Root your Gingerbread Xperia X10 [Tutorial]

by X10 on September 8, 2011

in Featured Content, Firmware, News, Tips & Tricks

Root Xperia X10 GingerbreadIt has been just over a month since Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread started rolling out on the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10. We still get many questions asking us how to root the handset so we thought we’d knock together this quick guide that should cover the process in step-by-step detail.

We’ve adopted this method from xda-developer masterminds aZuZu and DooMLoRD. It also uses the FlashTool created by Bin4ry & Androxyde. Read the instructions in full carefully before applying each process. You need to be on stock Android 2.3.3 for this method to work.

Guide to Root your Gingerbread Xperia X10

Preparatory steps

– Download FlashTool (version 0.2.9.1) from here. Double click to extract and install the files. The FlashTool can be started by double-clicking X10FlashTool.exe.

– Enable Unknown Sources (Menu -> Settings -> Applications -> Unknown Sources) & USB debugging (Menu -> Settings -> Applications -> Development -> USB Debugging) on your Xperia X10.

1) Start FlashTool [Make sure your Xperia X10 is not connected to your PC]

Start FlashTool by double-clicking X10FlashTool.exe in the folder where you extracted the files. Then press the ‘Flash’ button on the top left.

Root your Gingerbread Xperia X10 Tutorial

2) Kernel Downgrade

Highlight ‘aZuZu – Kernel Downgrade’ and make sure that under Firmware Content, ‘loader.sin’ is highlighted. Click OK.

Root your Gingerbread Xperia X10 Tutorial

3) Plug in handset

As per the instructions below, make sure your handset is powered down. Then hold the ‘Back’ button on the handset whilst plugging in the USB cable.

Root your Gingerbread Xperia X10 Tutorial

4) Flashing process

The handset will then be flashed and you should see an output as seen below. Remove the USB cable but keep Flashtool running.

Root your Gingerbread Xperia X10 Tutorial

5) Root device

Now disconnect the Xperia X10 (keep FlashTool running). Power on the device and as soon as you feel the vibration, re-connect the X10 via USB. You will then see the output as indicated by number 1 below.

Once that has been completed press the Root button (indicated by number 2 in the picture below).

Root your Gingerbread Xperia X10 Tutorial

Once the device is rooted you will see the output as per below. Keep the phone connected as the phone will then reboot.

Root your Gingerbread Xperia X10 Tutorial

Once you see the messages that the X10 is connected, disconnect the handset and take the battery out for 30 seconds.

Root your Gingerbread Xperia X10 Tutorial

6) Upgrade Kernel

Now you need to upgrade the kernel, so press the ‘Flash’ button on the top left of the FlashTool. Select the bottom firmware and press OK.

Root your Gingerbread Xperia X10 Tutorial

The message to connect your X10 will come up again. Make sure the X10 is powered off, then whilst holding the back button connect it to your PC via USB.

Root your Gingerbread Xperia X10 Tutorial

The FlashTool will then complete the flashing process and when you see the output below you can remove the USB cable and power on your Xperia X10.

Root your Gingerbread Xperia X10 Tutorial

7) Success!

If you connect it to FlashTool again you will see the message below. Congratulations, your phone should now be rooted.

Root your Gingerbread Xperia X10 Tutorial

This tutorial has been adapted from DooMLoRD’s excellent tutorial over at xda-developers.

{ 232 comments… read them below or add one }

1 shah September 8, 2011 at 1:27 PM

What is the benifit of root?

2 Thy September 8, 2011 at 2:07 PM

You can run apps that allow it to act as a wifi hotspot, it just lets you do some things that the Telcos and Sony decided weren’t in their best interests.

Its a geek thing, guess that makes me a geek

3 aa==eeeyw September 8, 2011 at 2:51 PM

BOOTLOADER IS UNLOCKED BITCHEZZZZ!

4 Position September 8, 2011 at 4:41 PM

when will we get one click solution ?? this is lil scary…..

5 Vatz September 8, 2011 at 7:10 PM

If you do it right it’s a matter of 5 minutes or less. Trust me it’s easy, I did it like a month ago.

6 In_tdot September 8, 2011 at 10:29 PM

@X10,
Thank you for putting together this guide. I’m in Canada, with a Luster White Xperia X10a locked to Rogers. I recently updated it to GB via SE PC Companion so now I have Android 2.3.3, Build # 3.0.1.G.0.75, Baseband Version 2.1.71. If I follow your process step by step, will it work for me or is this only for unbranded X10i handsets ? Do I need to do anything extra to make this work because my phone is branded ? Also, after rooting to stock GB, will I lose SE Home screen and SE widgets ? I’d really appreciate your help.
Thanks again.

7 X10 September 9, 2011 at 9:07 AM

@In_tdot
This will work for your Rogers handset too. Follow it through step by step – it may seem scary but that is because every single step has been detailed to make it fool proof – in practice it is quite a simple process.

After rooting you will not lose your data, homescreen or widgets. The phone should be as before (but rooted!)

8 venki September 9, 2011 at 10:18 AM

iam from india ,iam using my phone with android 2.3.3 from past one month,when iam trying to connect it to data carrier it is restarting again and again,i repaired the version via seus again and again nearly twenty times still the problem persists,please any one give me proper suggestion ,how can i use my phone again as it was early,this update ruined my phone,no more sony ericsson ever in my life

9 Joe C Johnsson September 9, 2011 at 10:29 AM

@venki

Don’t blame SE for destroying your phone – you and only you destroyed the phone.

If you choose to root your phone it is your problem if the phone fails.

10 gilles September 9, 2011 at 11:32 AM

That’s work also for X10 mini pro ?

11 gaga September 9, 2011 at 7:03 PM

hey i tried it, but no it doesnt start any more, im at step 5, just the start screen. Oo
pls help

12 w September 9, 2011 at 11:08 PM

same here as gaga… i can only get it going again by repairing using SEUS

13 e11world September 10, 2011 at 12:31 AM

A little off subject but I have a video on updating your phone to Wolfbreak’s newest ROM at the moment which is 4.0.4 but only works if you have a rooted phone so check it out and I hope it helps you. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikX2m5IyNzE

14 Youb September 10, 2011 at 10:15 AM

@w and @gaga

I had the same, no way to pass the first ‘Sony Ericson’ screen after multiple boots.
I rerun from step1 with kernel downgrade / upgrade and it worked for me. The phone booted fine.

Enjoy

15 gaga September 10, 2011 at 12:00 PM

it worked now, my usb cable was broken.
but could so tell me how i can uncap the fps now? pls help me.

16 gaga September 11, 2011 at 12:04 AM

i rooted my phone and installed fps uncap and bravia engine via xrecovery..its unbelieveable, it works, its just soo smooth like xperia arc, greeat! got a new x10.!

17 In_tdot September 11, 2011 at 8:32 AM

@X10,
Thank you for your response. I’ll give it a go and hopefully I’ll manage without messing it up. I”ll post back to share the experience.

18 sharkyy September 11, 2011 at 8:27 PM

Help!
I have tried to root my X10i (2.3.3) as above but missed out the first step..– (Enable Unknown Sources (Menu -> Settings -> Applications -> Unknown Sources) & USB debugging (Menu -> Settings -> Applications -> Development -> USB Debugging) on your Xperia X10. ) Now my phone wont go past the SE logo. I know im a plonker but can you help ?

19 gaga September 11, 2011 at 8:55 PM

@sharkyy
upgrade it back via flashtool, and after this, take out battery, and try to boot again. u eventuelly have to wait a Bit.
then flash again after enableing.
i had the Same problem. but it worked.

20 sharkyy September 11, 2011 at 9:06 PM

have followed step 1 -4 but when i turn the phone on, it still hangs at SE. ( is this upgrading it back) ?

21 sharkyy September 11, 2011 at 9:18 PM

Got it sorted now. Thanks gaga.

22 Janus September 11, 2011 at 10:19 PM

Excellent tutorial.
Did everything it said, and it rooted my X10 without any problems.

23 DRuNKeN MaSTeR September 12, 2011 at 9:55 AM

@gilles: it probably won’t work for the X10 Mini (and Mini Pro and X8), because they have a different CPU and therefore different kernel (ARMv6, while the “big” X10 has ARMv7). Have a look at the X10 Mini forums over at XDA to find out how to root your phone.

Here is a link to the X10 Mini forum: http://forum.xda-developers.com/forumdisplay.php?f=726

24 Osama September 12, 2011 at 1:39 PM

ya mine froze a couple times, i just canceled it, unplugged it, and took out the battery…i managed to root mine it works fine…my problem is with my USB cord, they always seem to have issues if you move them around…

25 Osama September 12, 2011 at 7:13 PM

I wanna thank XperiaX10.net for another great tutorial (I rooted my 2.1 and installed the JIT last time too)…for those who complained about the frequency of the posts on this site, what do you expect from a technology blog??? if you want up to the minute updates, go to CNN.com…

X10 is a great phone, almost 2 years old and they stil release updates? Great Job Sony Ericsson, XDA and XperiaX10.net!

PS: the new update kinda sucks in some ways (less keyboard options, random pictures showing up on film roll in camera app, web thumbnail widget gone), but the battery life is great now! But now Im kind of missising Mediascape, cant find a picture browser that lets you flip to the next directory (Perfect Viewer is cool, but navigation controls are poor…)

26 bloodsucker September 12, 2011 at 8:35 PM

How to unroot?anyone please..

27 Crom676 September 13, 2011 at 4:23 AM

i just tried d/l 2.3.3 i followed the instructions as per SE companion and now my phone is not functioning properly at all. I know it is probably something I did or didn’t do. All my saved ringtones,pics, screensavers, are gone. Well they are probably still on the SIM card but I can’t access it. The phone freezes up to the point that I can’t shut it off with out removing the battery. If I follow the above steps could it fix these problems..please say yes

28 MANLAIHO September 13, 2011 at 8:21 PM

hello i need ur help here plzz
i do all the step untill step 5…
then when i want cont to step 6….my phone stuck at Screen with “SONY ERRICSSON” title
plzz i dont know waht to do!!

29 help remove pilot form xda as a mod September 13, 2011 at 11:44 PM

http://xperiax10development.wordpress.com/2011/09/07/pilots-defense-lol/#comments

this is for people who were banned on xda

help remove pilot form xda as a mod

30 theyas September 14, 2011 at 1:27 PM

waw super ca marche tres bien sur mon xperia x10i..

31 Osama September 15, 2011 at 2:39 AM

lol @ that petition to ban an XDA mod
we already explained what to do if your phone gets stuck at the SE screen…if you cant figure it out by now then maybe a smart phone is not for you…

32 bob21 September 15, 2011 at 7:20 AM

i stayed abt 10min holding the back button bt still m=not detecting the phn..plz help

33 olibenu September 15, 2011 at 7:01 PM

somebody pls fix this ‘stuck at logo’ thing pls.
on the screenshots, it took 3 mins. mine has been stuck like forever now!

