[ROM v3] 2.3.7 GingerXperia Revolution ROM for X8


  1. gabeyong

    gabeyong Well-Known Member

    Hi,

    Updated 03/04/2012: GingerXperia REVOLUTION V3 based on Android 2.3.7 CM7.2
    This is the latest incarnation of GingerXperia from XperiaFan 13.

    GINGERXPERIA REVOLUTION for STOCK KERNEL
    Features of GingerXperia Revolution:
    BASED ON CM7.2 V11
    (ALL FEATURES FROM MINICM7 2.1.9)
    ICS ANIMATIONS
    TRANSPARENT STATUS BAR
    WALKMAN MOD
    MSM TRANSPARENT
    RADIO WITH TRANSPARENT BACKGROUND
    GOOGLE PLAY STORE
    BEATS AUDIO
    ARC LAUNCHER
    GALLERY MOTION
    ROBOTO FONT LOCK SCREEN
    LIBS ADRENO FROM FIREDROID 1.0
    XPERIA KEYBOARD
    HEADSET FIX FOR MINICM
    SUPPORT FOR STOCK KERNEL
    XPERIA DIALER
    TIMESCAPE
    ZIPALIGN

    DOWNLOADS:
    GingerXperia REVOLUTION V1
    GingerXperia REVOLUTION V2
    GingerXperia REVOLUTION V3

    Install instructions are the same... described below.


    GINGERXPERIA V23 for STOCK KERNEL
    This is a new Gingerbread 2.3 port is based on MiniCM7-2.0.7 by nobodyAtall
    This "Gingerbread" Android ROM 2.3.5 is fast and stable.

    Features In GingerXperia
    3 megapixel camera
    Wired headset control (Answer / end calls, play / pause music ...)
    WiFi
    LED Nodification
    Expand ***** 2 ZOMM
    No error restart! (SD safe to delete)
    Video Recording
    FM Radio
    Apps2SD native Froyo
    Market works well
    Camera button (with the previous release)
    brightness
    Online load
    Headphone Jack
    Audio Mixer
    Video Playback
    YouTube, with or without HQ
    GSM/3G/HSPA/Data/SMS
    sensors
    sound
    open GL/3D
    SD card
    vibration
    GPS
    Bluetooth
    USB Storage
    Mute button on the call
    compass


    What's New GingerXperia V23 - 22 Jan 2012
    TRANSPARENT STATUS BAR
    FIX VIDEO RECORDING
    FIX BATTERY DRAIN
    FIX SOUND RECORDER
    ALLS APPS IN OTHER LANGUAGES
    FIXED ICON STATUS BAR
    NEW ONLINE CHARGING
    NEW MUSIC(WITH NEW FEATURE FOR CHOOSE TRANSPARENCY IN WITGET)
    TO FIX RING VOLUME GO TO: SETTINGS/SOUND/PHONE RINGTONE AND SELECT YOUR FAVORITE RINGTONE

    DOWNLOADS
    GingerXperiaV5
    GingerXperiaV6B (Bugs Fixed)
    GingerXperiaV7
    GingerXperiaV8
    GingerXperiaV9
    GingerXperiaV10
    GingerXperiaV11
    GingerXperiaV12 - Bug Fixed Release
    GingerXperiaV13
    GingerXperiaV14
    --[Break]-- Developer was banned from XDA Developer's Website
    GingerXperiaV17
    GingerXperiaV18
    GingerXperiaV19
    GingerXperiaV20
    GingerXperiaV21
    GingerXperiaV21b
    GingerXperiaV22
    GingerXperiaV23


    DISCLAIMER: Please use the info below at your own risk with no warranty of any kind.

