Root now available for latest Xperia X10 firmware

by X10 on January 10, 2011

in Firmware, News

SuperOneClickSony Ericsson patched the ability to root an Xperia X10 in the latest firmware update release (2.0.2.A.0.24). The guys over at xda-developers worked around this by releasing pre-rooted versions of the new firmware. However, there is now a fully-working root solution for those who had already upgraded to the latest firmware.

The method uses SuperOneClick (v1.5.5) and it is as easy to apply as the Z4 Root method. Download this file from xda-developers, make sure your handset is in USB de-bugging mode, connect your handset to your PC and then run the program. It’s as simple as that and should take less than a minute to do. We had to manually restart our handset before we had SuperUser permissions though, so make sure you do that if it doesn’t happen automatically.

{ 107 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Patrick January 10, 2011 at 8:54 AM

Worked! XDA > SE

2 seus January 10, 2011 at 9:15 AM

I can not image life with out xda

And confirm is working

3 Jasmin January 10, 2011 at 9:29 AM

no work for me…..

4 Rod M. January 10, 2011 at 9:32 AM

Just finished rooting my X10 with this method, works perfectly. Thanks to the genious guys at XDA…

5 Ronak January 10, 2011 at 9:33 AM

Awesome!!! Worked like a charm!!
thanks a lot!!

6 Jasmin January 10, 2011 at 9:40 AM

Killing ADB Server…

OK

Starting ADB Server…
* daemon not running. starting it now on port 5037 *
* daemon started successfully *

OK

Waiting for device…

7 Jasmin January 10, 2011 at 9:48 AM

Killing ADB Server…

OK

Starting ADB Server…

OK

Waiting for device…
* daemon not running. starting it now on port 5037 *
* daemon started successfully *

OK

Pushing rageagainstthecage…
error: protocol fault (no status)

FAILED

wht should i do?

8 Jasmin January 10, 2011 at 9:49 AM

Killing ADB Server…

OK

Starting ADB Server…
* daemon not running. starting it now on port 5037 *
* daemon started successfully *

OK

Waiting for device…
* daemon not running. starting it now on port 5037 *
* daemon started successfully *

OK

Pushing rageagainstthecage…
adb server is out of date. killing…

OK

chmod rageagainstthecage…
adb server is out of date. killing…

OK

Running rageagainstthecage…
adb server is out of date. killing…

FAILED
no bossssssssssss

9 Paolo January 10, 2011 at 10:02 AM

Does it works for X10 mini pro also? Thnx!

10 X10 January 10, 2011 at 10:04 AM

This method should work for all members of the X10 family (including the X8!)

11 Patrick January 10, 2011 at 10:05 AM

@Jasmin, are the drivers installed for your device?
USB-debugging is activated?

12 Ronak January 10, 2011 at 10:20 AM

@X10
Who at xda developed this crack??
I want to donate him.

Hats off to him!!

13 X10 January 10, 2011 at 10:25 AM

To be honest, I’m not sure. Here’s the source thread. Looks like the exploit was originally found in the HTC Desire forum…

14 hamed1297 January 10, 2011 at 10:56 AM

Damn SE.we love XDA guys,they are more generous.

15 fvc January 10, 2011 at 11:21 AM

Does the Camera working already with this custom ROM? Does it affects the video recording for being HD, its continuous autofocus? If this custom ROM affects its camera and recording, then it does not make sense to root. I would appreciate if those who had rooted already their X10 with this custom ROM could post here their review, like the Flash 10.1 is included, apps can now installed in the SD card, responsiveness of the screen, etc, etc. Thank you guys!!!!

16 aranny2001 January 10, 2011 at 12:21 PM

did the Hd recording still functioning? and how about the multi touch? hope to hear from rooted x10 user, really aprpeciate for you replies…. TQ!!

17 sohai January 10, 2011 at 12:29 PM

Please see the title again please. It is official rom and not custom rom.

