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

by X10 on January 20, 2011

in Firmware

Custom ROMThe 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 raw divx files). If you’re wondering where to begin, there are some good instructions here on how to get started.

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1 SLIMM January 20, 2011 at 9:00 PM


2 Talyvan January 20, 2011 at 9:08 PM

These guys @ XDA should run the board of directors of SE… nice step forward for the “dead walking” X10

3 Vaidas January 20, 2011 at 9:14 PM

XDA Rocks !!!!!! 🙂

4 murada07 January 20, 2011 at 9:15 PM


5 Andrew Lyons January 20, 2011 at 9:32 PM

This was added last night to XDA forums, and a hotfix was released not long after. keep an eye on the forum for more hotfix’s

Z is a great and fast developer and spends most of his time working on the ROM to keep x10 users happy.

6 Alexandre January 20, 2011 at 9:37 PM

Installed and satisfaction. Works fine. Thanks Zdzihu and XDA members!

7 Fabricio January 20, 2011 at 9:55 PM

This beta 2 + dualtouch patch = WIN

8 Nanotek January 20, 2011 at 10:04 PM

Just let the guys do the job, they will get it done soon..

9 Bandit January 20, 2011 at 10:12 PM

Just connected my X10 to SEUS, no update available. Surprise.

I’m donating $20 to XDA and installing this ROM.
Leave it to the good folks at XDA to get the job done, and a big thank you to them.
SE, you are a bloody disgrace.

10 jp January 20, 2011 at 10:19 PM

add autoflash!!!

11 jp January 20, 2011 at 10:25 PM

you are the best guys!!!

12 Eric January 20, 2011 at 10:37 PM

Great job XDA, I have flashed beta2 + MT, all worked well apart known video camera, the problem I have is no 3G network, anyone else got same issue or is there a easy fix for it, or maybe just a simple setting change, please help, thanks.

13 goku January 20, 2011 at 11:21 PM

Cant wait for the video camera to work,will it be able to capture in HD? and is tethering enabled with the custom 2.2 rom?? plus what else is not working on the latest 2.2 custom rom??

14 TylerDurden January 20, 2011 at 11:42 PM

you guys should check out the main thread for the 2.2 rom
you will find lots of info about the rom (theres just over 200 pages to the thread lol)

however its a development thread for the developers so i think they can be a bit touchy when they get posts about issues that they already know about, or people asking for info that is on the first page of the thread lol

which i think is understandable, as they have to sift through it all to iron out the bugs and the kinks..

but still zip on over there and give the first page a good read and the how too section
even if its just for the knowledge 🙂

15 goku January 21, 2011 at 1:03 AM

just realised i updated to the wrong version. 2.0.2.A.0.24 officail, can some one post a guide on getting it back to 2.0.2.A.0.504, so i can root it please!!!, much appricated!!!

16 Bandit January 21, 2011 at 3:04 AM

Installed the ROM. It’s awesome, very fast, gallery is perfect. Mediascape sucked, omg.

17 Eddie January 21, 2011 at 7:08 AM

Guys, if you can, please donate to Zdzihu. He deserves a cold beer for resurrecting our phones.

18 jigsy January 21, 2011 at 7:08 AM

hey i hav many doubts!
1.wat all thing are not functioning still??
2. can we go back to se update after installin custom??
3. plzz send me the link of how to do the entire procedure of installn custom 2.2!!

plzz do reply

19 Jamie R January 21, 2011 at 7:53 AM

@ Goku, you can root 2.0.2.A.0.24 now too, using a different method. Search the XDA forum for the guide and program, I cant remember the link atm. The program is called SuperOneClick V1.5.5 by ShortFuse.

20 Jord January 21, 2011 at 8:17 AM

by the time ppl on the x10 get the custom rom that barely works most others will have the arc on 2.3 and you will have a dodgy version of 2.2 haha FAIL you will be moaning for 2.3 with a phone that isnt designed to handle it 😛

21 Darth Glacious January 21, 2011 at 8:49 AM

SE should have made a firmware version that is without all their heavy customizations and just include mediascape and timescape as apps that can have widgets on the screen.
Even with root and JITv2 enabled, the X10i still has moments when lagging and being somewhat unresponsive.