    PREREQUISITES <-- IMPORTANT!!!
    1) Make sure you have Rooted and xRecovery installed on your Xperia X8.
    2) Make sure you have new baseband xxxxxxx15 - check <settings><About phone>
    If you don't have baseband xxxx015 your phone will end up in a boot loop
    3) SONY ERICSSON Stock Kernel

    If not... see the my post below:
    Root, Install & Use xRecovery on Xperia X8 <-- here

    AND

    Using FlashTool to Root and Update Baseband 015 for X8 <-- here


    INSTALL METHOD:

    A) BACKUP STOCK ANDROID ECLAIR 2.1

    Step 1: Make a backup copy of your Android Eclair 2.1 using xRecovery
    - check that your phone's SD Card has at least 650MB of free space
    [SD card free space is to hold both your phone original backup ROM and the 2.3 ROM]
    - shutdown your X8 and wait 5 seconds -> <reboot> your phone.
    - when you see the words [Sony Ericsson] on the phone screen -> start pressing the back button on your phone multiple times and you will enter the xRecovery Menu.
    - select <backup and restore><backup> from the menu

    NOTE:

    - This will create a backup file in your SD Card <SD/xRecovery/backup>
    - After you have completed the backup using xRecovery, it will return to the menu screen.
    - Now choose <reboot> - your X8 phone should restart

    B) DOWNLOADING 2.3.3 ROM

    Step 2: Download GingerXperia ROM
    - <mount> your Xpedia X8 and copy this file <GingerXperiaV8.zip> into SD card
    - <unmount> and shutdown your Xpedia X8

    C) Custom install the 2.3.5 ROM

    Step 3: Installing the 2.3.5 ROM on your Xpedia X8
    - <boot> Xpedia X8
    - when you see the words [Sony Ericsson] on the phone screen -> start pressing the back button on your phone multiple times and you will enter the xRecovery Menu.
    - <select><factory reset (full wipe)>
    - scroll down and hit <install custom zip>
    - select <GingerXperiaV8.zip> from your SD card & hit <yes>
    - xRecovery will start to install the 2.3.5 ROM on your phone.
    - when it is done, xRecovey will go back to the startup menu
    - <click><reboot>

    Now you can start using your phone :) - Isn't Gingerbread 2.3.5 great!!!


    DON'T WANT TO USE THE 2.3.5 ROM ANYMORE?
    Well it was fun visiting and touring the Gingerbread 2.3.5 ROM, now let's go back to Eclair 2.1.1

    D) RESTORING THE Official Android Eclair 2.1.1 ROM

    Step 4: Reinstalling your original Eclair 2.1.1 ROM
    - <shutdown> wait 5 seconds <reboot> Xpedia X8
    - when you see the words [Sony Ericsson] on the phone screen -> start pressing the back button on your phone multiple times and you will enter the xRecovery Menu.
    - <select><factory reset (full wipe)>
    - scroll down and hit <backup/restore><restore>
    - you should see your original 2.1 backup ROM
    - <select> <2011-10-xx.xx.xx.xx.ROM><restore> [it should look something like 2011-05-06.21.01.23]
    - xRecovery will start to install the original 2.1.1 ROM [the ROM you've backed up in Step 1] from your phone's SD Card.
    - when it is done xRecovey will go back to the startup menu
    - <click><reboot>

    And you are back to where you have started - Xperia X8 Android Eclair 2.1.1

    If you have decided to keep and use the Gingerbread 2.3.5 ROM... like I did :)

    DO send a big THANK YOU to the developers @ XDA for their hard work building this custom 2.3.5 Gingerbread ROM

    credits:
    nobodyAtall for the original Custom ROM
    modified by MIGUEL ANGEL SANCHEZ BRAVO

    cheers :)
    gabe


    ADDENDUM:

    UPDATES WARNING:
    DO NOT update to the new BusyBox from Android Market after you have setup your Xperia X8 with the 2.3.3 ROM or you will BRICK your Xperia X8 phone.

    If you have bricked your Xperia phone... follow this guide to recover to stock Eclair 2.1.1.A.0.6

    [GUIDE] How to rescue our bricked phone by Graveir @ XDA <-- here

    Do or Do not... There is no Try - Yoda

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  2. iemochiBLOOD

    iemochiBLOOD Member

    heloo again...just want to ask..what the advantage of this 2.3.3-CM Legend...can u give some enplane...^^
  3. gabeyong

    gabeyong Well-Known Member

    Hi,

    Well... most android phones have gone from Froyo 2.2 to Gingerbread 2.3 - Xperia X8 will be stuck on Eclair 2.1.

    To put it in perspective. It is like saying most computers have gone from Windows Vista to Windows 7 - Xperia X8 users are using Windows XP.

    Have a look at this article from Android Community Website for the major upgrades from Froyo to Gingerbread.

