Android 2.3 Gingerbread preview ROM on the Xperia X10 [Video]

by X10 on December 8, 2010

in Firmware, News, Video

Android 2.3 Preview ROMMany have been asking the question about whether the Xperia X10 will receive the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) update at some point in the future, either through official or custom means. Well those chances have been boosted as one of the xda wizards has released an Android 2.3 preview ROM for the Xperia X10, which runs on the existing kernel (2.6.29).

This is not a custom ROM and shouldn’t be seen as such, it is simply an emulator for Gingerbread that shows people what they can expect from the latest release. Originally, there were rumours that Android 2.3 had minimum hardware requirements attached to it, but this has been shot down by Android engineers. So hopefully there are few barriers that should stop X10 owners seeing at least a custom Gingerbread ROM at some point down the line. Check out a video of it in action after the jump.

Via xda-developers.

{ 39 comments… read them below or add one }

1 aroundthfur December 8, 2010 at 3:57 PM

well, if i get 2.3 on my X10 i will make love to it!

2 ahmad December 8, 2010 at 3:58 PM

hope Sony Ericsson wakes up.

3 damo December 8, 2010 at 3:58 PM


4 Burnstone101 December 8, 2010 at 4:02 PM

Lol, Swedishbabes

5 Janus December 8, 2010 at 4:23 PM

Problem, Sony Ericsson? *trollface*

6 Siva December 8, 2010 at 4:40 PM

SE , if are even awake , see it and also in XDAforum , custom ROMS are poping up with all kinds of customization including JIT enabled… its time ur paid developers do some work instead of sleeeping…

7 mingguan December 8, 2010 at 5:16 PM

If Android 2.3 appear on my X10, SE has gain my confident back;
or else, SE will become history…at least to me.

8 Hisham December 8, 2010 at 5:17 PM

Still SE’s catastrophic mistake of no multi-touch is gonna live up until gingerbread!

i don’t wanna see gingerbread with single touch!!

fuck you SE

9 shazib December 8, 2010 at 6:11 PM

Hopefully x10 owners will b able to use gingerbread in near future. But this is a very shamefull thing for se. I think they know it very well but its their marketing strategy to sale other newcoming models. Thts why they r hiding this from us.

10 swapniladsure December 8, 2010 at 6:55 PM

i am waiting for it..
i love to use android 2.3 on my x10…
i thought that xperia is not capable of 2.2 and 2.3…
but this video give me lot of hopes…

thanks guys

11 Caifan December 8, 2010 at 6:57 PM

Oh my, if this becomes real, will be probably the biggest thing on the SE world! lol

12 steve December 8, 2010 at 7:21 PM

hmmm again it shows that that se tech guys cant do a jovb right when hackers etc can do a job so easy as this.. personally i think they should sack the tech team and hire all these guys as its obvious they can do a better job se do us a favour open the bootloader before these guys figure it out and show you up

13 st December 8, 2010 at 7:25 PM

Lol half the video is about the guy trying to get his cam to focus on the android version, which he never manages to.

Still, pretty happy to see 2.3 on our x10s.

14 ahmad December 8, 2010 at 7:26 PM

@swapniladsur the fact that LG optimus one runs froyo smoothly, and its an 800 Mhz processor phone, then SE says can’t implement it! shame. still I hope they admit their mistake and have some work done.

15 Damian December 8, 2010 at 9:24 PM

Shame about the camera…but it was ok.
Please finish 2.2 first!!

16 Hades79 December 9, 2010 at 12:24 AM

It’s a hoax…..did the owner of that video show it working and running 2.3?? NO!!! Just that it had installed….Don’t be eejits n fuck up your phones

17 laarson December 9, 2010 at 12:53 AM

gingerbread, come out! come out! where ever you are?????

18 hagisbasheruk December 9, 2010 at 12:58 AM

That is no hoax, it is a real rom and not some emulator as the text above indicates
1st Root
2nd add xRecovery
3rd install Custom roms , backup roms etc via xRecovery

19 Bandit December 9, 2010 at 2:41 AM

X10 will never ever see the light of 2.3. EVER. Maybe a hacked version by XDA but not from SE.
The best we can hope for is 2.2, but I even doubt that.
As always, leave it to the good folks at XDA to get the job done, as always, SHAME ON YOU SE YOU WEAK PATHETIC EXCUSE FOR A CELL PHONE COMPANY.

