How to Clear Wipe Cache Data, Wipe Reset in Xiaomi MIUI 8 / MIUI 7 Mi Recovery

Xiaomi MIUI Mi Recovery function explainedHello MIUIers, hope you are doing well. MIUI 8 is being popular day by day. Hope you are on MIUI 8 and enjoying MIUI 8 services. If you still on MIUI 7 then please update MIUI 8 in your Xiaomi Mobile then feel the beauty of the design and experience new awesome features. Today we talk about Mi Recovery Which is inbuilt in our Xiaomi devices. However, many custom recovery available in the internet world like TWRP, CWM but our inbuilt Mi Recovery is enough to handle all tasks which are related to troubleshooting.

What is Mi Recovery ?

During the update, you notice a Mi recovery screen also appear in the Process. When an update come in our Xiaomi Mobile Through OTA then firstly system download this update in internal storage then system ask for reboot after reboot, System goes in Mi Recovery where he makes a backup of current system status because if during the update, anything bad thing happens like battery removed or the wrong update or any other problem. So Mi Recovery first makes a way to handle this type of situations via creating a backup before any update. After this, image of Mi Recovery is clear in your mind.  Many services provided by Mi recovery like Wipe cache data clear process, Wipe reset option and update process. You can also update any newer version of MIUI via Mi Recovery.

Services offered by Mi Recovery :

  • Clear Wipe Cache Data
  • Wipe User Data
  • Wipe Reset
  • Update new ROM

Above four services provided by Xiaomi Mi Recovery. Mi Recovery is available on All Xiaomi devices no matter which you are using like Redmi 1S, Redmi 2 / Prime, Redmi 3S / Prime, Redmi note 3, Redmi note 4G, Mi 2, Mi 3, Mi 4, Mi 4i, Mi 5 etc.
In the Clear wipe cache data option, all temporary system files deleted by Mi Recovery. This will helpful when you update new ROM in your device like MIUI 7 to MIUI 8. and this function also helpful when your Xiaomi mobile goes in boot loop. Bootloop problem easily solved via this wipe cache data option.
In the Wipe user data, All user data will be deleted through the help of this function. like gallery, Contacts, notes etc. all deleted by the system.
In the Wipe reset option, Your phone is hard reset. everything like new. For example, you update MIUI 8 in your Xiaomi device and now you downgrade MIUi 7 but system behaiviour change like apps crashes, not perform well then  just choose wipe reset option all things are back.
In the Update new ROM option, you can update new MIUI version on your Xiaomi phone. First, download MIUI version in your phone rename to update.zip and go to Mi Recovery and choose update option. now update process start.

Steps to Enter in Mi Recovery :

Going to Mi recovery s not too hard. you can easily go in Mi recovery settings.

Follow below steps to open Mi Recovery in Xiaomi Mobiles MIUI 7/8 :

  1. Switch off your phone.
  2. Power on your phone while pressing Volume up button + power button
  3. A menu appears on the screen. choose Mi Recovery option.
  4. Now Xiaomi phone reboot in Mi Recovery.

In the Mi recovery, you get all option which we discuss above in the article.

Steps to Clear Wipe Cache Data Via Mi Recovery :

Follow below steps to Clear cache data in Xiaomi Mobiles :

  1. Switch off your phone.
  2. Power on your phone while pressing Volume up button + power button
  3. A menu appears on the screen. choose Mi Recovery option.
  4. choose your language.(select via volume +/- buttons,and choose via Power button)
  5. Now choose Wipe and Reset option.
  6. Now choose Clear Wipe cache data option.
  7. All Set, done. Reboot your Phone.

Steps to perform Wipe Reset Via Mi Recovery :

Follow below steps to wipe reset / Hard reset in Xiaomi Mobiles :

  1. Switch off your phone.
  2. Power on your phone while pressing Volume up button + power button
  3. A menu appears on the screen. choose Mi Recovery option.
  4. choose your language.(select via volume +/- buttons,and choose via Power button)
  5. Now choose Wipe and Reset option.
  6. Now choose Clear Wipe Reset option.
  7. All Set, done. Reboot your Phone.

After following above steps you can easily hard reset your Xiaomi mobile. you can also delete user data via Mi recovery. Just follow same above steps and choose Wipe user data option.

Steps to update ROM through Mi Recovery :

You can also update MIUI ROM via Mi Recovery service. this option helpful for us when our phone is soft bricked or any terrible boot loop situation.

Follow below steps for Update MIUI ROM via Mi Recovery :

  1. Switch off your phone.
  2. Power on your phone while pressing Volume up button + power button
  3. A menu appears on the screen. choose Mi Recovery option.
  4. choose your language.(select via volume +/- buttons,and choose via Power button)
  5. Now choose Install update.zip to System One option. (ROM name must be update.zip)
  6. All Set, done. Reboot your Phone.
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ROM update through Mi Recovery Xiaomi MIUI Image credit : MIUI Forum

Now you see, Mi recovery is very important in our Xiaomi mobile. there is no need to install any custom recovery. Mi Recovery is enough for our all basic usages.

