Tag: Bootloader

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

    As 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 […]

  • SE confirms assistance to FreeXperia devs; showers team with 20 phones and camera libraries

    Wow, this is some stunning news. Karl-Johan Dahlström, Head of Developer Relations at Sony Ericsson, has just posted a very interesting post over on the SE Developer Blog. He has just confirmed that Sony Ericsson has been assisting the FreeXperia developer team, beyond what we’ve seen from most other manufacturers. If you’ve been following us […]

  • CyanogenMod 7 officially coming to 2010 Xperia handsets

    Steve Kondik, CyanogenMod’s chief developer, has officially confirmed that CyanogenMod 7 (CM7) will be supporting all of the currently released Xperia smartphones in an upcoming release. This includes support for all of the 2010 and 2011 Xperia devices. CyanogenMod has been working with the FreeXperia team to make this happen and Kondik confirmed that FreeXperia […]

  • Bootloader unlock now available to Xperia X10 owners

    Back in July, we reported that the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 had seen its bootloader unlocked (or at least bypassed). Since then, there’s been very little news whilst the devs have been beavering away to get a solution for us to use on our own phones. Well that milestone has now come as the_laser from […]

  • Xperia X10 bootloader finally unlocked

    The bootloader of the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 has finally been unlocked by the crew over at xda-developers. It was unlocked by using a bug in the Qualcomm security encryption. the_laser revealed the encryption key (thanks to “maxrfon”) which means they can now directly access the bootloader without having to try and bypass it. the_laser […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • SE opens bootloader for new Xperia range – X10 not included

    In case you haven’t heard the news, Sony Ericsson is officially unlocking the bootloader for its new range of Xperia smartphones. Click here to read the full post over at Xperia Blog. However, the disappointing point for X10 owners is that the handset will remain locked due to “technical and legal reasons”. Maybe SE will […]

  • Bootloader cracking moves a step closer

    The Sony Ericsson Xperia X10’s bootloader has been stubbornly hard to crack. The tight security has meant that the xda devs have had to deploy custom ROMs using the existing kernel. However, judging by recent events on xda, it looks like we may be moving one step closer in finally seeing the bootloader being cracked. […]