Sony ericsson pc companion not updating

11 Feb

In this article, I will share with you the guide to update Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 to official 2.1 firmware.This method involves rooting of the Android and modifying one of the system files of the phone, try this at your own risk.That was it for me :) I wish that somewhere (adb, PC, phone, ...) something could have told me this long time ago.It's really frustrating trying to connect to a phone in MTP mode.I found out that you must put your phone in Mass Storage mode, as default is MTP mode. And I spent hours trying all sorts of things reading posts. No need to Update drivers, no need to change the android_Settings / Xperia / USB Connectivity / USB Connection Mode and select MASS Storage, not MTP. You may need to kill before trying again adb devices.After some research I found out, how the data is compressed, and I made a little program to decompress the data in a very simple way.With my solution you can extract data from Sony PC companion backup for free and the program works on all platforms.

If you want to do any of those I can help you via email.

Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 is an Android OS based smartphone which was released officially with the Android version 1.6 running on the phone.

Although the latest version of Android for smartphones is 2.3 as of now, but most of the Xperia X8 phones have not got any official firmware update as yet.

I can't quite remember what it was, but it was supposed to root the phone.

I don't think I managed to actually root it, but it's been working fine, regardless.