    ANDROID 2.3 GINGERBREAD FEATURES AND LIST OF WHAT&#8217;S NEW

    But... just take note the 2.3.3 CM Hackdroid ROM is custom-recoded to be compatibile to the Xperia X8

    So... A few things to note.
    Limitations
    1) NO Multi-touch for Xperia X8 forever [Xperia X8 has Capacitive (single touch) Screen]
    2) Xperia X8 only has an Accelerometer

    I don't want to list all the limitations of the Xperia X8.
    It will make me want go out and buy a Nexus S :)

    Xperia X8 is still a very good mid-size android phone.
    It is still quite highly rated in most decent mobile websites.



    cheers! :)
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  4. Lupajz

    Lupajz Well-Known Member

    This >2.2 custom roms are garbage ! :) Nothing works perfectly, still there are reboot problems on each of them after you close an app which uses root acces -.- and also random reboots are pretty annoying to me o_O Also I heard some guys complaining about the overheating of the mobile while browsing internet via wi-fi o_O
    Will take a long time to find something stable for our devices ;)
  5. gabeyong

    gabeyong Well-Known Member

    Hi,

    I agree with you, nothing will work decently on the Xperia X8 not even the Eclair 2.1.1 ROM from Sony Ericsson. The phone has a 600 MHz Qualcomm processor but its under-clocked (quadrant score = 440). So users must Root and JIT (quadrant score = 550) for a 25% increase in performance.

    Begs the Question: What is wrong here? Hardware? Software?
    [want a hint? (thinking outside-the-box) -> iPhone 3G (circa 2008) only has a 412 MHz processor - more on that later :)]
    Answer: Optimized operating software!

    The >2.2? I tried the 2.2 CM Froyo 0.15 and all the earlier ROMS - they are faulty. And the hackware developers openly announce their ROM faults - too many reboots and too much battery usage etc...

    BUT

    I tried the latest 2.3.3-CM Legend (16 March 2011 build). Now this build is solid! (no camera and no compass) but everything else works. This build is what I am using for 2 days now... only one reboot when I tried to crash it with multiple tap access to app functions and their settings.

    One has to also take into consideration that Gingerbread 2.3 is built to showcase the Nexus S and later Honeycomb 3.0 is for Android Tablets. But let's not forget that Android OS is generic, it is only purpose built (modified-to-suit) by individual mobile by phone manufacturing companies.

    [Note: iOS for iPhone is considered as custom-build since iOS does not run in any other brand phones - by the way, my iPhone 3G (412 MHz) can run dual boot iOS and Android Froyo 2.2 - quadrant score = 800 (hacked by PlanetBeing-DevTeam). And I consider my newly acquired Xperia X8 [Revision 3 (circa late 2010)] as an upgrade... but I digress]

    The Xperia X8's hardware is not the most advanced. In fact it is lacking a few important components:

    New Technology - required
    1) Multi-touch - high resolution screen (X8's captive single touch screen was invented in 1995)
    2) 802.11n - with at least WEP2 (X8's 802.11g was invented in 1997)
    3) Dual Camera (X8's 3.2MP Cam invented 2003)

    New Technology - never intended for the Xperia X8
    1) Multi-core processor (Dual-core is going to be the norm now [e.g. iPhone 5 - June 2011])
    2) Three-axis Accelerometer and Three-axis Gyroscope (better user & gaming experience)
    3) Inductive charging of phones [e.g. Palm]
    4) OTA Sync and Streaming technologies [e.g. iPhones and Nexus S]
    5) SIP Internet Calling protocol technology - (Fring/Skype/Messenger/Xbox Live)
    6) NFC Near Field Communication technology - (Credit Card purchases)

    X8's Android Eclair 2.1.1 software's keyboard is rubbish
    And Eclair 2.1.1 is too slow in rendering movies
    And Eclair 2.1.1 lags when playing games (quadrant score = 440)
    And Eclair 2.1.1 does not install apps to SD Card (bummer with a X8 phone)

    At the moment my X8's using Android Gingerbread 2.3.3 it's fast, stable and it's quadrant score = 1039! Woot Hoo! (Hi-5! hack developers and a sucker-punch to the big corporation).

