CyanogenMod 7.1 released for X8; Xperia X10 version due in a few days

by X10 on October 10, 2011

in Firmware, News, X10 mini & X10 mini pro, Xperia X8

CyanogenModAs we were expecting, CyanogenMod 7.1 has been released supporting a number of Sony Ericsson Xperia devices. So far all of the 2011 Xperia range is supported, but only the Xperia X8 from the 2010 range. Don’t worry though as head honcho Steve Kondik has confirmed that the Xperia X10 version will be coming in a few days.

The main delay is that it is missing installation documentation. We imagine the X10 mini family will get the update at the same time. This is great news and is testament to all of the hard work put in by the FreeXperia team and of course Sony Ericsson’s assistance in providing hardware and driver assistance. We’ll report back when the Xperia X10 CyanogenMod update is available to download.


Via Steve Kondik.

{ 52 comments… read them below or add one }

1 DFizz October 10, 2011 at 11:07 AM


2 honcho October 10, 2011 at 11:16 AM

Amazing news! I’m waiting ore x10.

3 Son Goku October 10, 2011 at 11:27 AM


4 Henk October 10, 2011 at 3:16 PM

Cool. This will make my X10 last for another 2 years

5 Craig October 10, 2011 at 4:02 PM

This firmware looks amazing but was wondering will my x10 need to be rooted with xrecovery installed or will they provide the tools to install this?

6 Tarek Ali October 10, 2011 at 4:16 PM

that great news!
To think, they work so hard to bring us this ROM to a phone that was released more than 2 years ago, we should really appreciate that and donate if we can

7 punko October 10, 2011 at 5:10 PM

This is great news..Thanks for bringing it out to us through your blog…

8 Nilz October 10, 2011 at 7:03 PM

Sweet. Cant wait. But according to the cyanogenmod devices list, no xperia phone is even listed as supported..

9 Adrian October 10, 2011 at 8:53 PM

I hope for a nice review os this before I upgrade my x10.

And a guide for how to do it with a X10 with 2.3.3 would be nice.

10 Craig October 10, 2011 at 9:00 PM

I agee a guide would be fantastic!

11 JMobile October 10, 2011 at 10:28 PM

Wonderful news… a few days for the X10 though? I can’t wait that long!! haha

And like a previous poster has said.. super that this is being released for an phone so old.

12 Sasa October 10, 2011 at 11:36 PM

Does the bootloader needs to be unlocked?

13 macedonia October 11, 2011 at 12:02 AM

What are the difference between gb 2.3.3 and CyanogenMod 7.1 ?(xperia x10)

14 Sameer M. Khan October 11, 2011 at 5:58 AM

This is Android 2.3.7. Also, kernel changes and loads of other CyanogenMOD stuff is included.
BTW, CyanogenMOD 7.1 has also been released for X10 Mini Pro. 🙂

15 Umer October 11, 2011 at 9:53 AM

where can i find it for XPERIA ARC, can not find it on the official cyanogenmod site 🙁

16 Fritske October 11, 2011 at 1:26 PM

Hope that Wifi works fine! I change back to SE rom because he didnt connect automaticlly to Wifi networks 🙁

Someone knows if this issue is fixed in 7.1?

17 Ilia October 11, 2011 at 3:32 PM

For anyone looking to find the x8 it’s listed as it’s codename – shakira.

18 André October 11, 2011 at 5:46 PM

To instal it in the future is necessary unlock the bootloader?

19 Zar October 11, 2011 at 7:38 PM

awesome 🙂

20 Mario October 12, 2011 at 4:21 AM

This looks promising! Hopefully someone does post a “How To”… for us newbies! 🙂 I’m kinda excited about this… phone needs to last me 1 more year… then I’ll get me the Xperia Pro… finally available in Canada… a year after I waited for the original X10 Mini Pro… which never came out!

21 ATH October 12, 2011 at 2:49 PM

As usual i assume the release will be accompanied with the necessary links and guides. I rooted my X10 when Gingerbread came out and found a nice custom rom with the Bravia engine included. I cant wait what the new mod brings. I’m even happier with my X10 now that i was when i got it. anyone who hasnt upgraded from 2.1 to 2.3.3 yet (custom or SE) i can seriously recommend doing so. My phone is faster thanm when i first got it nearly a year ago… among phones, this is the Jackpot!

22 Zar October 13, 2011 at 2:22 PM

ahhh! i cant w8 anymore 😀

23 bad man times six October 13, 2011 at 3:50 PM

Im still stuck on 2.1 as o2 UK dont seem to be doing an update, everyone keeps rating going custom however i have no clue what to do any helpers out dare

24 Sam October 13, 2011 at 5:20 PM

bad man times six

I Am Also On o2 Stuck On 2.1, But I Have Installed The MiniCM7 Rom And Its The Best Thing Ive Ever Done, Give The Mini Pro Such A New Look Of Life! I Suggest You do It.

