New firmware update (2.1.A.0.390) to bring dual-touch support?

by X10 on January 7, 2011

in Firmware, X10 mini & X10 mini pro, Xperia X8

Pinch ZoomA new firmware update was yesterday certified by the PTCRB. Firmware version 2.1.A.0.390 hasn’t hit handsets yet, but a quick look at the open source code released by the SE Developer site highlights that this firmware may be bringing us the multitouch fix for the Xperia X10 family. We’ll bring you more news as we have it.

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1 Jake January 7, 2011 at 12:37 PM

Finally some good news

2 Andrew January 7, 2011 at 12:42 PM


3 Pingu January 7, 2011 at 12:49 PM

Great news, but again it shouldn’t pay of for being stuck at 2.1 forever.

4 Xperia10 January 7, 2011 at 12:56 PM

Honest , if we got MT for our phones nothing can stop us ! !

5 Kang January 7, 2011 at 1:02 PM

Not getting 2.2 in this phone is a disappointment but not as important as MT.

6 PervertedMonk January 7, 2011 at 1:38 PM

why is everyone going on about multi touch, I mean what are the real benefits besides the pinch to zoom thing and support for multi touch gaming?

7 Adam January 7, 2011 at 1:58 PM

X10 the problem is that I’m worried that this firmware will also prevent us from rooting our phone, the same way the previous firmware did. I don’t want to get an update that prevents me from rooting my phone.

So if the phone will add MT and prevent me from rooting then I’ll guess I’ll pass.

8 eddy January 7, 2011 at 2:01 PM

Multi touch means nothing if they don’t resolve the performance issues… Performance we were supposed to have with android 2.2

9 zodiac January 7, 2011 at 2:24 PM

It all depends what you do with your phone. Personally, I can live easily without MT, but froyo would have been most welcome even though I resigned myself a long time ago to that not coming officially to the x10.

10 Jimmy Kindeborg January 7, 2011 at 2:29 PM

Is this update for the mini, mini pro and the x8 aswell. Will x8 get multi touch?

11 Gabriel January 7, 2011 at 2:39 PM

@Jimmy Kindeborg
I believe MT will only be added to the X10.

I think it’s a bad decision made by SE not upgrading the Xperia-family to 2.2/2.3, sad story. Still I hope they know what they’re doing, maybe they’ve tried implementing Flash in this next update, who knows? You never know when SE hits you, just saying.

12 lalaine January 7, 2011 at 3:23 PM

can anyone plsss explain how to download it… plssss

13 jmppppp January 7, 2011 at 3:28 PM

i clicked the link and gave me a download site… should i download?? what is this download?? is this the new firmware?? what is this??

if this is the new firmware ,how should i install this? wouldn’t Official updates be on the SEUS??

14 lalaine January 7, 2011 at 3:39 PM

when seus will release this update?…

15 Seus January 7, 2011 at 4:10 PM

I will download and if it zip in side i will use a xrecovery!!!

16 seus January 7, 2011 at 4:39 PM

there is no zip so want work in xrecovery
when is gonna be released

This quite small 143 MB strange so interesting
last update was ~160 Mb

17 saltorio January 7, 2011 at 4:41 PM

I’ll wait for the devs at XDA to disassemble this new firmware, extract the MT updates, and implement it in their own 2.2 ROM.

F. U. Sony Ericsson.

18 fried egg January 7, 2011 at 9:14 PM

they have got to make that release STABLE with 32gb cards.

the arc looks the part, but its specs are old. sony ericsson are like SEAT etc in they just give old parts a new shiney skin


19 goku January 8, 2011 at 1:22 AM

is x10 hardware capable of getting 2.3 ? pls reply any one…..

20 Damian January 8, 2011 at 3:30 AM


Get a life!!!! MT would be useless

21 rahul January 8, 2011 at 5:49 AM

I have downloaded. Now how to install it ? Can some one help me

22 Boonus January 8, 2011 at 6:48 AM

Evryone needs dual touch. Why? So you can actually fucking type without the piece of shit keyboard failing to recognize an input if u accidently hit two letters at the same time.

23 mengchea January 8, 2011 at 6:52 AM

Good news and bad news for x10 user. Good is will get MT . Bad is no froyo

24 Bill January 8, 2011 at 11:24 AM


2.2/2.3/3.0 > Multitouch and all your stupid accessories you’re trying to launch.

Eat your Multitouch Sony Ericsson!

25 Sidney Wang January 8, 2011 at 6:38 PM

Funny how a lot of people are shitting on MT now that SE said there will be no 2.2. A while back 70% of the people were calling SE fags on why they did not put it in the first place.
moral of the story: SE are really good on designing their phone, but when it comes to the software side, the never fail to disappoint. And God…they have that shitty attitude!! SE 2.1 better than 2.2 my ass

26 Sliganslogan January 9, 2011 at 12:39 AM

If i had to choose between multi-tuch and root id choose root anytime

27 thuddis January 9, 2011 at 1:06 PM

when does it comes to sweden? i want that!:p

28 keith fuelds January 9, 2011 at 2:29 PM

Ok, that dontmake sense, they jus released. Weekms ago some. Videos on youtube aying they were updating……but all they mentioned qas gingerbread… do you think what they are saying is they are skipoing froyo….n the nxt update will be gingerbread…….jys sayin

29 aranny2001 January 10, 2011 at 5:37 AM

so this firmware update is to unlock the MT for x10? hope to hear from you guys~ have anyone updated it? it is provide MT to x10? thx!!!!

