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Old May 15th, 2011, 02:41 PM   #51 (permalink)
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Sorry it did not work out...
You might have to borrow a Windows PC to root your phone.
I borrowed my firend's Win7 laptop coz I only have a Mac.
Heh

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i've been under linux all day long for years now...
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If you cannot enter the xRecovery menu when the <back> button is depressed multiple times - you have not successfully moved the 3 files required for xRecovery to work in /system/bin folder of your phone.

You might have to try again.

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i try it to paste it 3 times and i shutdown and reboot and press back key multiple times but nothing happen please help me???? reply A.S.A.P
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i try it to paste it 3 times and i shutdown and reboot and press back key multiple times but nothing happen please help me???? reply A.S.A.P
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there is another way but it has prerequisites.

Have a look here

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there is another way but it has prerequisites.

Have a look here

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i do all the step but nothing happen??? i am newbie
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i do all the step but nothing happen??? i am newbie
dude...

there is a youtube video at the first page. watch the video and follow step by step.

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i cant COPY ALL THE 3 FILES (one by one) FROM xRecovery Folder to </system/bin> folder
(i.e. busybox, chargemon and xrecovery.tar)

and pop up say no enought place??? what shloud i do?
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i cant COPY ALL THE 3 FILES (one by one) FROM xRecovery Folder to </system/bin> folder
(i.e. busybox, chargemon and xrecovery.tar)

and pop up say no enought place??? what shloud i do?
Hi,

too much games or apps installed in your phone.
you need to create space by removing apps or games from your phone.

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dude...

there is a youtube video at the first page. watch the video and follow step by step.

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i followed the step by step but xrecovery menu don't show up???? why??? should i hard reset m phone???
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awesome worked like a charm, thanks alot
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Hi gabeyong, can u help me out....

I have problem copying 3 xRecovery files to /system/bin because i cannot use my root explorer, it keep saying that my root explorer have issues with superuser app, i keep restarting this app but it still not work...
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Hi gabeyong, can u help me out....

I have problem copying 3 xRecovery files to /system/bin because i cannot use my root explorer, it keep saying that my root explorer have issues with superuser app, i keep restarting this app but it still not work...
hi,

uninstall and re-install root explorer
when you launch root explorer the next time you must give the root explorer app root access make sure you <enable><remember> then <allow> so it will always give root explorer access.

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Flashed my X8 twice this week.. Hehe :-D
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Gabeyong, THANX A MILLION. GINGERBREAD 2.3 is supercool stable & very fast on X8. I almost resold off this phone within 3 months of buying as I was frustrated with lack of Market access and Eclair.
SE are #$#? X8 with Donut or Eclair is like Lada engine in a Sportscar.

But last week took courage and rooted my X8. Yesterday after many unsuccessful attempts at xrecovery boot up I'm the proud owner of an X8 running Gingerbread 2.3.
ENTER AT YOUR OWN RISK But you can't fail if you wont even try.

Thanks to many posts of blessed souls like yourself and others on XDA and Youtube. Glad to help out any poor souls who were suffering like I did over past 5 months.
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after I start to root explorer, "Restart app" will come out,I tried and tried again but the same thing out,what exactly the prob..plz help me...
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i have already done installing that root explorer,but when i running it, it always say "Restart app"n the superuser request doesn't come out....i try again and again, but the result still same...i realy need help from anyone who can help..plzz....
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before you can use Root Explorer you need to Root and have SuperUser installed. SuperUser needs to give su permission to Root Explorer for root excess - If you have not done this "Restart App" occurs.

You can check by clicking on SuperUser to see if Root Explorer is listed.

