Arabic, Farsi fonts finally available for rooted Éclair Xperia X10’s

by X10 on November 7, 2010

in Firmware, Tips & Tricks

Arabic, Farsi fonts on Xperia X10There has been a large group of Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 users that have managed to get by up until now by not having their native language support by the handset. In fact, in the run up to the Android 2.1 update, the demand for Arabic fonts in the Xperia X10 intensified. Whilst, the phone still does not support the fonts out of the box, there is finally a workaround for those using a rooted handset with the latest update.

medo18 from xda-developers has the fonts available to download (taken from another device) and some detailed instructions on how to get your X10 updated. Given the ease with which the Arabic fonts are implemented, it does make me wonder why Sony Ericsson, a supposedly global brand, couldn’t provide the fonts within the default firmware. You can check out the full instructions here.

Update: If you want to go that one step extra, and get deep system Arabic language support, then check out ce4arab where there are detailed steps to get this working. Thanks Khaled!

{ 34 comments… read them below or add one }

1 tarek ali November 7, 2010 at 11:34 AM

first and still no update

2 tarek Ali November 7, 2010 at 11:35 AM

on three net work as well, fuck you three uk

3 eternity November 7, 2010 at 11:46 AM

finally god damn it.

4 lukman November 7, 2010 at 11:47 AM

still no update..watafak SE..I start to doubt whether I will get the update or not..maybe not at all..

5 hapo November 7, 2010 at 11:49 AM

hap hap hap hap hap hap hap hap hap hap

6 ilhan November 7, 2010 at 11:59 AM

SE hampeh!SE hampeh!SE hampeh!
where my update….

7 David November 7, 2010 at 12:02 PM

“Why?” Simple. Same reason they’ve dragged out the update so long – they don\t care about the customer any more once they have your money for the original purchase. All they want now is for you to upgrade to a newer, shinier (more expensive) device. then rinse and repeat.

We’ve seen this attitude all through the sad update saga, and will no doubt see it again as the newer devices begin to be released with (my guess) versions of Android closer to the original OS (less UXP crapware) and the X10 gets no real further upgrades. Despite the hardware being more than up to the task.

8 sandeep November 7, 2010 at 12:20 PM

LOL!!! 😉

9 Pak Ya November 7, 2010 at 12:24 PM

@ilhan ko root jek.. senang.. hahahah

10 khalid November 7, 2010 at 12:27 PM

Thanks for Moayed Alali
i didt it 4 days ago and worked fine

11 Topher November 7, 2010 at 12:33 PM

Root your device and youll get the update. That’s not all! You’ll get Android Market also in your apps. My location is in Abu Dhabi. I did not wait for the update and rooted my x10 a couple of days ago… And work perfectly and smoothly.

12 ilhan November 7, 2010 at 12:38 PM

@pakya, topher
good idea….but how to root my phone??????

13 ihan November 7, 2010 at 12:41 PM

1 more thing…is this ‘root thing’ work at xperia x10 mini pro….

14 Pak Ya November 7, 2010 at 12:56 PM

ko try tgk kt sini ada instruction how to root…
so far it’s perfectly work on my xperia x10..
i dunno it will work or not on xperia x10 mini/pro..
please follow xda developers forum… 🙂

15 Topher November 7, 2010 at 1:09 PM

@ ilhan,

I got this method from XDA developer. Fastest way of rooting. Let me remind you that your warranty will be gone after rooting.

The fastest easiest way to debrand your X10 to Nordic firmware fo rthe Eclair update due out today.

1. Root your X10i/a (See other posts)
2. Download Root Explorer.apk (market)
3. Open Root Explorer and navigate to /SYSTEM
4. Push on white button in the right top corner of Root Explorer (This wil change R/O in R/W).
5. Long Press on the file Default.prop and choose “Open in Text Editor”
6. Change in the folowing lines the XXXX-XXXX (scroll for firm codes):


7. Press “Menu” and choose save and exit
8. Reboot your Phone
9. Open PC Companion
10. Choose Support Zone
11. Choose Repair (Your phone will be reset and will update with the newest firmware)
12. When done check your settings in de lock screen (menu-back-back-menu-back-menu-menu-back)
You will need to have the phone rooted with the 1-click root.You need a version of root explorer higher than 2.12.2 as this includes the “text editor” mentioned above.

Change the 2 lines in the above “default.prop” to 1234-8465,reboot and then run the Sony update service.
You`ll end up with a debranded Nordic software version with the latest firmware.

16 lukman November 7, 2010 at 3:56 PM

urghhhh..yarghhhhh..urrrkkkk ermmmmm..i sick of SE..

17 fact is fact November 8, 2010 at 12:43 AM

It seems that docomo japan will introduce some explosive surprises by tomorrow ! And some rumors state that the rumored X12 & X11 will be revealed by then.

Let the game begins !

18 ethan November 8, 2010 at 6:53 AM

is there any? way to add hebrew fonts as well through this in some way.seems like se don’t really care about us middle eastrens

19 Bayhas Kana November 8, 2010 at 8:03 AM


works great…

20 mehran November 8, 2010 at 8:15 AM

Awesome ! it really works ! thanks a bunch…

21 Ghaith November 11, 2010 at 9:27 PM

this is another topic from adsl forum

u can get:
1- root ( ONE Click to ROOT )
2- Arabic Language
3- Update to uk generic even if u have 2.1 version.
4- 3d Gallery
5- etc..

I wish if u can add it in the top of this Topic


Ghaith Alshareef

22 Abo 3mr November 13, 2010 at 8:46 AM

u can get:
1- root ( ONE Click to ROOT )
2- Arabic Language
3- Update to uk generic even if u have 2.1 version.
4- 3d Gallery
5- etc..

I wish if u can add it in the top of this Topic


Ghaith Alshareef


You are joking … The best is

23 gajen February 24, 2011 at 2:20 PM

I have gote a problem in xperia x10. My phone language changed in chinese but I want in english. what I have to do? please mail me.

24 aseel March 23, 2011 at 6:19 AM

hi dear all
I want to get farsi language for my x10 but couldnt find any site or link to install if anyone knows plz let me knw

25 masih neo May 19, 2011 at 12:40 PM

im looking for persian language for my xperia x10 if u know how can i get it tell me plz

26 yasaman November 21, 2011 at 6:08 AM

Thank U 🙂

27 mohammad November 24, 2011 at 2:30 AM


28 lida amini December 21, 2011 at 8:33 PM


29 lida amini December 21, 2011 at 8:35 PM


30 lida amini January 2, 2012 at 2:16 PM


31 omid June 8, 2012 at 10:29 AM

Ali akr safari

32 ahmad July 4, 2012 at 8:34 AM

x 10

33 esmail November 25, 2012 at 5:15 PM


34 emal July 9, 2013 at 7:24 AM

I need farsi for my mobile

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