Tips and tricks for XIAOMI REDMI NOTE (4G) / HONGMI NOTE problems. Basically both of them almost same product, but the different are at network 4G and the processor. At some locations XIAOMI REDMI NOTE also known as HONGMI NOTE and also some location call it RED RICE NOTE. The 5.5 inches Android smartphone which have 8 GB internal memory. Some XIAMON REDMI NOTE have 1 GB or 2 GB RAM, your choice will reduce the product cost to buy. For every users who like photography, using XIAOMI REDMI NOTE / REDMI NOTE 4G / HONGMI NOTE is very interesting for daily moment, because it have 13 megapixel camera with LED Flash to help getting better images at low light situations. We also call it selfie phone because the big 5 megapixel front camera, it will become good answer for self photography.

 

What is Advantage of  XIAOMI REDMI NOTE / REDMI NOTE 4G / HONGMI NOTE Specifications:

GSM 3G HSDPA, Dual SIM Card GSM GSM
4G LTE for XIAOMI REDMI NOTE 4G
LCD 5.5 inches IPS
Internal memory 8 GB
RAM 1 GB or 2 GB
Main Camera 13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
Front camera for Video Conference at 5 megapixel
Processor Quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A7 Qualcomm
Processor Octa-core 1.4/1.7 GHz Cortex-A7 Mediatek
GPU Adreno 305 XIAOMI REDMI NOTE 4G
Mali-450MP4 XIAOMI REDMI NOTE
Operating system Android OS, v4.3 (Jelly Bean) can be upgrade to v4.4 (KitKat)
Battery Li-Ion 3200 mAh

 

 

How to Fix or Problem Solving for Recovery XIAOMI REDMI NOTE / REDMI NOTE 4G / HONGMI NOTE hang or not responding or malfunctions or stuck or freezing or bricked ?

Xiaomi using MIUI version 5.0 for the home launcher, this launcher are design beautifully to give more interesting experience, maybe some users will not familiar with  MIUM, but we are sure all new users will agree that using MIUI is easy for everyone. The first time we activate XIAOMI REDMI NOTE / REDMI NOTE 4G / HONGMI NOTE, by default this phone have several important applications, but we also can download more applications from Google Play Store. But everyone should know that not all applications can be install without problems at this phone, some of them are not compatible that can make XIAOMI REDMI NOTE / REDMI NOTE 4G / HONGMI NOTE become trouble like hang or stuck or bricks or broken or frozen or blank or boot logo loop or LCD touch screen not responding. When we get this problem, we should force to do soft reset or force shutdown or force reboot to remove any temporary files or cache. If the problem sill happen, then we have to do hard reset or master format. Please remember, doing hard reset will remove all important data and installed applications, therefore we should do backup first.

 

How to Force Soft Reset or Reboot or Restart XIAOMI REDMI NOTE / REDMI NOTE 4G / HONGMI NOTE ?

When our XIAOMI REDMI NOTE / REDMI NOTE 4G / HONGMI NOTE stuck or freeze in the middle of running applications, then we can not access anything at LCD screen, the LCD screen also can not responsive with our finger touch, at this time we should force shutdown or force soft reset or reboot. The easiest and fastest way to soft reset XIAOMI REDMI NOTE / REDMI NOTE 4G / HONGMI NOTE by remove the battery. Please open the back cover case carefully and unplug or release the battery. Wait about 5 seconds and then we can put again the battery at the right positions. Press POWER button to turn on the phone. If our phone still normal but we want to make soft reset or reboot, then we can press and hold POWER button until pop-up menu appear, then choose Shutdown / Turn Off / Reboot. This step is safe to do anytime, because our data will not remove or wipe from this phone.

 

#Option 1, Hard Reset XIAOMI REDMI NOTE / REDMI NOTE 4G / HONGMI NOTE with software menu

  1. Turn on the XIAOMI REDMI NOTE / REDMI NOTE 4G / HONGMI NOTE
  2. Please make sure the battery is not empty, better if we can make it at least 50% capacity.
  3. Backup important data at XIAOMI REDMI NOTE / REDMI NOTE 4G / HONGMI NOTE 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 NOTE / REDMI NOTE 4G / HONGMI NOTE will do the hard reset or master format process.

