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X10 Custom ROM AOSP 2.1 : How to for dummies [tutorial & discussion]

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By fyzm345, Senior Member on 17th December 2010, 07:09 AM
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this thread is open to help newbies to install the 2.1 custom rom with the simples way..
you also can discuss any problem here..
dont mess the dev thread with a dumb question...

thanks to "Perceval from Hyrule" for the original tutorial..
this is revise version for 2.1

INSTALLATION FOR 2.1 AOSP

Before attempting anything, make sure you have AT LEAST 50% of battery charge. Don't try anything with low battery, you can abort the flashing and brick your device !!!
Please make sure you're also running a 2.1 rom (Generic, nordic, official, custom...)

1st step:
make sure your computer is adb debugging ready..
in case in need for command execution..

- Download Android SDK
You don't need to save the entire archive (but you can), you just need the Tools folder (because it contains ADB, the Android Debug Bridge we need to install files).

2nd step:
- On x10 :
Enable USB debugging (Setting > Applications > Development).
Root your device. easiest way by using z4root.
Download and install Busybox (from Market), make sure it says "Done!".

3rd step:
install xrecovery for recovery menu.
xrecovery a.k.a recovery menu

4th step:
option 1:
Download rom.
2.1 AOSP ROM (make sure 2.1 since this tutorial is for 2.1)
extract the rom (u will get 2 folder + 1 files)
upload the file into your sd card root(sdcard/*.zip)
rename the *.ZIP to Update.ZIP
*the 2 folder contain application which u can install if u like

option 2:
Download rom.
2.1 AOSP ROM (make sure 2.1 since this tutorial is for 2.1)
extract the rom (u will get 2 folder + 1 files)
upload the file into your sd card root(sdcard/*.zip) or in any folder u like
*the 2 folder contain application which u can install if u like

5th step:
boot into recovery menu (by restart and hit few times back button when "SONY ERICSSON" word appear)
backup your original rom(in case u want to restore next time)
hit full wipe

option 1:
hit install update.zip from SD card

option 2:
hit install custom zip
search for the custom zip in folder where u save it
hit the zip file

after reboot, u will get custom rom installed in your X10

good luck ;)
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17th December 2010, 07:09 AM |#2  
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TIPS
1-u can do like rendeiro2005 said by creating rom folder and put the rom collection in it..
so if u want to change or try other rom just choose zip file from the particular folder...
this require using step from option 2


2-another one, by creating folder which contain backup image..
u can collect your friends backup image and put in one folder..
if u want to try, just restore the particular image file using backup/restore option in recovery menu and choose the backup image file..

collection of custom rom backup file for recovery menu:
2.1 Custom ROM AOSP by jerpelea & zdzihu
2.1 Shipped ROM 002 Full by jerpelea
2.1 Shipped ROM 002 Light 002 by jerpelea
Eternity by SEMPITERNAL
Xten by rabetionline
X10 Eminence by XperiaX10iUser
[2.1 AOSP THEME] X10 AOSP Theme by rmourar
Android 2.1 Gingerbread Style by Thijs96

for testing purpose only (not fully work)
MIUI tehnical preview by jerpelea
Gingerbread 2.3 PREVIEW rom by zdzihu


p/s: anyone who want to contribute their customize custom rom using backup image and list here can either pm me or response in this thread..
for use with recovery menu only..
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17th December 2010, 11:29 AM |#3  
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Hi bro,

Only two calls on your excellent tutorial:

1. No need to put the rom in the root of the sdcard. I, for example, to distinguish the roms, I`ve created a folder "Rom" in the root and put the roms in there.
2. It is not necessary to rename the *. zip file.

When we entered the xRecovery, you can go to "install Custom Zip> zip Choose Custom from sdcard>" Now in my case I a. .. "Roms >........" and I intend to choose
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17th December 2010, 01:08 PM |#4  
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Originally Posted by rendeiro2005

Hi bro,

Only two calls on your excellent tutorial:

1. No need to put the rom in the root of the sdcard. I, for example, to distinguish the roms, I`ve created a folder "Rom" in the root and put the roms in there.
2. It is not necessary to rename the *. zip file.

When we entered the xRecovery, you can go to "install Custom Zip> zip Choose Custom from sdcard>" Now in my case I a. .. "Roms >........" and I intend to choose

thanks for the info..
i forgot we have 2 ways of installing...
reupdate..
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Originally Posted by fyzm345

thanks for the info..
i forgot we have 2 ways of installing...
reupdate..

it`s not a different way.
i think that way would be more simple (for me at least) `couse you can have different roms puted on the same directory without, everytime that you want to install one change his name to default.zip

but...great TUT (clap your hands floks)
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Since i haved installed the 2.1 AOSP, my recovery were deleted !

So i install the xrecovery.apk but it doesnt work (don't fin the SD Card), so i paste the 3 files with root explorer but nothing to do... the recovery doesn't work at all =(
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Originally Posted by Bluewall

Since i haved installed the 2.1 AOSP, my recovery were deleted !

So i install the xrecovery.apk but it doesnt work (don't fin the SD Card), so i paste the 3 files with root explorer but nothing to do... the recovery doesn't work at all =(

its work actually...
try repeat the paste 3 file and make sure the file is exist..
also when paste make sure u hit the mount r/w button in root explorer..
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It says make sure you are 2.1 but I'm not im 1.5...... basically I'm stock X10..... and i want to flash so does it matter if I'm 2.1 or not. Because it doesn't make since that you say make sure your 2.1 but I'm flashing to get 2.1
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It says make sure you are 2.1 but I'm not im 1.5...... basically I'm stock X10..... and i want to flash so does it matter if I'm 2.1 or not. Because it doesn't make since that you say make sure your 2.1 but I'm flashing to get 2.1

hah...
get it...
actually, to make the xrecovery works, u need to use 2.1...
u can try this flashing tool and reflash your x10 into version 2.1 1st..
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=825201

after flash finish, then u follow the step at this thread...

*credit to Bin4ry for the tool and link...
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Ahhhhh so that's what I'm doing wrong. But I'm already rooted so can I flash as you say even after I'm rooted and everything will work smoothly?
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