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How to: FreeX10 Beta3 Froyo 2.2.1, DualTouch, Root and xRecovery for dummies! +FAQ

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By rodak, Senior Member on 11th January 2011, 12:23 PM
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Updated guide to fit beta3
Updated first post with step by step for new Beta2 and DualTouch! +Quick howto for advanced users!
Updated second post with step by step for root and xRecovery!

Quick How-To for advanced users going from Beta1/Beta2 to Beta3:
Dont read this if you don´t know what you are doing! Follow the entire guide instead!
Code:
Backup Beta1/Beta2 in xRecovery
Flash FreeX10-beta3.zip
Flash gapps_1901_FreeX10.zip
Boot into Beta3 and wait some time.
Reboot to xRecovery
Go to Advanced Restore in Backup and Restore
Restore only "Data" from Beta1 or Beta2
Wipe Dalvik-Cache and reboot
Done ;)
For DualTouch see bellow!
Here is a complete guide for installation:
If you can´t install Froyo by following this guide you should probably stick to official firmware.

What you need:
Sony Ericsson X10! Not working on: mini, mini pro or x8!!!
Official (or prerooted) firmware version 2.1. Or some custom 2.1+ rom.
Root
xRecovery by zdzihu
Free X10 beta3 by zdzihu

What you do:
1. Make sure you have android 2.1+ on your X10.
2. Root your phone if it´s not rooted! See post 2 for How-To!
3. Install xRecovery if you don´t have it already. See post 2 for How-To
4. Copy following files to the root of your sdcard:
FreeX10-beta3.zip
gapps_1901_FreeX10.zip
5. Reboot your phone and keep pressing the back button till you enter xRecovery.
6. Go to "Backup and restore" and make a backup of your current system.
7. Then select "Install custom zip" and browse for FreeX10-beta3.zip
8. Then again select "Install custom zip" and browse for gapps_1901_FreeX10.zip
9. Reboot your phone and wait for it to get signal after some automatic reboots!
10. If you are updating from Beta1 or Beta2 and want to restore your data then go to "Backup & Restore" in recovery, select "Advanced restore", Select your Beta1 or Beta2 backup and restore "DATA" only!
It´s not recommended to restore data from 2.1!

Enable DualTouch (Optional):
1. Download FlashTool
2. Download X10_1.0_Bin4ry_Dualtouch.ftf
3. Extract FlashTool on your computer
4. Copy X10_1.0_Bin4ry_Dualtouch.ftf into your Flashtool/firmwares folder
5. Turn off your Phone
6. Remove the battery for 5+ seconds
7. Insert battery but do NOT power on your phone
8. Start X10FlashTool.exe
9. Press "Connect", choose X10 and press "Ok"
10. Press and hold your back button on your phone.
11. Connect your phone to your computer (Still holding the back button)
12. Press "Ok" at flashtool prompt and release the back button
13. Press "Flash" in flashtool and select "Dualtouch"
14. Let it flash and your are done
15. Just boot your phone and enjoy DualTouch

How to update to latest hotfix:
If there is a new hotfix released you just have to apply the new hotfix, no need for reinstalling the whole rom.
1. Download latest hotfix
2. Put it in the root of your SDCard
3. Reboot your phone
4. Press back button untill you enter xRecovery
5. Select ""Install custom zip" and browse for the latest hotfix
6. Reboot your phone and you are done!

If you want to change your theme you can try one of this:
GreenGlow by XperiaX10iUser
Gbread by wesvista
GALAXY by EMPREX 2
BuuFm0d by th4r
X FX10 by SEMPITERNAL

FAQ:
Q: Do I have to wipe anything before installation?
A: No! When you install FreeX10 it will wipe your system, data and cache.

Q: Can i install Jit on this rom?
A: Jit is already activated in Froyo!

Q: Can I dualboot this with my official 2.1?
A: No!

Q: Will Flash Player work with this rom?
A: Yes

Q: Does this include the latest baseband or does it use whatever version is on the x10?
A: It uses the version that is on the x10!

Feel free to help me improve this guide, just post here and I will update this post with all good tips!

