X10 mini pro firmware updateGeneral


  1. jonmorris

    jonmorris Well-Known Member

    At 1600 GMT today, my phone said it had a software update - but despite being able to check for an update on the phone, it doesn't appear able to do OTA updating.

    Now I'm home, the battery is dead and so I have to wait for it to charge - and find a PC to install the software update software on. I'm wondering if I'll then lose all my data in the process?

    Anyway, has anyone else been told there's an update and doesn't anyone know what it is? I'd like to think it's 2.1 but I am 99% sure it isn't, but I'd be almost as happy to know that it offers what they did on the X10 - improved standby time first and foremost... and also to fix the touchscreen problem where it can stop responding completely until you go back into standby, wait and unlock.

    Or it might just update some of the apps on the ROM, given you can't update them via Market at all.

    Anyone else?

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  2. jonmorris

    jonmorris Well-Known Member

    Done the update - and will now have to see if I can spot any differences.

    It's still 1.6

    Kernel 2.6.29 SEMCUser@SEMCHost #1

    Build number 1.1.A.0.12

    If they've done anything like they did for the X10 (full-size) then it may well improve the battery and I'll be one happy bunny!
  3. bosshog

    bosshog Well-Known Member

    Noticed anything after update jonmorris?
  4. jonmorris

    jonmorris Well-Known Member

    Not sure!

    When it booted up, it took ages to start - shows Sony Ericsson text, plays animation and then 'froze' on SE logo and text. For ages. Was sure it had crashed and was about to pull the battery and then it finished - a good 4 or 5 minutes.

    I really don't know what it was doing, but hope it was optimising something along the way.

    Now, whenever you do a firmware update (just like servicing a car), you always convince yourself it's faster and smoother - and that's what I think now. It seems to work quicker (I use ADW Launcher) and suffer less lagging - not that it was that slow before - and so there may be some improvements there.

    I can't see any other changes though. And the battery (using Juice Defender and Juice Plotter) may not have improved. I don't use Timescape anyway (so can't tell if that has been improved) but Juice Plotter is now saying I've got 4hrs left - albeit with only 25% accuracy. It was fully charged last night and not used except for a 45 minute train journey to work.

    There must be a changelog somewhere?? SE made a big thing of the X10 update to highlight improvements, but there's no reference to this anywhere - besides a few people on Esato saying they've got it.

    I guess we must keep waiting until 2.1 for any major improvements.
  5. bosshog

    bosshog Well-Known Member

    That's what im waiting for, that 2.1 update:)

    I think i might leave the update until 2.1 . How do you find your batt life, using ADW Launcher? . If you don't mind me asking.
  6. jonmorris

    jonmorris Well-Known Member

    No better/worse than the native homescreen - except that every now and then I can wake up in the morning with a phone that went from full charge to being 10-15%. Juice Defender has switched off data/Wi-Fi, and I have good coverage, suggesting a problem that can only be attributed to a handful of things - and ADW Launcher might or might not be one of them.

    It's rare, but a disaster if you've had your phone on a desk and when you pick it up to go somewhere discover the battery has died.

    It will take a few days/weeks to see if this problem has gone away as part of the update. Without a changelog, it's impossible to tell what's been fixed!

    What I can say though, after using it today, is that it seems to respond quicker. Not - YET - had the touchscreen stop responding. If they've fixed that, then you can't update soon enough!

    For anyone who hasn't yet done an update; you'll need a Windows PC to run the software via Sony Ericsson - Marketingurlportal - you will then have the option to install without losing data or format and install (if you fancy starting with a vanilla handset). I still did a full backup with its own app, but the update was quick and painless.
  7. antipesto93

    antipesto93 Well-Known Member

    i need help, have the x10 and it tells me i need to update the software using a pc.
    But now im on my pc i cannot find anywhere on the sony erricson site where i can update software?
  8. nicolasso

    nicolasso New Member

    has anyone with a rooted phone tried the update? if it makes things smoother and so on, i'd like to install it but if it messes with the rooting i'll probably skip it.
  9. jonmorris

    jonmorris Well-Known Member

    I can't comment on the rooting but I can say that the battery IS a lot better now for me. It's also a lot quicker and I've not had the screen stop responding to touch, so I'd have to say that this update is essential.

