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kerfooly

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About
This thread contains all the Android NAND development that is going on in different websites like Github.com

The developers are not responsible for any damages happened to your phone in any way so be aware of what you are doing

Note that the development is still in "Beta" state and it has few issues which are still under development, the Android NAND ROMs are almost ready for day to day use

you can always switch back to any windows mobile ROM by flashing the official or a custom windows mobile ROM just like when you had windows mobile using any Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 ROM Update utility or the SD Card (KOVSIMG.nbh) method, as the SPL or windows mobile's bootloader will not be effected

there will be few random screen flashes when the device start even when you shift back to windows mobile but this does not effect the performance of the device in anyway

Your SD Card Android ROMs are not going to be effected but you wont be able to run them unless you re-install Windows Mobile again

below is the list of whats working and not working so far

Working

  • Phone
  • SMS
  • Speaker
  • LEDs
  • Bluetooth (beta)
  • Headphone
  • Media Playback
  • Touch Pad
  • Data connection (GPRS/3G)
  • Main Camera (Beta)
  • Hardware acceleration (3D/OpenGL ES) (beta)
  • USB (beta)
  • Screen (beta)
  • Keyboard/Keypad
  • WiFi (Beta)
  • Battery Meter (beta)
  • Battery Charging
  • Battery Life (beta)
  • Camera Flash LED
  • GPS (beta)

Not working

  • Light Sensor (Under development)
  • FM Radio
  • Hardware Acceleration bugs
    Flash Player support, YouTube HQ Mode support
  • Front Camera
  • Main Camera bugs (under development)
    focus function
  • WiFi bugs (under development)
    WEP connection support
  • GPS bugs (under development)
  • Bluetooth bugs (under development)
    once turned on, causes rapid battery drain and cant be turned off unless user restart the device
  • USB bugs
  • Battery Life (beta)
    still not same as Windows mobile
  • Screen auto rotation bug
    rotates to landscape every time user turns the screen off and on
  • Battery Meter (beta)
    inaccurate after certain percentage of battery

Downloads
below is the list of Files which are required

  • HSPL 0.78 (optional)
    Download it from here if you haven't install a Custom ROM before or you are on initial HSPL 0.72

  • A ROM update utility (optional)
    Kovsky Advance ROM update utility is recommended as Its easier to work with, but the official RUU and SD Card method will do the same

  • Latest Android bootloader
    Download the latest bootloader available here

  • Android Driver and Fastboot
    Xperoid installer is recommended as it contains the necessary files of Android SDK only and can do the job automatically,

  • Latest Android Recovery
    Download the latest recovery available here

  • Latest Android Kernel
    Download the latest Kernel available here

  • An Android ROM
    choose and download your favorite Android ROM from here or here

Video

Here is the video of how to install any NAND ROM, lots of steps have changed but the main procedure is the same

PART 1
PART 2



1.HSPL

If you have already installed a custom Windows Mobile ROM and have the 0.78 version skip this part, to know about your SPL version turn off your phone, hold Volume down button and while holding hold the power button till you see the Tri colour screen which is the SPL; If you have Olinex name on any line, you have HSPL,

SPL is like your devices BIOS, and Hard SPL will unlock your devices bootloader to allow you to install any custom made Read only memory (ROM)

to do a HSPL refer to THIS thread

(if you had a problem in performing a HSPL, read the replies at the end of the above thread as there were some users not being able to HSPL the normal way and had to do few other steps)

2.Android BootLoader

Put the .zip ROM you have downloaded in the root of your SD Card before you do anything further; which means put the .Zip file in E:\ROM.zip if your SD Card drive letter is E

HTC Linux LK bootloader allows the device to run the kernel directly after it got turned on

Install it just like the way you install any other Windows Mobile ROM, which is using a RUU or the SD Card method

It is always recommended to do a Task29 before you flash an Android Bootloader if you know how to.


(Kovsky Advance RUU)

3.Kernel
Kernels are like drivers in PC, it connects and manage the hardware of the device
they have to be installed using Fastboot. Fastboot is a command line tool used to directly flash the filesystem in Android devices from a host via USB.