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i have already clicking on super user,but no apps in list....how is it???
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all of you who rooted ur device, i believe you observed that u are prompted to install busybox. can anyone tell, What does it do exactly, for me, as a user? if i uninstall it, do i lose root priveleges? i know it is used by developers for "developing"... im not creating anything, nor writing codes. busybox verified if my device is rooted and since then it just ...sits.
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all of you who rooted ur device, i believe you observed that u are prompted to install busybox. can anyone tell, What does it do exactly, for me, as a user? if i uninstall it, do i lose root priveleges? i know it is used by developers for "developing"... im not creating anything, nor writing codes. busybox verified if my device is rooted and since then it just ...sits.
busybox is required for xRecovery to work... if you remove or uninstall it xrecovery will stop working but root remains.

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can anybody help my please i downloaded the x8 drivers but i dont know how to install them on my windows 7 pc i tried using super one click without the drivers but it just stays on waiting for device and says its not responding i would much appreciate it if somebody would help me
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can anybody help my please i downloaded the x8 drivers but i dont know how to install them on my windows 7 pc i tried using super one click without the drivers but it just stays on waiting for device and says its not responding i would much appreciate it if somebody would help me
Just install PC Companion for your X8 and the required drivers will be installed together with the software.

download from here

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can anybody help my please i downloaded the x8 drivers but i dont know how to install them on my windows 7 pc i tried using super one click without the drivers but it just stays on waiting for device and says its not responding i would much appreciate it if somebody would help me


This was posted earlier in this thread, but I will just add it again. I had problems with my Windows 7 64 bit PC rooting this phone I had to do it from my XP 32 bit pc to get it to work. The driver for the phone for windows 7 is on it, it just won't work properly on a 64 bit system. Someone had suggested that the version of Java was the problem, but as I am testing 32 bit versions of Firefox I have both the 32 and 64 bit versions installed. Best bet find someone with a 32 bit computer and do it from there.
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Now I'm having a problem getting into xRecovery. All the files are where they are supposed to be everything is working like it's supposed to except that when I turn the phone on and press the back button repeatedly the phone just continues to boot. Been back to the system/bin folder several times the files that are supposed to be there are there. Any suggestions?

Never mind recopied the files again and everything is working now. Thanks to all involved in the posts and development of the OS!!!!!
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how do you copy the files from xrecovery to system/bin?? i used the astro thingy and when i go to the system/bin it can't be pasted!!!! help :@
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how do you copy the files from xrecovery to system/bin?? i used the astro thingy and when i go to the system/bin it can't be pasted!!!! help :@
Hi,

you need to root your phone and install Root Explorer then enable read/write then copy and paste the xrecovery files to your /system/bin

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Hi ,first of all thaks for sharing

I having problem when rooting my x8
my superoneclick show "not responding"

can you help??
and what happen is that??
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Hi ,first of all thaks for sharing

I having problem when rooting my x8
my superoneclick show "not responding"

can you help??
and what happen is that??
Hi,

there are lots of things that can go wrong...

1) Win7 32bit NOT 64bit
2) faulty usb cable
3) usb drivers not installed properly or sd card mounted
4) phone settings <unknown sources> & <usb debugging> not enabled
5) superoneclick not responding - app conflict (restart Win7 PC required)

check these faults... and try to follow the video if possible...

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Hi all,
when i get to this step:

Step 5: Copy xRecovery files to </system/bin> of your phone
- Launch <Root Explorer>

I experience problems. When i launch Root Explorer, I get this error message:

Restart App
Root Explorer has not yet managed to obtain root access. Because of issues with Superuser, this often happens the first time the app is run but is usually fine from then on.

Click OK and restart the app to try again. Make sure you respond correctly to the Superuser prompt.

Any ideas how to solve this?
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hi,

uninstall and re-install root explorer
when you launch root explorer the next time you must give the root explorer app root access make sure you <enable><remember> then <allow> so it will always give root explorer access.

cheers


Hi,

I was trying to root my phone following this guide. I'm having this will known
problem with the root explorer. I tried reinstalling it but I never get up a similar window like in the picture. How do I sort that out ?

Also, I've seen busybox (from market) mentioned all over the place, there is no
busybox on the androidmarket, how come ?

