Flashing, Upgrading, Downgrading, Unbricking the Xperia X10 (FlashTool 0.2.9, 0.2.8)

2012-05-31: ICS + root is now available for the arc/arc s: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huPuFmmeZHc&hd=1 UPDATE: 2011 November: WARNING: DO NOT downgrade from v2.3.4 back to v2.3.3, v2.3.2, or v1.6 or you may experience the 0% battery issue. XDA threads with help regarding the 0% battery issue: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=18913335#post18913335 http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1312398 UPDATE: 2011 July: v2.3 Gingerbread has been released. The firmware file is in the Flash Tool website, as always. This video shows how to use the Graphical Flash Tool (v0.2.8, v0.2.9.1 beta) to flash the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10. This video demonstrates downgrading to a carrier-branded AT&T firmware (v1.6) then upgrading to a generic (unmodified, all features intact) v2.1 firmware. It then purposely bricks/messes up a flash to show the phone broken/noot booting and finally, flashing it again to restore it to working condition. The tool can flash v1.6 firmwares, v2.1 firmwares, different basebands, dual touch drivers and other modifications. It can also be used to "un-brick" an X10 if anything goes wrong. e.g. boot loop, stuck at the Sony Ericsson logo, small screen, etc. caused by tweaking/modifying/rooting/etc. FlashTool website: http://www.flashtool.net/ You CANNOT brick/ruin/break the X10. It will ALWAYS go into flash mode (from off, hold the back button, connect the USB cable). You can flash ANY firmware onto ANY X10 -- even AT&T (so stop asking if it'll work on your X10). Your phone does not have to unlocked, rooted or anything else. Flash mode overrides everything and is before any software is loaded. Flashing does NOT re-lock a SIM/network unlocked phone. Unlocking is ONCE and PERMANENT (and is independent of any firmware on the phone). Some reasons to use the Graphical Flash Tool: - can flash ANY firmware onto ANY phone [e.g. instead of waiting for carriers to release updates like AT&T did with v2.1, which came out late May 2011, the Flash Tool allowed updating in October 2010 to v2.1] - can flash drivers such as dual touch - can flash basebands for custom ROMs To use the Graphical Flash Tool, you MUST have BOTH installed and updated: Update Service / PC Companion: http://jp1.ca/androidstuff The flash tool uses single .FTF files. Download the firmware you want to flash and place it inside the "firmwares" folder of the flash tool. Click "Flash" and follow the instructions. Always BACKUP your data before flashing/modifying your phone. (The flash tool works for all phones in the Xperia lineup, not just the X10. However, firmwares are specific to each device. Do NOT flash an X10 firmware onto another phone and vice versa.) Flash Tool developer thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=920746 [thread also contains generic v2.1 firmwares, dual touch add-on] Newest (2011-05-27, -31) AT&T branded v2.1 update (2.1.A.0.492) as well as German 2.1.B.0.1 ROMs: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=920746 Firmwares: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1749426 CRT animation: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1152668 Various Android applications, Sony Ericsson software (Update Service mirror) and other useful programs: http://jp1.ca/androidstuff Found this useful? Buy me a coffee. :-) https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=MACW39HPE7BZ6 Thanks!


Bin4ry | Android | Xperia | X10 | flashing | arc | FlashTool | firmware | Sony Ericsson |
Flashing, Upgrading, Downgrading, Unbricking the Xperia X10 (FlashTool 0.2.9, 0.2.8)2012-05-31: ICS + root is now available for the arc/arc s: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huPuFmmeZHc&hd=1 UPDATE: 2011 November: WARNING: DO NOT downgrade from v2.3.4 back to v2.3.3, v2.3.2, or v1.6 or you may experience the 0% battery issue. XDA threads with help regarding the 0% battery issue: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=18913335#post18913335 http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1312398 UPDATE: 2011 July: v2.3 Gingerbread has been released. The firmware file is in the Flash Tool website, as always. This video shows how to use the Graphical Flash Tool (v0.2.8, v0.2.9.1 beta) to flash the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10. This video demonstrates downgrading to a carrier-branded AT&T firmware (v1.6) then upgrading to a generic (unmodified, all features intact) v2.1 firmware. It then purposely bricks/messes up a flash to show the phone broken/noot booting and finally, flashing it again to restore it to working condition. The tool can flash v1.6 firmwares, v2.1 firmwares, different basebands, dual touch drivers and other modifications. It can also be used to "un-brick" an X10 if anything goes wrong. e.g. boot loop, stuck at the Sony Ericsson logo, small screen, etc. caused by tweaking/modifying/rooting/etc. FlashTool website: http://www.flashtool.net/ You CANNOT brick/ruin/break the X10. It will ALWAYS go into flash mode (from off, hold the back button, connect the USB cable). You can flash ANY firmware onto ANY X10 -- even AT&T (so stop asking if it'll work on your X10). Your phone does not have to unlocked, rooted or anything else. Flash mode overrides everything and is before any software is loaded. Flashing does NOT re-lock a SIM/network unlocked phone. Unlocking is ONCE and PERMANENT (and is independent of any firmware on the phone). Some reasons to use the Graphical Flash Tool: - can flash ANY firmware onto ANY phone [e.g. instead of waiting for carriers to release updates like AT&T did with v2.1, which came out late May 2011, the Flash Tool allowed updating in October 2010 to v2.1] - can flash drivers such as dual touch - can flash basebands for custom ROMs To use the Graphical Flash Tool, you MUST have BOTH installed and updated: Update Service / PC Companion: http://jp1.ca/androidstuff The flash tool uses single .FTF files. Download the firmware you want to flash and place it inside the "firmwares" folder of the flash tool. Click "Flash" and follow the instructions. Always BACKUP your data before flashing/modifying your phone. (The flash tool works for all phones in the Xperia lineup, not just the X10. However, firmwares are specific to each device. Do NOT flash an X10 firmware onto another phone and vice versa.) Flash Tool developer thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=920746 [thread also contains generic v2.1 firmwares, dual touch add-on] Newest (2011-05-27, -31) AT&T branded v2.1 update (2.1.A.0.492) as well as German 2.1.B.0.1 ROMs: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=920746 Firmwares: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1749426 CRT animation: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1152668 Various Android applications, Sony Ericsson software (Update Service mirror) and other useful programs: http://jp1.ca/androidstuff Found this useful? Buy me a coffee. :-) https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=MACW39HPE7BZ6 Thanks!
   
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