New Custom Android 2.2 ROM for Xperia X10 released

by X10 on January 7, 2011

in Firmware

Free X10Zdzihu from xda-developers has released a new custom Android 2.2 (Froyo) ROM for the Xperia X10. The release is timely considering that Sony Ericsson yesterday officially confirmed that the X10 family will not see an Android revision beyond Android 2.1 (Éclair).

The ROM is currently in Beta and can be installed through xRecovery. A hot fix has already been released that addresses wi-fi DNS and ringtone loop issues. The first beta release of the FreeX10 Froyo 2.2 custom ROM can be downloaded here.

{ 77 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Janus January 7, 2011 at 1:43 PM

Where SE fails, XDA always delivers.

Anybody know a thourough guide for rooting the X10 for absolute dummies?

2 Chaz January 7, 2011 at 1:44 PM

Have been running it for 48 hours or so, great ROM very stable and no issues with it at all. The main non-functioning aspect is the camera, which I never use personally anyways BUT the mega talented dev. guys on XDA will have that working soon no doubt.

3 Qbzee007 January 7, 2011 at 1:47 PM

Off to XDA i go!!

4 JACKAL January 7, 2011 at 2:04 PM

Gotta give it to the guys at XDA, i’ve been running this ROM myself too, and besides the camera not working, it’s great, it’s stable, smooth, and so much faster than the stock se rom, it’s ridiculous. Obviously it will never be perfect, since the boot loader is locked down, but great work nonetheless.

5 Hott Dogg January 7, 2011 at 2:04 PM

@Janus
just install z4root app if you are not on the latest firmware

6 tiborh January 7, 2011 at 2:06 PM

@Janus
just install z4root app if you are not on the latest firmware

than use flashtool ,and install the rooted latest fw to your phone …

😀

7 Bert January 7, 2011 at 2:13 PM

Does 2.2.1 has full access on RAM?

8 syanide January 7, 2011 at 2:16 PM

I too would like some guidance on easy rooting and then installing teh new custom ROM please….

so far have relied on just the SE updates, but am truly disheartened by them now…

9 aranny2001 January 7, 2011 at 3:01 PM

Even though the custom android 2.2 already been created last time, the issue is i’m not desperate for android 2.2.. it is the service provided by the SE, not even a year and this x10 already phased out… this doesn’t make sense… conclusion is i still want SE to provide the OS updates!!

10 shoox January 7, 2011 at 3:06 PM

Se just join the android dev team for business only. I never like se support but always end up buying their product. Ive own a x1 once. Se left it rot while people in xda giv it air to breath even in it dying time. Credits to the genius at xda.

11 Jan January 7, 2011 at 3:30 PM

Zdzichu > SE

its polish name, like mine ;D

12 Anirudh January 7, 2011 at 3:58 PM

Excellent workby XDA … Long live XDA!!!

13 Kris January 7, 2011 at 4:39 PM

Do this include X10 Mini pro?

14 Adey January 7, 2011 at 4:41 PM

It’s amazing how Zdzihu can make a 2.2 rom with a tied-down system (like having one arm tied behind his back) and yet SE (with all it’s so called skills) can’t.

Well done Z!

And to the likes of SE and all those (Micro$oft et al) who wish to cripple a product we paid vast sums to buy, I simply say… Fuck you…

15 jigsy January 7, 2011 at 6:42 PM

plzz can anyone guide how to install 2.2?? plzz give the steps!!

16 goku January 7, 2011 at 7:03 PM

thats it i fucking hate SE!!!! they’ve fucked X10 users over a park bench!!!

on another note, apart from the camera not work, what else is not working with the custom 2.2 rom??
and a guide to installing it will be much appreciated!!!

XDA–>FTW!!!

17 Ekul January 7, 2011 at 7:43 PM

Rom works well enough, not stable or complete enough for daily use.

If you don’t feel comfortable dealing with random issues then I don’t recommend trying this until it is a proper release.

18 Jamie January 7, 2011 at 8:49 PM

Sent my plea to Sony just now:

Sony ericsson,

What have you done?
Have you lost your mind

Your saying that no 2.2 update for the X10

We had 1 major update for the X10. 1!!!!!!!!!
The iphone has how many. Counts… 3 before it is discontinued fully. When you first released this phone you claimed it could kill iphone. You also claimed that you intended to be the android leaders. If you think about that today from our point of view, it is a good joke. By cutting off the x10 for your new fancy phone, which in my opinion looks ugly anyway, it just shows that all you do is scam us our £450 we payed for this phone. I and very many other people now feel like beta testers, and we also feel like you used us.

You said that the 2.1 update was enough yesterday.

