CyanogenMod 7.2 for Xperia X10 (GingerBread / Android 2.3)

It is nearly 2 years since I bought my Sony Ericsson Xperia X10. I know many would have already moved to new phones, I thought X10 is doing just fine. Though official Gingerbread arrived to X10 few months ago, have to admit it’s performance is not up to my expectation. It is not optimized , very laggy screen transitions, basic apps like SMS, dialer takes ages to open because of poor management of RAM, etc.,.Because of these reasons I was searching for a responsive custom ROM for X10. I tried lot of ROMs on XDA , but most of them were not usable for daily use or were under development. My search(read as – wait) went on until my friend suggested this one – CyanogenMod 7.2 ported to X10 by FreeXperia Team.

I have been using it for more than a month now, it is performing very well. No random restarts, apps open fast and smooth, RAM is managed well, battery lasts for more than a day, touch screen is very responsive and I’m loving it.

Do head to xda page to flash this custom ROM, kernel with the flashtool provided there.

To load it unlock the bootloader. I used this method

and later Development Page of the mod, and details on How To Flash.

Do remember though  rooting and unlocking bootloader is legal, it  will void your warranty. 

16 thoughts on “CyanogenMod 7.2 for Xperia X10 (GingerBread / Android 2.3)

  1. Dear Harsha,
    Zain from across the border here 😀
    Bro i would really appreciate if u could help me a bit on how to install this particular ROM. I m new to this stuff.

  2. Hi Zain and Nicu, bit busy these days I dont have time to make a detailed tutorial. Please check the links provided in the blog as they tell you how to do it and also they are updated continuously. Hope this helps, sorry could not help much 🙂

  3. does the camera work in full function? Please reply me…I want to try it…cos I’m kind of disappointed with official 2.3.3…

  4. There are many ROM zip files to download…which one must be chosen? My device is Xperia X10i now running official gingerbread 2.3.3…I’ve downloaded “”…is that correct? Please tell me….Thanks

    1. You need to download the latest release from the page. Use the file with this text in the file name
      X10 – es209ra”
      I have direct link for the files here. Kernel and mod file .Stock camera is bit laggy, but you can use any app to take pictures(Many option on Play stores) .

      Last thing, dont forget to use this page to know how to flash new rom and kernel.
      Hoping this helps 🙂

  5. Thanks I’m sorry for late to reply…Now I’m being stuck that my XRecovery has a problem ” Device or resource busy…E: can’t mount ” in my rooted X10(2.3.3) I’ve already tried “adb shell” to fix that problem …the result is getting another problem “Device not found” I’m going crazy how to fix xRecovery 0.3 in X10? Please help me I’m new to Android.

  6. It is showing a error E : cant mount /dev/block/mmcblk0p1 ( or /dev/block/mmcblk0 )
    (Device or resource busy)

    i’m facing this problemwhile installing cm 7.2 on my xperia x10i from xrecovery 0.2b. please help.

  7. i have already rooted it an have clockworkmod, busybox, online nandroid, super user installed…now hw do i load Cynogen mod into my device.?

    1. Ig you go to the development page there wil be steps to load Cyanogen mod. I recommend that since there will be some differences in the way you flash ROMs. Since you have done with most things, you need to load the ROM zip file onto SD card. Restart the phone while you press the back button so that recovery screen comesup. Take a back up of existing system. Then flash the new ROM zip file which you put in the SD card. This gives you brief idea , check development page for elaborate methods 🙂

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