    The 2.3.3 Hackdroid ROM is currently the best alternative ROM compared to the stock SONY Eclair 2.1.1 ROM for my Xperia X8 imho :)

    It is too bad SONY Ericsson is not developing any more software upgrades for the Xperia X8.
    The Xperia X8 phone hardware is certainly capable of performing better with Gingerbread 2.3.

    If there are SONY Ericsson development staff out there reading this post - listen up!
    We want Official 2.3.3 for Xperia X8 :) coz I love using my Xperia X8 phone.

    I say no more... coz I might just convince myself go out and buy a Nexus S when my contract runs out next month.

    cheers :)

    Life is a never ending education - Henry Ford
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  6. Blitzkri3g

    Blitzkri3g Well-Known Member

  7. gabeyong

    gabeyong Well-Known Member

    I am using 2.3.3 CM HACKDROID Legend for the past 2 days.
    I am not going back to Eclair 2.1.1

    Xperia X8 using the Gingerbread 2.3.3 ROM is fast and relative stable (only reboot once so far).

    Caution: Camera and Compass NOT working :(

    I don't need a compass - I use Nav & Maps when I drive :)
    I don't need a camera - I use my Canon EOS 5D when I take pictures :)

    Batt life is good: 50% left from - 2 albums of music play - 1 hour driving to work and back home using 3G-Nav - 1 hour gameplay -1 hour on emails - 5 hours on standby (have not re-charged my batt yet).

    So far so good! Hi-5!

    cheers :)
  8. HaN6787

    HaN6787 Well-Known Member

    I need camera. any workaround for it? no?
  9. gabeyong

    gabeyong Well-Known Member

    Sorry no camera for now.

    There are efforts to resolve the camera and compass issues by others trying to port over the modules from the Xperia X10 project (J&Z and Erasmux).

    But they are not as fast as racht because he is coding every night.

    I am "listening" to that webpage everyday now :)

    I will keep you guys posted on the developments.

    cheers :)

    Do or do not... There is no try - Yoda
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  10. Blitzkri3g

    Blitzkri3g Well-Known Member

    Hey man,do you need to update to the latest official SEUS 2.1 in order to flash and use the cm7 2.3.3 legend ROM?! Also,what about the ext partitions on the SDCard? Do I need to delete this? (I m using this for apps2sd at the moment).
    N.
  11. gabeyong

    gabeyong Well-Known Member

    Hi,

    2.3.3 Gingerbread ROM can install all applications (that are not system installed) into SD Card. There is no longer the need for additional partitions on the SD Card.

    I used a 2GB SD Card - 1 partition - set to primary - reformatted (I kept a backup on my PC).
    APPS2SD and Link2SD was a work around for 2.1 ROMs which did not have the capability to install apps to SD Card. From Froyo 2.2+ ROMs onwards APPS2SD/Link2SD functions were incroporated into its operating framework - to check (after you have successfully installed 2.3.3 ROM) <click>

    <settings><applications><manage applications>

    just tap any application you have installed (NOT system installed) to see the following functions
    <Force stop> - to force app to stop
    <uninstall> - to uninstall the app
    <clear data> - to clear data input from using the app
    <move to phone> - to move the app to phone memory
    <move to SD card> - to move app to SD Card
    <clear cache> - to clear cache made by the app

    you will also see system <permissions info> the app is allowed to access

    Some things you MUST have BEFORE you install the ROM:
    1) Rooted phone and xRecovery installed on your Xperia X8.
    2) Baseband MUST be xxxxxxx15 - check <settings><About phone>
    3) MUST have the latest BusyBox v1.1.7
    - if not go to Android Market <install> BusyBox Installer <exit> Market
    - <launch><install> BusyBox 1.1.7

    QUOTE (from racht @ XDA Developers)

    To install use xRecovery, busybox+xrecovery preinstalled in rom so you can restore backups after.
    If upgrading from old Floyo to newer, do custom backup/restore and restore only /system partition, all your data will be preserved.

    These roms REQUIRE latest baseband version xxx15
    Take the new baseband and flasher from my server <here>
    or just the firmware if you have the flash tool already, <here>
    Check if u need update by typing "busybox uname -a", u need this (notice date) :
    Linux localhost 2.6.29 #1 PREEMPT Fri Dec 17 18:35:45 2010 armv6l GNU/Linux
    blagus - thanks a lot !

    Thanks go to J&Z and Erasmux!
    Enjoy !

