Recently I stumbled upon this MIUI V5 port for the Galaxy S4 mini at the russian smartphone discussion forums called 4pda. The rom was posted by narkoman88 and originally for GT-I9190 (the 3G variant).
MIUI V5 is based off Android 4.2.2 so there should be nothing new here other than the totally different UI this custom rom that offers. Now originally, this was developed and posted for the 3G Galaxy S4 mini but according to some users, it seems to function just fine on the LTE variant aswell with the exception of an LTE option being available in the network options.

Users simply need to modify the updater-script of the zip file a bit and replace I9190 with I9195 aswell as 3g with lte, which is mandatory otherwise CWM recovery would not install the rom. I have made another variant of the zip file with the modified updater-script, so now you have two available zip files.

If you are interested in a complete features list of the MIUI custom rom, you could google around.


MIUI V5 for GT-I9190
MIUI V5 for GT-I9195
Gapps for MIUI


  1. Download the rom zip file according to your model aswell as the Gapps zip file to your sdcard
  2. Boot into CWM Recovery by holding Volume up + Home + Power buttons
  3. Choose wipe data/cache
  4. Choose install zip
  5. Now choose choose zip from external sdcard
  6. Locate the rom zip file and choose it
  7. Choose Yes to confirm when asked
  8. After installation is complete, go back there and flash the Gapps zip file
  9. Once that installation is also done, go back to the main menu and choose reboot system now

Video Instructions and demo: 

Source: 4pda forums


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