[TUT] Install CWM Recovery and a Rom in x10 mini pro

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devrruti

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Jan 23, 2011
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PLEASE CORRECT ME IF ANYTHING IS WRONG
I do not take any responsibility if you break your device, ask sony to make them easier to update.

Suggestions about roms and kernels are welcome.


1- REQUIREMENTS

Check in Settings -> About phone
there should be
Baseband: M76XX-TSNCJOLYM-53404015
Android: 2.1.1.A.0.6

- Check out if you are root with Root Checker
https://market.android.com/details?id=com.joeykrim.rootcheck&feature=related_apps

- If not, to root you can use this
[APP]SuperOneClick (Root, Unroot, Enable Non-Market App)
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=803682
Before using it, in android start Settings from the app-menu. Tap Applications > Development > USB debugging. Accept warning-popup by tapping OK.

- Make backups of your things with some app like Titanium Backup or mybackup

- Install Busybox Installer from market and open it
https://market.android.com/details?id=com.jrummy.busybox.installer&feature=search_result

- Install a root file manager (so you can see and modify system files) like
Root Explorer



- Check if your hardware keyboard language layout is supported
Hardware Keyboards | Sony Ericsson Keyboards
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=982341

- if not, you will need to copy and send to that forum your language files
"I need to the following from you guys so we can make the hardware keyboard work:
your qwerty.kcm.bin and your qwerty.kl from your old Sony Ericsson Firmware (in /system/usr/) i need the entire folder with keyboard-config, keyboard-chars etc..

List your buttons and which button should have which character on blue/sym button and if you need capital letters as well which key should appear on blue/sym and shift button press

List you special signs, like underscore, plus,minus, etc .. even if you need a key frequently which is not on the default keyboard layout from sony we can still place it on a different button suitable for you
and last but not least any special requests, like numbers or so in the wrong place.

If you want to have an exact copy of your hardware keyboard as it is on your device (like the blue letters and number) please post a picture

As for many of you having troubles with "shift" key not working. Touch the text input window and hold you finger on it until a menu appears, choose android keyboard and NOT the HTC one I don't know why but "shift" key will work again"





2 Install a RECOVERY


[RECOVERY] ClockWorkMod Installer
Get it here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1257701

Usage from a Windows computer:
You need to set your phone in Debugging Mode.
Connect your phone to your computer
Open up install.bat and follow the instructions inside that.

Usage from a Linux computer:
Requires your phone to be ROOTed but there is now a ROOTer for Linux that can ROOT your phone if not already done. Can be found in this forum.
You need to set your phone in Debugging Mode
Connect your phone to your computer
Open up terminal
Go to the directory it is extracted to
Start the installer by typing "sh cwm-x10minipro.sh"



3 USE CWM to make a backup of everything:

-Power off phone
-When booting your phone and when the 'Sony Ericsson' letters appear, press and release continuously the 'back' button.
Once you are in the CW recovery, use the volume keys to navigate upwards / downwards, the 'home' or camera button key to select, the 'back' key to go back.

- Make a backup of everything
- Reboot normally, connect the phone to the pc, and copy everything inside the sd card to the pc




4 WITH FULL BATTERY DELETE EVERYTHING AND INSTALL A NEW ROM USING CWM:
DO THE THINGS MARKED WITH *RED


When booting your phone and when the 'Sony Ericsson' letters appear, press and release continuously the 'back' button.
Once you are in the CW recovery, use the volume keys to navigate upwards / downwards, the 'home' or camera button key to select, the 'back' key to go back.

We need to make a full wipe:


ADB root shell
reboot system now
apply update from sdcard
*wipe data / factory reset
*wipe cache partition

install zip from sdcard

backup and restore
backup (also backs up ext partition and installed apps to sdcard)
restore (also restores ext partition and installed apps to sdcard)
restore from xRecovery (Use this in case you want to restore backups done with xRecovery)
advanced restore

mounts and storage
*UNMOUNT ALL OF THESE:
*mount / unmount /cache
*mount / unmount /data
*mount / unmount /sdcard
*mount / unmount /system
*mount / unmount /sd-ext
*mount / unmount /cache

*FORMAT ALL OF THESE:
*format /cache
*format /data
*format /sdcard (not really needed)
*format /system
*format /sd-ext

mount USB storage
advanced
reboot recovery
*wipe Dalvik Cache
wipe Battery Stats
report Error
key Test