18 karlisv January 10, 2011 at 12:39 PM

worked fine for Xperia 10 mini Pro (2.0.2.A.0.24)

19 Anirudha January 10, 2011 at 12:59 PM

Should we shell root or JUST root the device ??

20 Sammy January 10, 2011 at 1:08 PM

My firmware is 2.0.1.A.0.47
Is it possible to root?
Tried a lot with superoneclick but not happening..~!
any solutions please!!!!

21 Heykiii January 10, 2011 at 1:20 PM

Rooted Thx xda

22 Cru3L January 10, 2011 at 1:32 PM

not work :/

23 Edwin January 10, 2011 at 3:01 PM

Unfortunately, it doesn’t work for me. Got the same error as Jasmin.

24 Edwin January 10, 2011 at 3:02 PM

@ronak

In the program it self is a ‘donate’ button. :)

25 Edwin January 10, 2011 at 3:08 PM

I’ve been checking the phone status, and it looks the firmware is 2.1-update1 on this phone.

26 Becca January 10, 2011 at 3:09 PM

ok guys… so what about putting the firmware out for those of us who dont root our phones?.. or are we shit outta luck…

27 Paolo January 10, 2011 at 3:42 PM

GREAT! It Worked in my X8, now i will try the X10 Mini Pro

28 abkarioum January 10, 2011 at 8:25 PM

how i debug my usb ?!

29 Edwin January 10, 2011 at 9:47 PM

@abkarioum

Settings > Applications > Development

30 Kana January 10, 2011 at 10:03 PM

Rooted Super xda

31 gman January 10, 2011 at 10:20 PM

This is all fine and dandy but I still have no update

32 abkarioum January 10, 2011 at 11:30 PM

it worked but i still dont have android market ! what i can do ?!

33 ivan January 11, 2011 at 3:13 AM

says i need to enable jit debugging but idk how

34 aranny2001 January 11, 2011 at 6:43 AM

did the Hd recording still functioning? and how about the multi touch? and if the market still available? hope to hear from rooted x10 user, really aprpeciate for you replies…. TQ!!

35 villa January 11, 2011 at 7:48 AM

why mine is not responding??

Killing ADB server

OK

Starting ADB server
*daemon not running. starting it now on port 5037*
*daemon started successfully*

Waiting for device..

then it is not responding

36 Sjoerd January 11, 2011 at 9:45 AM

@Villa Do you have the X10 driver installed on your PC? By installing PC Companion for example?

37 villa January 11, 2011 at 10:41 AM

thanks Sjoerd..problem solved after a few try and error

38 villa January 11, 2011 at 10:42 AM

adb driver wasn’t install before n thats why i cannot complete

39 marco January 11, 2011 at 12:19 PM

Anyone is aware about 2.1.a.0.309 or something like that

when they are be releaase !

the rooting apps works greate !!

40 mati January 11, 2011 at 1:26 PM

if after rooting apps that require root (e.g. titanium backup) say they can’t get root, try reinstalling the superuser app from market, solved the issue for me.

41 Devfrost January 11, 2011 at 2:18 PM

there’s problem parsing with the package even after i change the name to apk. I’m using xperia mini pro btw

42 Dark Max January 11, 2011 at 2:59 PM

I did the rooting very early yesterday with SuperOneClick, and had no issue. For those who can’t root, please look into the XDA thread for the alternative method.

For those who seemed to have it rooted but Titanium Backup says not, reinstall your busybox and superuser.

Also, try rebooting your device after root.

43 thuddis January 11, 2011 at 4:45 PM

i rooted my phone but i cant se a differens?

44 satya January 11, 2011 at 5:31 PM

It is looping only. and giving me the message that the process is looping try turn off USB debugging now.

