Xperia X10a ‘R2B’ firmware update on the agenda

Xperia X10a 'R2B' firmware update on the agendaThe R2BA020 firmware update for Xperia X10i handsets has started its rollout, well at least for UK generic handsets. North American X10a owners, however, are currently wondering when they can get hold of this latest update.

We’ve got no idea on timeline, but judging by the PTCRB website it looks like it can’t be too far away. The site, a third-party certifier, lists several different X10a firmware that were certified in the last few weeks. This includes R2BA021, R2BA023 and R2BA024 firmware. The differences between each aren’t known but are most likely to be tweaks and bug fixes. Given that the last firmware was certified on the 22 June, hopefully it means it is nearing release. It will also be interesting to see whether these updates get extra features over the R2BA020 update. Click through for a screencap.

Xperia X10a 'R2B' firmware update on the agenda

38 responses to “Xperia X10a ‘R2B’ firmware update on the agenda”

  1. can some nice people out there upload the generic UK R2BA020 on any fileservers please? I’m sure many people will appreciate your effort including me 😛

  2. @eternity0022 If you can’t get the UK R2BA020, then i suggest installing the UK R1FA016 ( SEE Debrand your Xperia X10 [Tutorial]), then do the OTA (Over The Air) update to get the R2BA020 installed.

  3. @Raj
    The problem is that I live in Malaysia and there is no OTA update..I dont think there will ever be 🙁

  4. @eternity0022 I think you can get the OTA update to work if you set it to use Wifi only, and have the x10 connected to a Wifi network (of course). That’s how I did it

  5. I upgraded my software this morning. Everything worked fine and things seemed slightly better, but to my horror, my Swype application does not work any more!! It was so good!
    What can I do to overcome this?!?

  6. @Sunny

    Swype dies whenever you update the firmware. Just uninstall and reinstall it using the Swype installer program.

  7. @Grospolina

    Thanks for your help! im back Swyping now!
    Its amazing isn’t it! 🙂

  8. Looking at the site, now there’s a new firmware certified “R2BA025 Jun 30, 2010” hope to see it soon.

  9. 1st July, still no update for Spain… I tried the repair procedure twice through PC Companion yesterday evening but all I got was a full reset and still the same ol’ firmware… Why can’t the SE guys just release the darn FW simoultaneously all over the world??? I read earlier the FW’s had to be approved by the corresponding operators before release, but in my case, my operator does’t even allow FW Updates unless done by the SE official service centers (that’s why I’ve had to debrand my phone), so what’s the point of delaying this on and on?

  10. I’ve just used the repair function on PC companion even though it said I have the up to date software. New version now R2BA020 and I’m sat in a hotel in Bangkok using X10 from UK Orange debranded

  11. Still no update for Brazil, and I’m using debranded generic FW R1FB001…

  12. Just installed the update. for some reason i feel its an silly modification they made.. when u try to call someone, earlier u just need to click on the number on the contact.. but now u have to click on that and then it takes u to another dial up screen and there u have to click call.. its a more lengthier process now.. and quite honestly i dont see any improvement in speed.. its still pretty laggy at times.. The only improvement that i do see and one that i think is the best reason to upgrade is that it somehow improves the battery life.. quite considerably.. So happy upgrading..

  13. 2nd July, Austria unbranded phone (original) no update! these bull…… from SE!

  14. @bxandi: i think we in austria will be the last xD
    thank god, we have root, so why waiting for the official update??

  15. @ Sebastian
    what version of generic FW for your X10a did you have before the update?
    R1FB001 BR or R1BA016 AR ?

  16. @Dima
    I had North America Generic X10a Firmware R1FA014
    I debranded my phone using this site’s tutorial (and files) last week.

  17. I got it on my Rogers phone earlier today! (though the updater on the computer)

  18. I have debranded my xperia and I am using it with at&t. So that means I have to put it back to Rogers?

  19. Hello!
    is there any way to get a working copy of swype! the one I have says that my license is out 🙁
    And does anyone know when the new firmware will arrive to sweden? my phone is not branded.

  20. Anyone experiencing problems with the market after the latest update? Many of my paid apps are not showing up…a developer emailed me saying copyright protected apps will not show up until SE and Google confirm with each other the update they just rolled out to us…This is so annoying… Any ideas how to get our paid apps back again?!?

  21. I have just upgraded my software through Wi-fi and i am yet to see changes in my x10 .

  22. I have a Experia X10a (3 AU branded) in the UK and awaiting the update with baited breath.. Baseband version 1.0.14 Build R1FA014

    ANy idea when I can update – Phone keeps saying I have latest software..

  23. just got the update at last
    in switzerland
    update was to firmware 1.6
    build number R2BA024