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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by iandroid123, Sep 18, 2011.

  1. iandroid123

    iandroid123 Newbie
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    I have a X10i with android version 2.3.3.. Will rooting my phone bring me to the lower version? Will my downloaded applications be removed?

    Any other consequences? Please tell me as I am considering to root my phone.
     

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  2. 916x10

    916x10 Android Enthusiast

    No and No. Rooting simply allows you root level access to the file structure of your phone.
     
  3. iandroid123

    iandroid123 Newbie
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    Then should I root? After rooting, will I be able to receive official updates from Sony Ericsson PC Suite?
     
  4. 916x10

    916x10 Android Enthusiast

    Yes! Rooting is what makes these phones come alive, allowing you to install apps you can't use when not rooted and allowing you to customize your phone to your liking. Don't worry about receiving official updates from SE cause Gingerbread was the last update we're getting, officially at least :D

    So root that thing, then flash a custom rom, I highly suggest Wolfbreak Xperia TW Gingerbread v6.0s....it's a custom rom that's super fast, super smooth, super stable and super sexy! I've been using it since v3.0 and love everything about it.
     
  5. iandroid123

    iandroid123 Newbie
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    Can you please give me the link then?
     
  6. i_rock69

    i_rock69 Newbie

    Great Ive rooted, dloaded xrecovery and done a back up, but following your link above I have 5 kernal options, I am not getting a description of which does what.

    I am guessing that I do not install all 5......


    DAmn nice Eagle graphic, thanks, but there goes Vick again, should have kept Kolb.

    Thanks for the help again.
     
  7. 916x10

    916x10 Android Enthusiast

    Nice! Glad it worked out for you. As for the kernel options, I'd stick with stock unless you don't mind working out a few bugs. Not very many custom kernel installs are clean with no problems and it sometimes takes a minute to get them worked out. The stock kernel will be v6.0.0s.

    I'm a lifelong 49ers fan, I only have the Eagles stuff on my phone cause my son's football team is the Eagles and they have the same logo. Yeah, Vick just can't catch a break huh? No pun intended :D
     
  8. iandroid123

    iandroid123 Newbie
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    I really don't know what to download to root my phone.. Can someone please post the exact links for those files that I need to download?

    I've watched the video tutorial about Flashing Wolf's Tweaked v2.3 Gingerbread Firmware.. It seems like he's downgrading the phone from 2.3 to 2.1.. Isn't it?

    @916x10
    What android version are you running on your phone now?
     
  9. iandroid123

    iandroid123 Newbie
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    I am still afraid to root my phone because I don't really understand those steps..

    @916x10, since you've just rooted your phone, can you please pm me with how you did it?

    Thank you.
     
  10. 916x10

    916x10 Android Enthusiast

    @iandroid I'm running WB Xperia Gingerbread v6.0.0s

    In order for u to run this you need to root ur phone and have xRecovery installed prior to. Google "doomlord root method" and u should find the best rooting tutorial, its what I used to root mine, then I followed the steps in the link I posted to get the WB rom up and running. My best advice to you, READ! You do not want to get spoonfed this stuff, familiarize yourself with whats needed and keep it simple until you build up ur knowledge and abilities.
     
  11. iandroid123

    iandroid123 Newbie
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  12. 916x10

    916x10 Android Enthusiast

    Did u post that cause ur proud of being a quitter or because u still want help getting it done?
     
  13. iandroid123

    iandroid123 Newbie
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    Of course I Need Help.. Come on 916x10.. I'm not a quitter..
     
  14. 916x10

    916x10 Android Enthusiast

    Haha, EXACTLY what I wanted to hear! I'm at work right now but I'll help u get this done this evening if ur available.
     
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  15. iandroid123

    iandroid123 Newbie
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    Mind to shoot me via email or PM?
     
  16. 916x10

    916x10 Android Enthusiast

    It's pretty simple man, let me hook you up with the link. Just make sure to follow the instructions tit for tat. If you aren't sure about something, don't proceed. Read the tutorial first, get familiar with it, where things are located, what you need to do, what you're gonna need to do next, etc. If you follow the directions as listed, you'll be fine.

    [How-To] Rooting & Installing Recovery on X10 Official SE GB [Picture & Video Guide] - xda-developers

    I can't stess enough, make sure you are well aware of not only the current step in the process but also the next step so you know what to do if/when something happens sooner than you expect it to. Let me know if you have any questions. There's a few of us here who have followed this tutorial now and can help if need be.
     
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  17. iandroid123

    iandroid123 Newbie
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    Thanks and I've got it done! LOVE YOU 917x10!
     
  18. 916x10

    916x10 Android Enthusiast

    Awesome! Glad I could help
     
  19. iandroid123

    iandroid123 Newbie
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    That's about rooting the phone only..
    I encounter another problem now..

    I don't know how to install Wolfs ROM on my phone and I couldn't get into xrecovery mode. I got fed up touching the phone for trying to get into xrecovery mode..

    Please help for installing Wolfs ROM and getting into Recovery Mode..
     
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