How to Install Recovery on Rooted Xperia X10 with Android 2.1,Eclair-Step by Step Guide

It’s been a tough time for Xperia X10 owners as Sony Ericsson locked down everything quite perfectly and it took ages for dev’s to get root on it. But still at this point also we don’t have the bootloader cracked for Xperia X10. Which mens the Custom ROMs are not yet possible on X10.
But then Dev’s found a a workaround to install Custom ROMs on Xperia X10. It is done by Hijacking Boot Sequence! Well, then the only problem that we are presently stuck at this point is that we can not install Custom Kernels on Xperia X10. So the Custom Roms for Xperia X10 would be still based on Sony Ericsson’s Kernel. Okay to be pretty straight forward we won’t see Multi-touch on Xperia X10 until the Bootloader is cracked! 🙁

But for now, as we have a way to hijack the Boot Sequence we can run or install Custom Rom’s on Xperia X10. We Already saw a Custom 2.2,Froyo Rom for Xperia X10 which performs quite nicely if you don’t consider the unimplemented things like Audio, Video, Camera & Other stuff. Based on it and Cyanogen’s recovery source, XDA Dev zdzihu, developed a Custom Recovery for Xperia X10 which makes installing Custom Rom and taking backup of these pretty easy. 🙂

How to Install Recovery on Rooted Xperia X10 with Android 2.1,Eclair

You’ll Need :
– Xperia X10 Must Be Rooted : Easy Root Instructions for Xperia X10 with Android 2.1, Eclair
– Stable BusyBox Version Installed – Preferably Installed from the Market
– GScript Lite – Install from Android Market
– xRecovery 0.0.1-beta : Download
– Root Explorer : Optional

Steps to Install Recovery on Rooted Xperia X10 :
– Install Gscript Lite from Android Market
– Download xRecovery 0.0.1-beta and Unpack the contents inside the Root of SD Card. ( Not inside any Folder ) This would unpack and create a gscript folder on your SD Card.
– Open GScript -> Press Menu Button -> Add Script -> Load file -> Select -> Save.
– Click on xrecovery
– This should execute the inside gsript folder. If for some reason it doesn’t then follow the next step else skip it.
– Open Root Explorer and Goto SDCard -> gscript and click on and click “Execute” from the pop-up box.
– You can now See the Recovery at the StartUp when you press Back Button at the first apprearance of Sony Ericsson on the Screen at the startup. 🙂 Enjoy! 🙂

[ Update ]
The Latest release for xRecovery features an apk file which isntall the recovery on your Xperia X10 Phone without any problems. It’s a one click solution to install Recovery on your Xperia X10. Although, to install recovery on Xperia X10, it must be rooted and Busybox must be installed.
Download Link : Latest Recovery v0.2 for Xperia X10 apk file

Features of Recovery on Xperia X10

ADB root shell
– Reboot
– Install from SD Card
– Factory reset (full wipe)
– Wipe cache partition
– Install custom zip
– Backup and Restore
– Partition tools
– Mount/unmount partitions
– Format partitions
– Mount as USB Storage
– Advanced options
– Wipe Dalvik cache
– Wipe battery stats
– Fix permissions for apps (FC fix)

Use VOLUME-UP and VOLUME-DOWN to browse, HOME to select, BACK to go back.

If you face any problem installing this Recovery for Xperia X10, feel free to ask me in the comments. Please remember that this is not compatible with Dual Booting of Custom Rom’s for Xperia X10. So, if you have previously installed Custom Android 2.2, Froyo for Xperia X10 please un-install it before you apply this. This Recovery will Help you install any Custom Rom on Xperia X10 be it Gingerbread of Froyo or any other! Stay tuned for Further Updates. 🙂
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14 thoughts on “How to Install Recovery on Rooted Xperia X10 with Android 2.1,Eclair-Step by Step Guide

  1. 1) I downloaded the file xrecovery-0.0.1-beta.tar.bz2

    What is a file?

    Does this file need to be unzipped first, or does GScript lite do that?

    2) GScript lite appears to have no function it displays stuff, do I have to purchase the real deal?


  2. I don’t understand what does recovery really does, is it somehow like choosing whether to boot the phone to sony 2.1, ASOP 2.1, froyo 2.2? I’m planning to install ASOP 2.1 Custom Rom, do I still need to install recovery? I had root, JIT my phone, planning to app2sd my phone since my phone memory left around 40mb, so by install ASOP will I lose my JIT, root? Should I app2sd first or install 2.1 ROM first?

    1. No i guess ASOP 2.1 rom is JIT Enabled! And if you flash a new rom, it would obviously wipe all your customizations or anything you did to your phone since you bought it. It would be like a new phone with the ASOP ROM. Look for features that ASOP Rom has and if you want them or not!
      And Recovery is a way to install Custom Rom’s & Make complete backup of your Current Rom. ( plus other many features that i listed above! )

    1. Unix-like operating systems usually include tools to support tar files, as well as utilities commonly used to compress them, such as gzip and bzip2. In contrast, Microsoft Windows includes neither graphical nor command-line tools for reading or creating these formats, requiring the use of third-party tools like Archive eXchange or 7-Zip.

  3. I have flashed, rooted, and installed Recovery, I also updated to Froyo 2.2. Everything was fine until I rebooted, it got stuck on the boot screen. I have tried installing an older version and still it is stuck on the boot screen. My phone is a Sony Ericsson Xperia X10a, I would appreciate any help I can get in this matter.

    Thank You

    Shawanda Wells

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