Tips and tricks to fix XIAOMI REDMI 5A problems. This is Android Nougat smartphone which is powered by Qualcomm MSM8917 Snapdragon 425 processor. The LCD screen size is 5 inches with HD resolution 720p. This phone have 16 GB internal memory with 2 GB RAM. Xiaomi mostly design their smartphone with dual simcard slot capabilities, like XIAOMI REDMI 5A also use double simcard slot, but the second network simcard slot also share or can be replace with external memory MicroSD maximum 256 GB capacity . There are some users who need to have budget smartphone with new operating system Android Nougat version 7.1, therefore Xiaomi release this phone as cheap Android smartphone for these kind of users. The specification is standard and enough for daily activity. The community of community will give more information about how to solve trouble at XIAOMI REDMI 5A.


What is Advantage of XIAOMI REDMI 5A Specifications:

LCD 5 inches LTPS IPS
Internal memory 16 GB
Main Camera 13 MP, f/2.2, autofocus, LED flash
Front camera 5 megapixel for selfie photography
Processor Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU Adreno 308
Operating system Android Nougat version 7.1
Battery Li-Po 3000 mAh



How to Fix or Problem Solving for Recovery XIAOMI REDMI 5A hang or not responding or malfunctions or stuck or freezing or bricked ?

Internal memory is very important to choose, because this storage will use to keep all installed applications by default. Therefore we need to have enough capacity to install interesting applications. Actually 16 GB still enough to install some important apps from Google Play Store like WeChat, Line Messenger, Telegram, Facebook, Whatsapp, Instagram, Snapchat, Viber, Skype, Blackberry Messenger (BBM). More capacity will use to keep cache and data files later. We also have to understand that there are many applications from Google Play Store which still not verified by Google, therefore we have to read carefully as many user reviews as possible, because some of them may contain viruses or malware that can make some trouble at our XIAOMI REDMI 5A such as hang or bricks or stuck or bootloop or frozen or LCD touch screen not responsive or LCD screen not responding with our finger touch. What we have to do? First we have to try do soft reset or reboot or restart to remove temporary files or caches that can make some trouble at this phone. If our XIAOMI REDMI 5A can boot again, then please directly download one good antivirus applications from Google Play Store like AVAST or NORTON, please choose only one we like. The antivirus will try to scan all installed applications and give recommendation setting to our phone. If the problems still happen, then next steps is doing 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 will remove all Google account from XIAOMI REDMI 5A. For safety reasons, please do not install any unknown APK files, because it is very easy to make our phone getting trouble.


How to Force Shutdown or Force Soft Reset or Reboot or Restart XIAOMI REDMI 5A ?

As far as all installed apps running well, usually our phone does not need to get any soft reset or reboot, but if some of them crash or corrupt, then we need to force reboot or soft reset. The problems can become working not normal or hang or LCD touch screen not responsive with our finger touch. Please press and hold POWER button until XIAOMI REDMI 5A shutdown or turn off by itself. After it totally off, then we can press again POWER button to turn it ON. This process will not remove any important data, therefore we can do this process anytime we want. If our XIAOMI REDMI 5A still can work properly, but we want to clear temporary files and caches from some applications, then please press and hold POWER button until pop-up menu appear, continue choose Shutdown / Power off / Reboot menu.


How to backup data or Contact at XIAOMI REDMI 5A ?

We can use microSD external card to copy or move important files using File Manager applications. If our XIAOMI REDMI 5A 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.



How to Boot Recovery Mode at XIAOMI REDMI 5A ?

If we need to boot our XIAOMI REDMI 5A 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.


#Option 1, Hard Reset XIAOMI REDMI 5A with software menu:

  1. Turn on the XIAOMI REDMI 5A
  2. Please make sure battery capacity more then 50% or better fully charge
  3. Backup important data at XIAOMI REDMI 5A 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 5A will do the hard reset or master format to factory default process.


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#Option 2, Hard Reset XIAOMI REDMI 5A with Hardware Button Key to Recovery Mode

  1. Turn Off XIAOMI REDMI 5A
  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. Use 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 5A finish the process and the phone will start again like new


How to Unlock or Fix or Bypass or Solutions for XIAOMI REDMI 5A forgot password code or security lock screen pattern or pin (lost password)?


We always suggest to give security protections to make all important data and private photos video recording are not easily access from unauthorized users, especially when XIAOMI REDMI 5A away from us or stolen or lost. XIAOMI REDMI 5A does not have fingerprint sensor, but we can activate screen lock pattern or password pin protections which are already installed by default. We suggest to use screen lock pattern because it is easy to open for unlock. The problems will start happen when we can not unlock this phone or forgot security answer. What should we do?

Do not worry about this trouble, because Android 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 5A 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 5A ?

There is no secret hidden code for XIAOMI REDMI 5A 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 5A ?

There are two phone memory type at XIAOMI REDMI 5A, 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 5A 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 5A Stronger, Life Longer and Not Fast to Drain ?

3000 mAh battery capacity is use at XIAOMI REDMI 5A. For 5 inches LCD screen smartphone, this capacity is good enough to make this phone can run doing standard activity for one day. What is the most battery usage at this smartphone? LCD screen is the most battery usage, therefore if we need to use this phone more longer like watch full movie or playing several games or having many social media group chat, then we suggest to do some adjustment file make LCD screen brightness as low as possible to make battery work more longer. Next features that we need to adjust are not use connections. If we do not use some connections, then please disable all of them such as Wifi or GPS or Bluetooth. Some applications will need to know our location, please activate GPS battery saving mode from menu Setting.


Latest Discussions & Share Information:

[Q] how to do network lock's in unlock in nepal?
[A] Hi, unfortunately we can not give good answer about how to bypass locked provider on Xiaomi Redmi 5A. Some non standard options need to rooted but this is risky. Please consider or consult with your network provider.

[Q] Redimi 5a rest code softer solution
[A] Hi, we do not have reset code for Xiaomi Redmi 5A. But you may try to do hard reset using hardware button combination key like steps at #option 2 above. It will reformat your Xiaomi Redmi 5A operating system to factory default and remove all security protections. But you have to verified with previous Google account to make sure this phone is belongs to you after finish performing hard reset.