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amnher
Posts: 69
Registered: ‎2011-09-30

X8/W8 update for froyo not coming to life is unfair

There are so low end phones like Cherry mobile candy and candy chat which has froyo even though it has slower processor, ram and memory are the same

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uliwooly
Posts: 48,925
Registered: ‎2010-07-03

Re: X8/W8 update for froyo not coming to life is unfair

you have few options

1) if you want

apps2SD on 2.1

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=800555

"I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not." Kurt Cobain (1967-1994)

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uliwooly
Posts: 48,925
Registered: ‎2010-07-03

Re: X8/W8 update for froyo not coming to life is unfair

you could install a custom ROM

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=914513

don't forget to mark the Correct & Helpful Answers

"I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not." Kurt Cobain (1967-1994)

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amnher
Posts: 69
Registered: ‎2011-09-30

Re: X8/W8 update for froyo not coming to life is unfair

Yeah I have already done those things but it seems no Custom Rom is as stable as the official release... :smileysad: that's why if there would be at least a last update for X8 especially W8 wherein it only released this year

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uliwooly
Posts: 48,925
Registered: ‎2010-07-03

Re: X8/W8 update for froyo not coming to life is unfair

how about SE android 2.1 and then this

Guide to using Link2SD on your Xperia smartphone

This guide may seem lengthy, but trust us when we say it is straightforward. All steps have been documented which makes it look daunting. Read each section carefully and follow the steps outlined to install Link2SD.

1. PREPARATION
Please make sure you have completed all of the following before starting the tutorial.

On your PC:
– Install the necessary drivers for your Xperia smartphone onto your PC/laptop. The easiest way to do this is to ensure that Sony Ericsson PC Companion is installed on your PC. Once installed, connect your phone to complete the process.
– Download and install MiniTool Partition Wizard onto your PC or laptop.

On your Xperia:
– Enable USB de-bugging mode: Setting –> Applications –> Development –> Tick ‘USB debugging’
– Enable the ability to install unknown apps: Setting –> Applications –> Tick ‘Unknown sources’
– Install Link2SD from Android Market onto your Xperia smartphone. It is a free download.

2. ROOT

3. BACKUP MEMORY CARD
As we will be creating a partition on your microSD memory card, make sure you create a backup just in case anything goes wrong.

a) Create a new folder on your PC and name it anything you want, such as ‘SD_Backup’

b) Connect your phone to the PC, navigate to your memory card and copy the contents to the backup folder.

4. CREATE SECONDARY PARTITION
You now need to create a secondary partition on your microSD memory card that will enable you to use Link2SD.

Note: We will use MiniTool Partition Wizard to create a secondary partition on your microSD card. This partition can be ext2, ext3, ext4 or FAT32. We will use FAT32 as it is supported on all phones and should lead to less troubleshooting later. You can use any partition manager of your choosing, but the steps below guide you through MiniTool Partition Wizard.

There is no need to wipe your memory card when going through this process, just ensure you have at least 0.5GB to 1.0GB of free space to make it worthwhile. You also do not need to use a microSD card adaptor as the process below creates the partition whilst the phone is connected to your PC.

a) Connect your handset to the PC via USB and then launch MiniTool. You should see the details pop up under ‘Disk 2′.

MiniTool Xperia

b) Click on the memory card under Disk 2 in MiniTool and then in the left pane, press ‘Move/Resize Partition’. On the blue bar under ‘Size and Location’, move the right arrow towards the left to create the size of the secondary partition desired. In the example below we created a secondary partition with 1018.63MB of space. This value can also be typed in manually in ‘Unallocate Space After’.

MiniTool Xperia

c) Once this is done you should see that your memory card is now split into two partitions under Disk 2 of MiniTool. Right click this new partition and then press ‘Create’.

MiniTool Xperia

If you see this pop-up below, just press ‘Yes’ to continue.

MiniTool Xperia

d) You should then see this ‘Create New Partition’ window. Under ‘Create As’ click Primary and then under ‘File System’ click FAT32. Leave the cluster size as default and you can assign whichever drive letter you want. Once finished press OK.

MiniTool Xperia

e) This should bring you back to the main MiniTool screen. Now hit the ‘Apply’ button on the top-left of the screen, denoted by a tick symbol.