34 olibenu September 15, 2011 at 7:44 PM

it says here [http://ijustutter.com/root-android-2-3-3-x10a-x10i-gb-3-0-1-g-0-75-fw-others]:
“Device will start but get stuck on SE Logo. Don’t panic and focus on the FlashTool on your computer screen. Keep your cursor ready near faded ROOT Button. Click it quickly, as soon as it appears.”
It didn’t happen to me.

Any ideas what x10_adb_drivers.zip in the drivers folder of the flashtool is for?

35 olibenu September 15, 2011 at 9:02 PM

still stuck at the SE logo?
you could repeat steps 1-4 but instead of downgrade use upgrade.
it’ll restore the phone back to normal (unrooted)

36 aftab September 16, 2011 at 11:59 AM

I have tried so many times to update my xperia x10 but every time i fail to do this …i am now afraid to update my cell.i just wana install some applications for that i need Gingerbread like flash player and VLC player … can any one tell me how can i install these softwares on anroid 2.1 ???????????any suggestion plz send me on my mail ,geotabijadoon@yahoo.com
i shall be thankful ………….

37 b l u e w a f t e r September 16, 2011 at 12:20 PM

dont touch the bootloader

38 rami September 21, 2011 at 6:43 AM

Thank you for posting that tutorial here! :). Not that easy than oneclickroot, but quite easy.

39 hakSnake September 21, 2011 at 6:17 PM

Hi, dear i have tested this process, as in the step you press the root button, and the exploit is running, the flash tool shows:

Pushing .\custom\root\busyboxX10 to /data/local/tmp/busybox
21/009/2011 22:09:26 – INFO – Running busyhelper
21/009/2011 22:09:26 – INFO – Pushing .\custom\root\givmeroot.tar to /data/local/tmp/
21/009/2011 22:09:26 – INFO – Running part1 of Root Exploit, please wait
21/009/2011 22:09:26 – INFO – Running rootit
21/009/2011 22:09:29 – INFO – Connected device : X10
21/009/2011 22:09:29 – INFO – Installed version of busybox : None
21/009/2011 22:09:36 – INFO – Running part2 of Root Exploit
21/009/2011 22:09:36 – INFO – Running rootit2
21/009/2011 22:09:37 – INFO – Finished!.
21/009/2011 22:09:37 – INFO – Root should be available after reboot!
21/010/2011 22:10:29 – INFO – Connected device : X10
21/010/2011 22:10:29 – INFO – Installed version of busybox : None

I dont know y its not working, i have followed the complete steps

40 Patria September 23, 2011 at 3:15 PM

Hey, i succeeded to root my XPeria X10 (2.3) using this tutorial, but how can i unroot my phone back ?? Thanks in advance.

41 Hello September 23, 2011 at 3:25 PM

I was stuck at the logo screen, but this post helped me: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=16212649#post16212649

42 Fiz September 23, 2011 at 4:46 PM

it works great!!i did it just once and everything went smoothly :D
thx for sharing this tutorial.
@aftab
u can root 2.1 firmware using superoneclick its more simple.but for stock 2.3.3,this tutorial works perfect for GB.thx!!

43 xali September 23, 2011 at 8:21 PM

sorry asking….
actually, i don’t know the meaning of ‘rooting your gingerbread X10′?
i’m a X10 user n have upgraded my X10 from Android 2.1 (when i’m buy it) to Android 2.3.3 after SE announced that X10 can upgrade.
is it different, upgrading Android n rooting my phone? can u help me?
e-mail me at xali_alonso@yahoo.com
tqvm

44 shivering September 25, 2011 at 10:21 AM

Can someone please help me. I’m stuck at number 5

45 CeDiE September 25, 2011 at 1:07 PM

Superb!
Thnx aZuZu and DooMLoRD!!!
I have rooted my x10i flawlessly :)
I love my x10!
Next step, bravia engine :)
-Philippines

46 gaga September 25, 2011 at 1:30 PM

guys,

just do it!
its so easy..
im no tech freak, but i got it.
after rooting, i installed fps uncap, bravia engine, xloud, new timescape and much more..
its no hard work, and its the best i ever did to my x10…its smooth and great like the new 2011 models of SE.
you’ll love it. i’ll never use my x10 again without this.

best x10 ever.

47 gaga September 25, 2011 at 5:22 PM
48 gaga September 25, 2011 at 6:50 PM
49 x17zp September 26, 2011 at 5:27 AM

I get the error message:
25/018/2011 21:18:37 – ERROR – Please install or reinstall device drivers from drivers folder

Does this mean I need to install the Gordons Gate thing? I havent seen anyone else on this thread report this problem…

X10a
GB 2.3.3
Build 3.0.1.G.0.75

50 olibenu September 26, 2011 at 12:17 PM

yes, x17zp, install the gordons gate thing.

finally rooted my phone.
getting stuck at the SE logo could be caused by an adb driver.

formerly:
-i had installed seus
-ran the root thingy
-i was offline
-got stuck at logo

presently
-i installed pc companion
-i was online
-tried the root thing, it got stuck
-windows installed an ‘adb’ driver
-tried root process again
-it worked!!!

51 Rj September 26, 2011 at 3:14 PM

hi:
i have a couple of questions:
1- i have and X10a branded at&t, and i am thinking of rooting it,what is the bro’s and con’s of doing that??? i have now android 2.1…
2- if i root it, will i be able to download from the android market???

52 jb September 28, 2011 at 5:56 AM

i have just attempted this, but have gotten stuck on the sony ericsson opening screen, i tried to do what people have said a restart from step 1, but i encounter a problem, as a cant turn my phone off. When i remove the battery it turns off, but as soon as i insert it back into the phone, the phone turns on returning me to the sony ericsson screen, preventing me from completing step 3…
Please help

53 gaga September 28, 2011 at 8:05 AM

at first u need to enable usb debugging etc.
when u put out ur battery u need to wait q minute till putting it im again.
try it out.

54 jb September 28, 2011 at 9:04 AM

yeh did all that enabling and stuff, i just took out the battery for a good hour or so, and still the same thing occured

55 olibenu September 28, 2011 at 12:30 PM

@jb
when you take the battery out and put it back in, do you use the power button to put it on?
in my case, i took out the battery, started the flash tool, chose upgrade instead of downgrade,
plugged phone while pressing the back button and voila: phone became unstuck (without root though)

56 jb September 28, 2011 at 1:41 PM

just got it working, my problem was that i was putting the battery in before i plugged the cord into my phone. Once i switched the order it worked like a charm.
cheers

57 mark September 29, 2011 at 12:34 PM

having some problems can anybody help me?
29/058/2011 18:58:11 – INFO – <- This level is successfully initialized
29/058/2011 18:58:48 – INFO – Preparing files for flashing
29/058/2011 18:58:50 – INFO – Searching Xperia….
29/058/2011 18:58:50 – ERROR – Please plug you device in flash mode
29/058/2011 18:58:51 – INFO – Searching Xperia….
29/058/2011 18:58:51 – ERROR – Please plug you device in flash mode
29/058/2011 18:58:52 – INFO – Searching Xperia….
29/058/2011 18:58:52 – ERROR – Please plug you device in flash mode
29/058/2011 18:58:53 – INFO – Searching Xperia….
29/058/2011 18:58:53 – ERROR – Please plug you device in flash mode
29/058/2011 18:58:54 – INFO – Searching Xperia….
29/058/2011 18:58:54 – ERROR – Please plug you device in flash mode
29/058/2011 18:58:55 – INFO – Searching Xperia….
29/058/2011 18:58:55 – ERROR – Please plug you device in flash mode
29/058/2011 18:58:56 – INFO – Searching Xperia….
29/058/2011 18:58:56 – ERROR – Please plug you device in flash mode
29/058/2011 18:58:57 – INFO – Searching Xperia….
29/058/2011 18:58:57 – ERROR – Please plug you device in flash mode
29/058/2011 18:58:58 – INFO – Searching Xperia….
29/058/2011 18:58:58 – INFO – Found at USB\VID_0FCE&PID_ADDE\5&30124DE0&0&1
29/058/2011 18:58:58 – INFO – Start Flashing
29/058/2011 18:58:58 – INFO –
29/058/2011 18:58:58 – ERROR – Error flashing. Aborted
29/058/2011 18:58:58 – INFO – Now unplug the device and power it on
29/058/2011 18:58:58 – INFO – Then go to application settings
29/058/2011 18:58:58 – INFO – turn on Unknown Sources and Debugging

58 richard33dees September 30, 2011 at 12:02 AM

Thanks for the easy to follow guide, first time i’ve tried anything like this and think i’ve done it first time :) I’ve found the bravia engine files and the widget files from the main page, but how do you install them? Tried finding a guide but was unsuccessful, can someone steer me in the right direction?

Cheers

59 suman September 30, 2011 at 4:05 PM

i have the same problem as “sharkyy” had ….but i m not able to solve it please help me out

60 Ano October 1, 2011 at 5:02 PM

I’ve just updated to 2.3 using SE PC Companion. The tutorial states that stock 2.3 is required. Does this tutorial include that step or does one have to do that beforehand?

61 Ano October 1, 2011 at 5:35 PM

For those as paranoid about this sort of thing as myself and were worried that they needed an additional step to first get the stock 2.3, don’t worry. It’s all covered in the tutorial as rolled the dice and tried it just then.

Basically the process is to

1) Flash to stock 2.3.
2) Root.
3) Flash back to SE 2.3.

Thanks for the great tutorial :)

62 ergo October 3, 2011 at 2:22 AM

@ GAGA, FAVOR PLEASE, CAN YOU HELP ME ME PLEASE HOW TO INSTALL FP[S UNCAP, BRAVIA ENGINE AND XLOUD ON MY PHONE X10 ALREADY ROOTED….. YOU CAN EMAIL ME AT abejosejr1978@yahoo.com thanks gaga

63 ergo October 3, 2011 at 2:23 AM

@ GAGA, FAVOR PLEASE, CAN YOU HELP ME ME PLEASE HOW TO INSTALL FP[S UNCAP, BRAVIA ENGINE AND XLOUD ON MY PHONE X10 ALREADY ROOTED….. YOU CAN EMAIL ME AT abejosejr1978@yahoo.com thanks gaga

64 Jim October 3, 2011 at 10:51 AM

Thankyou for the info, it’s been a great help. Took two complete software re-installs, much frustration and anguish, but i did it. Woohoo…..Xperia x10 2.3.3

65 Jack October 5, 2011 at 2:23 AM

hey, thanks for the info. but i stuck in step 4(flashing process). i turned off my phone, and hold back key while plugging in the USB cable. but the flash tool can’t detect my phone.. can help me with this?

66 Mic77 October 8, 2011 at 7:12 AM

Thanks for the program it works just fine now i have my phone rooted thanks a lot

Gr Mic

67 Craig October 10, 2011 at 4:38 PM

if i did this and installed xrecovery would i b able to install CyanogenMod 7.1?

68 donex October 11, 2011 at 7:24 AM

it says that drivers not successfully installed. what should i do? i cant get root.

69 Barrie October 11, 2011 at 9:40 PM

I’ve downloaded the flashtool, but when I try to start it, I get an error message saying that no JVM could be found on my system. It says to download a JRE from Java, which I have done, but am still getting the same message. Can somebody help this thicko please.

