Posted on Jul 9 2014 - 12:44am by Anurag Kumar

Big day for Xiaomi today they launched Xiaomi Mi 3 in India for Rs 14999 i.e. $251, it is a killer price for a killer device with superb specifications. If you like to play with custom ROMs, MIUI is one of the most popular ROM available for users. If you are not rooted and want to experience the features of MIUI ROM now you can via Xiaomi MIUI Lite/Express 1.8.0 app.

Installing Xiaomi MIUI Lite/Express 1.8.0 will give you MIUI launcher, phone dialer, messaging app, cloud apps and UI. You get to download MIUI wallpapers, themes and widgets. To install Xiaomi MIUI Lite/Express 1.8.0 on your device you do not need root as per the developer’s note ( we tested on rooted handset ), you must be on android 4.4 KitKat ( Xperia handsets ), not sure working fine on android 4.3 devices also.

Xiaomi MIUI Lite/Express 1.8.0 app

Download Xiaomi MIUI Lite/Express 1.8.0 apk from below and install it like normal apk. After downloading open the app, let it run and settle down. It configures system settings ( with some text written in Chinese lang. ). Within 10 seconds Xiaomi MIUI Lite/Express 1.8.0 starts running on your device. Tap on home screen button and set your launcher and MIUI Launcher.

Download MiuiExpress 1.8.0.apk

Below you can see MIUI features running on our Xperia Z1.

Xiaomi MIUI Lite 1.8.0 app

MIUI Express 1.8.0 app

MIUI Express 1.8.0 apk

MIUI Express Home launcher apk

Xiaomi MIUI Launcher

Install MIUI ROM on Xperia Z1

MIUI ROM messaging app

Note: Some of the fields in app are not translated from Chinese yet like Weather Widget app, so avoid using it. Avoid using any widget if possible.

Install Xiaomi MIUI Express 1.8.0 on your device and let us know if it runs smoothly. Drop your comments below.

Source – MIUI Forum, Via – XDA

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5 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. agus July 9, 2014 at 3:32 am - Reply

    Working fine in 4.3 Xperia M

  2. marwan balu July 9, 2014 at 4:54 am - Reply

    Not install on my rooted z1 4.4.4 kitkat….why thats happend

    • [Fenix] July 10, 2014 at 12:12 am - Reply

      If you have downloaded the file with the phone it may be that it’s corrupt…try with PC…I can confirm that is working fine on my XZ1 4.4.4

  3. hiren July 12, 2014 at 12:30 pm - Reply

    working on my xperia SP.

  4. amin September 3, 2014 at 3:14 pm - Reply

    need new link its nnot working

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