Love it or hate it, Xiaomi’s MIUI is one of the best custom Android skins out there. The custom skin comes with plenty of interesting features not found in AOSP and it’s even better with MIUI 10. However, the overall look is too colorful, and some people, like me, prefer the look of stock Android. Well, if you’re someone who owns a Xiaomi device running MIUI but would rather fancy the stock Android look, read on, as we discuss 10 of the best MIUI themes that you can install on your device to make it look like you’re running stock Android:
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Best MIUI Themes For A Stock Android Look
Note: I’ve tried the following themes on my Redmi Note 5 Pro running MIUI 9.5, and they all worked perfectly. However, do note that some themes might not natively support devices with 18:9 screen ratio, and you might encounter issues due to the same reason.
1. Android P
Android 9 Pie is here, so you can’t be blamed for looking for a theme that resembles the new look. The Android P theme is based on Android Pie, and as you can see, it showcases the same white and blue theme all over the place.
In fact, the quick settings icons are so well designed that anyone would easily mistake your device as one running actual Android 9 Pie. If you fancy the whites and want your device to look like Android P, well, then this might just be the perfect theme for you.
Well, Android P turned out to be Pie and not Pineapple, but it is a great theme nonetheless. In fact, it is one of the cleanest themes of the lot and looks a lot like Android 9 Pie.
The theme offers a clean dock, along with Android Pie styled quick settings toggles. The lockscreen, on the other hand, is slightly off the mark on my device, since the theme doesn’t support 18:9 ratios. Nonetheless, if you can look past the lockscreen, you get a near stock AOSP experience, which is kind-off what this list is all about.
3. Google Pixel 2 – Android 8 Oreo
The Pixel Experience is one thing, but to have the exact same look as the Google Pixel 2 is another. Well, this theme is all about that. The Google Pixel 2 theme comes with the exact same Pixel 2 look, offering over 1100 stock icons and the new stock Google Pixel 2 boot animation as well.
What’s more is that it has the new Google dashboard widget as well and the same wallpaper to give the exact same look. For me, the theme worked pretty well, and although I did notice a slight lag at times, I wouldn’t really make a big fuss about it. The only issue that I faced with the theme is that since this is a 3rd party theme, I had to install it using the MIUI Theme Editor (free).
4. Pure Android P
Pure Android P is another MIUI Theme that is based on Android 9 Pie. The theme has one of the cleanest looks out there, and really does a great job of replicating the overall look of Android Pie. The quick settings icons have a shadow of their own, and actually look like a mix between Android Pie and MIUI.
The theme comes complete with a still image of Pixel 2’s live wallpaper and looks pretty neat. However, the lockscreen might be something that has a divided opinion, since it looks pretty much like the homescreen only. Nonetheless, it gives you access to customizable shortcuts which is always a plus in my book.
5. Android One
Android One is one of the cleanest forms of Android available to OEMs, and the same can be said for this theme right here. The Android One theme looks pretty similar to those found on Android One devices, boasting of the circular icons, folder icons, the Pixel widget, and much more.
The icons in the status bar also resemble the AOSP ones quite closely. Personally, I fancy this theme a lot, simply because it does not add a lot of bells and whistles, but looks plain simple, just the way Stock Android should as well.
6. Android Origin
Origin is an open-source theme project that brings Android 8.0 Oreo’s basic look to your Xiaomi device. It’s free to download and comprises of the translucent dock, rounded icons, notification shade and lock-screen similar to stock Android.
It brings about a change in the quick settings as well and looks pretty similar to stock AOSP. The theme also comes with a cool set of wallpapers, so if you’re looking for an MIUI theme that resembles AOSP perfectly, then Android Origin is easily one of the top picks.
7. Android 8
As suggested by the name, the theme is based on Android 8, that is, Android Oreo. And it certainly looks like it. It brings along the rounded Pixel icons, time and weather widget up-top, and the material settings window and notification shade.
The only areas where the theme lacks polish is the dialer, in-call UI and third-party app theming. But other than that, the theme is quite solid and offers a stable stock Android experience. The lockscreen, on the other hand, is a good mix of stock Android and MIUI.
8. Pixel N
If you like looks with no actual functionality, then the Pixel N is the theme for you. Basically, this theme adds a lot of visual elements to your device, blending a Pixel and Android Nougat experience.
This theme replaces the default icons with rounded Pixel icons and paints the notification shade in material black, which is something I really like about it. You will now see an even refined Pixel launcher with an app drawer and Google app on the right but a lot of these UI features have been faked and only work to hamper the overall experience. Nonetheless, this is a really great theme that gets you the basics of a stock Android-like look.
9. Pixel Experience
One of the most updated and widely used MIUI Themes for Stock Android look, the Pixel Experience is an easy recommend for anyone looking to get the, well, Pixel-like experience on their MIUI device.
It is basically a stock android Nougat style theme with working pixel widget, along with Pixel style icons, Pixel style system themes, and even new Play Store and WhatsApp themes. It may be based off Android Nougat, but it is undeniably stable, and you still get a full stock Android like look.
10. Oxygen 999
Stock Android is great, but there are certain things I love about OxygenOS as well, especially with the way that it merges Stock AOSP with its own UI elements. Well, if you share the same emotions, the Oxygen 999 theme is for you.
The theme provides you a stock Android Nougat homescreen, lockscreen and in-call experience. While you do not get any additional customization features, the fact that the overall look is the same as OxygenOS should suffice for most users. The theme literally makes your device look like the OnePlus 3/3T, which I personally fany a lot, but it does come with the cost of an ill-rendered lockscreen.
11. AOSP Extended
No no, I am not asking you to install the AOSP Extended custom ROM on your device, despite it being one of my favorite ROMs out there. Nonetheless, the AOSP Extended theme aims to give you pretty much the same “extended” look on your MIUI device.
The AOSP Extended theme comes circular icons along with a dark grey/black theme all around. I especially love the quick settings in this theme, that offers a transparent look to the background. The theme is one of the most stable that I’ve used, and while it isn’t AOSP per se, it is quite better in every sense, thanks to the stability and the custom icons.
12. Name-X Light (BONUS)
Last but not the least, there’s Name-X Light. Okay, this isn’t stock Android or AOSP, but let’s be honest, the reason you’re probably looking for an AOSP-styled theme is that you want a cleaner looking device. And well, this theme delivers just that.
Name-X Light is one of the most heavily modded themes out there and is still light on the resources. The theme follows a black and white color combo, focussing on enhancing the visual elements quite a lot. It features its own custom lockscreen, quick settings, widgets, and what not. Everything is black and white in this theme, and honestly, I love it. If you’re not hell-bent on AOSP and just want a clean looking theme, then trust me, Name-X Light is one of the best out there.
Rock That Stock Android Look on Your MIUI Device
Theming is one of the best parts about customization in Android, and MIUI gives you the option to mix and match the capable parts of a different set of themes to get the experience you want from the device. You can use Xiaomi’s native theme customizer to select a combination of icon packs, lock style, dial pad, status bar and more to replace the native MIUI look. While there are plenty of themes available on the Mi Theme Store, the above ones should help you in getting a stock Android look on your colorful MIUI theme. Personally, I love the Android P theme coz it’s the latest buzz, but what about you? Let us know about your favorite theme in the comments down below.