Xperia X10 Android 2.1 Root confirmed

by X10 on November 1, 2010

in Firmware, News, X10 mini & X10 mini pro

Xperia X10 Android 2.1 Root confirmedOne of the sticking points that some people may have had in updating their Xperia X10 or X10 mini to Android 2.1 was the loss of root. Fear not though, as a number of people over at xda-developers have confirmed that they have achieved Root using the SuperOneClick tool.

There does seem to be a bug that causes the program to continuously loop, if that does happen you should simply toggle between the USB debugging mode whilst the program is running. This means you can now get access to Titanium, Barnacle as well as other very useful root apps. Click here for more information.

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1 Ahmad November 1, 2010 at 7:45 AM

I got to say, XDA working harder then SE support team. Well done

2 Jonathan November 1, 2010 at 7:49 AM


3 tejagamer November 1, 2010 at 7:55 AM

took them just 10-15min to create it???????
thats soooooooooo cooool

4 ricky November 1, 2010 at 7:58 AM


5 Sander November 1, 2010 at 8:00 AM

Awesome! 😀

6 Dave November 1, 2010 at 8:15 AM

thats great! yeahh!

7 Boy4224 November 1, 2010 at 8:18 AM

Good 🙂

8 ras November 1, 2010 at 8:19 AM

now if they can get multi touch to work, it would be sweet. I was really hoping that mt was coming with the update, especially seeing those videos on you tube showing it off.

9 ras November 1, 2010 at 8:20 AM

does anyone know when Japan, the mother of Sony will see the update?

10 Soerx10 November 1, 2010 at 8:50 AM


11 StarChi|d November 1, 2010 at 8:56 AM

Yes its working 🙂

12 Bib November 1, 2010 at 8:58 AM


13 Bayhas Kana November 1, 2010 at 9:09 AM

Works Perfectly!

@Ahmad… true that,,,

Isn’t that sad? the realized the bug and fixed it in less than 12hours!!!

14 w8ing November 1, 2010 at 9:27 AM

And here I was thinking I would be content to wait for Docomo to release the update, but with root confirmed, and Barnacle still available after the update……. flashing to Nordic seems more and more tempting an option.

15 steve November 1, 2010 at 9:34 AM

can you still get update on branded phone when its rooted?

16 ras November 1, 2010 at 9:49 AM

do you think its a good idea not to wait for docomo to update as we use I-mode and SP mail.
would it work with with Nordic? plus hiragana text?

17 nttdocomo_2.1_release November 1, 2010 at 10:02 AM

The JP 2.1 release is scheduled for Nov 10th. Not far out.

I-mode & SP-Mode *should* work on the nordic, highly doubtful they coded extra-extensions into the jp-fw to make sp-mode work.

Nordic does include JP language files, etc, after all.

18 ras November 1, 2010 at 10:09 AM

just went to the DoCoMo shop in ikebukuro and they said 2-3 weeks. that’s so long!

19 ras November 1, 2010 at 10:16 AM

thanks mate. if anybody does change to Nordic and lives in Japan with no problems using I mode and SP mode. please post it on here! :):):):)

20 sonic November 1, 2010 at 10:32 AM

hi everyone, does any of u know if the update 2.1 is possible on the air by wifi, the USB port within xperia has been physically damaged as i to buy 3rd party charger to charge battery. anyone please help??

21 sonic November 1, 2010 at 10:32 AM

hi everyone, does any of u know if the update 2.1 is possible on the air by wifi, the USB port within xperia has been physically damaged as i have to buy 3rd party charger to charge battery. anyone please help??

22 x10user_india November 1, 2010 at 10:37 AM

XDA rocks…

Sent by my rooted Xperia X10 running Android 2.1update1.

23 X10 November 1, 2010 at 10:40 AM

@sonic – No OTA I’m afraid, you’ll need to connect to the PC to do the update.

24 Andrew.D November 1, 2010 at 10:53 AM

I gotta question,…. what the ****** is Rooting? Can some one help me out there?

25 eternity November 1, 2010 at 11:08 AM

Does anybody else feel like 2.1 update is more laggy than 1.6?

1.6 used to be smoother on my phone

26 unknown November 1, 2010 at 11:23 AM

jus arrived at home, does anyone know if the updates has released in uk yet ? plz do let me know

27 meena November 1, 2010 at 11:39 AM

after rooting i tried to add arabic lang in it and well done 😀 😀 I DID IT I ADD ARABIC IN IT , I CAN NOW BROWSE ARABIC WEBSITES WITH IT FULLY ARABIC LAN BROWSEING

28 eternity November 1, 2010 at 11:57 AM

how did u add arabi to your phone?care to explain?

29 Atronx November 1, 2010 at 12:27 PM

Did you change the Font after rooting or what did you do??

let us know 😉

30 Phil November 1, 2010 at 12:38 PM

Easy way of getting update early. Root your 1.6 phone first, then follow these steps!!

