Dual-touch fix for all ROMS now available

by X10 on January 19, 2011

in Firmware

Pinch to zoomAre 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.

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1 Tadashii January 19, 2011 at 9:10 PM

Just in time for my second Xperia X10, I now have a black and a white one 😀

Dual touch, dual phones 😛

2 Rami January 19, 2011 at 9:10 PM

First!. Im not doing that i wait.

3 Tadashii January 19, 2011 at 9:31 PM

Rami, you’re not first dumbass, I am.

4 Andrés Espinoza January 19, 2011 at 9:38 PM

Why all you people wants to be the first to comment???!!!!
What’s the big thing?????

5 Jorge Grajales January 19, 2011 at 9:45 PM


This only works with custom XDA ROM? Or it works also for 2.1 eclair for SE?


6 Mr Anon January 19, 2011 at 9:49 PM

I think it’s a homosexual thing, just leave them to it 🙂

7 sshick January 19, 2011 at 9:53 PM

Для русско говорящих..
все расписано тут http://smart-se.ru/news.php?extend.104

8 Tadashii January 19, 2011 at 9:57 PM

It works with nordic 2.1

but it doesn’t work with maps and the default browser, it works great on all the other apps.

9 =NoXiouS= January 19, 2011 at 10:31 PM

XDA so fast ROM’s got whiplash!

10 Dennis January 19, 2011 at 10:58 PM

People, im saying this step by step in great detail
1. Download both files and extract them. You should get Dualtouch and flashtool folder.
2. Copy the whole dualtouch folder
3. Go into flashtool folder, then into firmwares folder (it should be empty) and paste dualtouch folder in there.
4. Execute X10FlashTool application, should say:
19/051/2011 22:51:27 – INFO – <- This level is successfully initialized
19/051/2011 22:51:27 – INFO – Starting adb service
5. turn off the phone
6. click connect (top left corner) , check x10 (do not press OK)
7. connect the usb link with phone and computer while pressing the back key
8. click OK on the screen when green led lights, should get:
20/054/2011 01:54:11 – INFO – <- This level is successfully initialized
20/054/2011 01:54:11 – INFO – Starting adb service
20/057/2011 01:57:23 – INFO – start
20/057/2011 01:57:23 – INFO – Searching for Xperia….
20/057/2011 01:57:23 – INFO – Found at USB\VID_0FCE&PID_ADDE\5&13AD509F&0&3
20/057/2011 01:57:23 – INFO – Sending Loader…
20/057/2011 01:57:34 – INFO – ### read failed : checksum err! FFFFFFFF!=00000000
20/057/2011 01:57:34 – INFO – Flashing X10.sin
20/057/2011 01:57:34 – INFO – Sending Loader finished.
20/057/2011 01:57:34 – INFO – Phone successfully connected on loaders\X10.sin

Something like that, not sure if its exactly but it should end with " Phone successfully connected on loaders\X10.sin"

9. click flash (next to connect button) , check dualtouch, ok, you should get:
20/057/2011 01:57:46 – INFO – Start Flashing…
20/057/2011 01:57:46 – INFO – Flashing kernel.sin
20/057/2011 01:57:46 – INFO – Flashing finished.
20/057/2011 01:57:46 – INFO – Now unplug the device and power it on
20/057/2011 01:57:46 – INFO – Then go to application settings
20/057/2011 01:57:46 – INFO – turn on Unknown Sources and Debugging

10. if finished unplug the cable and turn on the phone

11 Eric January 19, 2011 at 11:40 PM

followed your guide and got same flash log, after power back on again dual touch is not there, is anything to do with “20/057/2011 01:57:34 – INFO – ### read failed : checksum err! FFFFFFFF!=00000000”, or should I turn off Unknown Sources and Debugging first, flash then turn back on? Please help!!

12 MILO January 19, 2011 at 11:52 PM

Tried this on X10a branded and didn´t work, Dual touch doesn´t work.

13 MILO January 20, 2011 at 12:16 AM

Ok, testing in other programs only works in angry birds and Acrobat, no mediascape, browsers (Skyfire, Miren Browser, Stock Browser) google maps. i test it dual touch with Multitouch Visualizer from the market and works with 2 points, no more.

14 TylerDurden January 20, 2011 at 12:30 AM

Guys and gals,
i dont mean to be funny but the wee cleverclogs over at xda have
released a 2.2 froyo rom with a working camera (just still pics, no cam corder at the mo) AND a flash to add the dual touch functionality to it too…

the bad news is im gonna be up late reflashing ma x10 lol

15 Emigdio January 20, 2011 at 12:32 AM

Ok, i have flashed the file in a X10 Generic ROM 2.1 2.0.2.A.0.24 and i got dual touch in other applications but not in maps, browser, media scape :S is this normal ?

