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Update Sony Ericsson X10 to Android Froyo 2.2 ROM

Xperia X10Users of Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 are very disappointed as the users of Xperia X10 are still awaiting the arrival of Froyo 2.2 version for their devices. But thankfully the developers have cracked in and have roped in the Froyo version of operating system for Xperia X10. Developers have bought in the custom ROM of Froyo build for Xperia X10. So, let’s check out how you can install Froyo 2.2 version on your Xperia X10. Before you update your device with the new custom ROM ensure that you have created a back up of all your contents including contacts, messages  and applications as in an unlikely event you will lose data in your phone.

Also, please note that this build is still in the development stage and only you need to proceed to flash if your device is unlocked and currently should have Android 2.1 Eclair rooted before flashing this custom ROM. Since, it’s not a final version of the firmware, a few crashes. The name of this ROM is FreeX10 and the same can be flashed using the xRecovery. It’s highly important to follow the procedure mentioned below as it is as if not followed properly then it you may end up bricking your device or in short it will become useless.

Before we proceed for the procedure to flash Xperia x10 with Froyo 2.2 version, make sure that you have currently rooted your Xperia X10 (2.1) and also installed the custom recovery for X10 which is xRecovery installed on your device.

Procedure to flash Froyo 2.2 on Sony Ericsson Xperia 10:

  • First, you need to download the Google Apps Freex10 gapps and also the Free X10 Beta ROM on your computer.
  • After downloading both the above mentioned files, you need to then copy and paste the download custom ROM and Google Apps package into your device’s internal SD Card.
  • So, now after placing the two files, you need to first launch xRecovery, if you don’t have this file then you can xRecovery-0.2-release and install the same on your device. Its very important to install this xRecovery on your SE Xperia X10.
  • So, now after placing the two files, you need to first launch xRecovery and after restarting the device, you can now flash the copied Google Apps Package for getting Market, You Tube, Gmail and other system applications.

That’s it you can now see that your device is now running on the new Froyo 2.2 android operating system version. If you have any problems then do share the same in the comments.

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  1. alston

    May 18, 2012 at 4:21 pm


  2. Gugz

    September 12, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    The xRecovery apk is asking for some passwords…… Do you have any idea what it would be Sir??

    • NeaL Pradeep

      September 15, 2011 at 12:03 am

      it will be default only, from where you installed the xRecovery??

      • Gugz

        September 18, 2011 at 1:24 pm

        got it after searching in google, downloaded it….. it was 0.2 release for Xperia mini exclusively….. i have uploaded it on

        do i need a crack or something to open this password protected zip file???

        • NeaL Pradeep

          September 19, 2011 at 1:18 am

          there is no need to crack and all!

      • Gugz

        September 18, 2011 at 1:28 pm

        hey, i totally forgot, i googled it and reached to this very page…. its here on the top in the article….. i am actually looking how to get network on my Xperia mini by trying different ROMS, but no use…. i earlier replaced the ROM files instead of installing them through xRecovery…. am all stuck in a lot of mess

  3. Dharmendra

    August 7, 2011 at 12:08 am

    Could you please provide steps to upgrade Xperia Mini Ver.e10i with android ver.2.1 updated to anything above 2.2?

    • NeaL Pradeep

      August 18, 2011 at 11:56 am

      yes dharmendra as soon as the update arrives, we will surely update you with the same!

  4. rasib

    August 5, 2011 at 4:40 am

    i was updating my xperia x10 with the help of Sony Ericsson PC companion but in the middle of update it gave an error after that my phone is not starting again what should i do please help me out

    • NeaL Pradeep

      August 5, 2011 at 10:38 am

      you will have to follow the instructions again to root the phone!

  5. Daman

    June 29, 2011 at 7:32 am

    ok i have a sony ericsson x10z, so will this work on mine or will it brick my phone?

    • Daman

      June 29, 2011 at 7:33 am

      x10a i meant

  6. Gibran

    May 24, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    My friend has a x10i will it work on that ?

  7. KHin

    April 19, 2011 at 10:43 am

    I want to update firmware 2.1 to 2.2 in my Sony Ericsson X10. Where can I download and how to upgrade.

  8. Shreyas

    April 8, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    alright, will see if an update for x10 mini is available..
    thanks for informing..

    • Neal Pradeep

      April 8, 2011 at 12:34 pm

      Hi @Shreya your request has been recorded, we will surely find update and will inform you bout the same.

  9. Shreyas

    April 8, 2011 at 12:32 pm

    Can we use this method to update X10 mini or is this only for Full size X10?

  10. Shreyas

    April 8, 2011 at 10:19 am

    Can I update X10 mini to Froyo 2.2 using these steps?
    Or is this Only for the X10, full size phone.

    • Neal Pradeep

      April 8, 2011 at 11:41 am

      hi @shreyas no, its not advisable to update as functionalities of both the phone differ!

  11. Prabhpreet Singh

    March 10, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    is it the best and stable fw, only then i update to this fw,
    please tell me what are the problems in this fw.
    is it save…

    • Neal Pradeep

      March 11, 2011 at 5:11 am

      There are some battery issues which are being reported by some users, not by everyone though and it’s again an experimental ROM and not the final Release or leak.

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