Download official TWRP for Sony Xperia L

TWRP is now officially available for the Sony Xperia L smartphone. While the Xperia L is a budget phone, developers have been giving good support for it. Since Sony is not doing much to update their phone but TWRP will allow you to flash third party firmwares to it.

Download official TWRP for Sony Xperia L

You can now download this touch custom recovery as an image file from the official TWRP website. Installation instructions are given below:

Download the above file. Copy the file to /sdcard/fotakernel.img and run the following commands using terminal emulator or in adb shell:


dd if=/sdcard/fotakernel.img of=/dev/block/platform/msm_sdcc.1/by-name/FOTAKernel

If you happen to be using lk, then boot your device into lk’s fastboot mode and flash using this command:

fastboot flash recovery fotakernel.img

Sony Ericsson Xperia X3 to ship-in with Android Eclair or Flan?

Some time back, we had reported that Sony Ericsson is working on Xperia X3, an Android powered device, which will sport a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor that runs at a mind-boggling clock speed of 1GHz. Now, Andy Rubin of Google Inc. has reported in an interview that Google plans to take advantage of processors like the Snapdragon processor from Qualcomm Inc. to support features like 3D gaming in the later versions of Android.

The Android versions which are currently in the news circuit is Donut (Android 1.6) , Eclair (Android 2.0) and Flan (the third version). We have already heard a lot about Donut and it does not seem to include any such features. So probably, this will be available with Eclair or Flan.

But currently, the only Android-powered device which claims to sport a Snapdragon Chipset is the Sony Ericsson Xperia X3. So, this lets me wonder, will it come with Android Eclair or Flan? Possible.

This speculation seems to be quite tricky. But, it is possible. And, if this speculation fruitifies, then the equation would be :

A huge brand + great features + amazing OS + lightning speed = a mind blowing device called Sony Ericsson Xperia X3

Android powered Sony Ericsson Xperia X3 (Rachel) available for pre-order from Expansys

Yes, you heard that right. Onile retailer Expansys claims that you can pre-order Sony Ericsson Xperia X3, an Android powered device, from them. Till a few days back, we had heard many rumours about the device. But, we had no confirmation regarding its specs or the release date. But, thanks to Expansys, the complete specs of the device is out now.

According to Expansys, the specs of the device are :

  • Display:
    – 800 x 400 pixels/4″
    – Touch Sensitive
  • Network:
    – 2G 850/900/1800/1900 (Quad-Band)
    – 3G: 900/2100 (Dual-Band)
    – HSDPA (10Mbps)
    – HSUPA (2Mbps)
  • Camera:
    – 8 mega-pixels (auto-focus)
    – 8 x Digital Zoom
    – LED Flash
    – Image Stabilization
    – Smile Shutter
    – Face Detection
  • Video:
    – VGA Video Recording
  • Music:
    – Supported formats: MP3, AAC, eAAC+
  • Ringtones:
    – Monophonic
    – Polyphonic (64)
    – MP3
    – AAC
  • Messaging:
    – SMS
    – MMS (with video)
    – E-mail (POP3, SMTP, IMAP4, MS Exchange)
  • Memory:
    – Phone Book
    – Dialled Calls
    – Missed Calls
    – Received Calls
    – microSDHC (external)
  • Call Features:
    – Hands Free
    – Caller ID
    – Voice Dialling
  • Connectivity:
    – miniUSB
    – 3.5mm AV connector
    – Bluetooth (2.1)
    – Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11g)
  • Navigation:
    – AGPS

The specifications appear quite promising. But, we have no detailing about the pricing.

[via androidauthority]