Sony adds Xperia 10 II to the Open Devices program

Peter, 16 June 2020

The Sony Xperia 10 II has been added to the company’s Open Device program, which is a great resource for ROM developers looking to build AOSP software for the phone or to port custom ROMs.

There’s one hurdle to clear first – Sony is yet to enable bootloaded unlocking for the Xperia 10 II. That can’t be far off, however, as without unlocking the bootloader, there's no way to flash a custom ROM.

Sony adds Xperia 10 II to the Open Devices program

Anyway, Sony also updated the Android 10 binaries for the old Xperia 10 and 10 Plus models, the Xperia 1 and 5 flagships (again, the 2019 versions) as well as several older devices.

2020-06-15: Updated AOSP Android 10.0 binaries (Kernel 4.14) for:

  • Xperia 10II (Seine)
  • Xperia XZ Premium, Xperia XZ1 and Xperia XZ1 Compact (Yoshino)
  • Xperia XA2 and Xperia XA2 Ultra (Nile)
  • Xperia XZ2, Xperia XZ2 Compact and Xperia XZ3 (Tama)
  • Xperia 10 and Xperia 10 Plus (Ganges)
  • Xperia 1 and Xperia 5 (Kumano)

For all devices: Various cleanup and improvements to reduce the used space.

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Reader comments

It means Sony recognize its poor track record in giving updates, so by open-sourcing the phone, it hopes independent developers will pick up the task

Lol please, no it isn't. It's as relevant as water, you definitely need that.

  • Black Mamba

Security updates are overrated.

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