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Hi, dear readers
This thread is intended for all those new members who are new to X8 and Android.
A lot of you may have a lot of questions to ask, and expirience is telling us that you guys
- don't know how to use a SEARCH button
Anyway, this video
might help you about that.
Ok, you whatched that, didn't you?
If you did, we can get started...
If you have questions about
- Bricked phone - (BOOTLOOPS!)
check this thread
How to install these things?
Here you can view ROMs reviews ----> thread
How to install racht's roms?
Copy extracted files to
sdcard/xrecovery/backup, than hit restore in xrecovery
Q: Wich ROM is the best ROM?
A: It's your choice. All
2.2 and 2.3 roms are stable enough for daily use
Q: What is the most lightweight launcher for our X8?
A: Hard to tell, but Launcher Pro and Zeam are at the top, while ADW is the most slower launcher for our device.
Q: Can we have both Clockwork Mod and xRecovery in our device?
A: Ofcourse! Most of the custom roms to date have both recoveries.
Also, you can install them manually following this guide
Q: Is it possible to boot two different OSes on our device?
A: No, our device can run only Android but you can have multiboot
and boot to the two different ROMs.
Q: Will installing custom rom unlock my X8?
A: No. Your carrier SIM lock doesn't have anything to do with rom
Q: Can we have custom kernel?
A: Yes we can. Bootloader is unlocked and now we can boot into custom kernels.
Why GingerBread camera is VGA limited?
A: We now have fully working camera thanks to doixanh, but he just modifeded Eclairs camera libs to work with Gingerbread roms.
Free Xperia Team is working on new libs for our device, read this:
Originally Posted by jerpelea
x8 was released with 2.1
2.1 camera library can be used on 2.1 roms just by copying 4 files
2.1.camera library can be used on 2.2 roms by copying 4 files and apliing an patch
2.1 camera can not be used on 2.3 roms
For 2.3 roms you have to compile camera from sources and sources are incomplete!
Unless SE releases 2.3 rom for x8 or we will succed writing the sources the camera will be broken
wo kernel bypass is hard because camera interface in kernel is not trowing debug messages so we can not debug camera
we can just try to guess the parameters
Q: Can I have multitouch if I install custom rom?
A: If you have Synaptics digitizer you can use fake pinch-to-zoom
If you have Cypress digitizer you can use real dual touch
Or, you can use some custom kernel which has built-in these modules.
Q: How to know do I have Cypress or Syaptics digitizer?
A: Look here
Q: Is our device MDPI or HDPI?
A: Our device is MDPI wich means 320x480 px resolution (HVGA
). HDPI are high-end devices with res 480x800 or more.
So, our device needs MDPI compatabile theme and app.
Q: Can we have SWAP on X8?
A: Yes, since bootloader is unlocked we now have kernel that supports it
Q: How can I go back to 2.1 from custom roms?
A: Just flash again using SEUS or PCC, or using Flash Tool.
Q: Can we have Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) on our X8?
A: We already do have, but to be honest - what's the point? -Nothing works. 3.0 is intended for tablets with large screens.
Q: I can't connect to WiFi network. What should I do?
A: 1st: Try to forget ALL of your remembered networks.
2nd: Just wait...
Q: I can't connect to WPA2 secured netowrks. What should I do?
A: Yeah, some ROMs, do have problems with WPA2 secured and only thing you can do is wait for fix or try to update your router frimware.
If you still have some kind of problems with WiFi, you could try removing N standard.
Search button is above
Q: Where are apps from app2sd saved?
A: Into .android.secure folder on your sd card, wich is hidden.
You can see that folder with Root Explorer or PC.
Q: Can we have a flash player on our X8?
A: NO. For now. Our processor (ARMv6) doesn't support flash player yet. Maybe
it will in future. Don't ask about this, read this.
Q: Why custom 2.2 roms have problems with BT headsets?
A: It's a bug in cm6 source, so if you need BT headset please use 2.3 or 2.1
Q: My battery is draing fast. What should I do?
After flashing a custom rom, you should drain your battery thean charge it to 100%. Go to xRecovery and Wipe battery stats.
You can try Battery calibration app from market.
Still the same? You can try this
if you are on 2.3
Q: What is terminal emulator?
A: It's an app wich emulates Linux terminal. You can install it from market if you are on 2.1, in custom rom is already included.