*EDIT*
It got it working, I'm not sure how I was just lying in bed with the phone rotated and tried
clicking on root explorer then got up that window.
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Ok, so I got passed my last issue by reinstalling Root Explorer... i am soooo close to getting Gingerbread 2.3.4 into my phone now... please please please help me finish this, someone...

I copied the v2.7.136 decompressed folder to <SD/xRecovery/backup>, rebooted the phone into the xRecovery menu and tried to restore using the 2.7.136 ROM image... but then i get this message from xRecovery:

Checking MD5 sums...
MD5 mismatch!

Ideas on hove to work around this, anyone?
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Yay, i got it up and running by installing it like a custom zip instead... now all I need to fix is getting the contacts over + find a fix to make the camera work again... hmm...
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Hi,

there are lots of things that can go wrong...

1) Win7 32bit NOT 64bit
2) faulty usb cable
3) usb drivers not installed properly or sd card mounted
4) phone settings <unknown sources> & <usb debugging> not enabled
5) superoneclick not responding - app conflict (restart Win7 PC required)

check these faults... and try to follow the video if possible...

cheers
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Hi gabe, i reinstall my usb driver and it worked
thousand thks to u =)

but i encounter another prob,that is when i copy those 3 files
chargemon & busybox are copied successfully
but my "xrecovery is in zip file icon" i have no idea what to do with it,
the "permission" is also failed to do it...

pls guide me
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Hi gabe, i reinstall my usb driver and it worked
thousand thks to u =)

but i encounter another prob,that is when i copy those 3 files
chargemon & busybox are copied successfully
but my "xrecovery is in zip file icon" i have no idea what to do with it,
the "permission" is also failed to do it...

pls guide me
Hi,

It should be - <xrecovery.tar>
just copy it and paste (like the rest) into /system/bin using root explorer.

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Just a note if you want to do the installation without Root Explorer and from the command line.

1) copy the 3 files (i.e. busybox, chargemon and xrecovery.tar) to sd with adb; in the following from a dir called xRecovery in a dir called xRecovery
adb push xRecovery /sdcard/xRecovery
2) get the shell: adb shell
3) get superuser privilegies: su
4) change dir
cd ../system/bin
5) copy files
cp /sdcard/xRecovery/* .
6) set the proper access mode
chmod 755 busybox
chmod 755 chargemon
chmod 666 xrecovery.tar
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It should be - <xrecovery.tar>
just copy it and paste (like the rest) into /system/bin using root explorer.

cheers
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hi gabeyong,

is it the "permission" step on the "xrecovery.tar" file not necessary??
because i cant do that before copy into "system/bin", can do that after copied

and my "permission" has 3 more "special permission" at the bottom =="
the "xrecovery.tar" file i was downloaded from the other website, becoz i cant open the link u gave ..
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hi gabeyong,

is it the "permission" step on the "xrecovery.tar" file not necessary??
because i cant do that before copy into "system/bin", can do that after copied

and my "permission" has 3 more "special permission" at the bottom =="
the "xrecovery.tar" file i was downloaded from the other website, becoz i cant open the link u gave ..
As long as you have successfully copied all the 3 files into /system/bin
your X8 should be able to boot to xRecovery

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I used xrecovery installer, but when I try to enter to recovery its just stuck on sony ericsson logo and wont turn on even to normal... What should I do? I'm newbie in this phone.
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I used xrecovery installer, but when I try to enter to recovery its just stuck on sony ericsson logo and wont turn on even to normal... What should I do? I'm newbie in this phone.
Hi,

Did successfully root your phone before installing xRecovery?
Otherwise I suggest you use PC Companion to reinstall Android Eclair 2.1
then follow the instructions to Root and install xRecovery.

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Hi guys,
I had gingerbread installed on my X8 and now I need to get it bact to original ROM.
I think that there is something wrong with my phone so I want to use my warranty.
Can I even unroot my phone so that my warranty will be valid?
I think I read somewhere about unrooting but now i can't find it.

