Tips and tricks to fix XIAOMI MI 8 and XIAOMI MI 8 SE problems. Xiaomi release high end smartphone for XIAOMI MI 8 and also together release XIAOMI MI 8 SE for mid end smartphone. This phone use same Android Oreo 8.1 when the first time release in the market. Fast charging also available for both smartphone, but of course XIAOMI MI 8 high end smartphone have better version. These smartphone already use dual rear camera. XIAOMI MI 8 also have NFC but at XIAOMI MI 8 SE does not have it. Find more review and information about how to solve troubles of XIAOMI MI 8 / MI 8 SE at www.hard-reset.org community.

 

What Are The Differences Between XIAOMI MI 8 vs XIAOMI MI 8 SE ?

  • XIAOMI MI 8 use Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 processor with Octa-core 4 x 2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4 x 1.8 GHz Kryo 385 Silver, while XIAOMI MI 8 SE use Qualcomm SDM710 Snapdragon 710 processor with Octa-core 2 x 2.2 GHz 360 Gold & 6 x 1.7 GHz Kryo 360 Silver.
  • Main Dual Camera at XIAOMI MI 8 use 12 MP + 12 MP, while XIAOMI MI 8 SE use 12 MP + 5 MP.
  • XIAOMI MI 8 have Quick Charge version 4+, while XIAOMI MI 8 SE use Quick Charge version 3.
  • XIAOMI MI 8 Battery is 3400 mAh, while XIAOMI MI 8 SE use 3120 mAh capacity.

 

What is Advantage of XIAOMI MI 8 / MI 8 SE Specifications:

GSM 3G HSDPA, Dual SIM Card GSM GSM / CDMA
4G LTE
LCD 6.21 inches Super AMOLED for XIAOMI MI 8
LCD 5.88 inches Super AMOLED for XIAOMI MI 8 SE
Internal memory 64 GB until 256 GB
RAM 4 GB or 6 GB
Main Camera Dual 12 MP f/1.8 + 12 MP f/2.4 LED flash for XIAOMI MI 8
Main Camera Dual 12 MP f/1.9 + 5 MP f/2.0 LED flash for XIAOMI MI 8 SE
Front camera 20 megapixel for selfie photography
Processor Octa-core 2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 1.8 GHz Kryo 385 Silver for XIAOMI MI 8
Processor Octa-core 2.2 GHz 360 Gold & 1.7 GHz Kryo 360 Silver for XIAOMI MI 8 SE
Operating system Android Oreo 8.1
Battery Li-Po 3400 mAh for XIAOMI MI 8
Battery Li-Po 3120 mAh for XIAOMI MI 8 SE

 

 

How to Fix or Problem Solving for Recovery XIAOMI MI 8 / MI 8 SE hang or not responding or malfunctions or stuck or freezing or bricked ?

The XIAOMI MI 8 SE is XIAOMI MI 8 Explorer edition, which are release to give cheaper options then XIAOMI MI 8 flagship smartphone. All version have good performance when running applications. One most important features when we want to buy smartphone is how big the internal memory, because internal memory use to keep all installed applications data. Either XIAOMI MI 8 or XIAOMI MI 8 SE have several options base by internal memory and RAM. More internal memory and bigger RAM will have more expensive price. However, the smaller version have 64 GB storage. After use for operating system and factory default applications, XIAOMI MI 8 / MI 8 SE still have enough storage capacity to install good and important applications or games from Google Play Store like Facebook, Telegram, Snapchat, Instagram, Skype, Whatsapp, Viber, WeChat, Line Messenger, Blackberry Messenger (BBM).

Not because we have big storage then we will always install any applications, because we also have to be careful for new or not famous applications, because sometime they may contain viruses or malware that can make troubles when install at our XIAOMI MI 8 / MI 8 SE such as hang or bricks or stuck or bootloop or frozen or LCD touch screen not responsive or LCD screen not responding with our finger touch. This kind of applications will not good rating at Google and not get Verified by Play Protect information when we download it.

What do we have to do? First we have to try do soft reset or reboot or restart to remove temporary files or caches that can make some trouble at this phone. If our XIAOMI MI 8 / MI 8 SE can boot again normally, then please directly download one good antivirus applications from Google Play Store like AVAST or NORTON, please choose only one we like. The antivirus will try to scan all installed applications and give recommendation setting to our phone. If the problems still happen, then next steps is doing hard reset or master format. Please note, doing hard reset will remove or erase all important data, therefore we have to backup all data first before doing master format. Doing hard reset will remove all Google account from XIAOMI MI 8 / MI 8 SE. For safety reasons, please do not install any unknown APK files, because it is very easy to make our phone getting trouble.

 

How to Force Shutdown or Force Soft Reset or Reboot or Restart XIAOMI MI 8 / MI 8 SE ?

The big storage will make XIAOMI MI 8 / MI 8 SE users install more applications, but some of them may crash or corrupt that can make some troubles like hang or LCD touch screen not responsive with our finger touch or hang. We need to remove temporary files and caches inside this phone. Please press and hold POWER button until XIAOMI MI 8 / MI 8 SE shutdown or turn off by itself. After it totally off, then we can press again POWER button to turn it ON. This process will not remove any important data, therefore we can do this process anytime we want. If our XIAOMI MI 8 / MI 8 SE still can work properly, but we want to clear temporary files and caches from some applications, then please press and hold POWER button until pop-up menu appear, continue choose Shutdown / Power off / Reboot menu.

 

 

How to backup data or Contact at XIAOMI MI 8 / MI 8 SE ?