Q: I have a little of ram free... is this bad?
A: Actually, this is good. It doesn't matter how much of RAM is available, important is, How much of CPU specific app uses.
for more information.
Q: I want Walkman app? Where Can I find it?
A: Look here
Q: Is it possible to port Sense 3 to X8?
A:No it's not possible because it needs 1.2 GHz cpu and we only have 600-748MHz...
And sense widgets and apps need sense framework to run...so you could use sense like widgets!
Fancy Widget, for example.
Q: Wich SYSTEM apps are safe to remove on stock rom?
A: timescape, talk.apk, Facebook, PlayNow, Maps, CA Gold, Crazy Penguin, Creatouch, GeoTags, RoadSync, RollerSync, Tower Bloxx NY, TrackID, Wisepilot, Navigator, User Support, User Guide, Email, Backup and Restore, Music R2R Client...
Gmail? - Probobly YES. Make backup first just to be 100% sure.
Q: I get music player hickups (lags) on custom roms. What should I do?
A: You can try to change SD card read cache back to 128Kb to avoid hickups.
You can use this app
from market, set to 128k, 256k, ... reboot.
Q: Volume is too low for me, how can I incrase it, make it louder?
A: If you're using Gingerbead
you can use DSPmanager to incrase overall volume. (DSP not work on Froyo!)
And also you can try:
- Poweramp music player wich has built-in EQ pre-amp booster, but that can lead to music cracking.
- You can try changing your MP3s volume using MP3 gain for Windows.
- You can also try Volume Boost program from Market
Q: Is X8i same as E15i?
A: Yes. It's X8i = E15i, X8a = E15a
Q: Will "Factory reset" unroot my phone? (from xRecovery)
A: No. Factory reset will erase all your user data and settings, wipe your cache and dalvik cache.
So, if you're doing Factory reset, you should back up your stuff
Q: What's the difference between "Install update.zip" and "Install custom .zip in xRecovery?
A: update.zip just automatically allocates update
.zip named zip on the root of the sd card. While choosing "Install custom zip, you have to choose file by yourself.
Q: What is the usefulness of an ext3 partition on the SD memory for applications?
How to create a partition?
A: You can make a partition in your SD for example of 1 gb EXT3 only for apps, you can make it with Minitool partition wizard home edition
In ext3 the apps are fully saved in the sd (.apk, dalvik cache and data) and you can liberate more space in the disk than app2sd.
Q: Reduced image quality in gallery? Solution.
A: Andoid Gallery (3D) reduces background gradients for faster viewing...
You can useQiuck Pic Gallery
if you want better image quality.
You can check differnece here
Q: Where can I find HD games for my X8?
A: Look here
- please ask there if you have problems about HDgames
credit go to samyeung97hk
Note: If you're using custom kernel, you don't need these modules anymore!
Introduction of these modules:
- We have 8 modules for our phone,includes:
- Overclock(By doixanh)
- Undervolt(By doixanh)
- Gesture Pinch Zoom(By doixanh)
- X8 MDDI Fix(By doixanh)
- X8Kconfig(By doixanh)
- Dual Touch For Cypress Touchpad(By AnDyX)
- 'Smartass' Governer For X8(By AnDyX)
- X8 Netfilter(By AnDyX)
Easy English:make your CPU freq higher.
It saves battery,decrease the heat of CPU,and make your phone more stable.
-Gesture Pinch Zoom
It is the fake multitouch modules for Synaptic Digitizer.
-X8 MDDI Fix
It increases your phone's smoothness by eliminating the lag that happens every 5-7 seconds in custom ROMs.
It not for daily use,it's for developers to extract kernel config from our running kernel 2.6.29 in X8.
-Dual Touch For Cypress Touchpad
It's the real multitouch if you're the lucky one to have Cypress Digitizer.
-'Smartass' Governer For X8
- allows to set max CPU freq when screen is off (to save battery),
- allows to set starting CPU freq when phone awakes (to speed up awake process),
- allows set/change almost all aspects of governor (to suite needs),
- should be a bit more responsive when parameters are well choosen
- we can (hopefully) have native usb/wifi tether on our phone.
- Firewall apps
- Transparent proxies
For installation instructions and other informations visit specific thread.
MDDI, X8 Gesture and Undervolt are already included in most of the roms