Tips and solutions to fix XIAOMI REDMI 2 / HONGMI 2 problems. This is Android Kitkat with 4.7 inches LCD screen touch screen, using their own  MIUI version 6.0 user interface which is easy to use because it does not have apps menu, all applications icon will be located at front home screen. We can play many HD Games without trouble because this XIAOMI REDMI 2 / HONGMI 2 have 1.2 Ghz Quad Core processor with dedicated GPU (graphic processor unit) Adreno 306. There are 2 options in the market which come using 8 GB internal memory with 1 GB RAM and 16 GB internal memory using 2 GB RAM.

 

What is Advantage of  XIAOMI REDMI 2 / HONGMI 2 Specifications:

GSM 3G HSDPA, Dual SIM Card GSM GSM
4G LTE
LCD 4.7 inches IPS
Internal memory 8 GB or 16 GB
RAM 1 GB or 2 GB
Main Camera 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
Front camera for Video Conference at 2 megapixel
Processor Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53 Qualcomm
GPU Adreno 306
Operating system Android OS v4.4.4 (KitKat)
Battery Li-Ion 2200 mAh

 

 

How to Fix or Problem Solving for Recovery XIAOMI REDMI 2 / HONGMI 2 hang or not responding or malfunctions or stuck or freezing or bricked ?

What are common causes that can make our XIAOMI REDMI 2 / HONGMI 2 become trouble or hang or stuck or bricks or frozen or LCD touch screen not responding? Usually this situation happen because applications crash or wrong setup. Sometime our XIAOMI REDMI 2 / HONGMI 2 can become boot logo loop. There are some applications that we can install from Google Play Store like Facebook or Path or Instagram or Pinterest or Whatsapp or BBM or WeChat or Line Messenger or Skype and many other more. But some applications from Google Play Store can contain malware or virus that can make our XIAOMI REDMI 2 / HONGMI 2 become trouble. We should force soft reset or force shutdown or reboot to restart all applications from this phone and remove temporary files and caches. If this problem still happen, then we have to do hard reset or master format.

 

How to Force Shutdown or Force Soft Reset or Reboot or Restart XIAOMI REDMI 2 / HONGMI 2 ?

When we use our phone, suddenly this phone can not work normally or LCD touch screen not responsive with our finger touch. In this time we should force shutdown or force soft reset or force reboot to clean up cache and temporary files from XIAOMI REDMI 2 / HONGMI 2. Please open battery cover case in the backside, and remove the battery, wait about 5 seconds then put again that battery at right positions, continue to turn on by press POWER button. We also can do soft reset or restart XIAOMI REDMI 2 / HONGMI 2 when this phone still normally, press and hold POWER button until pop-up menu appear, then choose Shutdown / Reboot / Power Off menu. Soft reset will not remove any important data from this phone, therefore we can do it anytime we want.

 

#Option 1, Hard Reset XIAOMI REDMI 2 / HONGMI 2 with software menu

  1. Turn on the XIAOMI REDMI 2 / HONGMI 2
  2. Please make sure battery capacity more then 50% or better fully charge
  3. Backup important data at XIAOMI REDMI 2 / HONGMI 2 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 REDMI 2 / HONGMI 2 will do the hard reset or master format to factory default process.

 

 

#Option 2, Hard Reset XIAOMI REDMI 2 / HONGMI 2 with Hardware Button Key to Recovery Mode

  1. Turn Off XIAOMI REDMI 2 / HONGMI 2
  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 REDMI 2 / HONGMI 2 finish the process and the phone will start again like new.

 

How to Boot at Recovery Mode at XIAOMI REDMI 2 / HONGMI 2 ?

If we need to boot our XIAOMI REDMI 2 / HONGMI 2 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 REDMI 2 / HONGMI 2 (Reformat) ?

When the best time to reformat or reinstall Android operating system at XIAOMI REDMI 2 / HONGMI 2? Basically there are no exact time to reformat unless our XIAOMI REDMI 2 / HONGMI 2 get trouble or act not normal like sometime hang or bricks or freeze or some other strange situations. This problems happen because applications crash or wrong setting or bad virus applications. First we have to know, the clean factory default Android operating system or firmware already saved safely inside XIAOMI REDMI 2 / HONGMI 2 ROM. Therefore we do not need to copy or connect our phone to other gadget. We can easily do reformat or reinstall by doing hard reset above, then clean factory default Android operating system will be reinstall automatically. The file default file source of operating system is Android Kitkat, but if we get some official update, then the file source will follow the latest update as well.