*partition SD Card
*Ext Size 512MB (formatting as ext4)
*Swap Size (Set this to 0)
*Rest Size is for vfat

fix permissions
validate recovery
restore recovery
*power off


- After you power off, take the microsd card and put it in a card reader, and connect it to your computer.
(Or you could connect the phone by usb and from CWM go to mounts and storage -> mount sdcard)

- Put inside the big FAT32 partition, the rom-u-want-to-install.zip, it must be CWM compatible
Here you can get some info about some of the latests roms:
http://xperiaminicyanogen.wordpress.com

- go to CWM and do install zip from sdcard
leave it finish and reboot after a bit




SOME OTHER USEFUL LINKS

- Once you finish installing a new rom, you can use this app in Window$ to set up your Hardware Keyboard to your preferred supported language:

[APP] Hardware Keyboard Language Setter KeyboardSwitcher.zip
program so you can switch your Phone's Hardware Keyboard with just two clicks on the PC.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1113863

Compilation of useful links
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=9219329

[FAQ] CUSTOM Cyanogen Froyo General F.A.Q.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1066824

[GUIDE] Unlock bootloader & relock bootloader | X8 | W8 | X10 mini | X10 mini pro
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1254225

Apps Sony
Xperia Arc Timescape (Retail Dump)
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=11904220&postcount=3
SE Backup & Restore
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=11908011&postcount=4

[TUT] From stock ROM to custom ROM for n00bs (X10 mini pro) by Emperor.dk
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1194499
 
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nilseby

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Apr 19, 2011
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Craiova
Awesome and mostly right!
But there is one thing I don't understand: if you managed to install xrecovery and know how to use it, why do you need cwm??? Either install that rom with xrec, or with cwm.
Anyway it's really good!
 

devrruti

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Jan 23, 2011
681
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I read somewhere that clockwork recovery was better and more complete, and that it seems the way to go. Is that right? I wish there was an easier way to instal it. In other phones you can instal it from rom manager app, maybe in the future they support this phone also.
 

jizzhonson

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Jun 11, 2011
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I read somewhere that clockwork recovery was better and more complete, and that it seems the way to go. Is that right? I wish there was an easier way to instal it. In other phones you can instal it from rom manager app, maybe in the future they support this phone also.

i think you should make a video and post it up on youtube; i cant seem to find a in depth tutorial on how to do it (in english anyways). Id like to make sure the complete process before beginning because im afraid of what may happen (people referring it to bricking the phone)
 

devrruti

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Jan 23, 2011
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So theres not any benefit of running cwm over xrec?
If anything is wrong please correct it.
 
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aLeex10

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May 13, 2011
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It works perfect for my taste is better than Xrecovery.

Who comes to Xrecovery that delete xrecovery.tar in system / bin
 

devrruti

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Jan 23, 2011
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It works perfect for my taste is better than Xrecovery.

Who comes to xrecovery that delete xrecovery.tar in system / bin

Thanks, that is a problem that both conflict. Best way would be to use cwm only, but I could not find an easier method. I will update the instructions. Maybe installing rom manager app by slade darkness and co?. it is not finished, but it lets you instal cwm
 
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devrruti

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Jan 23, 2011
681
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Finally, there is a new app to instal the recovery you want with just a click, seek it on the dev thread
 

svyr

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Dec 27, 2008
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Every recovery you want :D, check my signature

Just bought a SE X10 mini pro. Rooted via the one click app.
Want to install CM7

:( tried all the apps (Rom manager(appstore and here from the forums), d4 recovery installer)
The auto-install apps don't really seem to do anything.
The 'Install xrecovery' options don't actually install it. Clockwork installs the old version 3.0.0.8 if anything (from the market rom manager).

The rom manager app from xda downloads and seemingly installs clockworkrecovery mod / says so in the notifications, but doesn't seem like it really does. I can't boot into it by pressing the back button at the SE writing (before or during)

I did manage to install xrecovery-mini 0.11 via a root file manager and boot into it, but the options didn't match the FAQ for http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1117713, so I ended up screwing up and reflashing via SEUS.