70 tina October 12, 2011 at 1:33 AM

stuck on SE loading screen, tried everything ….

71 tina October 12, 2011 at 2:37 AM

followed all steps,everything was like in this tutorial, as a result- no way to pass the first ‘Sony Ericson’ screen after multiple boots . no green light anymore when i try to turn on phone or connect it. SEUS cannot detect phone so cannot repair it .no idea what to do .need help please.thanx

72 Craig October 12, 2011 at 10:39 AM

I had same problem so repeated the steps again exactly! Then phone booted and now rooted, and I suggest all people like me who were stuck at se logo after completing all steps repeat them again!

73 Jeff October 13, 2011 at 6:19 AM

After turning it back on and quickly plugging it back in, the root button didn’t become visible and ended up getting this :

12/018/2011 22:18:40 – INFO – Connected device : X10
12/018/2011 22:18:40 – INFO – Installed version of busybox : None
12/018/2011 22:18:41 – INFO – Running uname -r command
12/018/2011 22:18:41 – INFO – Android version : 2.3.3 / kernel version : uname: permission denied

Didn’t wanna risk clicking other buttons but “Ask Root Perms” and “APK Installer” became visible.

Any ideas?

74 Noim October 14, 2011 at 7:45 AM

woooh !!! thnx a lot…just rooted my X10i….followed each and every steps as explained…and now i am Rooted…thnx a lot …

75 Dee October 15, 2011 at 4:07 AM

Xperia x10 2.3 , now rooted!!!! Thanks so much!! I love hacking this baby!!! I was a litle worried about the screen staying on ‘Sony Ericsson’ Screen…is it because I turned on the debbuging before Step 1?? IDK!! it works, so I love it!!

76 In_tdot October 15, 2011 at 7:49 AM

@X10:
My apologies for the late feedback. Finally found the time and the nerve to root my X10. Your tutorial helped tremendously. I did run into a glitch between steps 5 and 6. After rooting the phone, the reboot wouldn’t go past the white Sony Ericsson logo. I thought I had bricked the phone. After several attempts (I’m not sure which sequence i tried ,i tried several), I managed to boot it up and continued on to flash it succesfully and so far has been working fine without any glitches so far. Other than the above mentioned glitch, the process was straightforward and short. I’d recommend rephrasing the instructions at the end of step 5 to include the correct sequence or to clarify the sequence for novices like me.
Finally, can you tell me if this flash includes xRecovery ? I can’t tell and I can’t reboot into it if it is indeed installed. I followed your post regarding installation of xRevory but the link doesn’t lead to .apk file as the post states. Can you provide some help in this regard ? I’ve searched XDA and doomslord’s posts, however it seems one cannot install his xRecvery without already having a generic xRecovery already installed.
Thank you again for your help.

77 sohail October 16, 2011 at 10:08 AM

when does rooting fail ??? i mean what can be the cause behind it ‘failing’ and turnin the device in to a ‘brick’ ?????

78 Egbert October 18, 2011 at 3:34 PM

thanx alot! nice work, first 2 times wrong, after that, easy and quick!

79 Samar October 22, 2011 at 1:48 AM

@In_tdot

Hi, I have a Rogers branded phone, can you please tell me what you did to get passed the Sony Erircsson screen. I keep getting stuck there. If you can help that would be great! :)

80 Sapphy October 22, 2011 at 4:39 PM

Hi. I stuck at Step 6 when my phone wont go onto flash mode :( it seems i had a problem with the flash driver. mind spend some time to help my case? :)

81 Jakov October 24, 2011 at 5:58 PM

When I try to upgrade kernel I connect my X10 and do what it says but it won’t make it. It says : ERROR – USB\VID_0FCE&PID_ADDE\5&3313442A&0&2
What am I gonna do?
Sry for my bad english :)

82 Jakov October 24, 2011 at 7:23 PM

I have tried everything from the first step and it works now! Thank you DoomLord!

83 SamHashemi October 25, 2011 at 12:54 PM

i did it & it works now.
good luck

84 Boyturtle October 29, 2011 at 12:49 AM

I have tried this process several times and initially had problems with the SE screen not moving on, but managed to get that sorted. Then it couldnt find my phone, so I did something with the driver but now I have to manually chose the x10 from a multichoice dialogue box that comes up. At this point I get a difference in the output regarding the busybox: before I root, I get the following
29/004/2011 00:04:02 – INFO – Selecting from user input
29/004/2011 00:04:06 – INFO – Connected device : X10
29/004/2011 00:04:06 – INFO – Installed version of busybox :
I then get the following output, which is slightly different to the one shown above
29/018/2011 00:18:33 – INFO – Pushing .\custom\root\busyboxX10 to /data/local/tmp/busybox
29/018/2011 00:18:33 – INFO – Running busyhelper
29/018/2011 00:18:33 – INFO – Pushing .\custom\root\givmeroot.tar to /data/local/tmp/
29/018/2011 00:18:33 – INFO – Running part1 of Root Exploit, please wait
29/018/2011 00:18:33 – INFO – Running rootit
29/018/2011 00:18:43 – INFO – Running part2 of Root Exploit
29/018/2011 00:18:43 – INFO – Running rootit2
29/018/2011 00:18:43 – INFO – Finished!.
29/018/2011 00:18:43 – INFO – Root should be available after reboot!
After this, nothing happens. I have been waiting for 30 minutes now and the phone has not rebooted. Any suggestions anybody? I have tried to bypass this and take the battery out but that does not work, the phone takes the upgrade afterwards, but it is not rooted

85 Boyturtle October 31, 2011 at 1:43 PM

I got it to work by putting it all on to a stand alone machine (rather than the initial networked one) that had no anti virus or firewall. Worked a dream first time

86 Sapo November 3, 2011 at 1:55 PM

No way… the “root” button never become active. When I’m pluggin the phone back, just after feeling its vibration, the usb detects the phone (or at least it “sounds” like it does…) but later nothing happens. The process does not restart on X10 Flasher… :-((

87 enrique November 7, 2011 at 11:08 PM

im having the same problem as mark!

*flash aborted*

can anyone help me?

88 imax November 8, 2011 at 12:19 PM

@sapphy
SAME PROBLEM D: now i try to on my phone its stuck at SE start up screen

89 Brent November 13, 2011 at 7:51 PM

Xperia X10a – 2.3.3

I’ve allowed access to Unknown Sources, turned on USB debugging and even turned on the ‘stay awake’ option as other guides have suggested. Regardless, Flash Tool won’t recognize that my phone is connected. It’s not a USB cable problem, and upon testing my link to PC Companion I’ve confirmed that the phone has the ability to connect to a PC.

What am I doing wrong? Flash Tool simply won’t recognize that my phone is connected.

emon.brent@gmail.com

90 Reese Choong November 18, 2011 at 6:10 AM

Finally I Success it at yesterday!!
Now i want install xrecovery on my X10 anyone can help me? plssssss

91 Rodrigo Pires November 22, 2011 at 6:27 PM

Good afternoon guys!

I’m trying to give root access to my Xperia X10i 2.2.3, but without success.
When I click on the folder Flash firms are doing, that is, it does not find the kernel files.
Someone tell me if you need to download the kernel separately or it comes in the package Flash Tool??
What do I need to locate the two files Kernel??
Recalling that the FIRMWARE folder is empty.

hugs

92 waqas November 25, 2011 at 7:54 AM

i forgot to Enable Unknown Sources & USB debugging on my Xperia X10 and flash it, now it is stuck on step 3, need help because now neither the phone nor the flash tool software is moving further..i can just see Sony Ericson written on my phone and nothing else, kindly help me, urgent, cause my xperia is in pretty useless condition

93 Scootster November 29, 2011 at 1:25 AM

Guys,

I’m having problem with my X10 kept restarting itself. It happened only while I surf the the net, watching youtube or using gps navigation. Mine is on official SE 2.3.3, baseband 2.1.71,
kernel 2.6.29 and build number 3.0.1.G.0.75.

Does rooting helps eliminate the problem (restarted by itself)? Thanks in advance

94 Zcal December 1, 2011 at 3:45 PM

Does anybody know if this procedure will work for my xperia x10? It’s been updated from android 1.6 to 2.3. Iv’e been looking for months but all these sights says its only for “stock” 2.3.3. Does this matter???

95 celine December 15, 2011 at 7:05 PM

after doing step 1 – 4 my phone didn’t open. i can’t continue to step 5 after that. what should i do now? :(

96 rajan December 18, 2011 at 10:35 PM

WOW…… at first I was worried due to Sony Ericsson logo… but did as what @gaga said.. “upgrade it back via flashtool, and after this, take out battery, and try to boot again. u eventuelly have to wait a Bit.
then flash again after enableing.
i had the Same problem. but it worked.”
and it worked…
thanks a lot…

97 Saz December 25, 2011 at 7:36 PM

Can’t get past the flash screen. The root button never appears when I connect the phone after the initial downgrade. What should you expect on the second time you connect? Is the vibration slightly longer? does the flash screen appear? Does it take a few minutes?

I have ran upgrade and gotten my phone to boot back up again. Having no luck rooting. Will this work on XP Professional 64-bit?

Thanks
Saz

98 Eugene December 29, 2011 at 1:31 PM

i have rooted my Xperia 10 just now, then when i try started my x10. It keeps repeated the start screen ( The screen where the Sony Ericsson keep pop out ). How?

99 chelsea December 29, 2011 at 10:35 PM

i have done everything right and my phone is rooted but i cant install xrecovery, when it comes in installation of xrecovery it says ”cant creat’/system/bin/…file exist” same thing for the other 2 options

100 Eugene December 30, 2011 at 1:43 AM

Does this method unlock the bootloader?

101 jkjoms January 2, 2012 at 5:36 PM

hi all
will i be able to update to icecream sandwich update in case its available if i root my SE x10i which is running on android 2.3
please help

102 farhan January 2, 2012 at 6:49 PM

i cant switch on ma device after following step 1..WTF

103 John January 8, 2012 at 9:21 AM

These instructions are a little different than the instructions I originally used.
My biggest issue was that “KERNEL DOWNGRADE” wasn’t listed in my flash tool. Instead my flash tool had both choices but they looked like this “KERNAL ….” (Downgrade on top and upgrade on bottom) hmm go figure.
At first I couldn’t tell which one was downgrade and which was upgrade.
Also my first instructions were a little different when it came time to plug the phone back in usb and click “root”. I followed the instructions EXACTLY on this page and it worked flawlessly the very first time. THANK YOU!

104 Abdulhalim In Kenya January 10, 2012 at 1:46 AM

I Just followed all the steps above and am waiting for the sony ericsson boot screen to proceed.Its taking long and am scared .its now 3 hours and more HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEELp

105 Abdulhalim In Kenya January 10, 2012 at 12:08 PM

Hey Its me once again14 hours later happy that at least my phone is alive once again anddddd in addition WAIYOYOYOYOYOYO as our native local language cheers ITS ROOTED .My e mail is abdulhalimken@yahoo.com

106 kiwi January 11, 2012 at 2:27 PM

i just downgraded and rooted, no problem, but now its stuck at the boot screen, should I wait a little longer or downgrade it back?