45 Ofer January 11, 2011 at 6:30 PM

Worked for me, although barnacle stopped working…

46 ivan January 11, 2011 at 9:14 PM

it says wait for the su command on my phone but it never pops up and fails

47 Andreas January 11, 2011 at 10:07 PM

It worked! Titanium Backup was messing a bit after rooting claiming that it did not get privileges, but by updating BusyBox and cleaning out all apps in the superuser app so they could ask for su again made the trick. Then I did the default after-gaining-root task: Removing the satans helvetes Moxier crap.
I donated. Did you?

48 Dxroid January 11, 2011 at 10:58 PM

Funciono de maravilla en mi x10 mini pro, pero si hay que reiniciar manualmente el telefono al finalizar.

49 Kinan Eldari January 12, 2011 at 12:03 PM

Aaaand sony has been owned again. Bye facebook and other bloat/bullshitware!

50 kay January 13, 2011 at 3:56 PM

AWESOME My phone is MUCH faster now. right on par with the galaxy s

51 Common guys January 13, 2011 at 9:47 PM
52 Neel January 14, 2011 at 5:12 AM

Great. Working super fine.

My X10 mini pro rooted at last !!! :)

Exellent Work . Keep it up. ;)

53 Benjoid January 14, 2011 at 6:02 PM

My X10 Mini Pro is now rooted!! :)

54 Eph January 16, 2011 at 3:57 AM

Will this work on my x10i? and can i still update to the upcoming firmware if i rooted my phone?

55 Fixfax76 January 17, 2011 at 4:53 PM

Works like a charm on My X10 mini pro.
Needed to reboot to get it to work.

56 goku January 18, 2011 at 7:51 AM

git rid of moxier mail and wise pilot , create touch…my phone is great and faster……………!!!!

57 Mad-Dog January 19, 2011 at 9:31 PM

Worked like a charm once i rebooted the handset. Thank you very much :-)

58 wdsk January 20, 2011 at 11:34 AM

hey chaps!

all works great, very please i can use Titanium Backup

So my question is as follows.

How do i remove unwanted apps such as moxier ???

Many thanks.

59 av January 21, 2011 at 3:28 PM

can anyone please tell me if this root is temporary
or permanent???? in z4 root, a temporary root option is available.does this also supports this?

60 Danielle January 22, 2011 at 3:40 PM

OK

chmod su…

OK

Pushing Superuser.apk…
1366 KB/s (196521 bytes in 0.140s)

OK

Remounting system with read-only access…

OK

Running a SU test…
Test failed!
FAILED

??????

61 Danielle January 22, 2011 at 4:54 PM

Killing ADB Server…
* server not running *

OK

Starting ADB Server…
* daemon not running. starting it now on port 5037 *
* daemon started successfully *

OK

Waiting for device…

OK

Pushing rageagainstthecage…
940 KB/s (585731 bytes in 0.608s)

OK

chmod rageagainstthecage…

OK

Running rageagainstthecage…
ROOTED

Getting mount path…
/dev/block/mtdblock2
OK

Remounting system with read-write access…

OK

Pushing su…
822 KB/s (26264 bytes in 0.031s)

OK

chmod su…

OK

Pushing Superuser.apk…
1366 KB/s (196521 bytes in 0.140s)

OK

Remounting system with read-only access…

OK

Running a SU test…
Test failed!
FAILED

62 David January 24, 2011 at 12:18 PM

Genial, funciono de diez.

63 dodo January 25, 2011 at 3:57 AM

i’ve root my x10 mini but some app say’s that busybox not installed on my phone.

so, how to install busybox after my phone rooted ??
thank’s

64 asheeval January 25, 2011 at 6:30 AM

keeps telling me something about JIT debugging?

