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Old March 12th, 2011, 11:14 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Mad [NEW SuperOneClick] Root, Install & Use xRecovery on Xperia X8

Hi all...

Just installed xRecovery on my Xperia X8.
Firmware: Android Eclair v2.1

Just wanted to share how it is done.

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

A) INSTALLING xRecovery

WHAT YOU NEED: <download>
SuperOneClick :-
SuperOneClickv2.3.3-ShortFuse OR Alternative Mirror
SuperOneClickv2.1.1-ShortFuse
SuperOneClickv1.9.1-ShortFuse


xRecovery (3 files within the .rar file) :-
xRecovery0.1.rar

Note: There are 3 versions of xRecovery (xRecovery v0.1 for Xperia X8, xRecovery v0.2 and xRecovery v0.3 for Xperia X10) but only xRecovery v0.1 will work on the Xperia X8. These xRecovery files are developed specific to a type of android phone not upgrades/updates.

Root Explorer :-
Root.Explorer.v2.19

HOW IT IS DONE:

Step 1: Root your Xperia X8
- download and unzip SuperOneClickv1.9.1-ShortFuse to PC Desktop
- connect Xperia X8 to PC (Do not mount)
- on your phone <goto><setting><applications> select <unknown sources>
- on your phone <goto><settings><applications><development> select <usb debugging>
- Launch SuperOneClick -> click <Root>
- you will see - <not successful - is your phone software higher than 2.0?>
- click <yes> and then <success> & <test su> message
- Reboot Xperia X8

NOTE:
If SuperOneClick is running but hangs mid-process you need to install .NET Framework v2.0 or above. DO NOT ASSUME you are running Windows 7 it has .NET Framework installed.

If you are successful in ROOTING your phone - SuperUser app will be installed to your Xperia X8.
If you are not successful:-
(a) check your PC <devices><usb> to see if your phone is recognized by your PC (troubleshoot PC driver problem)
(b) <usb debugging> in your Xperia X8 phone settings enabled?
Then <Launch> <SuperOneClick> and try again.

[if you don't have a file manager on your phone]
Install <Astro File Manager> from Android Market


Step 2: Mount Xperia X8 (to access SD Card)
- copy <Root.Explorer.v2.16.apk> to root of SD Card
- using PC create folder <xRecovery> and unzip xRecovery0.1.rar
- put the 3 files into the xRecovery folder you've created
- copy the xRecovery folder to root of SD Card

Step 3: UnMount Xperia X8 from PC

Step 4: Launch <Astro> Install <Root Explorer v2.16.apk>

Step 5: Copy xRecovery files to </system/bin> of your phone
- Launch <Root Explorer>
- scroll down to /sdcard <click to access>
- scroll down to xRecovery folder <click to access>
- Select each of the 3 files (one by one) <click & hold><copy>
- <click> parent folder (twice)
- scroll down to <click to access><system>
- <click to access><bin> and <click><Mount R/W>
- press <paste> button

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

Once you have done that... you have installed xRecovery to your Xperia X8

SHUTDOWN -> Wait 5 seconds and REBOOT

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.

USING xRecovery

Select Buttons = Volume Up & Volume Down Buttons
Enter Button = Home Button
Back Button = Back Button

To BACKUP your Xpedia X8's current ROM
select <backup and restore><backup> from the menu

This will create a backup file in your SD Card <SD/xRecovery/backup>

Note: Typically the backup should be around 256MB in size, so you may want to copy the file to your PC to lighten your 2GB SD Card.

To RESTORE from a backup of your current ROM
select <backup and restore><restore> from menu & select the <file_name>

Note: If you have a backup on PC just copy it to <SD/xRecovery/backup> and restore as usual.

To install a Custom ROM (e.g. GINGERBREAD 2.3.3 CM7 for Xpedia X8)
Just download it from the xda-developers.com website and copy to SD Card
reboot and use xRecovery to <restore> the Custom ROM to your Xperia X8.

And that's it..... Have Fun!!!

Reference:
YouTube Video

Upgrade your Xperia X8 to Floyo 2.2.1 <-- Hit the Link!

Installing Gingerbread 2.3 ROM on Xperia X8 <-- Hit the Link!

Installing GingerDX ROM 2.3 on Xperia X8 <-- Hit the Link!

