How to enter Recovery Mode on Xiaomi Mi 5 [Guide]

Xiaomi MI 5A smartphone that runs Android operating systems out of the box will always come to you with a stock recovery partition. The word ‘stock’ isn’t usually included until you start to realize that there are two different kinds of recoveries out there. Those who are into customizing the Android operating system will already know all about the custom recovery image that replaces the stock recovery image on a smartphone. It’s an important piece to customizing a device thanks to its rich features.

While a custom recovery and stock recovery partition can be interchangeable on the Xiami Mi 5 smartphone, the way in which we find the recovery mode isn’t. That means you can continue pressing the same hardware key combination you were pressing for the stock recovery mode, and it will get you into the custom recovery mode as well provided you have swapped over your stock recovery and already installed a custom version. You can only ever have one of the two running on your device at the one tie.

Here is everything you need to boot the Xiaomi Mi 5 smartphone into recovery mode so you can use the stock recovery features or the custom recovery features.


  1. Turn off the Mi 5 smartphone by pressing the Power button and then selecting the option to switch it off from the menu.
  2. Reboot the Mi 5 smartphone by holding the Power and Volume Up keys together at the same time.
  3. Continue holding the Power and Volume Up key combination for at least five seconds.
  4. Let go of the Power key when you get the Mi logo on the display of your smartphone.
  5. Continue holding the Volume Up buttons until you can see the recovery mode environment on the screen.

In conclusion, that is all you need to enter recovery mode on the Xiaomi Mi 5 smartphone. As mentioned, you can use that hardware button combination for both the stock and custom recovery modes. That will allow you to make use of all the stock recovery features like applying updates, wiping the data, wiping the cache partition and applying a factory reset. Moreover, you can use your custom recovery for installing zip files, taking NANDroid Backups and restoring your data too.

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