How to boot Xiaomi Phones into Recovery mode (Mi Recovery)

This tutorial shows how to enter Recovery Mode on Mi & Redmi (MIUI 8) Smartphones

We all know Xiaomi phones comes pre-installed with its own Recovery mode dubbed as “Mi recovery”. Many of you might not be aware of this, thereby finds difficulty booting into recovery mode. Like other top recoveries like TWRP, CWM, and Philz, the Mi Recovery also offers several services like Clear Wipe Cache Data, Wipe User Data, Wipe Reset, Apply new update, and more. If you’re new to MIUI ROM and doesn’t know how to boot into Recovery mode, then here we have simple tutorial on the same.

Enter recovery mode on Xiaomi miui phones

If you’re Xiaomi devices doesn’t include Mi recovery, then do download from here and install it manually. It is compatible with most of the Xiaomi MIUI 8 phones including Redmi Note 3, Redmi Note 4, Mi5/Mi5c/Mi5s, Mi Max, Mi Mix, Redmi Note 4x, Mi Note 2, Redmi 3/3s/Prime, and more. Also How to install TWRP Recovery on any Xiaomi device.

Boot Xiaomi MIUI phones into Mi Recovery mode

There are two ways to boot your Xiaomi phones into Mi recovery mode – 1. Via Updater App and 2. Via Hardware keys combination. Let’s learn both the methods one after another.

Method 1: Via Updater App

It is one of the simplest method to boot your MIUI device into Mi Recovery mode. Here you need to launch Mi Updater app on your device. Read on for complete guide –

1. Go to app drawer and launch Updater application (present inside tools folder).

2. Locate three dots present at the top right corner of the screen. Tap on it.

3. Here you’ll see the list of various options. Locate “Reboot to Recovery mode” and tap on it.

4. In the next screen, you need to confirm the action by tapping on “Reboot now”.

5. That’s it! Now you have successfully entered into Mi Recovery mode.

Method 2: Via Hardware Combination keys

It is another method to boot your Xiaomi device into Recovery mode. Instead of Updater App, the hardware combination keys are used to enter into Mi Recovery. This method will be much useful whenever your device locks due to wrong attempts while unlocking through pattern lock.

1. Turn off your mobile.

2. Press and hold Volume Up + Power keys together until you see a Mi logo.

3. Release the buttons and choose Mi Recovery option.

4. Now Xiaomi phone reboot into Mi recovery mode.

5. That’s the simple guide on how to enter Recovery mode on any Xiaomi Mi or Redmi device.

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