107 ATI January 14, 2012 at 10:02 PM

good nice share thanx ;@
does anyone knows how to unlocks the sim lock of x10i

108 credits January 19, 2012 at 12:39 PM

got stuck at the SE loading screen like others. reaslised drivers were not installed properly. Went into device manager and found the driver that was not installed properly and installed it from the drivers folder where i first extracted the files.

109 JPSAN January 21, 2012 at 6:01 AM

I do exactly what is said, but still no joy… It just doesn’t install the Busybox… Always showing as NONE

just like: HakSnake, Boyturtle and Jeff

Any advice/help/tweak?

Thanks.

110 Vijay January 26, 2012 at 4:48 PM

Hi,

Just a doubt before I root my X10i. Can I leave the SD card in my phone while rooting.
I have previously run a benchmark using Quadrant Advanced and my phone has achieved about 1200 points. Is this means that my phone has already been rooted?

Please Help.

Thanks

111 parkblu January 26, 2012 at 10:24 PM

_Nothing_ worked (Root/Unroot, Gingerbreak, UniversalAndroot 1.6.1, X10root 1.0, z4root 1.3, SuperOneClick, DoomLord’s Zergrush, flashtool) until I found Root_Unroot_sony at http://knowmydroid.com/blog/root-your-android-handset-in-just-a-single-click. Good job, Rajesh!

112 blehh January 27, 2012 at 7:11 AM

soo i did this on a different website which was not well explained as this.. i did step 1 to 4 but when i go to turn on my phone i feel the vibration but it does not boot :P any ideas please help.

113 blehh January 27, 2012 at 7:38 AM

27/037/2012 01:37:11 – INFO – <- This level is successfully initialized
27/037/2012 01:37:16 – INFO – Preparing files for flashing
27/037/2012 01:37:17 – INFO – Searching Xperia….
27/037/2012 01:37:17 – INFO – Found at USB\VID_0FCE&PID_ADDE\5&65419D0&0&2
27/037/2012 01:37:17 – INFO – Start Flashing
27/037/2012 01:37:28 – ERROR – Error flashing. Aborted
27/037/2012 01:37:28 – INFO – Now unplug the device and power it on
27/037/2012 01:37:28 – INFO – Then go to application settings
27/037/2012 01:37:28 – INFO – turn on Unknown Sources and Debugging

This is what i get

114 JPSAN January 27, 2012 at 8:48 PM

@parkblu worked like a charm… Thanks for the sharing. It really works guys… And in just one touch. No downgrading/upgrading loader nor hanging/freezing screen. Thanks a lot man, appreciate it.

Here again the same link for those interested in working stuff:

knowmydroid.com/blog/root-your-android-handset-in-just-a-single-click

115 Vijay January 29, 2012 at 8:23 PM

Hey, I finally rooted my X10i, after trying different ways, this 1 worked in 1 go… thanks all :)

116 knight2002 January 29, 2012 at 10:29 PM

Help :/ i forgot the 1st step of enabling debugging and unknown source . Now i m stuck with the SE written on screen , i upgraded using flash tools and took out battery and turn on phone and its still stuck in SE screen :/

117 Scared! January 31, 2012 at 6:40 AM

on a scale of 1-10 . How safe is this?

118 mourad February 4, 2012 at 1:21 PM

j’ai 1 pbm vaec mon xperia x10 dans l’affichage je nessai pa comment mais seulemnt que je peu dire comme carte graphique sa march pa ou ………..?
j’aime de vous aide merci en tous les cas
mon email : mimou_p40@hotmail.fr

119 mourad February 4, 2012 at 1:35 PM

Ihave pbm with my xperia x10 the screen affichage there are ligne and it’s not good
my email : mimou_p40@hotmail.fr

120 kingYN February 6, 2012 at 10:20 PM

If your x10 get bick(stuck at se logo) just install se pc comanion and then repair

121 snjaya Rana magar February 8, 2012 at 6:37 AM

Hello guys…. i cannot update my x10 to android 2.3…can any please help me..i tried this method more than 5 times but still i cannot upgrade my phone.. it has 2.1 but i need atleast 2.3 can any one help me…
i tried through pc companian too but it also does not upgrade my phone…please please please help me….

122 Callum February 8, 2012 at 12:50 PM

Hi,
just wanted to say I just flashed and rooted my 2.3.3 Gingerbread X10 and it worked flawlessly!
Absolutely awesome guide and thanks a lot for all the work that was put into it and the program that was made as well is just spot on!

123 cash February 9, 2012 at 10:22 AM

i Just rooted my x10 How long is a while?? My phone is stuck on the sony ericsson screen and has been for about 15-20 minutes……….

124 rence February 9, 2012 at 1:25 PM

same problem! help… :(

125 shinitz February 12, 2012 at 9:23 AM

after the step 1 when i turn on the my xperia tit gets hung on the sony ericcsson logo pls help..

126 Dava February 15, 2012 at 7:53 PM

if your phone is stuck on the Sony Ericsson screen you need to firstly close the software and reopen it now unplug your phone and click flash and select the second option which is kernel upgrade and it will start looking for the phone now do exactly as i say or it wont find your phone

firstly remove the back cover and the battery
insert the USB connection without the battery and hold the “<- back button" keeping hold of this put the battery back in and the flash tool should find your phone without it switching on and should start loading the new kernel and it will restart your phone and say

00/000/0000 00:00:00 – INFO – Flashing kernel.sin
00/000/0000 00:00:00 – INFO – Flashing finished.
00/000/0000 00:00:00 – INFO – Now unplug the device and power it on
00/000/0000 00:00:00 – INFO – Then go to application settings
00/000/0000 00:00:00 – INFO – turn on Unknown Sources and Debugging

unplug your phone and your phone should come on :) once done simply plug it back in and use all the great tools such as clean or optimise.

Now this is a proven method i purposely did the exact same on my old SE just so i could duplicate this error hope you all fix ya phones

127 sonu February 18, 2012 at 10:32 AM

As per instructions I downloaded flash tool but am unable to open that .exe file .please help me regarding this.

128 Jeroen February 19, 2012 at 9:03 AM

Very clear manual, thanks for that and thanks to the developers as well!

One thing: I keep getting stuck after the downgrading. The phone simply doesn’t boot, doesn’t get past the SE screen. Of course I did the re-upgrade flashing and the phone works again, but it can’t be rooted directly from 2.3.3 can it?
So when I reupgrade the X10 and then downgrade it again for flashing, I have the same problem all over again.

Does anyone have any tips?

129 Abhi February 21, 2012 at 4:32 PM

HI
I have Xperia x10 which i bought in 2010. I have upgraded it to 2.3.3. Can I still root my phone using the above tutorial???
Thanks

Please suggest !!!

P.S. : Xperia is a great phone

130 dinesh February 23, 2012 at 10:40 AM

is this work for 2.3.4 micromax a75 also

131 Sekuhn February 25, 2012 at 3:30 AM

Hey! I’m new using a Xperia X10… I’m having troubles because my X10i doesn’t work on 3G network in Latin America (bad purchase, I know… I should have bought a X10a). My question: if I use a rom, could I fix this? Is possible to change it? Which rom would you recommend? Browsing on EDGE is a true nightmare! Help me please!

132 irfan ali February 26, 2012 at 7:27 PM

hey buddies:

I had the same, no way to pass the first ‘Sony Ericson’ screen after multiple boots.
I rerun from step1 with kernel downgrade / upgrade but again i cant go further from the home Screen. My mobile is Sony Ericsson SO-01B
now what should i do plz help

133 telance February 27, 2012 at 11:33 AM

after root step on the pic it show instaled multi call binary but mine dun have will it effect any thing?

134 Me March 6, 2012 at 12:16 PM

Hi I got X10i which just vibrates and no display I tried to connect it to the Flashtool but it does not recognise my fone and always says “Deevice Not Found”

Any Solution plz ?

135 Pubuduvideo March 9, 2012 at 3:51 AM

Hi i updated my x10 to android 2.3 gingerbread but after ui did it i broke my phone so now when i press te power button blinks green and vibrates butt the lcd display does not show nothing. When i connect with the pc the pc companion regonize the phone and it shows connected to xperia x10. the problem started from when i try to upgrade to android 2.3 gingerbread. the proces finished butt the phone did not power up.only green light and vibration but the lcd is black. i have no idea what is wrong. plz help me out!!!

136 Omar March 11, 2012 at 10:11 AM

Thankyou sooo much!! I was searching for a root like for a month. u made it so easy. hatsoff!

137 Thanx March 14, 2012 at 11:09 PM

Super Like ” RooTed ” Thanx for the share

138 YUSUF March 15, 2012 at 3:56 PM

Super Like ” RooTed ” Thanx for the share

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139 lyns March 20, 2012 at 9:52 PM

Hello, I successfully rooted my phone, thank you! But when I press the button on myphone after the display times out, the screen stays very dim so I can barely see the screen….if I wait 10 seconds, the screen will light up properly but if I unlock and use the phone straight away, it stays dim. Any ideas? Thanks again!

140 redline March 22, 2012 at 4:41 AM

thanks for the guide..
i failed to root the phone for the 1st attempt…
then i re do it again from the 1st step..and yeah… it success..
now my phone is rooted.. thanks! :D

141 ubung23 March 27, 2012 at 12:13 AM

does it need a network connection

pls help

142 Ganeshkumar April 2, 2012 at 6:55 AM

Great post… The instructions flow works like a piece of cake…. Got my Xperia X10 rooted.

