Tips and tricks for fix XIAOMI MI 4 or MI 4I problems. When we want to get good specification from Xiaomi then go with XIAOMI MI 4 because this phone have good specifications with 5 inches LCD screen and Quad Core 2.5 Ghz clock speed with 3 GB RAM for better multitasking. There are 2 products for XIAOMI MI 4 with 3G HSDPA and 4G LTE, both specifications almost same. Camera is one good specifications at XIAOMI MI 4 because it have 13 megapixel with bigger sensor, it mean we can get better images then smaller camera sensor, this phone also have 8 megapixel for front selfie. Like other previous product, Xiaomi does not call this phone as Redmi 4 because this is different class, it use Xiaomi Mi 4. These specifications increase for latest XIAOMI MI 4i, please read some update spec bellow.


What is the different between XIAOMI Mi 4 vs XIAOMI Mi 4i ?

Both phone basically have some specification, but in several item at XIAOMI MI 4i have upgrade, like the User Interface, at XIAOMI MI 4i use latest MIUI 6 and of course new Android Lollipop operating system, however the XIAOMI MI 4 also can get latest update for the OS using OTA. The processor at XIAOMI MI 4i use Octa Core processor with double quad core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A53 & quad-core 1.0 GHz Cortex-A53 from Qualcomm, at XIAOMI MI 4 use the same Qualcomm product but quad core 2.5 Ghz. The battery at XIAOMI MI 4i is bigger at 3120 mAh then XIAOMI MI4 which only have 3080 mAh. But for several spec like RAM and front camera the XIAOMI MI 4 have better then latest XIAOMI MI 4i.



What is Advantage of  XIAOMI MI4 or XIAOMI MI 4i (LTE / Dual) Specifications:

4G LTE for specific product
LCD 5 inches IPS
Internal memory 16 GB or 64 GB
RAM 3 GB for Xiaomi Mi 4
RAM 2 GB for Xiaomi Mi 4i
Main Camera 13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
Front camera 8 megapixel for Xiaomi Mi 4
Front camera 5 megapixel for Xiaomi Mi 4i
Processor Quad-core 2.5 GHz Krait 400 Qualcomm for Xiaomi Mi 4
Processor Octa Core: Quad-core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A53 & quad-core 1.0 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU Adreno 330 for Xiaomi Mi 4
GPU Adreno 405 for Xiaomi Mi 4i
Operating system Android OS v4.4.3 (KitKat) can be upgrade to Android Lollipop
Battery Li-Ion 3080 mAh for Xiaomi Mi 4
Battery Li-Ion 3120 mAh for Xiaomi Mi 4i


How to Fix or Problem Solving for Recovery XIAOMI MI4 or XIAOMI MI 4i (LTE / Dual) hang or not responding or malfunctions or stuck or freezing or bricked ?

With 5 inches LCD screen Android smartphone, we can easily use XIAOMI MI4 / Mi 4i for office works, playing, entertainment movie and many more. XIAOMI MI4 use MIUI 5.0 for user interface while XIAOMI Mi 4i use MIUI 6.0 and have several factory default applications but we can add more from Google Play Store for free apps like Facebook, Instagram, Whatsapp, Path, Pinterest, Skype, Line Messenger, BBM, WeChat and many more. We have to becareful while download applications from Google Play Store because some of applications are not compatible with XIAOMI MI4 / Mi 4i and also some of them have malware or virus. When we get this applications at our phone, then we will get some trouble like hang or stuck or bricks or broken or frozen or boot logo loop. Some XIAOMI MI4 / Mi 4i also get LCD touch screen not responding. At this time we have to force shutdown or force soft reset or force reboot to reset all running applications from beginning and remove temporary files, caches which can make this phone get trouble. If the problems still happen, then we have to do hard reset or master format. Please do backup all important data at XIAOMI MI4 / Mi 4i because doing reformat will remove all important data and installed applications.


How to Force Shutdown or Force Soft Reset or Reboot or Restart XIAOMI MI4 or XIAOMI MI 4i (LTE / Dual) ?

