Tutorial to Install Ice Cream Sandwich in Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini

Sanjana December 15, 2011 0

With some popular smartphones getting the taste of the recently launched Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich how can android 4.0 icsSony Ericsson Xperia X10 lag behind? The unofficial version of ICS is now available for Xperia X10 from Sony Ericsson. The updation procedure works only on unlocked and rooted phone. Let’s peek at some of the features that are operational and others that are not operational.


  • SD Card
  • Touchscreen
  • Audio
  • Charging
  • Display
  • Lights
  • Keyboard
  • List Network Operators

Not Operational:

  • GSM
  • Wi-Fi
  • Rotation / G-sensor
  • 3D
  • Bluetooth


You must backup all the user data present in your phone since chances of data loss or corruption are there. Having a backup can help you replace the lost data if any damage occurs. Follow the link posted below to backup and restore all your data easily.

Pre Upgrade Instructions for Rooting and Firmware Update

Must Have:

ICS Android 4.0 Alpha  Package

Steps to Install ICS on Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 mini:

Step-1: After having rooted your Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini, download ICS Android 4.0 Alpha Package to your computer and place it in your desktop to avail easy accessibility.

Step-2: Connect the rooted Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini to computer via original USB Cable that you got at purchase time and copy the downloaded zip file to your phone’s SD Card.

Step-3: Disconnect the phone from computer and enter into Recovery mode. Switch on the mini pro and when the display starts, keep pressing the back key or sliding the device that is slide the screen continuously on qwerty till you enter into Recovery mode.

Step-4: After you enter into Recovery mode, choose “install zip from SD Card” then choose ICS zip file placed in your phone. Now wait for the process to complete and after it completes, your phone will get rebooted or you need to manually reboot it by selecting “reboot system now” option.

Thus by following the  simple steps mentioned above you can easily update your Xperia X10 mini with Android 4.0  firmware. If you are interrupted during the firmware updation process, you will have to reapply the whole process again from the beginning.

We wont be responsible for any harm caused to your device during the updation procedure that is unlikely to happen if you follow the instructions carefully. The update procedure is only applicable to Xperia X10 mini phones so do not try it in any other devices as it may not be reversible and harm the device by blocking it.

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