Xperia X10 update hits Germany for generic and O2 handsets

by X10 on November 15, 2010

in Firmware, News

Xperia X10 update hits GermanyJust a quick heads-up to let you know that Germany is now rolling out the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 update for all generic handsets along with those on O2 Germany. We believe the generic German update started rolling out last night but Sony Ericsson Germany officially confirmed it this morning through their twitter account.

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1 Matt November 15, 2010 at 9:56 AM

when will 2.1 update be available for O2 UK customers?

2 Zaryab November 15, 2010 at 10:00 AM

Wats the size of Generic Updateee ??///

3 James November 15, 2010 at 10:08 AM

The UK update should start rolling out today as well

4 Tim van der Leeuw November 15, 2010 at 10:27 AM

I’m glad I’ve rebranded my handset (using the 1-click-root method and editing rather than waiting this long for the German update to roll out!!

Android 2.1 is a huge improvement over 1.6.

5 olli November 15, 2010 at 10:53 AM

it startet to roll out saturday…

6 Epodwolf November 15, 2010 at 11:32 AM

O2 Germany rolled out on Saturday afternoon. Size was 163mb.

7 Ade November 15, 2010 at 11:34 AM

Android 2.1 is available for Xperia X10, Xperia X10 mini in Canada and Australia

8 d3llerium November 15, 2010 at 11:35 AM

From Ireland, updated experia x10 to Eclair

first impression, its a lot faster over donut and UI response it better

9 Bobbel November 15, 2010 at 12:12 PM

I should change from vodafone to O2. 🙂

10 x10 warrior November 15, 2010 at 1:05 PM

2.1 its awsom guys….
enjoy.. !

11 dips November 15, 2010 at 2:12 PM

Just updated and it feels very snappy, anyway this is my last SE phone EVER.

12 iAmSam November 15, 2010 at 2:37 PM


It’s not publicised yet, but I just hooked my Orange UK branded X10 into SEUS and am now downloading the update.

About fecking time!

13 lancs26 November 15, 2010 at 2:42 PM

Orange UK 2.1 update is now today too, just updating my phone using SEUS.

14 Akelly November 15, 2010 at 2:51 PM

O2-UK update’s scheduled for today but nothing so far as of ~3pm, though SEUS has been updating daily for three days in a row, whether not it’s related I don’t know…

15 dyepnoodle November 15, 2010 at 2:51 PM

can someone tell me which firmware is stable because i flashed my phone to nordic firmware last nov 2 to get the update early and the issues im encountering are, the camera shutter has no sound, no haptic feedback even it is turned on and no soud on audible selection and on audible touch tone. i did reinstall the software by reupdating it using SEUS, it was fixed for just like a minute and the stupid issue still occurs! its not that really bad issue, just want to know if NORDIC firmware really sucks! can i flash it to UK generic? or does that firmware also encounters some issue? THANKS!

16 mr November 15, 2010 at 3:01 PM

don’t know if it was mentioned here already, but the update for Belgium X10i is online.
got the message when i tried software update on my phone.

17 Starfox November 15, 2010 at 3:46 PM

I can also confirm the update for Orange UK branded, updating right now.

18 Amin November 15, 2010 at 3:51 PM

evry1 on orange n o2 branded x10s start updating nw!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

19 James November 15, 2010 at 4:04 PM

Orange UK updating!

20 Rubberman November 15, 2010 at 4:08 PM

I just got my 2.1 (live in Belgium)
Looks very nice. Fast reaction time. i can finally play Angry Birds. 🙂
Up until now, I like it.

21 Gary November 15, 2010 at 4:15 PM

Im on Orange UK still cant update?????????????? i get the mesage saying update available, i connect phone and says software upto date

22 rigs November 15, 2010 at 4:34 PM

I’m on o2 Ireland, my pc companion updated today so I thought the udpate for me was ready, but when I connect my phone it still says ‘Your phone is up to date.’ Anyone know when o2 Ireland will get it?

23 lancs26 November 15, 2010 at 4:35 PM

try using SEUS instead of PC Companion.

