Install Android 2.3.1 Gingerbread ROM On Sony Ericsson Xperia X1

xperia x1Gingerbread keeps extending the lives of not only the older Android devices but, devices like Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 that came with Windows Mobile. And you thought when Android was ported to the Xperia X1 you had reason to rejoice? Well now Xperia X1 owners have reason to go a little crazy. Gingerbread is now available for you to install on your device! The ROM, named F1 Gingerbread 2.3.1 V2 was made possible by XDA-Developers forum member faryaab who claims it to be stable enough for everyday use. For more on this ROM and how to install it on your device, read on!

Excited? Let us at least list down the what is functioning and what’s not with this ROM on your phone.

  • 3D rendering is flawless with 27FPS on Neocore.
  • WiFi works.
  • Data Connectivity works.
  • 3G Network works.
  • Calls – Incoming / outgoing work.
  • Speaker is functioning.
  • SMS – Incoming / outgoing is working.
  • Market works.
  • Browser works, but is a bit slow.
  • The battery life is great.
  • Backlight Control is working.
  • Overclocked to 600Mhz.
  • Landscape mode support.
  • Bluetooth does not pair with devices.
  • The original Gingerbread keyboard is broken, you can download any from the market.
  • GPS does not work.

Button Layout:

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

Now lets get this ROM up and running on your device!


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:

Instructions:

  1. To begin, extract the ROM you downloaded form the link above and copy the files to the root of the FAT32 partition of your SD card. The FAT32 partition would be the only one visible on your PC.
  2. Now enter File Explorer in Windows Mobile on your Xperia X1, browse to the SD card, open npkinstall and run install.exe. The files will be installed on your ext2 partition.
  3. When the files are installed, the phone will automatically reboot into Windows Mobile. Launch File Explorer again, run Haret.exe from the SD card (not the one in the npkinstall folder) and wait till Android boots.
  4. Now when Gingerbread boots up, it will be slow, don’t try to fight the sluggishness that follows with the first boot. Restart it once it fully loads and things will be better.

Congratulations! Who would have thought the day would come when the Xperia X1 would be running Google’s latest Android OS! Let us know how this ROM faired for you. For updates and queries regarding this ROM, visit the forum thread at XDA-Developers.

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  • Colin Garcia

    When I run install.exe, it says “the file “haret” cannot be opened. either it is not signed with a trusted certificate, or one of its components cannot be found.” what is this, and how can i stop it from showing up?

    • Colin Garcia

      Actually, I did a hard reset, and now I can run haret. Android is awesome, and most of the time it doesn’t lag, but I am getting a Wi-Fi error. How can I fix this?

      • heheh

        wifi tether – download it!

  • Shiv

    Great job man.. but i am facing an issue with the battery change. I am not able to charge the battery :(

  • ferrurch

    It pretty well but there was no sound and also mouth piece was not working, Please any idea on what the problem was, i would appreciate. Thanks..

  • Jason

    This is bullshit, it’s not working.. it loads windows mobile 6.1 ,,, I mean WTF ????

    • Gabriel Hr

      Did you solve this? it is happening to me as well

  • mcoskungonul

    link is dead
    please new upload?

  • ashwen

    i wanna download whatsapp, bt it d0esnt work. Should i download any apps or what sh0uld i d0, to make it w0rk?

  • faizal

    how install to foyo rome & ues pc?

  • BHushan..

    is that a dual boot?? will i be able tp get back to windows??

  • Sandipgund

    I have installed the cyanogen in my sony xperia. But it consume lot of
    battery. It is in SD card. I dont want it in SD card. i want it in my
    hadset memory. so my SD card can be free

  • Ah no.

    Oh great, another of these crap Android ROMs for the X1, that never get bug free and never support ALL of the phone’s features. I mean, come on man, what’s an Android smart phone without features like a working camera and Bluetooth pairing. And mark my words, by the time developers could have fixed these kinds of bugs n glitches, they’ve already moved on to cooking new buggy ROMs for newer phones. Just stick to Windows Mobile or buy a REAL Android phone, I’d say. Blah.

  • Ah no.

    Oh great, another of these crap Android ROMs for the X1, that never get bug free and never support ALL of the phone’s features. I mean, come on man, what’s an Android smart phone without features like a working camera and Bluetooth pairing. And mark my words, by the time developers could have fixed these kinds of bugs n glitches, they’ve already moved on to cooking new buggy ROMs for newer phones. Just stick to Windows Mobile or buy a REAL Android phone, I’d say. Blah.

  • Khurram

    Same problem as Colin Garcia, installed it successfully but getting WiFi error & bluetooth not working.

  • Anonymous

    i have the same problem as Colin Garcia has, WiFi error & in addition bluetooth not working. How can these be fixed?

    • Bigtymwaves

       its too much for me,my fone keeps freezing anytime my internet begins to connects….any help/?

  • Halesh

    Asking password. ….