What should we do when XIAOMI MI4 / Mi 4i get hang or freeze or LCD touch screen not responsive with our finger touch when we run applications? First we have to force soft reset or force shutdown or restart by press and hold POWER button until this phone restart by itself. We can not remove XIAOMI MI4 / Mi 4i battery for soft reset because this phone use non removable battery, it mean that we can not remove easily XIAOMI MI4 / Mi 4i battery but we can ask Xiaomi service center to open the back case carefully when we want to change or remove the battery for specific reasons. Doing soft reset or reboot or restart will not remove any important data, therefore we can do this process anytime we want. We also can force soft reset when our XIAOMI MI4 / Mi 4i still work normally, please press and hold POWER button until pop-up menu appear, then choose Shutdown / Power off / Reboot menu.



#Option 1, Hard Reset XIAOMI MI4 or XIAOMI MI 4i (LTE / Dual) with software menu

  1. Turn on the XIAOMI MI4 / Mi 4i (LTE / Dual)
  2. Please make sure battery capacity more then 50% or better fully charge
  3. Backup important data at XIAOMI MI4 / Mi 4i (LTE / Dual) 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 MI4 / Mi 4i (LTE / Dual) will do the hard reset or master format to factory default process.


hard reset xiaomi mi4 & reformat to factory default

#Option 2, Hard Reset XIAOMI MI4 or XIAOMI MI 4i (LTE / Dual) with Hardware Button Key to Recovery Mode

  1. Turn Off XIAOMI MI4 / Mi 4i (LTE / Dual)
  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 MI4 / Mi 4i (LTE / Dual) finish the process and the phone will start again like new.


How to Boot at Recovery Mode at XIAOMI MI4 or XIAOMI MI 4i (LTE / Dual) ?

If we need to boot our XIAOMI MI4 / Mi 4i (LTE / Dual) go to recovery mode. We can follow the steps at #Option 2 above from steps no.1 until no.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 MI4 or XIAOMI MI 4i (LTE / Dual) (Reformat) ?


The first time operating system which ship at XIAOMI MI4 / Mi 4i is Android Kitkat version 4.4.3. The factory default file source of this Android operating system has already saved safely inside XIAOMI MI 4 ROM. If after use this phone several period we get some OS trouble like hang or strange pop menu information error or can not run properly, then we can reformat or reinstall or restore XIAOMI MI4 / Mi 4i directly from this device without need to connect or copy with other gadgets. Just follow simple steps to hard reset or reformat above, then clean factory default Android operating system or firmware will be reinstall automatically. The file source will not remove when we do reinstall or reformat, because this files safe at specific partitions that can not access with normal conditions.

There are also other alternative to reinstall or restore the XIAOMI MI4 / Mi 4i operating system by download the official MIUI ROM for XIAOMI MI4 / Mi 4i at Xiaomi website, copy the downloaded file to external card SDCard using computer with card reader, or connect directly our XIAOMI MI4 / Mi 4i to computer and it will read as removable drive. Copy the downloaded files at external memory and please continue by using XIAOMI MI4 / Mi 4i applications which have name Updater. Follow the menu to finish the upgrade.


How to Unlock or Fix or Bypass or Solutions for XIAOMI MI4 or XIAOMI MI 4i (LTE / Dual) forgot password code or security lock screen pattern or pin (lost password)?

Having Android smartphone with good main camera or front camera for selfie, we will have many photos or movie recording for our personal documentations. We also may have many important confidential files that should secure when XIAOMI MI4 / Mi 4i away from us or stolen. We recommended to give more security protections like screen lock pattern or password pin protections. Usually we use screen lock pattern because this options are easy and fast to access. What should we do when we forgot security screen lock pattern or password pin protections? We can bypas or unlock security protections at XIAOMI MI 4 using Google account or Gmail username and password. Please give several time wrong answer continuously until XIAOMI MI4 / Mi 4i freeze or locked about 30 seconds. At this moment we will find Forgot Password / Pattern button, press this button to give our Gmail username and password that we have already signed-in before. If we can not access Gmail account, then we have to do hard reset or master format.


How to Improve Performance XIAOMI MI4 or XIAOMI MI 4i (LTE / Dual) to make run more faster?