    UNQUOTE

    cheers :)

    Do or do not... There is no try - Yoda
  12. Blitzkri3g

    Blitzkri3g Well-Known Member

    Thanks gabeyong!!!

    Well,just installed the 2.3.3 CM HACKDROID Legend Rom!
    Everything OK except the SD Card!Its not recognized at all...
    I ll try remove ext2/3 partitions and see what happens.
    (I m just scared of losing the ability to restore my old
    2.1 root Russian ROM,so I ll have to be sure before deleting anything.)

    Atm,I m trying to make this work with my old 2GB SD Card just
    to be on the safe side with this 2.3.3 ROM! Installed Titanium
    Backup PRo and restoring apps and system data.

    Brightness Levels dont work.

    Any tips/hints/info/feedback ?
    N.
  13. Blitzkri3g

    Blitzkri3g Well-Known Member

    TitaniumBacup PRO finished restoring all apps.
    Problem:I cannot MOVE to SD any app right now!!!
    Any suggestions to this one?
    N.

    PS.The phone rebooted when trying to move apps to SD
    and now its stuck at the HackDroid green icon loop...LOL.
  14. Blitzkri3g

    Blitzkri3g Well-Known Member

    Maybe I ll just have to re Flash the ROm and install apks one by one again...
    Who knows?!? Maybe I ll give 2.3.2 CM HACKDROID v0.9 a try.
    Seems to be less buggy judging by the user comments.
    My phone is stuck in an endless hackdroid loop at start up for like 5-6 minutes now.
    I guess you could say it s an epic fail in the end...
    N.
  15. gabeyong

    gabeyong Well-Known Member

    Hi,

    Old ROMs do not work.
    I have tried every single one on that webpage including Froyo 0.15. Hangs + Reboot too many times :) A lot of people says Froyo 0.15 is the most stable but my phone not stable.

    If you are using the 2.2.3 CM-Legend [23:59 16 March 2011 build]

    Root + xRecovery + Baseband Version - xxxxxxxxxxx15 + Busybox 1.1.7

    SD Card should have 1 partition - FAT32 - Primary
    If you are using an old SD Card -> recommended to re-partition -> FAT32 - 1 partition
    Then copy <cm7-Legend> folder into <SD Card><xRecovery><backup>

    <restore> using xRecovery
    <skip setup>
    <settings><privacy><factory data reset>

    <reboot>

    And that's it...

    cheers :)

    Do or do not... There is no try - Yoda
  16. sallysedm

    sallysedm New Member

    Hi,

    this may be the first ROM that is stable in X8.
    Issues:
    Video playback (tried many players - embedded player practically not working) not smooth
    Bluetooth problem: It seems to be activated (icon appears) but no bluetooth device can be identified (headset can not be found either).

    Also battery seems to drain fast


    So please comment on the above (+possible / alternative solutions).
  17. gabeyong

    gabeyong Well-Known Member

    Hi,

    I am sorry to hear that you have some problems with the 2.3.3 CM legend ROM

    Video Player:
    Currently the best alternative video player is VPlayer Advanced v1.0.1
    It has been updated for Gingerbread 2.3
    Just create a folder <video> on your SD Card and <copy> your videos to the folder.
    The VPlayer Advanced app will auto scan on startup and you can then <click> the video to watch.

    Oh... be sure to switch off your screen time out feature so it doe not interfere with your movie viewing pleasure.

    VPlayer Advanced v1.0.1 <-- here


    Bluetooth:
    I don't use the bluetooth feature - I use the speaker phone function when I am driving to pick up calls. So I can't troubleshoot the blutooth function for you. Sorry.

    Battery Issues:
    As for the battery drain... I am not sure.
    The first time I installed the 2.3.3 CM ROM my battery only lasted 1 day.
    After reading the XDA forums I discovered that after the install I had to <factory reset> the phone before I can start to use the phone.

    <restore> again... using xRecovery
    <skip setup> go to
    <settings><privacy><factory data reset>
    <reboot>

    So I re-installed and factory reset the phone... I have been using the phone with 2.3.3 CM Legend ROM for the past 2 days it had no problems.

    My Battery lasted 1.5 days moderate use with wifi connected (games, phone calls, sms, email and movie watching) before I had to recharge.

