KITKAT MIUI 6 RELEASED 19.09.2014
1. This is a special edition of MIUI 6 for Xiaomi Mi 2/2S based on Android 4.4 Kitkat. You need to flash using Fastboot. Please backup your data before flashing.
2. This is a unstable ROM. If any questions, please go to Bug session to report.
3. This is not a Dev version or a Stable version. It might be highly unstable in some devices. Only recommend for phone enthusiasts. If you need to flash back to MIUI Dev Version, you need to flash via fastboot. Flashing guide: http://en.miui.com/thread-11043-1-1.html．
4. flash_all.bat will clear all your data, including your data stored in internal storage. Please backup your data (pictures, music, videos etc.) to local then flash your device.
5. After you flash your device and restore your data via Backup app, please don’t restore the System Settings (you need to exclude System option like below).
Things You Need
Download the ROM flashing tools and the full ROM pack, unzip after downloading is completed.
Operate on the phone. Turn off the phone, press the Volume – key and the Power button at the same time to enter Fastboot mode, then connect the phone to a computer.
Double click on the zip file after downloading is completed to decompile it. Open the folder of the ROM pack, and copy its address on the computer.
Decompile and install the ROM flashing tools after downloading is completed (if there’s a security prompt, please select Allow).Open MiFlash.exe and paste the address copied in the last step into the address bar. Click on the first buttonto Refresh, and MiFlash will automatically recognize the phone. Then click the second button to flash.
Click Advanced Setting, change “flash_all_except_storage.bat” to “flash_all.bat” and click confirm (button on the left in the bottom).
Wait until the progress bar on MiFlash is green, which means the ROM is successfully flashed, and the phone will automatically boot.
The top two smartphone manufacturers, Apple and Samsung, are increasingly being challenged in Europe as a result of market fragmentation across the region, according to new research.
The latest smartphone sales data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, covering the three months to April 2014, showed that major brands are facing increased competition from smaller manufacturers vying for position within this lucrative market.
Lesser-known players and revitalised brands are both now gaining “real traction”, according to Dominic Sunnebo, strategic insight director at Kantar Worldpanel ComTech.
“Established brands like Motorola and Sony are showing resurgence, and newcomers to the European market, such as Huawei and Wiko, are challenging the established names,” he said.
Huawei, the Chinese manufacturer, saw its smartphone sales rise by 123% in the big five European markets – France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK – in the past year. It now holds an average market share of 3%, rising to 5% in Germany and Spain.
French brand Wiko also enjoyed triple-digit growth across Europe, and now has an 8% share in its home country, with further expansion planned across the continent, including into the UK.
Kantar noted that the British market has yet to experience the high levels of fragmentation witnessed elsewhere in Europe, but the entry of Wiko could potentially change that.
Sunnebo further observed that Europe and the US were starting to follow some common trends from other parts of the world, where there was a separation of tariffs and handsets.
“Consumers are starting to realise the true cost of handsets, and as a result they are shopping around to find cheaper alternatives,” he said.
“This shift in behaviour plays directly into the hands of lesser-known brands like Huawei and Wiko, who are able to offer competitive technologies for a fraction of the price.”
In China, the world’s largest smartphone market, local vendor Xiaomi outsold Samsung for the second time in April 2014.
Xiaomi RedMi, the company’s budget handset, was the top-selling smartphone in the country, with 41% of buyers acquiring their first ever smartphone and another 23% switching from Samsung.
If you have an Android device and want some of the applications that are preloaded on CyanogenMod ROMs, then we’ve got an app for you. CMApps takes the hassle from rooting and allows you to have some of the popular CyanogenMod apps on your phone. With this application, you don’t need to worry about unlocking, rooting or ROMing your device. You simply download the CMApps application from the Google Play Store and gain access to some of the apps preloaded on CyanogenMod ROMs.
The applications that come with this app are Apollo (a music player), Camera Next, Clock Widget, DSP Manager, File Manager, Sound Recorder, Calculator, Torch, Trebuchet (the launcher that CyanogenMod uses by default) and Wallpapers. The app is available on the Google Play Store for free. It will only run on Android devices running 4.2 and newer, so realize that it might not work on all of your devices. The app basically works as an installer. You can pick and choose the apps that you’d like to install. Keep in mind that if you want to install the Camera app, you need to be running on Android KitKat 4.4.
If you’re interested in grabbing CMApps, head on over to the Play Store now.
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Refined call experience
Block unwanted calls
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Block spam texts
Sync your contacts, SMS and images
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Non-MIUI ROM devices with Android 4.0 and above, 1GB and above RAM, 100MB storage space available
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