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This is the best guide in chronology for newbie like me D
After take a long time, i try to arrange the tutorials that spread in this forum and other xperia forum, the result steps are same as yours, but you did better than me, :P

I've reflashed my xperia x8 this morning, restart from downloading via pc companion, because the system has crashed. Whereas, i've bought my phone about 2weeks ago.. LOL

Thank you anyway
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This is the best guide in chronology for newbie like me D
After take a long time, i try to arrange the tutorials that spread in this forum and other xperia forum, the result steps are same as yours, but you did better than me, :P

I've reflashed my xperia x8 this morning, restart from downloading via pc companion, because the system has crashed. Whereas, i've bought my phone about 2weeks ago.. LOL

Thank you anyway
Sorry about my bad english

Hi,

I am glad you liked the guides I put out.
Enjoy your Xperia X8!!!

cheers!
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i have a problem here, after step 6, and shut my phone down,
reboot, wait for sony ericsson, pressing the back button several times
but i still couldn't open xrecovery.. it boots just like usual

how come?
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I think you are stuck at the following
1) Search for BusyBox from Android Market and install - after you do this you must <exit> and <launch> BusyBox installer from your phone to install Busybox v1.1.7

(I will edit the above instructions for Step 5)

OR

2) you were not successful in putting the three xRecovery files into /system/bin

If you cannot manage after a few tries go look up [NEW SKOOL] Install and Use xRecovery
since your phone is a full-wipe-new-install.

hope that helps...

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I have installed the busybox from the market, and than i put the three files using Root Explorer (busybox, chargemon, xrecovery.tar), that's mean i should overwrite the installed busybox in /system/bin? is it right?

thank you again, i've just opened the new skool version, but i dont undestand why i can't download xRecovery E15i from megaupload, haha
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Hi,

Sorry to hear that you are still struggling to install xRecovery.
I have added the file to Mediafire so hopefully you can download.

xRecovery APK Installer <-- here

cheers

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Haii too,

thanks, you're so helping anyway
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Yay, works great for me!
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Wow, works, but when I use a certain rom I can't even access xrecovery anymore. Guess have to use flashtool.
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Hi gabeyong, can u please help me out here...
I did everything like u said and everything was fine until I tried to install BusyBox...
I downloaded it from market, opened it, then i pressed the ''ok'' button and it shown me a massage ''Please wait while we locate BusyBox and gather system data...''
Then, after one minute, it said Sorry,the app has stopped working...
And I am forced to close the app
What can I do?
Please help
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Hi gabeyong, can u please help me out here...
I did everything like u said and everything was fine until I tried to install BusyBox...
I downloaded it from market, opened it, then i pressed the ''ok'' button and it shown me a massage ''Please wait while we locate BusyBox and gather system data...''
Then, after one minute, it said Sorry,the app has stopped working...
And I am forced to close the app
What can I do?
Please help
Hi,

just check a few things...
1) usb debugging still enabled? - <disable> usb debugging --> settings><applications><usb debugging><uncheck the box>

2) after system crashed try - <shutdown><reboot after 5secs> OR <take battery out 5 secs and reboot> try re-installing busybox

3) skip the busybox 1.1.7 install and COPY ALL THE 3 FILES (one by one) FROM xRecovery Folder to </system/bin> folder (i.e. busybox, chargemon and xrecovery.tar).

hope that helps...

cheers

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Will try,and also I will let u know if it helps
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Thanx so much...
U really helped me...
Excellent guide!!!
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Thanx so much...
U really helped me...
Excellent guide!!!
Hey, Glad it works for you...
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I'm sorry for my noobness when it comes to installing new rom...
But, can u please post a guide to install new custom rom from xda-developers. .
Thanks in advance...
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I'm sorry for my noobness when it comes to installing new rom...
But, can u please post a guide to install new custom rom from xda-developers. .
Thanks in advance...
Hi,

Have a look at this post:

CM7-X8-J005 ROM

But beware - these ROMs are still in development stages.
It will cause your phone to have intermittent crashes and reboots

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Cool... where is Sony 2.3 ROM?
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Nowhere to be found.
2. 1. 1 is the latest and last official update from SE.
N.
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Help me.. I have spent hours trying to get ROOT ACCESS!!!! AH... Pisses me off. Firstly I run superoneclick and it says my phone is rooted. But when I go to superuser apps. NO APPS IN LIST!!!!! I use root checker. YOUR PHONE IS NOT ROOTED>!!!!!! WHY WHY WHY. HELP PLEASE
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DO YOU HAVE GMAIL... Chat... add me! westin.gohjueguang@gmail.com
PLEASE I REALLY NEED HELP!
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The problem is that even when I have superuser app in my phone... The PERMISSION BOX doesn't show even when I try to use adfree, rom manager!!!! AHHHHHHHHHHHHH
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And I used terminal emulator type su.. access denied..
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when i copy the xrecovery files to system/bin it says"cannaot copy the file system is read only.."...
what should i do?
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when i copy the xrecovery files to system/bin it says"cannaot copy the file system is read only.."...
what should i do?
launch <Root Explorer 2.14.2> <select> <Mount R/W> on the top of the app screen.

you should be able to copy & paste now!