    Hope that helps :)

    Do or Do Not... there is no Try - Yoda
  18. Blitzkri3g

    Blitzkri3g Well-Known Member

    Ok,after 2-3 days trying various ROMS,I think its safe to say that the CM07 2.3.3 is still too buggy to use.
    Apps2SD doesn't fully work,lots of crashes with SU apps,camera no go,random rebooted and FCs,WIFI stops working after a while etc but its really really fast.But that's it!

    I m on Floyo 0.15 now.Still fast but SU still makes the ROM to reboot,plus MOVE2SD still doesn't work for me.Maybe its cost I don't have an ext3 partition on my SD anymore,but still its an issue.

    The bottom line: Use Floyo if you like Android 2.2 and don't bother with any 2.3.3 ROM for now, unless you have too much time on your hands...
    N.
  19. iemochiBLOOD

    iemochiBLOOD Member

    hai again... i just install 2.3.3 CM X8 J005 HACKDROID. but i got the problem..i dont have the market..n how can i change the ringtone?? T.T

    sorry for my bad English n my noob question..
  20. gabeyong

    gabeyong Well-Known Member

    Hi,

    i) You may have to restore the CM.ROM again... Market is pre-installed.

    <extract> put <folder> into [/sdcard/xrecovery/backup] and <restore>

    ii) You can change ringtone by going to <settings><sound><phone ringtone>

    cheers
  21. sallysedm

    sallysedm New Member

    Hi gabeyong,
    Thank you for your reply and assistance.

    I have installed CM7.X8.J005 and is much better:

    Battery is OK
    Video Playback OK

    Problems:

    It reboots in some cases
    Camera

    And again Bluetooth does not work (OK we can live without camera but bluetooth is a communication component and is more important).

    Since I am new to the forum, how and where I can address bluetooth problem (and other issues)?

    Also, others state that Floyo 0.15 is still the best working solution. I have also tried to install it but I have a checksum error at xrecovery. Doess this happen because I have the latest firmware (baseband ..15) for X8 (i have the latest update from Sony ericsson).

    Thank you again
  22. gabeyong

    gabeyong Well-Known Member

    Hi,

    After extensively using the new ROM for a couple of days, I have solved some of the issues...

    Rebooting problem:
    a) Rebooting after installing applications:
    b) Rebooting after moving apps to SD Card:

    go to <settings><CyanogenMod settings><Application> select <Allow application moving>
    go to <settings><CyanogenMod settings><Application><Install location><external>

    c) Camera usage causing reboot:
    go to <SD Card> create directory <100ANDRO> & <Camera> folders

    d) VideoPlayer usage causing reboot:
    go to <SD Card> created directory <media> & in <media> folder create a <video> folder and put all your video files in there

    Current issues that I am working on:
    a) Widgets installed do not work...
    b) updating apps that have been installed by system ROM


    I don't have any other problems - [ p/s my camera is working!!! :) ]

    as for Bluetooth... so sorry :( I don't own a bluetooth device... but your bluetooth device should be v1.2 to v2.0+EDR compliant

    have a look...

    SONY Xperia X8 Bluetooth Support <-- here

    OR

    XPERIA X8 Android Development <-- here

    OR

    [ROM] X8 | Sense | 2.1 | 2.2 | 2.3 | xRecovery [WiP] <-- here


    cheers :)

    Do or Do not... there is no Try - Yoda
  23. Blitzkri3g

    Blitzkri3g Well-Known Member

    Hey man thanks for all the info you provide for us in the forum! :)

    So,when using the 005 ROM you don't get SU apps related reboots anymore?! Also can anyone else confirm the Bluetooth bug?!

    Floyo 015 is running fine ATM.
    Only bugs I had to deal with are reboots after exiting su apps.
    Bluetooth,cam, wifi -> OK!
    I m still reluctant to update to 233.
    N.
  24. iemochiBLOOD

    iemochiBLOOD Member

    im getting like this 2.3.3 CM X8 J005
  25. sathish087

    sathish087 Active Member

    guys... pls somebody help me with this issue..

    i installed 2.3.3, everything went fine... but it isnt detecting my sd card..
    sd card 8gb.. has two partitions fat32 n ext2...

    i rechecked everything mentioned abv.. reinstaled stil not working..

    pls.. help me...:(
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