UPDATE: 2011 July: v2.3 Gingerbread has been released. The firmware file is in the Flash Tool website, as always. This video shows how to use the Graphical Flash Tool (v0.2.8, v0.2.9.1 beta) to flash the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10. This video demonstrates downgrading to a carrier-branded AT&T firmware (v1.6) then upgrading to a generic (unmodified, all features intact) v2.1 firmware. It then purposely bricks/messes up a flash to show the phone broken/noot booting and finally, flashing it again to restore it to working condition. The tool can flash v1.6 firmwares, v2.1 firmwares, different basebands, dual touch drivers and other modifications. It can also be used to “un-brick” an X10 if anything goes wrong. eg boot loop, stuck at the Sony Ericsson logo, small screen, etc. caused by tweaking/modifying/rooting/etc. You CANNOT brick/ruin/break the X10. It will ALWAYS go into flash mode (from off, hold the back button, connect the USB cable). You can flash ANY firmware onto ANY X10 — even AT&T (so stop asking if it’ll work on your X10). Your phone does not have to unlocked, rooted or anything else. Flash mode overrides everything and is before any software is loaded. (Once v2.3 Gingerbread is released in Q3, it’ll flash those firmwares too. And no, I don’t know when it’ll be released.) Flashing does NOT re-lock a SIM/network unlocked phone. Unlocking is ONCE and PERMANENT (and is independent of any firmware on the phone). Some reasons to use the Graphical Flash Tool: – can …
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