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?
If you have question about Froyobread
check FroyoBread F.A.Q
. and first post
of FroyoBread thread.
Here you can view ROMs reviews ----> thread
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
2.2 are almost bugless while 2.3 have broken/limted camera, LED notifications, 2D...
I recommend FroyoBread - smooth and almost bugless beacuse it's Froyo, having a lots of GingerBread CM7 features.
Q: Will installing custom rom unlock my X8?
A: No. Your carrier SIM lock doesn't have anything to do with rom
Q: When bootloader will be bypassed?
A: We don't know. Maybe tommorow, maybe never. That project is currently on hold.
Q: Can we have custom kernel?
A: No, devs need to bypass bootloader first.^
But we have kernel modifications, and it's almost the same for most users.
Q: Why GingerBread camera is VGA limited?
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
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. 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: No, we can't because kernel doesn't support 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: Where can I find HD games for my X8?
A: Look here
- please ask there if you have problems about HDgames