Redmi 4 Prime User Guide and FAQ (HM4 Prime, Markw)

Tips and Tricks for Redmi 4 Prime

Hello, friends! In this post we’ll try to collect different tips and useful tricks for Xiaomi Redmi 4 Prime owners. Continue reading to find out HM4 Prime secrets.

Redmi 4 Prime User Guide and FAQ (HM4 Prime, Markw)

Ok, you’ve just bought your Redmi 4 Prime phone and probably you’ve got some questions already. Let’s cover all important things step by step.

Should I update Redmi 4 Prime to new MIUI ROM?

That’s kinda matter of dispute. Of course, it’s always recommended to use the latest available versions of firmware. Although, if everything works fine and you’re happy with your phone, why create additional problems for yourself. Also, always look for more information online and read official change-logs.

I’ve just ordered Redmi 4 Prime from China. What ROM will be installed?

It could be delivered to your with fake MIUI ROM installed (in this case you may stuck with some weird issues and translation errors, although many users have no problems with fake ROMs). It can be also delivered with Official China or Global ROM. Anyway you can always try to ask seller to send you device with Global ROM installed on it.

Can I flash Official Global ROM from fake MIUI ROM without unlocking bootloader?

Yeap, it’s possible. You can actually flash Global ROM from any other ROM. Simply search for the tutorials on our website or use google search.

Can I flash Redmi 4A ROM version on Redmi 4 Prime? Can I install Redmi 4 Prime ROM on Redmi 4?

Right now we have 3 different variations of Redmi 4 phone. These devices (Redmi 4, Redmi 4A and Redmi 4 Prime) are completely different on hardware level and by flashing MIUI ROM from other device model you’ll most probably get a bootloop or even a hardbricked device.

When the new MIUI ROM for Redmi 4 Prime will be released?

You should visit official MIUI forum to find information about newest ROM release dates for Redmi 4 Prime device. We also try to post new information as soon as we can.

How to enter Engineer mode? What are secret codes for Redmi 4 Prime?

To open engineer menu on your Redmi 4 Prime phone, go to call screen and enter *#*#6484#*#*. To open test menu, go to dialing screen and enter *#*#4636#*#*. In the test menu you can change network type for each SIM card, check out detailed battery information and much more.

How to fix call sound and loudspeaker issues on Redmi 4 Prime?

If you stuck with bad connection, awful sound from loudspeaker, LTE is bugged or your phone reboots on call, here’s what you might want to try to fix this. Usually all call and network issues are solved by flashing to the latest MIUI ROM version.

In case you have already unlocked bootloader and installed TWRP Custom Recovery on your phone you can try flashing different modem versions (you’ll need to use modems for Redmi 4 Prime only, other device version modem files will lead you to bootloop or hardbrick).

I’ve got Redmi 4 Prime with fake MIUI Global ROM. What should I do?

Search for official China MIUI ROM and Custom ROMs and check out flashing tutorials on our website. There are many methods on how to flash your Redmi 4 Prime phone.

Which ROM version is the best for Redmi 4 Prime?

The question is very controversial. Everyone chooses their own favorite ROM version.

I’ve got Redmi 4 Prime from China. Will I get OTA updates?

All official ROM versions support OTA updates. If you’ve Custom or Multilingual ROM installed, then you’ll need to check the developer website to check if this ROM supports OTA updates.

How to root Redmi 4 Prime? MTP is not working after root.

The thing is that sometimes MTP is working, but some devices have issues with MTP after root. You can always flash this version of SuperSU via TWRP Custom Recovery and everything should work without any issues.

How to start Redmi 4 Prime in fastboot mode?

Actually, this is very easy.

  1. Turn off your phone.
  2. Press and hold “Volume Down” and “Power” buttons at the same until you see a fastboot logo.

How to boot Redmi 4 Prime in TWRP Custom Recovery?

  1. Turn off your phone.
  2. Press and hold “Volume Up”, “Volume Down” and “Power” buttons at the same time.
  3. After you saw Mi logo on the screen, release the “Power” button and keep holding both volume buttons for a few more seconds.
  4. Wait until recovery mode starts.

How to boot Redmi 4 Prime in EDL mode?

Depends on your phone current state. You can check this tutorial for more information. If you still can’t enter EDL (download mode) and getting 900E error, then the only way you is to use engineering cable or make one yourself.

I’ve got errors with Google Services on Redmi 4 Prime

You can try to install Gmail application from the Google Market. On the first startup it will ask you to update Google Services, after the update everything should work perfectly fine.

Notifications aren’t working on my Redmi 4 Prime

To fix notifications issues on your Redmi 4 Prime phone (or other similar Xiaomi phone models) you’ll need to do the following:

  1. First of all make sure you’ve added required applications to auto start.
  2. Next check that required apps have access to 3G and/or Wi-Fi.
  3. If you’ve network access via Wi-Fi, then enable Wi-Fi in sleep mode.
  4. Visit Notifications settings and enable notifications for required apps.
  5. Also visit “Battery and performance” settings and turn off power restrictions for required applications.

I’ve flashed Global ROM on Redmi 4 Prime and my phone doesn’t start

All you need is to wait. First startup may take up to 20 minutes.

Can I unlock bootloader on Global ROM?

Yes, it’s possible to unlock bootloader on every official ROM version, simply look for instructions on our website.

I can’t change lock screen background on Global ROM

You’ll need to enable MIUI default launcher. In case you’ve installed different launcher most probably you’ll get errors while changing lock screen background.