>For Windows users

  • Extract Xperoid Installer
  • Rename the Kernel you have downloaded to boot.img, then place it in the Xperoid fastboot folder
  • Rename the recovery you have downloaded to recovery.img, then place it in the Xperoid fastboot folder
  • connect your phone and install the drivers from Android USB driver folder
  • then simply run Xperoid Fastboot installer.bat from the Xperoid fastboot folder

>For Linux based OS users

follow the instruction on This page

zr0xi.png


5.Recovery

ClockWorkMod Recovery is like the BIOS in PCs, which is the software that can install and manage the device's software

image28.png



To go into recovery turn on your device and as soon as the phone starts (Sony Ericsson logo stage) hold the Camera Focus button which is holding the Camera button half pressed till recovery starts, (it might take few seconds to load)
once you are in recovery use the touch pad to go up and down, power button to go back and middle button to select trough the menu,

  1. Go to mounts and storage> Format Data
  2. Go to mounts and storage> Format Cache
  3. Go to mounts and storage> Format dalvik cache
  4. go back to main menu
  5. Go to install zip from SDcard
  6. select the file and install it
  7. after installation select restart system now
  8. Remove the SD Card and the battery, put the battery in, turn on the phone and wait till it completely start up
  9. Re enter recovery with SD Card inserted and install the GAPPS
  10. Load the system without SD Card and sync it with your accounts and open all the apps once and then restart again and once you are in android again insert your SD Card

If you are updating your ROM from an earlier version of NAND Android ROM

  1. Download the full wipe script and put it in the root of SD Card
  2. Go to backup and restore
  3. select Backup
  4. go back to main menu
  5. Go to install zip from SDcard
  6. select the full wipe script.zip and install it
  7. go to main menu
  8. Go to install zip from SDcard
  9. select your new ROM and install it
  10. go back to main menu
  11. go to backup and restore
  12. go to Advanced restore
  13. select Restore data
  14. go back to main menu
  15. select restart system now

Recommendations:

Booting with SD Card inserted:
  • As you might have notice in the guide, the Kernels have a major bug of not being able to boot the ROM with a normally formatted SD Card inside the device. so we have to format the SD card in a special way to bypass this problem

    To do so follow this guide

  • You have to perform these recommended actions for better performance

Back to Windows Mobile:

In order to switch back to any windows mobile ROM, enter the Windows mobile bootloader (SPL) by turning the device on while holding Power and Volume down buttons together, and once you entered SPL simply flash the ROM as you did earlier
It is always recommended again to do a Task29 before and a Hard reset after you installed a Windows Mobile ROM

report back your issues and problems for faster and better ROMs in future.

Special thanks goes to:
SP3DEV
Sun Dream
XDAndroid team
Neopeek
Ady
zargloub
Jerrytan
BrickPSP
Elibl
Im not asking for donation but press the thanks button , Please Vote for this thread too
 
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stefanpowell

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Oct 17, 2010
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Task 29

Hey guys,

Just tried to flash the NAND version, but after doing the task 29 I cant reconnect to the PC to flash the other stuff like LK Bootloader etc. All i get is the Sony Ericsson logo at the start of the boot.

How can to get around this?

Thanks in advanced
 
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mr.han

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Mar 26, 2009
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Hi Guys !

When wallpaper are changed the Android will restart. And sometimes reset when I try to unlock phone.

EDIT:

And when I try to unlock the phone screen will be whole black until the keyboard is opened.
 
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neoofoox

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Jun 22, 2008
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Yes, these problems are kernel related...

Like bad wifi width, no mobile data (can't understand why it isn't included, because it says it is easy to add).
 

izzyk

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Oct 26, 2011
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Cairo
Finally, This sounds great ... finally a NAND build :D ... following with great excitement ... I'll flash it as soon as I get a chance ... college is keeping me busy :D ... but I'll try to find time to read and figure it out :D ...

THANKS SO MUCH :D
 

neoofoox

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Jun 22, 2008
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Could someone send me the driver for x1 while it is connected in fastboot mode, because it can't find a driver (win xp) have tried the contained driver in the sdk pack, and some others.
 

amakaru

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Jun 27, 2010
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Xperia XZ2
I am new here. I flash LK Bootloader successfully. But I don't how to do next step. I downloaded and installed Android SDK, I installed Google usb, I start the phone and it's start into boot loader screen with "reverting to fastboot..." so I don't know ho to do fast boot via PC :)

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I did it but recovery is up - down :-( any solutions?
 