PC Companion wouldn’t find my Orange 2.1 update but SEUS did

24 steve November 15, 2010 at 4:38 PM

hmmm noot sure who to believe here cos o2-uk aint told us anything

25 Gary November 15, 2010 at 4:42 PM

I have the message on my phone that says update is avialble tells you about 2.1 etc, then i go to update on seus and it says i already have the latest software (Orange UK)

26 steve November 15, 2010 at 4:44 PM

i might try the reinstall as in some cases it reinstalls 2.1 not 1.6

27 iAmSam November 15, 2010 at 4:45 PM


Okay, you’ll see I posted above that 2.1 was ready? Well it turned out SEUS was lying to me. Spent ages downloading and reinstalling,…so I eagerly reboot to find that I’m still on 1.6, only due to the “update”, I’m now back to factory settings and have to reinstall all my apps/contacts etc…

VERY annoyed. Have contacted SE Customer Services and made them aware. All they can say is that my phone (1232-4290) doesn’t have the update yet, and they’re not sure why the SEUS software is telling me it is, and then fooling me into reinstalling 1.6.

The words “chocolate” and “fireguard” spring to mind,…immediately after “About as useful as a”.

28 Rigs November 15, 2010 at 4:45 PM

Thanks lancs26, tried SEUS but no joy. Guess we will have to wait still!

29 Gary November 15, 2010 at 4:47 PM

Just got the updated seus on website…..2.1 installing now Orange uk

30 eric November 15, 2010 at 4:51 PM

whoever says 02-uk have it thats bs 02-de and by the sounds of it 02-irl have it but not 02-uk thats just poor, we were told 15th november (well the week of) meaning that germany and irelands tech guys can do a good job in a small amount of time but the uk one is just useless

31 Gary November 15, 2010 at 5:01 PM

Im finally on 2.1 (Orange UK) just now restoring my contacts etc, first impressions very laggy but hopefully this will ease off. Thanks to lancs26, i downloaded the CURRENT version of seus and it found the update, currently pc companion says software is upto date so all Orange UK users use seus to update.

32 kolja November 15, 2010 at 5:03 PM

and when to uk vodafone coming update?

33 steve November 15, 2010 at 5:10 PM


vodafones came out 2 days after the uk generic release they were the first provider to release it

34 steve November 15, 2010 at 5:10 PM


apparently the lag eases off after about half an hour from what alot of people have said

35 lancs26 November 15, 2010 at 5:11 PM

yes mine was very laggy for a while. Nice and smooth now. took about half an hour or an hour, something like that.

36 Eric November 15, 2010 at 5:15 PM

thought 02-uk would get the update out before orange but i was wrong yeah they gave a date of commencing 15th but when asking for any update on today they wont answer us at all which is starting to make me think it was all a stall cos 02-de and 02-irl both have the update for some reason 02-uk take so much longer, not impressed with the fact they wont say any more, just a simple no its not today would be good but they wont answer. 02-uk’s tech guys are nutoriously slow!!!!

37 Connor November 15, 2010 at 5:25 PM

When does it come to Vodafone Germany?

38 steve November 15, 2010 at 5:28 PM


02 germany released it but no word on vodafone youur best contacting vodafone about that vodafone uk were the first to release the update here in the uk. seems to be that 02-uk and vodafone have the same problem they take forever with an update

39 ElNino November 15, 2010 at 5:33 PM

Added 2010-11-15

These are the latest kits released.

40 steve November 15, 2010 at 5:43 PM

im resolved to having to just wait for 02-uk to get their arses into gear and give us the update well orange has now beaten 02-uk to the update

41 hmm November 15, 2010 at 5:54 PM

so the lagginess in the os is true…

42 EvilEd November 15, 2010 at 6:26 PM

After trying all day trying OTA updates, and SEUS, I un-installed SEUS and downloaded a new copy from SE and installed it. I then deleted the contents of the db folder in C:\Program Files\Sony Ericsson\Update Service\db . I then followed usual steps to check software on the phone using SEUS and got my new software update that way. I’m on a branded O2 UK handset and I can confirm I have 2.1-update1 with a baseband version of M76XX-TSNCJOLYM-53404006 Build 2.0.A.504

43 Björn November 15, 2010 at 6:37 PM

yes finally my X10 is updated to 2.1…
used SEUS to install it, PC Companion didn’t find an update
Mobistar – Belgium

44 WaQas November 15, 2010 at 6:49 PM

Orange UK downloading 2.1 now!