This comment was as untrue unfair stupid thing to say. You know what 2.2 brings. You develop android for christ’s sake. If you cant be bothered to code and code rachael anymore, then allow us an optional google Stock 2.2 update for the X10 at least.

My comments

You were once a very strong brand providing us with excellent phones and once competing with the likes of samsung and nokia. You made internal job cuts. It in turn cost sony ericsson.
If you think that im going to move to the new phone and that ive had the x10 a long time, let me just tell you ive had it 13 days!!
13 days later after christmas was X10’s doomsday.

Please sony, ive been a long supporter of your brand. Please allow us one of these three options:

(in order of our preferences)

1. Develop a 2.2 with Rachel UI

2. Develop a plain Google stock 2.2 for us

3. Open the Bootloader for other developers.

I also want to say that gingerbread surely cant be hard to port to the x10 now its on the arc. I think its a shambles that youve basically said

‘we’ve given up with the x10 because we’ve had enough of coding rachael for it and we love our new excellent arc’

Its like saying stuff you x10 owners, buy the arc. Im afraid thats not going to happen. youve simply let yourselves down even more.

Im not writing this for myself, im writing it for everyone with X10’s, x10 mini/pro’s and the x8’s.

We know your releasing new phones, you cant let it be an excuse for discontinuing with the x10. I’d thought cutting off the satio you had learned your lesson, but my faith and belief in you has now crumbled

19 Mark January 7, 2011 at 8:59 PM
20 Sliganslogan January 7, 2011 at 9:35 PM

when the camera gets implemented ill use it

21 Dark Max January 7, 2011 at 10:43 PM

I will upload Froyo when they have 95% of things under control. I need this phone to function on a daily basis. But so far, I’ve had better experience with a bunch of part-time enthusiasts than with SE, the manufacturer of the X10, who sold their customers out.

After 15 years with Ericsson, it seems like a very good time, and with such a great reason, to move on.

22 Christian January 7, 2011 at 11:01 PM

wil this works for my x10 mini pro?

23 Becca January 8, 2011 at 1:13 AM

When in the hell are they comin out with the last update for seus users sigh im still waiting for that…and how long will it be before i get this one …..i refuse to root my phine so i guess for all of us who dont mess with our phones are shit outta luck… personally i dont care about the updates tbh i just want the incomin call volume issue solved grrr…

24 aranny2001 January 8, 2011 at 2:04 AM

the custom android 2.2 might be lost for the HD video recording, MT and camera problems… i’m expecting for all these abilities maintain….. thus is what should SE provides..

25 aranny2001 January 8, 2011 at 2:13 AM

if this is the way how they making money in business it’s stupid, if there is another new phone released in Q4 of 2011 what next? arc will be phase out for no updates just like the faith of the x10? now still gingerbread 2.3 might be after updated to honeycomb 2.4 they will stop the update for arc and focus on the new products. This is the way how SE gonna ruin up their business losing the confidence and the customer’s heart… no one will be having the confidence of purcahse their future products as nowadays there’re alot of people giving a negative replies on SE… i cant even really see more than 10 positive comment on the xperia arc page… all people are shitting on SE…

26 rohit January 8, 2011 at 5:25 AM

i dont get it. whats wrong with 2.1 ? my x10 with 2.1 upgrade is working pretty smooth and fine and all the market apps are accessible. why go for 2.2 ?

27 Martin January 8, 2011 at 8:25 AM

Rohit> The biggest reason is the JIT java compiler. It is so to speak the engine of the java execution. In Android 2.2 they have made hughe improvments to the speed resulting in up to 5x the speed of the one in 2.1. Now everything might not go 5x faster but the speed increase should be noticable.
Then we have tethering. I was looking into a Kindle but since I believed I could use the X10 as a WiFi hotspot then I could go for the non 3g-version but now I must rethink.
You can also install new apps to the memory card and not be limited to the internal memory.

These are for me the most important reasons for me and I was really expecting them to come. But of course for some people it might not matter at all.

28 Bill January 8, 2011 at 11:21 AM

Rohit> Not to mention, the up and coming 2011 apps will mostly require a latest OS.

Remember being stuck with 1.6 and the Angry BIrds came out with a minimum requirement of 2.1? That will happen more often since we’re stuck with 2.1 while the Android developers move on to 2.3 and 3.0

29 JACKAL January 8, 2011 at 12:55 PM

@rohit

You obviously haven’t used a stock froyo ROM if you think se’s ROM is smooth.

30 aranny2001 January 8, 2011 at 1:17 PM

will the custom rom losing HD recording and MT?