There are also other alternative to reinstall or restore the XIAOMI REDMI 2 / HONGMI 2 operating system by download the official MIUI ROM for XIAOMI REDMI 2 / HONGMI 2 at Xiaomi website, copy the downloaded file to external card SDCard using computer with card reader, or connect directly our XIAOMI REDMI 2 / HONGMI 2 to computer and it will read as removable drive. Copy the downloaded files at external memory and please continue by using XIAOMI REDMI 2 / HONGMI 2 applications which have name Updater. Follow the menu to finish the upgrade.

 

 

How to Unlock or Fix or Bypass or Solutions for XIAOMI REDMI 2 / HONGMI 2 forgot password code or security lock screen pattern or pin (lost password)?

We have to give more protection to keep our important data or pictures or movie secure from unauthorized people when our phone away from us. By default, XIAOMI REDMI 2 / HONGMI 2 already have several options to protect without need to install anything from Google Play Store. Usually we use screen lock pattern, because this is more easy to use and fast to open as well, some other users also like to use password pin protections. Sometime we can forget the answer of that security protection, what should we do? Do not worry, because we can easily bypass or unlock forgot security screen lock pattern or password pin protection at XIAOMI REDMI 2 / HONGMI 2 using Google account. Please give several time wrong answer continuously until our XIAOMI REDMI 2 / HONGMI 2 freeze or locked about 30 seconds. We can find Forgot Password / Pattern button, please press this button to unlock forgotten security protections using Gmail username and password that we have already signed-in before. If we can not access our Google account at this phone, then we have to do hard reset using hardware button combination key or using firmware update that we have download from Xiaomi website, please follow some steps above.

 

How to Improve Performance XIAOMI REDMI 2 / HONGMI 2 to make run more faster?

With Quad Core processor at 1.2 Ghz clock speed, XIAOMI REDMI 2 / HONGMI 2 will run any applications without problems, especially with 1 GB or 2 GB RAM, then we can run more multitasking applications. We have to know that many applications will run in the background like chatting or social media or some games to wait for data update or command. Moreover, some applications that we install from Google Play Store also will run in the background without any notifications. All applications will need some amount of RAM and processor resource, therefore when there are too many applications run together, then our RAM and processor resources will be insufficient. Please remove or uninstall some not use applications to give more free RAM. If we want to make our XIAOMI REDMI 2 / HONGMI 2 run faster again like new, then we have to consider do hard reset or master format to factory default.

 

Is that any other secret code of hard reset XIAOMI REDMI 2 / HONGMI 2?

At this moment, there is no other secret code or secret key to do the factory reset of XIAOMI REDMI 2 / HONGMI 2. Just try to do the hard reset above.

 

After Doing Upgrade ROM or Operating System XIAOMI REDMI 2 / HONGMI 2, The Google Play Store is Disappear. How to Install Google Play Store at XIAOMI REDMI 2 / HONGMI 2 ?

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 REDMI 2 / HONGMI 2 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 REDMI 2 / HONGMI 2, 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 REDMI 2 / HONGMI 2.

There are also other alternative steps to install Google Play Store at XIAOMI REDMI 2 / HONGMI 2, download Google Apps zip file which fit to our active ROM, rename it to update.zip and move this file to our external microSD card. Boot our XIAOMI REDMI 2 / HONGMI 2 to Recovery mode and Install it with Recovery mode.

Please note, some steps may not always running we at our XIAOMI REDMI 2 / HONGMI 2, this is because there are several firmware or hardware available in the market that need special steps to do all steps.

 

Latest hard-reset.org Discussions & Share Information:

[Q] User data wipe out failed . What should i do?
[A] Hi, if your Xiaomi Redmi 2 still can boot properly, then you can try to do master format using menu Setting like steps at #Option 1 above. Please also check wipe data or erase all data option from this menu. If your phone can not boot, then please do hard reset using hardware button combination key like steps at #Option 2 above.
 

[Q] My phone got stuck on mi logo.. Even recovery mode is not appearing after pressing power button+volume up button.. What to do ?
[A] Hi, as long as you use official firmware, then your Xiaomi Redmi 2 will go to recovery mode which can continue performing hard reset with mater format. Otherwise, maybe your phone use custom rom tweak or some trouble happen at hardware. Please discuss with Xiaomi authorize service center.
 

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