[REF] A guide to all things root for your X8 [Read it before posting!]

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innocence07

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Feb 9, 2012
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im on stock kernel and rom and lock bootloader
sorry for asking but i cant seem to find answer if i can change my stock kernel to one of the stock kernel offering of other dev and change my rom to custom rom


sorry for asking noob question but i dont want to post seperate post outside so im asking here thanks :D
 

aravindmcet

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Jul 7, 2012
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new to android

iam new to android phones now i got xperia x8
pls tell me what are the features of rooting phone to 2.3.7 and also im new to rooting tell me to root in simple step by step manner pls
 

cdeox8

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Jun 1, 2012
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iam new to android phones now i got xperia x8
pls tell me what are the features of rooting phone to 2.3.7 and also im new to rooting tell me to root in simple step by step manner pls

I am also new to this forum but I chose to first search for things rather asking it straightway. I suggest you do the same.
There are many guides on how to root and different ROMs of 2.3.7, you just have to search for them.:good:
 

Eternalight

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Jul 19, 2012
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So, due to the huge amount of threads with information for the X8 I found, I think getting the info you need is pretty confusing.

Before you get started here are some smilies to motivate you and cheer you up: :) :) :D :) :)
There. Feel better? I'm sure you do.

Download THIS: http://ul.to/l7wf2z6q
That pack has everything you need.

Not saying that this is THE guide for everything, but it should sum it all up nicely.


A Warning



Updates and Basebands


Advanced
If you need basebands for your X8, here's a helpful thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=976538
Flash them with FlashTool.

Rooting

xRecovery

Backups are REALLY important, don't be a lazy bum.

So, you bricked your phone.

So, if you have any questions, feel free to post below :)

In regards to the link for the pack, i am getting;

"Page not found
Error: 404
Please check the URL for typing errors, respectively contact us in case of a technical failure."

Can anyone confirm &/or update the download link to this if needed? :D

Edit;;Might be worth locking until further notice if the OP is no longer getting updated, i realised this moving down in to other threads.
 
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seeafish

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Aug 21, 2012
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Thanks for this thread, but as the above person said, the download link is a 404 :(
What tools do I need? I don't mind searching for them and downloading them individually.

Edit: Actually, you pretty much do mention them in the instructions! :) Now just to find them.
 
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jensen_reaper

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Oct 12, 2012
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superone click

So, due to the huge amount of threads with information for the X8 I found, I think getting the info you need is pretty confusing.

Before you get started here are some smilies to motivate you and cheer you up: :) :) :D :) :)
There. Feel better? I'm sure you do.

Download THIS: http://ul.to/l7wf2z6q
That pack has everything you need.

Not saying that this is THE guide for everything, but it should sum it all up nicely.


A Warning



Updates and Basebands


Advanced
If you need basebands for your X8, here's a helpful thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=976538
Flash them with FlashTool.

Rooting

xRecovery

Backups are REALLY important, don't be a lazy bum.

So, you bricked your phone.

So, if you have any questions, feel free to post below :)


your link for superoneclick has expired can you post another link thanks
 

Sir Ken Frank

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Dec 20, 2012
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All custom ROMS based on stock kernel kill my SD card.

I have tried instaling all above roms on my Xperia X8 but after that my SD card wont be detected. I have searched through XDA but to no avail. Will somebody please help me?:cowboy:
 

ZXMaulikio

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Jan 4, 2013
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Updating X8

Hi i've installed a rom a few months ago "MiniCM6-1.0.2" at first i was doing fine with this rom but i started to notice that the 3G signal wasnt the same as before let me explain, before i could see youtube videos and download music in no time but now i can't even do those kind of stuff so i was hoping for a few awnsers :confused:

I had in mind 2 options going back to stock version 2.2 or downloading a better rom (http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1401733) this is one of the roms i had been looking at but the problem is that am new to all the installing roms and that so i was wonder if someone could recomend a guide or explain how to intall that rom or how to return to stock version 2.2

this is the information of my X8 :)

Android: 2.2.1
Band Base: M76XX-TSNCJOLYM-53404015
Kernal: 2.6.29 [email protected] #1
Mod: MiniCM6-1.0.6
Recovery: ClockworkMod v3.2.0.0-r3 x10mini
Compilation N°: FRG83
 

ELBSC

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Feb 15, 2013
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Official update version

Quote: The latest version is 2.1.1.A.0.6, and the latest baseband is M76XX-TSNCJOLYM-53404015.

