Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini & Mini Pro get rooted

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Another one bites the dust! The Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini & Mini Pro have been rooted.  We’ll skip right to the goodies and give you the instructions:

You will need ADB from Android SDK and USB drivers for X10 mini (part of Sony Ericsson PC Companion).
Enable USB debugging on the phone in Settings>Applications>Development and connect the phone to PC via USB.
Add the Power management widget to your active widgets on the phone, so you can quickly trun off and on the wi-fi function.
From the command line (on windows it’s cmd.exe):
cd c:\exploid_x10mini (or another folder where you’ve extracted the files from exploid_x10mini.zip)
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:
./exploid
then run:
rootshell
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
exit
– out of rootshell
exit – out of adb shell

Verification:
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…

However you still need a .zip file for it to work correctly, and for that, you’ll need to go to the source of the article:

[via android.doshaska]

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  • Sindre

    I’ve got an error. after typing adb shell it says
    error: device not found

  • http://thetechaddicts.com Aman Arora

    Is rooting safe?

    There is an instruction in the article “immediately turn off and on your wifi” what if I am not able to do it immediately? will my phn still work fine?

  • http://thetechaddicts.com Aman Arora

    I also got the same error the user above me :(