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  1. cwepruk

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    So I used Xrecovery a few months back, loaded a custom ROM. Now I'm ready for a 2.2 Rom and Xrecovery won't boot.

    I then downloaded a new copy, updated busybox, and re-installed it (got the three green check marks), but the phone stillo won't boot into Xrecovery. I can press the back button like mad when the SE lettering pops up, but no luck.
     

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    I think I had a similar problem.

    I had 2.1 installed...then multi touch came out...I didn't upgrade....then I tried to install a custom ROM that had been built for 2.1 multitouch.

    Then I selected the ROM and next time I rebooted the phone it didn't allow me to get back to xRecovery.

    I suggest you reflash and root....then xRecovery might come back.

    Probably want to do this - http://androidforums.com/x10-all-things-root/272949-flashtool-guide-how-n00bies.html#post2243502

    Then see if xRecovery comes back.
     
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    Just in case you forgot how to use it: make sure you keep the Back button pressed right after "Sony Ericsson" appears on the screen, and release. Do it again, and again. The menu should appear. I usually keep each shot pushed down for half a second.
     
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    I do that and nothing. I've used it about 20 times before, but i didn't touch it for about 2 months and it just won't wake up - even after i reinstalled busybox and xrecovery.
     
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    Nothing?

    I'm stuck not being able to flash new roms?
     
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    I think I did that to my phone when I installed a custom ROM that had a new version of Android and firmware for multitouch.

    When I went to go check the version of Android I have installed on my phone I noticed that my phone was missing a section in About Android....Firmware was missing.

    I had to do this - http://androidforums.com/x10-all-things-root/272949-flashtool-guide-how-n00bies.html#post2243502

    I did a reflash, and now everything is working. I selected Generic version 2.1update1 build 2.0.A.0.504
     
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    Hi guys, i'm having trouble to get to the boot screen.

    I have installed xrecovery - first using the flashtool and i wasn't sure so i used the xrecovery installer - the result was that i had xrecovery installed. Also checked if busybox is installed and it is.
    I have tried the method above and no luck, I have tried to press the back button repeatedly many times and also just holding down the back button - still not getting to the boot menu.

    Any help Please guys.

    I only rooted yesterday and i want to get a full nandroid backup before i load a ROM, thank you.
     
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    You should be holding the back button immediately after you see the Sony Ericsson logo. But if it doesn't work, then it might not have taken.

    You followed instructions here -

    [RECOVERY] xRecovery 1.0.0 | NEW FEATURES | 30/05/2011 - xda-developers

    Got the file from the 137th page of posts in that thread?

    I would try again...or try with the other version of Android....reroot and flash
     
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    I have looked at the link and can't see the download for the apk...
     
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    cheers mate, works a treat. I think my version was 0.3 and the flashtool copy didn't work either. hopefully tomrw I can create a backup and install a rom.
     

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