Posting this from Xda Developers.
The fastest easiest way to debrand your X10 to Nordic firmware fo rthe Eclair update due out today.

1. Root your X10i/a (See other posts)
2. Download Root Explorer.apk (market)
3. Open Root Explorer and navigate to /SYSTEM
4. Push on white button in the right top corner of Root Explorer (This wil change R/O in R/W).
5. Long Press on the file Default.prop and choose “Open in Text Editor”
6. Change in the folowing lines the XXXX-XXXX (scroll for firm codes):


7. Press “Menu” and choose save and exit
8. Reboot your Phone
9. Open PC Companion
10. Choose Support Zone
11. Choose Repair (Your phone will be reset and will update with the newest firmware)
12. When done check your settings in de lock screen (menu-back-back-menu-back-menu-menu-back)
You will need to have the phone rooted with the 1-click root.You need a version of root explorer higher than 2.12.2 as this includes the “text editor” mentioned above.

Change the 2 lines in the above “default.prop” to 1234-8465,reboot and then run the Sony update service.
You`ll end up with a debranded Nordic software version with the latest firmware.

31 Boy4224 November 1, 2010 at 12:40 PM

Hi Phil,
After all of these, If I like to get back to the original 1.6, what should I do?

32 Phil November 1, 2010 at 12:43 PM

No idea man, havn’t got a chance to try it myself yet! Just found info online. My only problem with the above method is I have to pay €2 or something to download teh root explorer app. I’d rather not pay that, obviously!

33 Boy4224 November 1, 2010 at 12:48 PM

This page may solve your problem 🙂

34 ras November 1, 2010 at 12:59 PM

can anyone tell me if they can see ‘sp docomo’ in a Nordic market place? thanks. 🙂

35 Sanjay Navik November 1, 2010 at 1:20 PM

Does any one know Update 2.1, when its scheduled for India

36 andrei November 1, 2010 at 1:35 PM

Need some help please. i tried to root via superoneclickroot (v1) and it got stuck on ” running rageagainstthecage…”. I tried to replace the adb files, and it didn’t work, i also tried to tick/untick the usb debugging mode, and it didn’t work. What should i do?:)
I tried with Universal Androot as well, and it didn’t work, giving me an “Failed No Fu Goo” error.

37 w8ting November 1, 2010 at 1:42 PM


It’s so difficult. The techie in me wants to flash it, just to “see.” I’m debating with myself and trying to show some restraint. Part of me feels like we’ve waited for so long that what’s a few more days? In those few days, we can just sit back and watch what happens, and we know the update is coming. To be honest, it’s more the thrill of the “new” that is getting me, as my phone stands now with 1.6, ADW launcher (5 screens), Barnacle, and GPS navigation – the phone really does what I need.

38 ras November 1, 2010 at 1:59 PM

I know man, I think its just best to wait,
have you rooted the Japanese firmware? if so how and what will you need to do to upgrade once its released, like you say I’m using the adw launcher and its working fine, did you notice the battery significantly improved since using I mode and sp?
the app I want most is barnacle, how’s that going for you?

39 w8ting November 1, 2010 at 2:53 PM

I used Superuser to root my device before the last update from DoCoMo, and had no problems. Their update relocked my phone, but I just ran SU again, and it re-rooted it. I then re-installed Barnacle with no problems.

Well, the thing with Barnacle is that it drains the battery like you wouldn’t believe. So I charge my phone whenever I use it with my laptop. I probably use Barnacle five or six days a week, 20 to 30 minutes at a time; been using it for at least three months now. Once or twice, I shared the connection between my laptop and a friends for an hour. Thank goodness for packet hodai. I did a speed test, and I could get anywhere from 380kbps up to 500kbps using the wireless tether. It’s pretty awesome. You should try it.

40 Cagatay November 1, 2010 at 3:22 PM

does anyone know when Turkey will get the update?

41 Vatz November 1, 2010 at 4:24 PM

Great work on the rooting! the bad thing is that they done it even before I can get the update (x10a user)

42 draft_life November 1, 2010 at 4:36 PM

SE should lay on xda-developers so they can accelerate to launch Xperia X12 with Ginger Bread.

43 ras November 1, 2010 at 5:28 PM

thanks mate ill give superuser a go.
too right i max my packethodai even without banacle!
bills are too high

44 Trojan found November 1, 2010 at 5:56 PM

Kaspersky won’t let me open the root tools in that link, it says it contains trojan viruses.

45 Se-Xperia November 1, 2010 at 6:53 PM

Flashed my X10i which was already rooted, on 2.1 now and loving it (used the method from XDA Developers that Phil posted above, worked perfectly).

46 Erickins November 1, 2010 at 7:30 PM

excited about the news . i’m from saudi arabia and i would like to know when will be the update of x10 mini pro to android 2.1?thanks in advance!

