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Senior Member
Feb 22, 2012


Bootleggers ROM is an aftermarket firmware based on Ground Zero Open Source Project (GZOSP) and brings custom features with the most useful apps on your device, with the goal of "Making you feel like 家".

Using the stability and compatibility of GZOSP, this ROM is also packed with some custom wallpaper (Dawn by fxckingdeathwish), ringtones, and fonts, to bring to your device into a more fresh look, also with a selection of apps, header packs and wallpapers (on ShishuWalls app).

Also, we got our Telegram Group to talk about the ROM, share some love, ideas or even have fun with us!


Some of the features that are included on this ROM are:
* ROM Logos
* QS Rows and Colums
* Scroll on small QS
* OmniStyle: Header Images
* Volume Keys: Wake up, skip tracks and switch according to rotation
* Dirty Unicorns Interface (DUI): Fling, Smartbar and Pulse
* Show song album cover, visualizer and battery info on Lockscreen
* Custom Carrier Label
* Power Menu Items
* AOSP Recents: Membar, Clear All and Inmersive Recents.
* Battery LED light settings
* Type of notifications: Heads up and Ticker, pick your poison
* Suspend Actions: Make your device disable GPS and switch to 2G when you're not using it
* AppOps: Manage your apps permissions in an advanced way

Also, you can check a full list of Features available here.


Thanks to this people, this ROM could be possible, so, i have to give a big thanks to:
* Shishu (For being there)
* Ground Zero ROMs Team
* AOSPExtended
* NitrogenOS
* DirtyUnicorns
* Lukas Koller (Camera Roll dev)
* fxckingdeathwish (for the amazing photos for wallpaper/headers)
* OmniROM
* CyanogenMod/LineageOS
* PixelExperience
* PureNexus
* merothh
* Resurrection Remix
* CrDroid
* CypherOS
* PureKat
* theimpulson
* MatiHalperin
* Project Xtended
* Pixeldust Project
* AquariOS
* Alejandro Ponce (Quetzal/Calypso dev)
* PixysOS 
* The Memedo Testers team
* Every maintainer who decided to give our project a shot
* You for your interest on our project

Also if you got some ideas,bug fixes, stability improvements or want to help to support features for your device, you can do it by sending a Pull request on Bootleggers Github (check downloads and sources part) or GZOSP Gerrit (also check the downloads and sources part), will be really appreciated. Together we can do a better ROM.



Telegram Channel for Mi9 Bootleggers:
BTLG MI9 Channel


Device Sources:

Kernel Sources:
Kernel Source

XDA:DevDB Information
BOOTLEGGERS, ROM for the Xiaomi Mi 9

ROM OS Version: Android 10

Version Information
Status: Stable
Current Stable Version: 5.2
Stable Release Date: 2020-09-01

Created 2020-09-02
Last Updated 2020-09-02
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Senior Member
Feb 22, 2012

Here's some small answer to your questions or just answer to questions.

Q: Bootleggers? Why? What does that even mean?
A: Bootleggers (on a context of toy bootlegs and related stuff) are the people who take an original idea or product and make their own version, obviously on a low-quality way.

Q: What does the chinese/japanese thing means? I don't get it
A: According to google (and take the meaning of this with a hundred quotation marks) it means home or family. We want you to use your phone and feel yourself comfortable, and like it, like you'll be at home.

Q: Can i make Bootleggers stuff like wallpapers, logos and stuff?
A: Of course, feel free to do it, we will love it. 

Q: Do you have any Telegram/G+ Group to chat and share stuff of the ROM?
A: Check the first paragraphs, you'll find it


Screenshots will be attached on this thread.

ROM Specific bugs:
* You tell me

Device-Specific bugs:
* You tell me

You can buy me a beer or two if you want... [emoji1787] via PayPal: [email protected]
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Senior Member
Jan 14, 2012
Xiaomi Mi 9
Generally nice and fast rom. Looks like a brother of crDroid [emoji846] but feels faster and more responsive. I'll stay with it for a while.

Edit: Two problems: contacts imported from .vcf disappear and there is no Calculator app.

Wysłane z mojego Mi 9 przy użyciu Tapatalka
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Senior Member
Apr 21, 2012
Samsung Galaxy S20 FE
I know its mirror link on their site. I am not downloading for the first time from their site.
But it was still slow for me.
As i said it was ok after few tries.

As for ROM... Iz ok-ish. Need to test more.
But there is some micro stutter in UI.
Not the smoothest but nothing major.
Ok for now.