Guide to Install MIUI v6 ROM on OnePlus One

OnePlus One is a beast of a phone and there have been lots of options about custom ROMs that one can try. One of the most elusive one has been the MIUI and especially the v6. There was a team working on this one but unfortunately the project got terminated for some reason. However looks like someone has been working on this in the background and we’ve got hold of flashable zip released/built on the 27th of April 2015 and guess what, its the MIUI v6! We had done an article earlier on how to install the Official MIUI v5 on the OnePlus One and we are back for the one with the MIUI v6. Please note that this is NOT the official build/release but our initial tests have been good. So lets roll:

Note:

  • We strongly recommend you take a Nandroid backup of your current OS
  • You phone has to be rooted
  • Your phone has to have a custom recovery and we recommend TWRP
  • This is not an official version but a build that was released on 27th April. It is stable so far but there may be minor bugs which will not affect everyday activities. We will list them as we encounter them during our testing.

NOTE: Unlocking Bootloader will completely wipe all device data including internal storage. So, make sure to take a backup first of all your important stuff.

How to Install MIUI 6 ROM on OnePlus One [Unofficial & Stable] –

Step 1: If your OnePlus bootloader isn’t unlocked and you don’t have TWRP recovery installed, then simply follow the Steps 1-5 listed here to do the needful.

Step 2: Download the required files:

MIUI 6 flashable zip for OnePlus One Download here Password: hdmw

KitKat 4.4.4 gapps file – Download here

Step 3: Copy the ROM and the gapps into the phone’s internal memory

Step 4: Booting into custom recovery

Boot into recovery mode – Press and hold Power + Volume Down buttons at the same time, let go when you see the OnePlus logo coming up

Step 5Flashing MIUI 6 on OnePlus One with TWRP

  • Go to Wipe and select Advanced Wipe. Select “Dalvik Cache, Cache, Data and System” option. Then perform the wipe by swiping.

TWRP   Selected Wipe

  • Go back and Tap on Install and then Select the ROM file “miui_Find7OP_5.4.27__4.4.zip” from internal storage. Swipe to install the ROM.

Select ROM   IMG_20150429_100413

  • Then Wipe Dalvik/Cache.
  • Reboot the phone and come back to recovery. This is a very important step to be followed. If you flash the ROM and the gapps file without rebooting, your device may be bricked or may get stuck in the bootloop.

Flash Gapps package – Choose Install > select gapps.zip file and install it. Then Wipe Dalvik/Cache and Reboot to system.

Factory Reset   gapps flash

Step 6: The first boot of the MIUI v6

Mi

The device would show up the OnePlus and the Android logo after which the Mi logo would come up. The first boot is always lengthy so give it some time – do not worry even if it takes 15 minutes. Once it boots up, the gorgeous MIUI shows up and get thru the initial set up. Guess what, AudioFX too is a part of this! All the Google apps would be in as well. Here are some screenshots. We did play around for a while and it looks pretty stable! Let us know in case you have any questions or feedback.

IMG_20150429_103204   Screenshot_1970-03-21-11-26-48

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Cosmic Paladin

Cosmic Paladin is a Tech Enthusiast and a Gadget Freak! From Nokia 3310 from back in the day to OnePlus One today, he has used tons of devices and has dived deep into the nuances of what it takes to make a good phone. As a Product Manager building enterprise mobile and web apps, his passion is music, photography and tech blogging!

9 Responses

  1. Stijn Lenaerts says:

    I have issues with the play store it will not instal any apps, the error is: not enough space .. there is 50 GB on space free, when i download from the miui store it does not give any issue
    can you advise ?

    Kind regards

  2. Vitor says:

    Hello
    Thanks for this tutorial.
    I have the same memory problem as Stijn Lenaerts.
    Even without trying to install anything. I boot up phone and imediatly after arriving at miui ui apears a message saying that there´s no enough internal memory

  3. nick says:

    are there any major bugs such as camera or wifi? i also saw that v5 only gets 3g… does this get 4g/lte?

  4. DaDan says:

    Lol, this is not miui v6. This is a private build that maybe have nice look and features and written V6 on it, but it is NOT V6 as it is 4.4 and Miui V6 is 5.0.2.

    Hell, I can change my build prop to say version 9 of android Z.

  5. Brandon Lee says:

    MIUI v6 currently has this as a widespread issue, the easiest workaround currently is to install your files VIA APK or download Aptoide (or your choice) of 3rd party market.

  6. Anuapurv says:

    The WiFi is detected but is not connecting to it. The same connection is detected and getting connected on other devices.
    Anywork around for that.

  7. rex says:

    I tried installing miui rom and it worked ok but when I tried installing Google apps it said that the apps called install as insufficient space so had to revert to the stock rom…

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