Considered as the most ill-fated device of it’s batch that was left on Android 4.2.2 after an update cycle of 18 months which started from Android 4.1, the Sony Xperia L got one of the biggest twist of fate for a device till date. The device received much love from the developer community in the form of official support for CarbonROM, PAC, LiquidSmooth and even Cyanogenmod ROMs and following these, other ports and themed ROMs to follow were just a formality on the cards.
MIUI was initially an aftermarket firmware that laid foundation for Xiaomi. Following a design scheme very close to that of the Cupertino giant’s, MIUI is sleek, smooth and simple once you get along with it! Apart from the basic stuff, it comes with a lot of extras baked into the ROM itself to take the user experience to the next level. Talking about user experience, you can choose from a wide variety of themes from the theme store and customize every bit of the user interface!
Here are some screenshots:
Please Note That Since this ROM is still under development, a few hiccups could be there anyways. Keep calm and believe in the developers, they do work hard everyday to keep this bugs in check.
How To Install MIUIv5 On Your Sony Xperia L:
- 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.
- Download the ROM file.
- Put the files downloaded above in the root folder(preferable) of your sd card.
- Boot your phone up in recovery mode(Generally using Vol Up+Power Buttons).
- In the recovery mode try navigating using the Volume keys and for selection, use the Power key.
- Now in the recovery mode, wipe all the data/ Do a factory reset for a clean installation
- Now go to “Install zip from sd card” (We mean the external sd card here!).
- Select the ROM zip file that you downloaded in the above step and proceed to flash it.
- From the recovery menu, Click “Reboot System Now”.
- 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 MIUI setup wizard screen for your fresh installation in a few minutes as the first boot usually takes around 2 minutes depending upon the ROM and the hardware. Voila! There you go! All set to enjoy one of the most cherished pieces of UI available in the market.
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