Want to know is your Xiaomi Redmi 1S hardware condition is perfect or not? Well, you can do so just like Samsung smartphone. Xiaomi provides a hardware testing tool for their testers to check your phone hardware function before leave the factory. Usually, your Redmi 1S should perform just fine. But you might want to double check it again after bought it online through Mi Store. Just bring up the Test mode to check all Redmi 1S hardware functions. Okay, here is the catch. It is Chinese. So you need to know to read Chinese in order to use it. Oh well, Xiaomi is a China company. What to do?
Redmi 1S Test Mode
Look like I am not the only one who faces Read Me application was removed after ROM upgraded to new version. Besides Redmi 1S, Redmi Note users face the very same issue. So I took the initiative to upload Xiaomi Read Me App apk here. Just download and install it if yours was gone too. Hopefully, Mi Malaysia will put back Read Me App in future ROM update.
Xiaomi Read Me App
Factory data reset will bring your phone back to original stage (like newly bought). However, it does not work so well on my mom’s Xiaomi Redmi 1S. Yup, it does not delete certain applications that I installed and some user data still there. Not sure what went wrong? But I suspect that it is either v23 ROM or v36 OTA issue (Malaysia stock ROM is v23 and I updated to latest version v36 through OTA method). Anyway, that’s was the very first bug that I saw on Malaysia Redmi 1S. Luckily, I know how to do a clean installation. Else Xiaomi service center is the place that I am going to visit.
Hard reset Redmi 1S
Taking screenshot is like ABC on Android device nowadays. Same apply to Xiaomi Redmi 1S. It supports the Google Android method ~ Volume Down + Power Buttons. And it has own way too. Basically, all the smartphones that use MIUI ROM support that method. You should know it after went through the pre-installed user guide.
Capture screenshot on Redmi 1S