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Old April 7th, 2012, 01:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default [NEW ROMs] GingerElite v2 & PrimeHD 9.0 for X8

Hi,

UPDATE: There are 2 custom ROMs that are equally good at the moment for STOCK KERNEL.
Rather than start another thread, I thought I'd post both of them here... you be the judge which is better.

Still waiting for a good version of ICS 4.0+ to be ported to the Xperia X8...

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

GINGERELITE V2
GINGERELITE V2 Features:
* Stable and Fast
* Xperia S look
* Latest Xperia boot animation
* Some Xperia Apps & Icons
* Launcher with Xperia S dock
* Xperia S Ringtones & Audios
* Beats Audio
* Bravia Hack
* Multi-Touch for both Cypress and Synaptic
* Stable and fast
* And a lot of Xperia S stuff

PrimeHD 9.0
PrimeHD Features:
Built from CM Sources
Absolutely Clean
Great performance with 2D/3D
Better graphics rendering
SDCard optimizations: Normal speed upto ~12MB/s
Zip-Aligned for better RAM at boot
Deodexed
updater-scripts tweaks
build.prop tweaks
Edited framewok-res for better battery icons
Optimized PNGs
Also works on nAa kernel
Stock 2.3 Launcher
ICS Transitions
3MP Camera(Sample Photo)
Google Play
Awesome battery life
Beautiful Gallery based on QuickPic*
PrimeDX Settings: GingerDX Settings for PrimeHD with some optimizations, credits doixanh

Requirements:
* Rooted Xperia X8
* ClockworkMod Recovery*
* Baseband 015
* Sony Ericsson Stock Kernel

If you are stuck in a boot loop it's because you have got an old baseband xxx006
Download FlashTool and flash Baseband 015
OR follow the guide below:
[Guide] Using FlashTool to Root and Update Baseband 015 for X8

(A) Make a backup of whatever ROM you are using
1. Restart Xperia X8
2. Multiple click back button when SE logo appears
3. Go to Backup / Restore <click><backup>
4. When backup is complete <reboot> X8

(B) Installation of CUSTOM ROM:
1a. Download GingerElite V2 ROM OR GingerElite V2 ROM
1b. Download PrimeHD 6.0
1c. Download PrimeHD 9.0 and Stock Addons (required for PrimeHD v9.0)
2. Copy ROM to sdcard
3. Reboot to ClockworkMod Recovery*
4a. Wipe data/Factory Reset
4b. Wipe cache partition
5. Install custom zip (and for PrimeHD also install <stock addons>)
6. Reboot

NOTE*:
For those who do not have ClockworkMod Recovery
a) download ClockworkMod Recovery<-- here
b) flash the ClockworkMod Recovery zip file using xRecovery
c) reboot into ClockworkMod Recovery

Other Files You May Require:
Ice Cream Sandwich Lock Screen
Ice Cream Sandwich Wallpapers
Ice Cream Sandwich Live Wallpaper
Root Explorer
Astro File Explorer

Credits:
Like the Custom ROM... Please hit the THANKS button over @ XDA
GingerElite v2 by Xperia Fan
PrimeHD 6.0 by HAKA


cheers
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Reference Link:
GINGER ELITE XDA Developers Forum for the Screen Shots
PrimeHD 6.0 XDA Developers Forum for the Screenshots

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after installing gingerelite Rom im unable to use xRecovery n clockworkmod. please help how to use these options in x8.
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after installing gingerelite Rom im unable to use xRecovery n clockworkmod. please help how to use these options in x8.
Hi,

to access xRecovery menu
power down your X8
reboot and multiple press the <back> button

to access CWM menu
power down your x8
reboot and multiple press <volume up> or <volume down> button

cheers
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i want to know about ginger elite v2..it says that have a multitouch for synatic and cypress..it is correct multitouch i means, real multitouch?
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i want to know about ginger elite v2..it says that have a multitouch for synatic and cypress..it is correct multitouch i means, real multitouch?
Hi,

The Xperia X8 screen is a single touch screen.
So there is no real multi-touch for this phone, all are fakes.

But you have to consider the level of integration with the software.
Most multi-touch are at the system level and some have multi-touch at selected software level.

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what stock kernel mean my phone baseband ends with 015 not 06 but i still can't get what stock kernel mean
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which Rom is the best
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i installed primeHD6 after i did that i can't access xrecovery or clockworkmod when i press back button or volume up stock at sony Ericsson white
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i'm stuck and need to bak to my previous ROM and i don't know how to do this
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i'm stuck and need to bak to my previous ROM and i don't know how to do this
Hi,

Best thing to do is to copy the three xRecovery files to your SD Card and then copy them back to your /system/bin using Root Explorer.

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I tried this ROM but the problem is the lack of a pre-installed File Explorer. You need to download from Google Play first (I did not have internet access during that time so I was forced to use GingerFast instead)
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I tried this ROM but the problem is the lack of a pre-installed File Explorer. You need to download from Google Play first (I did not have internet access during that time so I was forced to use GingerFast instead)
Hi,

Thanks for the feedback.
I have added 2 file explorers for those who don't have internet access.

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i really want to upgrade my phone into any of the available ROMs out there.
but i have some problems.

