- Front Facing Camera G-Talk Fix (Thanks CM7 Team) & Currydude- Gallery 3D Re-Added- EFS Restore Re-Added- Youtube Application Included- Other small features for further development.

    1. Karthik says: Reply

      Hey @itskapil:disqus , The problem i was facing was only partly fixed. On incoming calls, , The callers can hear my voice only 1 out of 3 times. That is slightly disturbing. Does the MGv3 Have a fix for this? Please help out as the XDA page has not given any changelogs on the MGv3. Would really appreciate the help. Thx

      1. Shivam says: Reply

        Um, you can try MGv3. I am no longer using MIUI, so, can’t test and tell
        anything. I think v3 would solve that.

  47. suvi says: Reply

    @itskapil:disqus thanks a lot for the update 🙂 just installed it… no network issues… will tell u if der r any further problems.. thanks again 😀

  48. suvi says: Reply

    @itskapil:disqus is der a way to download samsung apps?

    1. Kapil says: Reply

      Hey, you just migrated to MIUI and are already missing those Samsung Apps — sounds strange, and funny. BTW, I don’t think there is a good way to get the Samsung Apps application back but you can try nitrality’s app, link here:
      http://www.theandroidsoul.com/nitrality-android-app-for-galaxy-s-launched-in-android-market/
      Just know that I’m not sure whether it would work out or not since MIUI is a separate thing and I haven’t tried anything like this on MIUI before. It could mess things up or maybe, would work out smoothly, I don’t know.

      BTW, now that you are on MIUI try out the its theme engine, the best theme app out there and explore the great themes all available for free. I think you are gonna love that.

      I hope the nitrality app does the job for you.

    2. Kapil says: Reply

      Oh, just Googled for it and found the apk to install Samsung Apps app. here is the download link —
      http://www.4shared.com/file/hH15XXxx/z-SamsungApps.html
      . Good luck!

      1. suvi says: Reply

           Thanks tried installing it but it says “Application not installed”… same prob for stock apps such as video player etc 🙁

  49. Chandramohan says: Reply

    Hi, Already MG v3 could installed without signal issues, still have bugs atleast for me,

    1) When applying a new theme, totally struck, need to remove the battery,

    2) From today morning 2 times crashed,

    3) Calls no problem,

    4) When i am installing apps its telling no memory, even i have 4 gb of internal memory free

    5) Cant download anything from market

    6
    ) After every restart the language is changing to chinese automatically

  50. Riverholder says: Reply

    For now it’s working great! And I love it already, but what’s that Dewonkificator in the notofication bar and why can’t I make it disappear?? :S

  51. Im on step# 6 System, Data and Cache: When I select on “mounts and storage ” nothing happens.. I’m I bricked? Please help..

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      Make sure you are pressing right button — which is, power button — to
      select an option. Using the Home key won’t work.
      And, btw, your phone is not bricked if download mode reachable. No matter
      what you’ve done or what has happened to your device, it’s okay if you can
      go to download mode because using it with Odin, you can install
      the Samsung’s ROM anytime.

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  53. jeffrey says: Reply

    can mount the external sd card??? comfirm???

    1. Androidemalaga says: Reply

      I can not mount the external SD card…  

      1. I can’t mount external SD card too… Nonetheless a brilliant release!

      2. jeffrey says: Reply

        yaya… me 2 

  54. piXel_neRd says: Reply

     I’m experiencing some insane battery drain / I lose 50% + battery overnight / Ive been using JuiceDefender, turning off data and wifi / still the battery goes down real fast / I know it’s a CM7 bug, is there a fix for this ? 

  55. Anon says: Reply

    Please make sure to include that the phone not only must first be on froyo, it must also be on a froyo BOOTLOADER. Gingerbread bootloader also supports froyo, hence causing confusion among people who think they are on Full froyo, but actually have a ginger bootloader.

    Without this pre requisite, it will cause the problem of not able to read the external SD card and also the crazy boot up screen.