Taking too long, been +40mins this normal or jus internet connection?

45 EvilEd November 15, 2010 at 6:59 PM

What is the file size of your download? Mines was only 119MB for O2 UK

46 WaQas November 15, 2010 at 7:06 PM


its updating now

47 WaQas November 15, 2010 at 7:10 PM

now its showing a camera with and arrow pointing at a phone :S

gonna try updating again

48 lancs26 November 15, 2010 at 7:12 PM

camera with the arrow pointing at the phone is normal with this update, leave it for a few mins and it will start up

49 WaQas November 15, 2010 at 7:13 PM

never mind, works now

50 Zaryab November 15, 2010 at 7:21 PM

When i updated my fone to 2.1 the camera with an arrow doesnt appearrrrn at 1st start up 😀

51 Lawrence November 15, 2010 at 7:36 PM

Still waiting Uk-O2 I wish i had got it on orange now

52 WaQas November 15, 2010 at 7:36 PM

Does ur backup & restore work? mine doesnt

53 dave November 15, 2010 at 7:59 PM

I’m on o2-uk, but my x10 is branded as german gerneic.. i dont know why as i bought it sim free in the uk.. anyways, it updated to 2.1 on satutday, and i can tell you its a massive improvement and well worth the wait 🙂

54 Quincy ME November 15, 2010 at 8:15 PM

Is no-one on T-mobile?!?!!? I’m still waiting for the official update. This sucks. No-one even mentions them.

55 lee November 15, 2010 at 8:18 PM

Orange UK branded handset, updating to 2.1 now…. bout bloody time! and thanks for letting me know Orange… nobs! didn’t even know until i came on to this forum lol

56 T-Com Hate November 15, 2010 at 8:18 PM

Sehr geehrter Herr XXX,

die Software befindet sich derzeitig noch im Test, wann hier eine Freigabe erfolgen wird können wir zum jetzigen Zeitpunkt leider noch nicht angeben.

Mit freundlichen Grüßen

Telekom Deutschland GmbH

57 Damian November 15, 2010 at 8:26 PM

When is this update going to be out for Vodafone???

58 lee November 15, 2010 at 8:27 PM

@Quincy ME

Hasn’t T-mobile merged with Orange? Wouldn’t the update be released the same time? if so, the update is out now… give it a try.

59 steve November 15, 2010 at 8:37 PM


which vodafone? yodafone uk or germany because if its uk they released it two days after generic release, if its germany you may have to contact vodafone on an eta

60 Hyyoho November 15, 2010 at 8:42 PM

O2 branded X10 with no updates from PC Companion and SEUS….

61 Damian November 15, 2010 at 8:47 PM


What?? Vodafone UK. I did not get it. my phone keeps saying you are running the latest version… how do you know that?

62 steve November 15, 2010 at 8:58 PM


its been well known for ages vodafone has released 2.1 its on the sony ericsson site i suggest u check a previously article on this site. check ur phone code to the ones on the pagethat are already released. your nubmer is located underneath your battery it starts its 8 numbers long. check iot against the kits already rolled out if urs is there then its been released

63 steve November 15, 2010 at 8:59 PM


some people have said trying pc companion instead of seus usually solves the problem ur best checking ur number first to the kits already released if it matches and both seus and pc companion wont work i suggest u ring vodafone

64 Andy_Man November 15, 2010 at 9:03 PM

i bought a new x10 mini on o2, but it was already unlocked to any network. I’m now on Vodafone so will i have to go back to o2 to get the update?

