WHAT ABOUT IF THERE IS AN UPDATE TO MIUI?
Updating MIUI is easy. Simply open the Updater app located in the Tools folder in the home screen and it will find the latest update of MIUI for you and install it. It will also automatically check the MD5 for you. I do suggest you use Wi-Fi when updating however, as it will make the upgrading process much faster.
Also, there is an update for MIUI every Friday at 5pm unless it's a holiday.
RECONDITION YOUR BATTERY:
AFTER FLASHING IF YOU FIND THAT YOU HAVE BAD BATTERY LIFE TRY ONE OF THE METHODS BELOW TO FIX:
Use phone till it dies on its own, completely dead.
Charge phone completely, plus 30 minutes longer.
Unplug phone from charger
Reconnect, you'll notice it's not full, charge till it is again.
This is bump charging and NOT something you want to do often, a few times is okay, in my opinion. You could skip the bump charge if you like.
Phone remains plugged in.
Boot into recovery (volumes + power)
Advanced > wipe battery stats, reboot.
Use phone till it's literally about to shut off (or does) Charge till full + Use phone like normal
Download the Battery Calibration
app by NeMa from the Android Market
GET EXTENDED SETTINGS (Even More Customization):
If you want an even more custom experience then MIUI already offers check out the "MIUI Control Panel
" app. It allows you to remove AM/PM from the status bar, add effects to your phone's overscroll and more! All within an easy to use interface!
"SOFT" BRICKED WHILE USING ODIN?
If you are getting a "Phone.. ! ..Computer" image (seen above) when booting phone, yes, you are bricked but it is reversible! Just follow these steps...
Make sure you have ODIN OPEN with admin privileges!
1.) Take off your back cover, remove your sim & mirco sd card.
2.) Remove your battery.
Make sure you have the USB plugged into your PC but NOT your phone!
3.) Hold the volume buttons.
4.) Put the battery in.
5.) Put the USB in.
You don't necessarily need the download mode image to be present. As long as you are getting the COM ID to light up yellow in ODIN, just flash back to stock like normal.
GET AN APP DRAWER:
Check out xuso's ALTDRAWER
app! It's a great resolution to MIUI's lack of an app drawer.
GET LONGER BATTERY LIFE:
Gingerbread Rom's in general are notorious for causing battery drain. However, with a couple of tweaks and an understanding of what drains our batteries you can get great battery life, even on MIUI! Check out this
awesome battery saving guide made by Woodrube
! It has everything you'll need to get more out of your device! Plus you can find my setup for the Glitch kernel in it (which saves me a lot of battery).
Note: Juice Defender + Glitch Kernel = X2
GET GREAT *FREE* ROOT APPS:
Check out my guide/list (found here
) for some great free apps that will get the most out of your rooted device.
Front Facing Camera (FFC) Support:
If you have modded your Vibrant to have a FFC and wish to use it while running MIUI check out this
thread to get help getting your FFC mod running.
MIUI TIPS & TRICKS:
1. Long press on the icon in Toggles to launch the settings for that icon.
When you pull down the notification bar, you will see the Toggle settings for plenty of options (such as WIFI, volume, backlight etc). Long press on any icon in the Toggle mode will launch the setting for that icon.
2. Built-in Screen Capture function
Press the “Menu” key and “Volume Down” key at the same time to capture a screenshot. The image is saved in the MIUI/ directory in the sd card.
3. Slide from left to right to quickly delete a message or a call log.
In the SMS or Dialer app, swipe left or right any entry will bring up the Delete mode.
4. Move home screen icon easily
Hold down an icon by one hand to enter Edit Mode, and then use the other hand to slide the screen to move the icon to the target screen.
5. Launch Music Player in lockscreen
In the lockscreen, double tap the time zone to launch the Music Player.
6. Access shortcut menu from contact image
In the Calls, SMS or Contacts app, tap the contact image and a shortcut menus will appear offering you to "Call", "SMS", "Details", and "Blacklist".
7. Switch the Battery UI to show percentage
The default battery UI can be switched to display percentage of left battery capacity. To do so, go to Settings > System > Battery Settings > Battery Indicator Style > Percentage.
8. Long press on the Home button to show History
Long press on the Home button will show the recently used apps + an App Killer and App Manager button. Swiping the popup left will show the search form.
9. Setting up IP dialing
If you need to add an IP prefix for a particular number in a strange land, you can set it in Settings > Common > Calls Settings. Turn the “Auto IP dialing” ON and set the IP prefix and current area code.
10. Send SMS for rejected calls
When you are not available to answer the phone, you may slide up the panel to reject the call and to send a message to the caller at the same time.
11. Quickly uninstall an app
To uninstall an app, simply press and hold the icon until the trash bin show up at the top of the screen. Move the icon to the trash bin to uninstall the app.
12. Tether : How can I share my network to the PC or other terminals?
Firmware of Android 2.2 and above support the sharing of mobile phones to other Internet terminal in the following method:
Go to "Settings" -> "System" -> "Tethering & Portable Hotspot", you may choose to share the Internet connection by USB tethering or setting up portable Wi-Fi hotspot.
13. Change the screen on/off animation
To change the screen on/off animation from a fade from black effect to an expanding from center effect do the following:
Go to "Settings" -> "Display", here you can choose to turn the screen animation on or off.
14. Quickly read SMS and mark it read
In the lockscreen, press down the SMS button (without dragging it down) to reveal the new incoming message on the lockscreen. Once you have finished reading it, double tap on the SMS button to mark it read.
-I'M NOT ROOTED AFTER FLASHING MIUI!
This is a common issue for people new to MIUI. The solution is to open the Superuser app that is normally in a folder called "tools", click the options soft key, click the setting button, and turn "ROOT permission" to ON.
-AFTER RESTORING SOME OF MY APPS THAT REQUIRE ROOT AREN'T WORKING!
This issue happened to me after restoring with MIUI's built in restore/backup app. My Wireless Tether and Titanium Backup apps kept claiming I wasn't rooted, while SetCPU worked fine. To fix this issue simply uninstall the non-working apps and re-install the app from the original source (i.e. Android Market) or restore it without data.
-I CAN'T DOWNLOAD FROM THE ANDROID MARKET, INSUFFICIENT STORAGE?!
This is what worked for me and hopefully it will also work for you too...
1). Boot into recovery
2). Enter the "Advanced" menu
3). Select "Wipe Dalvik Cache"
Still having the issue? Check out this
-MY PHONE WON'T CHARGE OVER 97%!
Try re-calibrating the battery. See the above section marked "RECONDITION YOUR BATTERY".
-"Move to External SD" popup?!
Here is the solution, use root explorer and move entire contents from "data/sdcard" to "sdcard"
Also delete "07internalsd" file from /system/etc/init.d