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Default [TUT] Install CWM Recovery and a Rom in x10 mini pro

PLEASE CORRECT ME IF ANYTHING IS WRONG
I do not take any responsibility if you break your device, ask sony to make them easier to update.

Suggestions about roms and kernels are welcome.


1- REQUIREMENTS

Check in Settings -> About phone
there should be
Baseband: M76XX-TSNCJOLYM-53404015
Android: 2.1.1.A.0.6

- Check out if you are root with Root Checker
https://market.android.com/details?i...e=related_apps

- If not, to root you can use this
[APP]SuperOneClick (Root, Unroot, Enable Non-Market App)
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=803682
Before using it, in android start Settings from the app-menu. Tap Applications > Development > USB debugging. Accept warning-popup by tapping OK.

- Make backups of your things with some app like Titanium Backup or mybackup

- Install Busybox Installer from market and open it
https://market.android.com/details?i...=search_result

- Install a root file manager (so you can see and modify system files) like
Root Explorer



- Check if your hardware keyboard language layout is supported
Hardware Keyboards | Sony Ericsson Keyboards
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=982341

- if not, you will need to copy and send to that forum your language files
"I need to the following from you guys so we can make the hardware keyboard work:
your qwerty.kcm.bin and your qwerty.kl from your old Sony Ericsson Firmware (in /system/usr/) i need the entire folder with keyboard-config, keyboard-chars etc..

List your buttons and which button should have which character on blue/sym button and if you need capital letters as well which key should appear on blue/sym and shift button press

List you special signs, like underscore, plus,minus, etc .. even if you need a key frequently which is not on the default keyboard layout from sony we can still place it on a different button suitable for you
and last but not least any special requests, like numbers or so in the wrong place.

If you want to have an exact copy of your hardware keyboard as it is on your device (like the blue letters and number) please post a picture

As for many of you having troubles with "shift" key not working. Touch the text input window and hold you finger on it until a menu appears, choose android keyboard and NOT the HTC one I don't know why but "shift" key will work again"





2 Install a RECOVERY


[RECOVERY] ClockWorkMod Installer
Get it here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1257701

Usage from a Windows computer:
You need to set your phone in Debugging Mode.
Connect your phone to your computer
Open up install.bat and follow the instructions inside that.

Usage from a Linux computer:
Requires your phone to be ROOTed but there is now a ROOTer for Linux that can ROOT your phone if not already done. Can be found in this forum.
You need to set your phone in Debugging Mode
Connect your phone to your computer
Open up terminal
Go to the directory it is extracted to
Start the installer by typing "sh cwm-x10minipro.sh"



3 USE CWM to make a backup of everything:

-Power off phone
-When booting your phone and when the 'Sony Ericsson' letters appear, press and release continuously the 'back' button.
Once you are in the CW recovery, use the volume keys to navigate upwards / downwards, the 'home' or camera button key to select, the 'back' key to go back.

- Make a backup of everything
- Reboot normally, connect the phone to the pc, and copy everything inside the sd card to the pc




4 WITH FULL BATTERY DELETE EVERYTHING AND INSTALL A NEW ROM USING CWM:
DO THE THINGS MARKED WITH *RED


When booting your phone and when the 'Sony Ericsson' letters appear, press and release continuously the 'back' button.
Once you are in the CW recovery, use the volume keys to navigate upwards / downwards, the 'home' or camera button key to select, the 'back' key to go back.

We need to make a full wipe:


ADB root shell
reboot system now
apply update from sdcard
*wipe data / factory reset
*wipe cache partition

install zip from sdcard

backup and restore
backup (also backs up ext partition and installed apps to sdcard)
restore (also restores ext partition and installed apps to sdcard)
restore from xRecovery (Use this in case you want to restore backups done with xRecovery)
advanced restore

mounts and storage
*UNMOUNT ALL OF THESE:
*mount / unmount /cache
*mount / unmount /data
*mount / unmount /sdcard
*mount / unmount /system
*mount / unmount /sd-ext
*mount / unmount /cache

*FORMAT ALL OF THESE:
*format /cache
*format /data
*format /sdcard (not really needed)
*format /system
*format /sd-ext

mount USB storage
advanced
reboot recovery
*wipe Dalvik Cache
wipe Battery Stats
report Error
key Test

*partition SD Card
*Ext Size 512MB (formatting as ext4)
*Swap Size (Set this to 0)
*Rest Size is for vfat

fix permissions
validate recovery
restore recovery
*power off


- After you power off, take the microsd card and put it in a card reader, and connect it to your computer.
(Or you could connect the phone by usb and from CWM go to mounts and storage -> mount sdcard)

- Put inside the big FAT32 partition, the rom-u-want-to-install.zip, it must be CWM compatible
Here you can get some info about some of the latests roms:
http://xperiaminicyanogen.wordpress.com

- go to CWM and do install zip from sdcard
leave it finish and reboot after a bit




SOME OTHER USEFUL LINKS

- Once you finish installing a new rom, you can use this app in Window$ to set up your Hardware Keyboard to your preferred supported language:

[APP] Hardware Keyboard Language Setter KeyboardSwitcher.zip
program so you can switch your Phone's Hardware Keyboard with just two clicks on the PC.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1113863

Compilation of useful links
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?p=9219329

[FAQ] CUSTOM Cyanogen Froyo General F.A.Q.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1066824

[GUIDE] Unlock bootloader & relock bootloader | X8 | W8 | X10 mini | X10 mini pro
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1254225

Apps Sony
Xperia Arc Timescape (Retail Dump)
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...20&postcount=3
SE Backup & Restore
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...11&postcount=4

[TUT] From stock ROM to custom ROM for n00bs (X10 mini pro) by Emperor.dk
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1194499
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Awesome and mostly right!
But there is one thing I don't understand: if you managed to install xrecovery and know how to use it, why do you need cwm??? Either install that rom with xrec, or with cwm.
Anyway it's really good!
 
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I read somewhere that clockwork recovery was better and more complete, and that it seems the way to go. Is that right? I wish there was an easier way to instal it. In other phones you can instal it from rom manager app, maybe in the future they support this phone also.
 
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I read somewhere that clockwork recovery was better and more complete, and that it seems the way to go. Is that right? I wish there was an easier way to instal it. In other phones you can instal it from rom manager app, maybe in the future they support this phone also.
i think you should make a video and post it up on youtube; i cant seem to find a in depth tutorial on how to do it (in english anyways). Id like to make sure the complete process before beginning because im afraid of what may happen (people referring it to bricking the phone)
 
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@nilseby: here an answer from slade giving the reasons:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...postcount=1978
 
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@nilseby: here an answer from slade giving the reasons:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...postcount=1978
Oh, yea? Well thx, now i realized xrec is even better than I thought! So I have no reason why to install cwm ( i never did )
 
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So theres not any benefit of running cwm over xrec?
If anything is wrong please correct it.
 
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It works perfect for my taste is better than Xrecovery.

Who comes to Xrecovery that delete xrecovery.tar in system / bin
 
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It works perfect for my taste is better than Xrecovery.

Who comes to xrecovery that delete xrecovery.tar in system / bin
Thanks, that is a problem that both conflict. Best way would be to use cwm only, but I could not find an easier method. I will update the instructions. Maybe installing rom manager app by slade darkness and co?. it is not finished, but it lets you instal cwm
 
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Finally, there is a new app to instal the recovery you want with just a click, seek it on the dev thread

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