Bootloader unlock now available to Xperia X10 owners

by X10 on September 8, 2011

in Firmware, News

X10 Bootloader UnlockedBack in July, we reported that the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 had seen its bootloader unlocked (or at least bypassed). Since then, there’s been very little news whilst the devs have been beavering away to get a solution for us to use on our own phones.

Well that milestone has now come as the_laser from xda-developers has just released the toolset to permanently “unlock” the bootloader of the Xperia X10. To get this up and running click here, but be aware it only runs on Android 2.1 for now.

Thanks Sharath!

{ 21 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Jamie September 8, 2011 at 3:28 PM



2 Leo September 8, 2011 at 3:43 PM

What is the different between getting root of the device and unlocking the boost loader?

3 Son Goku September 8, 2011 at 9:15 PM

any news on the possible screen improvements?

4 Mutarito September 8, 2011 at 11:19 PM

Hey! You have to notice that u can upgrade to 2.3.3cafter unlocking process. btw there is an option to unlock bootloader without loosing your current rom!

5 FreeX10 September 9, 2011 at 8:16 AM

you dont have to downgrade the whole FW to unlock the bootloader, just downgrade your kernel.

6 venki September 9, 2011 at 10:15 AM

iam from india ,iam using my phone with android 2.3.3 from past one month,when iam trying to connect it to data carrier it is restarting again and again,i repaired the version via seus again and again nearly twenty times still the problem persists,please any one give me proper suggestion ,how can i use my phone again as it was early,this update ruined my phone,no more sony ericsson ever in my life

7 Osama September 9, 2011 at 11:16 PM

hey freex10, how to you just downgrade the kernal…i just updated to 2.3 and im about to root!!! whats the point of unlocking the loader???

8 Damo September 10, 2011 at 4:12 PM

Hey Osama just flash old kernel with flashtool,it wont wipe anythng.

9 mat wilkinson September 12, 2011 at 12:16 PM


10 Emilio September 13, 2011 at 8:32 AM

Hi ! i’m from Argentina, and my english it’s not very well, but i have a question. With this unlock bootloader can i repair my imei?

11 mat wilkinson September 13, 2011 at 12:13 PM


12 b l u e w a f t e r September 13, 2011 at 12:26 PM

hi, romULen chip is available for the x10, it is bigger and comes with its own self sticking solder pads so fitting only takes about 10 mins.
once the romULen chip is fitted your phone will be so fast.
The bootloader will also be lockenundone as its a configuration of the thing.
This wilont fix the bootloader though as its locked down so tight you need the key like realy badly.
The kernel is a bogus fella, like the guy on the side of KFC, he is not realy a cournel, so i doubt you fhone will have one so dont worry about it.

Screen is good enough so dont sweat it, if you need it better buy some glassers!

13 sko specialist September 13, 2011 at 9:50 PM

blue moon, i saw you standing alone, blue moon

i love kfc, kentucky fucked chicken!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

14 help remove pilot form xda as a mod September 13, 2011 at 11:43 PM

this is for people who were banned on xda

help remove pilot form xda as a mod

15 Siddhartha September 14, 2011 at 7:32 PM

What about official updates?

16 dragos September 15, 2011 at 9:17 AM

It seems it’s also possible for 2.3 without to reflash back to 2.1
“Hi guys, cause it was asked for, here is a how-to to unlock bootloader without reflashing a 2.1 firmware what means no need of reinstall your current rom after unlocking bootloader.”

17 goku September 20, 2011 at 6:23 AM

to the blog owner , can u provide us the compatible apks from the arc neo 2.3.4 update (new weather widget apks in arc ) like u u provided arc launcher to us..pls provide the apks like new swipe keyboard, new facebook integration apks(if suitable)

18 Osama September 22, 2011 at 11:40 PM

why would anyone want to switch back? I just froze Crashmonitor in TB, and my phone suddenly went turbo speed, there is a lot of floatware in the release!

19 fkfdk September 25, 2011 at 11:36 AM
20 Simon Royal September 27, 2011 at 11:49 AM

Hi. Im running CyanogenMod MiniCM7 on my X10 Mini. I did this a few weeks ago before the bootloader unlock was announced.

Can some explain to me the benefits of unlocking the bootloader over using CWM and MiniCM?

Does unlocking the bootloader allow full vanilla Android roms to be installed?

21 Aslan July 3, 2016 at 6:25 AM

It’s good to get a fresh way of loiokng at it.

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