Enjoy Xiaomi services because:

Something wonderful is about to happen.

28 comments

      1. when i press voulme up and power button — a black screen appears with phone layout and usb cable

        you said place update.zip in internal storage– in which folder should i place?

    1. Hi Devesh Shukla,
      Thanks for writing here. When you Press volume up + Power button.
      A screen appears which ask for language. Please choose English via the help of Volume button for scroll and power button for select.
      Kind Regards

    1. Hi Devesh Shukla,
      When you press volume up + power button
      Then system ask for language. here you english via help of volume up/down buttons. and choose via power button.
      Kind Regards

  1. I trying to clear wipe cache data first I power off my phone then I press volume up + power button simultaneously but there no menu appear. A screen and charging cord shows on the screen pls tell me how can I clear wipe cache data

    1. After updating to miui 8 my phone no longer recognized the sim card. Everything else worked fine: internet, whatsapp, etc. I just couldn’y make or receive phone calss. I went through the whole procedures you and others went through and also got stuck with the screen asking me to connect the power cord. In the end what my son found out was that when he changed the preferred network type (from the screen of the sim card settings) from LTE to 3G it restored the sim card recognition. If I switched back to LTE. I lose it again. So for now I’m on 3G network type and it works. Hope this helps you and others

  2. I am problem with my redmi 3s Prime, its getting hanged during call and i could not answer the call, it shows do not cover the orange area and after pressing the power button screen does not turn on immediately and it

    1. Hi Durga,
      Sorry for the late reply. This is happing because of Prevent pocket dial system.
      Go to setting -> Lock screen & password -> Turn OFF prevent pocket dial function.
      Kind Regards

  3. Sir i upadate my redmi 2 into miui 8 a developer rom and my device recovery not working.
    When i reboot my device into recovery my phone show me only Mi what to do

  4. I have used “Wipe all data” in Red Mi 1S, Still not able to upgrade.
    It is showing
    Can’t find an update.zip in sdcard
    Please rename the update pack to update.zip and put it to the root directory of SD card.

    I am unable to start my mobile. Pls help.

    1. Hi Ravi Goel,
      As system said please move .zip file in root directory and rename it update.zip
      If you still facing problem then you can flash via Fastboot ROM through the help of PC/Laptop.
      Kind Regards

  5. My redmi 3s prime bought on second week of august 2016 was initially miui 7.5.9 excellent battery for 1 week, but after updating via OTG update to miui 8 … it is now hardly 1 to 2 days only. I would like revert back to my original miui 7. So should i download the 7.5.9 ROM
    miui_HM3SGlobal_V7.5.9.0.MALMIDE_a6387ab0b4_6.0.zip
    should I download this and install by going to updater and select choose update package first
    Then after finishing this reboot to recovery mode… and 1. wipe cache data, 2. Wipe Reset option,

    or else first – wipe cache and wipe reset…. then install the 7.5.9 ROM …which order is correct ?
    Please guide me, I need help

  6. Hi Since my battery got heated very much during charging and the charge was there hardly for 1 day after updating to MIUI8, I downgraded to MIUI7 in my new redmi 3s prime. Now I have got back my MIUI 7 version, but both sims are not detected and i am getting error Unfortunately, the process.com.android.phone has stopped… I have to clear the cache now. But when I go to recovery mode, it shows only my phone layout. There is no options coming like selecting language or clear cache and such things. What should I do ? Please help

  7. Hi,

    I am a recent used of REDMI 3S Prime running MIUI7.5.9, hardly 12 days and faced virus issue. read a lot of information from your responses..hence help with my queries below :
    1. How is this WIPE RESET /Hard reset different from the Settings -> Addln Settings -> Backup & Reset -> Factory data reset.
    2. I had all security settings as default. hardly downloaded anything. Still i faced a situation of multiple site getting spawned while trying to play movies on the net, with notification, that MI browser is infected with virus. How do i prevent it from happening again in future ?
    3. Virus scan on the MI device, did not show up any such virus problem.
    4. Would the MIUI 8 upgrade in this case / or any ROM Flash help resolve such issue ?

    Regards,
    Pravin

    1. Hi Pravin,
      Sorry for the delay in the response.
      1. Wipe reset is full reset including all things (log files, basic settings)
      2.No, your phone is not infected with the virus. Actually, those sites which you visit is virus sites. They want to install their spy apps on your device so they can track your device info & personal details. Please don’t react them. don’t install any app from untrusted sources. Always use Playstore for apps.
      3.If the scanner doesn’t detect then your phone is virus free.
      4. here is not an issue.please stop visit these malware sites. If you visit then don’t click on any warning. don’t install any app from there link. Always use latest OS. MIUI 8 Already released please update your device.
      Kind Regards

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