22 Pak Ya January 21, 2011 at 8:52 AM

XDA – you’re rock!
SE – fucking GAY. COCK SUCKER!

23 SE X10MP January 21, 2011 at 9:35 AM


if you want to get an Arc, go ahead and enjoy it! let other people who wants to get the most out of their x10s get the custom ROMs.

you see, if SE have released at least 2.2, most people would be happy. we know the hardware limitations of the phone, like, would you be putting windows7 on a pentium4 processor? of course not!

24 FreeX10 January 21, 2011 at 10:00 AM


i also have 2.3 on my X10.
still on alpha stage, but hey, it’s 2.3

25 Chaz January 21, 2011 at 11:15 AM

Have been running Beta 2 (have had Froyo on my X10 since the XDA guys released it) for over 24 hours and it’s brilliant!!#
Even have the multitouch patch as well 🙂

@jigsy, to answer your queries:
1. Camcorder not working, Wifi tether works but can cause the phone to reboot when stopped.
2. Yes can reflash to official firmware and ROM via SEUS at anytime
3. Please read the link on XDA (, you will need xrecovery too (

26 jiro January 21, 2011 at 11:46 AM

do anyone know if there is also any 2.2@2.3 ROM for X10mini..??does this Zdzihu ROM also compatible with X10mini..??

27 iglesias January 21, 2011 at 12:33 PM

Put on the custom 2.2 rom on my x10 last night. I have to say it works like a charm. apart from video recording not working. everything else works, inc flash, audio, camera, wifi etc. next step i will install dual touch 🙂 soo satisfied 😀

28 J.V. January 21, 2011 at 12:58 PM

I’m sorry , but i need my camer a working … :):):)

29 seus January 21, 2011 at 1:31 PM


Is not next step for dual touch is possible to put in 2.2 right now

1 go to
2 download
3 flash using flash tool
4 got root
5 apply the xrecovery
6 run in to xrecovery reinstall this 2.2 rom
7 in case no radio “adb … service” run
8 there you go

30 seus January 21, 2011 at 1:33 PM

@ jv
yes it does work propely. Mayby you didnt read propely!
except camcorder and zoom it is work fine

do it again !!

31 moro January 21, 2011 at 1:36 PM

I run it over 24 hours and i didnt get any reboots until now

32 goku January 21, 2011 at 1:51 PM

@jamie R thanks dude i managed to find it and i will attempt to re root my phone.

33 jord January 21, 2011 at 2:23 PM

@SE X10MP this is a forum i am free to express my option u tool, no matter how much u hate SE you have their phone so they couldnt care less they will continue to bring out new phones so keep seething u are 1 person of millions who are their customers so they couldnt give a fuck about you 😀

34 goku January 21, 2011 at 2:52 PM

managed to root it but it says busybox not found in busybox, any someone explain please

35 Sean January 21, 2011 at 4:28 PM

I have been running this rom for 2 days now and it is extremely stable. If u want 2.2 get this, it works like a charm minus camcorder functionality.

36 Bandit January 21, 2011 at 4:36 PM

Jord you little bitch. This is an effort by the good people of XDA to provide free support and improvements to our shitty phones, something the incompetent losers of SE don’t care to do. If you don’t appreciate that, fuck off and troll elsewhere you asshat.

37 battila January 21, 2011 at 6:44 PM

I don’t hate Se, if i’ll have a chance buy an arc. But i’ll using the custom rom till then.
Now i have the second beta and it’s really great!

38 TylerDurden January 21, 2011 at 6:50 PM


Good to hear people are gettin some 2.2 goodness from this Rom. Been using it myself for about a week and a half, very nice!

39 kmoh January 21, 2011 at 7:53 PM

hey! can anyone tell me about froyo for my x10 mini?

