If you’ve done any dabbling in custom ROMs for Android, there’s a high probability that you’ve heard of MIUI — next to CyanogenMOD, one of the most popular ROM series, available for a wide array of devices. Fans of MIUI who own a Verizon Samsung Galaxy Nexus (dubbed “Toro” in the development community) were treated to a tasty surprise yesterday, in the form of the development team’s spin on Android 4.0, otherwise know as Ice Cream Sandwich.
Over the past few months, a handful of unofficial ROMs have leaked out, thanks to the work of various developers who have used the MIUI source code. Now, we can finally shed that “unofficial” tag and get a dose of the real deal, straight from the creators themselves. If you’ve never ran MIUI out before, we highly recommend giving it a try, especially if you’re looking for a new and unique experience on your Android device.
Obviously, being that this is a _custom_ ROM, you will need root access on your phone if you wish to install this. We also suggest making a Nadroid backup of your data, just in case you run into any troubles with the installation process. As always, AndroidOS.in is not responsible for anything you do to your device, and rooting your phone will void your warranty. Hack responsibly, kids.
That being said, if you’re ready to check out MIUI on your Verizon GNex, head on over to RootzWiki for the file download and instructions you will need to get you started.