Among the many ROMs available for most devices, MIUI ranks pretty high. When I say most devices you’ll notice that a quick search over the forums will show a good percentage of those device are HTC, however you’ll also notice a few stragglers from Samsung and Motorola.
As an Epic owner coming from a MT4G I was accustomed to seeing a variety of options when ever I was in need of switch, which is not found when looking through the latest Epic ROM to run. Which is not to say that it’s the lack of developers or that the current ones are bad as I understand you can only work with what you got. We have partially working CM7 and MIUI builds already although the updates have seemed to slow down a bit, which is also fine as life happens.
Upon checking the update status of our current MIUI port I came across a post containing a link to the MIUI dev site. To my surprise I ended up finding out that someone within the MIUI community is currently trying to port it over himself despite the fact that he doesn’t actually own a phone. Rather than being able to test the releases himself, he’s relying on the community to let him know how things go. I understand that this is probably a pain as it requires an update and lots of waiting coupled with quite a bit of trial and error as it would seem. Which leads me to the reason for this post.
As I’ve never actually gauged the amount of Epic owners I’m curious to see how many are out there that would like a good AOSP ROM working on our phones. Unlike the GSM versions of the Galaxy S line we have no flagship device to port from, making development seem kinda of one sided. With choices like TouchWiz, TouchWiz, or TouchWiz, it’s easy to see that. So I ask if you own an Epic and are willing to get your hands dirty, help get this thing running by helping to test releases.
Kudos to fusingblackrose for even attempting this project. We need more developers willing to cross platforms to help people beyond beyond the devices they own themselves.
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