As i say rooting has always to be the last option as far as android phones are considered. If you are aware of the fact that you loose warranty of your phone and still you are daring to do so . Then surely you can go ahead. This is a step by step guide on how to install android 2.2 in sony xperia x8.
*Note:- If you are lucky it will work else your phone can be damaged.
- If you don’t have Sony Xperia drivers installed here is the download link.
- If you are aware about some settings then you will have to enable the debugging mode on your Mobile Settings>Applications>Development>USB Debugging.
- You will need to register but you need to download the latest version of SuperOneClick.zip for windows.
- Extract the file and place it to the root of your phone directory
- Plug your phone in to your PC and turn on USB debugging. DO NOT MOUNT THE SD CARD!!!
- Open the folder with the SuperOneClick contents and double click “SuperOneClick.exe”
- Run the program and click on Root and wait for some time
Installing Android 2.2 on xperia x8
Backup your phone
- Switch of you phone for a while.
- Ones you switch it on press the BACK button multiple times so that a screen will popup.
- In the same menu select BACKUP and RESTORE option
- This will actually create a backup of you phone on the SD card.
- Copy all the files on the local drive of your computer
Installing 2.2 Froyo
- Create a folder on your desktop with any name. Let us consider its xproot
- Now download the Android 2.2 Froyo Custom ROM and extract that in the folder you have just created.
- Connect your xperia x8 to the computer using USB
- Select “Open Folder to view files” in the Autoplay box and then click on OK.
- Now Go To backup folder present inside the xRecovery 0.1 folder (xrecovery – > backup)
- Copy the “Android Froyo Custom ROM’s to the backup folder from the xproot
- Ones it is done disconnect your phone from the PC and power it off for a while
- Now similarly switch on your phone and keep pressing the BACK button continuously which will take you to the xrecovery menu.
- If you want to backup your phone then follow the above instructions.
- Still click on the backup and restore option in which you will be able to see two options.
- Backup your phone.
- “Android Froyo Custom ROM” file
- Select the 2nd option that is Android Froyo Custom ROM .
- Ones you select it, Android 2.2 froyo will start getting installed on you xperia x8.
- Be patient have a smoke or a cup of coffee and come back.
- Till the time you are back you will have it installed in your mobile.
- From the menu select Reboot option.
- Ones your phone is started you will see Android 2.2 on it.
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