16 Andrew Lyons January 20, 2011 at 12:36 AM

Just to let everyone know, some stock apps do not work with Dual-Touch, as the ROM’s were made before dual-touch was released. Any releases after today should include dual-touch for ALL applicable stock apps

17 Emigdio January 20, 2011 at 12:39 AM

I mean, generic SE world ROM

18 Emigdio January 20, 2011 at 12:41 AM

So, do we waint until xda release the rooted version of the complete firmware with dual touch support ?

19 Kevin January 20, 2011 at 2:04 AM

Zdzihu has just release Beta 2 of his FROYO from that has CAMERA SUPPORT! No video camera, but still, good enough for 90% of us I’m sure. Dual touch works great on it.

20 TylerDurden January 20, 2011 at 2:06 AM

Hey guys and gals!

just got done flashing and hacking my x10i..

and ive now got an x10 running 2.2 froyo, with a working camera (no camcorder as of yet) AND the new dual touch functionality which is quite nice 🙂

i found it works in google maps, the gallery, the browser and angry birds 🙂
those are the only things ive tried so far not sure what else i could test 🙂

but just a quick post to confirm its working, at least with my phones setup 🙂

ps : wheres fact is fact? lol shouldnt he be here goin on with himself or something? lol

21 =NoXiouS= January 20, 2011 at 2:36 AM

@TylerDurden (ps) LMAO!
FiF is Sorry Errorson’s unpaid Caped Crusader. I believe he may also be reason pink handsets are offered. He will probably only post when S.E. gets flamed a few times our if Martha shows up.

22 TylerDurden January 20, 2011 at 2:45 AM

@ =NoXiouS=

lol as im sure LOTS and lots of users here know of him/her/it lol
seen him a while ago during the 2.1 update debacle then caught
random glimpses of him here there and everywhere lol

think he got flamed rather bad in a different thread lolz

anyway! im of to sleep! gotta get up for work in the mornin
and spend the day playing with my x10 2.2 DT 🙂
must say if only sony had of knocked out the x10
in the condition the xda gang has now gotten it up to
imo it would have been a killer phone,

as with all the hackin ive done on it, (thanks to the xda gang)
im rather happy with it now 🙂

(god i think im turnin into an xda fanboy… better check to see if they have any posters i can hang up in ma bedroom lol)

good luck everyone! catch ya’ll tomorrow on the bus ride to work!

23 huy January 20, 2011 at 3:17 AM

working on some apps… great anyway 😀

24 Bandit January 20, 2011 at 5:14 AM

woow after the update my phone rocks! SE is truly the best. Fu* you retarded people who speak bad about the company. I will recommend se products for all my family and friends for sure.

25 MILO January 20, 2011 at 6:10 AM

Works on google sky, so good and fluid.

26 Vegeta January 20, 2011 at 6:42 AM

Hey guys, heres a link and a guide to get dual touch working for every app, including 3rd party apps, thank god for the xda guys, enjoy!! http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=921302

27 prob January 20, 2011 at 8:11 AM

Any idea?? Ii always fail when I want to update from 504 to 24 .all of the lvls go right but when it reboot it says fail to update

28 jigsy January 20, 2011 at 8:12 AM

guys is camera bug fixed on custom?? wat all things r still not working on custom rom?? plzz help!!

thanks!! xda rocks!!

29 sp34k January 20, 2011 at 9:26 AM

sony, meet the x10 XDA devs, give em ur jobs, ur money, ur wife and kids…. or just watch out, cuz if u do not become as fast and hardworking as them, ull eventually lose all the above anywayz. ^^

30 Alvin January 20, 2011 at 9:35 AM

Working like a charm! =D

31 seus January 20, 2011 at 11:25 AM

If you like Zdzihu in Xda just release the new version of the 2.2 with dual touch and camera with decent quality very stable and quadrant 1400 linpack about 36


32 Andy C January 20, 2011 at 11:44 AM


Are you soft in the head? SE have consistently lied to their customers about this phone and have now ended support for it after 9 months after promising to support it for 2 years. They said the phone isn’t capable of multitouch / dual touch – yet here it is. SE haven’t relased this update to the world XDA have. SE won’t be releasing a 2.2 update – XDA have though. I am guessing you’ll be mug enough to keep supporting them on their new phones (which will again be dropped less than a year after release) and if you are then more fool you. I for one won’t be giving another penny to them.