    1. Chandramohan says: Reply

      I am on which bootloader? how to find it

      1. Kapil says: Reply

        You have the bootloader of Android2.3 if you flashed any of the recently
        leaked official Android 2.3 ROM recently, otherwise Android 2.2 bootloaders
        are what you have. If you’re not sure of anything, just flash the EZRom
        given above before flashing MIUI. Okay?

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    2. jeffrey says: Reply

       Anon… thx for ur advice..!!! its help…!!! my external sd can detect already….

  56. Crabbygabby75 says: Reply

     I bit the bullet and decided to install MIUI on my Galaxy S  and I have to say that I’m gobsmacked! Impressed to bits, the way it feels, the way it looks….
    The team have done a great job and also you too for writing a step by step guide that even a noob like me could follow! My hat’s off to you guys!
    Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

  57. Nedd1524 says: Reply

     Great ROM. I’ve had Darky’s v10 Final, and Cyanogenmod 7 Nightly on my GT-I9000 in the last 2 weeks and this is the best for performance. I got a 1790 on quadrant with MIUI and only topped 1070 on Dark’s. Keep up the GREAT work…

  58. Zvone01 says: Reply

    I have just install MIUI on my SGS. This what have you done. Its pure miracle. I salute you. I will donate you. Samsung can just kiss your hands while asking you to work for them. And learn from you.

  59. Smithlorita says: Reply

    How can I reset my phone to orginal factory setting because it is locked
     

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      Go to recovery mode. Then, do a factory reset.

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  60. K3V5K1 says: Reply

     did all the steps.. everything keeps force closing.. and have re flashed it :S

    what do i do? lol

  61. K3V5K1 says: Reply

     did all the steps.. everything keeps force closing.. and have re flashed it :S

    what do i do? lol

    1. Shivam says: Reply

      Factory reset!

      1. K3V5K1 says: Reply

        thanks, although settings is something it fc on.. for some reason i notice that it seems to be all ok until i activate me gmail acc..? 

  62. Chandramohan says: Reply

    Dear Kapil,
    You may add this also in your guide,  at Step 6
    Formatting System, Data and Cache. 
    Pls add format datadata

  63. Adi-froumin says: Reply

     Has this ROM include hebrew support built in, or do I need addirional installation for hebrew?
    Thank you in advacne

  64. Kashif says: Reply

    Hiya!
    Am in CM7 (nightly 11) with Glitch v9b kernel.. Can u pls tell me the procedure to flash MIUI?? Can I just download and flash the ROM from CWM??

    Thanks for the wonderful guide! Had been reluctant to flash CM7 but did so after reading your instructions and now planning to flash this!

    Thanks again

    1. Salmannizam79 says: Reply

      GO to XDA Forum and click on the link ‘GalaxyS i19000 Development’ & thereafter click on the link ‘latest ROM…’ Once u done that the screen will show you various ROMS and just click on MIUI which is categorize first and once u click on it which will open the MIUI ROM concept page. Finally click on the link call ‘ Galnet’ which will open the recent updated ROM where You can get to read the tweaks abt individual ROMS upgrades. Infact now the latest one is already MCGv4 – 1.5.27 MIUI BUILD   (Andriod 2.3.4) http://www.miuiandroid.com/ 

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        Thanks for mentioning the updated version of MIUI. We’ll update the post
        soon.

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  65. Anonymous says: Reply

    thanks so much for the guide. this is a very pretty rom (:

  66. Ogzon says: Reply

    Thank you so very much for this tutorial..

  67. TheShizzlestick says: Reply

    Browser force closes all the time… even Maxthon !!! 

  68. jdharm says: Reply

    Awesome Rom but I just downloaded it using the http://miui.us release inside Rom Manager.

  69. Syd says: Reply

    I’ve got Samsung Galaxy S (i9000) [UK Tmobile] running Froyo 2.2, however while on step 5 Flashing the CM7 kernel, while using odin i get these error messages. Odin v.3 engine (ID:12).. File analysis.. SetupConnection.. Initialzation.. Get PIT for mapping.. Firmware update start.. zImage Complete(Write) operation failed. All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)Surely this is the correct ROM i’m trying to flash, i’m really not sure what’s gone wrong here?

