March 2, 2012 By: Conan Troutman
Sony’s Xperia range of devices are incredibly popular. While some of them may be considered as older devices, they still see a good amount of development activity. Since the launch of Ice Cream Sandwich, users have been patiently awaiting the delivery of stable ROMs suitable for daily use. Enter XDA Senior Member paul-xxx, who has managed to port CM9 to the X8, X10 Mini and X10 Mini Pro.
Although the X10 Mini has already been graced with Android 4.0 in the form a very alpha AOSP ROM and a build of MIUI4 by XDA Senior Member stelios97, the X8 and Mini Pro are only now receiving their first taste of Ice Cream Sandwich which is stable enough for daily use.
Functionality seems to be pretty complete across all three devices. It is always nice when it’s easier list what’s not working as opposed to what is. That list of currently known issues is as follows:
Although there is a slight issue with the WiFi, paul has provided a link to a YouTube video explaining exactly how to overcome this and installation of the ROM is as simple as flashing the zip via recovery. After that, you’re all set for the 4.0 experience.
[Thanks to lotus13 for the tip.]
It seems that most people cannot make their minds about what to run on their devices. Some like roms that are stable and reliable even if it means going back a version or 2. Others lean towards the bleeding edge that comes out almost daily in this site. If you are among these poor souls, you should definitely check out the mod created by XDA member nobodyAtall for the Sony Ericsson x10 Mini. This will allow people using CWM to boot into different images that are stored in the SD card of the device. According to the dev, you must have a a fairly quick storage card with plenty of space as each image will take over 400 MB of space.
This is still very experimental but the dev has provided a good set of instructions, which should make the process relatively simple. Please leave some feedback if you try this out.
This thread describes an experimental mod that allows you to boot into other boot images stored in your sdcard. It’s a good reason for users to upgrade to CWM recovery since it allows for much more extended functionality. It’s also another good reason for devs to support CWM recovery.
Our ‘petit’ X10mini does not have enough internal memory to store more than one android image, thus we have to use the sdcard for this.
You can find more information in the application thread.
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Thanks HaN6787 for the tip!