Install MIUI V5 on Google Nexus 5

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The Android 4.4 Kitkat device is one hell of a contender to be counted amongest the best devices of all time. The Snapdragon 800 running device currently boots Android 5.0 Lollipop and for sure, runs like butter.  Meanwhile, there is a possibility that the vanilla loving mob could be in the mood to try out a much more organized operating system. MIUI is an after market firmware available for various devices and is one of the most beloved custom skins of all time over Android. It’s the love for vanilla Android that drives people towards a Nexus device but hey, some times, a detour can come in quite handy!


This is an official MIUI port for the Nexus 5 and is available at the MIUI global forums. Everything works as good as they do on a Xiaomi phone so what are you waiting for! Let’s get our hands on this fresh piece of software for your Google Nexus 5.


  1. Make sure you have backed up all the data and have a custom recovery ready on your device that’ll be required to complete the flashing process.
  2. Download the ROM file(You might need to have a MIUI account in order to proceed with the download!).
  3. Put the files downloaded above in the root folder(preferable) of your sd card.
  4. Boot your phone up in recovery mode(Generally using Vol Up+Power Buttons).
  5. In the recovery mode try navigating using the Volume keys and for selection, use the Power key.
  6. Now in the recovery mode, wipe all the data/ Do a factory reset for a clean installation
  7. Now go to “Install zip from sd card” (We mean the external sd card here!).
  8. Select the ROM zip file that you downloaded in the above step and proceed to flash it.
  9. From the recovery menu, Click “Reboot System Now”.
  10. Sit back and relax, You’re home fella!

If you’ve gone through all the steps mentioned above in the order they’ve been given, you’ll land up on the Home screen of your fresh installation in a few minutes as the first boot usually takes a bit longer than usual,  depending upon the ROM and the hardware. Just keep you calm and enjoy the ROM.

For more on this, you can drop us a word in the comments section or head over to the original thread if you’re keen enough. Happy to help!

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