Turn your X10 Families to Wireless Router

It’s amazing to have your android rooted device to be a wireless router for your other gadgets like ipod touch, notebooks, or maybe other mobile phones. It’s very easy, you just root your x10 devices before installing the application. This wireless router method used your phone data connection like 3G, HSDPA, GPRS and share it with wifi as adhoc.

Let’s follow the instruction :

1. You first should root your android phone. Follow my articles –> Rooting your X10 Families

2. There is so much application to make your android device to be a wireless router.

    a. Barnacle Wifi Tether

Turn your phone into a Wireless Ad-hoc HotSpot
Share your 3G with Windows, Mac/iPod/iPad, Linux, Xbox
Requires __ROOT__ access
Barnacle is unlimited, free and open source. If you like it, please donate by getting Barnacle Widget!

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    b. Wireless Tether for root user

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*** If you get force closes after the update uninstall and install it again! ***
This program enables wifi AND bluetooth-tethering (PAN) for "rooted" handsets.
Clients (your laptop for example) can connect via wifi or bluetooth and get access to the internet using the mobile connection (4G, 3G, 2G) or (in case you are using bluetooth) the wifi connection which is established by the handset.
Wifi-tethering creates a so called adhoc (peer-to-peer) network on most devices. Infrastructure-mode is suppported for some devices – including the HTC Evo for instance.
** FEATURES **
-) Access-control feature. Allow/deny clients to use your mobile-data connection.
-) Wifi-Encrytion. 128-bit WEP in general. WPA2 on supported devices.
-) Reduce wifi-transmit power (on supported devices)
-) Settings for wifi-ssid, wifi-channel, „lan“-network and more.
This application requires a "rooted"-device and a custom-kernel which supports netfilter (iptables)!
** PREREQUISITE **
1) Root
2) Netfilter-enabled kernel
For more information visit our developer-site on google-code:
http://code.google.com/p/android-wifi-tether/
Use this application at your own risk. It is possible that use of this program may violate your carrier’s Terms of Service.
Recent changes:
-) Adds infrastructure-support for the HTC Evo and other HTC-devices (Broadcom bcm4329-chipset).
-) Should work on almost every rooted device (the built-in wifi-interface needs to support the so called „wireless extension“) if a „netfilter-enabeld“ kernel is present.
-) Reduce wifi-transmit power (on wifi-interfaces supporting the „wireless extension“).

I myself use Barnacle wifi tether for my own X10 Mini Pro. Just remember to have a data connection and I mean a good data connection and unlimited data connection before using this program. Enjoy your new wifi router. Cheers CMIIW

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Rooting your X10 Families Éclair

What is Rooting??

Rooting is a process that allows users of cellphones, and other devices, running the Android operating system to attain privileged control (known as "root access") within Android’s Linux subsystem, similar to jailbreaking on Apple devices running the iOS operating system, overcoming limitations that the carriers and manufacturers put on such phones. It also allows for newer versions of Android not supplied by the original device manufacturer. In contrast to iOS jailbreaking, rooting is not needed to run applications not distributed by the official Android Market with the exception of AT&T phones which are locked from installing third party applications[1]. It is needed however, when trying to access paid Android applications from countries which are not part of the paid applications market.[citation needed] Rooting is also necessary for certain applications and widgets that require additional system and hardware rights such as for rebooting the phone, certain backup utilities and hacks for hardware LEDs.

Rooting with Z4Root is as easy as one touch, you can root and unroot in an easier way. It is 100% safe – nothing on disk is changed besides the root binaries. If something goes wrong, simply rebooting the device should fix up any and all issues.

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Requirement :

1. Download the Z4Root v.1.2.0 from the market or the link I’ve provided.

2. Enable the USB Debugging, You can find it at Settings – Application – Development

3. After installing, run the Z4Root. It will install the latest SuperUser and compatible Busybox. If you wish to Unroot your phone, it will simply removes all it’s traces.

Your device now has been rooted, you can install some applications that need ‘root’ phone like TitaniumBackup, Clear cache, etc. Enjoy, CMIIW Open-mouthed smile

SE Xperia X10 Families support multitouch. Hope it will be released soon.

According to Sony Ericsson its crown jewel XPERIA X10 doesn’t sport the hardware needed for performing multi-touch gestures on the XPERIA X10. That’s why there’s no sign of pinch zooming in the Android 2.1 Eclair update despite that the smartphone has a nice capacitive screen.

main Turns out Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 is capable of multi touch after all, I wonder why SE doesnt use it

Fortunately, some developers over at XDA didn’t buy that story and went on a quest for enabling multi-touch support on the Sony Ericsson flagship. And frankly, they’ve succeeded.

