Android 2.1 can now be installed on Xperia X10a handsets

You have to give it to the guys at XDA-Developers, they really do some great work. Shortly after Android 2.1 was released for the Nordic market, the guys worked out that you could change your X10i to be Nordic branded and thus update to Android 2.1. Unfortunately this was only for X10i owners, as owners of X10a handsets have different base bands and therefore, if the Nordic branding worked, 3G would no longer be available.

With still no word from Sony Ericsson on where will be next though, this has caused quite a bit of uproar and many X10a owners disappointed. Fortunately Bin4ry at XDA has been hard at work. It is now possible to flash 2.1 to an X10a handset and 3G is confirmed to still work after wards. You just need to turn off your phone, run the X10Flash bat file and follow the instructions.  It only currently works on the Xperia X10 and not the X10 Mini, Mini Pro or X8.


  • Tox

    I just updated my E10i(x10 mini) to 2.1. Unbranded via davinci to generic nordic and the 2.1 update showed up when searching on the phone.

    But i though something went terrible wrong, since after booting the phone it went to standby before i got to it, and there was no reaction when pushing the normal unlock button(left button). Just black screen. Discovered that in 2.1, the middle button activates the screen :D

    Btw Angry Birds works on 2.1 :P

    • admin

      Ahh, I read something about a different button activating the screen but, I must have misread/not understood. Now I see what it meant lol :D. Yeah I got Angry birds now as well :D. – You say you have the Mini, is it working (Angry birds) on the Mini now it’s got 2.1?

  • Joannie Amyot

    And that’s the reason I really like Google android!