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Tomek Kondrat · Mar 14, 2014

KitKat Ported Over to Sony Ericsson Xperia X10

Some devices are simply legendary. This isn't a matter of age, tech specs, size, and so on. Rather, they are great devices with tons of development support that are still used after many have moved on to newer devices. Obviously there's the legendary HTC HD2, but another such device is the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10, the company's first "real" flagship. Despite having a locked bootloader, the X10 received some serious love from developers. Needless to say that XDA Recognized Developer FXP (known...

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Former Writer · Jan 18, 2013

Xperia X10 Camera Mod Brings Camera Improvements and More

On many older devices, most developers focus on updating the device to the latest version of Android. As we've seen before, really old devices are still getting updates. Does that mean that development comes to a halt for those stuck on stock ROMs? Not at all. Sony Xperia X10 users now have a camera mod for their stock ROM to help make the most of the device's 8MP shooter and Zeiss glass. The mod was released by XDA Senior Member FeraVolt....

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David Watt · Dec 8, 2012

Unofficial CyanogenMod 10 Hits the Sony Xperia X10

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 owners can start to get excited, as the device now has a CyanogenMod 10 ROM, albeit in a very pre-alpha state. With only 384 MB of RAM and a single core 1 GHz CPU, the Xperia X10 is one of those devices you just don't expect to see running Android's latest 4.1 Jelly Bean. XDA Senior Member scritch007 is the developer responsible for the ROM. Having previously released CyanogenMod 9 for the X10, he is using the same knowledge in order to get the...

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Former Writer · Mar 16, 2012

How To Download and Compile ICS From Source

One of the coolest things about guides and tutorials on XDA is that many of them can be used on multiple Android devices. Usually, it's a modification or a script that can be installed on devices with similar hardware and software but sometimes a truly fun guide or tutorial is compatible for pretty much everyone. This is the case with a method posted by paul-xxx, who originally posted the process to allow users of the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 to...

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Former Writer · Feb 17, 2012

Get the Xperia Play Gaming Experience on the Xperia X10

As virtually everyone knows, one of the coolest features of the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play is, without a doubt, it's ability to play Playstation games. The capacity to play old favorites on an Android phone and have that nifty controller just sounded like such a good idea. The sad part being that not many other phones can share in the Playstation love. For users of the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10, you can kiss those days of incompatibility goodbye. XDA Senior...

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Sam Caplat · Nov 28, 2011

Ice Cream Sandwich Ports Progress Report

Ice Cream Sandwich ports are highly sought after, given the hype and price of the phone that runs it. However, providing there is support behind development, there is every chance you can run it on your device. This article is here to list the current ICS ports on our most popular  forums and their individual stages in progress. Should your device not be listed below, you can always visit your device's development forum on XDA and search for any ROMs...

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egzthunder1 · Nov 22, 2011

Xperia X10 Gets ICS Port

Looks like the end of the year is not coming without joy for thousands of people and members of the xda community. In this particular case, we see that the Xperia X10 owners are getting their hands on the future of Android a little early in the game. Sony devices getting unofficial updates is particularly a joyous occasion as they are normally, along with Motorola device owners, among the last to normally get their hands on any kind of useful...

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egzthunder1 · Oct 31, 2011

Sony Gets Some ICS (SDK) Love As Well On The X10

Ports of the much anticipated ICS are popping up across xda-developers. However, the Sorrow owners were feeling a bit left out, particularly the X10 owners. Well, if you were feeling a bit blue about this, worry no more because thanks to XDA member erenz1202 as well as several other devs, this OS was finally ported to the Xperia X10. Now, there are a few caveats like the fact that the touchscreen doesn't work. You have to keep in mind that this...

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Will Verduzco · Sep 13, 2011

Re-Lock Your XPERIA X10 Bootloader!

Yesterday we wrote about how the XPERIA X8 and X10 bootloaders had been unlocked by XDA forum member the_laser. Now from the same developer, we present a treat to those who unlocked their bootloaders a bit too hastily. This tool allows users to re-lock their bootloaders for warranty purposes. The only requirements are flash-mode USB drivers and, of course, yesterday's unlocked bootloader. In the words of the developer: Greetings. run attached tool, press "restore" required flash mode drivers and unlocked bootloader  support both 7227,8250 phones....

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Will Verduzco · Sep 11, 2011

XPERIA X8 and X10 Bootloaders Unlocked

Sony Ericsson XPERIA X8 and X10 users, prepare for the onslaught of hacking goodness. Thanks to the work by XDA forum member the_laser, we now have a method to unlock the bootloaders of both of these Sony devices. In fact, this method works on all of the SE 2010 phone lineup. In case you may be wondering why this is relevant, an unlocked bootloader enables you to do things far beyond simply having root access. An unlocked bootloader is required...

