A custom recovery console is a must have for any rooted Android device. It lets you easily perform, manage and restore backups, install ROMs, radios, themes and applications from zip files, wipe your phone, manage its partitions and perform similar advanced operations. xRecovery Mini is a custom recovery for Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini and Pro devices based on the source code of Cyanogen’s recovery. For download link and installation instructions, read on after the jump.
Disclaimer: Please install this custom recovery at your own risk. AddictiveTips will not be liable if your device gets damaged or bricked during the process.
xRecovery Mini is was released yesterday by XDA-Developers forum member zdzihu and it is not the regular Android recovery but rather works by employing boot hijacking. Also, it has not been tested for app2sd compatibility. However, it does allow phone reboot, factory reset, flashing of ROMs and software from zip format, taking and restoring backups, wiping cache, data, dalvik cache and battery stats, mounting, unmounting and formatting partitions and fixing permissions.
xRecovery Mini requires your phone to be rooted. In case you haven’t done it already, you can use our guide for rooting your Xperia X10 / X10 Mini. It also requires that you install BusyBox from the Android Market prior to installation of the recovery. You MUST stick with the same version of BusyBox and not update it later, as the recovery installation will be specific to that particular BusyBox installation.
To flash it, just download the recovery from the link given below, unpack its contents to your computer, use Root Explorer to remount your phone’s /system partition with read/write access and copy the contents of the recovery to the phone’s /system/bin folder. Once done with these steps, reboot your phone and you will have xRecovery Mini installed.
To boot into xRecovery, you must reboot your phone and press the back button several times immediately after the while Sony Ericsson logo appears on the screen.
To navigate within xRecovery Mini, use the ‘Volume Up’ and ‘Volume Down’ keys. To select an item, press the ‘Home’ key and to go back, press the ‘Back’ key.
Once in the recovery, you can see the options for all the usual custom-recovery options, as shown in the above screenshots. These include installing flashable zip files for hacks, ROMs, kernels etc, managing and wiping partitions, backup/restore etc, similar to the famous ClockworkMod recovery.
In case of any problems, head over to the XDA-Developers forum thread at the source link given below.