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Help me.. I have spent hours trying to get ROOT ACCESS!!!! AH... Pisses me off. Firstly I run superoneclick and it says my phone is rooted. But when I go to superuser apps. NO APPS IN LIST!!!!! I use root checker. YOUR PHONE IS NOT ROOTED>!!!!!! WHY WHY WHY. HELP PLEASE
Hi,

Without sounding impolite or demanding...
Which version Android ROM are you running? 1.6 or 2.1.1?
What message did you receive when you completed the Rooting? <success?>
<test su>?

Note:
1) there will not be any apps listed on your SuperUser List unless you install an app that requires root access that trigger an SU request event.
2) If you have rooted your phone successfully apps requiring root access will "trigger" SuperUser request message box and you have to <click><remember><ok> to allow su access for the app and then the app will be listed on the SU app list.
3) install Root Explorer and <launch> it to test if SuperUser will "trigger" request message.

If SuperUser is not triggered when you launch Root Explorer then you have not successfully rooted your phone.

have a look here for a similar example... Hit the link below.
SuperOneClick Rooting of Android Phone <--- here

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Hello
Ummm, first I want to thank you gabeyong!
Thank you thank you thank you

However, I have a request, and I hope that does not bother you this: (
Well, I have a problem with Mijobload
So I want you can upload these files
To (Media Fair) or (Rapidshare) or (hotfile) or any things

These files:
MEGAUPLOAD - The leading online storage and file delivery service
And :
MEGAUPLOAD - The leading online storage and file delivery service


And sorry for the inconvenience
With thank you
(Sorry, my native language is not English)
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Ummm, first I want to thank you gabeyong!
Thank you thank you thank you

However, I have a request, and I hope that does not bother you this: (
Well, I have a problem with Mijobload
So I want you can upload these files
To (Media Fair) or (Rapidshare) or (hotfile) or any things

These files:
MEGAUPLOAD - The leading online storage and file delivery service
And :
MEGAUPLOAD - The leading online storage and file delivery service


And sorry for the inconvenience
With thank you
(Sorry, my native language is not English)

xRecovery 0.1 <-- here

Root Explorer 2.14.2 <-- here

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I make all the progress and i try to get to xrecovery but i can't....i turn off the phone and then reboot i push the back button but nothing happen...please help me...
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I make all the progress and i try to get to xrecovery but i can't....i turn off the phone and then reboot i push the back button but nothing happen...please help me...
Hi,

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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YouTube - How to install xRecovery on Xperia X8 2.1.1

Finally i made it... Problem is permissions thanks to this guy i finally achieved

BTW it took half a day for meh to find this video :S
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And that's it..... Have Fun!!!

Were you successful installing xRecovery using the Old Skool Method?
yepe!
after 3 hours booting and rebooting and replacing...
but, works.
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Gabeyong, i tried to root it but it just stuck there and say <killing ADB Server> and i waited for 30 min. Pls help me asap.
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Gabeyong, i tried to root it but it just stuck there and say <killing ADB Server> and i waited for 30 min. Pls help me asap.
Your Xperia X8 is not recognized by PC.
Make sure your X8 USB drivers are installed properly.

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How do I install X8 USB Drivers? I have the zip file but I can't seem to find the launcher.
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Thx I got it now.
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I have installed root explorer but it kept on saying "Restart App" why is it so?
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I have installed root explorer but it kept on saying "Restart App" why is it so?
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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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Hey Gabeyong, thanks so much for all your time and effort put into these threads, your a massive help to those of us out there who don't quite have the know how!
I've been following the steps and I've successfully rooted my phone using SuperOneClick but now...

1: I'm not sure exactly where 'root of sd' is as a location, I guessed it to be the '/sdcard' folder but after transferring rootexplorer over it doesnt show up in the folder at all..

2: After i unzipped xrecovery it came up with 2 folders named 'res' and 'sbin' with 3 other files named init.rd, init and default.prop... 27 files in total but one named busybox, chargemon or xrecovery.tar, very confused....

Any help at all would be great thank you!
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Hey Gabeyong, thanks so much for all your time and effort put into these threads, your a massive help to those of us out there who don't quite have the know how!
I've been following the steps and I've successfully rooted my phone using SuperOneClick but now...

