How To Root Your Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini


08.05.2011

How To Root Your Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini

If you were able to get your hands on a¬†Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini and you want to get administrator rights on your devices, we have good news for you. Now you can root your¬†Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini. Here at mobile-review.ws, we thought how to root Verizon HTC Thunderbolt 4G or how to root Samsung Galaxy S 4G, but now it’s Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini to get rooted. As you probably know, by rooting your¬†Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini you will get admin rights on your smartphone, so you will be able to remove the annoying factory apps that come with the device.

So if you want to get root Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini you came to the right place. We will show you two ways of rooting your device, one using Z4 Root and the other using SuperOneClick. Anyway it seems that is some controversy about rooting your Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini using Z4 Root is not the best option as some users complained about this method, while others said that Z4 Root worked just fine for them. But no matter which method you choose to root Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini, your warranty will void, but you can get it back anytime by unrooting your Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini.

But before proceeding to root your Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini, learn that since this is a rooting process all the data on your device will be wiped out. Thus, we recommend you to back-up all the data on your Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini, like messages, contacts, music and video files, or applications you downloaded and installed from Android Market, in order to be able to restore them after you root your Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini. Since the data on the SD storage card is not wiped out, moving the backuped data on it is an alternative.

Also note that you should check if the device you are trying to root is a Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini, otherwise using this method might brick your phone. Also ensure that you have administrative rights on the computer you are trying to perform the root from. Since the rooting process eats a lot of battery make sure that the battery level of your Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini is at least 50%, so you will reduce the risks of your device turning off during the rooting process and interrupt the procedure. Anyway, the higher the battery level, less likely for the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini root process to be interrupted. Remember that the APN settings will also be wiped out so you will have to reconfigure your internet connection after you root your Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini.

How to Root Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini with Z4 Root

The Z4 Root method has the advantage of being quick and very easy to perform, but some Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini owners have complained about being unable to perform the root, while other said that Z4 Root method worked just fine for their Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini smartphones.

  1. Before proceeding to root¬†Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini with Z4 Root you have to download the application from here. After the download finishes unzip the “z4root.1.3.0.zip” file on the desktop of your computer to get the .apk file (if you are prompted for password, type in “androidadvices.com” – without the quotation marks)

  2. Now copy the “z4root.1.3.0.apk” file on your Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini (you should be able to find it on your desktop if you extracted the ZIP file as instructed above). Tap the .apk file to install the Z4 Root application on your device

  3. After the Z4 Root installation process finises, locate and tap on the application to open it. Once Z4 Root opens you should be able to see to options which you can choose from: “Temporary Root” and “Permanent Root.”

  4. If you choose the “Temporary Root” option your¬†Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 will be rooted only until you perform a restart of the device. But if you go for the “Permanent Root” option notice that after the process is finished your device will reboot. To check if you rooted your¬†Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 successfully check for the “Superuser” icon on the screen of your device, which comes in the shape of a skull. If you are able to find it it means that your¬†Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 was¬†successfully¬†rooted.

  5. Choose between the two above mentioned options and you will see that the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini rooting process will begin right away. Make sure that the process doesn’t get interrupted in any way, otherwise you will have to repeat it.

If you chose the “Permanent Root” option don’t panic if it takes longer for the homescreen to appear after your¬†Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 restarts. It only happens at the first reboot after the rooting process is finished.

How to Root Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 with SuperOneClick

If you don’t like the Z4 Root method or, worse, it didn’t worked for you, you can anytime choose to root¬†Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini using SuperOneClick. Unlike Z4 Root, SuperOneClick is a PC software, so you won’t have to install it on your¬†Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini, but on the computer you are performing the root from. Once again, make sure you have admin rights on the respective computer, otherwise you won’t be able to install SuperOneClick. Here’s what you have to do in order to root¬†Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini with SuperOneClick:

  1. First, you will have to download Java SDK from here (install the full SDK not just the Runtime version). Java SDK is required for you to be able to use Android SDK, which download from here. Now your computer will be able to load all the drivers required to root Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini.

  2. Next you will have to download and install SuperOneClick software. You can grab SuperOneClick from here.

  3. Now remove the SIM card and SD memory card from your¬†Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini (this is a safety measure for the data on both SIM and SD card doesn’t get corrupted), and put your device in USB debugging mode. Not connect your device to the computer via the USB data cable you received with the phone.

  4. Once your Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini was connected to your PC, open SuperOneClick application. Now make sure that all the drivers required are installed on your Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini via the PC.

  5. Now all you have to do is choose from one of the two root options at the top of the window: “Root” or “Shell Root”

After the root process is finished, your Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini will reboot and once it starts you will have full administrative rights on your device.

Now that you have successfully managed to root Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini, you can easily install non market apps on your device, as well get rid of the annoying factory apps that come with the device. Anyway, feel free to share your opinions about your Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini before and after the root procedure in the comments area bellow.

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