31 Jamie January 8, 2011 at 1:45 PM

As soon as the camera is sorted in this im using it, sod SE and all their crap.

32 JayJ January 8, 2011 at 1:50 PM

@Mark- Isn’t that link a little old now?

@aranny2001- 2.4 is not Honeycomb, it’s updated Gingerbread likely to released soon.

@rohit- If your happy with 2.1 fine but not all X10 users are and we deserve more!

For any body wanting to install Z’s 2.2.1, first you either need to root firmware 2.0.2.A.0.504 or if you’ve updates to 2.0.2.A.0.24 you’ll have to use Bin4ry’s flash Tool to downgrade to .504 and then you’ll need to root and install xRecovery also by Zdzihu.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=827065 – Bin4ry’s Flash Tool

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=859571 – Xrecovery by Zdzihu

33 Jamie T January 8, 2011 at 2:14 PM

since another ‘Jamie’ just posted my new name is now Jamie T on this forum.
Anyway, ive had a reply from Sony Ericsson when i sent my requests to them.
The reply is avaliable at: http://phonesymbol.yolasite.com

Hmm, its a good thing they just didnt say no 2.2 and thats final to me. Some hope maybe.

34 aranny2001 January 8, 2011 at 2:50 PM

Jamie T i cant see anything on the link you posted it on…. what actually is their reply?

35 SATYAJEET PATIL January 8, 2011 at 6:10 PM

I JUST INSTALLED THE 2.2 BETA AND I MUST SAY THAT XDA ROCKS. STILL CAMERA HAS NOT WORKING BUT IM DAMN CONFIDENT ABOUT XDA THAT THEY WILL SOON FIX THAT ISSUE AND X10 USERS WILL GET COMPLETE AND STABLE ROM ON THEIR X10.
GO TO HELL SE DEVELOPERS.
LONG LIVE XDA!!!!!!!!!!

36 Ontrackx January 8, 2011 at 7:45 PM

The link for 2.2 beta is down or slooooow, any mirror?

37 Chris January 8, 2011 at 8:08 PM

Been using this ROM for two days now (With Hotfix3 now), I must say that (Camera issue aside) this ROM kicks so much ass!

38 topsecretagentmy@$$ January 8, 2011 at 8:56 PM

What improvments from the 2.1 1update .. I just got this phone and want to make it more efficient obviously… what are the big advantages?

39 geetesh January 8, 2011 at 11:51 PM

installed it, i found it good enuf over the rachel. I even installed the adobe flash player to surf flash based websites and works like charm. tried http://www.icefilms.info and was able to view strem over megavideo. Kool, Moreover, in india since voice search doesnt come with SE official firware, this custom rom gives u that too,AWESOME. to list all this down
– Super responsive keyboard
– Flash based web surfing
– Super Smooth
– quick boot
– better mail
– Better Gallery, mediascape was Tooooooooooooo Slow
– Music player widget is very handy
– Choppy video Player (not very disgusting though)
– No Camera support
– Wifi tether isnt yet ther.
eagerly w8in for the cam fix

40 SATYAJEET PATIL January 9, 2011 at 8:33 AM

I HAVE JUST INSTALL HOTFIX 3 AND HOTFIX 3a AND BEEN TESTING FOR SHORT TIME SO REPORTING BACK.
THANKS XDA FOR FIXING USB MASS STORAGE AND HOPE U WILL FIX CAMERA SOON.
JIYO XDA!!!!!!!!

41 SATYAJEET PATIL January 9, 2011 at 8:39 AM

USB MASS STORAJE IS JUST WORKING LIKE BUTTER AND TESTING FURTHER FOR HOTFIX 3a WHICH IS ALTERNATIVE MEDIA FRAMEWORK. WILL REPORT BACK.
JAI HO! XDA

42 aranny2001 January 9, 2011 at 9:38 AM

to all custom rom android 2.2 user i’d like to ask will the HD recording and MT available for that? thx

43 Need 2.2 January 9, 2011 at 11:02 AM

I updated to 2.0.2.A.0.24, now I want to downgrade to 2.0.2.A.0.504.

How can I do this? I know i need Bin4ry’s Flash Tool, but what else?

44 Mark January 9, 2011 at 3:27 PM

@JayJ, Yup old link. But it’s still applicable to our cause. Just shows how many X10 users want 2.2. Over 23K signatures, that’s almost half of Sony Ericsson UK’s Facebook fan page likes. lol

@Topic, Z = God. SE got no shit on him. 🙂

45 bungle January 9, 2011 at 5:47 PM

Can’t wait to try this! Is Facebook integration with phonebookworking? Also any timescape alternatives? 🙂

46 aranny2001 January 9, 2011 at 10:03 PM

to all custom rom android 2.2 user i’d like to ask will the HD recording and MT available for that? thx

47 goku January 9, 2011 at 10:55 PM

can you still dual boot with the new 2.2 custome rom???

