Last few days ago we posted how to upgrade Xperia X8 to Android ICS through CM9, and now the Jelly Bean upgrade for Xperia X8 has already available also through CM10. This is good news for you who still use the Xperia X8 because Android Jelly Bean getting closer to your phone. Be happy for that; just wait until the moment really comes to you to use Android Jelly Bean on your Xperia X8 android phone.
The Xperia X8 is old phone with low spec device and no chance to get the latest official update from manufacturer unless it does by Independent Android developer with custom ROM and custom kernel. The Xperia X8 has proven to run Android ICS last time, the custom ROM based on CM9 has been stable and you can use it for day to day use since no more known bugs unless the HW video encoding/decoding.
For Android Jelly Bean, the Xperia X8 also take a chance to run it. The ROM is part of JBMiniProject that compiled from CyanogenMod sources for Armv6, using nAa ICS kernel with modified RAMDISK. And for now, it is only for experienced users and developers since this ROM is not for daily use.
What the features will bring by developers to Xperia X8?, Refer to the developers, the Xperia X8 ROM Android Jelly Bean has some features such as build from latest CM Source Code, trebuchet launcher, CyanogenMod Features, power Widget Toggles on Notification Bar, performance settings, fixed grey gradient background, and fast and smooth like “Butter”.
The Hard working still needed to ensure the ROM can be use for daily activity since it still lack of features like data, WiFi, Mic, camera, and several other features. We hope that, the developers soon will release the next version of the build with more things are fixed. However, they are doing the great job to give your Xperia X8 a new life and once again refuses to the statement if the latest version of Android only for the phone with the latest spec device.
The interesting stuff will shocking the world if the latest feature on Android Jelly Bean such as Google Now also included in next release of the build but it hard to do because the imagine Voice Commands is not going to work unless someone fixes/we get working speech libs for armv6/X8. Well, at the moment just wait until the build ROM Xperia X8 for Android Jelly Bean ready for day-to-day use.
However if you insist to upgrade Xperia X8 to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, you can visit the original page to download the ROM and custom kernel. Please download the correct pair of ROM and kernel to prevent you from stuck on nAa kernel logo. We hope the others developer inspiring with the JBMiniProject to upgrade more old android phone to the latest version of Android OS. Well for now, please enjoy your lucky to upgrade Xperia X8 to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.