Tuesday, August 16, 2011

HOW-TO: DualTouch on the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini Pro

This is a quick guide which will teach you how to A) root your Xperia X10 Mini Pro device and B) enable dual touch on it.

Having a bit of a sweet tooth for Sony-Ercisson, I made a jump to the Android side after finding the Xperia X10Mini Pro half-free in a discount basket. I decided that the Mini Pro shall be my deep venture into Android. So far I'm loving the device and SE's custom UI.

I noticed however that YouTube had videos with dual touch enabled and I actually felt that it would be an addition to the user experience (and not away from it as SE's official opinion seems to be). So I started looking into enabling it.

A big Thank You goes to XDA-Developers for figuring this out!

The steps to enable DualTouch:

UPGRADE your X10MiniPro to Android 2.1 using Sony Ericsson's PC Companion software. If you're running Cyanogen mod or anything else, I don't know if this will work for you.

The procedure is twofold: first you root your device, allowing 3rd party modifications to your device and making your device everything the manufacturer never intended it to be. Secondly you apply the dual touch "patch" itself.

TO ROOT YOUR X10MiniPro Device:
1. Install SuperOneClick from http://shortfuse.org
2. Enable "USB Debugging" on your X10MiniPro
3. Connect phone to your PC and select from your X10MiniPro "CHARGE PHONE"
4. Wait for Windows to automatically install drivers etc.
5. Start up SuperOneClick and press ROOT
6. Wait patiently and read what it says.
7. When it is done, manually restart your phone. (Take battery out might be necessary)

TO ENABLE dual touch:
1. Download the file linked: http://www.mediafire.com/?v6dgy4b339354by
2. Unpack it and move the AAIS folder onto your SD card
3. Startup TERMINAL EMULATOR (Download it from the Market)
4. Type "su"
5. Press "Allow" on the pop-up
6. type: " sh /sdcard/AAIS/install.sh"
7. Type " 9 " as your choice and press ENTER.
8. Your device will reboot and dualtouch will work.

For some reason I had to repeat steps 3-8 two times, so if it doesn't work the first time around, just try it again. Also, remove the battery between attempts, this seems to help as well.