Former Writer · May 1, 2012 at 03:00 pm

MIUI Launcher on Non-MIUI ROMs for Galaxy S II and Possibly Others

While many folks seem to enjoy the MIUI look and feel, not everyone wishes to run the actual ROM itself. Often times, users end up going back to the ROMs designed more specifically for their phones. However, some end up missing the look and feel of MIUI. These problems have been eased by porting the MIUI Music Player and a root-enabled version of its File Explorer, but overall device look and feel is most heavily influenced by the launcher.

For users of the Samsung Galaxy S II, you can now have the MIUI look and experience without actually running MIUI thanks to XDA Senior Member ZACQ8, who brings the launcher from MIUI’s official website to devices running TouchWiz-based ICS ROMs.

The mod itself, which is an easy to install .apk, brings the MIUI launcher to the stock TouchWiz experience by giving users the MIUI Control Panel, from which users can opt to use the MIUI Launcher and even a few other fun settings. Once set, you’re good to go, and any MIUI themes you have downloaded will be usable.

The only issue? Well, it’s not a permanent setting and you will have to go back and set it after every reboot. For most, that’s no big deal. While it was originally meant for Galaxy S II, it’s not impossible to believe that this may work other ICS TouchWiz ROM. Since it’s just an .apk, there shouldn’t be any real danger in attempting it on other ICS TouchWiz devices to see if it works for you as well.

If it’s the MIUI experience you want without the MIUI ROM, check out the launcher thread to get started.


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