1: I'm not sure exactly where 'root of sd' is as a location, I guessed it to be the '/sdcard' folder but after transferring rootexplorer over it doesnt show up in the folder at all..

2: After i unzipped xrecovery it came up with 2 folders named 'res' and 'sbin' with 3 other files named init.rd, init and default.prop... 27 files in total but one named busybox, chargemon or xrecovery.tar, very confused....

Any help at all would be great thank you!
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1: Yes, root of the SD card = /sdcard

2: yes, you only need 3 files - copy them to /system/bin (i.e. busybox, chargemon and xrecovery.tar)

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Sad hi i need help x8

well i done what it say install the busybox chargemon and xrecovery in the correct place i did root it for superuser the issue i am havin is near the last part where getting xrecovery to work did the back button ive been read other formers the they press volume but that what i heared i am hoping u can help because SE wont
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well i done what it say install the busybox chargemon and xrecovery in the correct place i did root it for superuser the issue i am havin is near the last part where getting xrecovery to work did the back button ive been read other formers the they press volume but that what i heared i am hoping u can help because SE wont
i even hear of app2sd but that seems a bit diffcult to use i guest
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can any1 help me to root x8 eclair using windows xp?? please?
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Hi,
Thks for the clear how to, however, i'm stuck quite in the begining...

running unbuntu 11.04 for my PC and adroid 2.1 on my X8
I managed to run superoneclick 1.9.1
I started rooting the x8 but I cant fininsh the procedure

I do see the <not successful - is your phone software higher than 2.0?> message
I click <yes>
but then I get stuck at "chmod psneuter"
I've been googling that a bit but cant find any solution, so I decided to come back here to ask...

any idea to help would be appreciated

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Hi,
Thks for the clear how to, however, i'm stuck quite in the begining...

running unbuntu 11.04 for my PC and adroid 2.1 on my X8
I managed to run superoneclick 1.9.1
I started rooting the x8 but I cant fininsh the procedure

I do see the <not successful - is your phone software higher than 2.0?> message
I click <yes>
but then I get stuck at "chmod psneuter"
I've been googling that a bit but cant find any solution, so I decided to come back here to ask...

any idea to help would be appreciated

thks
Hi,

I don't what went wrong but from superoneclick.org website

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The superoneclick program requires Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0+ or Mono v1.2.6+ for operating systems with native support:

Windows Vista
Windows 7
Ubuntu Hardy (8.04 LTS)
Ubuntu Jaunty (9.04)
Ubuntu Karmic (9.10)
Ubuntu Lucid (10.04 LTS)
Ubuntu Maverick (10.10)
Debian Lenny (5.0)
Debian Squeeze (testing)
Debian Sid (unstable)
Debian Experimental

You NEED to put your phone on USB Debugging mode
You NEED to install make sure the Android drivers for your phone are installed
Make sure you DO NOT mount your SD card.
If you still can't get something to run, try doing it in recovery mode.

UNQUOTE

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well of course I've been there, and tryed everthing they mentioned.
mono and all lib seems to be ok...
i've been following also
xda-developers - View Single Post - [APP]SuperOneClick v1.9.1 (Root, Unroot, Enable Non-Market App)

all this made me able to run superoneclick, and connect to the phone, but then get stuck...

thks anyway
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well of course I've been there, and tryed everthing they mentioned.
mono and all lib seems to be ok...
i've been following also
xda-developers - View Single Post - [APP]SuperOneClick v1.9.1 (Root, Unroot, Enable Non-Market App)

all this made me able to run superoneclick, and connect to the phone, but then get stuck...

thks anyway
You might want to try older version of superoneclick.apk

superoneclick.1.7.1.apk

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thks for the suggestion. in fact i tried the older version first, but stuck at chmod also

since i'm quite used to linux command i've been tring to root it manually following this, i'm almost there it seems...
got superuser installed but the su works only once from adb and then on next reboot it's gone...
tried z4root wich give me a black screen...
i'm affraid i'll be stuck with android 2.1 cos my patience is getting smaller

thks for the help anyway, is good to see someone answering
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thks for the suggestion. in fact i tried the older version first, but stuck at chmod also

since i'm quite used to linux command i've been tring to root it manually following this, i'm almost there it seems...
got superuser installed but the su works only once from adb and then on next reboot it's gone...
tried z4root wich give me a black screen...
i'm affraid i'll be stuck with android 2.1 cos my patience is getting smaller

thks for the help anyway, is good to see someone answering
Sorry it did not work out...

Have a look here... Xperia X8 Root

You might have to borrow a Windows PC to root your phone if this doesn't work out.
I borrowed my firend's Win7 laptop coz I only have a Mac.
Heh

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