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      Are you sure you have Galaxy S i9000 international version because T-Mobile
      sells Samsung Vibrant, which is another version and for which the above
      isn’t applicable at all.

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  70. Kapil says: Reply

    Cool!

  71. Omarmusa92 says: Reply

    Excellent guide ! Followed every step and everything went great ! 
    Thanks alot for putting up this awesome guide 🙂 !

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      Thanks!!!

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  72. jms says: Reply

    Hi Kapil, I tried flashing but I lost IMEI and was unable to connect to operator network(airtel). I am on 2.3.4.
    Can I safely got FROYO using EzRom and follow your guide?

    1. Kapil says: Reply

      Yes you can.

    2. Kapil says: Reply

      Yes you can.

    3. Kapil says: Reply

      If MIUI doesn’t work, you can first install EZRom for Froyo and then flash
      XXJVP Android 2.3.4 Rom.

    4. Manjoy89 says: Reply

      I too have airtel and unable to connect to the network and my imei number is also been changed….did u get any fix for the network to work???

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  73. Fazal Ur Rehman Shah says: Reply

    I have Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000 running Firmware 2.3.4 Build Gingerbread.XXJVP. I wanted to know how can I run MIUI.

  74. Manjoy89 says: Reply

    Hi kapil after flashing i too lost my imei number and could not able to connect to my network airtel…can u say any fix for the network to work with this MIUI rom for me???

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      Don’t have any idea right now but the EFS backup you did would.helpful here.
      So, plz hang in there till I try it myself. I am also on Aircel btw. Let me
      try this and I’ll let you guys know tomorrow if I find anything useful.

      1. Shivam says: Reply

        You mean you too are on airT*el.

        TYPO 😛

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          Oh yes…. Airtel is what I meant. Btw, even a that typo is a carrier we’ve
          here 🙂

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      2. Manjoy89 says: Reply

        Thanx mate…waitin for ur positive reply…

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  75. alneez says: Reply

    @2aa4afd7435c13a39ce07bbf8336410e:disqus do you think flashing a modem via odin be a solution

    1. Manjoy89 says: Reply

      I have not tried tat..if u find any positive feedback by flashing new modem then pls say me..

  76. Manjoy89 says: Reply

    Kindly may i know y do we flash efsbackup in this process???

    1. Kapil says: Reply

      EFS backup helps in recovering the phone’s IMEI no. if it gets lost due to
      some reason.

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  77. Manjoy89 says: Reply

    Have anyone found any solution for mobile network no service and imei problem???pls let me know how can i solve this and get network signal in miui rom for me..

  78. Manjoy89 says: Reply

    Hi kapil did u find any solution for network no signal problem..i hav been waiting for two days for ur reply..pls give me any fix for tat…

    1. Kapil says: Reply

      Hey I’ve tried the ROM and sadly, it doesn’t work with the Airtel sim even
      though it had no problems with Vodafone and Docomo sims. Tried different
      modem files too and hv already searched the Internet but no help. I don’t
      think we can get it working right now 🙁

      Maybe, time for you to make use of that MNP (Mobile Number Portability)
      facility, eh!

      1. Manjoy89 says: Reply

        Hi kapil thanx for ur efforts and reply…and may i know wat are the modem files u flashed to test the network connectivity???

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  79. Manjoy89 says: Reply

    Hi kapil thanx for ur efforts and reply…and may i know wat are the modem files u flashed to test the network connectivity???