So confused:-s

65 Damian November 15, 2010 at 9:07 PM

@ steve

Well, I checked the kits number and my number does not appear on the list.
So frustrated…

66 schrepfus November 15, 2010 at 9:20 PM

Hey there,

I’ve a problem regarding the contact photos on xperia x10 after the firmware update. The quality of every contact photo decreases enormously while dialing a contact or being dialed by one. However the picture is saved and also displayed in the normal addressbook application in good quality (it also happens when I take a photo directly from the 8MP camera..). This bug just appears while dialing. Has anybody a clue how to remove this bug?

67 Kirillon November 15, 2010 at 9:24 PM

SEUS sais “Your phone is up-to-date”. E+/Base. I want the update 🙁

68 Kirillon November 15, 2010 at 9:29 PM

got the same issue after reinstalling the system. just update the contact pictures.

69 schrepfus November 15, 2010 at 9:44 PM

I already updated them with my original version of the photo, but it didn’t work out. I can see the original photo while displaying the contact infos, but it’s still the stretched one, when I phone somebody.

70 eric November 15, 2010 at 9:56 PM

im 02-uk still on 1.6 and my pic of my brother on caller id comes up blurred and has done for ages even stretched and tbh why the necessity when u ring someone ur not looking at the screen so seems pointless

71 steve November 15, 2010 at 10:14 PM


i suggest u ring vodafone uk and ask them why ur phone hasnt been update if you dont mind me asking whats is ur batch number? it shud be just 8 numbers long

72 ian mcintosh November 15, 2010 at 10:40 PM

when does spain (movisar)(x10 mini) get 2.1 update

73 Quincy ME November 15, 2010 at 10:54 PM

@ Lee

I’ve tried it with PC companion and SEUS. Looks like T-mobile users are just sat twiddling their thumbs watching everyone else get it until the end of the month (supposedly). Although, from the posts on here it seems I’m the only T-mobile user! 🙂

74 Damian November 16, 2010 at 12:30 AM


I don’t know if they will be able to provide information.
I have 1232-4285, which is not in the list. I hope they add more.
I could just send them an email asking.

75 Damian November 16, 2010 at 12:41 AM


I don’t think so, I would sugest you to keep your Vodafone sim and wait, if you do that you will probably have to update again.Remember that network providers have to release their verison too.So do not swap sim’s just yet. I know what you mean, it would be good.

76 Andy_Man November 16, 2010 at 1:05 AM

@ Damain.

Thanks for your reply. I just hope the time will come for me.:-)

77 jack November 16, 2010 at 2:11 AM

released in brazil too!

78 caro November 16, 2010 at 3:09 AM

When will the update come to mexico?

79 Ny November 16, 2010 at 9:00 AM

I contacted Vodafone (UK) yesterday to ask a the simple question of when the X10 2.1 update can be expected? After being passed around to FIVE times. I got the answer of “I’m not sure sir” at this point I laughed and put the phone down. Imo I don’t think we will see it until January. I am tempted to debrand, the only worry I have is crewing my phone up. The last time I debranded my handset. I constantly had no service apart from when I was at work and that because was near a Vodafome mast!

80 nunux10 November 16, 2010 at 9:06 AM

I’m so glad to have a generic unbranded x10 mini and 2.1 since last week. (location: Gemany)
these provider-brands – no.

81 Sandeep S November 16, 2010 at 6:23 PM

Hope i win!! all d bst everyone!! 🙂

82 myro November 16, 2010 at 11:25 PM

Yeah 2.1 isn’t that bad. I *think* the call volume has increased (just a bit)
Battery seems to die faster though :\ (ORANGE UK)

83 moistvelvet November 17, 2010 at 9:14 AM

Updated to 2.1 screen goes black whenever I make a call, stays black when finished, freezes, unable to use any buttons or return to the main screen, wish I stuck with 1.6 as I could at least use my X10 as a phone.

84 janis December 26, 2011 at 8:25 PM

Camera with a arrow pointing at phone guys, it remains so 2nd day in the row. dont know what to do,cause it is not starting up… ;(

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