How to Upgrade Your Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 to Android 2.3 Gingerbread

Aug 2, 2011 by

Finally, I was able to upgrade my Sony Ericsson Xperia X10i to Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS.

I will be creating a video of the new features of the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10i running on the Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS.

Meanwhile, here are some screenshots on how to upgrade your Xperia X10 to Android 2.3

You will be prompted by the Sony Ericsson PC Companion if the Android 2.3 update is already available in your area.

To start the update, just click on the Start button

Starting the update

Phone Software Update process showing my Xperia X10i ‘s current version: 2.1.A.0.435

The new version is 3.0.1.G.0.75

All data from the phone memory will be overwritten so make sure to create a backup first.

Preparing the pc for software update

Just follow the steps on the screen to prepare your phone for the update


After the update, you can already disconnect your phone and turn it on.

My Sony Ericsson Xperia X10i updated with Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS / 3.0.1.G.0.75 software update.

Xperia X10i on Android 2.3 notice the App button in the middle

Android 2.3.3 version.


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  1. jom johnson

    dear friend
    when i connected my phone it showed up update available i followed the steps in the order as shown above but at the end it shows ur phone is upgraded to 2.1.A.0.435 which is already present in phone what to do please help

  2. hi jom, maybe it’s not yet available in your location. i had the same issue before but was able to update my x10i after a couple of days.

  3. mhyles

    hi…i want to upgrade my x10 software to gingerbread 2.3 but when i connect it to pc companion it says that my phone is updated but my software is still at 2.1 version.

  4. sponbob

    im stuck after turning off and disconnect the phone,when i press and hold back button nothing happen except the notification to mount the usb…help me

  5. @sponbob, please make sure that the phone is turned off. connect the usb to the pc first, then connect the usb to the phone while holding the back key :)

    @mhyles, you should see the update in your pc companion

  6. atomicbum

    Hi! I don’t know why, but it looks like i got my x10i bricked while updating. It just shows the Sony Ericsson logo then a garbled display after. Any fix for this? Or does SE have a recovery program for this?

  7. hbloci

    Hi, i have the same trouble as Mhyles and can not troubleshooting with your responds, could you give me more instruction. (my pc companion say that my phone is up to date but it’s still 2.1 version)

  8. Vanit

    Have tried to update. Every time on stage 2 i.e. “PREPARE” it shows downloading for quite a long time and then it says ” Software update failed”.
    What to do pl??

  9. randhir

    Hi..friends i want to upgrade my x10i 2.1 to2.3 but when iwas connect the phone to pc it say your phone is already updated but my phone version 2.1 so please me……,. Quick

  10. randhir

    Hi..friends i want to upgrade my x10i 2.1 to2.3 but when iwas connect the phone to pc it say your phone is already updated but my phone 2.1 so please me……,. Quick

  11. my pc asking me to downloand alot of thing .n it takes about 1 hour to upgrade

  12. Naks naman! Kumusta naman speed?

  13. Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS is now available on my country and when I tried to update it I can’t past the ‘PREPARE’ Section. I’ve followed the instructions and yet I won’t go through the ‘UPDATE’ Section. Do you have any suggestions on how I can do it? I’ve tried it so many times and yet it’s still not working.

  14. Where did you get the software for that?

  15. guys, the update will pop on your sony ericsson pc companion once it’s already available in your country. tnx!

  16. Kens

    I try to update my xperia x10 from 0435 to 075 latest but there was update in progress around 80% completed and message came “Your IP Adress is not allowed to update/ repair your brown phone. Please connect to SEMC network to update your phone” Please suggest me wat to do for update???

  17. manish

    pc champanion showed that updates are available for new version 3.0.1.G.0.75
    while updating .. after long time it stoped n showed error message.
    can u help me

  18. manish

    pc champanion showed that updates are available for new version 3.0.1.G.0.75
    while updating .. after long time it stoped n showed (An error has occurred and the phone software update was aboarted .chick retry to restart the software update)
    help me ..

  19. hey man, maybe you can reset to default settings then retry again with the pc companion

  20. Rajendra Kumar

    thanq u, i have updated my Xperia X10i to Anroid 2.3.3

  21. interlscubes

    on pc companion it says {not accesible at this time}

  22. sergueis

    I had this message (is not allowed… brown phone… connect to SEMC netweork…) when I tried to update my absolutely regular retail SE phone today. The problem was the internet connection was down and PC Companion couldn’t download firmware update. That simple. After I repaired internet and retried, everything went fine. So, just check you internet connection.

  23. ace

    Hi guys am stuck wen i swith off my phone, as soon as i plug in the usb t swiths its self back on so i cnt proceed, pse help..

  24. Telance

    When i try to upgrade it stuck at the second stage it shows unable to install or start phone software update components…please help~!

  25. try to reinstall your pc companion :)

  26. jupz

    thanks for this updates
    its helps a lot, my XPERIA is looking
    great.. Android 2.3 Gingerbread..:)

  27. Bharath

    Any Idea on how overcome restart problem in Xperia X10i?

    My x10 was restarting without any notice,service centre guys also helpless am facing this problem from long time

  28. jayjar

    Thanks sir i just updated my x10i to 2.3 and it works fine now.

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