Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro was able to gather some fan base due to it’s miniature and simplistic design. However not much Android underground development has been done for this phone. Recently the free Xperia project emerged as a savior for Xperia line phones because these developers were determined to bring AOSP based CyanogenMod 7 on these phones. Free Xperia Project has many ports up their sleeves and recently they were able to port CM 7 on Xperia X10 Mini pro.
Here is the stuff that works on this build of CM 7 for Xperia Mini Pro:
- Video Playback
- 3D Acceleration
- Audio And Video Streaming
- Native Apps2SD
- GSM Radio
For now there are some issues with Torch and FM radio which are to be corrected in upcoming releases. In order to install this CM 7 Android 2.3 Gingerbread on Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini Pro, you will need to have ClockWorkMod Recovery version 4.1.14. After you have the required recovery on your phone, all you need to do is to download CM 7.1.0 RC 1 ROM for Xperia X10 Mini Pro and flash it normally through recovery. As CyanogenMod builds do not come with Google Addons, so you will need to download and flash / install them separately after flashing the ROM. You can head to the official Free Xperia Thread posted here for detailed installation instructions, downloads and support. We will wait for the build to get stable and then write a complete guide. Please note that this CM 7 build is only intended for Xperia X10 Mini Pro and is non-installable for other X10 variants.