25 Sliganslogan October 14, 2011 at 1:13 AM

hey guys the forum for the X10 on the cyangenmod forums is up so i suspect that it will be released soon

26 Noim October 14, 2011 at 8:02 AM

yea eagerly waiting for it….

27 a.monteiro October 15, 2011 at 12:17 AM

André, Sasa and Craig, you need to unlock the bootloader before installing the official cyanogen.

28 Zar October 16, 2011 at 1:23 AM

any news about cm7.1 for x10? 🙁

29 Zar October 16, 2011 at 1:30 AM

hey guys sorry for spamming, whats the difference between this and the cm7.1 that we are waiting for?

30 blue waffle October 16, 2011 at 7:44 PM

another crap rom then?

31 Zar October 16, 2011 at 7:57 PM

to: blue waffle
you mean the cm 7.1?

32 bluewaffle is trolling October 17, 2011 at 5:53 AM

@Zar he is a troll

33 blue waffle October 17, 2011 at 7:20 AM

How dare you. I am very successful.

34 bad man times six October 17, 2011 at 10:43 AM

Dont start talking crap on this tread lets just keep this clean a update each other when cm 7.1 is ready

35 aa==eeeyw October 17, 2011 at 10:55 AM

fuck that antique 2.6.29 kernel..

36 bobby brown October 17, 2011 at 12:27 PM

it will be crap and buggy, leave it alone sony is the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!

i will be buying a se ray soon its nice.

37 cynogen is pap October 17, 2011 at 12:29 PM

you are right, it will be poop

38 ATH October 17, 2011 at 2:00 PM

@Bad man times six; @Sam

Check out
It takes a bit of reading and a computer with internet access to do it, but its not that hard to root the X10 and then upgrade the stock rom 2.1 to 2.3.3, either the SE rom or a neat custom rom.

Most important thing is to root your phone and get X-recovery installed. When that is installed on your phone and you have dowloaded the proper tools on your pc, and have rom you wish in a folder on your SD-card, your good to go. DONT change the ROM until you used a 3rd party backup program for your contacts (and not the SE tool). if you still dont get it, mail me @

Good luck!

39 ATH October 17, 2011 at 2:02 PM

and to all the haters, please grow up. if you are so eager to get a perfect ROM, build one yourself. the ppl that build these roms have done all the work for you, even written Noob guides on how to install… be grateful or help with the development!

40 Ujiro October 17, 2011 at 10:07 PM

Hey everyone,
Just curious if CM 7.1 requires a kernel/bb flash over the stock X10 kernel/bb from gingerbread? My u-usb port is broken so I cannot connect my phone into flash mode.

41 bad man times six October 18, 2011 at 9:53 AM

Thanks ATH will give that a try tonight as bored of 2.1 and that will give me something new to play with until cm 7.1

42 bad man October 18, 2011 at 12:24 PM

yo fo ko sho
It will be pap, keep stack system and RomUleN

43 conandz October 18, 2011 at 11:33 PM

what is the simply methode to unlock bootloader of xperia x10!

44 Unknown October 28, 2011 at 6:53 AM

will this drain my battery even more? im kind of getting sick of hoping my x10 is compatible with the latest roms/updates etc. looking for a new phone now

45 denny November 9, 2011 at 7:04 AM

did i get the updates too……..? my hand set is xperia x 10 mini pro 2010 range phone…. could anyone pls reply…….

46 levi November 29, 2011 at 12:14 AM

It’s been more than a few days since this post!? has the X10 version been released?

47 spilsie November 30, 2011 at 10:53 AM


48 Badman Times 8 December 5, 2011 at 12:05 PM

What ever happened to this i really wanted to flash my phone to this rom, but it never turned up, im guessing this is never gonna happen

49 Leo December 9, 2011 at 10:43 PM

they said : “We imagine the X10 mini family will get the update at the same time” but what is with the X10 mini Pro ?

50 Ichigo December 14, 2011 at 5:45 PM

I do believe CM 7.1 will not be released for xperia x10…:(
It’s already past “a few days”….too bad though coz’ I like the interface of the CM roms because its fast compared to the stock ROMS…

51 BenAlex December 18, 2011 at 9:31 AM

Guys, I upgraded my X10 mini pro to android 2.3.7 yesterday using this guide:

The guide has been online since may, and it works perfectly if you just read through the comments to spot the few troubles people had with it.

To be honest though, there’s is not that big of a reason to upgrade to gingerbread with the mini pro, since most 2.3 apps won’t work with the small screen resolution. Getting rid of all the unnecessary apps and being able to save apps to SD are welcome though. Just bear in mind that it won’t be able to do all sorts of flashy new stuff, I mean, voice search is nice and all but it’s not like it mature enough to be a tool you’re going to use on a day to day basis. Just my two cents.

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