Pre-rooted version of latest X10 update (2.0.2.A.0.24) already available

by X10 on December 24, 2010

in Firmware, News

X10 pre-rootedOne of the major disadvantages of the latest firmware update (2.0.2.A.0.24) for the Xperia X10 family is that you lose the ability to root. This is more than likely to put off a number of you, but fear not as zdzihu from xda-developers has already been hard at work and released a pre-rooted version of this firmware. The firmware is available to download here and comes pre-rooted, with busybox and xRecovery pre-installed.

{ 27 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Nils Westhoff December 24, 2010 at 11:47 AM

HOLY FUCK that was fast xD

2 Ill Eagle December 24, 2010 at 11:51 AM

Someone buy that gut a beer!

3 se1 December 24, 2010 at 12:10 PM

if my phone is already rooted should i just download the normal one

4 Bumblebee December 24, 2010 at 12:15 PM

I have a question about the things you need to use. i have busy box, but can’t find the xrecovery and x10 flasher can someone help me????

Also, do your phone need to be rooted to get this update?

5 kenshin December 24, 2010 at 2:10 PM

@se1: no… as of now, roms from OEMs are not pre-rooted. So installing a new rom removes root or your superuser privileges. That means, the update that you will download from sony will remove superuser privileges or root. After you have installed this rom you will have to acquire this superuser privilege, or root your phone. But sony has patched the back-door thru which we used to do that. So, if you wanted a rooted phone with the latest/updated rom, this is your option.

@Bumblebee: There are separate threads within the X10 forum over at XDA where you can get x10 flasher and xrecovery. search under “xperia x10 android development” sub topic and you will get it


6 Vatz December 24, 2010 at 5:10 PM

I wonder how zdzihu from XDA achieved the root in the first place, it is not possible that he would come up with a stand alone app or a method to root the rom from the SE update?

7 minorupdate December 24, 2010 at 5:50 PM

I dont want minor update, give me 2.3 for godsake.
shitty ericsson

8 Sebatz December 25, 2010 at 2:22 AM

Yesterday i have got the x10 experia send to my postoffice i rather wait to feb for the new anzu.

9 Dave December 25, 2010 at 8:05 AM

quicker auto focus than previous fw, nice

10 Dark Max December 25, 2010 at 2:28 PM

First the 2.1 was announced and made available over a weekend and on the very last day of November….. Now SE gives us a minor update that is larger than the 2.1 upgrade, over the Christmas weekend. Did they do this so they can get away with the “we’ve provided you with the 2 updates for X10” promise, and not have to deal with the complaints for a few days?!


11 pio December 25, 2010 at 3:10 PM

arbejder på den stadig

12 grand popo December 26, 2010 at 2:02 AM

this isnt the multi touch update they were talking about releasing?

13 Seus lighting December 26, 2010 at 8:00 PM

Guys Your are so late the bugs was fix. But not any more if any one want to have root back got to th Glories Xda-developer there you can find every think You need .

Firstly go back to the previous one and install Xda version

There is multi-touch and any visal improment

14 blaxor December 27, 2010 at 2:33 AM

does this work with the x10 mini/mini pro or x10 only??

15 Patrick December 27, 2010 at 6:01 AM

I’m a new x10 mini pro user, is this the same firmware for the x10 mini pro(u20i)?

16 Wizard1906 December 27, 2010 at 10:55 PM

shocking se update released on 21st now 27th still no update available for x10 mini pro even through seus or pc companion, what a load a shite!

17 Ronak December 28, 2010 at 2:42 PM

Man… that was fast… keep up the spirit. Bring on…

18 Olaf December 28, 2010 at 11:34 PM

You need Xrecovery to install this image. But that is rather strange, since you need root to install Xrecovery. Am I missing something? I have asked this on Xda as well, but haven’t received an answer. Maybe someone knows on this site?

19 Damian December 29, 2010 at 4:34 AM

Done! works fine.make sure you undersand the installation process and have all apps needed.

20 Subaru December 30, 2010 at 4:04 PM

Hi everyone,

It runs in X10 Mini?

Thank a lot,


21 Eric December 31, 2010 at 12:08 AM

Main question – Is this update worth doing….

22 zaryab December 31, 2010 at 4:31 PM

No ….Update isnt worth doingg

install xrecovery nd JIT Enabler v 2 Enjy fastt X10i

23 Eric in Clydebank January 1, 2011 at 1:02 AM

I finally managed to get the update working – the GUI version of the X10 Flasher didn’t work for me so I found the non GUI version on the XDA site. The instructions are not so great – quite a bit of faffing about. Using Jit – I got 34 MFLOPS

It does seem faster and smoother but I’ve not noticed much else different.

Can’t wait for 2.2

24 Stuart January 6, 2011 at 12:00 PM

ok, on the SE UK facebook site, ive recently seen a few comments saying they are not updating the Android platform, but will still recieve system updates. Heres the exact comment:

We believe a further Android update for the X10 family of handsets would not drastically improve the user experience. Our developers included features in the Android 2.1 update which is on par with, and in many cases better than, a …vanilla installation of Android 2.2.

We will continue to provide system updates to the handset, but this will not include an update to the Android platform – Aimee.

25 Linx July 3, 2016 at 2:11 AM

Good to see real expertise on display. Your coortibutinn is most welcome.

26 technology online colleges November 27, 2016 at 2:47 PM

No question this is the place to get this info, thanks y’all.

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