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Rooted and unrooted latest firmware 2.0.2.A.0.24 SI:1241-5072

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Senior Member
Feb 21, 2010
Google Pixel 2
Okey. I decrypted the latest firmware for you guys to flash it
unrooted (can use bin4ry flasher) and rooted firmware (read below)
it's a chinese firmware.

Unrooted .sins for bin4ry flasher
UPDATE use loader.sin at the attachment. I packaged the wrong loader.sin in the 1241-5072_2.1.7z.
update2 actually, you can use both loader.sin. tried it
Rooted for internal flashing using unyaffs:
Instruction for internal flash using unyaffs (tested and works fine, thanks to the testers)
-for rooted 1.6 users only. if you have 1.6 unrooted, root it using SuperOneClick and proceed. if you have unrooted 2.1, go back to 1.6 and root
1st version
1-download firmware files. http://hotfile.com/dl/92146294/5a928fd/1241-5072_2.1.7z.html or http://www.mediafire.com/?h2wg0hl92xbmh00
(download loader.sin at the attachment, and extract it inside extracted firmware folder)
2-download newx8rooted.yaffs.7z(this is 1st version, for 2nd and 3rd version, refer link below) http://hotfile.com/dl/92304996/f21a3a4/newx8rooted.unyaffs.7z.html or http://www.mediafire.com/?g7b7v5bhriqrqyc
3-extract newx8rooted.unyaffs.7z to the root of your sdcard (3 files - newx8rooted.yaffs.img, busybox, unyaffs)
4-download install.sh.zip in the attachment and extract to root of your sdcard.
5-issue this command in adb shell
cd /sdcard
sh install.sh
6-flash firmware files with bin4ry flasher by removing system.sin

update: works for janlugt and muzic_demon should be working fine for others.
update 2: working on pre-installed xrecovery and busybox
update 3: chinese apps removed and now with preinstalled xrecovery and busybox (download 2nd version below)

2nd version
download here (3 files newx8.yaffs.img, busybox, unyaffs)
http://hotfile.com/dl/92367956/2ec17ca/newx8.rooted.yaffs.v2.7z.html OR

Changes in v2:
-many apps removed
-busybox included
-xrecovery included (to get it work, download busybox from the attachment, replace the current busybox)
-unyaffs and mkfs.yaffs2 included to make your own modified rom later.

3rd version
download here (3 files newx8.yaffs.img, busybox, unyaffs) :
http://hotfile.com/dl/92662909/e5a90c6/newx8rooted.yaffs.v3.1.7z.html OR

What's new in v3
Same as v2 +
-xrecovery works well.
-new gingerbread theme.

Version 3.5
download here (3 files newx8.yaffs.img, busybox, unyaffs) :
http://hotfile.com/dl/92880350/f2257e0/newx8rooted.yaffs.v3.5.7z.html OR

What's new in v3.5
Same as v3 +
-preloaded with JIT (tested and works fine - CPU score up to 755)

gmail and gtalk removed. download below. at /system/app
Steps to flash 2nd and 3rd version same as 1st version. just newx8.yaffs.img file different

New-if you have the older version of this firmware and want to install the new version, go back to 1.6 and root it again then follow the steps is the best way.
Backup all your data, settings and apps using titanium backup.

In case you wanted the app removed.:

apps in /system/app
version 1 and 2

version 3

Version 3.5


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Senior Member
Feb 21, 2010
Google Pixel 2
No changes except minor performance improvements
And maybe bug fixes
No kernel update no app update..

Waiting for rooted imgs :)
Tried myself but I don't know how to create .img from files in windows if that is possible.

Sent from my E15i using XDA App

you cannot use unyaffs windows compiled. the extracted result won't be the same. I used ubuntu compiled unyaffs. success rooting it, but some problem with SuperUser.apk.


Inactive Recognized Developer
Dec 18, 2010
To create a rooted system.img for others:
install xRecovery, use xRecovery to flash original system.img, while still in recovery, push su to /system/bin/ and superuser.apk to /system/app.
chmod 4755 /system/bin/su
chmod 755 /system/app/superuser.apk
now, reinstall xRecovery (3 files to /system/bin/)
Ok, done.
Reboot to xRecovery, create backup, share system.img from your backup.

P.S. i believe flashing kernel.img only from new update should be enough, other improvements are only in timescape ui, don't think anyone cares.
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Senior Member
Feb 21, 2010
Google Pixel 2
How does it work ???!!!!
Please explain more ...
I used external flash but nothing's changed !

but this is for x10. maybe not far from X8
1-Fells faster overall
2-Multitouch is not implemented
3-Unlock animation is more fluid and more responsive
4-the keyboard is now white and grey, like HTC: i really impressing this one. Cute.
5-unlike the the previous 2.1, every time you close apps its goes back to the application list not Home screen


Senior Member
Nov 26, 2010
But before that the new X12 will have 2.2 android with mean that SE can and will release 2.2 first this year and after that the X12 will get an update to 2.3


Senior Member
Feb 21, 2010
Google Pixel 2
I know there is no big changes, but I'm just to excited to modify this new firmware and share with you guys. :D

edit: yaffs image for unyaffs method is ready. need someone to test it.
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Senior Member
Nov 26, 2010
If this is true i suppose that we also will get 2.3 and as SE say that the X12 will be out for the Barcelona convention on 18 February i thing that January will be an exiting month for the XPERIA owners.

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