How to Easily Master Format XIAOMI REDMI 4A with Safety Hard Reset?

Tips and trick to solve problems at XIAOMI REDMI 4A. This is still same 5 inches LCD screen like other Redmi 4 family smartphone. We can use single or dual simcard slot using GMS or CDMA for network provider. The first operating system that available at this phone using Android Marshmallow with Xiaomi modification MIUI version 8. Find more information review and how to fix XIAOMI REDMI 4A trouble at community.

What is Advantage of XIAOMI REDMI 4A Specifications:

LCD 5 inches IPS
Internal memory 16 GB
Main Camera 13 MP, f/2.2, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
Front camera 5 megapixel for selfi photography
Processor Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU Adreno 308
Operating system Android Marshmallow version 6.0.1
Battery Li-Ion 3120 mAh

How to Fix or Problem Solving for Recovery XIAOMI REDMI 4A hang or not responding or malfunctions or stuck or freezing or bricked ?

XIAOMI REDMI 4A is dual simcard smartphone. But the second simcard slot can be replace to use for external microSD memory maximum 256 GB. There are two options for internal memory size, using 16 GB or 32 GB capacity. The price is different for both of them. Although we use 16 GB internal memory, we still can install many interesting applications from Google Play Store like Facebook, Instagram, Line Messenger, Whatsapp, Snapchat, Skype, WeChat, Viber, Blackberry Messenger (BBM) and many more. But there are some bad applications which can also download at our XIAOMI REDMI 4A, usually they contain viruses or malware that can make our phone become trouble like slowly or hang or stuck or bricks or frozen or boot logo loop or LCD touch screen not responsive. If this problems happen, then we have to force soft reset or reboot or shutdown to clean temporary files and caches. After our XIAOMI REDMI 4A can start and booting again, please install one good antivirus like NORTON or AVAST. Almost all antivirus applications will try to scan all installed applications and all content inside our XIAOMI REDMI 4A. If some trouble still happen, then we have to do 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 also remove all Google account from XIAOMI REDMI 4A.

How to Force Shutdown or Force Soft Reset or Reboot or Restart XIAOMI REDMI 4A ?

We can install several interesting applications either paid or free to use from Google Play Store or offline APK files, but when we install some bad applications then our XIAOMI REDMI 4A work not normal like hang or LCD touch screen not responsive with our finger touch. What should we do? The first steps to do is doing soft reset or reboot this phone to remove temporary files and caches. Please press and hold POWER button until XIAOMI REDMI 4A shutdown or turn off by itself. This process is safe because it will not remove any important data, therefore we can do this process anytime we want. If our XIAOMI REDMI 4A still can boot normally, but we want to clear temporary files and caches then we can press and hold POWER button until pop-up menu appear, then choose Shutdown / Power off / Reboot menu.

How to backup data or Contact at XIAOMI REDMI 4A?

We can use microSD external card to copy or move important files using File Manager applications. If our XIAOMI REDMI 4A 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.

Please note, if we want to use external microSD memory to backup data, we have to use sim 2 slot. It mean we have to disable or shutdown network provider which use at simcard 2 slot. The file manager already available by default at this phone, but we still can install several file manager which is ready to download from Google Play Store.

#Option 1, Hard Reset XIAOMI REDMI 4A with software menu

  1. Turn on the XIAOMI REDMI 4A
  2. Please make sure battery capacity more then 50% or better fully charge
  3. Backup important data at XIAOMI REDMI 4A 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 4A will do the hard reset or master format to factory default process.

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#Option 2, Hard Reset XIAOMI REDMI 4A with Hardware Button Key to Recovery Mode

  1. Turn Off XIAOMI REDMI 4A
  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. UseVolume 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 4A finish the process and the phone will start again like new

How to Unlock or Fix or Bypass or Solutions for XIAOMI REDMI 4A forgot password code or security lock screen pattern or pin (lost password)?

We need to secure all data inside XIAOMI REDMI 4A because this phone will have many important files and photo-video recording after use several time. Moreover the main camera 13 megapixel give good result for daily activity. Of course we do not want to make all confidential data can be access by unauthorized people when XIAOMI REDMI 4A away from us or stolen or lost by accident. XIAOMI REDMI 4A does not have fingerprint sensor for security protections, but we can use alternative protections like screen lock pattern or password pin protections. We usually use screen lock pattern because it is easy to open at any situations. The problems will start happen when we can not unlock this phone or forgot security answer or scan not open with fingerprint. What should we do?

Do not worry about this trouble, because Android operating system 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 REDMI 4A 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. If we still can not access Gmail account, then we have to do hard reset using hardware button combination key above.

Is That Any Secret Code for Doing Format XIAOMI REDMI 4A ?

There is no secret hidden code for XIAOMI REDMI 4A to make it back to factory default. Do the options above to hard reset it.

How to Format or Erase Phone Memory at XIAOMI REDMI 4A ?

There are two phone memory type at XIAOMI REDMI 4A, one is internal memory and the other one is external memory. If we want to format internal memory phone then we have to do hard reset or reformat the operating system of XIAOMI REDMI 4A 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.

To reformat or wipe or erase all data at external memory, we can use menu Setting > Storage > Erase Internal Storage / SD Card. 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 REDMI 4A Stronger, Life Longer and Not Fast to Drain ?

XIAOMI REDMI 4A have 3120 mAh battery capacity. This capacity is good enough to make this phone work full one day without recharge to run some daily activity applications like social media, browsing, chatting or playing games. But if we use too much to watch full movie streaming or playing several games for several hours than of course the battery of XIAOMI REDMI 4A will not enought. Therefore to make it work more longer, please try to do so adjustment like make LCD screen brightness as low as possible, because LCD screen eat many battery capacity.


  • Can I connect USB Flash Drive at OPPO A37?Yes, XIAOMI REDMI 4A support USB OTG for read and write USB Flash Disk. If we can not read our flashdrive at this phone, then make sure the battery is not empty, usually this phone do not have enough power to read flashdisk.
  • Is XIAOMI REDMI 4AWaterproof?No, XIAOMI REDMI 4A does not have water resistance capabilities.
  • How to enter Recovery Mode at XIAOMI REDMI 4A?Please follow steps at #option 2 above to go to recovery mode.

7 thoughts on “How to Easily Master Format XIAOMI REDMI 4A with Safety Hard Reset?”

    • Hi, you may try to find some options with eMMC word and follow that menu to reformat your Xiaomi Redmi 4A. Please note, that some type of Xiaomi smartphone still use native Chinese language when we go to hardware button combination menu. You can try to use any translator but finding eMMC word is one easiest steps to try.

    • Hi, perhaps you have done some wrong steps or some other troubles happen. Please try to do hard reset one more time with hardware button combination key like steps at #option 2 above. If that problems still happen, then you have to bring your phone to Xiaomi authorized service center.

  1. I have hard reset my Redmi 4a but the problem is my touchscreen is not working at lower side where phone startup next button placed is there any way to skip startup setting

    • Hi, it seems that your LCD screen get troubles, we suggest to bring your Xiaomi Redmi 4A to Xiaomi authorized service center and replace your Xiaomi LCD screen with working one.


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