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How to Install MIUI 6 on your Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 4 or Nexus 5


At last the most awaited custom rom is here! Don’t know how many of you been waiting for this version release but I am on right from the day ‘Mi4i launch event’. That’s the event the new version was disclosed to public along with the only Indian specific Mi4i smartphone. The MIUI is generally known for its Flat UI design and now with the latest release they made everything transparent. Right from Notification drawer to widgets everything is transparent and is so elegantly designed that one would fall in love for sure, both with device and also with the OS inside. The rom is currently ported to Galaxy Nexus(GSM) and Nexus 4 only. Will let you know through our blog post when it is available for other devices in our family, so stay connected! Now, how to flash this rom on your Galaxy Nexus or Nexus 4? Right after jump you see the “how to guide”, do follow each and every step and get the most out of the completely Revamped, Visually Stunning MIUI rom.

Update: Now available for Nexus 5**

Have a look at Visually Stunning MIUI 6:

How to Install MIUI 6 on your Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 4 or Nexus 5

Flashing a custom rom on our nexus devices is now a damn easy thing. It may take around just 15-20 minutes, if you are a regular visitor of NexusandMe. We usually recommend our users to make use of the available Nexus Root Tool Kit for these kind of operations and is absolutely free. Below is the guide you have been looking for. So, lets get started!

Step 1: Unlock your Bootloader

First and the foremost thing is, your device must be in unlocked state. To check ‘power off’ your device then press ‘voulme down+power button’ to boot into bootloader. There in bootloader screen, you see the “Device state” as locked/unlocked. If it is unlocked then you can proceed to next step. If not, check this guide over here (from step 1 to 7) to unlock your device.

Step 2: Root and Flash Custom Recovery:

Now our purpose, full administrative access and that is possible only by root. So, from NRT’s main screen, under the Root subsection, tick the box next to And Also Flash: Custom Recovery. Then, just hit the Root button to begin the process.

Root and Flash Custom Recovery

On the next screen, click OK to begin rooting and installing a custom recovery on your phone. When it’s all finished, a confirmation box will let you know that the process was successful. You should see two new apps in your app drawer one is SuperSu and other BusyBox.

(Complete guide: How to Root and Flash Custom Recovery on your Nexus running Android 5.1 Lollipop)

Step 3: Download the rom from MIUI Official website

To download the MIUI V6 rom click this link from your Windows PC > Choose “Google” as brand > Choose your device “Galaxy Nexus”,”Nexus 4″ or “Nexus 5”> Click “Download full Rom” to begin your download


GApps from here.

Step 4: Flashing MIUI V6

Step 1 : Put the downloaded MIUI 6 .zip file onto your Internal Storage
Step 2 : Reboot into Recovery(TWRP) – Volume down + Power button.
Step 3 : Goto “wipe” – > Advanced
Step 4 : Check all (Dalvik, System, Data and cache) except internal storage and usb-otg then at bottom drag the “Swipe to Wipe” button to confirm and begin the wipe process.

Twrp Wipe Process
Step 5 : Next goto “Install” -> “install zip from sdcard” -> choose the [filename.zip] and confirm flashing procedure
Step 6 : When done “wipe dalvik cache” once again
Step 7 : “reboot into system”

That’s it. It may take up to 5 minutes for the device to boot completely– be patient.

Any queries feel free to ask using the below comment section.


MIUI 6 on Nexus 4 Screenshots

MIUI 6 on Nexus 4 – Screenshots

Links of Interest:

Nexus Root Tool Kit: Download Link

MIUI 6 for Galaxy Nexus(GSM) : Download Link

MIUI 6 for Nexus 4 : Download Link

MIUI 6 for Nexus 5 : Download Link

Gapps for above two devices : Download Link

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