Sony Erricson X10 mini pro upgrade problem

vbimport

#1

Hiya All, i’m new to the site, I have a problem I bought a sony erricson x10 mini pro with android 1.6 on it, just recently via the phone I found out there is an update to 2.1 but it has to be done via a pc now I have a pc but no internet connection and I cannot use the phone as an internet connection.
can anyone help?
thanks
Owen


#2

Hi and welcome.

I can see two options, the first is to find a friend that has an internet connection and use his PC for the update, and the second is, go to an internet cafe and use their PC’s.


#3

Hiya Vroom, thanks for the speedy reply I thought pretty much the same as you either get a friend or I thought maybe a dongle, on the lines of internet cafes, I have never been in one but do they restrict visiting certain sites or installing software as I can only download the update via sony erricson’s own software.
I did try a piece of software for android and pc called easy teather which allows me to use my phone to access the internet via the pc but when I do the sony software does’nt recognise any phone is connected.
Cappi


#4

[QUOTE=cappi01;2599560]Hiya Vroom, thanks for the speedy reply I thought pretty much the same as you either get a friend or I thought maybe a dongle, on the lines of internet cafes, I have never been in one but do they restrict visiting certain sites or installing software as I can only download the update via sony erricson’s own software.
I did try a piece of software for android and pc called easy teather which allows me to use my phone to access the internet via the pc but when I do the sony software does’nt recognise any phone is connected.
Cappi[/QUOTE]

You can ask, and i dont see why they shoould have a problem, the have backups so that they can restore the pc to it’s original state, and you will pay them to use their services. A win win situation for them.

No idea about this software, some android phones can be updated over the air, using only the wi-fi, no idea if the X10 supports this. Maybe you can look for this function on the manual of your phone.


#5

hiya Vroom, I dont have that option on my phone m8 I know if I did it would be the end to this problem (i know this because when I visit the update website it asks me to choose my phone from a list then in text it says I will have to download pc companion onto my pc to get the update but anyway I think the internet cafe might be the easiest way unless a nice friend will let me use their pc.
thanks very much for your help and assistance Vroom youve been very helpful