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[Updated] How to port MIUI 8 & MIUI 9 ROMs to Qualcomm powered Smartphones

This Guide is also applicable in porting other ROMs like Color OS, Flyme OS, Sense and more... and this guide has been updated for MIUI 9 as well.
ROM porting is not an easy task for a newbie and porting a highly customizable ROM like MIUI is a way tougher. When I was porting MIUI v7 Lollipop for a Qualcomm Snapdragon device I did not find a definitive guide for porting the latest MIUI versions. So, porting MIUI became a very tough task since I was a newbie in porting ROMs. I learnt porting through experience. Hence I am writing this guide to help the new MIUI porters so that they don’t face the problems which I faced.

Not much history now, let’s move on to our actual task i.e. how to port MIUI ROMs (Updated for latest MIUI 9 as well)

DISCLAIMER: This guide is written to help the emerging devs. Soft bricking is common in porting ROMs. But, I am not responsible if you somehow hard-brick your device. Do it at your own risk.Prerequisites Things required for porting:
Device for which the RO…
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Xiaomi Teases MIUI 9 through Screenshots – Most Likely to Release This Month

Xiaomi may release the much awaited MIUI 9 this month. Recently, Xiaomi’s Vice President in Marketing, Huan Long posted a few screenshots of upgraded OS on the Chinese microblogging site, Weibo, hinting at the release.
Xiaomi’s CEO, Lei Hun had earlier confirmed that MIUI 9 would be more powerful and smooth, hinting at not many visual changes.
Official Screenshots:
By analyzing the screenshots of home screen UI posted on Weibo, we can say that MIUI 9 doesn’t feature many changes in UI apart from new icon design and theme. The clock widget is centered and has a different design from the previous version i.e. MIUI 8. ​ Also the recents window is almost same as before except the background. In MIUI 8 we got single solid color/blurred background in recents, but in MIUI 9, as shown in the screenshot clearly, the wallpaper be used as the background.
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We may sometimes find that a budget headphone may give a better output than a costly one. This is because everyone’s taste is different, some people like bass and some treble, some love loud music and some people love soothing music. So every headphone may not suit everybody.

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I have included the best sound enhancement systems in one ultimate mod called Quasar AtmoX. I am very thankful to various XDA members who shared audio libs and files from Xperia, HTC, Lenovo and other devices. I am also thankful to the devs of different sound mods Dolby Atmos®, Viper Audio, Xperia™ Audio Enhancement, HTC Beats etc.

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MIUI 8 Marshmallow ROM for Yureka and Yureka Plus [Patchrom Based]

The new version of MIUI is indeed colorful with its redesigned beautiful UI. System app like Dialer, Calendar, Contacts are more colorful and the color tones used are more refreshing. The notification shade now offers a much more dynamic experience, with core functions exposed and hidden through delicate scrolling. The system UI is now smoother and battery backup is much improved. Many new features are also added.
This MIUI 8 Beta PatchROM is based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. This Custom ROM is built from Official MIUI 8 Patchrom which is fully translated into English and is multilingual. Thus, this MIUI 8 is actually a Global version with features of China Developer build.
Remember this MIUI 8 ROM is not an official release from MIUI team so don’t expect zero bug.
Disclaimer: This ROM has been tested and verified to be stable for daily use but there may be some unknown bugs. The development team is not responsible for any damage to your device or your information.

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Disclaimer: This ROM has been tested and verified to be stable for daily use but there may be some unknown bugs. The development team is not responsible for any damage to your device or your information.
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