Updating rooted 1.6 X10 to 2.1?


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  1. jeh0753

    jeh0753 Member This Topic's Starter

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    I just successfully rooted my X10a, which is running firmware 1.6. I did not install the 2.1 update through Sony, because I have an AT&T phone, and so am not yet eligible for the update.

    I am wondering, what is the best way to upgrade to firmware 2.1? Do I have to debrand my phone to do so? Or do I have to install a custom ROM?

    A lot of forums seem to direct people here, but I don't really understand what this tutorial does.
     

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  2. hellsrage619

    hellsrage619 Well-Known Member

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    I also have X10a with AT&T :( and they wont release 2.1.

    The way i updated to 2.1 i downloaded the stuff from this guys video look in the info for links. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85-WbEupcyg
    Make sure you put both in separate folders when extracting.

    1.Download both files and put part 1 and part 2 in separate folders.

    2.Download SEUS (Sonny Ericsson Update Service) and run follow the steps and let it update your drives (If you haven't already).Also download PC Companion and run.
    Both can be found here Sony Ericsson - Sony Ericsson

    3.After all that plug in phone open and run SEUS again once you get to the point were it tells you your already up to date cancel and exit DO NOT INSTALL.(KEEP PHONE PLUGGED IN SHOULD HAVE A CONSTANT GREEN LED)

    4.Open part 1 that you downloaded from the video and click on X10flash.bat Go threw the steps like so
    a.y
    b.1
    c.5
    d.y (MAKE SURE YOU PUT Y IF YOUR ON 1.6)
    f.This depends on what your operating on select accordingly.

    5.Then let it run it should detect your X10 and and start flashing it will take about 3 minutes when its done press any button and unplug your phone hold the power button till it vibrates then wait some more you should see the SE logo followed buy a camera and a blue arrow it will take about 3 min for it to finish.
    Then your done you will loose apps,phone numbers and text messages and your root NOTHING on your sd card so i would save your contacts somewhere.

    6.If you dont want the rogers crap when you boot then Open part 2 and run the .bat file in their go thru steps 2-3 on step 4 slect the following
    a.y
    b.1
    c.3
    d.n
    f.This depends on what your operating on select accordingly.
    Then just boot up and your done
    It will not erase anything so if youve already started getting stuff back dont worry.

    If you want to root again follow these steps i just posted here
    http://androidforums.com/x10-all-things-root/232271-step-step-rooting.html#post1967393
    Hope this helps.:)
     
  3. jeh0753

    jeh0753 Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks so much for the reply - I had one question about this first step though: when I try to extract with WinRAR, it tells me the installation cannot be completed if part 2 is not present. What is the importance of separating the files, and can it be done with the part 1 and part 2 in the same folder? or could they be separated afterwards?
     
  4. hellsrage619

    hellsrage619 Well-Known Member

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    Yes they can be separated after wards and its a 2 part system with out both it will not work thats why.Because if he put both in one file they would override each other and would be way to large and take a long time to download.
    EDIT:As i stated before part1 and part2 must be in separate folders as the files are very similar and will ask if you want to replace but DON'T DO THAT.
     
  5. nb_mitch

    nb_mitch Well-Known Member

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    I assume that when it says to down the "2 files" it means one rom and the flasher, right? I could get the rom to download (both Rogers and Generic for X10a, but I can't get the flasher to download :confused:

    For someone that has been in the computer field his whole life, I sure struggle with this stuff :eek: I wish I could write it in SQL, then I would understand it :D
     
  6. hellsrage619

    hellsrage619 Well-Known Member

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    I actually have no clue what special about them but they both have their own roms and flasher but they work together.As for the download problem ive never had anything like that happen so maybe try again or try a different download site?
     

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