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-PiLoT- · Aug 3, 2011

Gingerbread Update for the X10 Rolling Out

To some of you this is old news, but to the rest, its brilliant news. The Gingerbread update (2.3.3) update started rolling out to certain devices on Friday and they hope to have it finished this coming Friday. As far as what it contains, here is a snippet from the Sony Ericsson Product Blog. As said in March most of the 2011 XperiaTM software functionality from e.g. XperiaTM arc will be included. The UI with the desktop layout and pinch-to-overview gesture will be similar and Gingerbread...

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Will Verduzco · Jul 29, 2011

Can Pigs Fly? Gingerbread Lands on the Sony Xperia X10!

Remember when Sony told us that there was no need to update the Xperia X10 to Froyo because their skinned version of Eclair was superior to vanilla 2.2? We all know about the PR nightmare that followed. Luckily, it seems as if Sony has learned its lesson regarding Gingerbread. Unfortunately for American users, however, it seems as if the AT&T-branded version may not be so lucky. (We all know what this author thinks of that particular carrier.) However, for those...

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mic_888 · Jun 20, 2011

Reboot Options App For Xperia Variants

For the Xperia X10/X8/X10 mini and X10 mini pro owners out there, you might be aware that XDA forum members DooMLoRD and MrHassell have developed and app to provide some reboot options in a convenient menu. The app currently features: Widget icon Fast power off Reboot command is itself very fast and the device reboots much faster Reboot into recovery or custom kernel The XDA member states that the plan is to make an Arc/Play/Neo compatible version which will only...

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egzthunder1 · May 20, 2011

Sony Ericsson X10 Joins The Honeycomb Club

It looks like the beedroid has been setting up hives in devices other than tabs because we have seen ports left and right for devices going back as far as the Vogue! Even if it is just a port for an SDK, some of our devs have done wonders when it came to making this into a quasi functional port of Honeycomb. This time, the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 receives the gift of the port thanks to the efforts of...

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Sam Caplat · May 12, 2011

Ubuntu Backtrack 5 on Xperia X10

Amazing developments are something we're not new to here on XDA, with our amazing community of outstanding developers and friends. But that doesn't mean there aren't surprises around every corner. Today's surprise comes from XDA member anantshri, who has successfully managed to get Backtrack 5 to run on an Xperia X10. Backtrack, based on Ubuntu Lucid LTS, is a Linux distribution, which offers the user a range of security-related tools. Anantshri is looking for fellow developers to help wade through the...

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egzthunder1 · Apr 4, 2011

X10 Bootloader Bypassed

Due to the proximity of the date, we were unsure whether this was a very clever April fool's joke or a real development. After reading up a bit, we have now confirmed that this is the real deal. X10 owners can finally rest in peace and rejoice because the long, much awaited development of the year has finally been accomplished by XDA member zdzihu. The uncrackable bootloader for the Xperia X10 has been successfully bypassed to allow custom kernel flashing...

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-PiLoT- · Mar 25, 2011

Xperia X10 to Get Official Gingerbread

The latest official news from SonyEricsson is something a lot of users are going to love. The Xperia X10 will be getting an official Gingerbread update. A surprise post on the product blog by Rikard Skogberg states they have decided to bring the X10 in line with their upcoming range of android based smartphones by giving it 2.3.3.  Furthermore, he states that the reason they have decided this is because of consumers' requests and the development of the software for...

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mic_888 · Mar 23, 2011

Reboot X10 Into xRecovery From OS

If you'd like to be able to reboot into Recovery directly from the Android OS on your Xperia X10, here's some good news. XDA forum member DooMLoRD has been able to get a script together to reboot into recovery (xRecovery/FreeZperia Recovery) from the OS. It requires using GScript Lite from the Market (free) and a little modification to one of the system files. Credits also go to Bin4ry and Androxyde for the FlashTool and the option to 'reboot into xRecovery...

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egzthunder1 · Mar 22, 2011

Progress On The Bootloader Cracking for Xperia X10

All the hype from the world of Motorola devices and how their unbreakable system was hacked seem to be inspiring owners of other branded devices to think about the possibility of freeing their devices. XDA member HunteronX has posted a series of quotes from this rather old thread, starting on January of this year. Apparently, since the release of teh X10, people have been working really hard at cracking this open to allow true flashing of recoveries and bootloader, which...

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mic_888 · Jan 30, 2011

How To Free OpenVPN Connection On Xperia X10

If you have problems with some sites being blocked or unable to perform certain downloads on your mobile browser, for example Megaupload, Hotfile or Rapidshare, then XDA forum member jimbo77 has your solution. The problem arises if your carrier has set the same IP address to all mobile phones. In order to avoid this issue the XDA member has found a way to have FreeVPN services working on his X10. You will require root access, BusyBox, the openvpn file provided...

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