Xperia X10 Mini Gets CyanogenMod 10 Based on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
In this month, many Android devices tasted Android 4.1 Jelly Bean via CyanogenMod 10, Jelly Bean has become a party and everyone want to join it, more and more devices getting the Jelly Bean ports, an unofficial CyanogenMod 10 is now also available for the Xperia X10 Mini.
It’s great for Xperia X10 Mini users, the ROM has very useful features, like it features nova launcher, ldpi keyboard, power widget toggles on notification bar, performance settings and more. The ROM brings a smooth performance on the phone like butter. Thanks to XDA developer member stelios97. However the ROM is still in development stages and some things aren’t working currently such as FM Radio, Camera, Wifi, and Mic. Developer will fix them in future.
Read on how to install CyanogenMod 10 on Xperia X10 Mini. Your device must be rooted with a custom recovery installed, its bootloader also should be unlocked. Make a backup of your device data such as SMS, internet setting, contacts music files etc because the below procedure may wipe data, you can sync your contacts with Gmail account and for messages use SMS apps, lastly use file expert app to backup apps.
DISCLAIMER: Please proceed the below guide at your own risk, Android Egis will not be held responsible if your device lost data or get damaged following this guide.
Step #1: Download the latest version of ROM from here.
Step #2: Transfer the downloaded file to SD card of device.
Step #3: Download the required kernel from XDA and install it via flash tool.
Step #4: Turn the device off.
Step #5: Reboot phone into ClockworkMod Recovery by pressing the Back button a few times as soon as the Sony Ericsson logo appears during bootup.
Step #6: In recovery mode, create a nandroid backup of your current ROM, it’s important because if anything not work out that you expect from this ROM, you’ll be able to easily revert back to your current state. To create backup select “Backup and Restore”, and then select “Backup” again.
Step #7: Perform full wipe, first select the wipe data/factory reset, and confirm on the next screen then select wipe cache and confirm on the next screen. Lastly also wipe dalvik cache from advance.
Step #8: Select “Install Zip from SD Card” then “Choose Zip from SD Card” and locate the downloaded file that you’ve transferred in above step and confirm installation. Wait till installation complete.
Step #9: Once the installation is completed, select “Go Back” after that select “Reboot System Now.”
That’s it, you’re done. Enjoy Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Do comment below for queries. When you need to go back, simply put device into recovery mode and restore that backup you taken in step 6. You can also visit the original thread of XDA link given in step 1.