Some may have noticed that often times, many source-built ROMs seem to have that one annoying issue that keeps them from being perfect. Solving this issue can take months and include a number of developers, testers, and contributors. However, when that fix finally does come, it’s awesome. In most cases, the annoying issue is usually something like Bluetooth, Camera, or in the case of Sprint phones, WiMAX. For the Sony Xperia X10, the camera was the issue. Now, there’s a fix.
XDA Forum Member scritch007 has released a fix that should help the camera start working on AOSP-derived ICS builds. As scritch007 explains:
I took the sources from Sony, and removed all the specific parts, face recognition, scenes and so on.
Used missing defines from Zte blade Ics repository.
I’m now testing with FXP CM9.1 and the default camera App
I’m running a FXP-kernel 140 or 139 but they are nearly the same.
I’m mostly using App Camera Zoom for taking picture (because it bought it when it was the one app that worked with htc wildfire ICS camera ) but the default app also takes pictures.
Not bad for the first post scritch007 ever had on XDA. The fix is confirmed working in all camera modes, including 8MP and 6MP. To install the fix, simply download the binaries and flash via ClockworkMod Recovery.
For more details, check out the original thread.
September 22, 2012 By: Joseph Hindy
If you own a Sony Xperia device, there’s a good chance you can run the software from many other Xperia devices. In fact, we’ve written about it a number of times. There is now a way for Xperia X10 owners to run pretty much the entire interface from the Sony Xperia S.
Released by XDA Senior Member Emperor.dk, the package includes a number of elements to help your X10 feel like a Xperia S. To use, simply download the zip and flash it in a custom recovery. If you want to uninstall, you’ll have to restore a Nandroid backup—which means you should probably make a Nandroid backup.
To make the experience more complete, Emperor.dk has also included links to other applications to supplement what comes in the mod. These include the Xperia S launcher, the Xperia S lock screen, and the Xperia S CM7 theme for theme chooser. Additionally, there are links to the Xperia S fonts, more apps, and Timescape. If you enjoy the Xperia S look and feel but don’t (or can’t) dish out the money for an upgrade, then this is a perfect way to get the experience without buying the phone.
To learn more, check out the original thread.
July 29, 2012 By: Joseph Hindy
The march of Jelly Bean 2012 has been a massive success. With dozens of devices getting ports that at least boot and even more scheduled to get them, Jelly Bean has been like a party that everyone is invited to. Well, the fun hasn’t stopped yet. In fact, it hasn’t even appeared to have slowed down, as even more devices are getting Jelly Bean one way or another. The most recent legion of devices include the HTC One S, the Sony Xperia X10 Mini and the Sony Xperia X8.
XDA Senior Member fipsib, posted CM10 running on XDA for the One S which was developed by XDA Senior Member xkonni with help from XDA Forum Member intervigil. For the Xperia X10 Mini and X8, the JBMiniProject lays claim and includes XDA Recognized Developer stelios97, XDA Senior Member Daveee10, and XDA Senior Member Xmaster8, with the help of a few others.
The One S CM10 is quite functionally complete, with only a few features not working. These include the camera, USB Tethering, and a few quirky issues like echos during phone calls. Many of the issues have hotfixes that haven’t been merged into the ROM yet. But aside from a few little glitches, the ROM is actually quite usable.
It’s much the same on the X10 Mini, with WiFi, Camera, and Mic being the biggest issues. The X8 is a little behind, missing features like data, WiFi, Mic, Camera, and several more. These Xperia builds probably can’t yet be used as daily drivers, at least not until a few more things are fixed. However, they are certainly off to a great start. While we don’t normally write about tales from the grapevine, the word around is that the X10 Mini Pro is also getting a CM10 port pretty soon.
For additional information, check out the corresponding links below.
The Sony Xperia X10 was one of Sony Ericsson’s first forays into the Android smartphone world, and it’s been a solid product over the years. It originally shipped with Android 1.6 Donut and has since been updated to Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread as recently as Fall 2009. That’s almost 2 full years from when the device was originally released. For all the naysayers about Sony, they’ve been one of the few manufacturers to continue to support their older phones.
With the recent release of the Sony Xperia S, it’s only natural to think that the X10 will finally fade off into the sunset. But there are some loyal users who have different plans. XDA Forum Members championswimmer and Tof37 have brought the Xperia S stock ROM to the X10. With the exception of the Lockscreen and Gallery, all of the apps from the Xperia S Stock ROM have been ported to the X10 along with various pieces from the Arc, Play, and Active. The ROM does have a nice caveat at the top, stating that if you are on a locked bootloader or stock kernel you will need to flash a certain zip file before flashing the ROM each time.
Head on over to the ROM thread to get more information and to thank the developers for their commitment to this solid device.