143 fitzo April 5, 2012 at 7:54 AM

plz help me.cos i got stucked here
05/039/2012 06:39:22 – INFO – <- This level is successfully initialized
05/039/2012 06:39:43 – INFO – Preparing files for flashing
05/039/2012 06:39:45 – INFO – Searching Xperia….
05/039/2012 06:39:48 – ERROR – Please plug you device in flash mode
05/039/2012 06:39:49 – INFO – Searching Xperia….
05/039/2012 06:39:50 – ERROR – Please plug you device in flash mode
05/039/2012 06:39:51 – INFO – Searching Xperia….
05/039/2012 06:39:51 – ERROR – Please plug you device in flash mode
05/039/2012 06:39:52 – INFO – Searching Xperia….
05/039/2012 06:39:53 – ERROR – Please plug you device in flash mode
05/039/2012 06:39:54 – INFO – Searching Xperia….
05/039/2012 06:39:54 – ERROR – Please plug you device in flash mode
05/039/2012 06:39:55 – INFO – Searching Xperia….
05/039/2012 06:39:56 – ERROR – Please plug you device in flash mode
05/039/2012 06:39:57 – INFO – Searching Xperia….
05/039/2012 06:39:57 – ERROR – Please plug you device in flash mode
05/039/2012 06:39:58 – INFO – Searching Xperia….
05/039/2012 06:39:59 – ERROR – Please plug you device in flash mode
05/040/2012 06:40:00 – INFO – Searching Xperia….
05/040/2012 06:40:00 – ERROR – Please plug you device in flash mode
05/040/2012 06:40:01 – INFO – Searching Xperia….
05/040/2012 06:40:02 – ERROR – Please plug you device in flash mode
05/040/2012 06:40:03 – INFO – Searching Xperia….
05/040/2012 06:40:03 – ERROR – Please plug you device in flash mode
05/040/2012 06:40:04 – INFO – Searching Xperia….
05/040/2012 06:40:05 – ERROR – Please plug you device in flash mode
05/040/2012 06:40:06 – INFO – Searching Xperia….
05/040/2012 06:40:06 – ERROR – Please plug you device in flash mode
05/040/2012 06:40:07 – INFO – Searching Xperia….
05/040/2012 06:40:07 – ERROR – Please plug you device in flash mode
05/040/2012 06:40:08 – INFO – Searching Xperia….
05/040/2012 06:40:09 – ERROR – Please plug you device in flash mode
05/040/2012 06:40:10 – INFO – Searching Xperia….
05/040/2012 06:40:10 – ERROR – Please plug you device in flash mode
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05/040/2012 06:40:12 – ERROR – Please plug you device in flash mode
05/040/2012 06:40:13 – INFO – Searching Xperia….
05/040/2012 06:40:13 – ERROR – Please plug you device in flash mode
05/040/2012 06:40:14 – INFO – Searching Xperia….
05/040/2012 06:40:15 – ERROR – Please plug you device in flash mode
05/040/2012 06:40:16 – INFO – Searching Xperia….
05/040/2012 06:40:16 – ERROR – Please plug you device in flash mode
05/040/2012 06:40:17 – INFO – Searching Xperia….
05/040/2012 06:40:18 – ERROR – Please plug you device in flash mode
05/040/2012 06:40:19 – INFO – Searching Xperia….
05/040/2012 06:40:19 – ERROR – Please plug you device in flash mode
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05/040/2012 06:40:21 – ERROR – Please plug you device in flash mode
05/040/2012 06:40:22 – INFO – Searching Xperia….
05/040/2012 06:40:22 – ERROR – Please plug you device in flash mode
05/040/2012 06:40:23 – INFO – Searching Xperia….
05/040/2012 06:40:24 – ERROR – Please plug you device in flash mode
05/040/2012 06:40:25 – INFO – Searching Xperia….
05/040/2012 06:40:25 – ERROR – Please plug you device in flash mode
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05/040/2012 06:40:27 – ERROR – Please plug you device in flash mode
05/040/2012 06:40:28 – INFO – Searching Xperia….
05/040/2012 06:40:28 – ERROR – Please plug you device in flash mode
05/040/2012 06:40:29 – INFO – Searching Xperia….
05/040/2012 06:40:30 – ERROR – Please plug you device in flash mode
05/040/2012 06:40:31 – INFO – Searching Xperia….
05/040/2012 06:40:31 – ERROR – Please plug you device in flash mode
05/040/2012 06:40:32 – INFO – Searching Xperia….
05/040/2012 06:40:33 – ERROR – Please plug you device in flash mode
05/040/2012 06:40:34 – INFO – Searching Xperia….
05/040/2012 06:40:34 – ERROR – Please plug you device in flash mode
05/040/2012 06:40:35 – INFO – Searching Xperia….
05/040/2012 06:40:36 – ERROR – Please plug you device in flash mode
05/040/2012 06:40:37 – INFO – Searching Xperia….
05/040/2012 06:40:37 – ERROR – Please plug you device in flash mode
05/040/2012 06:40:38 – INFO – Searching Xperia….
05/040/2012 06:40:39 – ERROR – Please plug you device in flash mode
05/040/2012 06:40:40 – INFO – Searching Xperia….
05/040/2012 06:40:40 – ERROR – Please plug you device in flash mode
05/040/2012 06:40:41 – INFO – Searching Xperia….
05/040/2012 06:40:42 – ERROR – Please plug you device in flash mode
05/040/2012 06:40:43 – INFO – Searching Xperia….
05/040/2012 06:40:43 – ERROR – Please plug you device in flash mode
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05/040/2012 06:40:45 – ERROR – Please plug you device in flash mode
05/040/2012 06:40:46 – INFO – Searching Xperia….
05/040/2012 06:40:46 – ERROR – Please plug you device in flash mode
05/040/2012 06:40:47 – INFO – Searching Xperia….
05/040/2012 06:40:47 – ERROR – Please plug you device in flash mode
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05/040/2012 06:40:49 – ERROR – Please plug you device in flash mode
05/040/2012 06:40:50 – INFO – Searching Xperia….
05/040/2012 06:40:50 – ERROR – Please plug you device in flash mode
05/040/2012 06:40:51 – INFO – Searching Xperia….
05/040/2012 06:40:52 – ERROR – Please plug you device in flash mode
05/040/2012 06:40:53 – INFO – Searching Xperia….
05/040/2012 06:40:53 – ERROR – Please plug you device in flash mode
05/040/2012 06:40:54 – INFO – Searching Xperia….
05/040/2012 06:40:55 – ERROR – Please plug you device in flash mode
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05/040/2012 06:40:56 – ERROR – Please plug you device in flash mode
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05/040/2012 06:40:58 – ERROR – Please plug you device in flash mode
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05/040/2012 06:40:59 – ERROR – Please plug you device in flash mode
05/041/2012 06:41:00 – INFO – Searching Xperia….
05/041/2012 06:41:01 – ERROR – Please plug you device in flash mode
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05/041/2012 06:41:02 – ERROR – Please plug you device in flash mode
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05/041/2012 06:41:04 – ERROR – Please plug you device in flash mode
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05/041/2012 06:41:05 – ERROR – Please plug you device in flash mode
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05/041/2012 06:41:07 – ERROR – Please plug you device in flash mode
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05/041/2012 06:41:08 – ERROR – Please plug you device in flash mode
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05/041/2012 06:41:10 – ERROR – Please plug you device in flash mode
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05/041/2012 06:41:11 – ERROR – Please plug you device in flash mode
05/041/2012 06:41:12 – INFO – Searching Xperia….
05/041/2012 06:41:13 – ERROR – Please plug you device in flash mode
05/041/2012 06:41:14 – INFO – Searching Xperia….
05/041/2012 06:41:14 – ERROR – Please plug you device in flash mode
05/041/2012 06:41:15 – INFO – Searching Xperia….
05/041/2012 06:41:16 – ERROR – Please plug you device in flash mode
05/041/2012 06:41:17 – INFO – Searching Xperia….
05/041/2012 06:41:17 – ERROR – Please plug you device in flash mode
05/041/2012 06:41:18 – INFO – Searching Xperia….
05/041/2012 06:41:19 – ERROR – Please plug you device in flash mode
05/041/2012 06:41:20 – INFO – Searching Xperia….
05/041/2012 06:41:20 – INFO – Found at USB\VID_0FCE&PID_ADDE\5&E3D0CCC&0&2
05/041/2012 06:41:20 – INFO – Start Flashing
05/041/2012 06:41:20 – INFO – VER="R8A031";DATE="20100707";TIME="11:32:00";
05/041/2012 06:41:20 – INFO – Flashing loader
05/041/2012 06:41:24 – INFO – PROT_VER="02";DATE="20091222";TIME="15:39:00";VER="R4A024";CXC="1226-2250";TYPE="S1_LOADER";UNIQUE_DEV_ID="15A67B13215D3DCE932D3F9B6ECC17B5FE56F6FD";SEC_LOCK_STATUS="LOCKED";OTP_DATA="4BBD77004714040209480430F27153D4F0C32000";IMEI="01237900658777";AID_VERSION="0004";EROM_AID="0001";LOADER_AID="0001";SW_AID="0001";CUST_AID="0001";SIM_LOCK_AID="0001";HWCONF_AID="0001";PROD_AID="0000";ACTIVE_LOADER_AID="0001";MAN_ID="002C";DEV_ID="00B3";SIN_VER="0001";AID_TAMP="NOT_TAMPERED";MAX_PKT_SZ="00010000";AUTH_LEVEL="NONE";AUTH_MET="0001";CARD_PRESENT="YES";CARD_SIZE="4GB";CARD_DATA="";LOADER_ROOT="S1_Loader_Root_f851";EROM_ROOT="S1_EROM_Root_b15e";SW_ROOT="S1_SW_Root_ac12";CUST_ROOT="S1_Cust_Root_5789";SIM_LOCK_ROOT="S1_SL_Root_f20d";HW_CONF_ROOT="S1_HWConf_Root_ee5d";
05/041/2012 06:41:26 – INFO – Flashing kernel.sin
05/041/2012 06:41:31 – INFO – Flashing finished.
05/041/2012 06:41:31 – INFO – Now unplug the device and power it on
05/041/2012 06:41:31 – INFO – Then go to application settings
05/041/2012 06:41:31 – INFO – turn on Unknown Sources and Debugging

the SE logo has been there for almost an hour but the root button is not appearing still.drivers installed.
im really frustrated.pls is there any thing i can do cos im getting heart attack from this.i just bought the fone.

144 hazem April 16, 2012 at 2:25 PM

how can i get and instal bravia engine ?????

145 lnsignia April 17, 2012 at 5:24 PM

Hey, I followed all the steps, but when it comes to step 5, it does not register the phone. I am trying it with an x10i, could this be the problem?

146 Collin April 17, 2012 at 10:04 PM

dude i forgot to enable Unknown sources & USB Debugging…. and Start Flashing…….
Now After Step 4 my phone is unable to open…. it is showing me Sony Ericsson In Screen Plz Help Me Urgent I m unable to use my phone =(

147 Rajiv April 22, 2012 at 2:24 PM

It worked like butter.. thanks for the detailed information… although was little hesistant after seeing the steps..

148 para77 April 25, 2012 at 12:14 AM

Help!
I have tried to root my X10i (2.3.3) as above but missed out the first step..– (Enable Unknown Sources (Menu -> Settings -> Applications -> Unknown Sources) & USB debugging (Menu -> Settings -> Applications -> Development -> USB Debugging) on your Xperia X10. ) Now my phone wont go past the SE logo.