65 sprad January 25, 2011 at 7:11 AM

im new to rooting what does this mean

Killing ADB Server…

OK

Starting ADB Server…
* daemon not running. starting it now on port 5037 *
* daemon started successfully *

OK

Waiting for device…

OK

Pushing rageagainstthecage…
1307 KB/s (0 bytes in 585731.000s)

OK

chmod rageagainstthecage…

OK

Running rageagainstthecage…
ROOTED

Getting mount path…
/dev/block/mtdblock2
OK

Remounting system with read-write access…

OK

Pushing su…
820 KB/s (0 bytes in 26264.000s)

OK

chmod su…

OK

Pushing Superuser.apk…
1228 KB/s (0 bytes in 196521.000s)

OK

Remounting system with read-only access…

OK

Running a SU test…
Test failed!
FAILED

66 sprad January 25, 2011 at 7:13 AM

also this when i select allow non market apps

Starting ADB Server…
* daemon not running. starting it now on port 5037 *
* daemon started successfully *

OK

Waiting for device…

OK

Getting mount path…
/dev/block/mtdblock2
OK

Checking for sqlite3
Pushing sqlite3…
502 KB/s (0 bytes in 24120.000s)

OK

chmod sqlite3…

OK

Getting settings.db location…
/data/data/com.android.providers.settings/databases/settings.db
OK

Checking value… (requires root)
Non-market applications are disabled.

Allow non-market apps… (requires root)
link_image[1681]: 2013 could not load needed library ‘libbinder.so’ for ‘su’ (load_library[1027]: Library ‘libbinder.so’ not found)CANNOT LINK EXECUTABLE

OK

Checking value… (requires root)
link_image[1681]: 2021 could not load needed library ‘libbinder.so’ for ‘su’ (load_library[1027]: Library ‘libbinder.so’ not found)CANNOT LINK EXECUTABLE

FAILED

67 Radzie January 26, 2011 at 1:55 PM

@ Sprad… I’ve rooted my X10 a minute ago using SuperOneClick as review by this blog. If failed to root your device, try to reroot. Make sure the file of SuperOneClick is in PC, don’t move it to phone (sdcard). Then try to root again.

Thank XDA Dev and XperiaX10.net.

Radzie

68 Atis January 26, 2011 at 3:32 PM

I’m very new to this. Can you do a step by step? Which file do I run on computer or on my phone?

69 atis January 26, 2011 at 5:35 PM

Killing ADB Server…
* server not running *

OK

Starting ADB Server…
* daemon not running. starting it now on port 5037 *
* daemon started successfully *

OK

Waiting for device…

OK

Pushing psneuter…
1591 KB/s (585731 bytes in 0.359s)

OK

chmod psneuter…

OK

Running psneuter…
ROOTED

Pushing busybox…
1476 KB/s (1062992 bytes in 0.703s)

OK

chmod busybox…

OK

Getting mount path…
/dev/block/mtdblock0
OK

Reading OS Version properties…
Object reference not set to an instance of an object.
FAILED

70 Radzie January 26, 2011 at 5:49 PM

@ Atis…
1. Download SuperOneClick (SuperOneClickv1.5.5-ShortFuse) file that mentioned on this blog.
2. Extract .zip SuperOneClick
3. Connect the phone to the computer and make sure the phone in USB debugging mode.
4. Click for file named by SuperOneClick (application) –> this file is in your computer.
5. Click ROOT
6. Done.

71 dyepnoodle January 28, 2011 at 3:18 PM

Can someone help me.. everytime i root my device using superoneclick, it goes to “Waiting for Device” and it gets stuck there. I thinks its because of the DRIVER, how can i install the driver for x10? help pls..

72 AlohaDylan January 28, 2011 at 10:22 PM

Thanks! After recent update to allow pinch zoom…I lost my Z4 root. SuperOneClick brought it back AND gave me outside App Market ability. Very clever. Didn’t even have to reboot my phone. Trying out Easy Tether now….Thanks again!

73 Adrian January 29, 2011 at 9:01 AM

One tip, make sure you have the latest Sony X10 driver installed (via installing the PC Companion) before you try this. Otherwise you will be waiting for it…

74 saleh January 29, 2011 at 8:13 PM

I never knew rooting was so easy…. thanks a ton XDA… :)

75 A.Haqqi February 3, 2011 at 1:35 PM

I just did root procedure to my SE X10 and I am glad it worked perfectly. I had to restart my phone though to get superuser app. and hit allow to proceed. Thanks so much…XDA!

