The US version of the Xperia X1, the X1a, is crippled when it comes to video recording compared to its European counterpart. only being 10fps VGA video instead of 30 fps.Â This is related to a Qualcomm patent issue, but of course we could probably not care less about this, and would rather have a fully functional device.
Fortunately it has been discovered that flashing the X1a with the European ROM restores the hidden ability of the Xperia, brining full 30 fps video. To install the latest ROM, download thisÂ file, which contains the ROM, plus the tools and instructions to make it happen. Note that ROM flashing always carries the risk of turning your $800 cell phone into a brick.