149 anuj April 25, 2012 at 9:47 PM

hey
i am using xperia x10i from last 8 months.I have 2.3.3 abdroid version but i want to update it to 2.3.7 or more if tthere is any,can u tell me how can i update it ??will rooting cause any changes to my cell phone(like iphone where wifi range decreases,phone works slowly etc.)??/

150 balfey April 26, 2012 at 2:43 AM

thanks much guys, just rooted my x10 and it worked, less than 5 minutes :D

151 ste May 5, 2012 at 12:45 PM

05/043/2012 12:43:59 – DEBUG – (firmSelect.java:137) – Adding s1boot.sin to the content of X10_V1_BLRelock.ftf
05/043/2012 12:43:59 – DEBUG – (firmSelect.java:137) – Adding kernel.sin to the content of X10_V1_BLRelock.ftf
05/043/2012 12:43:59 – DEBUG – (firmSelect.java:137) – Adding loader.sin to the content of X10_V1_BLRelock.ftf
05/044/2012 12:44:00 – DEBUG – (firmSelect.java:360) – Choosed bundle X10_V1_BLRelock.ftf
05/044/2012 12:44:00 – INFO – (firmSelect.java:361) – Selected X10_V1_BLRelock.ftf
05/044/2012 12:44:00 – INFO – (FlasherGUI.java:1051) – Preparing files for flashing
05/044/2012 12:44:00 – DEBUG – (Bundle.java:240) – Created the prepared folder
05/044/2012 12:44:00 – DEBUG – (Bundle.java:221) – Saving entry s1boot.sin to disk
05/044/2012 12:44:00 – DEBUG – (BundleEntry.java:38) – Streaming from jar entry : s1boot.sin
05/044/2012 12:44:00 – DEBUG – (Bundle.java:224) – Writing Entry to .\firmwares\prepared\s1boot.sin
05/044/2012 12:44:00 – DEBUG – (Bundle.java:221) – Saving entry kernel.sin to disk
05/044/2012 12:44:00 – DEBUG – (BundleEntry.java:38) – Streaming from jar entry : kernel.sin
05/044/2012 12:44:00 – DEBUG – (Bundle.java:224) – Writing Entry to .\firmwares\prepared\kernel.sin
05/044/2012 12:44:00 – DEBUG – (Bundle.java:221) – Saving entry loader.sin to disk
05/044/2012 12:44:00 – DEBUG – (BundleEntry.java:38) – Streaming from jar entry : loader.sin
05/044/2012 12:44:00 – DEBUG – (Bundle.java:224) – Writing Entry to .\firmwares\prepared\loader.sin
05/044/2012 12:44:00 – INFO – (FlasherGUI.java:1055) – Please connect your device into flashmode.

wont connect just stays on SE screen any help would be great

152 vind May 8, 2012 at 11:07 AM

i downloaded the ROm but in the third step of flashing, i open my phone and all i can see is just sony ericsson logo in my screen then it took time but suddenly it did not open then i remove the battery and open it again sad to say it did not open just a 3 blink in of red in the upper right light

HELP ME I CANT USE MY PHONE

153 Ales May 8, 2012 at 1:36 PM

@Vind just do the kernel upgrade and it’ll solve your problem. It did for me as I couldn’t root either.

154 vind May 8, 2012 at 2:41 PM

@Ales
Thanks man! it open! i have a question do i realy have to back up ? and where can i back my files? im just a newbie here .

155 anand May 11, 2012 at 10:22 AM

hey I’m trying to root my phone, but i keep running into that problem with the sony ericsson logo. i think its because i missed out that enable usb debugging before beginning the process…i did the kernel upgrade thing, and its okay again.

but when i plug the device in again, it doesnt recognize anything…what do i do? Do i start all over again? Do I have to close the flash driver and begin the process again?? Please help.

156 anand May 11, 2012 at 11:03 AM

ahhh never mind. It is done :) but how do i install the bravia engine and everything else, to optimise the performance?

157 trisha May 14, 2012 at 5:26 PM

I really believe that back up is something that keeps your side safe. Since rooting and updating your Android Smartphone may have some risks, keeping a complete back up always reduces the risks to some extent. This is something one should keep in mind.

158 tboy May 15, 2012 at 10:12 PM

stuck at step 5, flash tool does not recognise my device. please help!! i have pc companion and SEUS installed

159 sauzom May 18, 2012 at 6:41 AM

guys can u help me out..
in the folder i extracted..theres file ‘x10flasher which is executable jar file type…n its not opening…wat shud i do…i mean in the the description its mentioned to open x10flashtool…n its unrecognized in my system…help!!!

160 Norair May 19, 2012 at 5:52 PM

Thx you very much
only one question: i’ve done all these steps and it works…
is my bootloader unlocked or not?

161 sauzom May 21, 2012 at 4:58 AM

is ur basic rar file infected??..coz the x10flashtool is just a unrecognized file by the windows

162 Zeke May 23, 2012 at 8:17 AM

Gained root access to my XPERIA X10i v2.3.3 without any real issues.
Downloaded the indicated Flash Tools archive, followed the documented instructions in this post and everything was successful.

Had to install the drivers for my X10i PC USB connection to work using those provided in the drivers folder of the extracted Flash Tools archive.
Gordan’s Gate Flash Driver which is included, installed the required USB drivers without fuss.
That done, the connection from phone to PC was successful and the rest of the upgrade went smoothly.
After rooting, I installed Android app “Root Explorer” which requested and received root access.

All good.

Thank you to those involved in providing the tools and information.

Now I can remove some of the Sony Ericsson bloatware. Just don’t expect any postcards from me, that app is gone.

163 c00 May 25, 2012 at 3:17 PM

what will happen if i didn’t connect my device as soon as it vibrated ? and is the intended vibration supposed to be that vibration happens after 0.6 second when i press power button on my device ??
now i left my device not connected as while as that first vibration happened i wait for other vibration but it never happened.. that means i am stuck on step 4 and i cant power on my device .. now what i should do in order to continue root ?
thank you.

164 sophorn May 28, 2012 at 3:16 AM

My phone is Sony Erricson Experia X10a I root my phone by follow the instruction above. After Flash it by using Sony Erricson Experia X10 Flansher when i turn on my phone it struck in middle it show only Sony Erricson. How I can I do. Who help me please?

165 sophorn May 28, 2012 at 3:22 AM

05/039/2012 06:39:22 – INFO – <- This level is successfully initialized
05/039/2012 06:39:43 – INFO – Preparing files for flashing
05/039/2012 06:39:45 – INFO – Searching Xperia….
05/039/2012 06:39:48 – ERROR – Please plug you device in flash mode
05/039/2012 06:39:49 – INFO – Searching Xperia….
05/039/2012 06:39:50 – ERROR – Please plug you device in flash mode
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05/039/2012 06:39:51 – ERROR – Please plug you device in flash mode
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05/041/2012 06:41:20 – INFO – Searching Xperia….
05/041/2012 06:41:20 – INFO – Found at USB\VID_0FCE&PID_ADDE\5&E3D0CCC&0&2
05/041/2012 06:41:20 – INFO – Start Flashing
05/041/2012 06:41:20 – INFO – VER="R8A031";DATE="20100707";TIME="11:32:00";
05/041/2012 06:41:20 – INFO – Flashing loader
05/041/2012 06:41:24 – INFO – PROT_VER="02";DATE="20091222";TIME="15:39:00";VER="R4A024";CXC="1226-2250";TYPE="S1_LOADER";UNIQUE_DEV_ID="15A67B13215D3DCE932D3F9B6ECC17B5FE56F6FD";SEC_LOCK_STATUS="LOCKED";OTP_DATA="4BBD77004714040209480430F27153D4F0C32000";IMEI="01237900658777";AID_VERSION="0004";EROM_AID="0001";LOADER_AID="0001";SW_AID="0001";CUST_AID="0001";SIM_LOCK_AID="0001";HWCONF_AID="0001";PROD_AID="0000";ACTIVE_LOADER_AID="0001";MAN_ID="002C";DEV_ID="00B3";SIN_VER="0001";AID_TAMP="NOT_TAMPERED";MAX_PKT_SZ="00010000";AUTH_LEVEL="NONE";AUTH_MET="0001";CARD_PRESENT="YES";CARD_SIZE="4GB";CARD_DATA="";LOADER_ROOT="S1_Loader_Root_f851";EROM_ROOT="S1_EROM_Root_b15e";SW_ROOT="S1_SW_Root_ac12";CUST_ROOT="S1_Cust_Root_5789";SIM_LOCK_ROOT="S1_SL_Root_f20d";HW_CONF_ROOT="S1_HWConf_Root_ee5d";
05/041/2012 06:41:26 – INFO – Flashing kernel.sin
05/041/2012 06:41:31 – INFO – Flashing finished.
05/041/2012 06:41:31 – INFO – Now unplug the device and power it on
05/041/2012 06:41:31 – INFO – Then go to application settings
05/041/2012 06:41:31 – INFO – turn on Unknown Sources and Debugging

the SE logo has been there for almost an hour but the root button is not appearing stil

166 Dkings June 2, 2012 at 9:52 AM

Just do it
it’s easy and working 100% and if you broke you’re phone
repair it with PC Companion using the support
Guarantee it’ll work

167 dann June 2, 2012 at 11:12 PM

pls how can i know if my x10i 2.3.3 is on stock rom or custom rom,pls i need an answer urgently cuz i want to root my phone 2morrow.thanks

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170 peter June 6, 2012 at 5:29 AM

can dis root work on a xperia x10 custom rom gingerbread?

171 kailash June 9, 2012 at 1:21 PM

my x10 is of an when i on it is stay on soney screen
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172 noni June 21, 2012 at 4:51 PM

can rooting unlock the phone?

173 Shankar June 23, 2012 at 10:58 AM

23/021/2012 15:21:05 – INFO – <- This level is successfully initialized
23/021/2012 15:21:24 – INFO – Preparing files for flashing
23/021/2012 15:21:25 – INFO – Searching Xperia….
23/021/2012 15:21:25 – ERROR – Please plug you device in flash mode
23/021/2012 15:21:26 – INFO – Searching Xperia….
23/021/2012 15:21:26 – ERROR – Please plug you device in flash mode
23/021/2012 15:21:27 – INFO – Searching Xperia….
23/021/2012 15:21:27 – ERROR – USB\VID_0FCE&PID_ADDE\6&20AF39A&0&2
23/021/2012 15:21:28 – INFO – Searching Xperia….
23/021/2012 15:21:29 – INFO – Found at USB\VID_0FCE&PID_ADDE\6&20AF39A&0&2
23/021/2012 15:21:29 – INFO – Start Flashing
23/021/2012 15:21:29 – INFO – VER="R8A031";DATE="20100707";TIME="11:32:00";
23/021/2012 15:21:29 – INFO – Flashing loader
23/021/2012 15:21:32 – INFO – PROT_VER="02";DATE="20091222";TIME="15:39:00";VER="R4A024";CXC="1226-2250";TYPE="S1_LOADER";UNIQUE_DEV_ID="B1782B511A24A0B922C259AC3698DB71BE6E560B";SEC_LOCK_STATUS="LOCKED";OTP_DATA="4BBD770047140402094804300F59C376F0C32000";IMEI="01259000234514";AID_VERSION="0004";EROM_AID="0001";LOADER_AID="0001";SW_AID="0001";CUST_AID="0001";SIM_LOCK_AID="0001";HWCONF_AID="0001";PROD_AID="0000";ACTIVE_LOADER_AID="0001";MAN_ID="002C";DEV_ID="00B3";SIN_VER="0001";AID_TAMP="NOT_TAMPERED";MAX_PKT_SZ="00010000";AUTH_LEVEL="NONE";AUTH_MET="0001";CARD_PRESENT="YES";CARD_SIZE="8GB";CARD_DATA="";LOADER_ROOT="S1_Loader_Root_f851";EROM_ROOT="S1_EROM_Root_b15e";SW_ROOT="S1_SW_Root_ac12";CUST_ROOT="S1_Cust_Root_5789";SIM_LOCK_ROOT="S1_SL_Root_f20d";HW_CONF_ROOT="S1_HWConf_Root_ee5d";
23/021/2012 15:21:34 – INFO – Flashing kernel.sin
23/021/2012 15:21:39 – INFO – Flashing finished.
23/021/2012 15:21:39 – INFO – Now unplug the device and power it on
23/021/2012 15:21:39 – INFO – Then go to application settings
23/021/2012 15:21:39 – INFO – turn on Unknown Sources and Debugging
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stuck after this!! phone not booting after SE logo appearing!! need help plzz…
*I tried <>

but X10flashtool is not recognising my device further!!

