Something I should have done a long time ago
Published: Friday 2012-08-03.
I have had my X10 Mini Pro for two years now, and have become more and more frustrated over things that simply do not work. Sony Ericsson (now Sony) only ever released one update for the phone, which meant it was left at a hopelessly old edition of Android, full of bugs and problems. Lately I have even had problems with basic functions like making phone calls, but it was when it suddenly stopped receiving text messages that I finally gave up.
After having been allowed to practice on my brother’s disused phone of the same make (he also grew tired of his in the end, of about the same reasons), I decided to update the phone to a specially adapted version of CyanogenMod, which is a replacement version of Android for phones supporting it.
System information from MiniCM7.
Since the phone is supposed to be locked to stop customised operating
systems from being installed I first had to hack my way into it
and performing a couple of other special steps, but they were
and not at all very difficult.
We first tried out installing version nine of MiniCM, which is based on
Android 4.0, but it felt a bit too slow, so I instead ended up on version
seven with Android 2.3.
Even if it is a slightly older version, it at least supports enough
features missing from 2.1 that it is well worth it.
And with some luck, it might even be possible to make phone calls with the device again.
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