  80. Manjoy89 says: Reply

    MIUI NO SERVICE problem solved…so try this and see the magic…i m a samsung galaxy s user and huge fun of miui rom !! But since v5 i have noticed an serious issue that sim card was not working after even clean ezbase froyo installation wipe data/system/cache  so …. after unsucsesfull 50 try (almost really  ) so finally i figure out how to fix it,i find a kind a helpfull to share my experience with miui rom  1- first things first higly recomended clean froyo firmware(or bootloader) so my choice was a ezbase froyo — link: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=9917922-phone must be rooted,here s the link that i m always check for rooting my galaxy s (if u flashed ezbase than your phone is already rooted so u can skip this step)3-after clean installation of froyo/ezbase than make sure that your simcard is working and imei is correct4-If everythings working as used to be than install app call ” boite a outlis SGS” from market (its a french app)5- open the app u installed from step 4 and allow for root access.even app is french luckly main tab bar is english so click on “efs” (3th from left) and than click on option 1 (sauvegarde EFS) this will backup your correct imei/efs to app s own folder on internal sd card.6-than just flash your miui rom as normal(but do not format to internal sd card)7-after u finish with clean and correct installation of miui rom than install same app from step 4!! and than click on “efs” tab and go with second option(restauration EFS)8-restart the phone and KABOOOM””””  there u go now u have a clean miui rom with correct imei and working sim card 

    1. Kapil says: Reply

      Okay…. Nice. I’ll try it, too. Thanks for sharing. Btw, there are better
      EFS backup and restore apps, like, nitrality, etc.

      Cool 🙂

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    3. Meet says: Reply

      Tnx man….it works….

    4. Kapil says: Reply

      @2aa4afd7435c13a39ce07bbf8336410e:disqus Hey man, how are you. your tip works great. one just needs to restore the EFS back to solve the no-signal problem on Galaxy S MIUI. BTW, I used the nitrality app and I would recommend the same to you too. It’s in English and works like a charm — very fast.

      THANKS for sharing this great tip with us!

      BTW, what’s up? you still on MIUI, or hv changed to any other ROM or phone?

    5. Debastiani89 says: Reply

      You saved my life ! Well, maybe not my “life”, but my phone, that’s for sure. I did the process with Nitrality (even if I’m French) and it worked like a charm.

    6. Mmyusuf90 says: Reply

      what did u mean by not formating internal sd card???

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  82. Kevksi says: Reply

    quick question, sgs running 2.3.3, will it still be possible to flash miui through the general method..? :S

    1. Kapil says: Reply

      You’ll need to flash Android 2.2 EZRom first as given above for the Android
      2.3 case. Everything you need to know is given in the post above — just
      read it from the beginning.

    2. Saurabh Pangarkar says: Reply

      Would be best to start from Froyo. Again, your phone needs to be rooted so use EZROM.

  83. Saurabh Pangarkar says: Reply

    Hey Guys, I am sure you’ve read several threads on this problem. I have almost searched every forum but couldn’t find a working solution. It is regarding the Soft Keys on my SGS. I installed MIUI using the above steps. Started with EZROM and continued with MIUI. When I started my phone I noticed the softkeys were no more working. I know Kapil mentioned that there is a minor bug with the soft keys. But for me they never worked, lock – unlock- restart – reflash – installed stock rom etc. I followed the entire process again today but same results.

    My guess is that MIUI may have disabled the softkeys because it normally works on phones with button keys like Acer, Droid etc. Could this be a right assumption?

    Can you please let me know if you faced this problem? Also is there a solution or thread I can read which provides some fix?

    1. Saurabh Pangarkar says: Reply

      Hi Guys,I got it to work after a long struggle going on for more than a week and more than 100 ROM flashes, don’t know what is the max limit just kidding.I downloaded and installed the stock ROM for 2.2.1 from samfirmware.com. The ROM number is I9000ZSJPJ under Asia. Then ran the Touch key FW update by keying in *#*#2663#*#* in the dialer menu. This ran the update successfully, earlier it used to go in an endless loop. This time it worked and the Touchkeys were back again.I just installed MIUI and it works like a charm with the touchkeys. Thanks for reviewing and responding to my post. Happy Galaxing!!!

      1. Kapil says: Reply

        Wow…. that’s one cool tip. Thnx for sharing!

