Custom Froyo ROM hits the X10 mini and X8

by X10 on February 9, 2011

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

X10 Mini custom ROMUp until now most of the custom ROM love has gravitated towards the flagship Xperia X10. However, there are now a number of xda-developer ninjas porting custom ROMs to both the X10 mini range and the Xperia X8.

There are a number of different custom ROM’s currently in progress so hopefully it shouldn’t be too long before we have a stable Froyo ROM for the X10 mini’s and X8. They already have most stuff working (including Wi-Fi), but the camera appears to be a sticking point. For those interested in following their progress you can click here, here and here.

Thanks t-rex and Mihkel!

{ 27 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Simon Royal February 9, 2011 at 2:37 PM

Holy shit. I thought it would never happen. As soon as it is stable, my Mini Pro will be getting the upgrade treatment.

2 stavros February 9, 2011 at 2:46 PM

good news. keep up the good work xda’s.

3 xtian3 February 9, 2011 at 2:48 PM

xda rules!!!

4 Devfrost February 9, 2011 at 2:52 PM

you and me both, Simon… I too will wait until it is stable enough before upgrading. Will be checking out xda everyday…actually I already did that : )

5 Untitled February 9, 2011 at 3:01 PM

Ninjas (plural) and not ninja’s (possessive).
Yes, I know I’m anal.

6 ahmad February 9, 2011 at 3:01 PM

I’d like to thank the developers at xda for their great suppor. Thank for providing the global firmware, thank you for rooting the X10 and thank you for making froyo possible on the X10

7 X10 February 9, 2011 at 3:08 PM

@Untitled – We’re anal too – good spot!

8 Phoner February 9, 2011 at 5:43 PM

Actually, for X8 there is now also Gingerbread in the works…

9 Lweek February 10, 2011 at 12:49 AM

Thanks god for hobbist developers. :D Now this is real meaning of open source .. no commercial bonds dictated by companies. Thank You XDA guys! :)

10 theandroidlover February 10, 2011 at 7:13 PM

hi, thanks XDA a lot !!! who’s doing the Custom Rom ??? What’s your reaction ??? Is it good for a daily utilisation ??? Thanks a lot for your answer !

11 dave February 10, 2011 at 9:02 PM

Am I right in thinking that even with Froyo the Mini and Mini pro will not have Flash due to the low screen resolution?

12 Xfan February 10, 2011 at 9:14 PM

They already starting alpha gingerbread on mini’s

cant wait for it to be stable and flashes to our phone

+1 to mikhevel n owain94 for pro’s

13 Aritz February 11, 2011 at 10:36 AM

Dave, You are half right, Mini and Mini Pro will now have flash even with Froyo, but not beaceuse the low resolution, it will be because they have an ARM v6 and Flash requires ARM v7 CPU :P anywais we ll be able to use Flash Lite and Quadronia shows arround 1000 score, thats like 40% better performance.

14 tejagamer February 13, 2011 at 3:26 AM

Have seen this a while before…
WIll install after it is out of beta

15 John Lacson February 13, 2011 at 10:36 AM

Wow, that’s such great news! Fray would be welcome performance enhancement to the mini and mini pro specially with their slower CPUs!

16 arr February 13, 2011 at 4:04 PM

this is great! thx XDA! ure the best and too much better than sony team! ^_^

17 se fan February 14, 2011 at 1:11 AM

SONY ERICSSON ON 2.3 KEEP UP XDA :P I DOUBT ANYBODY WITH AN XPERIA PLAY WILL WANT TO RISK BUTCHRING IT WITH XDA #JUST SAYING :D

18 Simon Royal February 14, 2011 at 10:43 AM

@se fan

If it werent for XDA then the current range would be stuck on 2.1. XDA have alpha versions of 2.3 for X10, X10 Mini already. Fingers up to SE.

19 se fan February 14, 2011 at 4:54 PM

@SSIMON

THE CURRNT RANGE IS STUCK ON 2.1 LOL X10 BUT XDA HAS SAVED YOU! THE NEW RANGE WAS ALWAYS IN THE WORKS WHILE YOU WERE USING YOUR X10 DONT BE SO NIEVE WHY WOULD THEY UPDATE IT TO 2.2 WHEN THEY CAN MAKE YOU BUY A NEW ONE ITS CALLED MAKING A PROFIT!

YOU MUST BE REALLY DUMB GET OVER IT!

20 se fan February 14, 2011 at 5:04 PM

oh and btw

Motorola’s Atrix 4G and LG’s Optimus 2X brand new android phones shipping with 2.2 so stop your stupid moaning SE not behind they ahead now

21 xda rules se sucks February 27, 2011 at 1:18 PM

maybe se should hand over complete support for the x10 to xda they would do a far better job at it

22 123 March 2, 2011 at 6:30 PM

Why don’t you mention the great improvements of this rom? Both camera and camcorder do work now!

23 RAJA March 9, 2011 at 7:23 AM

how to use file manager in x10 mini

24 Eric June 8, 2011 at 1:34 PM

So, you guys are facing the same issues as me with my Samsung Galaxy Spica.
It is running a custom Froyo rom now, that works pretty good.
I was looking for an X10 Pro, to put Froyo on it. Is it a fast enough gem, like Spica?

25 anmol singh July 9, 2011 at 7:46 PM

Please somebody tell me how to upgrade xperia mini pro to android 2.3 or 2.2 using xda software

26 anmol singh July 9, 2011 at 7:49 PM

se sucks

27 marlyboy April 1, 2013 at 6:36 PM

question: is there a stable custom rom 2.3 or higher for xperia x8? desperately need one :|

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