174 Albion June 26, 2012 at 4:20 AM

hey, i just followed the steps and i believe my phone is now rooted

i was very anxious while doing it and if any of you are reading this, i totally understand how you’re feeling but just follow the instructions and it’s really easy =D

good luck to anyone trying this =)

175 Zeke July 4, 2012 at 11:45 PM

Rooting a Sony Ericsson X10i shouldn’t be as hard as it’s become.
It’s that first transition and the reconnect were the damn USB connection can not be established and mostly accompanied with a Device Manager SEMC HSUSB driver error.

Using Windows 7, I tried every driver I could find, including, Microsoft Windows Update, Gordon Gate within flashtool package , PdaNet and anything and everything people even vaguely alluded to. NOTHING worked!!! And I was suck at the first USB connection transition of the rooting process.

The thing that drove me on, was I know it works as I’d rooted my X10i only a couple of months earlier using the exact same procedure and it’d worked then by just using the included Gordon Gate. BUT not this time!!!

So… I tried Windows XP and still no joy, then I decided, oh what the heck I’ll use Windows 8.

Again the rooting process started OK and got to the first transition and stopped due to USB connection not being established.

When I looked in Device Manager, sure enough, SEMC HSUSB driver was not recognised.
So fearing another futile attempt at a Microsoft Windows search, I updated the driver….

Loading…. New Driver…. THEN ‘bing’. A pop-up appears asking me which phone I have?????!!!????

The list has X10, X10 mini, Arc and a few others. I selected X10.

Driver installed and like magic the rooting on my X10i continued!!!!!

Success. I will never say another bad thing about Windows 8 (metro) again. :-) Well at least for a few weeks anyway.
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So in summary:

Using Windows 8 the SEMC HSUSB driver is recognized with a Windows Update search and identified right down to the device using it and does allow the USB connection to be established and thus successfully complete
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176 Jacky July 5, 2012 at 3:02 PM

Can any kind soul tell me what app to install to maximise x10 after rooting.

my email : jackyjiangjialiang@gmail.com

177 Mark July 12, 2012 at 1:24 PM

Doesnt work on my xperia x10 gingerbread.

WTF???

I have did everything……

178 Mark July 12, 2012 at 1:25 PM

Goes wrong in step 3…

He dont find my Xperia

179 Vikram July 15, 2012 at 7:36 AM

One of the very best step by step guide to root your phone. I successfully rooted my X10i.

People first step is very important i missed it and got confused, just repeating from beginning solved everything.

– Enable Unknown Sources (Menu -> Settings -> Applications -> Unknown Sources) & USB debugging (Menu -> Settings -> Applications -> Development -> USB Debugging) on your Xperia X10.

180 swapn July 19, 2012 at 6:35 AM

my phone is not starting. it stopped at sony ericsson logo when we start phone

181 samir July 19, 2012 at 6:37 PM

i forgot to enable usb debugging then i tried to switch on my x10 but it didn’t switch please help me

182 marwan July 21, 2012 at 1:00 PM

I have a problem ,
after i finished step 4 , i rebooted my phone and sony Ericsson logo is stuck
how to fix it :(

183 FlaX July 26, 2012 at 7:18 AM

Hello everyone, I managed to Root my Xperia X10a, and Id like to help you guys
Firstly, excuse my english, spanish is my main language
I followed every step, then got stuck at step 4, message said “Flashing aborted”, even tho I was pressing the back button and the green light was on, but wasnt “flashing” the device, now I reinstalled drivers from “drivers” folder, then flashed flawlessly. Rooted fine. Then when i was reflashing UPLOADING KERNEL every time it said flashing aborted. Got my phone bricked stuck at SE Logo. After several attemps trying everything, came to the conclusion that my USB ports where trolling at me. Tried with 2 DIFFERENT USB PORTS (never used with this phone, lets call them USB-1 and USB-2), of course these ports on the back of the PC, not the ones in the front. Repeat every step, (ON STEP 2 and 6 I selected BOTH loader.sin and kernel.sin) on step 4 I used USB-1, flashed the downgrade, rooted(USB-1), then on step 6 used USB-2, and managed to flash the upgrade. Disconected the phone, and it passed the SE Logo after waiting a lil bit. Couldn’t believe it XD.

Hope it helps everyone. Good luck

184 ABDULLAH August 12, 2012 at 11:15 PM

THANK YOU VERY MUCH BRO

185 zayarminn August 13, 2012 at 8:57 AM

Thanks Admin! I had successed by following ur guide, Thanks alot!

186 herberth August 14, 2012 at 5:55 PM

Thank you soo much, I’ve trying to find and this one was the solution!!

187 Frost August 17, 2012 at 10:28 AM

Hey guys, I see lots of you have problems with the attempt of rooting your Xperia X10 but getting it stuck at the load screen where it says Sony Ericsson in white. I experienced this as well and the methods that were stated above were all correct but majorly unclear. So let me explain to those of you who are experiencing these problems, how to fix this and restore your phone to its original and unrooted form. Remember to follow all these steps precisely. Make sure your phone’s Operating System is on Gingerbread 2.3.

1) Close FlashTool then re-open it.
2) Click “Flash” and UpGrade its firmware. Remember to keep loader.sin selected.
3) Remove the back cover of your Xperia X10 and pull out the battery.
4) Plug in your Computer-to-Phone USB cable to your phone and computer. Make sure the
battery has been removed when doing this.
5) Hold the back (right) button. Remember to keep holding.
6) While holding the back button, carefully insert the battery back into its slot.
7) A bunch of stuff should come out and finally it should ask you to enable USB Debugging
and Unknown Sources.
8) Unplug the wire.
9) Remove your battery and slot it back in once more
10) Switch it on.
11) Voila, it’ll work like a charm.

For those of you who’d like to attempt the re-root but are skeptical about it, read up more about the FlashTool for the Xperia X10 and again MAKE SURE you have updated your phone’s Operating System to 2.3. Gingerbread. You can do this by updating it on P.C. Companion (an application you can download of Sony Ericsson’s site.) Hope I’ve helped! Cheers! :)

188 cooltiti August 18, 2012 at 11:18 AM

can this process unlock my cell from a carrier?

189 x10auser August 25, 2012 at 3:59 AM

hey for step 7 when i plugged my phone back in this is what i got ..

24/055/2012 22:55:10 – INFO – <- This level is successfully initialized
24/055/2012 22:55:20 – INFO – Connected device : X10
24/055/2012 22:55:31 – INFO – Installed version of busybox : None

does this mean my phone was not rooted ?

190 VikramPruthvi August 31, 2012 at 4:10 AM

Thanks alot dude… I hav completed the whole steps and now i think my phone is rooted… But how to conform that the phone is rooted?
And how to install a custom rom?
As i am a beginner, i request for the detailed steps to change into a custom rom – especially CYGENMOD

191 sree September 2, 2012 at 11:08 AM

really it works good thanks ..

192 MG September 3, 2012 at 12:44 PM

Hi, I tried to install but I am getting an error – install driver or reinsatall drivers from the drivers folder when I join the usb cable. I am not able to process further!!!!

193 Gugol3x September 10, 2012 at 7:53 PM

EXCELENTE ….. GooD la instalacion funciona a la perfeccion….. Thanks

194 kanna October 1, 2012 at 5:16 PM

Thank u dude it been rooted ………. gud

195 Kamz October 20, 2012 at 10:59 PM

Hey guys I tried to root my xperia x10i and it failed & my phone just stuck & wont start at all so what I did:
Take the battery out
wait 3 seconds
put it back
now go to flash software on ur pc turn it on
click flash
select the 2nd option in the 1st column & 1st in the second
(X10…Azuzu….Upgrade in the 1st column and loader.sin in the 2nd column)
click ok
now hold the Back Button on ur phone and insert ur data cable that already inserted in the usb slot in ur pc
as soon as the processing starts leave the Back Button
wait until its over
now take the cable off and start ur phone…….Kaboooom
it will start & plz dont try 2 root ur phone again just stay with wht u got….hahaha

196 Crumpet October 29, 2012 at 2:06 PM

Do not worry about bricking your phone, the x10 can be restored even if bricked. Just download either the 2.1 i or 2.1a tft file flash it to the phone, then using the offical sony updater, update the phone to the newest software and your back on an un bricked, un rooted gingerbread

197 rajveer November 1, 2012 at 1:50 PM

hey bro..
when i try to connect my device it says
pls install or reinsall driver from the drivers folder
pls help

198 George November 14, 2012 at 12:03 PM

hey ..can you please tell whats the use of rooting..coz my x10 is already 2.3.3

199 Danish November 17, 2012 at 4:19 AM

Hi sir…..I reached to step 4 bt in step 5 ) Root device

Now disconnect the Xperia X10 (keep FlashTool running). Power on the device and as soon as you feel the vibration, re-connect the X10 via USB. You will then see the output as indicated by number 1 below.

When powered on my device its not starting bt my device screen shows only Sony Ericson………What to do sir…….How i can recover from my problem please help me sir

200 shaju November 18, 2012 at 6:25 AM

Hi guys,
When I tried to root my X10i, it gives me the following messages at last, but my screen is paused at “Sony Ericsson” Please advice.

18/050/2012 11:50:38 – INFO – Running part1 of Root Exploit, please wait
18/050/2012 11:50:38 – INFO – Running rootit
18/050/2012 11:50:42 – INFO – Connected device : X10
18/050/2012 11:50:43 – INFO – Installed version of busybox : BusyBox v1.17.2 (2010-09-05 03:37:08 CDT) multi-call binary.
18/050/2012 11:50:49 – INFO – Running part2 of Root Exploit
18/050/2012 11:50:49 – INFO – Running rootit2
18/050/2012 11:50:49 – INFO – Finished!.
18/050/2012 11:50:49 – INFO – Root should be available after reboot!

201 greg November 21, 2012 at 12:23 PM

very helpful !

grateful for your tutorial

202 Amit Thakur November 28, 2012 at 3:42 AM

When I tried to root my X10i , it gives me the following messages at last, but my screen is paused at “Sony Ericsson” .
i was stuck on “Sony Ericsson “. please Help me regarding this Thank you……

203 Amit Thakur November 28, 2012 at 3:55 AM

28/016/2012 09:16:17 – INFO – <- This level is successfully initialized
28/016/2012 09:16:23 – INFO – Preparing files for flashing
28/016/2012 09:16:24 – INFO – Searching Xperia….
28/016/2012 09:16:25 – ERROR – Please plug you device in flash mode
28/016/2012 09:16:26 – INFO – Searching Xperia….
28/016/2012 09:16:26 – ERROR – Please plug you device in flash mode
28/016/2012 09:16:27 – INFO – Searching Xperia….
28/016/2012 09:16:27 – ERROR – Please plug you device in flash mode
28/016/2012 09:16:28 – INFO – Searching Xperia….
28/016/2012 09:16:29 – ERROR – Please plug you device in flash mode
28/016/2012 09:16:30 – INFO – Searching Xperia….
28/016/2012 09:16:30 – ERROR – Please plug you device in flash mode
28/016/2012 09:16:31 – INFO – Searching Xperia….
28/016/2012 09:16:31 – ERROR – Please plug you device in flash mode
28/016/2012 09:16:32 – INFO – Searching Xperia….
28/016/2012 09:16:32 – INFO – Found at USB\VID_0FCE&PID_ADDE\5&10ACD4C2&0&3
28/016/2012 09:16:32 – INFO – Start Flashing
28/016/2012 09:16:32 – INFO – VER="R8A013";DATE="20100119";TIME="17:24:00";

I was forget to ON USB debugging………….. and my phone is stuck at"Sony Ericsson" .
Please help m regarding this Sir
Thanks ….