There is nothing more to say, just watch the demos.

I can’t imagine playing Angry Birds without the zoom-out pinch gesture.

The unofficial software fix is still in the works, but I hope it will be released as a user-friendly package soon enough.

 

References :

http://blog.gsmarena.com/turns-out-sony-ericsson-xperia-x10-is-capable-of-multi-touch-after-all-i-wonder-why-se-doesnt-use-it/

NDrive Installation on your Xperia X10 Mini Pro

It takes time for me to find what best for my Xperia X10 Mini Pro to find the best offline GPS map. I lived in Indonesia, so before the upgrade of my X10 – used to be android donut version of 1.6 – I used the Sygic offline GPS map. After the latest upgrade – to Android éclair version of 2.1 – they erased all my program. From then on, I am eager to try the new one, NDrive. NDrive is a good application to be installed on your android. X10 Mini Pro has the limited screen, 2.55 inch, so I should carefully find a good program to be installed in. NDrive and Sygic fit best on this phone. I will show you how to install NDrive(Cracked with Indonesian maps) in this post.

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Installation manual :

1. Install NDrive from your android market – about 3Mb of files

2. Download NDrive Indonesian Maps and place it on your SD Card ( SDCard – NDrive – Maps) : Indonesian Maps 2010

    • Unzip the files and move the unzipped files to your SD Card path : NDrive – Maps

3. Uninstall your NDrive

4. Install again NDrive from this link : NDrive 10

5. Download the Indonesian voice navigation : IndonesianVoice (Password : Guntur)

    • Unzip the files and move the unzipped files to your SD Card path : NDrive – Voice

When you finished installing with this instruction, you can open the NDrive application on your phone, and NDrive needs to download their application about 34Mb of files more. It’s okay to download, and after the download finished, you can enjoy your NDrive application. Make sure that when you open your Android Market, if there is an instruction to update your NDrive, DO NOT INSTALL / UPDATE. If you Update, your NDrive application will not be usable anymore.

ENJOY.

Upgrading X10 Families to Éclair.

I just upgraded my own X10 Mini Pro to Éclair version of 2.1. This is a huge upgrade since the X10 family has the limitation of Donut version of 1.6 for their handheld. Finally, The update comes to my country, Indonesia. It takes only half an hour to upgrade it myself. But, I believe it depends on your computer configuration and Internet connection. I will try to explain of what I am doing today step-by-step.

1. Start with this link, Follow and Download the files needed. The files about 35.3 Mb named Update Service.

2. Install the downloaded files to your computer.

3. After the installation complete, then run the files. Make sure you have your computer connected to Internet.

    • Welcome to The Update Service. Steps to be used in this configuration :
      • Prepare the X10 original USB cables
      • The battery of your X10 should be more than 50%.
      • Back Up your files –> VERY IMPORTANT. The upgrade will erase all your data stored in internal memory. (external memory will not be wiped)
      • Don’t connect your phone in this steps.
      • Check the “I hereby…..”
      • then Click START button

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    • Choose your Phone, in my case I will choose X10 Mini Pro

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    • Then This is the hardest Part. Please follow the steps carefully :
      • Turn Off your X10 device for a minimum 15 seconds
      • Connect your USB Cables to your PC
      • While connecting the USB Cables to your handheld, Press BACK button at your X10 device. Keep pressing the BACK button although the cable has been connected. You will see a blue LED in your X10.
      • Your PC will find a new hardware, Usually your PC will need a restart
      • After restarting, follow the step from the beginning until you find the Press BACK button step, You should not release the button until you find “RELEASE THE BACK KEY” in your computer. After the button released then the installation process will then start.

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    • The last step of the installation is downloading the files needed. It’s about 126MB of files and make sure you have a good internet connection here. Leave your X10 device connected to the computer as the download begin. After the download step has finished, then the installation process will be started. It takes about 5-10 minutes of installation.
    • After Installation, you can remove your X10 from Computer. Just Turn it on, then Enjoy your Éclair.

XPERIA Software Update

Today I can confirm that we will start the roll-out of the Android 2.1 based updates for Xperia X10, X10 mini and X10 mini pro now this coming Sunday. The roll out will start in the evening European time.

So far I have received confirmation that the generic kits for the Nordic countries will be the very first ones out on Sunday evening and then there will be more kits coming already during Monday and then the roll-out will continue throughout the month of November.

