Download and Install CyanogenMod 9 (Android 4.0.3 ICS ROM) On Xperia X8, X10 Mini, X10 Mini Pro [How-To]

Download and Install CyanogenMod 9 (Android 4.0.3 ICS ROM) On Xperia X8, X10 Mini, X10 Mini ProDownload and Install CyanogenMod 9 (Android 4.0.3 ICS ROM) On Xperia X8, X10 Mini, X10 Mini Pro

Xperia X8, X10 Mini, X10 Mini Pro owners, you are not out of the game yet! Though these android handsets are quite old now but that doesn’t mean they can’t get taste of latest Android OS. XDA Developer  paul-xxx has managed to port CM9 (CyanogenMod 9 based on Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich) to the X8, X10 Mini and X10 Mini Pro. According to the xda:

Since the launch of Ice Cream Sandwich, users have been patiently awaiting the delivery of stable ROMs suitable for daily use. Enter XDA Senior Member paul-xxx, who has managed to port CM9 to the X8, X10 Mini and X10 Mini Pro.

Follow the steps below to download and install CyanogenMod 9 (Android 4.0.3 ICS ROM) On Xperia X8, X10 Mini, X10 Mini Pro:

  1. First make sure your phone is rooted and have ClockwordMod recovery installed. back up your personal data such as photos, videos, contacts.
  2. Head over to XDA frown thread for your specific device and Download the CyanogenMod 9 ROM for your device:
  3. Once downloaded, transfer the .zip file to your device’s internal storage / sdcard. Be sure to place it directly under /sdcard directory.
  4. Now turn off your device and then enter in ClockworkMod (CWM) Recovery mode using key combination (google for you device combination since it vary device to device).
  5. Create a nandroid backup of your device using ROM Manager, switch on the phone and make sure to transfer the backup image to your desktop computer from/sdcard/clockworkmod/backup!
  6. Again go to the recovery mode, from CWM menu wipe data/factory reset. Also be sure to wipe cache and wipe Dalvik cache from under the advanced menu.
  7. Finally from the main menu, install zip from sdcard > choose zip from sdcard > [download CM( ROM .zip file]. Once completed, from main menu chose reboot system now. You will be greeted with Ice Cream Sandwich.

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8 COMMENTS Add your comment

  1. I have a sony X8 and installed 4 times android 4.0.3 ICS ROM following above steps. But it boot up to sony cricsson logo. Please kingly explain to me how to get my mobile phone working condition.

    your kingly response highly appreciate.

    Thanks & best regards,

    • Just download pc companion for sony ericsson, and update your software.
      Then you must open the word which says REPAIR.and that’s it!!!!!You are waiting about your phone’s repair and when the repair stop, you just turn on your phone and you will have android 2.1.1 eclair.sorry about my english!!

  2. Before ya proceed with the ICS installation on your X8, you must get your X8 meet with the required as below..

    1) unlocked bootloader by using the Flashtool.

    2 )kernel 2.6.29.6-nAa-ics.

    > if ya phone got both of those required above, then there’ll be no problems for you to do the installation through Xrecovery …. But if it is not, don’t even think about to logged a reports to XDA sites as you will absolutely brick your lovely ovely X8 . Im not good in elaborating the process but feel free to check it at XDA websites……

  3. Heloo! i have xperia x 8 android elclair 2,1 ,, Do i have to unlock bootloader and flash my phone in order to install new rom ics 4.04???

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