[ROMs Froyo] Upgrade your Xperia X8 to Froyo 2.2


  1. gabeyong

    gabeyong Well-Known Member

    Hi,

    Yes, with a E15i you can just root and flash your baseband with that tool.

    it will work

    cheers :)
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  2. luchiolb

    luchiolb Member

    I managed to flash to the XXX15 baseband and the App2sd it's working great!!
    Also I could install those apps that I couldn't before!! :D

    gabeyong thank you so much for your patience!!

    See ya!:D
  3. gabeyong

    gabeyong Well-Known Member

    Hi,

    You are most welcome.
    I am glad it all worked out!

    cheers :)
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  4. Lupajz

    Lupajz Well-Known Member

    Not true miniCM port from x10mini has the video recording working ;)
    Scroll down to Download title and download all the .zip files and flash them via xRecovery ;)
  5. gabeyong

    gabeyong Well-Known Member

    Hi,

    I have tried that miniCM ROM...

    Bugs
    1) my phone keeps flashing - "SD-Card ready to remove" and crash/reboot too many times
    2) whatever you done in <settings> is not saved after restarting phone
    3) applications shutdown when the phone goes to sleep.

    these bugs make me uninstall the ROM.
    guess have to wait for better 2.3.3 ROM... sooner or later it will be ready :)

    cheers :)
  6. SEuser

    SEuser Member

    Hi gabeyong,

    Manage to <flash><Floyo-0.15>.
    Everything seem to work well at the 1st touch.
    Just found out the ablility of input Chinese was gone. Anyway to get Floyo-0.15 to have Chinese input?

    Thanks.
  7. gabeyong

    gabeyong Well-Known Member

    Hi,

    Glad you upgraded to Floyo-0.15

    For Chinese input you need a chinese keyboard.
    go to <Market> and <search><download><install> chinese keyboard

    go to any app where typing input is required <open keyboard><long-tap-hold> the <input area> <select><input method> -> <select><chinese keyboard>

    And that's it...

    cheers :)
  8. SEuser

    SEuser Member

    Hi gabeyong,

    Thank you. After downloaded Chinese for Smart Keyboard, still unable to input Chinese. Pls refer to attached picture.

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  9. gabeyong

    gabeyong Well-Known Member

    You DID NOT install Smart Keyboard but you have installed the Smart Keyboard Chinese (Skin) that's why you are unable to input chinese there is no Smart Keyboard to use the chinese keyboard skin.

    You have to install Smart Keyboard Pro to begin with before you can use the Smart Keyboard Chinese (Skin).

    Chinese for Smart Keyboard <-- here
    Eng-Chi dictionary keyboard <-- alternative here

    LOL cheers :)
  10. SEuser

    SEuser Member

    Hi gabeyong,

    besides unable to input Chinese, I still encoutered 2 problem - unable to upgrade the Market apps and unable to install Angry bird. Appreciate if you can help me.

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  11. gabeyong

    gabeyong Well-Known Member

    If you read the threads of this post you will resolve the android market problem.

    For Angry Birds > Google --> download <install> manually.

    For Smart Keyboard Pro <buy the app> and <install> Chinese for Smart Keyboard Pro.

    OMG LOL Cheers :)
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  12. SEuser

    SEuser Member

    Hi gabeyong,

    Thousand thanks. Manage to get the Chinese input work. Recommend to use the Smart Keyboard Pro.
  13. frosthax

    frosthax Member

    Thanks Gabeyong. Excellent easy to follow guide. Very much appreciated ;)

    Can't believe the difference it makes to the X8 now.
  14. cloustas

    cloustas New Member

    hello Gabeyong. I am new in Floyo 2.2.1. Thnx to your guides i managed to upgrade my phone and everything is ok. Except one... Well i downloaded some games from applanet (if u know) not the market because i am from greece and we have a small part from the real market here.(cant buy any apps, we have only the free ones). Anyway i transfered them as you suggest to SD card. Here comes the problem. After few minutes playing any game the phone crashes.. It just freeze and then reboot.

    I' ll appreciate if you can help me! Thnx
  15. gabeyong

    gabeyong Well-Known Member

    Hi,

    Yes, AppPlanet apps are problematic. Some of them are old and do not support APP2SD functions.

