New MIUI v4 ROM for Galaxy Nexus — UltimateMIUI

UltimateMIUI is a new MIUI 4 based custom ROM for the Galaxy Nexus, running on Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0 of course. The 4.65″ HD SAMOLED screen on the Galaxy Nexus is one of the best screens to enjoy MIUI’s beautiful interface on, so MIUI lovers would do well to try this ROM out. Of course, as always we have step by step instructions to guide you through the installation of the ROM.

Read on to find out how you can flash UltimateMIUI ROM on your Galaxy Nexus.


This ROM and the guide below are compatible only and only with the Galaxy Nexus, model number¬†i9250. It‚Äôs not¬†compatible with¬†any other device.¬†Check¬†your¬†device model in¬†Settings¬†¬Ľ About phone.


The methods and procedures discussed here are considered risky and you should not attempt anything if you don’t know exactly what you are doing. If any damage occurs to your device, including a bricked, non-functional device, we won’t be held liable.

ROM Info

Developer → iceandfire

Known Issues:

  • Gallery force closes sometimes. Just give it a go second time.

Pre-Installation Requirements/Tips

  1. Important! A Galaxy Nexus (GSM Version) with Clockworkmod recovery installed.
  2. This¬†procedure¬†will wipe all your apps, data and¬†settings¬†(but it will NOT touch your SD card, so don‚Äôt worry about those). Backup your Apps and important data ‚ÄĒ¬†bookmarks, contacts, SMS, APNs (internet¬†settings), etc. This¬†Android backup guide¬†would help you.
  3. Make sure the battery is sufficiently charged. At least 50% is recommended.

How to Install UltimateMIUI on Galaxy Nexus

  1. Download the latest version of the ROM from the official development page.
  2. Transfer the downloaded zip file to the root of the SD card on your HTC Sensation (i.e don’t put it inside any folder).
  3. Turn off the phone, then boot into Clockworkmod recovery. To do this, press the following keys together: Power + Volume Up and Down. You will enter Fastboot mode. Here, press Volume Up twice till you see Recovery selected, then press Power button to boot into recovery. In recovery, use Volume buttons to navigate and Power button to select.
  4. [Optional]¬†Perform a Nandroid Backup of your existing ROM, so that you can always restore it from recovery if something does not work out with this rom. To perform a backup, select¬†backup and restore¬†‚Äď> On¬†the next¬†screen, select¬†Backup¬†again.¬†Go back¬†to main recovery menu after backup is complete.
  5. Perform a wipe:
    1. Select wipe data/factory reset, then select Yes on next screen to confirm. Wait a while till the data wipe is complete.
    2. Select wipe cache then select Yes on next screen to confirm.
    3. Select¬†advanced, and then select¬†wipe dalvik cache¬†¬Ľ¬†Yes ‚Äď wipe dalvik. Then¬†go back¬†to the main recovery menu.
  6. Now select¬†install¬†zip from sdcard, then select¬†choose zip from sdcard.¬†Scroll to¬†the ROM file¬†on the sdcard and select it. Confirm¬†installation¬†by¬†selecting¬†Yes ‚ÄstInstall¬†¬†on¬†the next¬†screen.¬†The ROM will start installing.
  7. After the installation is complete, select go back then select reboot system now to reboot the phone.

UltimateMIUI ROM is now installed and running on your Galaxy Nexus. Visit the original development page for more info and to get the latest updates on the ROM. Share your thoughts on the ROM in the comments.