WeUI for Galaxy S i9000 Brings You MIUI 4 Again With New Style

WeUI Galaxy S

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  • 1.ROM Info
  • 2.Pre-Installation Requirements
  • 3.How to Install WeUI ROM on Galaxy S

WeUI is a new Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0 based custom ROM for the Galaxy S i9000 which brings you MIUI 4’s beautiful UI and intuitive features with added improvements. The most amazing feature of the ROM is its installation procedure, which presents you with a touch-enabled graphical installation menu in ClockworkMod recovery, a first for the Galaxy S. The installation menu lets you wipe data, make apps selection and more before you install the ROM with a few clicks.

Bear in mind that WeUI is in the testing stage and is based on MIUI 4 which itself is under development, so expect bugs and issues to be present in the ROM.

Read on to find out how you can install WeUI ROM on your Galaxy S i9000.


This ROM and the guide below is compatible only and only with the Galaxy S, model number I9000. It’s not compatible with any other device and may render an incompatible device unusable. Check your device model in Settings » About phone.


The methods and procedures discussed here are considered risky and you should not attempt anything if you don’t exactly know what you are doing. If any damage occurs to your device, we won’t be held liable.

ROM Info

Developer → nightshack0

Pre-Installation Requirements

  1. This procedure will wipe all your apps, data and settings (but it will NOT touch your SD cards, so don’t worry about those). Backup your Apps and important data — bookmarks, contacts, SMS, APNs (internet settings), etc. This Android backup guide would help you.
  2. Sufficiently charged battery, at least 50% is recommended.

How to Install WeUI ROM on Galaxy S

Important Note: If you are on an AOSP based ROM like CM7, CM9, MIUI 4 or any other Ice Cream Sandwich based ROM, skip step 1. If unsure of what ROM you are on, follow all steps.

  1. Flash AOKP ROM by following the guide → here.
  2. Download the latest version of the ROM from the original development page.
  3. Transfer the downloaded zip file to your internal SD card.
  4. Turn off the phone, then boot into recovery. To do so, press and hold these 3 buttons together: Volume Up, Home, and the Power button till the screen turns on, then let go of the buttons. In recovery, use Volume keys to scroll up and down and power key to select an option.
  5. Select “install zip from sdcard”, then select “choose zip from sdcard”. Scroll to the ROM file on the sdcard and select it. Select “Yes” on the next screen to confirm installation.
  6. Wait a few seconds till a screen saying Welcome to WeUI Installation comes up.
  7. Press Next twice till you come to the device selection screen. Select Samsung Galaxy S here to install the Galaxy S version of the ROM. Press Next again to go to the next screen.
  8. Here, select the Wipe Data and Cache / Factory option, then press Next.
  9. Select/deselect the apps you want to keep/remove from the ROM on the Customize app installation menu, then press Next.
  10. Select the launchers you wish to install with the ROM in the Launcher installation screen, then press Next.
  11. You’re now ready to start installing the ROM. Press Next to proceed.
  12. Wait the while till the ROM is installed. When installation is finished, press Next twice to reboot your phone.

Once the phone boots up, you’ll be running WeUI ROM, based on Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0.3 on your Galaxy S. Visit the original development page for more info and to get the latest updates on the ROM. Share your thoughts on the ROM in the comments below.

20 Comment

  1. mahmudk69 says: Reply

    The usual whitish and pale look of MIUI is not at all appealing. In addition to that for me with this one the front camera is no more working in video calls!

    Mahmud K

  2. Roytangi1 says: Reply

    hello, i have a WEUI based on ICS 4.0.3 everything is fine he is smooth nice clean as any miui rom 🙂 but i have some problem with my gmail. its says that this version doesnt support my SGS. how can i fix this??? i cant delete it. maybe i should just install new Gapps?????

    1. Kapil says: Reply

      That’s strange, try to ‘clear data’ from application management. And if it doesn’t work out, install new gapps.

      1. Roytangi1 says: Reply

        ok thanks i will try that….. btw i have downloaded the AOKP ICS but than on the setup wizard it just closed. what do u think was the problem? it was very lovely rom the APN was correct and also i was on wifi. i would love your help. thank you

        1. Roytangi1 says: Reply

          yeaaa it helped!!!!! thanks kapil…:-) just your opinion about AOKP and i leave you be…. have a nice weekend man.

          1. Kapil says:

            Ok… you got it. Cool 🙂
            Have a gr8 weekend!

        2. Kapil says: Reply

          Even thought setup wizard closer down, go to settings and setup account from there… btw, let me know if i didn’t get your problem alright.

          1. Roytangi1 says:

            yeah i tried that. but on the first setting the android doll that you press her and it starts. thats when he crashed. so i can go to just set wifi or 3G and my APN. nothing else. i have an hitch of trying that rom….:-)

  3. shreshth mohan says: Reply

    My phone gets heated up

  4. shreshth mohan says: Reply


    1. Kapil says: Reply

      If this rom is causing your phone to heat a lot, better change it. I would suggest AOKP rom to you — http://www.theandroidsoul.com/galaxy-s-gets-android-4-0-based-aokp-rom/ On Apr 4, 2012 12:28 AM, “Disqus”

      1. shreshth mohan says: Reply

        When I was installing AOPK it said installation aborted.I m very tensed suggest me some other ROM

      2. shreshth mohan says: Reply

        When I was installing AOPK it said installation aborted.I m very tensed suggest me some other ROM

        1. Kapil says: Reply

          What was the error exactly? Can you get me a photo of it?

          1. shreshth mohan says:

            i cant . can u tell me some solution for this

          2. Kapil says:

            Well… if nothing else… install xxjvu firmware on your Galaxy S to go back to Android 2.3 Gingerbread, and get your phone working. Search for xxjvu firmware here on this site to get download links and instructions.

  5. Sorin-Mihai Oprea says: Reply

    Why do you need to install AOKP ROM before WeUI ?

    I installed WeUI from XXJVZ Stock ROM and it worked however it is unstable. Can you please explain why should I flash AOKP?

    1. Kapil says: Reply

      Yes you can flash it directly from a Samsung rom using cwm recovery. You’ll have to flash it two times, just know that. That’s because the file systems are different on Galaxy S customs roms like this one and firmware. First time, it will flash its own recovery and then, second time, the rom itself.
      AOKP guide is well written and covers everything well, so we linked to it. 😀

      1. Sorin-Mihai Oprea says: Reply

         Thank you for the clarification although I am back to stock JVZ as the MIUI builds are too unstable. I mean they look great but if my phone.apk crashes I can’t use it. It will take time for MIUI to really work and be used as a good ROM.

        FYI I only installed GO Launcher EX as I like it very much and I changed the DPI down to 200 (from 240) using Nitrality application from Play Store.

        Also it has very weird crashes. I also installed exContacts but like I said it’s not usable.

        Other than that it is very smooth and fast responsive. I like that very much and I never expected to have such an installer.

        BTW does anyone know an app that serves as an alarm clock but which has the snooze option? I actually use it very often as I am unable to wake up abruptly so I need to wake up gradually (first time it rings i snooze it and get back to sleep for 5 mins, next time it rings I am already half asleep and the next time I wake up completely). It also helps if you are very tired and can’t hear it the first time.

  6. Ananth says: Reply

    why is the phone heating up?

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