How to update Xperia X10 to Android 2.2 ( Froyo Install guide )


09.01.2011

How to update Xperia X10 to Android 2.2 ( Froyo Install guide )

In the following guide you will learn how to update the Sony Ericsson to Android 2.2, by manually installing the Froyo version. Although Sony “forbid” it, there are plenty enthusiastic people running free around XDA headquarters, to make this work using a custom build. The version that is going to run on your smartphones is considered to be clean, fast and stable for Xperia X10 based on AOSP and CM sources. At the moment this is just in a beta stage, so don’t think that anything works. All problems will be fixed though.

By installing Android 2.2 on the Xperia X10 you will get new features like exchange support, hotspot and tethering possibilities, Multilanguage keyboards, overall improved performance and Flash support, amongst others.

In order for you guys to update the Xperia X10 to Android 2.2 ( Froyo ), you will have to be running a rooted version of Android 2.1 ( Éclair ). Also, xRecovery is required. If you don’t know what this means, don’t worry as we are going to take care of it in the guide. As for the rooting, it can be solved easily with the 1click method.

Sony Xperia X10

Being a BETA version means that some things are still in testing, while others have bugs or are not working. Amongst them, we found out that the camera hasn’t been implemented yet, the smartphone may experience random crashes and no native USP / Wi-Fi tethering options. Some of you may not even see the SD card of all, because the partition you are installing the Froyo build is not vfat. And the most important thing at all: don’t forget to log one more into the old Market FC before installing the new one.

How to update the Xperia X10 to Android 2.2 ( Froyo )

First, we need to install xRecovery, an application used to flash custom ROM’s. If you already have it, jump at step 3.

  1. Download BusyBox from the Android Market and install it.

  2. Download the xRecovery-0.2 .apk file and transfer it on the X10. Open the installer app and then tap on the “Install xRecovery” option.

    xRecovery Screen

  3. Download the update, called FreeX10-beta1-hotfix4a.zip, and place it on your SD card.

  4. Use the xRecovery app to flash the zip file we previously downloaded and reboot the phone.

  5. Download the gapps_latest_FreeX10.zip, transfer them on the SD card and use xRecovery to flash them as well.

Source: XDA

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