POSTS TAGGED: Sony Ericsson Xperia X8

Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 Receives a KitKat Port

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Some of you may remember when Sony smartphones were still branded Sony-Ericsson, and when the OEM offered a long list of devices. These devices included the Sony Ericsson , X10 Mini and X10 Mini Pro, which proved to be a commercial success despite their locked bootloaders.

Now, over 3 years since release, Xperia X8 users are able to try out KitKat. Big credit should go to AndroidARMv6 Team guys who prepared the source and XDA Senior Member afi1982, who ported OmniROM to this small, but still kicking device. As it’s an initial release and due to some technical difficulties, a list of bugs is quite long. As you would expect various features like WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, auto brightness, and of course . . . READ ON »

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nAa JB Kernel and MiniCM10 ROM for the Xperia X8

MiniCM10 for Xperia X8

Ever since the release of Jelly Bean source code to AOSP, ports for various devices have been popping up frequently. Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 owners waiting to get a stable build of Jelly Bean on their devices need wait no longer, as  nAa Jelly Bean kernel and MiniCM10 ROM bring the latest version of Android and CyanogenMod 10 to their devices.

Developed by XDA Recognized Developer nobodyAtall, the nAa custom Jelly Bean Kernel prepares your X8 for Jelly Bean ROMs by setting up the custom partitioning required for JB ROM installation. It also comes bundled with ClockworkMod recovery. To install this kernel, you must have your bootloader unlocked. After that, proceed to the kernel installation, and you w. . . READ ON »

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Debian Linux on the Sony Ericsson Xperia X8

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Running an OS meant for a traditional computer on an Android phone is always an interesting experience. As such, most devices—even older ones—are given the option to load Linux at some point. This is the case for the Sony Ericsson Xperia X8, as it can now run Debian, and quite well, at that.

XDA Senior Member fotak-x posted the guide that not only includes instructions, but also download links for the files required and a Debian package that actually works on the aging X8. The process isn’t overly complicated either. With the simple instructions, users really only need a custom kernel and 4GB or larger SD Card. From there, users download the proper files and install VNC Viewer for Android, a. . . READ ON »

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Tweak for LG P500 Increases 3D Graphics Performance

LG P500

3D graphics performance on Android devices has increased dramatically in the last year or so. Some newer phones have very impressive benchmark scores, and many don’t even break a sweat while playing high quality games or emulators for consoles like Playstation and Nintento 64. Some older devices such as the LG P500 don’t have that kind of power, though, and require some help.

XDA Forum Member rk00064 has ported a method originally for the Xperia X8 that will help increase 3D graphics performance. The modification process is a relatively, and involves deleting the libGLES_android.so file from the phone, flashing the modified Adreno Lib files, and giving the build.prop a few tweaks to ge. . . READ ON »

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Tweak for CyanogenMod7 ROMs on the Xperia X8 Adds Faster Experience and New Features

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The unspoken motto of the modification world is that there is always more work to be done. No mod is ever complete, no tweak is ever the end-all be-all and no work is perfect. That’s why mods and tweaks exist, to make it all just a little bit better.

It is with this in mind that XDA Senior Member jimdem has released a tweak package for the Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 that takes the insanely popular CyanogenMod and, dare we say, makes it even better. The tweak package contains a number of modifications and very easy to install. Simply place the downloaded .zip file on your SD card and flash in ClockworkMod Recovery.

The features are plentiful, and include:

Optimized response/scrolling
Faster boot/shutdown
More fre

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