Install MIUI 7 on Samsung Galaxy Core 2 SM-G355H. If you are tired of watching the same Android UI, and want to experience something new on your device, then install MIUI 7 on Samsung Galaxy Core 2. This custom ROM is designed like iOS with additional features from Samsung’s Touch Wiz UI. Furthermore, this custom ROM also enhances the overall performance of your mobile along with increased battery backup.

Install MIUI 7 on Samsung Galaxy Core 2 SM-G355H
As a matter of fact, MIUI is a Chinese customized version of Android. Moreover, it is ported and enhanced from Chinese language to locale. Additionally, this MIUI ROM features an inbuilt control panel which offers multiple customization options. Furthermore, it is quite similar to stock ROM. Not to mention it comes with an OTA updater, which can upgrade your current firmware to the latest release without downloading the complete file.

So if you are looking for Galaxy Core 2 best custom ROM, then MIUI V7 is the one. Yes, you heard it right. This custom firmware is exceptionally beautiful, bug free with mouth watery features. Not to mention, MIUI is growing rapidly with especially over 10 million users worldwide. Therefore, in this easy steps guide we’ll manually install MIUI 7 on Samsung Galaxy Core 2 using CWM recovery. Let’s have a look at the working features in particular.

What’s working:

  • Booting first boot take 3-5 mins
  • Sound recording
  • Hardware keys
  • all sensors
  • MTP storage
  • Offline charging
  • Hardware rendering
  • Camera
  • Torch
  • RIL (Calls, SMS, mobile data for single SIM)
  • Internal and External Storage
  • ART
  • Video codecs
  • zRAM
  • Tethering (USB, Wifi, Bluetooth)
  • Wifi (connection, tethering)
  • Bluetooth
  • Sound and headphone

Without waiting any more, proceed ahead to install MIUI V7 on Samsung Galaxy Core 2 SM-G355H smartphone.

Disclaimer:

Perform all the steps given below at your own risk. If your Galaxy Core 2 is bricked by using this guide, then neither we at Droid Thunder nor the developers of this ROM will be held liable for that.

Compatibility:

This MIUI 7 ROM is only compatible with Samsung Galaxy Core 2 having model number SM-G355H. Installing this software update on any other device or variant might cause permanent damage.

Screenshots:

Install MIUI 7 on Samsung Galaxy Core 2 SM-G355H
Install MIUI 7 on Samsung Galaxy Core 2 SM-G355H
Install MIUI 7 on Samsung Galaxy Core 2 SM-G355H
Install MIUI 7 on Samsung Galaxy Core 2 SM-G355H
Install MIUI 7 on Samsung Galaxy Core 2 SM-G355H
Install MIUI 7 on Samsung Galaxy Core 2 SM-G355H

Pre-Requisites:

  • In order to avoid any interruption during the installation process, kindly charge your mobile at least 50%.
  • It is strongly recommended to backup your contacts, apps, messages, call logs and notes etc. This is essential as all the phone data and setting gets wiped out in this process.
  • Backup EFS folder present in your system directory. This folder contains your phones IMEI, wireless devices MAC addresses, and product code etc. If this folder gets deleted, then your phone will no longer be recognized by carrier. Refer our guide:
  1. How to backup and restore EFS/IMEI on Galaxy Core 2.
  • Install USB drivers on your computer. You can install them by installing Samsung Kies or manually install them from the link given below:
  1. Download latest Samsung USB Drivers.
  • Root your Samsung Galaxy Core 2.
  • Also install custom recovery like TWRP or CWM before flashing this MIUI ROM. Refer our guide:
  1. How to Root and install CWM recovery on Galaxy Core 2.
  • Enable USB debugging mode on your mobile.
  1. How to enable USB debugging on Galaxy Core 2.

After doing everything as given above, let’s move to our actual guide on how to install MIUI 7 on Samsung Galaxy Core 2 smartphone.

Step to install MIUI 7 on Samsung Galaxy Core 2:


Step 1: Download MIUI v7 ROM.

Step 2: Download Google Apps.

Note: Do not extract these zip files.

Step 3: Power off your device and restart it into CWM recovery mode. For that, press & hold Volume up + Home button (middle button) + Power button simultaneously till your device lands into CWM recovery.

MIUI 7 on Samsung Galaxy Core 2 SM-G355H enter recovery mode

Note: Touch won’t work in CWM recovery mode (unless you’ve installed touch recovery). So use Volume keys for navigating up and down and use Home button for selection.

As soon as you enter CWM recovery, firstly take Nandroid backup of your system. Refer our detailed tutorial:

  1. How to take Nandroid Backup of any Android Phone with 8 simple methods.

After taking backup, you need to wipe data and cache partitions from the device memory.

Step 4: For that, navigate to the ‘wipe data/factory reset’ option using volume keys. Select it using Home button. On the next page, click on Yes option to initiate the wiping process. Similarly navigate to the ‘wipe cache partition’ option and clear the cache.

 MIUI 7 on Samsung Galaxy Core 2 G355H wipe data/cache screenshot

Note: This step will wipe out entire data present on your phone. Hence make sure that you have backed up evea complete backup of everything must be done before implementing this step.

Step 5: Return to the main menu and select the Advanced option. On the next screen select Reboot Recovery option.

 MIUI 7 on Samsung Galaxy Core 2 G355H Reboot Recovery screenshot

This will restart you galaxy Core 2 back into CWM recovery.

Step 6: Click on the ‘install zip from SD card’ option from the main menu. On the next page, select ‘choose zip from SD card’ option. This will display the data present on your mobile. Simply navigate to the MIUI 7.zip file which you’ve downloaded  earlier and select it. On the next screen select ‘Yes’ option to start the ROM flashing process.

 MIUI 7 on Samsung Galaxy Core 2 G355H install zip screenshot

Step 7: After the installation completes successfully, again wipe data and cache partitions as you did in Step 4.

Note: This step is essential to fix bootloop issues.

Step 8: Similarly flash Google Apps zip file as you have installed the MIUI ROM.

Note: Do not wipe data and cache partitions after installing GApps file.

Step 9: That’s it. Simply click on ‘reboot system now’ option to restart your Samsung Galaxy Core 2 smartphone.

MIUI 7 on Samsung Galaxy Core 2 G355H reboot system now screenshot

Note: If you are not happy with this MIUI V7 ROM and want to revert back to Samsung Stock firmware, then refer:

  1. How to Update Galaxy Core 2 to official Android 4.4.2 XXU0ANL6 firmware.

Success

Finally! You have successfully installed MIUI 7 on Samsung Galaxy Core 2 SM-G355H smartphone. To verify the same, navigate to Menu->Settings->About Phone. For any queries or difficulty, kindly use the comment box given below.

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