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Posts Tagged: sony ericsson xperia x10

hc on x10

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 XDA member Chumby_666. The dev has done a fantastic job for this pre-Alpha release that has been put out for consumption. Again, please note that the build is a pre-Alpha, so a lot of the main, basic components that you may use as a daily tool are likely not functional. However, the dev has gone leaps and bounds by enabling some key functionality such as experimental Wifi, touchscreen, GPS, keyboard, lockscreen, and much more. The only caveat at this point is that the device will likely reboot every 10 seconds or so due to an issue with the sensor’s libs.

If you would like to see how the blue bee can give a neon touch to your device, please take it for a spin and leave some feedback. Also, bug reports accompanied by logcats are highly appreciated!

So this is pre-Alpha of HoneyComb SDK port for X10 …

Reboots every 5-6 seconds due problems with lights or sensors lib.

Till now [ seen in that short gui mode ] working:

  • wifi [ i'm to slow to enter in menu ] [ so needs testing ]
  • gui
  • gps
  • keys
  • touch screen
  • sdcard [ doesn't mount need correct vold binary ]
  • gsm [ should work after few lib replacements ]
  • charging
  • adb

You can find more information in the port thread.

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Thanks pulser_g2 for the tip!

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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 code and test the system to find out what tools do and don’t work.

Now will need support from the fellow developers in establishing what all tools are running fine and what not.

A log file has also been provided for you to help, so if you own an X10 and would like to lend a helping hand to a fine developer, head on over to the original thread!

Thanks for the tip, GlossGhost!

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X10 Bootloader Bypassed

April 4, 2011   By:

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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 on the device. This was done via the kexec miniloader method. The devs are already working on custom kernels that will enhance the functionality of your X10 by doing things such as removing FPS caps, allow undervolting to increase battery life, wifi tethering, and much more!

So far, there is one kernel in alpha stage that can be flashed via xRecovery onto the device. The dev mentioned that he has tested this for over 48 hours without any major issues. Having said that, this is in alpha stage, so you will likely encounter bugs here and there. Please report any feedback that you may have regarding this.

The bootloader has been bypassed using the kexec/miniloader method
We are able to boot custom kernels now!

You can find more information in the original thread as well as in the new project thread.

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Sony-Xperia-X10

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 the new range has given them a solution that allows them to give us the much requested upgrade.

The planned roll-out will be towards the end of Q2/Beginning of Q3.

However, its not all good news because the X10 Mini, Mini Pro, and the X8 will NOT be receiving the update claiming that they had to prioritize resources and have therefore focused on delivering the upgrade to X10 only.

A few key features will also be missing from the update, and you can find a list of these on the blog.

You can leave your comments here or in the discussion thread.

Reboot X10 Into xRecovery From OS

March 23, 2011   By:

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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 from FlashTool’ upon which this script is based.

Please note that the mod requires some advanced knowledge on how to modify system files.

For the detailed instructions, head on over to the modification thread.

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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 seem to be rather tightly locked. As this device is Sony branded, it does not surprise us one bit as they have become rather famous for trying to prevent people from tinkering with the internals in their products.

In any case, the latest quotes in the thread show rather promising insights from some of the devs working towards this goal. This includes but is not limited to an explanation about RSA keys and how to obtain them for this device. If you think you can be of any help towards this project, please drop by the thread and make your contribution.

Don’t know if this is any help or useful info for any of the devs.

But managed to check the code in the lib_s1_verification.so file
Here’s the boot sequence.

These files is what I know has something to do with the s1:
/lib/lib_s1_verification.so
/bin/linker
/bin/s1_verification_test

You can find more information in the original thread.

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Thanks GreatBigDog for the tip!

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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 in the thread and OpenVPN Settings available free from the Android Market. Oh, and you’ll also need Terminal Emulator.

For full instructions including commands required, head on over to the forum thread. Be sure to read the procedure carefully, and post any helpful feedback.

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Lets say that you have a Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 that you need to take in for warranty repair. Maybe, you miss Donut. Whatever the reason may be, due to the large span of countries and carriers that have the Xperia X10, it is complicated to find a stock rom for your carrier, particularly because these tend to either not be posted in the carrier’s site, or are simply taken down after a while. XDA member oalf170892 has posted a very comprehensive guide with links to all the stock original roms for several different versions of the device. In this thread, you will find carrier roms for Claro, Vodaphone, Movistar, T-Mobile UK, and many more. the best part is that they are divided by country. Instructions on how to perform the downgrades are also provided and well written in this guide.

If you have other roms that may not be listed in the thread, or if you have suggestions, please leave some feedback.

Here you can find your movil operator 1.6 firmware (if not here post the one you need and I will TRY to find it), for cases in wich you flashed a firmware on your x10 that isn’t from your country or operator, and now your operator has released the 2.1 update, and you want to run your operators firmware in case of any incident with your phone.

You can find more information in the guide thread.

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Xperia-X10

So, you just got your x10, and want to get rid of the stock look and feel of the device. You have searched the x10 forum and have found various bits and pieces regarding how to make a theme. However, having so many tabs opened at the same time is making your head spin and quickly give up. If this somewhat describes your current situation, then XDA member _calum_ has a solution for you. The dev has compiled, what I believe, is a fantastic resource guide for anyone wanting to look for themes, installing them, and even making their own. The guide is split into posts for ease of reading and is concise and to the point, no more running around looking for various answers throughout the net. Simply follow the guide, add your own dash of creativity, and before you know it, you will have a device that is more “you.”

Despite on how complete the guide may seem, the dev is asking for input as he believes that this is a work in progress, and as such will be updated with any and all feedback provided on this.

This thread was opened to consolidate the information/knowledge about themes for the x10. It is basically a reference thread with key bits of information and links so that a new user can find all the necessary information in one place. At the moment this is spread out all over the place, there are a lot of different threads with different bits of information, [...]. It should also help us avoid the old ‘where the hell was that image…?’ and ‘where was that … thread again?’.

You can find more information in the guide thread.

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Xperia-X10

Many Android handsets are rooted even before their official release, but the Xperia X10, being Sony Ericsson’s entry into the Android world, apparently has some pretty tough security protection to prevent people from rooting and flashing custom ROMs onto it. Back in May, someone even claimed to have rooted the X10 using a special flashing system which needs dedicated hardware, so not many were able to try it and for those who did, it simply didn’t work as it was a fake.

But now, some clever developers from our forums, including Jerpelea, biktor_gj and Bin4ry, have finally managed to successfully root the X10 and posted some easy-to-follow instructions in the forum thread. If they’re still too complicated for you, jump to the second post which contains links to other tutorials, some even with video.

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For those users who have been eagerly waiting for the floodgates for custom ROMs to open on their XPERIA X10, xda-devs member jerpelea has good news for you- he has achieved root access on the X10, by patching the boot script and flashing it back to the phone.

He already has provided the files for flashing, but unfortunately at this moment the flash process requires the SETool USB dongle and the associated software. A flashing method that doesn’t require a dongle is currently being worked on.

Proceed to jerpelea’s thread to join the discussion and for downloads, or join the main root thread.

ScreenShots

This SDK graphic interface version will let you Personalize and play with several aspects of this Windows Mobile skin from HTC. Fully finger friendly, very customizable, this SDK is a great tool for developers. Member eboelzner has updated his .netCF SDK to version 1.3

Originally posted by eboelzner
Highlights:
Separate WVGA/WQVGA Resource libs [for you skinning guru's]
Full Apha Blending, Transparency GDI+ support and API available
WYSIWYG Visual Studio development [asmmeta dll included!]
Full Finger Control[List attempts to learn your scrolling tendencies!]
Full Tap ‘n Hold OS integration
Auto SIP detection [scrolls list up to display textbox]
Combobox size detection [scrolls list up to display max list items]
Full Trackbar animation
List scrolls N, S, E, and West
Full ‘Sense’ Messagebox support [plus a SenseSDK bonus * see images]
List panels can react to panel press on entire surface or just the control area
List panels can be configured to raise/not raise click events based on panel press
List panels can show/hide panel animation
Panel text is easily updated… base on other panel and/or child interaction
License:
You are free to use this SDK in any manner except for the following:
You may not disassemble or reverse engineer
create and sell a product “for profit” without seeking permission first

List Panels
SensePanelCheckboxItem
SensePanelComboItem
SensePanelDividerItem
SensePanelItem [Generic * Base]
SensePanelMoreItem
SensePanelNumericItem
SensePanelOnOffItem
SensePanelRadioItem
SensePanelTextboxItem
SensePanelTrackbarItem

Controls
SenseListControl [*Panel Host]
SenseButtonControl
SenseCheckboxControl
SenseComboControl
SenseHeaderControl
SenseLabelControl
SenseNumericControl
SenseNumericFSControl [* Full Screen!!!]
SenseOnOffControl
SenseTextboxControl
SenseTrackbarControl

Sense API
SIP Management
SenseMessageBox
Full Screen Form
Translucent Form
Transparency Host Form
Full Microsoft GDI+ Interop wrapper
QVGA / VGA Scaling
etc. etc. etc.

What’s Included
SenseSDKDemo.exe [includes VS2008 source]
StedySoft.SenseSDK.dll [SDK lib]
SenseSDK.Resources.QVGA.dll
SenseSDK.Resources.VGA.dll
StedySoft.SenseSDK.PocketPC.asmmeta.dll [designer meta data]
TTF fonts for your Emulator development

Change Log
v1.2 – April 15th, 2010
Combo ‘List_Index_Changed’ event now fires
Show/Hide Children List events added
Show/Hide Children List methods added
Textbox password character text honored
All ItemStatus enums grouped to single enum
located @ StedySoft.SenseSDK.ItemStatus
Button click double event fixed
Child panel now supports ALL available panel items
(includes SensePanelComboItem and SensePanelTextboxItem)
Demo App includes samples of all new and bug fix code
New Control(s) will be added to v1.3… this bug fix version needed to be released quickly.

Continue reading here

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The Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10, now seeing release across the world, is SE’s latest and greatest Android phone running on a 3D interface that merges together various forms of multimedia and social networks to make for an experience not found on any other devices. In terms of specs, it’s running on Qualcomm’s 1GHz Snapdragon CPU supported by 256MB of RAM. Due to overwhelming requests from XDA users, we’ve added a new set of forums for the device. Continue on to the new forum!

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