Upgrade Motorola Droid X2 to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Via MIUI 4

by: Alvin YbañezFebruary 13, 2012

The combination of the sweetness of Android ICS and the polished interface of MIUI makes MIUI 4 a suitable OS running on your Motorola Droid X2.

MIUI has gained its popularity by combining the features of the two most talked-about operating systems–Android and iOS. This ROM carries the features and some special apps from Android, while it also bears a resemblance of the polished, clean, and smooth design of iOS. No wonder MIUI has gained the favor of most custom ROM enthusiasts.

XDA developer aceoyame has come up the latest version of MIUI that is suitable for running on your Motorola Droid X2. Although it is still new and carries a few bugs, the ROM lets you enjoy the latest Android ICS with a twist of iOS on your Droid X2.

The ROM includes the following:

  • MIUI US apps
  • MIUI Control panel
  • ICS Framework
  • Black Ice Theme default
  • Same working hardware in CyanogenMod 7

So, if you want to enjoy the MIUI v4 experience, continue reading our guide on how to install MIUI 4 on your Motorola Droid X2.


  • Motorola Droid X2 running Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread firmware from Motorola.  (You can flash the Gingerbread 2.3.4 SBF file by following this guide.)
  • Your phone must also be rooted and must have Bootstrap Recovery installed.
  • Download the MIUI4DX2 Beta 1 ROM package from here.  Copy the ZIP file into the root of the phone’s external SD card.
  • Download the patched Bootstrap Recovery APK file for Droid X2. Get the APK file here and copy the APK file into the root of the phone’s external SD card.
  • Back up your phone data.
  • Fully charge your phone battery.


  1. Reboot your phone into Bootstrap Recovery, as follows:
    1. Make sure your phone is not plugged into the computer.
    2. Connect the USB cable to your phone.
    3. Connect the other end of the USB cable to the wall charger adapter, but do not plug the wall charger into an outlet yet.
    4. Launch the System Recovery app on your phone.  This is the Bootstrap Recovery app.
    5. If you have not yet installed the recovery image, do so by tapping “Install Recovery”.  If the Superuser app prompts, choose to grant the recovery app permission.  Make sure the recovery installation finishes completely.
    6. Plug the wall charger into the power outlet.
    7. Tap “Recovery Mode” in the System Recovery app.  Your phone will enter into Bootstrap Recovery after a few seconds.
  2. Once in Bootstrap Recovery, first create a nandroid backup of your system.  You can do this from Backup & restore > Backup.
  3. In bootstrap recovery mode, select “Wipe data/factory reset” and “Wipe cache partition.”
  4. Install the MIUI4DX2 Beta 1 ZIP file by selecting “Install zip from sdcard” from the menu and selecting the ZIP file to start the installation.
  5. Upon completion of installation, perform a complete wipe of your phone: Select “Wipe data/factory reset,” “Wipe cache partition,” and “Wipe Dalvik cache” (from “Advanced” menu).
  6. Reboot your phone into MIUI 4.
  7. Install the patched Bootstrap Recovery APK file that you copied into your phone’s external SD card.
  8. Launch Android Market and update your phone apps.

Congratulations!  You’ve successfully upgraded your Motorola Droid X2 to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich via MIUI 4.

  • Denverleebennett

    When is it coming for the droid razor the droid x 2 is old

    • plasmagrenade11

      For real? The DROID x2 came out 9 months ago.

  • Mack

    This is MIUI based off of Dragonzkiller’s CM7 (for the X2) with some android 4.0 framework. Unfortunately this is not ICS or CM9. If anyone wants info on the development of ICS (CM9) for the Droid X2, check out @dragonzkiller on twiter.

    • Samari200033

      yea but thats never going to happen dragonzkiller has given up cm9 for now but wont share his work with any other developers makes you wonder if it really is ics

  • Dan

    Although these instructions may seem simple to people familiar with programming, I’m having a hard time installing any of this. Could you possibly post step by step?

  • Jojoride94

    http://www.youtube.com/user/AndroidLifeStyle ,ICS knock off, better than nothing tho right?! if you think the X2 is old your crazy razors cool in all but i dont like super light phones, they feel like youd drop it and it would be game over, atleast the x2 has some durability behind it!

  • Interested Nerd

    Anyone know where to find the bootstrap recover…Could only find Droid X, Droid 2, and Droid 3 bootstrap recovery’s do any of these work?

  • Tripwwf

    Miui link wont download

  • Randy

    Droid x2 It works so far. phone says android version 4.0.3 build miui 1012019
    Is that incorrect?

  • David Carasiti

    I completed this and I’m loving it right now, but the only problem is that the ringtons that I have seem to not work

  • JZ

    Havin some trouble i get the phone to recover but the bootstrap does not load stays at the M screen any ideas??

  • Nicholas

    having bugs with music players

  • Richardp93

    I flashed the rom to my phone and it worked great…my camera and data everything worked perfect…except it wouldnot let me make or recive calls….or let me send or recive text…so i had to sbf back to stock in order to call or text…so that needs to get fixed…unless i did something wrong?

  • daveny5

    Doesn’t work on my X2 with 2.3.5. Can’t root it.

  • PiperTen

    So, is this like a legitimate Android 4.0? Like, will it be able to download apps such as Vine, and an updated Instagram, and other apps that are specifically tethered to Android 4.0+ phones only? My Play store currently says that my Droid 2.3.4 cannot download Vine. That’s all I really care about- having newer apps. Wil this allow me to download those apps?

  • Keenan

    Bummer. I get a failed error every time I try to unpack the zip.

  • Fahad Q

    Will the camcorder work with this?