40 Chris January 21, 2011 at 9:09 PM

Looks like CYANOGEN ROM is being ported to the X10 now too by TripNRaVeR over at XDA…………………He also has a MIUI ROM that is 90% + functional…..BOTH are 2.2 FROYO based……LIFE IS GOOD!! Got some dang good DEV’S working hard for us and all that love the Xperia X10!!!

Best regards,


41 celt67 January 21, 2011 at 9:49 PM

Havent installed xda 2:2 yet dont know if ive got the know how but just wanted to say thank you to xda for helping us where se failed us thanx 100% xda will donate any £20 when i get help to install 2:2 proud of you ! ! !

42 iglesias January 21, 2011 at 11:57 PM

@ seus.
I followed the instruction for dual touch but doesnt work.when i connect my phone to flashtool. and press back, it wont connect in flash for flashtool to install dualtouch. are you trying to say that if i put the dual touch in the root of sd card. and install using xrecovery as custom zip. that it will work like that?

43 ERic January 22, 2011 at 1:16 AM

@ seus, power off your phone, take battery out for min 15 sec, then put back, start flash tool, click connect, select x10, message popup say wait for green light, then hold back button and connect micro usb, then click Ok in flash tool, you ready to go. have fun!

44 Damian January 22, 2011 at 2:49 AM

@goku Easy,you can find it on market. if not, download titanium backup from market and then when you open it click ‘problems’ it should install busybox.

45 iglesias January 22, 2011 at 2:54 AM

ptcrb has yet approved another fw for the x10 dated 19 Jan. I wonder what this is. but yeah, the 2.2 custom rom is great thus far 🙂

46 Lol bob the gun. January 22, 2011 at 5:25 AM

Funny how you all go on like these xda guys are doing a good job lol. I’ve installed one of three roms and I think there absolutely terrible, dull, and more boring than a nokia 3310.

47 Lol bob the gun. January 22, 2011 at 5:27 AM

Wait, did I mention there completely broken and never will work perfectly?

48 momo January 22, 2011 at 5:30 AM

Finally some good news here. Hope it gets a stable version soon.

49 hmmmm January 22, 2011 at 5:35 AM

@SE X10MP just for your information windows 7 runs really well on Pentium 4, not sure how that has to do with your point with Jord.

50 xpert January 22, 2011 at 5:41 AM

@ lol bob the gun im sure you have used one of the roms, especially since your comparing it to a nokia 3310. If its so horrible go buy your self a nokia and play snake on it, ignorant tool

51 Lol bob the gun. January 22, 2011 at 7:19 AM

@ xpert, what I’m saying is, the legit Sony x10 is a million times better than these broken, dull, empty custom roms. No custom rom will be better than the Sony one. Fact.

52 Nilesh January 22, 2011 at 8:21 AM

Hi All, first I would like to thank you to XDA developrs for making froyo work on x10. I am using same rom for more than 24 hrs and its working gr8. XDA rom starts where SE roms stops. Definately XDA guys are rocking with Custom ROM

53 Eric from Clydebank January 22, 2011 at 12:29 PM

You XDA guys are doing a great job – keep up the good work…

54 Apa January 22, 2011 at 2:01 PM

Hi all, anyone here tested Link2SD app?

55 The Slayer January 22, 2011 at 2:23 PM

@ bob the nob and jord
Lol what u on about mate the eminence rom works perfect. Im sure u work for SE lol and jord how much SE cock r u sucking lol FACT

56 goku January 22, 2011 at 7:49 PM

@Damian cheers dude, got it sorted out, thanks
on another note, i was unable to get the dual touch update so far, for those who have, are you doing it through the pc companion???

57 Johan January 22, 2011 at 10:50 PM

Works absolutely great. The guys at XDA are truly awesome. Also enjoy the dual touch more than I expected.

58 pallav January 23, 2011 at 5:43 AM

does this froyo version improve the in-ear volume on xperia x10 ???

59 Jord-is-Gay January 23, 2011 at 8:20 AM

FYI Everybody,

JORD is an SE-Employee. Just look at how he gracefully kisses SE’s ass by promoting the unreleased and for sure laggy ARC in a post about a custom rom for the X10. What an idiot.