    And go to http://www.sonyericsson.com/cws/sup...rviceapplication/xperiax10minipro?cc=in&lc=en and select the X10 mini pro and you'll be able to download the Sony Ericsson update software (PC only). Switch off phone, run software, hold down back button when plugging in and off you go.
  10. ison_machine

    ison_machine Well-Known Member

    before i install the update,,, how can i save my apps? i dont to find and Download it again. thanks
  11. originaliidea

    originaliidea New Member

  12. spatuluk

    spatuluk Well-Known Member

    No update for me, either. Just ran the update service application, and it says my phone's up to date. :confused:
  13. jonmorris

    jonmorris Well-Known Member

    A generic, SIM-free, model.

    @ison_machine, read the whole thread - I've already explained about backing up and the fact you don't lose any data.
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  14. ison_machine

    ison_machine Well-Known Member

    me too. my software is up to date.
    i guess everyone is excited waiting for 2.1 with all the improvements. the pressure is on for SE this must be worth the long wait. Q3 is almost over. :)
  15. ison_machine

    ison_machine Well-Known Member

    Thanks! I already back up my apps using ASTRO file manager app.
  16. schnide

    schnide Well-Known Member

    O2 haven't released the latest firmware yet as they're still testing it. To my knowledge they're the only UK network that haven't:

    O2 Forum :: View topic - X10 firmware update, when (if?) is it coming?

    So if I can find a decent debranding guide for the X10 Mini Pro then I'll do that and get the firmware myself.
  17. spatuluk

    spatuluk Well-Known Member

    The weird thing is; my phone's SIM-free, so I don't know why it's not getting the Sony Ericsson update from the update software. :s
  18. jonmorris

    jonmorris Well-Known Member

    It might be SIM-free but is it branded at all? Some networks supply branded phones (even if it's just their logo on the startup animation) but don't SIM-lock them.

    It could also be that SE still has regions, as they did on their normal phones, for reasons of language/dictionaries and they've not rolled out the update to every region.

    I don't know what region I have, but it is UK. SE has multiple EURO regions on their normal handsets.

    Sorry I can't help more!
  19. spatuluk

    spatuluk Well-Known Member

    I bought it new, SIM-free, in the UK, from play.com. No branding of any kind, anywhere - just SE graphics.

    I'm not too worried at the moment, as it's only a vague firmware update, but I'm going to get really jealous if loads of people get 2.1 before me! :p

    edit: I'm still on version 1.1.A.0.8. Tried updating over 3G, wifi, Update Service, and PC Companion. I even did a repair, to see if it downloaded a new version that way. I notice I have a backup app, but I'm not sure if that was there before the repair or not.

    I suspect the update service is checking my phone network, despite being an unbranded phone.
  20. jonmorris

    jonmorris Well-Known Member

    It isn't 2.1, no, but the increase in battery performance has been quite staggering. I'm yet to get the red LED flashing and a low-battery warning in normal usage, which is nothing like what it was like before.

    They've clearly fixed a number of issues with the phone itself, as against the OS (which will be updated hopefully soon) - so I'd keep trying to get it updated!

    Of course, there's always the possibility that you've already got the latest version. And, for anyone reading this with an X10 mini (not pro) the version number after the update is different. If you've got the backup application then it's the new one.
  21. jonmorris

    jonmorris Well-Known Member

    There's now a new update again, but this time OTA (you can't see it if you go via the Update Service).

    I've downloaded it three times now and it always fails to install, presumably as it is patching the phone (no data loss) and I'd rooted it and removed some apps (RoadSync and the free games that expired).

    The annoying thing is that you can't FORCE a reinstall of the software via SEUS. I hope that when the time comes that the next update is made available via SEUS, I can then do a complete erase/reinstall.

    The new version has some new widgets and other tweaks, like the way things are ordered on the status bar.
  22. malinda72

    malinda72 Member

    NO updates for UAE phones yet??
  23. zodiac100

    zodiac100 New Member


    I am having the same problem as you are. The trouble for me is I can't even revert back to the old software before I rooted using SE Update service or PC companion. I am just hoping that i will be able to update to 2.1 when its released cos as it stands now i can't unroot my phone. If anyone knows of a way to flash the u20i generic uk back onto my phone please help.
  24. buddy1983

    buddy1983 Well-Known Member

    OK so I have just updated my GF phone OTA new details:
    Model Number
    U20i
    Firmware Version
    1.6
    Baseband Version
    Unknown
    Kernel Vesion
    2.6.29
    Build No.
    1.2.1.174

    Can anyone explain this. I know its not android 2.1 but is this update any good? what does it fix? What doesnt it fix

    oh yeah first post.................Hi
  25. spatuluk

    spatuluk Well-Known Member

    To un-root the phone, you can use the update software to repair your system. You'll lose everything, unfortunately, but your phone will be back to its old, unrooted self.

    My phone's still not detecting any updates of any kind. :|
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