Bootloader cracking moves a step closer

by X10 on March 21, 2011

in Firmware, News

Xperia X10The Sony Ericsson Xperia X10’s bootloader has been stubbornly hard to crack. The tight security has meant that the xda devs have had to deploy custom ROMs using the existing kernel. However, judging by recent events on xda, it looks like we may be moving one step closer in finally seeing the bootloader being cracked.

One of the devs called Bin4ry managed to use his own kernel to load a custom image, although there were a number of barriers including a lack of working touchscreen and USB. More recently another developer, jerpelea, confirmed that he was able to load a CyanogenMod 7 ROM using a custom kernel. There is still a long way to go, but these are definitely encouraging steps for the X10 community.

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1 Agrikt!! March 21, 2011 at 9:18 PM

First ;P

2 Agrikt!! March 21, 2011 at 9:18 PM

second…

3 Agrikt!! March 21, 2011 at 9:19 PM

third!!!! =)

4 mat March 21, 2011 at 9:23 PM

first? second? third? gay… post something that actually colaborates with the article. I just hope i get to see froyo on my x10 before the time to change my phone arrives…

5 ryu March 21, 2011 at 9:37 PM

was geo hotz part of this? he should get in on this action quick

6 x10pwnage March 21, 2011 at 10:06 PM

@mat…im running gingerbread on the x10…works pretty good even on the 2.1 kernal….the devs have done a pretty good job…so do try the customized froyo mentioned in the last post of this blog…
@ryu…do u read “geo hotz” in any part of the above post…he is just a sucker for fame…and the credits of the bootloader cracking,whenever it happens will go to bin4ry,jerpelea and the other great devs at the bootloader cracking thead!

7 qwer23 March 21, 2011 at 10:14 PM

Guys, you’re way behind! Touchscreen, USB, all that works now. On some Basebands the only problem is that there’s no radio – THAT is a big step forward. From developing Gingerbread without radio to the actual pretty stable Gingerbread ROM with radio, it was only a few days! Keep your fingers crossed!

8 x10pwnage March 21, 2011 at 10:21 PM

hopefully they’ll crack it by next week and thereafter its gonna be a nice april!!!

9 potentialx10user March 21, 2011 at 10:47 PM

Hay,

that is great news, sinc i planing to buy X10, but I have question:
what excatly cracking bootloader bring for end user?
Do we get finally 16m colors, flash 10.1 or brings only a bit better and stable software.

Thanks guys.

10 Yeh Its Mr Me March 21, 2011 at 10:51 PM

Nobody cares. Sony make the best rom for x10.

11 lghost March 21, 2011 at 11:59 PM

Bin4ry rocks! I knew J&B gonna nail the boot loader! (soon)

12 Damian March 22, 2011 at 1:06 AM

Agrikt!! March 21, 2011 at 9:18 PM

First ;P
2 Agrikt!! March 21, 2011 at 9:18 PM

second…
3 Agrikt!! March 21, 2011 at 9:19 PM

third!!!! =)
Worst spamming ever, OP cmon, man..

@lghost: LOL, it sounds like pure wishkey J&B 😛
@Yeh Its Mr Me: You don’t believe that even yourself..cmon…
They have ages working on this, so they deserve it to happen since there’s not more support for x10’s.

13 Saint March 22, 2011 at 1:31 AM

Goog Job Bin4ry!!, Gingerbread here we come!!

14 Enolok March 22, 2011 at 3:01 AM

Hey guys!

Have a looks there ! My Rom is now released!
Website: https://sites.google.com/site/xandrotest/
XDA Thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1002836

Have fun !

15 alejandro March 22, 2011 at 8:28 AM

Hmm,Wrong,the Bootloader Isnt one step closser to get cracked,its just bypassed for now,but the bootloader is still there and still intact,so dont get your hopes too much.
Thought as Jerp said,we can expect few stuff in the future ^^

Respect

16 Asad Mulla March 22, 2011 at 9:34 AM

first second third, no your not. This guy put the link on Xperia 10 blog yesterday, so he is first,
san March 21, 2011 at 6:34 PM Bootloader almost hacked! http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1001308 found here http://www.xperiax10.net/2011/03/21/guide-to-removing-timescape-and-other-apps-from-your-x10/

who care about being first on a blog.

17 =NoXiouS= March 22, 2011 at 12:58 PM

@Agrikt: Get a life spam boy!
@Yeh Its Mr Me: Get a life fanboy!
I can’t decide which is worse, spamboy or fanboy… I also thought Geohot was on it and haven’t heard anything further since original announcement.

18 Lawrence March 22, 2011 at 7:24 PM

Fantastic news! Cant wait for this to be cracked… not sure what it does but still.. :L

19 sex town March 22, 2011 at 8:50 PM

i will be visiting new york soon, ill hopefully bring back some levi jeans, as there so much cheaper than in the uk.
ill take my x10 with me and see if it works in the states.

20 Pak Ya March 23, 2011 at 4:05 AM

1st 2nd 3rd : U is gay like Rikard Cockberg.
…………………………………………….
Thanks XDA..!! DONATE

21 x10 warrior March 23, 2011 at 8:04 AM

xda rocks….

