Tag: Custom ROM

  • SE opens bootloader for new Xperia range – X10 not included

    In case you haven’t heard the news, Sony Ericsson is officially unlocking the bootloader for its new range of Xperia smartphones. Click here to read the full post over at Xperia Blog. However, the disappointing point for X10 owners is that the handset will remain locked due to “technical and legal reasons”. Maybe SE will […]

  • Bootloader cracking moves a step closer

    The 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 most complete ROMs for the X10 – CyanogenMod 6.1.3 V4.5.7

    The custom ROMs for the Xperia X10 are coming on leaps and bounds. However, having a browse through the xda-developer forums show a number of different ROMs which can be intimidating for some. Now Wolfbreak from xda has released one of the most complete ROMs in the form of CyanogenMod 6.1.3 V4.5.7. This includes a […]

  • CyanogenMod 7 (Gingerbread) hits the Xperia X8

    The devs over at xda have been hard at work on getting CyanogenMod 7 (which includes Android 2.3.3) working on the Xperia X8. It has moved on from an alpha release earlier in the month to an RC2 (Release Candidate) release. The latest v005 custom Rom includes a Wi-Fi fix that was missing on previous […]

  • Custom Froyo ROMs finally get camcorder fix

    One of the biggest stumbling blocks for people when considering a custom ROM is that they will lose the ability to take video recordings. Most custom ROMs up until now have had this key feature missing. However, the gods at xda-developers have done it again. A patch is now available to download that will restore […]

  • Geohot buys an Xperia X10 to hack

    Renowned hacker George Hotz aka Geohot has revealed that he recently bought a Sony Ericsson Xperia X10, as he looks into the security and encryption of the handset. The X10 is likely to be used as ground work in preparation for a full-on assault on the Xperia Play, which he already has said is his […]

  • Xperia arc ROM ported to X10

    Following on from the release of the Xperia arc system files, one of the devs (TripNRaVeR) over at xda-developers has ported over this arc ROM to the Xperia X10. This new custom ROM is based on Android Gingerbread (v2.3.1) and includes apps from the Xperia arc including Timescape and the Mediascape widget. The release is […]

  • 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 […]

  • Custom Froyo ROM hits the X10 mini and X8

    Up 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 […]

  • Xperia X10 xda-developers at war

    The latest version of two of the most popular custom ROMs for the Xperia X10 went live over the last 24 hours. First zdzihu & Jerpelea’s FreeX10 Froyo ROM reached Beta 4, which offers only minor improvements over Beta 3 but is designed to work for those who upgraded to the latest firmware (v2.1.A.0.435 and […]

  • Which Android version are you running on your Xperia X10? [Poll]

    Now that Sony Ericsson has confirmed that the Xperia X10 family will not get any more official Android releases, many users are now looking at the custom ROM’s to get them onto Froyo or even Gingerbread. The custom ROM releases are becoming more stable over time, just earlier this week we reached Beta 3 for […]

  • Custom Froyo Rom for X10 hits Beta 2, gets camera fix

    The custom Android 2.2 (Froyo) ROM for the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 has reached ‘Beta 2’ stage. Zdzihu from xda-developers has included a number of minor fixes but the headline feature is a working camera (although video recording is still out of action). The latest hotfix also includes RockPlayer (the media player capable of playing […]

  • Dual-touch fix for all ROMS now available

    Are you running a custom ROM? Can’t wait for the official dual-touch update to hit your handset? Well you’re in luck as the whiz-kids over at xda-developers have released a dual-touch hotfix that will work on all ROMs. All credit goes to Bin4ry from xda-developers, you can find the downloads needed and instructions here.

  • Custom Android Gingerbread ROM hits the Xperia X10

    The ninja devs over at xda-developers have just released the first Android Gingerbread alpha for the Xperia X10. This is great news for those X10 owners that don’t mind tinkering with their phones, especially since SE has announced no further Android support past v2.1. As you would expect with an alpha release, there are a […]

  • Latest Custom Android 2.2 Xperia X10 hotfix includes native APP2SD

    Zdzihu from xda-developers continues to make great progress on the Custom Android 2.2 (Froyo) ROM for the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10. In the latest hotfix, he has now included native APP2SD functionality, which enables you to move your apps to your memory card. However, it’s worth remembering this is still a beta release and there […]