48 JayJ January 9, 2011 at 11:00 PM

@Need 2.2 and anybody else who wants Zdzihu’s 2.2, there is no need to downgrade now as a why to root 0.24 has been found.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=906248

First root 0.24 and use the link in my post above to install xRecovery and then the blog post for Z’s Froyo beta 1.

49 Katinsh January 10, 2011 at 10:54 AM

Works great? I am using it second day, its 10x faster than stock 2.1 update1.
But from the first install i have had some issues, i have removed it and reinstall again, and it is absolutely perfect so far.
I reccomend all X10 owners to update, its perfect!

50 I'm with Stupid January 10, 2011 at 12:25 PM

Peeps,

Firstly a BIG thank you as we know by the powers of Grey Skull (que He-Man) XDA will allow us to do things SE Sucka’s turn a blind eye too.

Any idea how long before the camera feature is available? Only reason I ask it that I’m partially blind in one eye and rely on SE camera for scanning barcodes for my weekly shoppings etc.

Love you all still 🙂

51 Coyote January 10, 2011 at 12:50 PM

Well I must say I am very disappointed that it seems Sony Ericsson have decided 2.1 is enough for this phone, like most others posting here I expected/hoped that SE would have the same software upgrade policy for Android as their competitors??!!

I have this phone on a 24 month contract so by the end of this period the software will be well out of date (it seems). The phone cost me approx £300.00 plus the contract cost of £10 per month and I was informed that this phone was a premium product at time of purchase, however after 6 months of ownership the SE support certainly doesn’t seem premium compared to competitors like HTC and Samsung.

I am not going to resort to bad language, however I must say I am extremely disappointed by SE’s lack of support for their customers. I will say that I will bear this in mind (like many others in the same position) next time I come to renew my contract. Sony Ericsson if you want my repeat business, please review your software update policy for the X10 as it is a great phone that is being let down by poor support. You must be aware that phone networks are supplying this phone on 18 month/24 month contracts so your support should continue for this period also. Especially at these prices!!!

52 Simon Royal January 10, 2011 at 1:03 PM

Will this work on a Mini Pro?

53 blood donor January 10, 2011 at 3:13 PM

please confirm if this will work on mini pro, three other people have already asked!

54 Chuka January 10, 2011 at 6:00 PM

Please all, does the Custom 2.2 ROM solve the problem of the unacceptable low call volume on the X10??

55 Katinsh January 10, 2011 at 6:15 PM

@ Chuka
I cant tell u 100% but I think that incall volume is a little bet louder.. i cant said it for sure. Just have a try, if no u always can come back 😉

56 SATYAJEET PATIL January 11, 2011 at 2:56 AM

NOW IM ON HOTFIX 4a AND VOILA APP2SD WORKS.. GREAT WORK XDA GUYS.
ALSO PROXIMITY SENSOR IS WORKING NOW IN IN-CALL.
JAI HO!!!!!!!!! XDA.

57 jessica rabbitt January 11, 2011 at 10:57 AM

Will I void my warranty if I try this?

58 se sucks January 11, 2011 at 4:02 PM

PLEASE HELP!!!!

is the new custome rom dual boot-able??? and if i dont like it will i be able to restore back to 2.1 with any problems??? any help would be most greatful!!!

59 suck my balls real hard January 11, 2011 at 4:05 PM

hello people, can one some body tell my if me can install the new multitouch when it cames out with this new custome 2.2, thank you very much

60 brl January 11, 2011 at 5:23 PM

XDA = GOD!

61 Tamae January 11, 2011 at 9:38 PM

Does this room enables the multitouch feature?

62 TylerDurden January 12, 2011 at 11:36 AM

Hey guys! Umm I dont think this rom is dual bootable.
But all you need to do to go back to se 2.1 is a reinstall
Of the software using seus.

Ive done it twice while trying this rom
And each time I got the latest 2.1 se firmware 🙂

As for multitouch, id say its a matter for the xda guys to
Impliment it into the rom via an update or maybe in the
Final build of the rom itself when they have it working 🙂

Its a nice rom alright but after using it myself im gonna wait
For it to become a more stable and for the cam to work
Before id use it daily.

I just think it takes the piss outta se that a few guys can
Deliver what they cant, on a locked bootloader no less lol

Se should be ashamed of themselfs. I mean
A corporation such as them bein outdone by a couple of guys
Developing in their spare time lol

Must say i envy the skills of the xda guys 🙂
But more power to their elbows!