204 Amit Thakur November 28, 2012 at 4:00 AM

28/016/2012 09:16:32 – INFO – Searching Xperia….
28/016/2012 09:16:32 – INFO – Found at USB\VID_0FCE&PID_ADDE\5&10ACD4C2&0&3
28/016/2012 09:16:32 – INFO – Start Flashing
28/016/2012 09:16:32 – INFO – VER=”R8A013″;DATE=”20100119″;TIME=”17:24:00″;
28/016/2012 09:16:36 – INFO – PROT_VER=”02″;DATE=”20091222″;TIME=”15:39:00″;VER=”R4A024″;CXC=”1226-2250″;TYPE=”S1_LOADER”;UNIQUE_DEV_ID=”D638E4818934EB694AD01E3E9300BD4CA9D1B4ED”;SEC_LOCK_STATUS=”LOCKED”;OTP_DATA=”4BBD77004714040209480430C70E93C2F0C32000″;IMEI=”35941903797597″;AID_VERSION=”0004″;EROM_AID=”0001″;LOADER_AID=”0001″;SW_AID=”0001″;CUST_AID=”0001″;SIM_LOCK_AID=”0001″;HWCONF_AID=”0001″;PROD_AID=”0000″;ACTIVE_LOADER_AID=”0001″;MAN_ID=”002C”;DEV_ID=”00B3″;SIN_VER=”0001″;AID_TAMP=”NOT_TAMPERED”;MAX_PKT_SZ=”00010000″;AUTH_LEVEL=”NONE”;AUTH_MET=”0001″;CARD_PRESENT=”YES”;CARD_SIZE=”8GB”;CARD_DATA=”";LOADER_ROOT=”S1_Loader_Root_f851″;EROM_ROOT=”S1_EROM_Root_b15e”;SW_ROOT=”S1_SW_Root_ac12″;CUST_ROOT=”S1_Cust_Root_5789″;SIM_LOCK_ROOT=”S1_SL_Root_f20d”;HW_CONF_ROOT=”S1_HWConf_Root_ee5d”;

6/2012 09:16:38 – INFO – Flashing kernel.sin
28/016/2012 09:16:43 – INFO – Flashing finished.
28/016/2012 09:16:43 – INFO – Now unplug the device and power it on
28/016/2012 09:16:43 – INFO – Then go to application settings
28/016/2012 09:16:43 – INFO – turn on Unknown Sources and Debugging
28/019/2012 09:19:14 – INFO – Connected device : X10
28/019/2012 09:19:14 – INFO – Installed version of busybox : BusyBox v1.17.2 (2010-09-05 03:37:08 CDT) multi-call binary.
28/019/2012 09:19:30 – INFO – Pushing .\custom\root\givmeroot.tar to /data/local/tmp/
28/019/2012 09:19:31 – INFO – Running part1 of Root Exploit, please wait
28/019/2012 09:19:31 – INFO – Running part1 of Root Exploit, please wait
28/019/2012 09:19:31 – INFO – Running rootit
28/019/2012 09:19:34 – INFO – Connected device : X10
28/019/2012 09:19:34 – INFO – Installed version of busybox : BusyBox v1.17.2 (2010-09-05 03:37:08 CDT) multi-call binary.
28/019/2012 09:19:41 – INFO – Running part2 of Root Exploit
28/019/2012 09:19:42 – INFO – Running rootit2
28/019/2012 09:19:42 – INFO – Finished!.
28/019/2012 09:19:42 – INFO – Root should be available after reboot!
28/020/2012 09:20:00 – INFO – Connected device : X10
28/020/2012 09:20:00 – INFO – Installed version of busybox : BusyBox v1.17.2 (2010-09-05 03:37:08 CDT) multi-call binary.
28/021/2012 09:21:53 – INFO – Preparing files for flashing
28/021/2012 09:21:54 – INFO – Searching Xperia….
28/021/2012 09:21:54 – ERROR – Please plug you device in flash mode
28/021/2012 09:21:55 – INFO – Searching Xperia….
28/021/2012 09:21:55 – ERROR – Please plug you device in flash mode
28/022/2012 09:22:47 – INFO – Connected device : X10
28/022/2012 09:22:47 – INFO – Installed version of busybox : BusyBox v1.17.2 (2010-09-05 03:37:08 CDT) multi-call binary.
I was forget to ON USB debugging………….. and my phone is stuck at”Sony Ericsson” .
Please help m regarding this Sir.
Thank you …..

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206 Pasa December 21, 2012 at 8:46 AM

Does this process unlock bootloader too? If not what do I need to do to unlock bootloader?

207 chuman January 8, 2013 at 10:01 AM

yeepppii i did it… thank dude.. but it take me lots of time .. anyway happyy now….

208 Haris January 21, 2013 at 3:33 AM

21/001/2013 01:01:35 – INFO – Flashing kernel.sin
21/001/2013 01:01:39 – INFO – Flashing finished.
21/001/2013 01:01:39 – INFO – Now unplug the device and power it on
21/001/2013 01:01:39 – INFO – Then go to application settings

I was forget to ON USB debugging………….. and my phone is stuck at”Sony Ericsson” .
Please help me regarding this Sir.
Thank you …

209 Haris January 21, 2013 at 12:33 PM

21/001/2013 01:01:35 – INFO – Flashing kernel.sin
21/001/2013 01:01:39 – INFO – Flashing finished.
21/001/2013 01:01:39 – INFO – Now unplug the device and power it on
21/001/2013 01:01:39 – INFO – Then go to application settings

I was forget to ON USB debugging………….. and my phone is stuck at”Sony Ericsson” .
Please help me regarding this Sir.
Thank you …
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210 Sri January 22, 2013 at 7:25 AM

Hi,
I’ve rooted my x10 now, and I’ve successfully removed the stock apps such as timescape, wisepilot etc…the problem now is, I removed facebook and all related files thinking that I can install it from play store. But facebook is not working now, it says ” com.facebook.katana ” closed unexpectedly…Please help………….Where will I get all facebook related files…

211 api January 22, 2013 at 11:45 AM

my fon stuck at step 5..only show sony ericson at displays..help???????????

212 munish February 21, 2013 at 5:34 PM

thanks dear i rooted my x10i thanks alot.

213 munish February 21, 2013 at 5:36 PM

but after this my sim not working in phone now what can i do dear.

214 batman March 21, 2013 at 7:43 PM

My phone is stuck on the fourth step its not going past the sony ericsson i have an X10

215 marshal March 29, 2013 at 11:02 AM

i download the flash tool but when i want to open it, it does nor responeded well cos of the flash name .exe am using x10i. it givin me some option like open as image, video. pls help me i wanna upgrade my phone from 2.2.3

216 jayjay April 9, 2013 at 3:27 PM

hey, pls. help me , after following step 1-4 , my phone doesn’t boot anymore
pls. help

217 danny April 14, 2013 at 7:38 PM

pls same as jayjay I think I missed sumet out cus my phone stuck on blank screen with sony ericsson acros it and hasn’t changed for hours it installed busy box I completed allsteps but when I tried to confirm by reconnecting to flashtool.ex it went of now even wen I take battery out it just gos to the sony ericsson screen pls help I will donate when resolved as ur instruction were brilliant I simpl

218 danny April 14, 2013 at 8:32 PM

yeeeee I done it no matter what happen in this process the flash process will correct It u have to make sure if u have my problem explained above just make sure u get it into the right mode when connecting even when it stuck on sony ericsson screen u have to take out battery leaving usb connected an hold back button constantly then replace battery if it turns back to sony screen repeat an press back button hard while usb connected then replace battery it will work an follow complete flashtool.exe process it took me 2 hours cus I didn’t hold back button good method just memorise steps first but it cant go wrong im not a pro but if anyone gets stuck with my problem of sony ericsson screen stuck on contact me by posting message on here an I should see it write it for eyes of danny 1985 its easy to pick out from the rest then thanks

219 zohaib May 7, 2013 at 6:54 AM

i have root my xperia x10 and now its not going more than its logo what should i do…..?

220 andrew May 10, 2013 at 12:32 PM

Hi i missed the first step “unknown sources & usb debugging”.
Now its stuck at SE logo.
Please help

221 DaKu May 20, 2013 at 8:49 AM

Bootloader unlocked Bitchezzzzz!!! :D

222 DaKu May 20, 2013 at 8:51 AM

Game on Bitches!!!!! :D M done!!

223 jerry May 21, 2013 at 7:12 PM

Thanks for this guide. Very helpful to me. Now my X10 is a superuser!

TWO THUMBS UP!

224 salinko May 27, 2013 at 7:59 AM

thanks… it worked perfectly

225 mrugesh June 16, 2013 at 12:42 PM

what to do if my phone is not restarting after rooting???

226 cox June 26, 2013 at 6:03 PM

please please anyone help.. am stack on the SE logo… what can i do

227 Prathap August 7, 2013 at 8:07 AM

Link is broken -________-

228 Thomas October 2, 2013 at 11:37 AM

Hi Guys,

I have tied to flash my x10i multiple times but each time I flash it comes up the same as the screens above and tells me to switch on. But all I get is Sony Ericsson on the screen nothing else happens. I then connect to the SE site and reload SE software and try agiin same result. Any ideas??

229 Andy November 21, 2013 at 3:43 PM

thanks to X10, this guidence is completely working 100% even i’m amateur in rooting. firstly i found my device stuck on sony ericsson logo after doing downgrade kernel on step 2. then i’m doing upgrade kernel & turn it on device then…walaaaa….my device back to normal. after doing some experiment, i found a mistake during create “Bundle Creation” for downgrade kernel. after doing complette bundle creation and follow step by step, finally….i found “SUPERUSER” icon on my device, my X10 already rooted.
next project is bravia engine…ha3

230 Saad January 13, 2014 at 2:09 PM

Tried it didnt worked at first but after that i again repeat the steps and now my phone is rooted THANKS for a well explained!

231 mhemad January 31, 2014 at 12:33 PM

I did root and succed … if I restoring the divice to factory reset data the rooting still done or it will delete ?

232 edwar kukuh prasetyo March 6, 2014 at 12:59 PM

Alkhamdulillah,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
it’s work,,,, berhasil,,,,
thanks,,,, terimakasih banyak,,,,

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