MIUI 4 has finally landed on the Motorola Droid 3 in the shape of a port of MIUI 4 for the Droid 2. Thanks to XDA Developers member techno-update, Droid 3 users can finally enjoy this ROM on their devices.
For those of you who are not familiar with the ROM, MIUI is famous for its distinct and unique user interface, with the option to customize it even further with fan-made themes. It’s one of the most popular Android ROMs in the world, based on Android 2.3 and 4.0 and featuring a better experience and richer themes.
Unfortunately, the port is still in its early stages so there are quite a few bugs that need to be ironed out. A number of things don’t work very well, at the moment, such as Ice Cream Sandwich camera features and HW Codecs.
Currently, video is not possible and lockscreen wallpaper cannot be changed. If you don’t set a pattern lock, the device goes into bootloop, but we’ll provide you a temporary fix for that at the end of this tutorial. Though the developer has stated in the most recent update that the bootloop problem seems to have been fixed, it’s better to be safe than sorry. Everything else, however, seems to be in working condition.
We’d like to remind readers that this MIUI 4 port is only compatible with the Motorola Droid 3 and not with other handsets. If your device is not a Motorola Droid 3, we highly discourage attempting to flash this port as it may result in bricking.
Use these instructions at your own risk. Do not hold us responsible for whatever happens to your phone because of your use of these instructions.
Once that’s done, congratulations, you now have Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich, via MIUI 4, on your Motorola Droid 3!