The XIAOMI MI 4 is fast Android smartphone when at the time this phone release, because it have Quad Core 2.5 Ghz clock speed processor from Qualcomm, the speed also become better when XIAOMI Mi 4i release using Octa core double quad core using Quad-core 1.7 GHz & quad-core 1.0 GHz, both of them base by benchmark applications, they will run faster for almost all applications and HD Games, especially because this phone have 3 GB RAM for Xiaomi Mi 4 or 2 GB RAM fro Xiaomi Mi 4i and dedicated GPU (graphic processor unit) Adreno 330 at Mi 4 and Adreno 405 at Mi 4i. What make XIAOMI MI4 / Mi 4i run more slowly? Usually this trouble happen because there are too many applications run in the background and foreground together. Some applications like chatting or games or social media will run in the background to wait for data update or command, moreover some applications that we have installed from Google Play Store also will keep run in the background without any notifications, therefore if there are too many applications run together then finally the 3 GB / 2 GB RAM and processor resources will be insufficient and XIAOMI MI 4 / MI 4i need to find specific long time not use apps for force close, so it will give more free RAM and processor resources, sadly this process sometime can make our phone become slowly. Please uninstall or remove some not use applications from XIAOMI MI4 / Mi 4i. If we want to make our XIAOMI MI4 / Mi 4i performance run faster again like new, then we have to do hard reset or master format.


Is that any other secret code of hard reset XIAOMI MI4 or XIAOMI MI 4i (LTE / Dual)?

At this moment, there is no other secret code or secret key to do the factory reset of XIAOMI MI4 / Mi 4i (LTE / Dual). Just try to do the hard reset above.


How to Upgrade XIAOMI MI4 (LTE / DUAL) with Android Lollipop Update ?

When the first time release, XIAOMI MI 4 use Android Kitkat for the operating system. This phone run fantastic using factory default operating system, the user interface already use MIUI 5.0. But also when the first time release, XIAOMI promise that their high end smartphone including XIAOMI MI4 will get Android Lollipop ver 5.0 upgrade. Just wait the official release Android Lollipop for XIAOMI MI 4, the update can be install using download files from MIUI website or using OTA (over the air).

But for XIAOMI Mi 4i users, the factory default Android operating system is already use Android Lollipop when the first time release in the market, but OTA update still available to get latest Andorid Lollipop update. Please find at menu Setting > About phone > Software update.


After Doing Upgrade ROM or Operating System XIAOMI MI4 or XIAOMI MI 4i (LTE / Dual), The Google Play Store is Disappear. How to Install Google Play Store at XIAOMI MI4 or XIAOMI MI 4i (LTE / Dual) ?

Xiaomi produce their phone for several country, mostly all country have same applications, but especially for China Market, they will not include the Google Play Store at XIAOMI MI4 / Mi 4i application list, because they have their own apps store known as Mi Market. If we want to force install Google Play Store for our XIAOMI MI4 / Mi 4i, then we have to use Mi Market application to find Google Play Store apps.

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 XIAOMI MI4 / Mi 4i.

There are also other alternative steps to install Google Play Store at XIAOMI MI4 / Mi 4i, download Google Apps zip file which fit to our active ROM, rename it to and move this file to our external microSD card. Boot our XIAOMI MI4 / Mi 4i to Recovery mode and Install it with Recovery mode.

Please note, some steps may not always running we at our XIAOMI MI4 / Mi 4i, this is because there are several firmware or hardware available in the market that need special steps to do all steps.


Latest Discussions & Share Information:

[Q] How to start my phone after hard reset
[A] Hi, usually after finish hard reset, your Xoaomi Mi4 will reformat the operating system to factory default, therefore after you turn on the phone, then it will run like new again. You just need to resetup from beginning again.

[Q] I have forget my pattern password
[A] Hi, if you forgot security screen lock pattern password at Xiaomi Mi4, then you can try to bypass or unlock forgotten security answer with Google account. First turn on your Xiaomi Mi4, when it ask for answer try to give several time wrong answer continuously until your phone locked or freezing about 30 seconds. At this situations, you can find Forgot Password / Pattern button, then please type your Gmail account that you have signed-in before. Please activate your Internet when unlock with Google account, because your Xiaomi Mi4 will ask for Google server authentication. If the problems still happen, then you have to do hard reset or reformat Xiaomi Mi4 using hardware button combination key like steps at #option 2 above.