My model is E15a
Firmware version: 2.1 update 1
Baseband version: M76XX-TSNCJOLYM-53404006
Kernel version: 2.6.29

PC Companion doesn't give me any option to update my phone. I'm new in this, and I want to upgrade my X8 to android 2.2. Can you help me? :)
 

ELBSC

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Feb 15, 2013
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Thanks, but..

2.1.1.A.0.6 is the last official for sony X8.
if you want update must use an kustom rom

Thank you for your help, i would like to know how can i change my baseband version which ends in 006 to the one ending in 015 as the post says i have to get that in order to update to android 2.2.
Thanks!!!:good:
 

demonicjelly

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May 28, 2013
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Download file at top of page

I cant seem to download the file at the top of the page, i have managed the first few steps by getting super one click and i have got xrecovery but i cant find the root explorer any where else.
Thanks
 

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    So, due to the huge amount of threads with information for the X8 I found, I think getting the info you need is pretty confusing.

    Before you get started here are some smilies to motivate you and cheer you up: :) :) :D :) :)
    There. Feel better? I'm sure you do.

    Download THIS: http://ul.to/l7wf2z6q
    That pack has everything you need.

    Not saying that this is THE guide for everything, but it should sum it all up nicely.


    A Warning

    First off, let me start by saying that if you don't think you need rooting, don't root.
    It can be dangerous if done wrong, so be sure you know what you're doing.
    With that out of the way, let's get going then.

    Updates and Basebands
    First, before you do anything else, you need to update your phone using PC Companion (download here: http://www.sonyericsson.com/cws/support/softwaredownloads/detailed/pccompanion/xperiax8?cc=us&lc=en). PC Companion will guide you right through all the steps for updating.

    The latest version is 2.1.1.A.0.6, and the latest baseband is M76XX-TSNCJOLYM-53404015.

    You can check your version by going to Settings -> About Phone.
    If you are already running a custom ROM, you should update using PC Companion too, because some roms (like MiniCM) need the latest official version.

    Advanced
    If you need basebands for your X8, here's a helpful thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=976538
    Flash them with FlashTool.

    Rooting
    This is very simple to do, really.

    First, download SuperOneClick (available at the top of the thread) and place it on your desktop.

    Next, on your phone, go to Settings -> Applications and enable Unknown Sources. Next, go to Settings -> Applications -> Development and enable USB debugging.

    You also need the proper USB drivers. To check if you have them, start SuperOneClick.exe and click Driver Check. If the driver check fails, update your phone with PC Companion.

    Now, connect your USB cable from your X8 to your computer. When connected it is VERY IMPORTANT to select CHARGE PHONE. Really, I can't stress this enough.

    Start SuperOneClick.exe and just click ROOT. Everything should go normally. You might get a message asking you if your OS is 2.0 or higher, just go ahead and click Yes.

    You should now be rooted!
    xRecovery
    YOU MUST BE ROOTED TO DO THIS

    Installing xRecovery is the first step in the world of custom ROMs. Installing xRecovery also means if you are stuck in a bootloop, you can just recover to a working backup.

    The first step is to download xRecovery mini-beta 0.1 (any other version WILL NOT work on your X8) (download available at the top of the thread).

    Next, download Root Explorer (download available at the top of the thread).

    Copy both the xRecovery folder and the Root Explorer .apk to your SD card.

    Install any file manager from the Android Market (I recommend OI File Manager or Astro) and use it to browse to the Root Explorer .apk file and install it.

    Run Root Explorer, browse to the xRecovery folder and copy the 3 files inside onto the /system/bin folder.

    xRecovery is installed. To start xRecovery you press the Back button while the Sony Ericsson logo is showing during boot. Restart your phone and just keep tapping the back button repeatedly.

