Here are two methods to reboot your Xiaomi Mi or Redmi phone into Recovery mode – one common and one extremely simple for inexperienced users who are afraid of pressing mysterious key combinations. Hopefully, this guide will help you fix problems with your phone.
Recovery Mode is often the last hope to recover your phone when it’s impossible to perform a factory reset from Android. For example, when your phone or tablet caught a boot loop or shows a white screen when you power it on.
In this case you need to reboot to Mi-Recovery and select Factory Reset. And only if this doesn’t help either you may want to try flashing the firmware.
The Easiest Way to Reboot Xiaomi Phone into Recovery Mode
Everybody is likely to know the common way to boot to Recovery (described in the next paragraph) whereas MIUI allows you do it much easier that you might think. Here is what you do:
- Open Settings.
- Head to About phone > System update.
- Tap the 3 dots icon on the upper right corner.
- Select Reboot to recovery:
- Confirm your intention by choosing Reboot now:
- Wait. In a few seconds your Xiaomi phone will enter the Recovery mode.
The Classic Way
There is the ordinary method to boot to Recovery mode that may seem more familiar to you. Follow the steps:
- Power off your Xiaomi phone:
- Press and hold Volume Up key and Power key simultaneously.
- When you feel a vibration release the Power key but continue holding the Volume Up key.
- Release the Volume Up key when you see the Recovery mode screen:
Now you can select Wipe Data. Otherwise I don’t know what you are doing here 🙂
And remember one thing about the Recovery Mode on Xiaomi (and actually on any Android device): you shouldn’t enter it unless you are 100% sure what you are doing.
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