Update SE Xperia X8-E15i to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean


The Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 is a mid-range 3G Android smartphone developed by Sony Ericsson in the Xperia series in released in Q4 2010. It is sold in many countries worldwide, including the United States on AT&T Mobility and low-end pay-monthly contracts in the UK. It originally shipped running Android 1.6 but was upgraded in early 2011 to Android 2.1.
Sony Ericsson has made its own custom overlay on the Android system using an optimized version of the UX (user experience) interface, which consists of design elements, themes and custom applications. The four corners of the screen have replaceable shortcuts for commonly used applications. The main application is Sony Ericsson Timescape, a social networking application that combines messages from Facebook, Twitter,SMS and email into a flowing column on the home screen. Photos may be attached to contacts or sent to a Facebook account. The phone contains expected smartphone applications, and Wisepilot Navigation Software, Google Maps, YouTube, Sony's PlayNow Arena and TrackID (to identify a song by recording a small part of it.

Make sure you have installed all your USB drivers for the SE Xperia X8-E15i  to connect it with the computer. Apart from just the USB drivers, there are a few more things that you need to take care of.
1. You need to enable USB debugging mode. This helps to connect your Android phone with the PC.
2. Your phone battery should be 80-85% charged. If your phone goes off suddenly because of battery, during flashing ROMs or installing mods and updates — your phone might go dead permanently. 
3. Backup all your important data that you might need as soon as your flash a new ROM, or make a backup for just in case, you never know when anything might go wrong. See below on how to backup data.
Now, let’s proceed with the tutorial on the next page and update SE Xperia X8-E15i to Android 4.1.2 CM10 Jelly Bean custom firmware.
To Remember:
  • This tutorial is only for installing Android 4.1.2 CM10 Jelly Bean on  SE Xperia X8-E15i . Please do not try on any other Galaxy S III variants.
  • Your phone should be rooted and have ClockworkMod recovery installed from before.
  • This tutorial will wipe out all your data. Proceed at your own risk.
  • Perform a Dalvik Cache wipe before proceeding from the recovery mode.
  • Make sure you backup all your data in your phone before proceeding.
Complete Step-By-Step Instructions:
Step 1 - Download Android 4.1.2 CM10 Jelly Bean ROM and Google Apps for Galaxy S III to your computer.
Step 2 - Connect and mount your SE Xperia X8-E15i USB memory on your computer using the USB cable.
Step 3 - Now copy/paste the downloaded Android 4.1.2 ROM zip and Google Appsfiles to your SD card. Make sure the files are in the SD card root (not in any folder).
Step 4 - Then turn OFF your phone and disconnect from the USB cable.
Step 5 - Now to get in the Recovery Mode. Switch ON the phone while pressing and holding Volume Up + Home + Power buttons together.
Step 6 - In ClockworkMod recovery, perform a full data wipe first. Then scroll down to “flash zip from SD card” and press the Power button to select it.
Step 7 - Press the Power button again and select “choose zip from sdcard”.
Step 8 -Now using your volume keys, navigate to the Android 4.1.2 ROM zip file that you copied to your SD card and select it using the Power button. Confirm theinstallation on the next screen and the installation procedure should start now.
NOTE: Repeat this step for the Google Apps zip file as well.
Step 9 - After the installation completes, go to “+++++Go Back” and reboot the phone by selecting “reboot system now” from the recovery menu. The phone will boot now and it might take about 5 minutes to boot on your first time. So, please wait.
That’s it! Your  SE Xperia X8-E15i  should now have Android 4.1.2 CM10 Jelly Beancustom ROM installed on your phone! Go to Settings > About phone to verify.
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  1. does your memory card is still when you install this rom?

  2. does your memory card is still detected by your phone when you install this rom?

  3. hey. how I I downgrade my phone android version from 4.1.2 to 2.1

  4. u can downgrade from version 4.1.2 to 2.1 just simply use sony update service. . .

  5. Thank dude, but my Wifi not working. Why? Did u have a solution for that?? Urgent!!

  6. I can't download all files u describe.

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  8. i cant enter my phone to recovery mode , what should i do ?

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