We can use microSD external card to copy or move important files using File Manager applications. If our XIAOMI MI 8 / MI 8 SE has already signed in with Google account, by default our contact will be synchronize in the background to Google server. Please make sure we check all contact at Google contact server using Internet browse to make sure backup is done.

 

How to Boot Recovery Mode at XIAOMI MI 8 / MI 8 SE ?

If we need to boot our XIAOMI MI 8 / MI 8 SE go to recovery mode. We can follow the steps at #Option 2 bellow from steps no.1 until no.4. After that steps finish, then we will find list of menu options, and choose Recover menu or any other menu as what we need to do.

 

#Option 1, Hard Reset XIAOMI MI 8 / MI 8 SE with software menu:

  1. Turn on the XIAOMI MI 8 / MI 8 SE
  2. Please make sure battery capacity more then 50% or better fully charge
  3. Backup important data at XIAOMI MI 8 / MI 8 SE because all data and applications will be erase or delete
  4. Go to Menu :  Setting > General Setting > Backup and Reset > Factory Data Reset
  5. Choose : Reset Device > Delete all
  6. The XIAOMI MI 8 / MI 8 SE will do the hard reset or master format to factory default process.

 

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#Option 2, Hard Reset XIAOMI MI 8 / MI 8 SE with Hardware Button Key to Recovery Mode

  1. Turn Off XIAOMI MI 8 / MI 8 SE
  2. Make sure the battery is fully charge
  3. Press and hold POWER BUTTON + VOLUME UP BUTTON key
  4. Release all button after the LCD show Recovery Mode
  5. Use Volume Button to select the option and press POWER Button to Ok or Confirm or Choose. Please choose Wipe all data to finish the Hard Reset or Master Format Steps
  6. Wait until the XIAOMI MI 8 / MI 8 SE finish the process and the phone will start again like new

 

How to Unlock or Fix or Bypass or Solutions for XIAOMI MI 8 / MI 8 SE forgot password code or security lock screen pattern or pin (lost password)?

XIAOMI MI 8 and XIAOMI MI 8 SE have good main camera with dual camera at back side of body. This camera can produce good photos and bokeh effect with deep sensor at second camera. We also can have more bright pictures when taking pictures at low light situation, because either XIAOMI MI 8 or XIAOMI MI 8 SE have sufficient aperture number at f/1.8 (XIAOMI MI 8) and at f/1.9 (XIAOMI MI 8 SE). Of course we will have many private pictures or videos. We need to secure all important data inside XIAOMI MI 8 / MI 8 SE from unauthorized people when this phone away from us or lost or stolen.

We have to activate security protections to keep all data safe. XIAOMI MI 8 / MI 8 SE already have fingerprint sensor which located at back side of body make it easy to hold with our fingerprint. When the first time setup, this phone will ask to activate fingerprint sensor and register our finger hand several time to make it recognize to unlock. The problems maybe happen when our fingerprint are hard to read or we always use gloves. Then please consider to use alternative protections like face unlock or screen lock pattern or password pin protections. The problems will start happen when we can not unlock this phone or forgot security answer or fingerprint sensor can not recognize our fingerprint. What should we do?

Do not worry about this trouble, because Android already give solutions when we forgot security screen lock pattern or password pin protections using Google account to unlock it. Please turn on this phone, when it ask for security answer, then please try to give several time wrong answer continuously until XIAOMI MI 8 / MI 8 SE locked or freezing about 30 seconds. At this situations we can find Forgot Password / Pattern button. Press this button, to give our Gmail username and password account that we have already signed-in before. Other alternative to bypass forgotten security protection by using Xiaomi Mi Account that we have registered or signed-in before. If we still can not access Gmail or Xiaomi account, then we have to do hard reset using hardware button combination key above.

 

Is That Any Secret Code for Doing Format XIAOMI MI 8 / MI 8 SE ?

There is no secret hidden code for XIAOMI MI 8 / MI 8 SE to make it back to factory default. Do the options above to hard reset it.

 

How to Format or Erase Phone Memory at XIAOMI MI 8 / MI 8 SE ?

XIAOMI MI 8 / MI 8 SE does not have microsd external memory sim card slot. If we want to format internal memory phone then we have to do hard reset or reformat the operating system of XIAOMI MI 8 / MI 8 SE as well. Please use menu setting to do hard reset or reformat using #option 1 above, but make sure to give checkbox mark at Erase Internal SD card / Internal storage. Then it will reformat the factory default operating system and remove or erase any data inside internal memory.

Please always make sure all data has already backup before reformat or wipe everything, because it is hard to recover formatted / wiped data at internal or external storage.

 

How to Make Battery of XIAOMI MI 8 / MI 8 SE Stronger, Life Longer and Not Fast to Drain ?

For 6″ or 5″ smartphone, XIAOMI MI 8 / XIAOMI MI 8 SE have enough battery to work full one day without need to recharge. XIAOMI MI 8 have 3400 mAh battery, and XIAOMI MI 8 SE have 3120 mAh battery capacity. for active users who are game players or watch movie several hours that maybe we need more bigger battery. But we have to know that XIAOMI MI 8 / MI 8 SE battery is not removable, therefore we can not replace with bigger capacity. What we can do to make XIAOMI MI 8 / MI 8 SE battery work more longer are by doing several adjustment like make LCD screen brightness as low as possible and disable all not use connections like GPS or Wifi or Bluetooth or NFC. For some applications which want to tag our locations or give correct information base by our locations, then please activate GPS battery saving mode from menu Setting.