Nikidroid, 03 Dec 2012Thank you for your reply. First, my Xperia mini firmware was 0.42. and rooted, I tried update ... moreI faced also could not install error when try to update from ICS .431 to .587. after flashed only system and baseband its updated without error. So I think u should flash .42 and root ur phone. Then first thing u have to do ota update. it should work.
AnonD-9882, 03 Dec 2012I had update several time from .42 to .62. It never loss root. But I had done update through o... moreThank you for your reply. First, my Xperia mini firmware was 0.42. and rooted, I tried update using OTA, by click from Update Center icon or the notification, downloaded it. When installed, it became shutdown and reboot itself, but when the phone was switch on and already to use, these was a note: "could not install".
So, I downloaded Gingerbread 0.62 ftf file, by using flashtool, I flash it (with wipe user data unchecklist), the result, worked fine. My Xperia mini is in firmware 0.62 now, but it becomes unrooted.
Nikidroid, 02 Dec 2012I'd had updated my smartphone firmware to 0.62 today. It becomes unrooted anymore.I had update several time from .42 to .62. It never loss root. But I had done update through ota (through phone). Only when done major updates (such as GB to ICS) it become unroot because when flashing, flashtool or pcc wiping system partition so root files (su in system/xbin and superuser.apk in system/app) will vanished. Maybe u done update through pc. I never done .42 to .62 in pc so I cant say much about that.
AnonD-36433, 01 Dec 2012this is a great phone.. not like Xperia Go.Could you please explain that? I am interested to know what drawbacks you found in Xperia Go
AnonD-9882, 26 Nov 2012Are u sure u installed cwm recovery. u will find intaller in playstore by searching x-parts. I'd had updated my smartphone firmware to 0.62 today. It becomes unrooted anymore.
Xperia mini is very good, even in small design. I think that's depend on you. For me it is still comfortable for texting.
is this mobile good.........coz for me its too small...like u can't even text properly.............
AnonD-443, 28 Nov 2012Sorry, but I couldn't get that completely.. How can you CHAT with your friend using REAR camer... moreIve done skype video call using a mirror. Rear camera place for ur video. Mirror for see other person. I even do a phone call rarely. So video call never gonna do again. ;-)
AnonD-36019, 28 Nov 2012I can make video chat on gtalk using rear cam(for that search for moded gtalk with video chat)Sorry, but I couldn't get that completely.. How can you CHAT with your friend using REAR camera, as you will be seeing your friend's face while your friend will be seeing the person opposite to you?
I can make video chat on gtalk using rear cam(for that search for moded gtalk with video chat)
jewel, 27 Nov 2012the phone are have video call option???????? Re: video call (excuse me for an elaborate answer)
1. Android doesn't support gsm based video calling(except for some Samsung phones like GalaxyS/SII/W etc which do have their own native video call feature). Shame on android!
2. You can do video call using gtalk or third party apps like Skype or fringe but it is different from the operator-provided 3g video call, as you may know. In the former, you both parties need android phone(or at least some smart phone), both need one of these apps installed, both needs to be online with say, Skype, both need a data plan and both will be charged for data usage!! But the latter is simple and direct, no data connection required, operator will charge for video call and only for outgoing call, and if you decide to video call, only you need to suffer, usually there is no incoming call charges. Above all, you can make video call to anyone in 3g network with any video call phone, need not be a smart phone.
3. XPERIA MINI has NO front facing camera, so forget about video CHAT, you may be able to share what your phone's rear camera sees using Skype or fringe (needs to be confirmed)
In short, if video call does matter for you, then you have two options;
either leave android and get some Nokia(symbian, bada etc)
Or find a suitable Samsung android phone like GalaxyW (Thanks Samsung, at least you have a solution for those who want android and video call at the same time)
roy, 25 Nov 2012does this phone support changing of fonts? please, i hope someone will answer me..sure bud.. just install go launcher or any launcher that support font changing..
Do as dilushan said or else go to google play and search cwm xperia u wil get it