We are now talking about SONY XPERIA MIRO (ST23i/ST23a) tips and tricks when we get problem with it.  SONY XPERIA MIRO (ST23i/ST23a) is and Android smartphone with 3.5 inches LCD screen, Sony always try to give strong glass layer with using Scratch-resistant glass for SONY XPERIA MIRO (ST23i/ST23a). Camera is one of the good thing at SONY XPERIA MIRO (ST23i/ST23a) because it have 5 megapixel main camera to take good pictures.


Main Advantage of SONY XPERIA MIRO (ST23i/ST23a) Specifications:

3.5 inches LCD Screen
Scratch-resistant glass
Internal Memory 4 GB
RAM 512 MB
External Memory MicroSD up to 32GB
Main Camera 5 MP, 2592 x 1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
Front Camera VGA
Processor 800 MHz Cortex-A5
GPU Adreno 200
Operating System Android OS, v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
Battery Li-Ion 1500 mAh




How to Fix Problem and Recovery if SONY XPERIA MIRO (ST23i/ST23a) get hang or not responding or malfunctions or hang or stuck or freezing or bricked ?

SONY XPERIA MIRO (ST23i/ST23a) have average specifications for daily usage, we are not recommended to install a lot off applications in this smartphone. Some applications at Google Playstore is not compatible with SONY XPERIA MIRO (ST23i/ST23a), some developer also not code well for their applications which sometime can make our smartphone become hang or stuck or frozen or bricks or not responsive. In this case we can try to soft reset or reboot SONY XPERIA MIRO (ST23i/ST23a) first to try remove cache and delete temporary files while restart. If SONY XPERIA MIRO (ST23i/ST23a) still get problem, then we have to do hard reset to factory default.


How to Soft Reset or Reboot or Restart SONY XPERIA MIRO (ST23i/ST23a) ?

To soft reset SONY XPERIA MIRO (ST23i/ST23a), press the POWER BUTTON KEY for several seconds, we will see the menu to restart or turn off. Choose restart/reboot than the SONY XPERIA MIRO (ST23i/ST23a) will do the soft reset or restart. This is safe to do because non of important data or applications will wipe or erase.



#Option 1, Hard Reset SONY XPERIA MIRO (ST23i/ST23a) with Software Menu :

  1. Make sure the battery is not empty, better fully charge
  2. Turn on SONY XPERIA MIRO (ST23i/ST23a) smartphone
  3. Don’t forget to backup all important data
  4. Go to menu: Setting > Backup & reset > Factory Data Reset > Erase internal storage > Reset Phone
  5. Choose Erase everything to continue and confirm you ready to do the format SONY XPERIA MIRO (ST23i/ST23a)
  6. The SONY XPERIA MIRO (ST23i/ST23a) will continue the step until ready to use in clean factory default.


#Option 2, Hard Reset SONY XPERIA MIRO (ST23i/ST23a) with Flashtool applications:

  1. Flashtool in the applications from Sony can be download from Sony website.
  2. Flashtool software need to  installed in you computer and ready with USB data cable
  3. Make sure SONY XPERIA MIRO (ST23i/ST23a) battery is charge properly or full charge
  4. Power off SONY XPERIA MIRO (ST23i/ST23a)
  5. Boot SONY XPERIA MIRO (ST23i/ST23a) to flashmode with using: Volume Down Button and connect to USB cable at No.1 above
  6. Follow the menu at you computer display, it is easy to understand the steps.


#Option 3, Hard Reset SONY XPERIA MIRO (ST23i/ST23a) with Hardware Key Button:

  1. Make sure the battery charge properly before doing this step
  2. Do not forget to backup all important data
  3. Turn off the SONY XPERIA MIRO (ST23i/ST23a)
  4. Press and Hold together: Power Button + Volume Up Button for several seconds
  5. Follow the menu at LCD screen to continue the hard reset SONY XPERIA MIRO (ST23i/ST23a)


#Option 4, Hard Reset SONY XPERIA MIRO (ST23i/ST23a) with PC Companion Software from Computer

  1. Please Make Sure the Battery not Empty
  2. PC Companion is default applications for Sony Smartphone which can be download from Sony Website
  3. After install at our computer, open PC Companion Applications
  4. Before connect to phone, please choose Phone Update and follow several step at PC Companion
  5. At some menu, PC Companion will tell us how to connect the phone with PC Companion using USB cable and press the Volume Down button
  6. Finish the PC Companion step and until it doing Factory Reset to SONY XPERIA MIRO (ST23i/ST23a) to factory default Android operating system.



Be careful before perform master reset  SONY XPERIA MIRO (ST23i/ST23a) with the step that already explain above, because all installed applications and any important data will be wipe and removed from this smartphone. You need to do full backup of your important data before doing the master reset step.



How to Restore and Reinstall Clean Android Operating system at SONY XPERIA MIRO (ST23i/ST23a) ?

SONY XPERIA MIRO (ST23i/ST23a) default and clean operating system already saved at this smartphone ROM, the Android operating system will not removed or deleted when we do the format. When we do the hard reset or master format then the clean and default setting operating system will installed at SONY XPERIA MIRO (ST23i/ST23a). So, to restore or reinstall the SONY XPERIA MIRO (ST23i/ST23a) operating system just do the hard reset step above.


How to Unlock or Fix or Solutions for SONY XPERIA MIRO (ST23i/ST23a) forgot password code or security lock screen pattern or pin?

When we need to give more security for SONY XPERIA MIRO (ST23i/ST23a) we can do by giving security password or lock screen pattern to make it more safe. If you forget about the security password pin or screen lock pattern, then we can restore it by pressing Forget Password button and retype your Google account inside this SONY XPERIA MIRO (ST23i/ST23a). But if you can not access the Google account, then you have to do master format to factory default with hard reset.


How to Improve Performance SONY XPERIA MIRO (ST23i/ST23a) to make run more faster?

To make our SONY XPERIA MIRO (ST23i/ST23a) can be run normally and faster, you should only install important application. Some installed applications is not always compatible with SONY XPERIA MIRO (ST23i/ST23a), it can make the smartphone become slowly. It the SONY XPERIA MIRO (ST23i/ST23a) already running slowly then you have to optimize and reduce the installation applications, but if not help, then you should do hard reset SONY XPERIA MIRO (ST23i/ST23a) to make it run faster again with proper setting.


Is That Any Secret Code for Doing Format SONY XPERIA MIRO (ST23i/ST23a)?

There is no secret hidden code for SONY XPERIA MIRO (ST23i/ST23a) to make it back to factory default. Do the options above to hard reset it.


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[Q] hi .. what will I do if my phone (Sony Xperia Miro ST23i) is not respond if I take picture. It open when I touch the camera then see my new pic but when it comes to go in gallery my picture get blank. thanks.
[A] Hi, we suggest you to try install alternative pictures viewer like QuicPic or Google Photos from Google Play Store. It seems that your camera has able to captured photos, but the default gallery can not show viewer properly.

[Q] phone turned off while trying slide to unlock on my xperia miro and and while starting pressing vol+power button is not getting reset . what to do…..??
[A] Hi, please try to make sure your Sony Xperia Miro battery is still fine. Otherwise you have to do hard reset using PC Companion using PC computer which have Windows 7/8/10 operating system. Please follow steps at #Option 4 above and it will reformat your Sony Xperia Miro operating system to factory default.

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