 

 

#Option 2, Hard Reset XIAOMI REDMI NOTE / REDMI NOTE 4G / HONGMI NOTE with Hardware Button Key to Recovery Mode

  1. Turn Off XIAOMI REDMI NOTE / REDMI NOTE 4G / HONGMI NOTE
  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 NOTE / REDMI NOTE 4G / HONGMI NOTE finish the process and the phone will start again like new.

 

How to Boot at Recovery Mode at XIAOMI REDMI NOTE / REDMI NOTE 4G / HONGMI NOTE ?

If we need to boot our XIAOMI REDMI NOTE / REDMI NOTE 4G / HONGMI NOTE 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 NOTE / REDMI NOTE 4G / HONGMI NOTE ? (Reformat)

What is the factory default operating system at XIAOMI REDMI NOTE / REDMI NOTE 4G / HONGMI NOTE ? At the first time this phone release in the market, the operating system is Android Jelly Bean, but all XIAOMI REDMI NOTE / REDMI NOTE 4G / HONGMI NOTE will get update to Android Kitkat. For all type of operating system before or after update, actually the file source will be save safely into XIAOMI REDMI NOTE / REDMI NOTE 4G ROM. If our operating system still Android Jelly Bean, then the file source inside ROM will be Jelly Bean. If we already upgrade to Android Kitkat, then the file source inside ROM will be Kitkat. The update of file source at ROM will be done automatically when we update firmware / OS with OTA (over the air) or with computer procedure. If we thing our XIAOMI REDMI NOTE / REDMI NOTE 4G operating system damage or broken or corrupt, then we need to reinstall or reformat or restore with clean factory default from its ROM, just follow the steps to hard reset or master format above, then the clean factory default will be reinstall by itself.

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

 

 

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

We never know what will happen with our phone when the phone away from us or if we loose this phone, the data inside our phone sometime very important and confidential, therefore we have to give more security protections. There are several default options to give security protections at our XIAOMI REDMI NOTE / REDMI NOTE 4G / HONGMI NOTE, we are recommended to use screen lock pattern because it is fast to open and easy to use. Some users also like to use other option like password pin protection. The problems will be happen when we forget the answer for the security screen lock pattern or password pin protections. But do not worry, because Android have steps procedure to unlock or bypass forgot screen lock pattern or password pin security protection using Google account or Gmail username and password. Please give several time wrong answer continuously until our XIAOMI REDMI NOTE / REDMI NOTE 4G / HONGMI NOTE freeze or locked of 30 seconds. At this moment, we can find Forget Password / Pattern button. Please press this button, then we will find field to type our Gmail username and password to unlock or bypass forgotten security protection. If we can not access Gmail account from this phone, then we have to do hard reset using hardware button combination key above.

 

How to Improve Performance XIAOMI REDMI NOTE / REDMI NOTE 4G / HONGMI NOTE to make run more faster?

If we want to know what are the important specifications that effect to XIAOMI REDMI NOTE / REDMI NOTE 4G / HONGMI NOTE performance? The answer is processor and RAM. All type of XIAMIN REDMI NOTE alrady use high performance processor, the XIAOMI REDMI NOTE use Octa Core 1.6 Ghz processor and XIAOMI REDMI NOTE 4G use Quad Core 1.6 Ghz processor, the RAM 2 GB is good for running more multitasking applications. All applications need RAM to run, the conditions that every Android user know are about many applications that we download from Google Play Store will keep run in the background to wait for some command or wait for data transfer or sync without any notification. If there are too many applications run then the RAM and processor resources will be insufficient and Android will find which run application not use for long time, and will stop it automatically for give free RAM and use it for new running applications. All steps to find and stop the list of applications will make Android performance become slowly. Therefore we suggest to uninstall some not use applications to give more free RAM and processor resources. If we want to make our XIAOMI REDMI NOTE / REDMI NOTE 4G / HONGMI NOTE performance run faster again like new, then we have to consider doing hard reset or master format.

