Android 4.0 ICS alpha build hits the Xperia X10 [Video]

by X10 on November 22, 2011

in Firmware, News, Video

Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich has been ported to the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 by the wizards over at xda-developers. Recognised developer zdzihu says that this is a “very early build” where “most of the stuff does not work”. What does work is the radio, calls, SMS, bluetooth, GPS and wireless is “almost working”. Mobile data is also kind of working but seems to disconnect when it gets the IP address.

This alpha ROM certainly is not stable enough to be used on a daily basis (that’s the whole point of an alpha release), however if you want to test it out and leave some feedback then there’s no harm in giving it a try. Either way this is great work from the devs. Sony Ericsson is unlikely to release ICS for the Xperia X10, so this is the first step on the path to a stable ICS custom ROM. Click through for a couple of video demos of the new ICS X10 ROM.

Via xda-developers (1 & 2).

{ 28 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Tornike November 22, 2011 at 10:23 AM

Waiting for stable release for my X10, thanks for this news.

2 Ionut M November 22, 2011 at 11:00 AM

Looks good, but even if he manages to get everything working, I’m not sure how the device is going to perform, since the harware wasn’t meant for such advanced software.

3 Nikos November 22, 2011 at 11:40 AM

is there a radio function on X10?

4 spilsie November 22, 2011 at 11:52 AM


5 Miguel November 22, 2011 at 12:24 PM

This is great news, i’m already downloading for testing, hope they can get the hardware acceleration.

6 Son Goku November 22, 2011 at 2:19 PM

dam thats quick, albeit it not stable, would be funny if a custom stable ver. was released before the official XD

7 JMobile November 22, 2011 at 5:35 PM

“Mobile date is also kind of working…”

Not to be picky, but a small spelling misstake… date should be “data”?

8 X10 November 22, 2011 at 5:51 PM

Good spot – corrected! 🙂

9 George November 22, 2011 at 6:06 PM

yeah 🙂

10 Jonnathan November 22, 2011 at 8:09 PM

Just great, i’m Waiting for stable release for my X10 too…

11 RussianIvan November 23, 2011 at 8:24 AM


12 the pope November 23, 2011 at 12:28 PM

so it will be full of bugs and crap then ? as usual

13 Adyblers November 23, 2011 at 2:48 PM

Good to know. NO time watsed there, eh? Hopefully the busy bee devs will iron out the wrinkles and get it to beta soon 🙂

14 Alex November 25, 2011 at 12:00 PM

This is amazing news!! Hopefully it won’t be long before we can see a beta with more working features, but does anyone think ICS will be really laggy on this phone going by the video?

15 Algnerd November 26, 2011 at 10:47 AM

Does facebook inside xperia will be available with this ROM??

16 harikrishnan November 26, 2011 at 7:14 PM


17 JP December 1, 2011 at 3:58 AM

Will this be available for Xperia Play?? I really want to get an ice cream sandwich taste before the official SE release!! (which i know it will take a LOT to release)

18 prasad December 2, 2011 at 5:49 PM
19 exxperiax10owner December 4, 2011 at 5:52 PM


i have got the Samsung galaxy nexus with ICS. this is my 2nd Android mobile the first was Xperia X10. The ICS is very nice but its to new some apps dont work like Navigon, CoPilot, Adobe Flash Player, and some other usefull apps. thats sucks a lil bit but u know i must wait that the apps will be support for Android 4.0.

20 shayan December 8, 2011 at 12:12 PM

as our friends said , we are waiting for the stable release . so i will be glad to use this rom. belive me that im counting the days for the stable version.
i hope it comes earlier. thanks

21 mukmin December 11, 2011 at 4:16 AM

what new for xperia x10? and xperia x10 supprt for android 4.0 or no??

22 bilal December 17, 2011 at 6:25 PM

niceeeeeeeeee 😀 😀 😀

23 ludwigvahn December 25, 2011 at 8:56 AM

radio? where, how? are u sure?

24 JustnKyle January 1, 2012 at 3:07 AM

im waiting on a more stable version, im working on a port aswell but im not that skillful in build a new rom.. i do have wifi working with my port and more, but its laggy i think it needs a new kernel aswell. hope to see this up on running smooth soon, as soon as ics is released for the other xperias im sure a better rom with b avaible for the x10

25 lucykin March 3, 2012 at 6:09 AM

On dirait bien , mais même s’il parvient à obtenir tout ce travail , je ne suis pas sûr de savoir comment le dispositif va effectuer , depuis le harware n’était pas destinée à une telle avancée software.i m ‘est déjà le téléchargement pour le test , j’espère qu’ils peuvent obtenir l’accélération matérielle .i ne sont wifi à travailler avec mon port et plus , mais sa lag je pense qu’il a besoin d’un nouveau noyau aswell . espérons que cette place sur l’exécution en douceur bientôt

26 dennis March 28, 2012 at 3:33 PM
27 dennis March 28, 2012 at 3:34 PM

This video shows a stable x10 xperia

28 KING JAFI JOFER, RULER OF ZAMUNDA October 3, 2012 at 12:28 PM


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