    Try to transfer/install them to your phone one at a time and find out which will crash/reboot your phone. You can eliminate the apps with bugs that way.

    cheers :)

    p/s try to use Market... Apps in Android Market get updated regularly to support APP2SD functions.
  16. frosthax

    frosthax Member

    Just a quick question gabeyong. You say to format your SD card with one partition but Link2SD wants a second partition to work?

    I find Link2SD a lot better for saving space than App2SD

    Thanks
  17. cloustas

    cloustas New Member

    Hi again,

    thnx for your fast reply. I did what you suggest and probably i must install the games again and don't move them to SD. I ll also try install something from market -> move to SD and see if it's as you said.

    :D
  18. gabeyong

    gabeyong Well-Known Member

    Hi,

    There is not much difference...

    APP2SD requires ext3 partition to work
    Link2SD requires FAT32 partition to work

    Since Froyo 2.2 APP2SD/LINK2SD functions became integrated and native to the Android firmware (i.e. no longer require separate partition - apps copy directly to SD card).

    The problem is an issue of speed of the SD Card, the communication protocol of the SD Card and how the application is written to support APP2SD function. That's a 3 factorial problem of all android developers.

    Phone memory is the fastest therefore most stable. SD Cards have different speeds (i.e the higher the class - the faster the read/write speed) and structure (i.e we have SD up to 2GB; SDSC up to 4GB; SDHC up to 32GB) all have a slightly different communication protocol. To add to the confusion SDSC and SDHC are often labeled SDHC.

    I digress... In short...

    Apps must be written to support APP2SD function - apps must able to transfer its "operating protocols" to external memory (i.e. Dalvik VM --> design constrained in terms of processor speed and memory). Apps will refuse to move because it is dependant on Android OS API. Apps may move to SD card but become fragmented/incomplete and hangs/crashes phone o/s.

    SD Card speed (i.e. Class 6 is faster than Class 4). As soon as the android phone operating system "waits" for an app to be "accessed" from an SD Card; the phone will hang/force quit/crash/reboots.

    So a multitude of things can go wrong - depending on the efficiency of application programs, speed and communication protocol of the SD Card.

    cheers :)
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  19. Blitzkri3g

    Blitzkri3g Well-Known Member

    WOW G. Nice writeup man!
    N.
  20. zayhtuttin

    zayhtuttin Member

    Hello Mr gabeyong, i bricked my x8 after installing z4root.1.1.0.apk. My rom is floyo 0.15. I can't get xrecovery mode also. when I slide to open, the following message appear."sorry! The application LauncherPro(process android.process.acore) has stopped unexpectedly. Please try again." That is all I can see. I can't power off the phone. So I remove the battery and try to get xrecovery mode. But it return to floyo and same message appear again!
    Please tell me what to do. I am newbie.
    :confused:
    I will wait your guide, with thanks.
  21. gabeyong

    gabeyong Well-Known Member

    Hi,

    sounds like z4root has corrupted the Floyo-0.15 ROM.

    to start from zero.

    repair your phone using PC Companion to Android Eclair 2.1.1.A.0.6

    then <Root>
    then <install><xRecovery>
    then using xRecovery <flash><Floyo-0.15>

    cheers :)
  22. HaN6787

    HaN6787 Well-Known Member

    z4root doesn't work well in X8. btw anyone tried using 2.2.1 MiniCM-1.0.0-RC1 CM-6.1.3 for x8 ? battery drains 50% in 6 hours after full recharge. with stock ROM, my phone only uses around 20% ~ 30% in 6 hours.
  23. kathirdr

    kathirdr New Member

    hi..
    i am new to custom roms... got floyo 0.15 few days back... i like this custom rom very much.. but i get frequent reboot problems... saying "safe to remove sd card"..i don't know why.... plz help...
  24. HaN6787

    HaN6787 Well-Known Member

    safe to remove sd card problem is almost common in every custom ROM
  25. zayhtuttin

    zayhtuttin Member

    Hi my computer non respond when i connect my x8 in flash mode. I was trying to flash with 2.1.1 with flashtool. Plz ..........help!:confused:

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