How to Root Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini – Step by Step Tutorial

Sanjana December 16, 2011 0

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini smartphone is now Rootable! There are two methods by which you can root the Xperia X10 Mini one is by using Z4 Root and the other is by using Super One Click Root. Both methods are found to be effective in rooting the device so you can opt for any of them in case you face any issues with either of them. It is important to note that rooting will void the warranty but after rooting the device you can have a few benefits like obtaining the administrator’s access after which you can change the file system to remove factory loaded apps and so on.

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You must backup all the user data present in your phone since chances of data loss or corruption are there. Having a backup can help you replace the lost data if any damage occurs. Follow the link posted below to backup and restore all your data easily.

Pre Upgrade Instructions for Rooting and Firmware Update


Must Have:

Z4 RootJava SDKAndroid SDK

Steps to Root Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini using Z4 Root:

Step-1: Download Z4root from the Must Have section to your computer and unzip it. During the extraction process, it will prompt you to enter a password so enter the password as  After extraction, you will receive the apk file that you have to copy to your phone.

Step-2: After you have copied the extraction file to your phone, go to application list and click on it to install it on your Sony Xperia X10 Mini. Now after installation is complete, open the application by clicking on it and you will come across two options that is Temporary and Permanent Root.

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Step-3: Click on Permanent Root after which the device will root in seconds. Don’t interrupt during the rooting procedure else you will have to repeat the rooting procedure. It is not suggested to choose temporary root because if you opt for temporary root the device will get rooted by just a simple restart.

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Step-4: After you choose the appropriate option among both, the rooting process will conclude and the device will restart. If you choose Temporary root then the device will stay rooted till the device restarts. When you restart the phone the device will get unrooted thus it always suggested to choose Permanent root.

Step-5: When you restart the phone you will come across a “Superuser” icon that will be displayed in the screen in the shape of skull indicating that the device has been successfully rooted and you are now ready to customize the device according to your wish.

Steps to Root Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini using Super One Click Root:

Step-1: In case you did not succeed in rooting the phone using z4 root then opt for Super One Click Root tool. This method is also like the one click but it is a PC Software and not a Phone’s software.  The best part of this feature is its unique simple interface and you never have to mess your hands with tools like HRoot and others that are quiet difficult for a normal user.

Step-2: Download and install Java SDK (complete SDK) that supports the framework required to run Android SDK. Now download Android SDK so that you can obtain the essential drivers required to root the phone. Download the PC version of this software app and install it the set your device in USB Debugging mode. Be sure not to mount the SD Card or else the entire data will get lost and some major issues may arise.

Step-3: Now open the Super One Click software and connect your phone to the computer via USB Cable and if you are unable to run it then try to enter the Recovery mode. Be sure to install all Drivers in through the PC suites of your respective Android phones.

Step-4: Now select the option that you want to perform and you can easily perform rooting, shell rooting, un rooting and aslo allow non Market apps that require rooting in just one click.

Thus you can succesfully root your phone by following the above mentioned steps and install non market apps in your Xperia X10 Mini.

We wont be responsible for any harm caused to your device during the rooting procedure that is unlikely to happen if you follow the instructions carefully. The rooting procedure is only applicable to Xperia X10 mini phones so do not try it in any other devices as it may not be reversible and harm the device by blocking it.

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