Custom ROMs are the best way to change the look of your phone’s user interface, get faster performance out of it, and enjoy a lot better battery life than the stock ROM. While official ROMs might compromise with a perfect experience from user’s point of view for various reasons, custom ROMs are developed with an aim to giving users what they want on their phone.
Most often our OEMs are a bit lazy, and even unwilling, in sending the latest updates to their devices but the Android developer community makes it all possible. Most developers try hard to eliminate the bugs, loopholes and bloat found in stock ROMs and add a variety of new features and mods to make your phone perform smoother and work with enhanced efficiency.
The very things that open the gates to the great world of possibilities for Android devices are root access and a custom recovery like CWM or TWRP. If you have them on your HTC One, feels yourself a little privileged because you have the license to taste the real flavor of Android. A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a ROM review article on some of the best custom ROMs for the HTC One so that you might get the best out of your phone. Today, we have made a come back with another ROM that is not only one of best in features, but also the most beautiful of all. Should I still need to tell you I am talking about MIUI V5?
Did Not Root Your HTC One Yet?
I have been using MIUI since Gingerbread days and have also developed a bunch of themes for this ROM. MIUI V5 is certainly the most beautiful avatar of MIUI so far. Unfortunately, MIUI is not yet officially available for HTC One but as I said earlier, our developers make things happen with their spell. Thanks to XDA member adyscorpius who has ported MIUI V5 to HTC One!
The ROM has been released just today and so it is pretty early to make a judgment on its performance. It has just been 4-5 hours since I installed it on my One and I must tell you that I could not help being impressed with it. It does have a few little bugs and we hope that in the coming days all of they’ll be sorted out. Some of the minor known issues the ROM has are as follows:
- Connection mode options are not shown when the phone is connected to PC via USB cable.
- A little flickering while launching and closing apps.
- Issue with showing the correct signal strength.
- Problems in NFC in some devices.
The bugs we listed above are not that serious so as to skip this ROM and therefore I would recommend it all HTC owners who have a keen sense for beauty and customization. As you all know MIUI supports themes which you can download in hundreds of numbers via the inbuilt Themes app from MIUI market.
The ROM is not available anymore because the developers have deleted it from their servers.
How to Install:
To install the MIUI V5 ROM on your HTC One, follow the easy and detailed steps given here.