How to Easily Master Format XIAOMI REDMI 3 with Safety Hard Reset?

Tips and tricks to fix XIAOMI REDMI 3 problems. Xiaomi release cheaper smartphone with same specifications at XIAOMI REDMI 3. This phone have 5 inches LCD screen similar with previous version, but it have several upgrade features like bigger battery capacity with fast charging capabilities and also Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 processor.

What is Advantage of XIAOMI REDMI 3 Specifications:

LCD 5 inches IPS
Internal memory 16 GB
Main Camera 13 MP, f/2.0, phase detection autofocus, LED flash
Front camera 5 megapixel
Processor Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU Adreno 405
Operating system Android Lollipop version 5.1
Battery Li-Ion 4100 mAh

How to Fix or Problem Solving for Recovery XIAOMI REDMI 3 hang or not responding or malfunctions or stuck or freezing or bricked ?

The internal memory of XIAOMI REDMI 3 is 16 GB, this capacity use for install operating system and factory default applications. Therefore we will not get 16 GB free internal memory, but still above 10 GB for install additional applications such as Instagram, Whatsapp, Facebook, WeChat, Line Messenger, Blackberry Messenger (BBM), Skype, Viber and many more from Google Play Store whether free or paid one. But we have to be careful when choose not famous applications, because sometime that apps may contain antivirus or malware that can make XIAOMI REDMI 3 hang or stuck or bricks or frozen or boot logo loop or LCD touch screen not responding. We have to force shutdown or force reboot or force soft reset or restart all running applications and delete temporary, caches files from this phone. After XIAOMI REDMI 3 can boot normally again, we can install one good antivirus applications from Google Play Store to scan all viruses inside applications and content inside XIAOMI REDMI 3, some bad setting will be get recommended setup as well. If this phone still get trouble, then we have to do hard reset or master format. Please note, doing hard reset will remove any important data, therefore please backup all important data at XIAOMI REDMI 3 before doing hard reset.

How to Force Shutdown or Force Soft Reset or Reboot or Restart XIAOMI REDMI 3 ?

XIAOMI REDMI 3 have big battery to make this phone can run more then one or two days, but big 4100 mAh battery is non removable, that is why when we get trouble or stuck or LCD touch screen not responsive in the middle of running applicatons then we can not remove the battery to force shutdown. But we can do this steps, when XIAOMI REDMI 3 stuck, please press and hold POWER button until this phone turn off by itself, wait until it totally off and then press again POWER button to turn on this phone again. This soft reset or reboot process will not remove any important data, so we can do this process anytime when this phone start get trouble. Can we clean up temporary files or caches inside XIAOMI REDMI 3 when this phone still work normally? The answer is yes we can, although this phone seem get no problems, but sometime the caches and temporary files can reduce applications performance, therefore we can also force reboot when this phone still work. When this phone at ON state, press and hold POWER button until pop-up menu appear, then choose Shutdown / Reboot / Power off menu.

#Option 1, Hard Reset XIAOMI REDMI 3 with software menu

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

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#Option 2, Hard Reset XIAOMI REDMI 3 with Hardware Button Key to Recovery Mode

  1. Turn Off XIAOMI REDMI 3
  2. Make sure the battery is fully charge
  3. Press and holdPOWER BUTTON + VOLUME UP BUTTONkey
  4. Release all button after the LCD show Recovery Mode
  5. UserVolume Buttonto select the option and pressPOWER Buttonto 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 3 finish the process and the phone will start again like new

How to Boot Recovery Mode at XIAOMI REDMI 3 ?

If we need to boot our XIAOMI REDMI 3 go to recovery mode. We can follow the steps at #Option 2 above 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.

How to Restore and Reinstall Clean Android Operating system / firmware at XIAOMI REDMI 3 (Reformat) ?

Do we need to install operating system when first time use this phone? The answer is no, because the Android Lollipop oerating system already installed and ready to use. Just turn on XIAOMI REDMI 3, then we can sign in to Gmail account. After we install several applications, sometime some apps can become crash and make XIAOMI REDMI 3 operating system damage or corrupt, it can become strange or can not work normally again. At this conditions, we need to reformat or reinstall with factory default operating system. Please remember, clean factory default Android operating system or firmware file source already saved safely inside XIAOMI REDMI 3 ROM or internal memory, therefore we do not need to connect or copy from other device. Just follow simple steps to hard reset above, then clean factory default will be reinstall automatically.

