Guide on How to Root Xperia X10 Mini and X10 Mini Pro

By Sidharth | Android

Folks at xda developers confirmed that now you can easily root your Xperia X10 Mini, or X10 Mini Pro with the instructions posted by doshaska.

Although there isn’t much hype and buzz around these phones, but for those of you who use anyone of the phones (or both!) can now — get down and dirty — and root them with the step by step instructions given below:


How to Root Xperia X10 Mini and X10 Mini Pro

– Download: (download and extract the archive)

– You will need ADB from Android SDK and USB drivers for X10 mini (part of Sony Ericsson PC Companion).

– Enable USB debugging on the X10 mini phone in Settings –> Applications –> Development and connect the phone to PC via USB.

– Add the Power Control widget to your active widgets on the phone, so you can quickly turn off and on the wi-fi function.

– From the command line:

cd c:exploid_x10mini (or another folder where you’ve extracted the files from
adb push Superuser.apk /sdcard/Superuser.apk
adb push su /sdcard/su
adb push exploid /sqlite_stmt_journals/exploid
adb push busybox /sqlite_stmt_journals/busybox
adb shell
cd sqlite_stmt_journals
chmod 755 exploid
chmod 755 busybox

Immediately after the next command, you will need to disable and enable the wi-fi using the power widget on the phone:
then run:
enter password rootnow
prompt will change to # – now we have root
./busybox cp /sdcard/Superuser.apk /system/app/
./busybox cp /sdcard/su /system/bin/
./busybox cp busybox /system/bin/
chmod 4755 /system/bin/su
rm /system/bin/rootshell
– out of rootshell
exit – out of adb shell

Verifying if you’ve successfully rooted X10 Mini:

– When you run the abd shell again and issue su command, the Superuser.apk will run on the phone and will ask whether to allow root permissions…

Via Doshaska

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(6) comments

SE April 5, 2011

what u have to do is:

– download the android SDK tool
choose the .zip one.

– extract everything to the same folder at the same location as u extracted

– plug the usb in to ur phone

– turn on phone charging

– turn on usb debugging mode (phone settings -> applications)

*then i found another problem when i type ./exploid seems like it doesn’t work, coz i can’t execute the rootshell command then. Any suggestions.

-regards, i’m from indonesia

simtho January 14, 2011

Guys(and girls), just go get Z4Root from the web, download the apk file to your PC, place in on the SD card and then use (from market), on your phone, AppInstaller (or similar) to install it from the SD card, easy as 1-2-3, you have to enable USB developer but Z4root will tell you how if in doubt.

    someone February 17, 2011

    Z4root doesn’t work anymore

Pratyush December 28, 2010

permission denied for start of line adb push Superuser.apk
PLS reply

Phon November 22, 2010

Does it work with android 2.1 yet? or only 1.6 from original factory FW?

Marty November 7, 2010

Hi, I’ve tried many times this procedure on my Xperia X10 mini pro, but doesn’t work. Permission denied to the folder /sqlite_stmt_journals , permission denied to change mods, permission denied to execute the exploid.


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