Anyone else see a pattern here?
Sony make a device, and someone from the outside hacks it
And makes it 100 times better than sony do lol

Psp anyone?

Still rock on xda! Ill be watching the 2.2 rom development from here on, and when its done I dare say ill donate!

Great work Z. 🙂

63 Arush January 12, 2011 at 6:07 PM

WILL THIS WORK ON X10 MINI PRO ?????

64 david January 12, 2011 at 6:38 PM

Just bought my x10 last week december still top of the line as phones go within many providers up here in vancouver canada – paid $560
bought cuz it has concidered a “very powerful device”.
could have bought a dual core laptop with tuns of ram and hd space for that price – instead I get a phone that is still needing to work out its quarks and a commitment from a company to not fix the problems. I tend to agree with most on disappointment of sony.

odviously windows or google phone is going to far surpass SE – just for the simple fact that years later these companies offer updates for previously released things.

65 Fabrizio January 14, 2011 at 2:13 AM

i installed the 2.2.1 rom and it is very good. incredible speed and response. for the choppy videos issue, the solution is to install mvideoplayer. works great.
now i am only waiting for the cam fix.
thanks z and xda.

66 jack January 16, 2011 at 11:53 AM

I think it is great that this people can do this nu SE dont say that they can not the say it is to expensiv with the media and timescape and it takes to long to get the time and mediascape on 2.2 and SE have not stop the updates they are working on mt and thats an update

67 lester January 17, 2011 at 1:50 PM

Will this work on a Mini Pro?

Will this work on a Mini Pro?

Will this work on a Mini Pro?

PLEASE ANSWER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ASAP!!!!!!!!!!!!

68 Lesley L. Tate January 18, 2011 at 12:25 AM

Many developers have released custom ROMs based off Android 2.1 for the HTC Dream and Magic for awhile now but most were not fully working. Devs had been waiting on updated hardware drivers which supported the Android 2.1 kernel and those were finally released earlier this month..After several weeks of a lot of hard work the team behind is close to releasing a public beta of their latest ROM version CM 5.0.7 Ds.

69 bhaskar January 30, 2011 at 2:25 PM

it will work on x10 mini????????

70 MLH from SL February 14, 2011 at 4:46 AM

SE YOU SUCK !!! I was searching so much and the only phone i planned to buy was the x10. It’s being an android phone what’s the meaning of if it does not allow any updates. That’s crazy and makes no sense. Wow, what a market stratergy to market ARC but but no thank you SE we don’t want any of phones from now on. Either u give the x10 the update which it deserves or you lose all android fans using SE phones, it’s up to you !!!

An angry x10 fan

71 dennis eijs February 20, 2011 at 11:05 PM

Yep they will, because by that time I will be so p….d because by that time
my x10 will be so outdated, that I will hate SE. And word of mouth I will give about
SE won’t be nice. I will badmouth it wherever I can. So good luck with your new
phones, I hope you never trick anyone in buying them.

72 kenny February 22, 2011 at 7:05 PM

ya have to admit even though the x10 has been fucked over,the arc does look the dogz ballz….

73 finch February 26, 2011 at 7:40 PM

is the 2.2 rom rady for the x10 mini?

i have also contacted sony and they say they will not be updating it. people power must work they can’t just ognore customers

74 bert February 27, 2011 at 9:18 PM

what a despicable way to do business, and what a remorseless lack of respect for your customers. i’ve had an x10 about 4 months now….would never had bothered with one if i knew there’d be no updates past a belated 2.1….scumbags, do you realise how much these phones cost to normal working folk?

like other people have said, if you arent going to update why dont you open up the code for others? as good as the arc looks i’ll never buy any sony product ever again on principle….

75 DirtyTwoShoes April 28, 2011 at 8:52 AM

Hey you guys…. Sorry for the shoes.. but this thing this 2.2 update does it work for the smaller one the x10 minis.. ????? this in need to know basis

76 Xperia X10 User June 3, 2011 at 5:17 AM

I got the X10 on Christmas and it has been a terrific phone for me, but that’s because I updated it to 2.1 thanks to XDA. Seriously, if the community can do a better job at coding than the actual company, that is a huge problem. XDA might as well just buy the entire phone. Screw Sony Ericsson. I’m moving on to the i9100 right when it becomes available to the United States. SAMSUNG FTW!!!!!

77 Kiran July 10, 2011 at 6:19 AM

I tried installing my xperia with xda developers android . But my phone has crashed . It freezes at the sony ericsson logo .What do i do to get my os back ? Pls help me out immediately

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