Disclaimer: I'm not certain this is the complete (or even right) answer.
All little symbols in the perimeter squares (disregard the middle one for now) point to the next square, going counterclockwise. Starting from the upper left,
these symbols are the top half (without centre bar) of the digital representations of the digits 1 through 8. The square in the middle is a 9 with the top and bottom quarter missing, as indicated by the 'X'.
None of the other sequences have the correct digital representations to fit the given upper halves: of the symbols in the given sequences, only '1' fits the top left, which provides a starting point to check each sequence.