33 david January 20, 2011 at 11:53 AM

its working! great job. -generic rom-

34 stanimir1991 January 20, 2011 at 1:42 PM

I have a o2 UK branded x10i with android 2.1 (2.0.A.0.504)… I have just flashed it and played angry birds and I can confirm that this add-on works fine for stock x10i’s which are without a custom ROM. The Dual-Touch function does not work with “Google Maps” for some reason, or the stock Android browser, but other third-party apps like “Angry Birds”, “Opera Mini”, “Splinter Cell: Conviction”, “GT Racing: Motor Academy” and so on and so on… If you guys want, go ahead and give it a try…


35 anakin January 20, 2011 at 1:52 PM

i failed for at least 3 times
then i realise i just unrar flashtool instead of install it
for those who failed
install the flashtool by double clicking it first
and follow those steps
and the green bar will at the bottom will move
but it won’t if u hav done sth wrong

36 Fabrizio January 20, 2011 at 3:47 PM

Now we can play Slice it much better with dualtouch.

37 Bandit January 20, 2011 at 3:51 PM

@ Andy C

Some moron is using my name, probably factisfact.

SE sucks ass, no question about it. They are simply the WORST phone company right now. I don’t think anyone else is this bad. Not even LG, they seem to have some decent phones with proper support. Shame on you SE you disgrace.

38 JDM January 20, 2011 at 4:25 PM


For an SE hater you seem to be sticking around in the SE community, you have got to get over your relationship with SE. Now that i’m thinking about it you sound like my ex!

39 Bandit January 20, 2011 at 5:56 PM


Nancy, is that you?

40 onek January 20, 2011 at 6:22 PM

Excelente Funciona Muuy bien! 😀 Thnks!

41 mr January 20, 2011 at 7:36 PM

is it work on mini?

42 JDM January 20, 2011 at 8:41 PM

From SE to bandit
“it’s not me, it’s you. seriously!”

43 T1ngs January 20, 2011 at 9:35 PM

trying to use Flashtool and can’t paste into the firmware selection. can anyone help?

44 goku January 21, 2011 at 12:10 AM

just updated it and it doesnt work!!! what a waste of time and now i cant root it 🙁

45 Zaryab January 21, 2011 at 8:24 AM

Make dual touch to workk on every app

46 Wasim January 21, 2011 at 12:48 PM

@ Dennis
thanks man , i followed your tutorial , worked gr8

47 j0hnmark January 22, 2011 at 3:29 AM

DONE! in just 5 mins.. LOL
root. xrecovery. jitv2. dualtouch. edit dual for all apps. LOL

48 Lysol Pionex January 23, 2011 at 1:12 AM

These XDAers are like Santa Clause!

49 ssyap January 24, 2011 at 2:34 AM


Im abit lost with the step. I have a X10i which is running on firmware version 2.1, build number 2.0.2.A.0.24. I tried running the flashtool and connect the phone. But i don’t seems to get any response from the flashtool. I can’t find any connect button on flashtool. Do i need to connect with the phone off and press the back key while connecting the USB link with flash tool running? I’m lost…someone pls help…

50 TylerDurden January 24, 2011 at 7:04 PM


By the sounds of things yea you need to connect your x10 in flash mode

Switch it off and connect it to your pcbs while. Holding the back button 🙂

51 matrix January 24, 2011 at 7:12 PM

Does anybody has news about the ghostly dual touch update???
It look like the 2.1 update, announced in september release in december.
OMG,, why these sucker of SE do always use these fake announcement effect, maybe they want us to forget/forgive them because they abandonned us 8months after the release of the x10.. they sick

52 Gustavo January 25, 2011 at 5:20 PM

Well, i finished this process as informed above. It rebooted ok, but then… the touchscreen is NOT working at all!

Could anyone help me?


53 TylerDurden January 26, 2011 at 2:03 PM

@ Gustavo

how are you getting on? have you got your phone back up and running or you still having trouble?

the easy way to get your phone back to normal is to reinstall via seus (sony ericcson update service) then you can go from there 🙂

54 akirayjin February 15, 2011 at 5:35 PM

and for Xperia X8?

55 S1kBruZZ August 10, 2011 at 9:34 AM

Hey i did followed all instructions and i got this:

10/002/2011 18:02:28 – INFO – Searching Xperia….
10/002/2011 18:02:28 – ERROR – Please plug you device in flash mode
10/002/2011 18:02:29 – INFO – Searching Xperia….
10/002/2011 18:02:29 – INFO – Found at USB\VID_0FCE&PID_ADDE\5&1BAC4C68&0&1
10/002/2011 18:02:29 – INFO – Start Flashing
10/002/2011 18:02:29 – INFO – VER=”R8A029″;DATE=”20100601″;TIME=”12:17:00″;

i have a sony xperia x8, but people do say that it works on this.

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