Jord go promote and drool about the “unreleased-and-already-obsolete” arc somewhere else you moron! All other disappointed X10 owners will be sporting dual core phones once the arc comes out.

60 Bandit January 23, 2011 at 10:39 AM

So.. you have a rooted X10 with 2.2 ROM
Then carefully follow the instructions on Enable Dualtouch:

You can’t use pc-companion. You need to download and run FlashTool on your PC, and just follow the instructions. It should be easy for a supersayien.

61 ryan January 23, 2011 at 12:29 PM

@lol the bob gun
funny, i went from a custom 2.2 to se’s latest 2.1 for backup purposes and i almost threw up on my phone it was so laggy and ugly. SE’s gay rom is brutally choppy and completely locked down, yet this ’empty broken’ rom has FULL flash video, JIT2 (which makes to phone over twice as fast), and apps2sd. Not to mention WAY better battery life, and every other upgrade with 2.2.

62 goku January 23, 2011 at 1:52 PM

@bandit lol. thanks, but im not on custom, still on standard SE 2.1, but might give it a go later.

63 susanamar January 23, 2011 at 2:35 PM

Have anyone tried to solve out the x10 / mw600 compatibility problem…so that we can have track and call id? thanks

64 jord January 23, 2011 at 10:03 PM

@ jord-is-gay

lmao am i a SE employee is i was do u think i would waste my time winding you up making you seeth lol.

Yes i am gay so your insult means nothing. Tbh i doubt the arc will be laggy. But u already have a x10 thats laggy enough lol. I like how u all seething over SE yet still are stuck with the phone that is hillarious then you try to modify it with a custom rom that doesnt even have the basic functions i think we call that desperation!!!
SE will leave that x10 in the dark as a blooper and you will be stuck with it haha. You so desperate for the latest update u risk feckin ya phone up when it works perfectly fine you must have to much time on ya hands to worry about an update poor losers

65 Moreno January 24, 2011 at 12:22 AM

Hey. I need flash badly, and app requires 2.2 or higher with flash. Using X10 with 2.1 I have neither… Will I be able to install flash player on this 2.2 rom?

66 Danil January 24, 2011 at 1:29 AM

Just installed…Amazing,fast, and seems very stable. Makes the X10 useable, was ready to switch back to a Blackberry.

67 SATYAJEET PATIL January 24, 2011 at 7:00 AM


68 nav January 24, 2011 at 7:34 AM

Does this happen to anybody else?

After I install the free x10 rom the instructions say reboot to android for 2 mins then reboot again and install gapps_1901. but mine just loops the SE logo over and over no matter what.

Any help would be desperately appreciated 🙁

69 Nav January 24, 2011 at 8:35 AM

Ok I got 2.2 😀

but in my haste I made a mistake i backed everything up on SE back up and restore :/

any idea’s how to get my contacts and everything? i don’t mind that much about apps just contacts

70 TylerDurden January 24, 2011 at 1:36 PM

@ Nav

just a sugestion, bit of pissing about but..

you could flash back to the SE 2.1 via seus, restore your stuff (i.e contacts)
and from there make a .vcf or Vcard backup of your contacts by

starting the contacts app
press the menu key, (far left)
and from the menu tap backup
then tap memory card (or sim card but id say use the memory card)
it will ask you to confirm the backup so just tap “ok” and away ya go..

then when you have re-flashed to 2.2 open up the contacts app and again,
press the menu key, and tap import contacts, and again memory card..

it should then list the .vcf files just tap the one you made and it should restore your contacts 🙂

71 TylerDurden January 24, 2011 at 1:41 PM

@ Moreno

yes you can install flash 🙂

when you have the 2.2 rom up and running, just go to the market and download it from there..

ive tried it and can confirm it to work 🙂

im kinda flirting back and forth between this rom and the SE 2.1 at the moment..
mainly as i require the camcorder to be working for an up comming event 🙂

but after that ill be using the 2.2 rom, and hopefully the camcorder will be working by then anyway 🙂

72 Moreno January 24, 2011 at 6:45 PM

Thank you TylerDurden, thats all I needed to know 🙂

73 matrix January 24, 2011 at 7:11 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

74 Keiko January 25, 2011 at 2:40 AM

This is so great! Keep up the good work you guys.

