I saturated my phone memory, and while attempting to restart it to delete files, it got stuck on the "Mi" logo. I only have a partial backup.
Phone: Xiaomi Redmi Note 5, not rooted, not "OEM" unlocked.
What I want to do: wipe the cache (in the hopes that it will solve the problem), or if possible save the data to do a factory reset.
What I can do: I can access the Mi 3.0 recovery mode, use adb and fastboot.
What I can't do: The recovery mode doesn't offer a "wipe cache" option (only factory reset), and I can't wipe cache through adb or fastboot because the phone is not unlocked, a few examples :
adb shell su -c "rm -rf /data/data/<app's package>/cache/*" error: closed fastboot erase cache ******** Did you mean to fastboot format this ext4 partition? Erasing 'cache' FAILED (remote: 'Erase is not allowed in Lock State') fastboot: error: Command failed fastboot flash recovery twrp.img Sending 'recovery' (35280 KB) OKAY [ 0.856s] Writing 'recovery' FAILED (remote: 'Flashing is not allowed in Lock State')
Recovery mode also has a "pcsuite.mi.com" option, but I can't seem to make it work. I don't know how to use it, even if I have installed the Mi Suite, it doesn't detect my phone.
Do you think there is a possibility here to wipe the cache ? Or is it impossible and I must do a factory reset ?