Could someone please point out what I was doing wrong (or how to flash the CM7 image and then the hotfixes via xrecovery-mini), or maybe if there's really point and click app that works to do the xrecovery/cm mod parts without me screwing things up.
 

svyr

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Dec 27, 2008
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gaah... Installed clockwork recovery mod 3.2.0.0 but when I try to install the CM7 rom it tells me off saying Amend scripting is no longer supported/switch back to edify scripting etc.

What exactly should I do to install the rom :( ?

(oooh wait, it says to use xrec :D, fail )
 
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devrruti

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Jan 23, 2011
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sure, much more easy now. I updated it, I will try to post the links to rom manager and recovery installer apps
 

gb0818

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Jul 12, 2011
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cwm recovery vs xrecovery

I tried installing xrecovery. I should say I succeeded in installing xrecovery, it installed, and worked fine except no bootscreen when I turn the phone on. All 3 green checks showed up, but nothing happens.

Phone is rooted
busybox installed via busybox installer which shows the phone is rooted and the version of busybox.
All files (changemon, busybox and the tar files) in /system/bin with permissions set to rwxrwxrwx.


Am trying to figure out how to instal cmw recovery instead of xrecovery... not much luck so far.

Advice appreciated!
 

andredurao

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Jul 18, 2011
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Hello, 1st post criticize me! LOL

I'm trying to figure out the same...
I'm totally new here and I'm trying to install the CWM Recovery.

it says: "Download and instal the recovery installer apk by darknessys"
when I look the installer it is not compatible with stock roms.

which method should I use to install the CWM recovery?
 

devrruti

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Jan 23, 2011
681
198
So recovery installer apk by darknessys or rom manager apk, both can not be used on stock eclair rom? can anyone confirm this?

Edit- it seems that those apps don't support stock rom, that is weird, I thought they would work, try at least with darknessys recovery installer.

if not, the easiest way for now I guess would be to install xrecovery and then cwm.

So if someone knows how to easily install cwm on stock rom, please advise.
I don't know if what galvic suggests works or what it does, but you can take a look to the script.
 
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bl9elf

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Jul 21, 2011
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Munich
Getting crazy

I tried now several things from here and Google to get this CWM recovery to work... no success!! Got a new x10 mini with latest SE Update...
Please does anybody know a working way to get this thing to work???
Frustrating :( :( :mad:
 

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    PLEASE CORRECT ME IF ANYTHING IS WRONG
    I do not take any responsibility if you break your device, ask sony to make them easier to update.

    Suggestions about roms and kernels are welcome.


    1- REQUIREMENTS

    Check in Settings -> About phone
    there should be
    Baseband: M76XX-TSNCJOLYM-53404015
    Android: 2.1.1.A.0.6

    - Check out if you are root with Root Checker
    https://market.android.com/details?id=com.joeykrim.rootcheck&feature=related_apps

    - If not, to root you can use this
    [APP]SuperOneClick (Root, Unroot, Enable Non-Market App)
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=803682
    Before using it, in android start Settings from the app-menu. Tap Applications > Development > USB debugging. Accept warning-popup by tapping OK.

    - Make backups of your things with some app like Titanium Backup or mybackup

    - Install Busybox Installer from market and open it
    https://market.android.com/details?id=com.jrummy.busybox.installer&feature=search_result

    - Install a root file manager (so you can see and modify system files) like
    Root Explorer



    - Check if your hardware keyboard language layout is supported
    Hardware Keyboards | Sony Ericsson Keyboards
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=982341

    - if not, you will need to copy and send to that forum your language files
    "I need to the following from you guys so we can make the hardware keyboard work:
    your qwerty.kcm.bin and your qwerty.kl from your old Sony Ericsson Firmware (in /system/usr/) i need the entire folder with keyboard-config, keyboard-chars etc..

    List your buttons and which button should have which character on blue/sym button and if you need capital letters as well which key should appear on blue/sym and shift button press

    List you special signs, like underscore, plus,minus, etc .. even if you need a key frequently which is not on the default keyboard layout from sony we can still place it on a different button suitable for you
    and last but not least any special requests, like numbers or so in the wrong place.

    If you want to have an exact copy of your hardware keyboard as it is on your device (like the blue letters and number) please post a picture

    As for many of you having troubles with "shift" key not working. Touch the text input window and hold you finger on it until a menu appears, choose android keyboard and NOT the HTC one I don't know why but "shift" key will work again"





    2 Install a RECOVERY


    [RECOVERY] ClockWorkMod Installer
    Get it here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1257701

    Usage from a Windows computer:
    You need to set your phone in Debugging Mode.
    Connect your phone to your computer
    Open up install.bat and follow the instructions inside that.

