It has been quite sometime since the latest MIUI 1.7.29 custom ROM got ported to Samsung Galaxy S II. The latest, 32nd Beta, of this release comes with virtually everything working. Of course there are issues with Bluetooth connectivity speed and FM Radio, but most of the features and functionalities, as confirmed by the developer, are working just fine. Here is a list of what works in this release of MIUI so you can decide if you want to jump on this ROM:
- Hardware keys
- Internal storage, SD-card
- Wifi + tethering + usb tethering
- Phone, mobile data connection
- SMS, MMS
- Auto rotation
- Camera (1080p video recording)
- Signal strength (Thanks to coolya)
- Video recording
- OTG support (in next release)
Here is the step by step guide to install Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread MIUI 1.7.29 on your Samsung Galaxy S II:
Disclaimer: Please follow this guide at your own risk. AddictiveTips will not be liable if your device gets damaged or bricked during the process.
Before embarking on this guide, it is essential that you have root on your device with ClockworkMod View in galleryRecovery installed. You can checkout the rooting guide posted here and after root, you can install ClockworkMod Recovery through ROM Manager.
- The first step is to download MIUI 1.7.29 Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread custom ROM for Galaxy S II from here and save the file on your desktop.
- Once done, connect your phone to the computer and mount SD Card or SD Ext [as applicable].
- Now copy the downloaded zip file you earlier saved on desktop to SD Card root.
- After this, reboot your phone in ClockworkMod Recovery.
- Once in the recovery, first make a Nandroid backup of your current ROM.
- Now wipe /system, /cache, /data, and Dalvik-cache.
- Once done, use “Install Zip from SD Card” option in recovery to flash / install MIUI ROM’s zip file.
- After the process is complete, reboot your device.
And if everything goes as planned, you will boot in the awesomeness of MIUI. In case you are having issues or want to report bugs / feedback, then please head to the official MIUI Android forum thread posted here. All credits for this ROM go to MIUI and associated developers / ROM chefs.