Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 now has Android 2.3, but AT&T wont allow it.

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Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 now has Android 2.3, but AT&T wont allow it.

Im posing a question and hoping that i will get a direct answer from an AT&T representative/moderator. the fact of the matter is that the hardware capabilities of the Xperia X10 phone are great. Sony Ericsson has provided an android 2.1 release and as of yesterday they have been rolling out the android 2.3 release. Yet, AT&T is disallowing ANY updates past Android 1.6, making it a virtually useless phone when it is capable of so much more. so, why are we not being allowed the update? can a representative explain? is there a good business move theory towards not allowing the latest upgrades that the manufacturer comes out with?     thats like America not allowing certain recalls on vehicles that the manufacturer has mandated.

 

Android 2.3 brings flash capability to this phone, a huge leap.             .....anyone?

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I have upgraded to 2.3.3 it took about 5 minutes.  It's so much faster! I can't believe a software update can make such a difference. I already thought 2.1 was fast.  Install 2.3.3 today and quit whining about ATT. 

 

If you had to choose between the official 2.3.3 Sony release that is available today and an ATT 2.3.3 (if we even out today) why the helll you go with the ATT one?  All the ATT one would have is just extra crapware. ???

 

Go install and enjoy NETFLIX! Smiley Surprised  Straight from the US Google App store.  No hacks required!

 

 

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That would be nice and dandy if I could download the update at all for my phone.

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Can you tell me how to do this, or what kind of business I can contact to do this for me? I'm in Houston, TX.

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yea i had the 2.3.3 update the day global generic rom came out, you're right...i wouldn't want the AT&T version even if they did come out with it but that wouldn't be a problem is AT&T didn't HAVE their own version of phone software and just supported the manufacturers updates. that was my point. to everyone else wondering what we are talking about and how to bring your Xperia x10 back to life, watching netflix and all the other great features---start doing some research on www.xda-developers.com

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Yeah, I don't think they allow links, but you should be able to Google to find what you need.  

 

First there is the X10a U.S. firmware.  You can get this from Sony or from where ever you can find it:

 

X10a_3.0.1.G.0.75_AM-US GENERIC.ftf

 

Just google for that file, it's about 233mb.

 

 

Second you just need something called "Flashtool.exe" from xda site.  Current version 0.3.0.0

It is just a self extracting .ZIP file.  It creats a folder with a bunch of stuff inside.  It will have a folder called "firmwares", I just delete the .ftf files that are in there and just copy the one from above into that folder. 

 

You will see also that one the files that extracted is called "X10FlashTool.exe", run it.  It has pretty pictures that tell you what to do.  Basically, turn off your phone, then hold the back button while plugging your usb cable into the computer. When it is done. You unplug and turn it on.  Just like a brand new phone. That is all.  Your phone will automatically find all ATT settings, etc.  

 

Next, go to android market and DL netflix app!! Smiley Happy 

 

 

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Please contact the FCC with these type of complaints. When ATT would not release the 2.1 update, I filed a complaint and 2 days later I got a call from the Office of the President of ATT  and the FCC. It's amazing how fast that update rolled out.

 

It's important to fill out this line:

5.For billing and non-billing complaints (including privacy and service quality issues) please provide the details of your complaint or any additional information below:

 

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great! can you provide a link or a proper method for contacting the FCC with such complaints?

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Well back when AT&T released 2.1 for the X10 it was indicated that 2.3 would be available 4th quarter.

While at work today I got a message on my phone 'Software Update Available'

Got home and fired up PC Companion and it says 'Software is Up To Date'

 Knew it was too good to be true!!!

 

 

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Hi,

 

That worked for me. I hav Xperix X10a. 

 

Step 1: Download FlashTool version 0.3.0.0


www.multiupload.com/LS3UFZY996



Step 2: Download X10a_3.0.1.G.0.75_AM-US GENERIC file - www.multiupload.com/YKKS0L6ML0

 

Step 3: Extract FlashTool, it will create a bunch of folders, go to Firmwares folder and delete all files and copy "X10a_3.0.1.G.0.75_AM-US GENERIC.ftf" into it.

 

Step 4: Launch "X10FlashTool.exe" and click Flash button, it will guide you step by step.

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AT&T Most likely wont but you can flash your phone on your own to run on the SE OS without AT&T's system. In fact it runs much better. Also they most likely wont because of the USB tethering options the xperia offers however they can disable that if they amke an OS for themselves for the Gingerbread system. They wont though because they would want you to upgrade and sign another 2 year contract with them instead.

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ok i put 2.3 on my system but now i cannot pget pik messages or internet. under settings i go to sony ericsson then to settings download (download settings for internet and MMS)  then it says could not download settings. retry? how can i get it working again, please N E 1 ?????

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yes, im glad you asked. I just had the same issue. my last xperia x10 broke so i got a new one under warranty and put 2.3 on it as well.  what you're missing is called APN. Access point Name. If you go under your phone settings and then <wireless and network settings> then <mobile networks> then <access point names>  now you'll need make a new APN or edit the one thats already in there. by pressing the left bottom "option" key on your phone.  all the information you need for the new APN can be found at this post.

 

http://androidforums.com/sony-ericsson-xperia-x10/243911-t-apn-settings.html

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Davinciteam.com, now simlock.com, can walk you right through the proper steps in getting Gingerbread on your X10, straight forward and simple.
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