30 Ariel PeterPan January 10, 2011 at 10:25 AM

new s/w with multitouch but no froyo update is like im cum in cut tari face but cant get in to her ass. SE crap bullshit said that 2.1 will bring better update than 2.2? OMG how ‘Einstein Failed’ they are. SE must stop their big mouth. How come 2.1 is better than 2.2 even these update contain a good fixed (still a big mark quetion!) ??

Cant say any words. Since SE is a “big (Crap) companies. Im enough and dont want to see SE products with anything SE upcoming release. They cant service a customer satifaction. Its not an android device that i recommended for you. very bad attitude, SONY ERICSSON is FAIL !!!

31 Yeh OK then Bob January 10, 2011 at 8:55 PM

@Ariel PeterPan, the only fail I see here is… you. Nothing you said even made sense. Are you a retard? Please throw your phone in the bin and stop crying over your own mistakes.

32 Some Guy January 11, 2011 at 4:57 AM

Flag ship my a$$!!

I have to agree when x10 cam out i was really excited to buy it for the specs. Ofc the downside was the 1.6 OS but heck i thought that SE will fix the problem quickly. Cudnt have been more wrong. This F***ING phone could have brought SE billions of $$$$ instead it marked their frekin end on the cellphone market. I’ve been a loyal SE customer ever since i was 15 -> my first phone the t68 m i still have it! great phone but the X10 great disappointment!
Never thought i’d say this in my life but i’m done with SE phones so SE can fukin kiss my ass!!!

33 Lau January 11, 2011 at 3:16 PM

Another update.. I haven’t even received the previous one (2.0.2.A.0.24) yet..
(Vodafone, NL)

34 =NoXiouS= January 11, 2011 at 4:02 PM

No flash? BFD MT! Can’t view most sites I visit without flash. Now they announce End Of Life for phone I just got four months ago; I’m choked and gonna hear about it! Jerks!

35 thuddis January 11, 2011 at 4:12 PM

how to install?

36 theodor7094 January 11, 2011 at 7:19 PM

this is chit you promest as 2.2 in multi tutch

37 t-rex January 12, 2011 at 8:47 AM

Wait a minute, they’re publishing as open-source. That’s the future of the X10!

38 Tom January 13, 2011 at 3:38 AM

Does anyone have any idea how long we have to wait, I am itching to get this on my phone and test it out! How long have previous updates taken to go from testing to release?

39 Gabe January 13, 2011 at 4:22 PM

I check every minute to see when they will release MT, my guess, based on pass releases from XDA, its gonna take another week or two. This is ofcourse a big assumption, it can actually be release any moment, most assume it will come with the new firmware release and the firmware is basically done just not implemented to the Xperia yet…i guess

40 Christyan January 14, 2011 at 12:25 PM

When it will be availaible to download on SEUS?

41 Squezzz January 15, 2011 at 10:12 AM

This update was Sertificated 14th january on u20i !!!

42 Yaff January 16, 2011 at 11:01 PM
43 andi January 17, 2011 at 11:04 AM

This new “software update” is already available for my Xperia X10 but I have not done it yet. I have rooted my Xperia X10 a couple of months ago to be able to get the Market app into my X10 as X10 models available in the Middile East is without the Market app. My question is: Does this new “software update” will PREVENT me (or us) to root again my X10 as I am anticipating to root again to get the 2.2 Froyo (once available) into my X10? Also, is this new “software update” includes the much-awaited “Multi-Touch”? Thank you for your reliable response to my queries.

44 killerofgta January 17, 2011 at 3:46 PM

Hi !

I’ve a question, sorry, my english is very bad because i’m french !

How to install the “software update” in the link of “Yaff” ?

Is legaly ? i’m lost the Warranty ?

Tks in advance for yours reply !

45 wintersun January 18, 2011 at 5:31 AM

just installed update on x10 mini, not really sure what it does. tried with piano keyboard software but i couldn’t really make 2 notes sound simultaneously. however, at least there’s an update. given the ongoing sentiment about not having anymore android upgrades for this model i think it’s a timely one. bought x10 mini coz i like the design and the thing that it has most features that other larger phones have, plus a decent camera that puts my husband’s iphone 3gs to shame. speakers very decent for the size too. if i’d needed a really powerful phone with flash and multi-touch and guaranteed upgrades i’d have gone for htc right from the beginning, sorry to say. not happy about sms not being able to come in when there is less than 20mb of phone memory left, hope for app2sd to solve the problem.

46 Mads January 29, 2011 at 7:46 PM

I just firmware updated an Xperia X10 mini. But what did the latest update do for

the x10mini if not MT?

47 sak karepmu cok.. February 6, 2011 at 3:36 PM

a think multi-touch will never work,coz the hardware doesn’t support it…so never hope more guys

48 cheap suits May 13, 2011 at 6:30 PM

yeah multi-touch will never work! i agree!

49 johan January 2, 2012 at 12:17 AM

Plz when will new software be released for x10 mini

50 ZT March 20, 2012 at 12:47 AM

how do i update my firmware from 1.6 to 2.1? And my baseband is unknown how do i find that out? please email or text at / 0478155230 or PSN me Elite_turtle67 (btw i have no credit)

51 ZT March 20, 2012 at 12:48 AM

ohh and my phone is xperia x8

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