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I had gingerbread installed on my X8 and now I need to get it bact to original ROM.
I think that there is something wrong with my phone so I want to use my warranty.
Can I even unroot my phone so that my warranty will be valid?
I think I read somewhere about unrooting but now i can't find it.

Thanks in advance.
Hi,

Just use PC Companion and reinstall your Xperia X8's firmware back to Eclair 2.1.1 (unroot is done by PC Companion automatically).

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Just use PC Companion and reinstall your Xperia X8's firmware back to Eclair 2.1.1 (unroot is done by PC Companion automatically).

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I don't have to remove xRecovery or any other appication before?
Becouse if they find out that I was messing out with my phone warranty probably won't be valid

I'm bit scared :/
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I don't have to remove xRecovery or any other appication before?
Becouse if they find out that I was messing out with my phone warranty probably won't be valid

I'm bit scared :/
Hi,

Rooting is not permanent... once you install the official software it becomes unrooted. There is no way anybody will know if a phone has been rooted or not after you reinstall the official Android Eclair 2.1.1 by SONY Ericsson using PC Companion.

No fear mate

cheers
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Thank you very much ! Its super simple and works !
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Hi Guys, a new person here, feel like I know some people already from the number of posts I've read trying to root my X8, I've been reading through lots of posts whilst I've been sat here for a few hours and now going round and round in circles. Hopefully someone can help me as I'm starting to feel very stupid, as I'm computer illiterate, and the missus is starting to need help with the kids. Anyway, I followed the steps and my phone is now rooted, however issues arise when I get to the next step and need to install xrecovery.

Gabeyong started the thread saying that after rooting I need to install xRecovery using xRecovery0.1.rar

When I get to this stage it all goes wrong. I don't have 3 files within xRecovery0.1.rar - all I get is one file by this name, there is no busybox or chargemon. I can't unzip the file. Has anyone got any idea where I've gone wrong? I'm running Vista, is it my computer? Should I try to do this on my XP computer? Without these files I don't know how to proceed.

I've managed to install root explorer as well so not all bad, but really need some help! Thank you guys and gals.

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Erm, now I've worked out what a .rar file is I may be getting somewhere
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Default Awesome - thank the lord for this website!!!

Silly me, taken all day to do but my phone is rooted, backed up and loads of apps are now on my SD card. Perhaps the next time I get some time to myself I can trying installing a different rom? Is that what it's called?

Blimey, if I can do this then anyone can, thanks to this website
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i have succesfully got to the part where i backed up my firmware and now i have a problem. when i connect the phone to the computer it doesnt show up on the pc or the phone. i have no way to acces my phones memory and no way to install android 2.3 if anyone could help me i would be very greatfull. you can reply to this post or write to rupislt@gmail.com
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i have succesfully got to the part where i backed up my firmware and now i have a problem. when i connect the phone to the computer it doesnt show up on the pc or the phone. i have no way to acces my phones memory and no way to install android 2.3 if anyone could help me i would be very greatfull. you can reply to this post or write to rupislt@gmail.com
Hi,

Root and installing xRecovery does not disrupt USB services.
Check your PC usb drivers for X8 and your cable.

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I would appreciate some assistance -

I have followed your instructions provided to the letter, however, I am unable to open "Root explorer". It is giving me the message that it has not obtained root access.

The problem is that I have no received the notification from Superuser that the app is requesting permission. I have rooted and unrooted, downloaded the newest Superuser version from the Market, and I have also cleared the cache, and yet the notification still does not appear.

Is there anyway to fix this problem?

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Is there anyway to fix this problem?

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you have to make sure you have 2 things...
1) USB device driver for Xperia X8 to connect to PC to work properly
2) .Net Framework 2.0 or higher for SuperOneClick to work properly

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you have to make sure you have 2 things...
1) USB device driver for Xperia X8 to connect to PC to work properly
2) .Net Framework 2.0 or higher for SuperOneClick to work properly

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I have both, and yet the problem still persists. Is there anything else that can be done?
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