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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Jc0110, Jul 23, 2013.

  1. Jc0110

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    I have rooted my Sony Ericsson Xperia X8. And now I don't know how to install a custom ROM. I have chosen the ROM named update-cm-7.1.0-x8-signed from website CyanogenMod Downloads. It's a stable version which is used for Sony Ericsson Xperia X8. How to install it on my phone successfully?
     


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  3. FrothFrenzy

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    I know the answer to your question, but I would rather have you and anyone stumbling upon the thread to find out on your own.

    I don't jump to conclusions, but I'd say you already know what to do. You're just being too careful about the whole ordeal because you never had any experience with it before, so it would be simpler for someone to point the right way.

    If you soft-brick the phone, even better. Then you'll have to find out on your own how to repair it!

    However, a word of fair warning: Don't mess with the bootloader yet. If you do this wrong you can hard-brick your phone with no chance of easy recovery.
     
  4. Jc0110

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    I followed every step on [NEW SuperOneClick] Root, Install & Use xRecovery on Xperia X8 and had successfully rooted my phone. But then I wanted to install a Jelly Bean-based ROM on my phone instead of the suggestions given. I found and downloaded it from update-cm-7.1.0-X8-signed.zip then copied it to SD Card as what the post had written. I rebooted and used xRecovery to restore it to my phone but xRecovery couldn't find this zip file. I have no idea what to do next to install it to my phone. Any guideline?
     
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  6. FrothFrenzy

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    One thing to add is that all 4.0+ ROMs require custom kernels. Unlocking the bootloader is a dangerous thing to do which in my opinion is better to do without. Until you know your way around the rooted phone, that is.

    Keep it simple. Go to XDA and try any popular ROM from the original development. Something like GingerDX or FroyoBread based ROMs. Usually all you need is a recovery and a .zip file. Then experiment with it for a week until you learn everything about every module and every option it has to offer. Only then I would suggest messing with the bootloader and experimenting with various kernels.
     
  7. Jc0110

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    I have installed GingerXperiaV22 on my phone and it works well. But the only problem left is it seems to consume too much of battery. Is it normal that the phone's battery drops about 50% in 12 hours without running anything but just sleeping? Anyway, thanks for your guidance and reminders along my way installing custom ROM. :)
     
  8. FrothFrenzy

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    That doesn't sound normal. You should check the dev thread to see if there are similar experiences and if there's an easy fix. If the problem persists, change the ROM.
     
  9. Jc0110

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    Oh, okay. It seems to be better now as it doesn't consume too much of battery anymore. And now, I have some other questions.
    1. In order to save up my phone's storage to increase the performance of my phone, can I do a factory reset on my rooted phone? I have found out some articles claiming that factory reset could brick the phone, but some did not. So, which is the true statement?
    2. Will formatting SD card cause any effect on my phone?
    Thanks again. ;)
     
  10. FrothFrenzy

    FrothFrenzy Newbie

    Typically a factory reset won't remove root rights and won't brick your phone. It just removes /data and /cache while /system remains untouched. This means you also preserve your recovery. However, I did read that on some phones loss of root and a soft brick are a possibility. Can't tell if this is the case on the X8. If something happens you can still easily repair the phone. I don't prefer this kind of reset. I rather full wipe the phone and just flash the ROM from scratch. If you want space, flash a ROM that has less apps and supports moving apps to SD.

    Formatting SD card won't cause any effect - Android recreates the necessary folders on its own. If you moved any apps to the SD card, though, it would render them unusable after the format.
     

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