FORUMS

Xiaomi.EU ROM patches for DPI change & replacement of Xiaomi apps with Stock apps

257 posts
Thanks Meter: 132
 
By mwarner, Senior Member on 14th August 2017, 11:48 AM
Post Reply Email Thread
Hi all,

I have created a few TWRP installable Zip files to modify a Mi Max 2 (or indeed any other MIUI8 phone) in order to make the Max 2 more closely resemble a Stock Nexus or Pixel phone.

MiMax2

There are three sets of zip files, all of which patch Xiaomi.eu firmware:

MIUI to Google Apps - this zip replaces the MIUI apps with stock Android apps. This includes the Launcher, which is replaced by the Google Now launcher by default

Google Now and Pixel Launcher - These install either the Google Now launcher (included with the MIUI to Google apps, but allows us to swap between Pixel and Google Now), or the Pixel Launcher, which also modifies the build.prop to enable Google Assistant. Note that these are generic zips which can be used to install either launcher as a System app on any device.

MIUI DPI changer for 325dpi or 440dpi - This will work with any MIUI device with a 1080p display to change the DPI from 'high resolution' (325) to 'low resolution' (stock 440).

Installation

Firstly you will need to unlock the bootloader of you Xiaomi device, flash TWRP and copy a Xiaomi.eu ROM into the file system of the device.

1. Install the Xiaomi.eu ROM
2. Install the MIUI to Google Apps package
3. If you would prefer to use the Pixel launcher with Google Assistant then flash the Pixel Launcher package
4. If you would prefer to fit more content onto your screen (e.g. for a Mi Max / Mix series device) then flash the 325dpi package.

I have written up exactly what is removed and installed in the MIUI to Google Apps package here in case you wish to see precisely what changes are being made to the OS.

Mike
The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to mwarner For This Useful Post: [ View ] Gift mwarner Ad-Free
15th August 2017, 09:42 AM |#2  
Senior Member
Flag München
Thanks Meter: 49
 
Donate to Me
More
Hi,

Which dialer you are using ? Xiaomi or Google ? When google dialer the call-list/log are working ? Only with the miui-dialer the call-log are shown, but in the google dialer i can not see any calls in the list. You fix it ?

cheers, Peter
15th August 2017, 03:46 PM |#3  
OP Senior Member
Flag Kenilworth
Thanks Meter: 132
 
More
Quote:
Originally Posted by greddy

Hi,
Which dialer you are using ? Xiaomi or Google ? When google dialer the call-list/log are working ? Only with the miui-dialer the call-log are shown, but in the google dialer i can not see any calls in the list. You fix it ?

Yes, I replaced the Xiaomi dialer with the stock Google dialer.

You are right - the Google dialer does not record history. I'm off on holiday tomorrow, but I will have a look at it when I return.

Mike
The Following User Says Thank You to mwarner For This Useful Post: [ View ] Gift mwarner Ad-Free
16th August 2017, 06:44 AM |#4  
Senior Member
Thanks Meter: 48
 
More
can you made gapps for miui 9?
The Following User Says Thank You to pandan80 For This Useful Post: [ View ] Gift pandan80 Ad-Free
16th August 2017, 11:14 AM |#5  
OP Senior Member
Flag Kenilworth
Thanks Meter: 132
 
More
Quote:
Originally Posted by pandan80

can you made gapps for miui 9?

I will take a look when MIUI9 is more stable. The zip file simply deletes and installs the apps that I have listed here, so may well work without modification on MIUI9.
20th September 2017, 03:42 PM |#6  
Junior Member
Thanks Meter: 2
 
More
Wow this makes everything so much smaller, maybe even too small?? Is it possible to have a dpi between 325 and 440?
22nd September 2017, 05:38 PM |#7  
Member
Thanks Meter: 1
 
More
Hello, i tried it for Xiaomi EU ROM MIUI 9 and it worked perfectly. Only issue was Clock which was not opening.

After going to clock 'app info' and clearing data and clearing cache it is working perfectly now.
25th September 2017, 12:02 PM |#8  
Member
Thanks Meter: 1
 
More
Quote:
Originally Posted by mwarner

You are right - the Google dialer does not record history. I'm off on holiday tomorrow, but I will have a look at it when I return.
Mike

Hello,

Any idea when you will take a look at this fix?
3rd October 2017, 08:49 AM |#9  
Member
Flag chennai
Thanks Meter: 5
 
More
changing to 440 dpi
does changing dpi to 440 pixels will it affect my screen clarity while watching videos ?
21st October 2017, 05:53 PM |#10  
Junior Member
Thanks Meter: 3
 
More
is that possible make 380 dpi?thamks in advance
26th October 2017, 01:14 PM |#11  
Junior Member
Thanks Meter: 5
 
More
Quote:
Originally Posted by mwarner


MIUI to Google Apps - this zip replaces the MIUI apps with stock Android apps. This includes the Launcher, which is replaced by the Google Now launcher by default

Can this zip be installed on global MIUI ROM?
Post Reply Subscribe to Thread

Tags
dpi, launcher, patch, pixel, xiaomi.eu

Guest Quick Reply (no urls or BBcode)
Message:
Previous Thread Next Thread
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes