How to Easily Master Format XIAOMI MI3 with Safety Hard Reset?

Tips and solutions for troubleshot XIAOMI MI3 problems. Some users call this phone with Xiaomi M3, but the official name is Xiaomi Mi-3. This is the 5 inches LCD screen smartphone which release using Android Jelly Bean operating system, but now it already have Official Xiaomi Kitkat operating system upgrade. XIAOMI MI3 using MIUI ROM which known very easy and complete to use for everyone. XIAOMI MI3 have fantastic processor and also big battery capacity which is very important to make it more long life to use before turning off because of battery drain.

What is Advantage of XIAOMI MI3 Specifications:

LCD 5 inches IPS
Display Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Internal memory 16GB and 64GB
Main Camera 13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels, autofocus, dual-LED flash
Front camera for Video Conference
Processor Quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400 Qualcomm
GPU Adreno 330
Operating system Android OS, v4.3 (Jelly Bean) can be upgrade to v4.4.2 (KitKat)
Battery Li-Ion 3050 mAh

How to Fix or Problem Solving for Recovery XIAOMI MI3 hang or not responding or malfunctions or stuck or freezing or bricked ?

For anyone who already use XIAOMI MI3 will be agree that this phone have fantastic processor speed with 2GB RAM which very important for anyone who would like to use many multitasking applications. With XIAOMI MI3, we can download many applications from Google Play Store, either free or purchase one. But XIAOMI MI3 users have to be aware that some applications at Google Play Store sometime not compatible with XIAOMI MI3. Some applications also may contain bad script that can make our phone become problems like stuck or bricks or broken or frozen or blank or boot loop or LCD touch screen not responding. If this problem happen, we should do force hard reset or force shutdown XIAOMI MI3 to clean up temporary files or caches at internal memory. If the problem still happen, then we should have to do hard reset or master format.

How to Force Soft Reset or Reboot or Restart XIAOMI MI3 ?

When the XIAOMI MI3 get problems and the LCD touch screen frozen that can not response with our finger touch, then we have to force shutdown or force soft reset or reboot or restart to make it back to normal state. At hang or stuck positions, try to press and hold POWER BUTTON for several seconds until the XIAOMI MI3 shutdown or restart by itself. At normal situations, the soft reset or reboot also can be do anytime we want, because it is safe and will not remove any important data or remove any applications at our XIAOMI MI3. At normal conditions, we can do soft reset or reboot while this phone at On positions, press and hold Power Button several seconds until the pop-up menu appear, please choose Shutdown or Reboot or Turn Off to finish soft reset.

#Option 1, Hard Reset XIAOMI MI3 with software menu

  1. Turn on the XIAOMI MI3
  2. Please make sure the battery is not empty, better if we can make it at least 50% capacity.
  3. Backup important data at XIAOMI MI3 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 MI3 will do the hard reset or master format process.

#Option 2, Hard Reset XIAOMI MI3 with Hardware Button Key to Recovery Mode

  1. Turn Off XIAOMI MI3
  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. User 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 MI3 finish the process and the phone will start again like new.

How to Boot at Recovery Mode at Xiami Mi3 ?

Please follow the steps at #Option 2 above, start from steps Number 1 until Number 4. After that we will find the menu and choose the menu as what we need to do.

How to Restore and Reinstall Clean Android Operating system / firmware at XIAOMI MI3 ?

The factory default the XIAOMI MI3 operating system use MIUI ROM Android Jelly Bean, at some period of time, there are also upgrade to Android Kitkat operating system. Either Jelly Bean or if you already do upgrade for Kitkat operating system, the file source of operating system already saved inside XIAOMI MI3 ROM. Therefore, we do not need to connect to any device. If because any reasons our XIAOMI MI3 operating system damage or can not work properly, then we need to reinstall or restore the clean factory default XIAOMI MI3 Android operating system by doing hard reset or master format steps above.

There are also other alternative to reinstall or restore the XIAOMI MI3 operating system by download the official MIUI ROM for Xiaomi Mi3 at Xiaomi website, copy the downloaded file to SDCard using computer, because the XIAOMI MI3 does not have external sdcard slot, but the Internal memory of XIAOMI MI3 already split into system and virtual SDCard partitions. Once we connect to computer with USB cable, then can find the SDcard at our computer browser. Put the downloaded file to this drive. Please continue by using XIAOMI MI3 applications which have name Updater. Follow the menu to finish the upgrade.

How to Unlock or Fix or Bypass or Solutions for XIAOMI MI3 forgot password code or security lock screen pattern or pin (lost password)?

There are two kind of internal memory that we can choose at XIAOMI MI3, 16GB internal memory and 64GB internal memory. Both of them can save many files and pictures and other important data. It is important to give more security protections for our XIAOMI MI3 while the phone away from us. We can choose several options to protect, but we are usually use screen lock protections because it is easy and fast to open. Some users also like to use password pin protections. The problem start when we are forget the answer of security protections. Do not worry, because we still can unlock or bypass forgot security protection using Google account or Gmail username and password. Please give several time wrong answer continuously until the phone freeze or locked for several seconds, at this time we will find Forgot Password / Pattern button, press this button then the phone will ask for Google account username and password. If we can not access Gmail account, then we have to do hard reset or master format using hardware button.

How to Improve Performance XIAOMI MI3 to make run more faster?

At this time, the performance of XIAOMI MI3 is already fast because it use Quad Core processor at 2.3 Ghz clock speed and also have 2GB RAM. Some benchmark also give fantastic result for the speed and performance. However, some users still get trouble with the speed performance, because after use for several period, the XIAOMI MI3 speed become slowly and sometime not responsive. Usually this problem happen because there are too many applications downloaded and running together in the background. We have to know that some applications from Google Play Store will keep running in the background without any notification. This applications will stay to wait for some command or data update. Every applications will need some memory and processor resources to run, therefore if there are too many applications run in the background, then the memory and processor performance will become slowly. please try to reduce installed applications by uninstall not use one. To make the XIAOMI MI3 performance run faster again like new then we should consider to do hard reset or master format.

Is that any other secret code of hard reset XIAOMI MI3?

At this moment, there is no other secret code or secret key to do the factory reset of XIAOMI MI3. Just try to do the hard reset above.

After Doing Upgrade ROM or Operating System XIAOMI MI3, The Google Play Store is Disappear. How to Install Google Play Store at XIAOMI MI3 ?

Some updated ROM will install to our XIAOMI MI3 without Google Play Store. At this situations we can not install any applications from Google Play Store. How to install it back? Do not worry, because we can download the Google Play Store easily at Xiaomi Mi3. We need to know, by default Xiaomi have their own application store which have name Mi Market. We can use Mi Market to download Google Play Store to our XIAOMI MI3. Please Sign-in first before we can use Mi Market. After we finish sign-in into Mi Market, please try to search with keyword Google, you will find applications which have name Google Installer (by Eric Xiang). Please install this applications and after that we can run this applications and we will see all Google applications including Google Play Store that we can install to our Xiami Mi3.

There are also other alternative steps to install Google Play Store at XIAOMI MI3, download Google Apps zip file which fit to our active ROM, rename it to and move this file to our virtual SDcard. Boot our XIAOMI MI3 to Recovery mode and Install it with Recovery mode.

14 thoughts on “How to Easily Master Format XIAOMI MI3 with Safety Hard Reset?”

  1. I downloaded a new theme which is required Mi Credit.Now,my phone,Mi3 is keep restarting and non-stop,I want to format my Mi3 by using computer.How to format Mi3 by using computer?

    • Hi, first we would like to recommended doing hard reset using hardware button combination key like steps at #Option 2 above. Basically we still does not know how to reformat Xiaomi Mi3 using computer, but as far as we know you can download the file source ROM from Xiaomi website and put that file at your external microSD card. However, for Mi3 which does not have external card should copy that downloaded firmware file source using USB cable connected to computer, so computer only use to transfer downloaded firmware file to virtual external microSD at MI3, use updater application to finish reformat or update the firmware.

  2. How to back up notepad on the mi3? My mi3 freezes and restarts on its own lately but before using hard reset I want to backup the notes I have. Can’t seem to find the program or folder its in.

    • Hi, you can backup important data files at your Xiaomi Mi3 using several backup applications, but usually you can not backup applications data if you Xiaomi Mi3 is not at root conditions. However, you can try to find Backup & Restore from menu Setting.

    • Hi, first make sure what kind of password that your XIAOMI MI3 ask. If this is screen lock, then you can try to unlock forgotten security screen lock password at XIAOMI MI3 using Google account, try to give several time wrong answer until your XIAOMI MI3 locked, then you will find Forgot Password button, press that button then you can give your Gmail account username and password to unlock or restore the password at XIAOMI MI3. If this steps still not work then please try to do hard reset using hardware button combination key.

  3. Dear Sir,
    I want to force reset my Mi3, but how to take backup of my data. My phone is having internal memory of 16GB, no external card used. currently 13GB used. Please tell me how to take backup and again how to put data in phone after reset.

    • Hi, please find computer, then connect your Xiaomi Mi3 phone to that computer. Then choose from your Xiaomi Mi3 to connect using MTP. If everything work then your computer will read your phone memory, and copy using computer file manager to proper location inside hard disk. After everything done, then your can do the same thing to restore from computer to your Xioami Mi3 phones.

    • Hi, doing hard reset or reformat may erase all your data. It is impossible to restore back because your internal memory already wipe and reinstall with fresh factory default operating system. Therefore your phone will give warning before doing hard reset or reformat.

    • Hi, sorry reply in English. There are two ways to reformat Xiaomi Mi3 operating system to factory default. First is using menu Setting like steps at #option 1 above, this step can be work when your phone still can boot normally. The second way is using hardware button combination key like steps at #option 2 above.


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