  84. Kp703 says: Reply

    I got a problem.Im stuck on step 6.When i go on mounts and storage i just get a black hat with a orange circle.What do i do?
    Please help ASAP

    1. Kapil says: Reply

      If you’re still stuck, use the right key to select an option. Use the power button. If you use home button, that will get you orange circle screen, press the same button again to come back to recovery.

  85. Kttan2400 says: Reply

    Anyone pls help my galaxy s was no networks!

    1. Kapil says: Reply

      hey, I’ll update the MIUI guide soon. You can try the MIUI after that. For now, install XXJVQ or the XXJVR whose guide will be published soon.

    2. Kapil says: Reply

      hey, I’ll update the MIUI guide soon. You can try the MIUI after that. For now, install XXJVQ or the XXJVR whose guide will be published soon.

  86. Can please anyone suggest me a tutorial on how go get back to my ORIGINAl samsung galaxy s rom???????

    1. Kapil says: Reply

      Download the firmware for your region from samfirmware.com. It’s under toolbox, firmwares, android, then select Galaxy S i9000.

      Btw, you can simply install the latest Samsung firmware, xxjvr, based on Android 2.3.4. It’s website’s homepage.

  87. Anonymous says: Reply

    Hello I have installed this ROM and I have a few problems:
    1. Every time when I restart phone I have to set time zone and I have a power mananger and music player on fisrt screen but I always have to add them when I restart the phone;
    2. I have installed progrem: Nimbuzz, Googles, Firefox, App Back-up, GPS Status, and now when I whan to install more programes window pop up and says that i don’t have enaugh space but I have 8Gb(5,9Gb Free) internal and SD 8Gb (5,5Gb Free);
    TNX for answers and sorry for bad english 🙂

  88. Jarkko Suominen94 says: Reply

    Hi
    This is my first rom and i love it. Few probems there is like the battery drain but it i okey (you  just put your screen not so bright 🙂 ) but when i trying to change any theme it will crash. ( i mean only theme process crashes) but when i restart my phone the theme will be working great. 🙂
    When i go to network i have to keep data roaming on. dont know why, but it doesnt bother me.
    And teh last thing all teh apps what i download they are all in english and im from finland, so i was thinking can i change it someway ?
    But I’m in love to this miui. Thank you !

  89. Bhargav1991115 says: Reply

    hey kapil can you plz tell me on which version does the tv out function works
    (vibrant 2.3.3 ddjv6)

  90. Edelfius says: Reply

    Hi There!
    I followed all steps as shown, but after the MIUI-installation the phone boots back into recovery mode. What did I do wrong?
    Thanks!

  91. qe says: Reply

    Hey there , i forgot the step about backup and now my phone has no signal ,is there any way to cure it ?;/

  92. MAhmoud Abdou says: Reply

    what about galaxy s plus ????

  93. Be Bars says: Reply

    hi ,
    thx for that .. i did and its work .
    but i have 2 problems ..
    first : i lost my network ..  i mean i cant call or recive any .. in the top bar written : “No Sevice” .
    and secondly .. in the keyboard i have only eng .. i tried to add lang. by settings but i found only few options .. how i can add more lang. ?

    hope u can hlp me !

    1. galaxy s says: Reply

      i have the same problem :- 

      if you found a solution right here pls

      1. Be Bars says: Reply

        the lang. prob. solution is to download anysoftkeyboard app and also u should download your require lang. pack (both u can find and download at market , also for free)

        and if mean the first prob. about network .. i think u need PIN code to unlock SIM .. u should call ur network company .

        then go Settings.. choose Personal (in the taps above) > Security & Privacy Settings > Set up SIM card lock > check lock SIM card > write the PIN code and click OK !.. hope that hlp .. try it !

      2. Robin Kooi7 says: Reply

        you have to set your apn settings again

    2. galaxy s says: Reply

      i have the same problem :- 

      if you found a solution right here pls

  94. Runescape Forum Cz says: Reply

    Hi, i have only one questions. Will the step 6.3 delete my own data, i mean fotos videos and music, wich are saved in internal SD ?

    1. Kapil says: Reply

      No.