76 Rob February 4, 2011 at 12:42 PM

Windows 7 (64 bit)
If you get waiting for device. Install pdanet. This will install the usb drivers.
You can unistall pdanet immediate. it will leave the drivers.
Worked like a charme after i did this.

77 Steve February 13, 2011 at 11:45 PM

how can i do this from a mac? it coul be posible??

78 Victor February 15, 2011 at 12:39 AM

Hey, I just got my phone about a month ago. I have the SE Xperia x10 and I’ve been trying to root my phone but I can’t seem to do it cause I really don’t like the 2.1 so can anyone help me out on this? With like the steps to root my phone so I can get the 2.2? THANKS! I really appreciate it!

79 AndroidUser February 18, 2011 at 10:07 AM

Hi! I get that it’s succeeded, and clicked Yes to run a test… It sais I have to allow it in SuperUser.. (I dont find anything about that in superuser on my phone?)
Now it’s sayin ”Running SU test…” on SuperOneClick ..
Help?

80 stefan February 18, 2011 at 1:09 PM

Hi there,

I have just Rooted my X10i with the superoneclick application and i now have the superuser app in the phone’s menu, since i am new to this maybe a stupid question…but what can i do with this superuser app??
How do i delete unwanted app’s like Creatouch and stuff??
How can i be sure that the pnone is rooted, can i check somewhere in the phone’s menu?
Please reply…

Stefan.

81 Vase February 27, 2011 at 12:28 AM

Does it work on X10 mini pro with 2.1.1.A.0.6 ?

82 zazza March 4, 2011 at 11:45 AM

Thanks Radzie,
It worked great!!
phew..

83 Chris March 6, 2011 at 8:08 PM

JUNK! did not work my X10 says waiting on device then not responding

84 amedeos March 14, 2011 at 3:52 AM

Thx but I’m having trouble downloading the file

85 ruxy88 April 1, 2011 at 1:57 PM

worked… :)
i just installed the pdanet and everything worked

86 katman99 April 27, 2011 at 2:03 PM

Well done & great work guys. Worked like a charm. I do notice that the screen res is not the greatest. I ran the asm code and it has much better resolution but obviously no functionality. Any way I could combine the two?

Thanks again!!

87 tan May 27, 2011 at 6:40 AM

Killing ADB server

OK

Starting ADB server
*daemon not running. starting it now on port 5037*
*daemon started successfully*

Waiting for device..

then it is not responding

can anyone tell me why happen like that???

88 ronz May 29, 2011 at 9:17 AM

—————————
Testing!
—————————
A su command will now be send to your phone. Please hit allow in Superuser.
—————————
OK
—————————
Remounting system with read-only access…

OK

Running a SU test…
Test failed!
FAILED

How do I hit “allow” in Superuser?
I do not see a permission request in Superuser.

89 ilamaan May 31, 2011 at 10:11 AM

Success!!

90 damc June 1, 2011 at 5:34 AM

Awesome program works great!

91 scott June 7, 2011 at 1:21 PM

dont understand what to do when it has been installed!
how do i remove default apps?

92 Leo June 20, 2011 at 10:24 PM

I need some advice and help in rooting my xperia X10a
I have the latest verision 2.1.A.0.492 with 2.1.65 baseband, want to know what works with this version of baseband and build
THanks

93 Well ? HD video/Pic. still available plus... June 27, 2011 at 12:26 AM

Read lots of praise re. Xda and this root method.
However ; I saw a lot of repeated questions re. High Def. resulation ; if still present after root.
Did Not see any answers to those questions.
Sounds like a marvelous App. But… The very important HD question ; is now very present in my mind.
Would very much like you to e-mail me the answer re. HD – Vid.Pic.taint and also, is the android market still available after the root ; will the device still be eligible for future up grades ???
Please, advise.
Thank you.