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    About
    This thread contains all the Android NAND development that is going on in different websites like Github.com

    The developers are not responsible for any damages happened to your phone in any way so be aware of what you are doing

    Note that the development is still in "Beta" state and it has few issues which are still under development, the Android NAND ROMs are almost ready for day to day use

    you can always switch back to any windows mobile ROM by flashing the official or a custom windows mobile ROM just like when you had windows mobile using any Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 ROM Update utility or the SD Card (KOVSIMG.nbh) method, as the SPL or windows mobile's bootloader will not be effected

    there will be few random screen flashes when the device start even when you shift back to windows mobile but this does not effect the performance of the device in anyway

    Your SD Card Android ROMs are not going to be effected but you wont be able to run them unless you re-install Windows Mobile again

    below is the list of whats working and not working so far

    Working

    • Phone
    • SMS
    • Speaker
    • LEDs
    • Bluetooth (beta)
    • Headphone
    • Media Playback
    • Touch Pad
    • Data connection (GPRS/3G)
    • Main Camera (Beta)
    • Hardware acceleration (3D/OpenGL ES) (beta)
    • USB (beta)
    • Screen (beta)
    • Keyboard/Keypad
    • WiFi (Beta)
    • Battery Meter (beta)
    • Battery Charging
    • Battery Life (beta)
    • Camera Flash LED
    • GPS (beta)

    Not working

    • Light Sensor (Under development)
    • FM Radio
    • Hardware Acceleration bugs
      Flash Player support, YouTube HQ Mode support
    • Front Camera
    • Main Camera bugs (under development)
      focus function
    • WiFi bugs (under development)
      WEP connection support
    • GPS bugs (under development)
    • Bluetooth bugs (under development)
      once turned on, causes rapid battery drain and cant be turned off unless user restart the device
    • USB bugs
    • Battery Life (beta)
      still not same as Windows mobile
    • Screen auto rotation bug
      rotates to landscape every time user turns the screen off and on
    • Battery Meter (beta)
      inaccurate after certain percentage of battery

    Downloads
    below is the list of Files which are required

    • HSPL 0.78 (optional)
      Download it from here if you haven't install a Custom ROM before or you are on initial HSPL 0.72

    • A ROM update utility (optional)
      Kovsky Advance ROM update utility is recommended as Its easier to work with, but the official RUU and SD Card method will do the same

    • Latest Android bootloader
      Download the latest bootloader available here

    • Android Driver and Fastboot
      Xperoid installer is recommended as it contains the necessary files of Android SDK only and can do the job automatically,

    • Latest Android Recovery
      Download the latest recovery available here

    • Latest Android Kernel
      Download the latest Kernel available here

    • An Android ROM
      choose and download your favorite Android ROM from here or here

    Video

    Here is the video of how to install any NAND ROM, lots of steps have changed but the main procedure is the same

    PART 1
    PART 2



    1.HSPL

    If you have already installed a custom Windows Mobile ROM and have the 0.78 version skip this part, to know about your SPL version turn off your phone, hold Volume down button and while holding hold the power button till you see the Tri colour screen which is the SPL; If you have Olinex name on any line, you have HSPL,

    SPL is like your devices BIOS, and Hard SPL will unlock your devices bootloader to allow you to install any custom made Read only memory (ROM)

    to do a HSPL refer to THIS thread

    (if you had a problem in performing a HSPL, read the replies at the end of the above thread as there were some users not being able to HSPL the normal way and had to do few other steps)

    2.Android BootLoader

    Put the .zip ROM you have downloaded in the root of your SD Card before you do anything further; which means put the .Zip file in E:\ROM.zip if your SD Card drive letter is E

    HTC Linux LK bootloader allows the device to run the kernel directly after it got turned on

    Install it just like the way you install any other Windows Mobile ROM, which is using a RUU or the SD Card method

    It is always recommended to do a Task29 before you flash an Android Bootloader if you know how to.