  95. Akrem1809 says: Reply

    ya pa de version francais

  96. Sfsf says: Reply

    after i have done all the written things here, still could not manage to install miui. after first flash the opens with cyanogen boot image, boots into recovery but could not find the zip file (/external_sd – no files found). what should i do?

    1. Kapil says: Reply

      Don’t use extremely SD card. Store miui file in internal SD card.

    2. Kapil says: Reply

      Don’t use external SD card, I meant.

    3. Sfsf says: Reply

      phone’s sd card!                                    

      1. Kapil says: Reply

        Yeah, use phone’s own pre-installed SD card.

  97. Will the new procedure work if I’m on a rooted XXJVR(2.3.4) ROM?

    I really don’t want to upgrade to a leaked ROM! :/

    1. Kapil says: Reply

      Yes. Root and install cement recovery on your Galaxy S with JVR installed. And then download and flash MIUI.

      1. My phone’s already rooted and is running ClockworkMod Recovery.

        What is Cement Recovery? I have never come across that term!

        1. Kapil says: Reply

          Ohh… That was just a typo (typing mistake).

          You can flash MIUI right away, skipping the JVS related steps.

          1. Ohkay! 😀

            I hope the fact that I’m on Juwe’s ROM v5.3 won’t interfere in the installation! 

          2. Kapil says:

            Disable lagfix if your custom ROM is using that. That’s important!

          3. No lagfixes! 🙂

            Downloading ROM now! I hope all goes well! 🙂

            Btw, you have a typo in your post.Third step. “You can download MIUI form here”

          4. Kapil says:

            Checked — I don’t think it needs any change. But if one more user points it out, I’ll change it 🙂

            Btw, just checked out your blog. It’s nice!

          5. Thanks! 🙂

          6. Kapil says:

            Man, your galaxy tab 750 review is just awesome. Hats Off !!
            Rarely I meet such passionate bloggers in India. Subscribing to your blog 😀
            Btw, typo corrected. At first, I thought you meant adding “you can” in the beginning of instructions. Anyway, thanks!

          7. Thanks so much for the kind words, Kapil! 🙂

          8. Kapil says:

            🙂

  98. Flashed this successfully! Amazing ROM and an amazing guide!

    Thank you SO much!

  99. Lucas says: Reply

    The install goes wrong in step 7 (new version): it doesn’t reboot further than the black-and-white “galaxy S” screen! I tried to restart but my phone returns to this screen every time.

    What should I do? Is my phone bricked? :S

    1. Kapil says: Reply

      Don’t worry, your phone isn’t bricked.

      Were you using any custom ROM before trying this. For now, install JVS and root it using steps number 1 and 2 in the guide.

      And you sure, you’ve Galaxy S GT-i9000?

      1. Lucas says: Reply

        Yes I’m sure I have an i9000. I used a custom ROM, when I open recovery it seems like my phone opens my old voodoo-CWM. But you think It’s impossible to install MIUI on my phone? 🙁

        1. Kapil says: Reply

          No man, it’s still as easy as it can get. Actually, you had lagfix on which caused problem. If you had disabled the lagfix before flashing MIUI, it wouldn’t have happened.

          Anyway, you can install xxjvs, root and install cwm recovery and then install MIUI.

  100. Lucas says: Reply

    @itskapil:disqus Thank you for your help! I tried it again and for some reason everything worked fine. Now my phone is blazingly fast and the UI is so beautiful!

    1. Kapil says: Reply

      Cool !

      (Btw, didn’t I explain why it didn’t work earlier above?) Ha!

      Anyway, more you use it, more you’ll be amazed by it. See ya!

  101. Hero4ever_92 says: Reply

    does 2.3.5 rom support arabic ??? please answer

    1. Kapil says: Reply

      Check this video — these are the languages XXJVS has. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHsHVQv3l5E

      1. Hero4ever_92 says: Reply

        well…thank u

  102. Blackvisi0n says: Reply

    after flashing to 2.3.5 firmware and entered recovery, there isn’t any install zip from sd card..help please?

