New Xiaomi Mi2: Linaro, MIUI V6 and Multiboot

Xiaomi Mi2, the Chinese terminal with hardware comparable to Nexus 4, now has a support of all respect. More and more ROMs, improvements and innovations for this device. The ones I'm talking about today are ongoing projects, projects I have been following for some time but now I come to report you.

ROM: CyanogenMod LINARO

This ROM is developed with Linaro 4.8.3 on the CyanogenMod 11 and with a kernel that supports GPU overclocking, undervolt, overvolt, F2FS and more. Development is still ongoing and the developer is very helpful but ..
Flashing the ROM is not as easy as it usually is. At the moment (and probably forever) the ROM is not supported by dual boot. It is necessary to use recovery Philz and you must also repartition the partition system as they are needed 800 MB for the ROM, which become about 900 with the gapps.
If you want to try the ROM do a Nandroid Backup and copy it to your PC, then follow the guide in the first post of the dedicated thread. If you have doubts, ask for


On the net these days, screenshots of the next version of MIUI, the V6, and in these screenshots guess which device appears? It is not yet clear if MIUI will upgrade Xiaomi Mi2 to V6 and so it is not certain that the screens are real, I have a lot of doubts too. Apparently we will be able to know for sure only at the end of next month, August, at the moment we just have to wait and hope to receive the next version. What is certain is that, even if MIUI decides not to upgrade the good Mi2, someone will do a great port!


GRUB, Multiboot

You all know what the GRUB? The GRUB is, in simple terms, the bootloader where, when the machine starts, we can choose the operating system to start or perform other actions related to the OS. Who uses Linux, surely knows what I'm talking about (and better than me).
Xiaomi Mi2 is the only device that already has two partitions (also independent if we want), but thanks to GRUB we could also have more partitions, so more ROMs and start, why not, even Linux distributions. It will no longer be necessary to switch from recovery to change the partition, since they will all be shown at startup; it will be possible to enter passwords to make the terminal more secure; have touchscreen support thanks to the bootloader sources released by Xiaomi; and so on.
In short, we can compare it to the multibooting in the Nexus, but certainly with a few more gems 😉

If you want to follow the development, here is the link to official thread.

If you want to stay up to date on ROM, kernel, etc regarding Xiaomi Mi2, I refer you to this link (updated a little while ago with tweak for the camera, partition and new roms) 😉

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