Over the weekend, Sony Ericsson started to roll out its latest firmware (version 2.1.A.0.435 and baseband 2.1.54) for handsets running Global Generic X10a firmware. The improvements that this new firmware brings includes dual-touch and one-finger zoom capabilities, some Mediascape changes, a speedier keyboard, a revamped calendar app and also a video editor (only available for videos taken after the update).
The changes in Mediascape include the ability to use the player in landscape mode, as well as changes to the setting menu and performance improvements. For those looking for root access, fear not as it has been confirmed that SuperOneClick 1.5.5 still works in rooting the handset.
This firmware hasn’t hit X10i handsets yet, but it cannot be too long before it is released. However, checking the PTCRB page, the latest certified update is firmware version 2.1.1.A.0.6 (25 Jan), whereas this 2.1.A.0.435 update was certified on 19 Jan. Maybe Sony Ericsson plans to rollout 2.1.1.A.0.6 to X10i handsets instead in the near future. If you can’t wait, some X10i owners over at xda-developers are already flashing their handsets with this X10a firmware and seemingly everything seems to work. If you’re willing to take the risk click here.