    1. Blackvisi0n says: Reply

      :edited:

      my bad, didnt notice the root part, dumb me 😛

      1. Kapil says: Reply

        No probs… happens to everyone 🙂

  103. Mayur Ronghe says: Reply

    Kapil, 
    I have Samsung Galaxy S (GT-I9000) with FROYO 2.2. rooted.I flashed MIUI Rom as per your Instruction.Details are as below,Build No: MCGv7.6Kernel Version: 2.6.35.13Android Version: 2.3.4Baseband version: I9000XXJVKAfter flashing this ROM, I am facing following problems,1. Sim card is not detecting2. Wifi is not connecting3. Not showing my contacts which I copied from ext SD card.4. I am not able to see my old applications ex. Google maps, FM Radio, All share, Layer and many more.5. How to restore my application which I backed up via Titanium backup.Please Help me, I am new to all this. I think my phone is soft brick.

  104. Rohan Chodankar says: Reply

    Hi i have a samsung galaxy s and i installed the MIUI rom a couple of days back MIUI 109300 (build no). The rom is excellent. There’s one problem however.
    WHEN I HAVE A INCOMING CALL………….the person calling cant hear a word am saying. If i switch to speaker and back to handset the problem resolves. I saw a couple of posts on this elsewhere on the net but no solution.
    Pls help. Prior to this i was running androidn 2.3.4 with no issues

    1. Kapil says: Reply

      Try the latest available version, maybe it’s been fixed. I don’t know any another solution 🙁

  105. Mmyusuf90 says: Reply

    I have a problem… I put miui and cud not get any network.. Imei mo. sgowed just a sign ! .
    I came back to froyo2.2.1… Plz tell me a solution on how i get miui with network access…

  106. Lord Sloman says: Reply

    Excellent guide!  Good work!  I’m loving MIUI

  107. Sean Curran says: Reply

    What would I need to do to flash to Miui from ZWJV4? Im getting confused with all the guides. Thanks

    1. Kapil says: Reply

      Do as asked in the new guide above.

  108. Hi8880 says: Reply

    sir, i am on darkys XXJVS rom can i directly install miui rom using CWM

    1. Kapil says: Reply

      Yes.

  109. Anonymous says: Reply

    Please mentioned that you should do a wipe factory data, wipe cache and wipe dalvik cache. I was getting stuck in an infinite reboot loop without doing the above mentioned wipes first. 

  110. rkb12 says: Reply

    can i reinstall my earlier backup rom through cwm??

    1. Kapil says: Reply

      Install JVS, root jvs and then restore your earlier backup. Because MIUI has bootloaders different than that of your earlier ROM. Flashing JVS will get you same bootloaders.

      1. rkb12 says: Reply

        thanks kapil

        1. Kapil says: Reply

          😀

  111. Mattak says: Reply

    Be warned, my i9000 with Android2.3.5, though i had success with this process for MIUI build 1.9.30, when i did the same steps 2 more times, but with a newer build, (1.10.28), it just put my phone into an endless boot loop consisting of the default Galaxy S screen followed by the Cyanogen mod screen, followed by less than one second of a ROM update screen, over and over and over again.
    Now for my forth MIUI install but back to 1.9.30.

    I should also mention my reason for doing a clean wipe install in the first place even though I had MIUI already on my phone…

    After a month of living with MIUI quite happily, I started getting a few force close error messages popping up when openning apps. By the end of the week it was happening with most of my apps. I couldn’t open 99% of them without a force close.

    Presumable some kind of cache corruption which I tried to remedy by doing a MIUI factory reset. This made the situation worse as now I’d lost my backing up apps (as it wipes all non MIUI apps) and couldn’t open or log into the marketplace (as it would force close).

    In my experience, you shouldn’t expect to get more than about 6 to 8 weeks out of any install before something goes belly up. i.e. sluggish performance, force closing, etc.

    Apparently this is part of the fun.

