How To Update Sony Xperia X8 To Android 4.4.2 KitKat [Omni Custom ROM]

Have you ever thought that a device running on Android 2.1 Eclair will get an update of Android 4.4.2 Kitkat? Definitely, the answer will be a big NO! But, today, you will surprise to know that Sony Xperia X8 receives an unofficial Android 4.4.2 KitKat update via Omni Custom ROM. Sony Xperia X8 is a mid-range Smartphones features a 3-inch TFT capacitive touchscreen, 600MHz CPU powered by a Qualcomm MSM7227 processor and 168 MB RAM, Adreno 220 GPU, and 3.15 MP camera.

Of course, the ROM comes with all the Android 4.4.2 KitKat features to avail official KitKat experience on the device. As far as the bugs are concerned, then the ROM is still in the development stage so you might face some issues. Now, it’s totally up to you that you want to install this Omni Custom ROM on Sony Xperia X8 or not! If yes, then you can follow the below mentioned guide on “How to update Sony Xperia X8 to Android 4.4.2 KitKat [Omni Custom ROM].

Update Sony Xperia X8 To Android 4.4.2 KitKat [Omni Custom ROM]

Before moving ahead, it’s strictly recommended to read the whole post carefully and if you find any steps that are difficult to understand then please let us know using the comments section. However, if you’re an expert then simply jump to the step-by-step guide.

Important Prerequisites:

  • Be ready with Computer running on Windows/Linux Operating System, device and Original USB data cable.
  • Make sure your Sony Xperia X8 is rooted and bootloader unlocked.
  • Needed USB Drivers must be installed on your PC.
  • Your Sony Xperia X8 must have CWM/TWRP Recovery installed.
  • Do Enable USB debugging mode (Menu (app drawer) > Settings > Manage Applications > Development > USB Debugging – check box).
  •  Ensure that you have backed up your all important data.

Download ROM File:


Omni Custom ROM for Sony Xperia X8

Steps To Update Sony Xperia X8 To Android 4.4.2 KitKat [Omni Custom ROM]

Step 1: Firstly, you have to download “ROM & Gapps” files from the above links on your Computer.

Step 2: Connect your device to your PC using original USB data cable.

Step 3: Now, copy both the downloaded ROM and Gapps files in the root directory of your device.

Step 4: Disconnect your device.

Step 5: Shut down your device.

Step 6: Now, boot your device into the Recovery mode by pressing “Volume Up + Power” buttons together for a few seconds and from there, choose Recovery.

Step 7: Now, you have perform data wiping task. To do so:

  • Select “wipe data/factory reset“, then select “Yes” for confirmation and wait till the data wipe is complete. Now, go to CWM recovery main menu.
  • Select “wipe cache partition” and after that, select “Wipe Dalvik Cache” under advance option to perform Dalvik cache wiping.

Step 8: Finally, you can flash the “Omni Custom ROM for Sony Xperia X8” and “Gapps”.

Step 9: Wait for the installation to complete.

Step 10: Once the process is completed successfully, then now you can “reboot your device”.

Note: Your device will take some more time to boot-up after installing any Custom ROM, so keep patience and wait for the device to be properly configured.

Finally, you can use Android 4.4.2 KitKat on your tiny Sony Xperia X8. So, start exploring it from the scratch and find as many bugs as you can! In case, if you need any help then just put your comments below and we will interact with you as early as possible. Enjoy 😀

  • Sagar Emperors

    pls pls pls help me i rooted my xperia x8 e15i by using super one click & by using xrecovery i used omni custom rom but it was not installed & aborted then i tried to restore it which i was done backup with custom rom but it was noy installed i waited for 20 minutes &then i removed the battery & after i tried to turn on it but was only showing sony erricson name in white colour i followed all the steps but i ignored bootloader as i thought it was unlocked by default .pls tell me a solution so that i can have my phone back in working condition.pls help me my father scolds me & he will not buy a new phone to me again

    • swapnesh

      install stock rom on ur device.just search for SE x8 stock rom on google.

    • hirenbpatel7195

      You should install eclair by using flashtool. Download eclair custom rom and flash using flashtool. I done it today 2 times. If you need further help contact me on

      • sagar emperorr

        how to get a flash toll idon’t have any flash tool

  • sasd

    Can’t download ROM… Google Drive quota extended??

  • Peter Špitko

    stock kernel?

  • Jeffrey Bruma

    Is it going to let me lock the phone’s network mode in to 3G Only or WCDMA Mode Only?

  • Noviopatra

    Sorry, the “Gapps” file is empty.

    • Sohil Memon

      The Link is updated! Thanks for letting me know.

  • ehsan jamshidy

    hi. where is the root directory in the pc ? i cant copy files dirctly to root directory so i copy them somewhere in my xperia x8 then when from there i want to copy files to root directory phone hanges plz help

  • glambert

    hi.when i want install this rom i sea this…(bad) instalation error..what it mean??how can i fix it???

  • Prajwal Dhiman

    while installing the omni rom it is giving an error……”installation aborted”…..some symlinks failed (status 7)…….error in “sd card/OmniROM-4.4.2-20140325-shakira”….help please

  • alireza813

    for me Not installed help me

  • umar

    form where i update to jelly bean 4.2.2 ….tell me the website

  • Grzegorz “misiek561” Miszczuk

    Chodzi o KErnel trzeba lub
    hahahaha 30 min to rozgryzłęm

  • Grzegorz “misiek561” Miszczuk

    sorry wystarczyl kernel E15_nAa-jb-03_2.6.29.6-nAa-jb-03