"unlock bootloader"

do i really need to do this?
i am following the videos of technewsweekly on youtube,
i really want to do those stuffs but the unlock bootloader thing is stopping me.
can someone enlighten me bout this thing?
thanks!
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i really want to upgrade my phone into any of the available ROMs out there.
but i have some problems.

"unlock bootloader"

do i really need to do this?
i am following the videos of technewsweekly on youtube,
i really want to do those stuffs but the unlock bootloader thing is stopping me.
can someone enlighten me bout this thing?
thanks!
Hi,

You have to unlock bootloader if you are flashing custom kernels.

Some custom roms are developed to run with custom roms.
All my guides are written for custom roms with STOCK Kernel.
You don't have to unlock bootloader.

Once you unlock bootloader there is no reverting back and you void the warranty on your phone.

So for owners of Xperia X8 who are still under warranty (don't unlock bootloader) you can try a custom rom and revert back the original SE Android Eclair 2.1.1 using PC Companion and warranty will cover any defects.

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pls help me i tried to fix it in my own way but I can't hehehe why is that??? pls reply asap
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Hi gabeyong! Thanks for the great rom.

I've installed it few hours ago and i found that wifi doesnt work. (802.1x EAP with username and password @ my college). Plus, 3G connection is not that good as before. The rest are all fine. Looking forward to your next fix and future amazing roms.
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i can not start rom b coz i tuci the androud to begin in rom PrimeHD 8.0 but do not work yet what i do!!
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3G connection is not work in gingerelitev2
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Hi guys,

Yes, PrimeHD 8.0 has some bugs.
I was told that a newer version is coming out that will resolve some of the bugs first week of June. So I will update when the new version comes out.

I am still waiting for ICS 4.0+ to be ready. It is in beta 1 stage of development.

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Hi guys,

Yes, PrimeHD 8.0 has some bugs.
I was told that a newer version is coming out that will resolve some of the bugs first week of June. So I will update when the new version comes out.

I am still waiting for ICS 4.0+ to be ready. It is in beta 1 stage of development.

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3G connection is not work in gingerelitev2
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i installed primeHD8 after i did that i can't access xrecovery or clockworkmod when i press back button or volume up stock at sony Ericsson white.plz help
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i installed primeHD8 after i did that i can't access xrecovery or clockworkmod when i press back button or volume up stock at sony Ericsson white.plz help
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Hi,

Use Flashtool to flash original SE rom
Use Flashtool to root & install xRecovery.
Use xRecovery to flash new custom rom

I am using GingerDX v22 for now.

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Hi gabe... what does "Sony Ericsson Stock Kernel" means? if im using the gingerxperia v3 does it means that I can use this ROM already by using the xRecovery?
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Hi gabe... what does "Sony Ericsson Stock Kernel" means? if im using the gingerxperia v3 does it means that I can use this ROM already by using the xRecovery?
Hi,

Stock Kernel means you have not unlock bootloader and flashed a custom kernel (e.g. nAa or Alfs Kernel).

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hi gabe thnx dat u suggested me to use GingerDXv22 for my Sony Ericsson x8(shakira) its gud, But Der r some bugs in it like file transfer via Bluetooth s not possible . Battery gets drained soon etc . Can u suggest me very good custom ROM which works fine wit all aspects ,fast etc . thnx
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using gingerelite v2 is good..known bugs auto rotate screen somtimes it does'nt come back to the original display..installing too many apps let the customrom response slow..using go launcher in this rom really is a big pain in the ass..but totally happy with the multi touch with my sypnatics digitizer..
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what are the CPU frequencies in the GingerElite?

im now using gingerxperia and it was great rom, im using it for a year now, my only problem is, when i install an app that it will be going restart itself "OFF" and "ON" again, my cpu frequency is gone back to default which is 600, and when i will set it again to 748mhz and going to restart it myself, it will return into 600, so all i do is to reset the phone and not to install app that it will restart itself again, what a tiring day to reset it,

anyone who experienced it?
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good rom i will try it
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my wifi is not stable after installing ginger elite v2 in my xperia x8...it wil connet thn after some time it wil disconnect....can anyone say solution of this problem??
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Hi,

I installed Ginger elite v2 on my xperia x8 and everything looks good.Thanks for the ROM.

But am not able to install any new app from market..it is getting rebooted when the app is in installing stage.I tried apk install aswell but still no luck..please help..

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Hi,

Use Flashtool to flash original SE rom
Use Flashtool to root & install xRecovery.
Use xRecovery to flash new custom rom

I am using GingerDX v22 for now.

cheers
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How can i flash the original rom? Can I intall the gingerbread ?



It gives me this erra qhen i try to flash the rom
ERR_CLASS="SECURITY_CLASS";ERR_DYNAMIC="SIN header verification failed"�
19/010/2012 13:10:48 - ERROR - Error flashing. Aborted
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How can i flash the original rom? Can I intall the gingerbread ?



It gives me this erra qhen i try to flash the rom
ERR_CLASS="SECURITY_CLASS";ERR_DYNAMIC="SIN header verification failed"�
19/010/2012 13:10:48 - ERROR - Error flashing. Aborted
if you cannot flash... use PC COmpanion.
But.... it will reset your phone to original unrooted phone.

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