    Usage from a Linux computer:
    Requires your phone to be ROOTed but there is now a ROOTer for Linux that can ROOT your phone if not already done. Can be found in this forum.
    You need to set your phone in Debugging Mode
    Connect your phone to your computer
    Open up terminal
    Go to the directory it is extracted to
    Start the installer by typing "sh cwm-x10minipro.sh"



    3 USE CWM to make a backup of everything:

    -Power off phone
    -When booting your phone and when the 'Sony Ericsson' letters appear, press and release continuously the 'back' button.
    Once you are in the CW recovery, use the volume keys to navigate upwards / downwards, the 'home' or camera button key to select, the 'back' key to go back.

    - Make a backup of everything
    - Reboot normally, connect the phone to the pc, and copy everything inside the sd card to the pc




    4 WITH FULL BATTERY DELETE EVERYTHING AND INSTALL A NEW ROM USING CWM:
    DO THE THINGS MARKED WITH *RED


    When booting your phone and when the 'Sony Ericsson' letters appear, press and release continuously the 'back' button.
    Once you are in the CW recovery, use the volume keys to navigate upwards / downwards, the 'home' or camera button key to select, the 'back' key to go back.

    We need to make a full wipe:


    ADB root shell
    reboot system now
    apply update from sdcard
    *wipe data / factory reset
    *wipe cache partition

    install zip from sdcard

    backup and restore
    backup (also backs up ext partition and installed apps to sdcard)
    restore (also restores ext partition and installed apps to sdcard)
    restore from xRecovery (Use this in case you want to restore backups done with xRecovery)
    advanced restore

    mounts and storage
    *UNMOUNT ALL OF THESE:
    *mount / unmount /cache
    *mount / unmount /data
    *mount / unmount /sdcard
    *mount / unmount /system
    *mount / unmount /sd-ext
    *mount / unmount /cache

    *FORMAT ALL OF THESE:
    *format /cache
    *format /data
    *format /sdcard (not really needed)
    *format /system
    *format /sd-ext

    mount USB storage
    advanced
    reboot recovery
    *wipe Dalvik Cache
    wipe Battery Stats
    report Error
    key Test

    *partition SD Card
    *Ext Size 512MB (formatting as ext4)
    *Swap Size (Set this to 0)
    *Rest Size is for vfat

    fix permissions
    validate recovery
    restore recovery
    *power off


    - After you power off, take the microsd card and put it in a card reader, and connect it to your computer.
    (Or you could connect the phone by usb and from CWM go to mounts and storage -> mount sdcard)

    - Put inside the big FAT32 partition, the rom-u-want-to-install.zip, it must be CWM compatible
    Here you can get some info about some of the latests roms:
    http://xperiaminicyanogen.wordpress.com

    - go to CWM and do install zip from sdcard
    leave it finish and reboot after a bit




    SOME OTHER USEFUL LINKS

    - Once you finish installing a new rom, you can use this app in Window$ to set up your Hardware Keyboard to your preferred supported language:

    [APP] Hardware Keyboard Language Setter KeyboardSwitcher.zip
    program so you can switch your Phone's Hardware Keyboard with just two clicks on the PC.
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1113863

    Compilation of useful links
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=9219329

    [FAQ] CUSTOM Cyanogen Froyo General F.A.Q.
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1066824

    [GUIDE] Unlock bootloader & relock bootloader | X8 | W8 | X10 mini | X10 mini pro
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1254225

    Apps Sony
    Xperia Arc Timescape (Retail Dump)
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=11904220&postcount=3
    SE Backup & Restore
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=11908011&postcount=4

    [TUT] From stock ROM to custom ROM for n00bs (X10 mini pro) by Emperor.dk
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1194499
    1
    Why did you speak to format sd-card? It's not necessary... But the rest is OK
    1
    Thanks for your great tutorial. Flashed the phone of my girlfriend. Great work.
    1
    Here's an easy way to root and install CWM recovery. Link

    The red vfat, thingy i ignored it. and i choose no as well for that recovery seems bad.

    If you can boot to your phone try this as well. Link
    1
    try a repair with PC Companion and start all over again...