If like me, you kept getting disconnected while downloading and have not yet successfully downloaded the ROM yet, do so here.
[UPDATE] have now created a mirror for the miuiandroid.com (UK) version, which is made for international users with most chinese elements removed. The original MIUI ROM does have English (instructions below) but still has a few Chinese ui creeping up here and there.
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If you flashed the MIUI.com ROM first, it’s ok to just flash the MIUIAndroid.com version on top. Clear cache and dalvik and it should all work without a hitch. At least it does on my One X. [/UPDATE]
Official MIUI.com ROM link: http://www.miui.com/extra.php?mod=download/rom&fid=147
Mirror (GDrive; boot.img inside package): http://goo.gl/WiyLp
Official MIUIAndroid.com ROM link: http://miuiandroid.com/community/threads/miui-rom-2-5-18-roms.16608/
Fastboot drivers (in case you run into fastboot issues): http://goo.gl/v1UiJ
MD5 checksum for MIUI.com ROM (taken from official link above): 1f858c4a6a8b561a42671dba57a14139
MD5 checksum for MIUIAndroid.com ROM: 87a5af62856a8b1a974851f03bfca6be
MD5 checker tool: http://download.cnet.com/MD5-Checker/3000-2092_4-10410639.html?tag=mncol;1
NOTE: the default language is Simplified Chinese but if you just follow these steps you’ll have English/other languages in no time:
Once the phone boots, tap the familiar looking Cog icon, bottom left on your Home screen (not dock)
there are now 2 tabs, click the right hand tab to display ALL settings
Scroll down to the 17th line (with the “A” icon)
Tap the first line and voila, options, options options.
Tap the Shopping bag icon (which is still in Chinese), and from there you can install the common google packages like Play store, Talk, Maps etc.
Now thank me if this helped you, and be sure to pass this on so others can get their copy.