@Yeh Its Mr Me are you another version of the fact is shit ?????
if so beware… it is not the place you can giggle.. Go n find some other place…

fuck u SE

22 beast March 23, 2011 at 8:08 AM

Hey I’m a noob when it comes to this kind of stuff. What happens when the bootloader is cracked?

23 dyepnoodle March 23, 2011 at 8:15 AM

@beast
You’ll get ur ass kicked.. 🙂 just kidding.. if the bootloader is cracked then we’ll have a better and awesome x10.. devs will be able to provide us what SE didnt.. they suck, android is an open source OS, SE loves to take our money and leave us hanging in the end.

24 dyepnoodle March 23, 2011 at 8:20 AM

@x10 warrior
Agree 100%! Think he loves too kiss se’s ass.. dude they wont give you an update even if you praise those A-holes

25 pak ya March 23, 2011 at 11:49 AM

yeah..Android is open source. It allow you develop without restriction from provider.
I don’t know why SE stop updating X10.
SE mind-fucking-set is still at beginning of smartphone era, just place fucking software in A-hole and then lets you die with it..
cmon SE don’t be so greed to people’s money. Our loyalty can makes you more fucking rich.
FUCK you COckBerg.. i hate to seeing your face! you fucking GAY!!!!!

26 lalaland March 23, 2011 at 2:39 PM

@Yeh Its Mr Me

yes you are right sony ericsson make the best rom for the x10

congratulations to xda for their attempts but its just going to be a knock off version that your always going to feel your phone is a little cheap and devalued.

again i feell sorry for these poor x10 owners that cant get the arc or play, missing out 😀

27 JasoX March 23, 2011 at 2:39 PM

There is a big difference between cracked and bypassed!! *SIGH*

This is exciting news to all Xperia owners, if they can bypass the X10 bootloader, then the 8X, X10mini/pro won´t be far behind.

Bin4ry andJerpelea are really skilled developers, i have used Jerpeleas custom roms for my X8 for a while now and now with the Pinch-zoom module by another developer on XDA, the phone is getting better and better.

28 =NoXiouS= March 23, 2011 at 2:56 PM

@lalaland aka factisfact, aka yehitsmrme, aka, aka…
Fanboy doesn’t get it, kind of like a neutered dog.
Xperia “Plague” is p.o.s. & Xperia Arc only sails sideways.
Sorry Errorsson = Epic Fail
XDA = “Winning!”

29 rojdag March 23, 2011 at 4:15 PM

@lalaland

when they bypass the bootloader and write a suitable rom how will it make the phone feel ‘cheap?’

If you mean by cheap that it will be 3-4x faster than the se rom with all its bloatware, have more features and actually be tailored to our needs? then yes i agrre with you 100%……

Noxious is right the arc is a bigger joke than se software support! what are you actually getting not alot, try comparing it to any of the latest gen e.g. optimus x2, galaxy s II epic FAIL

30 eX10 User March 23, 2011 at 5:03 PM

@rojdag

Rightly said +1

31 beast March 23, 2011 at 9:59 PM

@dyepnoodle

Lol, thanks for letting me know!

32 goku March 24, 2011 at 1:12 AM

se are always a step behind, they’re just playing catch up and they are not innovators, only innovators will win majority of the market share, otherwise it will only be a small propotion, typically by loyal fans (which should be little, considering what they did to the X10 users) and stupid fans boys.

33 ryejuan March 24, 2011 at 8:56 AM

How come xda guys can accomplish stuff like these??

34 x10 warrior March 24, 2011 at 11:12 AM

@lalaland
Missing out arc and xperia play ??????????

do you ever think who loves the Android and looking for support will ever go for SE again ??????…

loll… u gonna compare arc or any other SE phones with HTC and samsung release then come back…. go to GSM ARENA … you will find the result there

35 Anurag Dalmia March 24, 2011 at 6:29 PM

BYE BYE SE….I m never ever buy a SE again…
I HAVE BOUGHT A SAMSUNG GALAXY SL i9003…its much much better than your X10…!

36 ahmad March 25, 2011 at 11:14 AM
37 lalaland March 25, 2011 at 11:39 AM

haha sony ericsson releasing 2.3 on it and some of you sold your phone thats absolutely hilarious lmao

i bet xda are seething 😀 i love sony ericsson they taking da piss out you fools now u wait till quater 3 dangling on their string 😛

38 zul March 25, 2011 at 11:42 AM

New Official Gingerbread Update from SE..REal Good News..

39 bloodyroots March 25, 2011 at 7:09 PM

that’s good news for those who stick on stock roms. but mostly for us we still need the bootloader to be open so we can run rockin CM roms and to maximize the capabilities of the phone that we PURCHASED PURCHASED PURCHASED! a ton of tnx to J&B xda rocks!

40 boo jones March 27, 2011 at 12:27 PM

fanboys you rock, get your bells out and prepare to suckle on the milk from a horse.

41 Sad day for Minis March 28, 2011 at 8:42 PM

Things are looking very dark for the Mini and Mini Pro. Owain94, the wonderful developer who ported CM 6 & 7 to the Minis at XDA…. Has quit.

Now the hopes to run a full 2.3 (Or at least 2.2) on the Minis are starting to die 🙁

Full thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1011841

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