As said earlier these updates will give you some features introduced by Android 2.1 and the Xperia X10 will also get HD-video recording in 720p with continuous auto focus.
The changes in user experience after the update is a mix of things added or changed going from Android 1.6 to Android 2.1 and things changed or improved by us directly.

As a re-cap – The key changes for the different products are the following:

Xperia X10:
• HD video recording with continuous auto-focus for high quality videos
• Upgrade of the Android platform to Android 2.1
• New back up and restore application, with extended content back up
• 5 homescreens for apps, widgets, shortcuts and folders
• Social phonebook which automatically syncs contact pictures from Facebook and shows when your friends are online

Xperia X10 mini and X10 mini pro:
• Improved Bluetooth functionality with support for sending and receiving pictures, contacts and more
• New backup and restore application with extended content back up
• Automatic synchronization of your contact pictures between Facebook and your phone book
• Improved ways of handling pictures, audio, text and numbers in your messages
• Upgrade of the Android platform to Android platform 2.1

In most markets, your phone will automatically let you know with a notification when the update is ready for your specific software version and then you will be guided to how to perform the update using the PC Companion software. In that process, because of this being a big update, you will also be guided through some steps to be able to backup personal data before the update and then restore it when the update is finished. Find out more at www.sonyericsson.com/update

IMPORTANT: As I’ve pointed out previously here on the blog the software upgrade will be done in a phased roll-out which means that different “kits” gets the update at different times. This to secure quality in all networks and countries. So don’t get paranoid if your phone isn’t updated in the very first days – it will come!

What we mean by a “kit” is a different configuration, i.e. color of the phone, bundled accessories but most importantly in this case different software configurations. The difference in software between different kits is mainly related to included settings, applications, network configuration etc – all this to comply to different legal and network requirements. All of these different kits need separate approvals based on market and network, hence the phased roll-out.
I will try to keep track of which versions that get released continuously and will post updates when new markets or “kits” become available. Feel free to share your findings in the comments section here when you get the update for your phone!

http://blogs.sonyericsson.com/products/2010/10/29/xperia-software-update-2/

XPERIA Software Update

Today I can confirm that we will start the roll-out of the Android 2.1 based updates for Xperia X10, X10 mini and X10 mini pro now this coming Sunday. The roll out will start in the evening European time.

So far I have received confirmation that the generic kits for the Nordic countries will be the very first ones out on Sunday evening and then there will be more kits coming already during Monday and then the roll-out will continue throughout the month of November.

As said earlier these updates will give you some features introduced by Android 2.1 and the Xperia X10 will also get HD-video recording in 720p with continuous auto focus.
The changes in user experience after the update is a mix of things added or changed going from Android 1.6 to Android 2.1 and things changed or improved by us directly.

As a re-cap – The key changes for the different products are the following:

Xperia X10:
• HD video recording with continuous auto-focus for high quality videos
• Upgrade of the Android platform to Android 2.1
• New back up and restore application, with extended content back up
• 5 homescreens for apps, widgets, shortcuts and folders
• Social phonebook which automatically syncs contact pictures from Facebook and shows when your friends are online

Xperia X10 mini and X10 mini pro:
• Improved Bluetooth functionality with support for sending and receiving pictures, contacts and more
• New backup and restore application with extended content back up
• Automatic synchronization of your contact pictures between Facebook and your phone book
• Improved ways of handling pictures, audio, text and numbers in your messages
• Upgrade of the Android platform to Android platform 2.1

In most markets, your phone will automatically let you know with a notification when the update is ready for your specific software version and then you will be guided to how to perform the update using the PC Companion software. In that process, because of this being a big update, you will also be guided through some steps to be able to backup personal data before the update and then restore it when the update is finished. Find out more at www.sonyericsson.com/update

IMPORTANT: As I’ve pointed out previously here on the blog the software upgrade will be done in a phased roll-out which means that different “kits” gets the update at different times. This to secure quality in all networks and countries. So don’t get paranoid if your phone isn’t updated in the very first days – it will come!

What we mean by a “kit” is a different configuration, i.e. color of the phone, bundled accessories but most importantly in this case different software configurations. The difference in software between different kits is mainly related to included settings, applications, network configuration etc – all this to comply to different legal and network requirements. All of these different kits need separate approvals based on market and network, hence the phased roll-out.
I will try to keep track of which versions that get released continuously and will post updates when new markets or “kits” become available. Feel free to share your findings in the comments section here when you get the update for your phone!

http://blogs.sonyericsson.com/products/2010/10/29/xperia-software-update-2/