  112. Raygun says: Reply

    I did have identical problem with my I9000. when flashing 1.11.4 rom. Endless loop with Cyanogen mod screen flashing quickly at the screen. 

    At least i learned quite well how to use Odin ja how to recover my phone 😉

    1. Raygun says: Reply

      edit: Forgot to say specs  
      i9000 international, 2.3.5 Gingerbread, CWM 4.1 root.

  113. Jake says: Reply

    If i click on the zip MIUI ROm in Clockword mode it does nothing ”NO files found”

  114. Salahzantout says: Reply

    hey, i flashed the miui file by recovery for first time… and it continued by itself till the end, i didnt have to reselect ” choose zip form sdcard ” and select the miui file again… (step 7 and 8 ), would that be normal ??

    ie : i dont have and external sdcard, so i put the miui file on phone’s memo

    and thanks for the awesome tutorials

    1. Kapil says: Reply

      That’s fine — about both things you asked.

      Maybe MIUI guys updated there file to get rid of second flashing. It’s good news, i’ll update the guide after trying it myself.

      Enjoy 🙂

  115. Salahzantout says: Reply

    ok one more thing, if i want to flash any other rom… how would that be done ? ive been trying another rom ( hawkish ), i go into cwm wipe everything then install zip from sd card and choose the rom file… and everything goes perfect until i reboot i found out that im getting into miui again ?

    anyideas ??
    thanks again

    1. Kapil says: Reply

      For that, Install JVT, install CWM on it and then flash hawkish.

  116. Salahzantout says: Reply

    hey, i just found out that my mobile network is not working… everything concerning options and simcard are good, made a search and seems that firmware doesnt work on my sim card… is there anyway to fix that ?

  117. Phil95vfl says: Reply

    hello, i need help, please !
    when starting the phone the normal samsung galaxy s picture appears, that after the picture with the mod an then the picture of the rom manager…..
    i can´t do anything, can somebody help me, please ?

    1. Kapil says: Reply

      You can try booting into recovery and then, do factory reset, do wipe cache partition and then under advanced, do wipe dalvik cache. Then, reboot.
      If this doesn’t help, repeat the whole procedure again, man, from step 2.

  118. Rahil.Parker says: Reply

    hi, I want to flash the MIUI Mintberry edition 1.11.18.. I am currently on Stock Gin 2.3.3 DDJV6.. not rooted… what are the steps that I should follow.?

  119. mjangel81 says: Reply

    google maps does not show up on the Market and cannot be installed. Is there any way i can install it on my droid?

    1. Kapil says: Reply

      Try search Google Maps apk on Google!

  120. Gam3_ov3r_2007 says: Reply

    Hello…i have a question.Is it possible..or is there any miui version for Samsung Galaxy S plus? Please reply..Tnx

  121. Andreas Papag92 says: Reply

    i installed android 2.3.5 and had it rooted, then i did “wipe data/factory reset” “wipe cache” and “wipe dalvik cache”. when i install the miuiandroid_I9000-2.3.30 rom, galaxy S logo appears, then the mod and then one second of installing the new rom and thenthis loop again and again…what can i do?? please help me :/ Thank you

    1. Kapil says: Reply

      Boot to recover and flash it again.

  122. Pdimitris says: Reply

    i install it and it’s very beautiful..but i have one problem..when i go to settings all are in english..but the call settings are in chinese..

  123. Flo says: Reply

    I have 2.3.6 JVU on my phone. Do I need to go back to the 2.3.5 or can I flash it directly?

  124. Was running XXJVR (2.3.6) on my rooted GT I9000. Did the following :
    1. Did factory reset
    2. Wiped Cache
    3. Wiped Dalvik
    4. Wiped battery stat
    5. Installed the .zip file from Internal SD
    6. First reboot happened as described
    7. While trying to install the .zip file from internal SD now, it showed Error (7) and did not load
    8. Phone bricked

    Any solutions?

    I tried the following :
    1. Tried to load back XXJVR using Download mode
    2. It loaded and then does not boot the phone at all. Galaxy logo keeps flashing

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