If you search the net “how to flash a kernel” or “how to flash custom ROM”, you will get a million sites. Some are easy, some are confusing and some assumes that you are an expert. I thought, “why don’t I compile all those info for a new android user who wants to get his hands dirty by trying and tasting new ROMs and kernels other than the stock ones?” and the result is this post 🙂 This post is written with a Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro as example, but will work for all the Sony Xperia devices.
Sony Ericsson mobile phones are awesome, at least to me. I have been using SE K550i since 2007 and its performance is great. Although the camera is not up to the mark as the Cyber-shot name would suggest, the camera can be upgraded. The same goes for the sound quality of the media player. This tutorial is intended for flashing a SE K550i (DB2020, CID53) into a W610 (DB2020, CID53), which will give you a Cyber-shot phone with upgraded camera driver and a Walkman 2.0 player.