94 clarke July 9, 2011 at 11:20 PM

It just says searching for device……even though I have the green liggt on….how to make this work?

95 clarke July 9, 2011 at 11:24 PM

Please anyone,email me if you have solutions

96 lassegs July 20, 2011 at 7:55 PM

@Clarke Install PC companion to your Windows computer (or corresponding drivers if you have Mac or Linux, idk). Make sure you have USB Debugging set to on at Settings -> Applications -> Development. Then you should be OK.

97 the noob July 26, 2011 at 10:03 AM

wow it works on my phone perfectly

98 David Vega Regollo (@vegadavid) July 28, 2011 at 12:25 AM

I can confirm that on Windows 7 64bits is needed PDANet. Then, it will not crash searching device.

Thanks!

99 alper August 8, 2011 at 3:40 PM

mine did the same as that jasmin’s EXACTLY the, how bout a fix?? x10mini pro 2.1-update 1

100 srawan October 9, 2011 at 4:42 PM

what is the advantages of root the mobile phone?????

101 donex October 11, 2011 at 8:02 AM

doesnt work for me. any solution? flash tool doesnt recognise at all.

102 marvin November 3, 2011 at 11:06 AM

it worked! thanks a lot! :D

103 Kayondo herman December 15, 2011 at 5:14 AM

Oh boy big up xda-developers. staff works

Killing ADB Server…

OK

Starting ADB Server…
* daemon not running. starting it now on port 5037 *
* daemon started successfully *

OK

Waiting for device…

OK

Pushing rageagainstthecage…
1235 KB/s (585731 bytes in 0.462s)

OK

chmod rageagainstthecage…

OK

Running rageagainstthecage…
OK

***IF IT KEEPS LOOPING, TRY DISABLING USB DEBUGGING NOW***

Killing ADB Server…

OK

Starting ADB Server…
* daemon not running. starting it now on port 5037 *
* daemon started successfully *

OK

Waiting for device…

OK

Running rageagainstthecage…
ROOTED

Getting mount path…
/dev/block/mtdblock2
OK

Remounting system with read-write access…

OK

Pushing su…
1250 KB/s (26264 bytes in 0.020s)

OK

chmod su…

OK

Pushing Superuser.apk…
2047 KB/s (196521 bytes in 0.093s)

OK

Remounting system with read-only access…

OK

Running a SU test…

104 sunnie February 5, 2012 at 1:50 PM

The site that I was given to root my x10 mini pro has been closed by us court.any alternative as to how to root my mimi pro?.

105 Abhishek July 10, 2012 at 7:11 AM

Mine gets stuck on
Killing ADB Server…

OK

Starting ADB Server…
* daemon not running. starting it now on port 5037 *
* daemon started successfully *

OK

Waiting for device…

OK

Pushing rageagainstthecage…
1026 KB/s (585731 bytes in 0.557s)

OK

chmod rageagainstthecage…

OK

Running rageagainstthecage…

Doesnt respond any further :(

106 kodemau January 1, 2013 at 11:28 AM

hey, my xperia x10 mini pro got stucked at:

Running a SU test…

how much time does this process take?

107 aakash April 19, 2014 at 10:59 AM

its not working
its showing this statement

OK

Remounting system with read-only access…
mount: Device or resource busy

OK

Remounting system with read-only access…
mount: Device or resource busy

OK

Remounting system with read-only access…
mount: Device or resource busy

OK

Remounting system with read-only access…
mount: Device or resource busy

OK

Remounting system with read-only access…
mount: Device or resource busy

OK

Remounting system with read-only access…
mount: Device or resource busy

OK

Remounting system with read-only access…
mount: Device or resource busy

OK

Remounting system with read-only access…

OK

Running a SU test…
Test failed!
FAILED

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