20 x10 warrior December 9, 2010 at 8:47 AM

will they throw the media shit way …..
b’shit eats up all the processor and ram…

welcome 2.3

21 bonnie December 9, 2010 at 11:34 AM

Galaxy S gettin 2.3 -.-‘

22 mr t December 9, 2010 at 12:47 PM

o dear here we go. nerds with i want i want i want

23 draft_life December 9, 2010 at 4:21 PM

you all are basket-scrambler.
Thank SE that they made your Xperia major updated at once.
Don’t get carried away.

24 Wisenos December 9, 2010 at 5:14 PM

we never saw the software version…
smells fake to me

25 Hypercore December 9, 2010 at 11:51 PM

Wisenos, I assure you it’s not fake. I even tested it on my X10.

26 Bandit December 10, 2010 at 8:39 AM

SE suck at making phones. I want to scream with pain when I shove a phone up my ass, but sadly the X10 falls short. The HTC Desire HD on the other hand leaves me piles for a week fater I stick that baby deep inside my rectum and orgasm with glee.

27 Darth Glacious December 10, 2010 at 12:45 PM

If 3G is not working, it’s useless to me.

28 kash December 11, 2010 at 4:17 AM

forget about waiting , please buy iphone4 or HTC Phone , you will get everything.

29 opener December 11, 2010 at 9:32 AM

The android update is comming in Q1 next year with multitouch support. But i dont know if its gonna be an 2.2 or 2.3 .

30 t-rex December 11, 2010 at 11:17 AM

The comments on this blog as reached a level of pointlessness by far.
Admin, please start to moderate.

31 andrei December 12, 2010 at 9:10 AM

The Q1 update will be 2.1.x … Still 2.1:( But (maybe) they`ll update it soon to 2.2/2.3

32 agios December 14, 2010 at 11:35 PM

i really searched everywhere trying to find out how to install android 2.3 on my SE X10.
I need a step by step and there is no place where I was able to find that.

Can someone help me?

33 rakhi December 28, 2010 at 4:57 AM

I want to know if you guys have been able to install 2.2 on your Xperia x10i…if so please let me know from where..I will really be happy!!!!

34 mohd ilmi January 25, 2011 at 7:28 AM

I want my x10 android 2.1 to be update android 2.3….

35 Steve Stephan February 2, 2011 at 3:11 AM

Well, I updated my AT&T Xperia X10 to 2.1 tonight and man what a freaking difference. I had an HTC Tilt2 running 2.2 XDAndroid before and on top of it LauncherProPlus with all the enhancements and had to put it on 2.1. Word to the wise, the 3D excelleration of LauncherProPlus was used or ripped off or whatever to be incorporated into 2.3 Gingerbread, so get the upgrade.

Go to

download the flashtool, and grab the rom on that page that matches your phone. Mine is AT&T in the Florida, so it took about 5 minutes to load, not a big deal. BTW, Sony Ericcson’s Xperia Arc is coming out in 2 months pre-loaded with Gingerbread. I’m sure that the mad scientists at XDA will have it ported for X10A shortly based on that model. The differences between the two phones are marginal at best.

Steve Stephan

36 raghavendra March 4, 2011 at 2:41 AM

i m really fed-up with this 2.1 need 2.3 ,but now i m not gonna sit quite i will try to install 2.3 on my x10i, if it works properly then i will inform u then u can also install it…….

37 Ajaxn March 5, 2011 at 4:49 PM

With so many manufactures choosing Android as their OS, the only real distinction between brands is the quality of after sales support.

Of course the manufactures would sooner you bought a new phone, than upgrade the software… Its the old idea of built in obsolescence, VS a geeky idea of upgrades.

38 Ricky June 27, 2011 at 1:50 AM

You almost got it focused!!! in the end.. (I notisted you really tried 😉

39 dctown July 23, 2011 at 9:18 PM

why o.s system can support android version??
why android version can’t upgrade version to o.s?
Just inquiry make android version can support for all H.D games like o.s system.

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