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Install Overclock Kernel On Xperia X10 Running Gingerbread / CM7

Xperia-X10With the latest zKernel 2.6.29 for baseband 54 to 67 for the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 running Android 2.3 Gingerbread, you can now overclock your device to 1.13 Ghz and some other very useful features. The kernel has just been recently released by XDA-Developers forum member DooMLoRD and is based on zdzihu’s work . More on it and how to install it on your X10, after the jump.

The kernel is for the gingerbread builds or CM7 and offers the following features:

  • Latest SE sources (2.1.A.0.492).
  • FPS cap removed.
  • overclocked to 1.13GHz.
  • In-call volume increased.
  • Full netfilter support (droid wall, wifi tether).
  • Drivemapper support (2.2+ native app2sd).
  • Working with basebands 54+ (67 recommended).
  • No battery drain / sleep issues observed – 100% stock behavior.

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



  1. To begin download the kernel from the link above and copy the file to the root of your SD card.
  2. Reboot into xRecovery by pressing the back button a few times immediately when you see the white Sony Ericsson logo.
  3. Make a nandroid backup.
  4. Wipe cache and wipe Dalvik Cache.
  5. Choose install zip from sdcard and choose the ROM you downloaded.
  6. After the installation is complete, reboot your device.

For updates and queries, visit the forum thread at XDA-Developers.

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