There are also other alternative to reinstall or restore the XIAOMI REDMI 3 operating system by download the official MIUI ROM for XIAOMI REDMI 3 at Xiaomi website, copy the downloaded file to external card SDCard using computer with card reader, or connect directly our XIAOMI REDMI 3 to computer and it will read as removable drive. Copy the downloaded files at external memory and please continue by using XIAOMI REDMI 3 applications which have name Updater. Follow the menu to finish the upgrade.

How to Unlock or Fix or Bypass or Solutions for XIAOMI REDMI 3 forgot password code or security lock screen pattern or pin (lost password)?

This phone have 13 megapixel camera which can record video with Full HD and have good photo result. We will have several important photos that only for private usage. Therefore we have to keep secure our data inside XIAOMI REDMI 3 using screen lock protections. Although XIAOMI REDMI 3 does not have any fingerprint sensor, but we still can use default protections like password pin or pattern to keep our data secure when XIAOMI REDMI 3 away from us or stolen or lost. The problems happen when we forget security answer, what should we do? Do not worry, because we can unlock or bypass forgot security pattern or password pin protections using Google account. Please try to give several time wrong answer continuously until this phone locked or freezing 30 seconds, at this time we can find Forgot Password / Pattern button, press this button and we can type our Gmail username and password that we have already signed-in when the first time we activate this phone. If we still can not access Gmail account, then we have to do hard reset or master format.

How to Improve Performance XIAOMI REDMI 3 to make run more faster?

XIAOMI REDMI 3 is fast smartphone because use Qualcomm MSM8939v2 Snapdragon 616 with Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53 processor, base by some benchmark review it can run most applications without problems, especially big HD games, because it have dedicated GPU (graphic processor unit) with Adreno 405. But why some users get slowly problems at their XIAOMI REDMI 3? Mostly this problems happen because applications problems. XIAOMI REDMI 3 have 2 GB RAM, all applications will use small amount of RAM when they run in the background or foreground, moreover same applications that we install from Google Play Store or offline APK files will keep run in the background to wait data update like social media, chatting, games and several other more. If many of them run together, then XIAOMI REDMI 3 processor resources and RAM will be insufficient and become slowly, because this phone will try to find which old applications that can be force close to give more resources for the system. Therefore we have to uninstall some not use applications. If we want to make our XIAOMI REDMI 3 performance run faster again like new, then please consider to do hard reset or master format.

How to Upgrade XIAOMI REDMI 3 to Android Marshmallow Official Update?

This phone come at the first time use Android Lollipop, but some issue said that this phone will get Android Marshmallow firmware upgrade. However, while waiting for official upgrade, we always suggest XIAOMI REDMI 3 users to keep use official firmware, because if we force to use custom rom or rooted firmware, then some bad trouble might happen when use this phone or some features will not work perfectly. Please only use official firmware for best performance.

Is that any other secret code of hard reset XIAOMI REDMI 3?

At this moment, there is no other secret code or secret key to do the factory reset of XIAOMI REDMI 3 Just try to do the hard reset above.

8 thoughts on “How to Easily Master Format XIAOMI REDMI 3 with Safety Hard Reset?”

  1. I have Redmi 3S which is very new phone.I didn’t even logged in any account like gmail or mi account in it.
    And I have forgotten my pattern lock in this phone and now,I am unable to unlock my phone.Can you help me to unlock my phone please?
    I don’t have any computer so that I can use any andriod tools to unlock my phone.And I have tried the options ‘Fastboot’,’Recovery’,… while pressing Volume up button and power key and there is no Factor data Reset Option.

    • Hi, as far as we know when you follow steps to hard reset your Xiaomi Redmi 3S using hardware button above, then your phone will show menu and can choose to Factory data reset, unless you use different firmware ROM. Please consult with some professional near your location or at Xiaomi authorize service center.

    • Hi, because your Xiaomi Redmi 3 already use Lolipop operating system, then this phone already implement FRP (factory data proctections). Therefore we need to do hard reset using hardware button combination key like steps at #Option 2 above to reformat Xiaomi Redmi 3 operating system to factory default. After that you have to verified with previous Google account to make sure this phone is belong to you.

    • Hi, maybe the battery hardware is broken or need to replace. Please consult with Xiaomi authorized service center for check the battery. If your Xiaomi Redmi 3 battery is end of life, then you have to replace with original battery at that place.

  2. Hello,

    im stuck in misc data on storage, my storage is 10GB and misc data is 9GB
    i did hard reset, and no space change…

    how can i delete all the internal storage file??

    • Hi, as far as we know, if you have done hard reset, then your internal storage free storage will become available. Please try to choose erase all data options when performing hard reset.


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