Category: Firmware

  • Xperia X10 Gingerbread update to bring new kernel, 16M colours and unlocked bootloader?

    Whilst us Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 owners await the official Android Gingerbread 2.3 update to appear (hopefully next month), speculation is building on what the update may bring. Interestingly, there are rumours abound in a number of forums that suggest the X10 bootloader will be unlocked. We’ve got no hard evidence on this, just some […]

  • AT&T Xperia X10 finally gets Android 2.1 Éclair update

    We thought this day would never come. Sony Ericsson has announced that the Android 2.1 (Éclair) update for AT&T customers has finally arrived. This is seven months after the rest of the world’s X10s were updated to Android 2.1. The update will officially start tomorrow, May 31st and we’re sure that for many Xperia X10 […]

  • 2.1.B.0.1 firmware update rolling out to Xperia X10

    A new firmware update has started to hit certain handsets. The v2.1.B.0.1 update is the latest firmware listed on the PTCRB site, which was certified on 24 May 2011. This new update comes on a new baseband too (2.1.67). Right now we’re not too sure what benefits this update brings – this is NOT Android […]

  • Facebook inside Xperia heading to X10

    Rikard Skoberg over at the SE Product Blog has given a quick update regarding Android Gingerbread on the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10. There is no mention of timing but he says that “work is progressing well” and he will shortly reveal what features it will contain. However, he has confirmed that it will be getting […]

  • X10 mini pro gets unofficial dual-touch fix [Video]

    The X10 mini handsets were unfortunate not to receive the dual-touch update that its bigger brother the X10 received. Whilst some may question whether it is needed on such a small display, we would personally like to have the choice. Some keen devs (doixanh and slade87) over at xda-developers have finally managed to get dual-touch […]

  • Android Honeycomb SDK ported to Xperia X10

    Android development on the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 is continuing at a healthy pace. Chumby_666 from xda-developers has ported the Android Honeycomb SDK, meant for tablets, to the Xperia X10. It’s still at a pre-Alpha stage so at the time of writing only the basic things are working including Wi-Fi, GPS, the user interface, keys […]

  • First photos of official SE Gingerbread update for Xperia X10

    Some of the first photos of the official Sony Ericsson Android Gingerbread update for the Xperia X10 have been leaked by a user over at Chinese site ePrice. The images show the X10 running a launcher similar to the Xperia arc and the settings show it is running Android 2.3.3 with a 2.1.60 baseband and […]

  • TripNMiUI Gingerbread ROM released

    TripNRaVeR, one of the well known X10 devs over at xda-developers, has released his latest TripNMiUI ROM that now runs on Android 2.3.3 (Gingerbread). It’s still at the early stages denoted by the 0.0.2 release and is based on the MiUI user interface. He says it faster than the TripNMiUI Froyo on stock kernel and […]

  • Xperia PLAY ROM system dump now available

    It was a matter of time before the Android ROM system dump from the Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY was made available to all. The Xperia arc’s system dump gave us X10 owners the Xperia arc home launcher, but it’s unlikely the Xperia PLAY dump will give us anything significantly different. There are a number of […]

  • Xperia X10’s still sold in selected Best Buy stores for $1 (with 2-yr contract)

    As far as we were aware the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 went EOL in the US in February. Well it appears that selected Best Buy stores in the country are still stocking the handset, where it is being sold for $1 upfront on a two-year contract. It’s worth noting though that this is via AT&T, […]

  • Xperia X10 comparison video – cracked bootloader versus Froyo CM 6.1.3

    One of the big advantages of seeing the Xperia X10’s bootloader bypassed (apart from the ability to load custom ROMs) is the removal of the FPS cap that has been set by Sony Ericsson. We’ve attached an interesting video that shows this difference in action, where the user has two X10’s – one running on […]

  • Xperia X10 bootloader bypassing no April Fools – first custom kernel released

    This morning we reported that the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10’s bootloader might have been cracked. We wasn’t sure given the number of hoax articles we’ve seen around the blogosphere today given that it is April Fools Day. Anyway, xda-developer zdzihu has confirmed that the Xperia X10 has indeed been cracked and that it was no […]

  • Xda-dev claims Xperia X10 bootloader cracked

    One of the prominent Xperia X10 devs over at xda-developer is claiming that he has finally cracked the bootloader for the Xperia X10. zdzihu produced a couple of screenshots showing the X10 using a custom kernel used as well as another showing the removal of the FPS cap. Full details haven’t been provided so far […]

  • Further detail on why SE is not unlocking the Xperia X10 bootloader

    Karl-Johan Dahlstrom from the SE Developer Blog has given some extra clarity on why the Xperia X10 will not see its bootloader unlocked, unlike the new Xperia range. The main reason he points to is that the X10 bootloader does not support being “unlocked in a secure way”. When a bootloader is unlocked it wipes […]

  • Camcorder fix hits FreeX10 custom ROM

    Zdzihu has updated his popular FreeX10 Froyo 2.2.1 custom ROM for the Xperia X10 to include the 720p camcorder fix that we reported on recently. The beta4 hotfix1 also includes a hacked camera driver so it works across all applications including Google Goggles and Barcode Scanner. He also said that he is committed to working […]