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[HOW-TO]Install a 2.3.3 prerooted ROM (Wolfbreaks or EWJet etc.)

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By Willey1986, Senior Member on 30th July 2011, 09:48 PM
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To stop all those questions about how to install one of the pre rooted 2.3.3 ROMs properly I decided to make this HOW-TO to keep the threads clear.

INGREDIENTS:
All you need is:
  • 1 Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 device
  • 1 Computer

PREPERATIONS:

At the moment, there is NO method to root your X10 after you have installed 2.3.3. So if you installed 2.3.3 via SEUS, PCC oder Flashtool the first step you have to do is to get a rooted stock 2.1 ROM on your device. To avoid errors I would recommend this step to everyone

INSTALL 2.1, root it and install xRecovery:
  1. Get the newest Flashtool http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...ight=flashtool
  2. Get one of the stock 2.1 ROMS (same thread as flashtool)
  3. Extract the ROM-file to your Flashtool/firmware folder
  4. Start flashtool
  5. Click on "Flash" and select the firmware you just downloaded
  6. Click OK
  7. Turn off your device
  8. Connect cable to PC NOT TO YOUR X10
  9. Press Back-Button on your X10 and connect cable
  10. Wait flashtool to finish
  11. After that, turn on phone and activate "Unknown sources" and "USB-Debugging" under Application-Settings
  12. Hit "Root" in flashtool
  13. Wait for flashtool to finish and X10 to reboot
  14. After reboot hit "Ask root permissions" in flashtool and select allow on you X10 (a popup will appear)
  15. Hit "xrecovery" in flashtool

GETTING ROOTED 2.3.3 ON YOUR DEVICE:
First of all, you have to download the ROM you wish to install. This step should be clear, but you never know . Every of those ROMs comes in 2 parts. 1 update.zip and 1 kernel+baseband file for flashtool.
  1. Copy the update.zip (name can be different!!) to your X10s SDcard
  2. Reboot X10 into xRecovery (Keep hitting Back-button while X10 restarts)
  3. Select "Factory Reset"
  4. Select "Wipe Cache Partition"
  5. Select "Advanced options" -> "Wipe Dalvik Cache"
  6. Select "Install custom zip" and select the zipfile you copied to your SDCard
  7. Wait for xRecovery to finish
  8. After that, DONT REBOOT OR DO ANYTHING, JUST REMOVE ANY CONNECTED CABLE AND REMOVE BATTERY TO TURN OF PHONE
  9. EXTRACT the kernel+baseband-File into flashtools firmware folder
  10. Hit "Flash" in flashtool and select the copied kernel+baseband
  11. Now insert battery again (make sure no cable is connected. Otherwise the phone will start into charging mode and you have to start again)
  12. Press Back-button and connect cable
  13. Wait for flashtool to finish
  14. Start X10 and enjoy your rooted 2.3.3!

Hope this helps
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30th July 2011, 10:05 PM |#2  
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nice job man
just came home to try the new rom and i see this thanks
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30th July 2011, 11:34 PM |#3  
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Got phone rooted, x recovery back running & installed WBs2.3 zip Copied new kernel & BB to firmware folder but when I open flashtool its not there when I hit flash??
30th July 2011, 11:36 PM |#4  
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should be there, try reopen flashtool
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should be there, try reopen flashtool

When I hit flash it shows .\firmwares. Ok button grayed
out. Why??
31st July 2011, 12:04 AM |#6  
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Any known bugs or difference between the original SE GB and the pre-rooted version?
31st July 2011, 04:39 AM |#7  
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thanks alot!!! your tutorial has saved the noobies (like me) plenty of time
31st July 2011, 08:33 AM |#8  
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installation aborded every time i try to go down to 2.1 or stack on flashing loader
31st July 2011, 08:38 AM |#9  
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Any known bugs or difference between the original SE GB and the pre-rooted version?

I'm currently using Wolf's ROM and I can tell you there's definitely a difference. The speed is absolutely amazing. He's made some optimization tweaks and there's no lag at all. Everything runs totally smooth and the battery life is astonishing.
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When I hit flash it shows .\firmwares. Ok button grayed
out. Why??

Doh!! I hadnt unpacked the bundle with winrar so flash obviously wouldnt work!!
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Hi, i have a noob question:
I'm now on official 2.1 update 1 and rooted with Z4root a while ago.
When i start this tutorial, do i have to unroot first so i can root again with the above method or can i just start from step 1?
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