 

Is that any other secret code of hard reset XIAOMI REDMI NOTE / REDMI NOTE 4G / HONGMI NOTE?

At this moment, there is no other secret code or secret key to do the factory reset of XIAOMI REDMI NOTE / REDMI NOTE 4G / HONGMI NOTE. Just try to do the hard reset above.

 

After Doing Upgrade ROM or Operating System XIAOMI REDMI NOTE / REDMI NOTE 4G / HONGMI NOTE, The Google Play Store is Disappear. How to Install Google Play Store at XIAOMI REDMI NOTE / REDMI NOTE 4G / HONGMI NOTE ?

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 NOTE / REDMI NOTE 4G / HONGMI NOTE 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 NOTE / REDMI NOTE 4G / HONGMI NOTE, 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 NOTE / REDMI NOTE 4G / HONGMI NOTE.

There are also other alternative steps to install Google Play Store at XIAOMI REDMI NOTE / REDMI NOTE 4G / HONGMI NOTE, 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 NOTE / REDMI NOTE 4G / HONGMI NOTE to Recovery mode and Install it with Recovery mode.

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

 

How to Upgrade XIAOMI REDMI NOTE / REDMI NOTE 4G / HONGMI NOTE to Android Kitkat or Android Lollipop ?

The specification or XIAOMI REDMI NOTE / REDMI NOTE 4G / HONGMI NOTE is really good enough to run Android Kitkat and Android Lollipop. Therefore, Xiaomi already confirm that Android Kitkat will be release for XIAOMI REDMI NOTE / REDMI NOTE 4G / HONGMI NOTE. We just need to wait for OTA uH

 

How to Make XIAOMI REDMI NOTE / REDMI NOTE 4G / HONGMI NOTE Battery Work Longer, Not Fast To Drain ?

First we have to know that the battery have limited life time, usually the battery will start downgrade after use one or two years.  We have to replace with new battery. We suggest to bring our phone to Xiaomi authorized service center to replace with original battery. However, we can try to make XIAOMI REDMI NOTE / REDMI NOTE 4G / HONGMI NOTE battery work more longer by do some adjustment. First, try to make LCD screen brightness as low as possible. Second, we also need to disable all not use connections like GPS or Bluetooth or Wifi.

 

FAQ of XIAOMI REDMI NOTE / REDMI NOTE 4G / HONGMI NOTE :

  • How to Remove Google Account at XIAOMI REDMI NOTE / REDMI NOTE 4G / HONGMI NOTE ? First, You can try to remove from menu Setting > Account. Second, you can try to do hard reset or master format to remove all account at XIAOMI REDMI NOTE / REDMI NOTE 4G / HONGMI NOTE including Google / Gmail account.

 

 

Latest hard-reset.org Discussions & Share Information:

[Q] [admin note: BE CAREFUL, this steps will REMOVE ALL DATA at your Xiaomi Phone] I forgot my lock screen password and had to hard reset my phone. I called MI customer care and got the solution as mentioned below: 1)Make sure you have the internet active on your phone. If not then this solution will not work. 2)Go to Android device manager from your laptop. 3) after login you will see your Phone. 4)click on Erase Hurray you are done!! Good Luck!!
[A] Hi, thank you for your information, but BE CAREFUL, because @Renuka steps above only suggest for last options, because after choose ERASE, then all data at your Android phone will be removed or wiped.
 

[Q] I did factory reset on my xioami note. But it'stucked on start up Screen also not seeing 'recovery' button I click power and v+ button. I Manually download miui zip file and copied on SD card too. But that also not reading. It's totally stuck now. Please help
[A] Hi, if the hardware get some troubles or your Xiaomi Redmi Note has been rooted or use custom rom, then maybe the standard procedure will not fix the problems. Please bring to Xiaomi authorize service center.
 

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