Update Sony Ericsson Live With Walkman with Cyanogenmod 10.1 (Jelly Bean)

Sony Ericson devices are very famous for their unique looks and design. At the time when Android smartphones were not in market, Sony Ericsson’s Walkman series was very popular. Walkman series devices were music based phones and they were very popular for their sound quality between music lovers. Once Android based smartphones were out, they captured all the market.

In August 2011 Sony Ericsson presented an Android smartphone from Walkman series, Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman. In this device you get all the latest features of Android plus ultimate sound quality powered by Walkman. The device has amazing specs but unfortunately Sony declined to give further updates than Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) to 2011 Xperias.

Thats when Android development comes in picture. You can go beyond official updates with the help of custom ROMs. There are various custom ROMs based on latest Android 4.2(Jelly Bean) are available for SE Live with Walkman. These ROMs provide you a unique Android experience.

A most popular custom ROM called Cyanogenmod 10.1 based on Android 4.2 is now available for Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman. This ROM comes with latest features of Jelly Bean that is daydream, actionable notifications, magical widgets etc. plus you get boost in performance. Just keep in mind that you may face some bugs as the ROM is in development stage. Following article will guide you on how to install CM 10.1 on SE Live with Walkman.

Disclaimer: Risk is involved in the article written ahead and it can also cause damage to your mobile. It is recommended that you should not follow it if you are newbie in this Android world. Read article completely and implement all the steps at your own risk. If any damage is happened to your mobile after inculcating these steps, we will not be responsible for that.

CM 10.1 for Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman

This procedure to install Cyanogenmod 10.1 is strictly applicable for Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman only bearing model number WT19i. Don’t try to flash it on any other mobile or variant otherwise permanent might cause to it.


  • Don’t forget to charge our mobile at least up to 70% so that installation will proceed uninterruptedly.
  • Since all the data on mobile gets wiped during the process, it is better to take a backup of important data like SMS, MMS, APN, contacts etc. to the external memory.
  • Make sure that you have already installed custom recovery like Clockworkmod recovery or TWRP recovery on mobile. Without this recovery you cannot flash ROM on the mobile.
  • USB debugging mode must be enabled.

Procedure to Install Cyanogenmod 10.1 on Sony Ericsson Live With Walkman:

  • Download latest Cyanogenmod build from the official ROM development page (link is given below):
  1. Cyanogenmod 10.1 for Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman.
  • You have to separately download and flash Google Apps (Gmail, Maps, GTalk, Play Store etc.) because they are not present in ROM by default. Link to download Goggle Apps is given below
  1. Google Apps (Jelly Bean).
  • Connect your phone to computer using USB cable and copy zip files of ROM file & Google Apps to your device’s SD Card.
  • Download the fastboot files which we will need to flash the kernel image.
  1. Fastboot Files
  • Extract above zip package of fastboot files. You will find four files inside your extracted folder.
  1. adb.exe
  2. AdbWinApi.dll
  3. AdbWinUsbApi.dll
  4. fastboot.exe

  • Open ROM package which you’ve just downloaded in your computer. Search for boot.img inside it (which is kernel file). Extract that kernel file using WinRAR & copy the same in fastboot folder so that you should have total five files inside it by now.
  • Disconnect your phone from computer and switch it off. Now to boot your device in fastboot mode do the things given below.
  1. Press & hold Volume Up key and at the same time connect your phone to computer via USB cable.
  2. You can see the LED at the top turning blue. If the installation of drivers start then wait until it gets completed.
  3. Make sure that PC companion or any other application is not running in the background.
  • Open the ‘Fastboot‘ folder in which you have extracted fastboot files.
  • Now Open command prompt & Point its directory to the fastboot folder (OR You can do the same as: open Fastboot folder, Press & hold shift key and then right click on the free space in the same folder. When right clicked (holding shift), you’ll see ‘Open Command window here‘ option. Click it & Command prompt will get opened pointing to the Fastboot directory).

  • Type the following command in command prompt to flash the kernel file:

fastboot flash boot boot.img

  • Now you will see progress of installing kernel. Once you get finished message restart your phone by typing command “fastboot reboot” (without quotes) in command prompt.
  • When you will see first boot logo and the top LED turns blue, press and release volume down keys for few times. By doing so you will boot into custom recovery.
  • Don’t forget to take Nandroid backup of ROM which you are currently using. In case if anything goes wrong you can go back to your previous ROM just by restoring this backup. To back up your current ROM, select Backup and Restore option from the recovery mode & on next screen, select backup. Now It will make a nandroid backup of your whole system (excluding SD card). Wait for the backup process to get finished.
  • After successfully backup, select wipe data/factory reset & wipe cache partition to wipe all the data & caches from the phone memory respectively.
  • Select “install zip from sdcard” & then “choose zip from sdcard“. Navigate the ROM file (which you’ve transferred earlier) Select it & press on ‘Yes‘ to continue. ROM installation process will start.
  • Wait for the ROM to get installed. After ROM gets successfully installed, your phone will land in the recovery mode.
  • Again select “install zip from sdcard” followed by “choose zip from sdcard” & this time navigate Google apps package file. Press on Yes to install Google Apps.
  • After flashing both the files, Select reboot system now to Restart the phone.
  • First start may take a bit long but don’t worry

There you go!! You’ve successfully updated your Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman to latest version of Android that is 4.2 (Jelly Bean) via custom ROM called Cyanogenmod 10.1. Do let us know how it is working for you and if you have any doubt regarding the procedure mentioned above. Feel free to comment below, we’ll come up with solution as soon as possible.

Tip: In case if you want to restore back your previous ROM , enter into recovery mode, select Backup and Restore option & on next screen, select restore & choose your latest backup to restore.

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