With the CM developments there’s a lot going on so here’s an all device round-up. This update covers developments of the official CyanogenMod 7.1 release for 2010 and 2011 mini Xperia devices, and a quick round up of custom firmware news for the 2010 devices.
The drip drip drip of changes over on the cyanogen(mod) site has started to take shape and some users are starting to get their devices running official CM.
As of now, there are three 2011 Xperia devices now listed including the Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini (we don’t care about the arc or neo do we? ;-) ). We’re still waiting for the rest of the range to be added.
The wiki now has a SE page but only the Arc, Neo and Play are listed.
The Forum is now fully populated with all Xperia devices. Check out the Sony Ericsson section!
Success or failure on the different devices
So far it seems that to get it running on any of the devices you need to unlock the bootloader and install a kernel, I think! It’s not clear as the documentation over on the wiki isn’t there yet for the mini devices.
2011 Mini (aka st15i/smultron). Issues: no backlighting for the buttons back and menu, vibration does not work, very low ring tones and other notifications sounds, no led function and unable to save APN settings. I don’t have a 2011 Mini; I’m just rounding up the feedback over there!
2011 Mini Pro (aka st17i). Issues: Hardware keyboard layout scrambled (solution: http://forum.xda-dev…0&postcount=204), LEDs under soft keys Return and Menu on maximum brightness (solution: http://forum.xda-dev…7&postcount=178), Camera flash setting not present in camera app, Screen Flicker (Solution: http://forum.xda-dev…9&postcount=201), Hardware keyboard not backlit, Sym button not working, Camera switching,
Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 (e15a/i). There seem to be some successful installs on the X8, I don’t have one to try, there’s a guide over on XDA http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1299296
Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini (e10a/i). Again unlocked bootloader and kernel required (FXP kernel apparently), there’s also a new thread on XDA: CyanogenMod 7 for the Xperia X10 Mini :: V7.1.0. Issues: Distorted Sound from phone speaker, Camera is VGA only and doesn’t have autofocus, Boot logo (not bootanimation) still distorted (due to kernel?), Registering for update push notification fails, Notification bar not pulling up so easily, network issues.
Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini Pro (u20i). So far I’m not aware of any success getting official CM on the X10 Mini Pro. Anyone who has please speak up so we can get some feedback!!!
It’s as expected the first official release of CM equals lots of issues, it seems that, for now, we’re better off with the rock solid custom firmware we’ve been used to running such as MiniCM, MiniCM Pro and GingerDX. It’s well worth following though as with the full support of the CM development behind the release things can only get better and the benefits will spread throughout all custom releases and bring new people to the custom firmware scene who are scared of the XDA forums!!
X10 Mini Pro news round-up
GinTonic.SE | v2.3.9 – revival of GinTonic, Gingerbread 2.3.7
There are no other major releases to speak of for the X10 Mini Pro. paul-xxx, the developer of MiniCM Pro and MiniCM SonyStyle, has marked these releases as final. This is because he has got himself a shiny new Xperia Ray. Fortunately he has said that he will continue to support these releases.
X10 Mini and X8 news round-up
While there’s not much else in the works for the X10 Mini and X8 you can always keep yourselves busy trying out the Official CM, if you do have any success let us know; we’d be happy to hear the news!