Install Android 2.2 Froyo CM6 ROM on Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1

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You’re a Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1 owner; a hardcore Windows Mobile fan but often wonder what the hype regarding Android is all about. If a change of flavor is what you’re looking for, XDA-Developers forum member antonymilo has ported a custom Android 2.2 FroYo ROM for your X1. You’ve seen Windows Mobile 6.1 utilize your hardware; now let the little green droid take control to give you a taste of FroYo.

This custom ROM is basically a build of our favorite CyanogenMod 6 for the XPERIA X1 and is based on Android 2.2 FroYo. For a port to a non-native device, it is quite feature-packed and the level of hardware utilization achieved in it is astonishing. Below mentioned is the status of the hardware features on the ROM, mentioning what works and what doesn’t.

  • CPU Clock : 652 MHz
  • Camera: NOT OK
  • 3D: GOOD
  • Audio: OK
  • Microphone: OK
  • SMS: OK
  • Bluetooth: OK
  • GPS: OK
  • 3G Network: OK
  • Wi-Fi: OK
  • Market: OK
  • E-mail: OK
  • Phone Speaker: OK
  • Landscape: OK
  • Battery Drain: OK(Fixed)
  • Battery Charge: OK
  • Battery Display: OK
  • Deep sleep: OK

As you can see, camera seems to be the only hardware feature not working at the moment. Below mentioned X1 buttons have been mapped to work for the Android Platform keys:

  • X Panel Button = Home Button
  • OK Button = Back Button
  • Left Softkey = Menu Button
  • Right Softkey = Lock Button
  • Call Button = Dialer Button
  • Volume Buttons = Volume Buttons
  • Call End Button = Standby & Lock Button
  • Power Button = Standby & Lock Button
  • Camera Button = Standby & Lock Button

If you have had it with the details and want to get on with installing it on your device, here are the instructions.

Disclaimer: Please follow this guide at your own risk, AddictiveTips will not be responsible if you damaged or bricked your device during the process.

Requirements:

Procedure:

  1. Partition the SD card of your device in the below mentioned configuration: [Video Guide]
    • FAT32(however large, as long as you have ext2 & linuxswap)
    • Ext2(512MB minimum)
    • Swap(64MB)
  2. Extract the downloaded ROM to a folder on your computer and copy all the files in it to the root of the SD card.
  3. Copy ‘modules-2.6.27.46-dirty.tar.gz’ from the Battery and Button Mapping Fix archive to the root of your SD card too.
  4. Go to File Explorer in Windows Mobile on your X1, browse to the SD card, open npkinstall and run install.exe.
  5. Your device will reboot. Once it reboots, launch File Explorer again and run Haret.exe from SD card to run Android.
  6. You will need to setup the device on first boot. Reboot after the setup is complete.
  7. Replace the zImage on SD card root with the one in the Battery and Button Mapping Fix archive.
  8. Run Haret.exe again to install the fix.
  9. To install the Basic or V1.5 application packages, just extract the files from those archives, put them on the SD card and install them using Astro File Manager from within Android. You can download Astro File Manager for free  from Android Market.

Congratulations! You are now running Android 2.2 Froyo on your Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1!

[via XDA Developers]

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  • itouch

    I have a sony ericsson x1. I tried to put this rom on it but it start in wm. again can you help me i? i cant read the dos for any errors becouse its going to fast.

    please help.

    Greetz itouch

    • Umar

      hey mate i am having the same problem on my x1. no matter how many times i try it runs on wm again and agian.

      lets hope for a solution

  • Netekv

    hi, is there an update to get the camera working? or is there anything i could do?

  • Dzoni

    Hello, for me all is ok…. If its backing u on wm that means you need to format memory card, delete old partitions and make new like on video. I dont like this android because of stupid interface, its buggy and MARKET isnt working

  • Sunil Dandekar

    Was able to complete all the steps. Android works. Market also works. Was able to download apps and themes and make them work.

    However the installation is full of bugs and the phone becomes very unstable and unusable. Hangs many times. The basic dialer is the worst part. The screen buttons do not work when a call is made.

    Gone back to Windows version. Even if the GUI of Windows 6.1 is horrible, the operations are stable.

    Not worth the effort in my opinion to install Android on SE X1.

    Sunil

  • Ahmed

    It has been installed on my xperia and it works very well . however when i reboot it back to windows system again

  • nourish

    hai everyone, can anyone please tell me how to install android in my sonyericsson experia x1

  • arsee

    how to install foyo rome in xperia x1

  • Onikolis

    Can I get it back to wm after installing android?

  • Khurram

    Hi, thanks for the Froyo. Installed it successfully on my X1 but wifi is not working. Tried it to ON but always gives ERROR. what to do now Plz help.

  • haakon9886

    Heeeelp !!! The volume buttons dont working on my x1… Can someone help me ???!!!

  • Veca1912

    esa verga no sirve para nada, no funciona 🙂

  • Ehababdulla69

    THANK YOU

  • Antonio Ramos

    veo que muchos estamos en el mismo problema, tenemos un equipo movil que costo una fortuna y a microsoft y sony ericcson les importo poco y nos dejaron sin la posibilidad de actualizarnos a una version superior de windows o cambiar a crome, que esta mucho mejor. deberiamos organizarnos y presentar una demanda o almenos hacer ruido “mucho ruido” en su pagina de facebook. / I see that many are in the same issue, we have a team cell phone that cost a fortune and microsoft and sony ericcson they care little and left us without the possibility of upgrading to a higher version of windows or switch to crome, which is much better. we should organize and file a lawsuit or at least make noise “noisy” in your facebook page.

  • Antonio Ramos

    veo que muchos estamos en el mismo problema, tenemos un equipo movil que costo una fortuna y a microsoft y sony ericcson les importo poco y nos dejaron sin la posibilidad de actualizarnos a una version superior de windows o cambiar a crome, que esta mucho mejor. deberiamos organizarnos y presentar una demanda o almenos hacer ruido “mucho ruido” en su pagina de facebook. / I see that many are in the same issue, we have a team cell phone that cost a fortune and microsoft and sony ericcson they care little and left us without the possibility of upgrading to a higher version of windows or switch to crome, which is much better. we should organize and file a lawsuit or at least make noise “noisy” in your facebook page.