All credits go to zdzihu and everyone involved.
If you want to buy zdzihu a beer click here

I just write the howto so don´t thank me, it´s not my work!

Thanx to:
zdzihu
jerpelea
Bin4ry
XperiaX10iUser
SEMPITERNAL
wesvista
streamnlnl
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11th January 2011, 12:23 PM |#2  
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How to root step by step:
1. Enable Usb Debugging
  • Press Menu Button
  • Settings
  • Applications (Check "Unknown sources" here)
  • Development
  • Tick USB debugging
2. Download rootme.tar.bz2 or SuperOneClickv1.5.5-ShortFuse.zip
3. Connect your phone to your PC
4. Run any of the preferred root files.
5. Reboot your phone and done!

How to install xRecovery step by step:
1. Download xRecovery-0.2-release.apk
2. Copy it to your SDCard and install by using a filebrowser like "Root Explorer" or "ASTRO"
3. Download "BusyBox" by Stephen (Stericson) from market
4. Launch "BusyBox" from your appdrawer and press Install on the bottom of the screen!
5. Launch "xRecovery Installer" from your appdrawer.
6. Press Install "xReccovery"
7. Reboot your phone and done!
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11th January 2011, 12:36 PM |#3  
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I think you should also post the link for sdk. Bcoz, lots of lazy people around here who dont know how to search the net.
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11th January 2011, 12:51 PM |#4  
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I think you should also post the link for sdk. Bcoz, lots of lazy people around here who dont know how to search the net.

if they`re lazy...to bad
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11th January 2011, 01:25 PM |#5  
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That's a solid enough guide I'd say but sorry just one more thing I can think that might be valid to add if I may;

Before going to say about adb for flashing screen recommend a fresh install first as that is much easier for the user to do if they just done it than read and learn all about adb. Just a thought but good guide, please delete this post if its considered as spam or not relevant.

sent from my x10i 2.2.1
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Originally Posted by steve.adams.x10

That's a solid enough guide I'd say but sorry just one more thing I can think that might be valid to add if I may;

Before going to say about adb for flashing screen recommend a fresh install first as that is much easier for the user to do if they just done it than read and learn all about adb. Just a thought but good guide, please delete this post if its considered as spam or not relevant.

sent from my x10i 2.2.1

It´s ok, spam this thread as much as you want, it´s for questions, answers and discussion
I added "run cmd on your computer", you think people will understand?
If they install SDK then they should be able to just type that command in cmd
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Q: How do I change the bootanimation?
A: You can´t, will be possible in the final version!

In fact you can change as follows (at your own risk)
1. Use Root Explorer to delete \system\media\bootanimation.zip (or replace with your own)
2. Copy framework-res.apk from \system\framework to sdcard
3. replace the following image files in framework-res.apk (I use total commander) with the stock image files:
i) android-logo-mask.png & android-logo-shine.png in assets\images folder
ii) default_wallpaper.jpg in res\drawable-hdpi folder
4. Copy framework-res.apk from sdcard back to \system\framework folder
5. reboot
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11th January 2011, 04:31 PM |#8  
Thanks, will this to my thread.
11th January 2011, 06:39 PM |#9  
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Originally Posted by cobrato

In fact you can change as follows (at your own risk)
1. Use Root Explorer to delete \system\media\bootanimation.zip (or replace with your own)
2. Copy framework-res.apk from \system\framework to sdcard
3. replace the following image files in framework-res.apk (I use total commander) with the stock image files:
i) android-logo-mask.png & android-logo-shine.png in assets\images folder
ii) default_wallpaper.jpg in res\drawable-hdpi folder
4. Copy framework-res.apk from sdcard back to \system\framework folder
5. reboot


Thanks dude, worked a treat with Mr Rusch's X10 Mod Tool and 7zip.
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Installed and seems to be working fine aside from the screen flickering which I can't seem to get rid of. The ADB thread has a link for android SDK which seems to be out of date because it no longer links to a download. I can't figure it out otherwise. Anyone wanna help me get rid of the screen flickering?
12th January 2011, 02:27 AM |#11  
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Reinstall the zip via xRecovery, jusy as you did the first time you installed FreeX10.

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