    (Kovsky Advance RUU)

    3.Kernel
    Kernels are like drivers in PC, it connects and manage the hardware of the device
    they have to be installed using Fastboot. Fastboot is a command line tool used to directly flash the filesystem in Android devices from a host via USB.

    >For Windows users

    • Extract Xperoid Installer
    • Rename the Kernel you have downloaded to boot.img, then place it in the Xperoid fastboot folder
    • Rename the recovery you have downloaded to recovery.img, then place it in the Xperoid fastboot folder
    • connect your phone and install the drivers from Android USB driver folder
    • then simply run Xperoid Fastboot installer.bat from the Xperoid fastboot folder

    >For Linux based OS users

    follow the instruction on This page

    zr0xi.png


    5.Recovery

    ClockWorkMod Recovery is like the BIOS in PCs, which is the software that can install and manage the device's software

    image28.png



    To go into recovery turn on your device and as soon as the phone starts (Sony Ericsson logo stage) hold the Camera Focus button which is holding the Camera button half pressed till recovery starts, (it might take few seconds to load)
    once you are in recovery use the touch pad to go up and down, power button to go back and middle button to select trough the menu,

    1. Go to mounts and storage> Format Data
    2. Go to mounts and storage> Format Cache
    3. Go to mounts and storage> Format dalvik cache
    4. go back to main menu
    5. Go to install zip from SDcard
    6. select the file and install it
    7. after installation select restart system now
    8. Remove the SD Card and the battery, put the battery in, turn on the phone and wait till it completely start up
    9. Re enter recovery with SD Card inserted and install the GAPPS
    10. Load the system without SD Card and sync it with your accounts and open all the apps once and then restart again and once you are in android again insert your SD Card

    If you are updating your ROM from an earlier version of NAND Android ROM

    1. Download the full wipe script and put it in the root of SD Card
    2. Go to backup and restore
    3. select Backup
    4. go back to main menu
    5. Go to install zip from SDcard
    6. select the full wipe script.zip and install it
    7. go to main menu
    8. Go to install zip from SDcard
    9. select your new ROM and install it
    10. go back to main menu
    11. go to backup and restore
    12. go to Advanced restore
    13. select Restore data
    14. go back to main menu
    15. select restart system now

    Recommendations:

    Booting with SD Card inserted:
    • As you might have notice in the guide, the Kernels have a major bug of not being able to boot the ROM with a normally formatted SD Card inside the device. so we have to format the SD card in a special way to bypass this problem

      To do so follow this guide

    • You have to perform these recommended actions for better performance

    Back to Windows Mobile:

    In order to switch back to any windows mobile ROM, enter the Windows mobile bootloader (SPL) by turning the device on while holding Power and Volume down buttons together, and once you entered SPL simply flash the ROM as you did earlier
    It is always recommended again to do a Task29 before and a Hard reset after you installed a Windows Mobile ROM

    report back your issues and problems for faster and better ROMs in future.

    Special thanks goes to:
    SP3DEV
    Sun Dream
    XDAndroid team
    Neopeek
    Ady
    zargloub
    Jerrytan
    BrickPSP
    Elibl
    Im not asking for donation but press the thanks button , Please Vote for this thread too
    5
    Hi, very good guide... but

    What features are working/not working on the NAND build?

    updated :)
    5
    It would be awesome if someone could modify the bootloader so that it can start up without having to remove the microSD card.

    Is there any particular reason why this has not been implemented?

    The reason is that it "works for me". My phone boots regardless of microSD being inserted or not. If anyone wants, go ahead and try to figure out what causes problems. If you want to compile .NBH from lk, use my tinboot-for-lk project at gitorious, there's an old branch which contains scripts for building images for X1
    3
    I'm back into the game boys!!!! Look at my sig!!!

    Regards!!!
    3
    I don't use my X1 as a phone anymore, so I use it as a remote for my pc.
    I've had very few issues when trying this rom, no reboots, no keys freeze, etc.
    But battery charging (& usage) is a big issue for me, I couldn't get it to charge past 34% after flashing, but I didn't really try either.
    Nonetheless thanks to all involved for bringing it this far already!
    I really hope the last bugs get worked out (I should really learn to program and help you guys..).