I was trying to install a custom ROM on my Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini (E10i) by flashing the ROM with the .zip file in ClockWorkMod Recovery, but after installation the device doesn't boot. It hangs on the Sony Ericsson boot logo.

What can I do to recover from this situation?

  • Did you unlock bootloader and flashed kernel?
    – samnaction
    May 5, 2014 at 9:04
  • 1
    Can you still boot to recovery? If so, a first step would be wiping cache and Dalvik. If that doesn't do the job, a factory-reset can be issued from the same place (which of course would delete all your apps and data, if they were still present before that).
    – Izzy
    May 5, 2014 at 11:09

3 Answers 3


If you unlocked your bootloader and flashed a custom kernel, try:

  1. Hold Home and Power button, phone will restart.
  2. Press back button repeatedly, phone will boot into recovery.
  3. Now
    wipe data, wipe cache, dalvik chache, dalvik battery status. In mount n system: format data, format system, format cache.
  4. Now flash your rom zip and after successful flash, reboot the phone.

Note: Always flash the kernel which is given along with the rom


I had this too but it was because I forgot to clean dalvik cache. Go into recovery> wipe dalvik cache> install zip from sd card. Then it should work


Try to install the stock ROM. Download (stock ROM) FTF file from here and flash it using Flashtool.

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