Xiaomi Mi Note 2 hard reset using the recovery menu

First try to enter the Android MI-Recovery menu on your device. In the recovery menu you can wipe all the data and settings and your phone will be revert to its factory default state.

Please note that not all firmware supports it, and if you are unable to enter the recovery mode to "wipe data" or  "Factory reset" your device than you'll need to access the factory reset menu from the settings. But if you forget your password, you cannot access the phone or tablet or you cannot bypass the FRP you have to reinstall the device's firmware. After the hard reset operation you won't be able to restore the items you haven't backed up.

Displaying the recovery menu using the device's buttons.

  1. Fully charge the battery.
  2. Turn ON the device by pressing and holding the VOLUME UP key and the power key together. Release them after the vibration.
  3. Wait until Mi-recovery menu shows up in few seconds.
  4. Use Volume down to select Wipe data and press power to confirm.
  5. In the next menu select WIPE ALL DATA
  6. Confirm on the next screen.
  7. When DATA WIPED SUCCESSFULLY  message shows up you are done.
  8. Select REBOOT on the main screen to start the phone.

Note! All data will be deleted! Be sure to backup your user data before doing a hard reset. Note: first boot may take longer than usual, several minutes. Be patient.

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Resetting Your Xiaomi Mi Note 2 Android device from the menu option factory reset

With Clean Boot, you can reset your phone to its factory defaults. When you reset your phone, the data stored in your device may be erased.

  1. Tap Settings > Additional settings  > scroll down to Backup & reset.Tap Factory data reset > Reset phone > Erase everything to reset the phone. It will ask your password
  2. if you have set it before. Click Next and follow the instructions.
  3. Read the Attention and touch Next.
  4. On the next screen confirm with OK.

Note:It could take about 5 minutes or more. Be patient and do not interrupt the process.

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Xiaomi Mi Note 2 hard reset recovery firmware update

This tutorial will show you how to unlock / remove your forgotten lock pattern or reset Xiaomi Mi Note 2 mobile device. If you forgot your unlock pattern, PIN or password on Xiaomi Mi Note 2, your only option is to reinstall its firmware or Format your device with Smart phone Flash Tool. If in the recovery menu there is no option to factory reset the phone/tablet, or you are unable to access the recovery menu with the phone's physical keys but you can install software from SD card or you can format your MTK chipset based device with SP Flash tool then you have a good chance to get access your phone / phone again.

Follow the instructions to reinstall Xiaomi Mi Note 2 firmware or read on to see what else you can do to Factory reset your device using SP Flash tool or ADB Android Debug Bridge.

How to update firmware on Xiaomi Mi Note 2?

You can update, install or reinstall the original stock or custom firmware on your device with two different methods.

One is SD card update and the other is Smartphone SP Flash tool from PC.

If your phone supports SD card update then you can move the custom firmware e.g. update.zip file to your SD card's root directory. Insert the card in your device and put it in Download mode and the phone will update itself. To put your phone or phone in Download mode turn off the device, pull out battery if it has a removable battery and reinsert it. Press the Volume UP or Volume DOWN button and he POWER button at the same time for a few seconds. If you have the right firmware the flashing procedure will start automatically and usually will take only a few minutes.

But what if you can't update Xiaomi Mi Note 2 with SD card? 

Let's start with Smart Phone Flash Tool

How to reset with smart phone flash tool v5

 Update firmware on Xiaomi Mi Note 2 SP Flash tool v5

  1. Download Android generic driver and install it on your PC computer if you haven't done it already. Use Windows device manager to check your device. Please search for the latest "MTK android driver" in Google for it
  2. Download SP Flashtool from here (Find the latest SP flash tool) and extract it to a folder.
  3. Download your stock or custom ROM for your device and extract it to a folder on your PC. You can find Xiaomi Mi Note 2 ROM firmware at the official website of your device or you can also find some cooked custom ROMs throughout the internet.
  4. Power off your phone and pull out the battery. (Note: In the most cases you have to remove the battery during the firmware update and while you connect the device to the PC, but if the PC doesn't recognize the phone also try with the battery inserted. Do not forget to install the drivers first.)
  5. Find and open flash_tool.exe application on your PC. smart phone flash tool v5 launcher
  6. On the Download tab find the Scatter-loading button.
  7. Find a txt file named scatter or similar in your official or custom ROM's folder. You will find it where you previously extracted.
  8. Load the scatter txt file named similar like MT6572_Android_scatter.txt
  9. Click on the Download button and after that connect the device to the PC using a USB cable and press the Volume DOWN or UP key to recognize your device by the SP tool. If your battery is removable do not insert it in the device during the flashing procedure.
  10. Wait unil the flash procedure is over. A green check mark will indicates that everything went good.

You are done. Disconnect the phone and reinsert the battery. Now you can turn on your phone and it will boot as normal.

Remove forgotten password or unlock pattern on Xiaomi Mi Note 2 with SP Flash tool Format option

  1. Download Android generic driver and install it on your PC computer if you haven't done it already. Use Windows device manager to check your device. Please search in Google for the latest drivers.
  2. Download SP Flashtool from here (Find the latest SP flash tool) and extract it to a folder.
  3. Download the ROM for your phone and extract it to a folder on your PC.
  4. Power off your phone and pull out the battery. (Note: In the most cases you have to remove the battery during the firmware update and while you connect the device to the PC, but if the PC doesn't recognize the phone also try with the battery inserted. )
  5. Find and open flash_tool.exe application on your PC.
  6. Choose Format tab.
  7. Click on Start button. Leave everything on default settings or you may break your device and it will not boot.

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reset Xiaomi Mi Note 2 Andorid, Mediatek CPU, MTK, ROM

General advice: Before you buy a new cell phone or new tablet, please try the following procedure to repair your device in a software way. First charge your battery, backup your important data if possible and in most cases take out SIM and SD card before doing factory reset. It is impossible to recover your data after doing a hard reset, so online backup is always important. For all of your data, a backup should be done on an external device, hard drive, raid system or media. With or without insurance, if your cell phone lost, damaged or stolen at least your invaluable data is backed up in a safe place. If you are about to sell your phone and you want to wipe your personal data, or if your phone affected with virus you have to do a hard reset. In some cases, you can delete the forgotten password or lock pattern from your device as well. All information is for devices with stock based ROMs. If you are using rooted device, always back up your EFS folder first, containing your IMEI info, etc.! Please also note, that a hard reset operation will not unlock your mobile phone's SIM lock or network lock, but it will remove the unlock pattern, remove the user password or PIN password (NOT the SIM card's 4 digit PIN code). Also note that the firmware version will not be affected in any way, it will not be downgraded, it will remain the same you are using and if you have rooted your device, root privileges remain also unaffected.