Sony Xperia X10
Sony Xperia X10

Sony Xperia X10 users can now update their device to Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) via CyanogenMod 10 (CM10) firmware. Although it is an old device, the developers at XDA have managed to port the new firmware to the device. The firmware is not fully stable, but most of the features do work.

Things that are reported to be working include gallery, Airplane mode, Bluetooth, GSM/Data, Wi-Fi and default camera, while Hotspot, camcorder and native camera seem to have issues.

Xperia X10 users can update their device using this tutorial, but IBTimes UK will not be held responsible if you damage the device during installation.


  • Enable USB debugging
  • Ensure device is charged up to 80 percent battery level
  • Make a back-up of all the important data

To update Sony Xperia X10 with Jelly Bean firmware:

  • Download Android4.1 firmware package and Google Apps packageto the PC
  • Connect the device to PC using USB cable and copy both the zip files to the device. Once the files are copied, disconnect the device from PC
  • Download the ROM Manager app and choose Reboot into Recovery Mode option so that the device reboots in recovery mode. Select Wipe Data/Factory Reset and Wipe Cache Partition
  • Select Install Zip from SD Card option. Once selected, it would take about four minutes for the update to be applied. Now, choose Go Back and then select Reboot System Now to boot the device in normal mode
  • Disconnect the device once you see the Home screen

You have successfully updated the Xperia X10 to Jelly Bean firmware. To verify the build, browse to Settings > About phone.

[Information Courtesy: Android Advices]