At the moment, I am using SE’s 2.1, but when this beta makes it to a stable release with flash, working camera, and I can use Barnacle, I will be overjoyed. I would also send a nice donation in appreciation for your efforts. Thanks for all your hard work. The x10 just gets better and better.

75 Nav January 25, 2011 at 1:45 PM


lol I ended up doing just that, it didn’t end up taking that long

76 EiN January 25, 2011 at 9:38 PM

5 days of Z’s disappearance has brought us Beta-3 of Froyo, enjoy fellas

77 TylerDurden January 25, 2011 at 11:23 PM

@ Nav

Did it work ok for you?

78 Edwin January 26, 2011 at 2:35 AM

@EIN this FROYO ROM it’s dual boot??? or erase the ROM of SE???

79 SATYAJEET PATIL January 26, 2011 at 7:19 AM


80 TylerDurden January 26, 2011 at 9:13 AM

@ Edwin

Im not 100% but i think the rom is not dual bootable…

As far as i know you have to wipe the se rom, at least thats the way it worked for me 😉

Still, have a read of the thread over at xda 🙂

81 EiN January 26, 2011 at 9:25 AM

Edwin @ Dualboot with SE ROM is no longer possible since you need xRecovery to install this ROM (xRecovery being the 2nd boot)

82 Neerajk January 26, 2011 at 11:37 AM

hey i wanted some help from u guys….
m running the froyo rom beta 2 n i have backed up my original se 2.1 rom in xrecovery n my contacts r missing….so is there any way i can get my contacts n apps backed up n i can resotre it on 2.2 rom(froyo beta 2) also how can we switch from rom to rom! i tried to restore my 2.1 se rom but all my apps on 2.2 were gone and i had to install the apps all over again! so is there anyway to switch between two roms without data loss?? thanks! 🙂

83 TylerDurden January 26, 2011 at 1:23 PM

@ neerajk

You might wanna give titainium backup from the market, im sure there is a free one.

You can install it on both 2.1 and 2.2, so therefore in theroy
You should be able to backup and restore the apps that are compatible with both roms.
As for your contacts, it would be easier to do a vcard back up of your contatcs from the contacts app.

Open your contacts, press the left button then tap backup 🙂
And to restore,
When you have your rom of choice installed, open your contacts and press the left key then tap import, and select the vcard file or .vcf , and restore 🙂

84 Guido Zandbergen January 26, 2011 at 3:49 PM

I just tried the Freex10 Froyo from Z (BETA3)
Works really perfect! Almost like a final :O
From now its only tuning the really small things 🙂

85 jigsy January 27, 2011 at 8:52 AM

HW Version SW Version Date Certified
A 2.1.1.A.0.6 Jan 25, 2011

one more development from SE. lets hope its something good after listening to tonnes of criticism.

86 jigsy January 27, 2011 at 9:02 AM

hey CHAZ thanks for answering my doubts!!
will still wait for camcorder fix coz i need it on regular basis!
😀 Cheers everyone!!

87 Damian January 28, 2011 at 1:07 AM

You can use titanium backum to make a bu of apps, but just watch because this app was causing reboots.I would sugest o do a clean install so if there is any app causing the reboots you will know which one is if you install them one by one,with time.

88 dyepnoodle January 28, 2011 at 2:42 PM

Can someone help me.. everytime i root my device using superoneclick, i goes to “Waiting for Device” and it gets stuck there. I thinks its because of the DRIVER, how can i install the driver for x10? help pls..

89 dyepnoodle February 1, 2011 at 5:35 AM

been running this ROM and its freaking awesome!! f*ck SE dont give a shit bout the latest update (have DT already). THANKS XDA!

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