Whilst many in Europe are rejoicing about finally getting hands-on with the Android 2.1 Xperia X10 update, spare a thought for those running X10a handsets (typically in North America) with no sign of an update on the horizon. Step forward the guys over at xda-developers who have been continuing their sterling work by releasing a flash tool that allows X10a owners to load the Eclair update.
The flash tool only works on Xperia X10 handsets and not the X10 mini family and nor the Xperia X8. The great thing is that 3G works with no problems once the update is completed. You can find the full instructions here. If you don’t want to wait on Sony Ericsson to release the Android 2.1 update, the guys over at xda have provided a real alternative for any X10 owner globally. Kudos to them.