    To move around in xRecovery you use the volume buttons, to select an item you press the Home button (the middle one), and to go back you press the Back button. Go ahead and make a backup of your current system (make sure you have at least 300MB of free space on your SD card.

    You'll find the backup you just made in the xRecovery/backup folder. Name it something you can identify (don't use spaces). Copy that backup onto somewhere safe on your PC.
    Backups are REALLY important, don't be a lazy bum.

    So, you bricked your phone.
    Don't panic, don't worry, everything is going to be alright. If you have xRecovery installed, just recover the latest backup you made. That simple. If, however, you DON'T have xRecovery installed, we can still recover your dear phone, don't worry :)

    Using PC Companion: Connect your phone to your PC and turn it on. Look around the update phone section of PC Companion for an option called "Repair your phone". Just follow the steps and your phone will be in working order pretty soon :)
    So, if you have any questions, feel free to post below :)
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    Custom ROMs

    Alright, when it comes to custom ROMs, it's mainly personal preference. I'll list some ROMs I've tried (and recommend).
    7th May 2011 update: Because ROMs just keep getting updated, I won't be making reviews anymore, just gonna place the links to the ROM threads.

    For Beginners!

    I have tested and can vouch for all of these ROMs.

    Floyo 2.2.1 miniCM by ponanovn (CyanogenMod 6): http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=964223

    Rating: [ :D ]

    Floyo 2.2.1 miniCM by lizypen (CyanogenMod 6): http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1036335

    Rating: [ :) ]

    More advanced ROMs

    These use CyanogenMod 7, and the reason why I say these are more advanced ROMs are that they need a little more configuration to get up and running then these miniCM roms.
    Shpit's X8Gin GingerBread (CyanogenMod 7): http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1089826

    Rating: [ :D :D ]

    Racht's HackDroid GingerBread (CyanogenMod 7): http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=914513

    Rating: [ :D ]

    Racht's HackDroid Floyo 0.20 (CyanogenMod 6): http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=914513

    Rating: [ :D :D ]

    doixanh's FroyoBread Froyo 2.2 (CyanogenMod 6): http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1079463 - Features the latest build of CM6, amazing ROM :D

    Rating: [ :D :D :D ]

    Guys, there is a staggering number of ROMs being created, I might not be able to keep up :b
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    Time for FAQs!

    Frequently Asked Questions

    This section will (hopefully) answer all your questions related with the X8. If you still have any doubts, go ahead and post here, or send me a PM.

    SuperOneClick is stuck at "Waiting for device"!

    This is most likely caused by the lack of USB drivers for your X8. Go ahead and click Driver Check in SuperOneClick. If the window that pops up says "No issues found!" the problem is NOT your USB drivers. Otherwise, download PC Companion (which comes with the USB drivers for the X8) right here. Install PC Companion and give your PC a reboot.

    My Pinch Zoom isn't working!

    First off, let's be sure you know HOW to use your pinch zoom. Open Gallery, or MultiTouch Visualizer, and place one finger after the other. Spread them apart and it should work. If not, things get a little bit more complicated. Install and prepare the Android SDK on your PC (instructions below). In the CMD window, type in "adb shell" (without quotes). Then write "cd /system/lib/modules" (also without quotes). After that type in "ls" and look for a file called x8gesture.ko. If it's not there, refer to the post below for instructions on how to install modules. If it IS there, check the first post of http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1004740.

    I'm working on this section whenever I have time, which doesn't happen a lot, because of school.
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    thanks kh.

    so i try some roms and i thins froyo 0.20 is best and stable one but afte 2 times it stoped working installed my origin firmeware 2.1

    i flashed 2.1.A... firmeware i had 2.0.1... but pc companion dont updated it so i flashed a costum one everyone can download it at blagus mediafire.

    Update it with SEUS i use pcc at first time but it wasnt work ... So i do it with SEUS and i have 015 baseband now :)

    Sent from my E15i using XDA Premium App
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    Ok, this thread is the officially X8 [REF] thread, gave you 2 posts in addiction to the first 2, tell me if you need others.

    Good job :)

    Thanks! I'll probably not going to use those 2 extra posts any time, too much school work... But I'll update them when I can.