Category: Tips & Tricks

  • Sony Ericsson’s tips to extend Xperia X10 battery life [Video]

    Sony Ericsson released an Xperia X10 support video earlier this week to give some tips to extend battery performance. The timing of the video is somewhat curious, being released 18 months into the phone’s cycle. Most people reading this will already know about most of the tips and we covered much of this and more […]

  • Android 2.3.4 goodies ported to Xperia X10

    Sony Ericsson has started to release the Android 2.3.4 update for its 2011 range of Xperia handsets. If you want to know exactly what this includes, we did a comprehensive feature roundup here. As Xperia X10 owners are unlikely to see any more updates past Android 2.3.3, people have been trying to port the new […]

  • Root your Gingerbread Xperia X10 [Tutorial]

    It has been just over a month since Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread started rolling out on the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10. We still get many questions asking us how to root the handset so we thought we’d knock together this quick guide that should cover the process in step-by-step detail. We’ve adopted this method from xda-developer […]

  • Unlock your Xperia in minutes via Xperia Unlocked

    For those of you that may have bought your Sony Ericsson Xperia smartphone locked to a network and are looking to free your phone, then you may want to check out a new website dedicated to permanently unlocking your handset. recently launched allowing you to unlock most of the 2010 range of Xperia smartphones […]

  • Xperia X10 Schematics available to download

    Now that the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 is over a year old, some of you may start to have problems with the handset as it starts to age. If you’re one of those people that likes to take action in your own hands then we’ve got a couple of PDFs that should help to give […]

  • Guide to removing Timescape and other apps from your X10

    We get many emails from Xperia X10 readers asking how to delete certain applications from their handset. There are a number of apps that will start on boot even if you have no intention in using them. These apps use unnecessary memory and processor power and they can also significantly drain the battery. By removing […]

  • Xperia arc Home Launcher now available for X10

    It was a matter of time before some of the key system files from the Sony Ericsson Xperia arc would be downloaded for all to dissect. Well that time has come, with the system files making an appearance on xda-developers. A number of apps have been extracted, one of the key being the new home […]

  • Boost your Xperia X10 performance – JIT installation guide

    Judging from our last poll, the vast majority of you are running stock Sony Ericsson firmware, despite the various custom ROM options. Well many of you may not be aware that there is an easy way of enhancing your X10 performance by installing a JIT (just-in-time) compiler. JIT compilation is a method to improve the […]

  • Integrate Spotify within Mediascape and Timescape

    We reported back in April, that Spotify, the popular music streaming service, had been integrated into the Mediascape and Timescape apps by Telia in Sweden. Well it seems that this is now open to all as long as you’re running the latest Android 2.1 update and have a premium Spotify subscription. You need to go […]

  • Arabic, Farsi fonts finally available for rooted Éclair Xperia X10’s

    There has been a large group of Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 users that have managed to get by up until now by not having their native language support by the handset. In fact, in the run up to the Android 2.1 update, the demand for Arabic fonts in the Xperia X10 intensified. Whilst, the phone […]

  • Tired of Mediascape? Get access to the 3D Gallery

    Sony Ericsson has done a good job of burying the stock Android 2.1 3D Gallery deep within the software. This means that if you want to browse your photos and videos, one of the only options out of the box is through Mediascape. If you want to know what the 3D Gallery is, you can […]

  • Top Android 2.1 apps to download to your Xperia X10 / X10 mini

    Now that the Android 2.1 firmware for the Xperia X10 family has started to roll out, you may be wondering what now? After you’ve spent some time seeing what’s new with the update, you’ll probably want to hit the Android Market to see what new apps you can download. Well we’ve done the hard work […]

  • AmbientTime Home Launcher brings Live wallpaper to your Xperia X10

    Sony Ericsson Japan has released a fancy new home launcher called AmbientTime Home. AmbientTime Home offers live wallpaper on your Xperia X10, 5 homescreens and a very fancy new lock screen. This follows an Android clock app called AmbientTime Lite that SE Japan launched this time last year. It’s really quite beautiful to play with […]

  • Two colour black/white Xperia X10’s look the business

    Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 owners are faced with a matte black or glossy white colour choice when choosing their handset. However, some X10 owners are not satisfied and are starting to mix & match the housing colours to produce some quite striking results. We’ve got some pictures below showing a ‘stormtrooper’ Xperia X10 (the front […]

  • Exploid Root Method for Xperia X10 [Tutorial]

    Despite flagging the one-click root method for the Xperia X10 family over the weekend, there are still users that couldn’t get it to work. To help them out we’ve expanded on the original Exploid tutorial to make it easy for complete newbies to get root on their Xperia X10 handsets. This method will work for […]