Rooting and installing android 2.2 in sony xperia x8 / walkman

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.
  1.  Backup your phone.
  2. “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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8 Responses to "Rooting and installing android 2.2 in sony xperia x8 / walkman"

  1. al says:

    Translate from: English
    (xperiax8) I can not press the BACK button multiple times so that a screen will popup ..? hanphone whether I have a problem?

  2. paul says:

    Dear friend,
    if u back up your present ROM ….before installing this —–> can prevent from damage

  3. prateek says:

    Thanx for the info Paul :)

  4. mimiee says:

    my xperia have done becoming android 2.2 but the aeroplane mod can’t off .. . . why.. ?

  5. mwakee says:

    I had the same problem as mimiee. The phone stayed in airplane mode. I wasn’t able to make changes in the set-up, Fortunately I had installed xrecovery and backed up the phone so I was able to revert it. The android update looked great, I just wish I was able to use it.

  6. prateek says:

    Thanks for the update, we will get back with a handy solution on this very soon

  7. mwakee says:

    I tried the process again but this time used a file called Floyo 1.0 that I found and it worked perfectly! So thank you Prateek for teaching me the correct process to use. There must have just been something wrong with the version of Froyo that I downloaded.

  8. prateek says:

    No problem Man, feed back appreciated… :)

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