47 meme November 2, 2010 at 8:52 PM

Official X10 update is coming out on the 5 November 2010.
improved and new features are coming our way according to a Sony Ericsson Representative I just spoke to you in London, these include :

HD camera for X10 : upgraded to 10mp ( better than that of the Vivaz and iphone4 )

CPU performance increases drastically : up to 1.5GHz ( 500MHz faster )

Ultimate 3D gaming experience : games of up to 400MBs in size for download

PS3/Bravia compatible using wireless technology : sync X10 to PS3 or Bravia Television to view pictures/videos ect. X10 can also be used as a wireless remote to either PS3 or Bravia Televison

Unlimited e-mail accounts

battery usage of upto 48 hours stand by

install apk ( android applications ) straight to SD card, saving phone storage. 64Gb card support ( coming by December 5th 2010 )

Live Streaming of the UEFA Champions League for free ( internet data plan or wifi needed )

Live Wallpapers and upto 10 home screens that are capable of running simultanoeusly.

Theme support ( additional application needed called pimpmyandroid )

mediascape/facebook/skype/youtube ect. big improvements ( great new interfaces )

Lock/Unlock phone with voice command or personal signature

Call recorder

shake function for song switching or volume control

improved bluetooth function

all i know thus far, will update once new information in known.

48 jez November 3, 2010 at 12:34 AM

xda are awesome, rooted 2.1 running like a charm. was gona go back to uk generic when available but default.prop in system folder is missing

49 Ray November 3, 2010 at 12:28 PM

same here, wanna edit the defaul.prop again but couldnot find it in the system folder! any ideas??

50 Ray November 3, 2010 at 1:29 PM

@meme: Hi, are you sure these information s accurate?? Because what I saw on the internet and heard are quite somewhat different to your version! Your version of update is AMAZING! I would really love to have this kind of update but even the official SE support website only lists a few updates.

51 O'RLY November 3, 2010 at 6:03 PM

@meme: Has to be fake…

52 Ntwanano November 4, 2010 at 1:25 PM

Guys why does my Xperia not have the lines which PHIL is talking about…My default.prop only has

ro.semc.version.sw=1227-4612 and nothing about custom and nothing about ro product name.. any help. am in South Africa

53 Tuan La November 4, 2010 at 7:04 PM

Hi all,

What version of Superclick you used to root 2.1, I tried 1.5.3 & 1.5.1 but it did not work.


54 John November 6, 2010 at 4:56 AM

@meme Piss off with your bullshit info. 10 homescreens!!!! Why would you want people to believe this crap when its not true. My favorite is the 8 mp upgrade to 10mp. Imagine you could just upgrade mp’s with software. I am a photographer and if this was possible we would never need new cameras. You are an idiot. Keep the bullshit in your mouth where it belongs.

55 j November 7, 2010 at 11:16 AM

Does.tht mean tht now we can install vanilla 2.2 ? Is it possible?

56 Ace November 8, 2010 at 2:06 AM

I’m still stuck at “Waiting for device”!!! Anyone can help me???

57 Alvin November 12, 2010 at 7:56 AM

Just use z4root to root your xperia x10 with Android 2.1, very simple.

58 Mac December 26, 2010 at 8:15 AM

I have rooted my xperia x10 with z4root – now what next to get the 2.1?

59 kev February 15, 2011 at 8:59 PM

i tried to root via SuperOneClickv1.5.5-ShortFuse and it got stuck on ” running rageagainstthecage…” THEN BACK TO waiting for device . I tried to tick/untick the usb debugging mode, and it didn’t work. What should i do, THANKS IN ADVANCE PEEPS

60 ammt March 13, 2011 at 3:28 PM

i tried several times rooting Android 2.1 update1 with superoneclick, z4 root, Universal Androot. plz, someone kindly help me!!!!!!!!!!!!!

61 guxtak April 3, 2011 at 10:19 AM

I have a big problem is I broke the USB and I can not update
is there any way to update without connecting to pc
Wifi or downloading update as root from phone
from already thank you very much for answering ……

62 milan April 10, 2011 at 8:37 PM

Hello men
please help me,
I have tried to root my xperia x10 (updated os,no branding-bought at SE) with this app…I got the well known error “no fu goo” etc.
Since then I cannot connect to the internet via cellular network (haven´t tried wi-fi yet).

Finally rooted it thanks to the “How to…” on youtube, but still cant connect…and the purpose was to enable the droidwall (firewall app-doesnt work for me though,due to another error)
Is there anything I can do to repair it? hope it doesnt have to stay this way

63 offthewallster July 13, 2011 at 4:22 AM

2.1 did give multitouch to the x10, mine has it

64 Asho September 4, 2011 at 5:43 AM

before i tried to root it… but it didn’t worked… so i leave it… i think there is no use in rooting…

65 android free apps November 6, 2011 at 11:55 AM

waiting for Ice Cream sandwich

66 pradeep March 6, 2012 at 1:02 PM

how to send phone apps and any otherthings to sd card? plz help me

67 danial June 16, 2012 at 12:03 PM

fuck you your mather

68 danial June 16, 2012 at 12:07 PM

i need goode rooter i not have good rooter i need good rooter help me i m irani

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