MiniTool Xperia

This will bring up another pop-up window and will take several minutes to both resize and create the secondary partition.

MiniTool Xperia

If successful, you should see message below. Congratulations your card is ready to use in conjunction with Link2SD.

MiniTool Xperia

5. LINK2SD
This application makes it easy for users with root privileges on their phone to move applications to the SD card.

a) Open the Link2SD app on your phone. You should be greeted with the following menu, check the FAT32 option and click OK.

Link2SD Guide for Xperia

You will then see the Superuser Request, click ‘Allow’.

Link2SD Guide for Xperia

Once you see the following message, restart your phone. The app should now be ready to use.

Link2SD Guide for Xperia

b) To make sure everything is installed correctly. Click the Menu button and go to ‘Storage Info’. This will show you the internal memory and your two partitions on the memory card. In our case, you can see that the second partition has 1GB free.

Link2SD Guide for Xperia

c) Now you need to move the apps of your choice to the memory card. Click the Menu button and press ‘Multi-select’.

Link2SD Guide for Xperia

Choose which apps you want to move by clicking the tick box next to the app. System apps are greyed out and cannot be selected. Link2SD can only move apps that are already on the internal memory. If you have apps already on your SD card, you will need to move them back to the internal memory before you can link them with Link2SD.

Link2SD Guide for Xperia

If you want to move all of your apps, pressing the menu button will bring up another menu allowing you to do this.

Link2SD Guide for Xperia

d) Once you have chosen which apps you want to move, you then need to hit the menu button and press ‘Actions’, which will bring up the following menu. Press ‘Create Link’.

Link2SD Guide for Xperia

Leave all three check boxes ticked and press OK. Link2SD will now do its work and move/link the selected apps to your memory card.

Link2SD Guide for Xperia

Once finished, you should see that the apps you have moved have ‘Linked -> SD Card’ in red font in the Link2SD app list. Reboot your phone.

Link2SD Guide for Xperia

e) Congratulations your phone is now using Link2SD! You should now go to Settings by pressing the menu button and configure how you would like Link2SD to work. The main decision here is whether you want to Auto Link newly installed apps to the memory card. Given that you’ve gone through the hassle of installing Link2SD we suggest you enable Auto Link and make worrying about your internal memory a thing of the past.

Link2SD Guide for Xperia

Special Thanx to the Xperiablog

http://www.xperiablog.net/2011/12/12/link2sd-guide-never-worry-about-internal-memory-limits-again/

"I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not." Kurt Cobain (1967-1994)

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uliwooly
Posts: 48,925
Registered: ‎2010-07-03

Re: X8/W8 update for froyo not coming to life is unfair

or try all the ROMs available and post it here so other X8 and W8 users can do the same

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1379754

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=914513

"I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not." Kurt Cobain (1967-1994)

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amnher
Posts: 69
Registered: ‎2011-09-30

Re: X8/W8 update for froyo not coming to life is unfair

I'm so thankful that you are helping me a lot... Actually I already tried link2sd,app2sd, all custom roms and I returned to stock rom. but what I'm saying is the possibility of having an official froyo on X8/W8... Cherry mobile candy which is the same ram and have 415Mhz. of processor have froyo, cherry mobile orbit also has lesse processor but they have froyo. How come that the Cherry mobile can do it and SE cannot? it is just so illogical. Cherry mobile candy has lower specs except that it is a dual sim. But it has froyo. So weird... The Mods are saying that the ram and internal memory is the issue but how come Cherry mobile candy can run froyo... How come custom roms even gingerbread can run in X8/W8?

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uliwooly
Posts: 48,925
Registered: ‎2010-07-03

Re: X8/W8 update for froyo not coming to life is unfair

I agree with you read this thread I made

http://talk.sonyericsson.com/message/121814#121814

"I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not." Kurt Cobain (1967-1994)

Anonymous(anon)
Posts: 0

Re: X8/W8 update for froyo not coming to life is unfair

Really Nice description buddy.. I'm so satisfy after read this. Becaus now I can do it clearly. I saw many ways to do this but no one helpful like this.

Thanks Once again...:smileyhappy:

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uliwooly-wooly
Posts: 7,347
Registered: ‎2011-09-08

Re: X8/W8 update for froyo not coming to life is unfair

Anytime :smileyhappy: