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XPERIA X8 and X10 Bootloaders Unlocked

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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 in order to load an entirely new ROM and kernel.

In the words of the developer:

warning.
if you are not developer, please quit reading that post.
wait for user friendly tool with one big button.

here  is toolset to permanently “unlock” semcboot of qsd8250 semc pho

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Gingerbread Update for the X10 Rolling Out

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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 features like Wi-Fi & USB tethering, App storage on SD-card etc are included. Also the customizable horizontal app tray and the media experience widgets from the 2011 XperiaTM Products are in, including an i

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

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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 who have already gotten the OTA, today is surely a happy day.

As one overly excited source in XDA forum member kantk20111‘s thread puts it:

WE ARE GETTING UNCONFIRMED REPORTS THAT THE GINGERBREAD UPDATE IS ROLLING OUT IN SOME REGIONS. STAY

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Reboot Options App For Xperia Variants

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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 have the Reboot and Power off version initially, but once recovery is working properly, it will be modified to support reboot into recovery.

For info and links to the current app, and to follow progress on support for the Xperia Arc, Play and Neo, head on ov. . . READ ON »

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Sony Ericsson X10 Joins The Honeycomb Club

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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 . . . READ ON »

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Ubuntu Backtrack 5 on Xperia X10

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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

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X10 Bootloader Bypassed

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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 tether. . . READ ON »

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Xperia X10 to Get Official Gingerbread

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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.

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Reboot X10 Into xRecovery From OS

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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.. . . READ ON »

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