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How To: Root Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 in 5 Minutes

July 2, 2010 at 6:41 am
Xperia X10 Gets Rooted

Xperia X10 Gets Rooted

Android community is active at roots and ports. Most of the phones get rooted long before their official releases. Like the HTC EVO. Xperia X10 however took a little longer. It has been some time since X10 was launched. Android guys have now succeeded in rooting it.

Quite a while ago, there was a root rumor in the air which required some specific hardware. It was not tried by the masses. But when some of the experienced users tried it, it came out to be fake. So this is the first ever Xperia X10 root.

If you willing to root your Xperia X10, just follow the following guide originally posted on XDA:

Step 1: Download either of these (they are both the same)
[find the download links here, we can't post them for some reason]
Step 1.5: Download this
[find the download link here, we can't post them for some reason]
Step 2: Disconnect your X10 and power it off
Step 3: Hold the “Back” button on your X10 and connect your USB cable (SEUS Drive should install or fail)
Step 4: Go to your start menu a run “regedit”
Step 5: Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\U SB\VID_0FCE&PID_ADDE
Step 6: You will see a number like “1&23cfa456&7&8″. This is your device ID. Copy this number
Step 7: Go to the “i_R1FA16_ft” folder you just downloaded, then open folder “step1″ and then open the file “DeviceID.txt”
Step 8: Copy your device ID into this file and save it
Step 9: Power off your phone, disconnect it and remove the battery for 5 seconds
Step 10: Start “X10flash.bat”
Step 11: Put your battery back in, hold the “back” button and connect your USB cable like in step 3
Step 12: Open the other folder you downloaded called “ROOT_F2v1″ and copy “DeviceID.txt” into the folders “step2″ and “step3″
Step 13: On your phone, press menu > settings > applications > Allow debugging
Step 14: Run “step2.cmd” and select the 6 option down “Unpack from SDCard” and let it do its thing
Step 15: Run “step3.cmd” and press enter. Let it do its thing until it reboots back to the phone
Step 16: Enjoy Root

If you have problems with permissions do these commands on your phone’s terminal:

mount -o remount, rw /system
chmod 06755 /system/bin/su

This should make SuperUser.apk pop-up and ask for permissions

That’s it. If you have any questions, you can ask them below or on the XDA thread.


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