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30th July 2010, 01:26 PM |#1  
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Rooting using the Exploid method:


This hack is almost universal.
I've compiled and tested a version for X10 mini.
- 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 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 (on windows it's cmd.exe):
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
exit - out of rootshell
exit - out of adb shell

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 the root permissions...

Mod edit: I felt it was better to have the guide her for new users. Or people not trusting external links.
Last edited by TheDeadCPU; 6th August 2010 at 11:50 PM. Reason: Added the guide.
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30th July 2010, 01:44 PM |#2  
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Nice one ! Really !


Works too on Mini Pro !
Nice one !!!
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30th July 2010, 02:06 PM |#3  
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gratz! Can't wait to get home and see if it works on an X10 Mini Pro.

edit: just read bin4rys update. woo!
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30th July 2010, 02:22 PM |#4  
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Confirmed:Mini Pro got root.

Xperia Mini pro U20i.
30th July 2010, 03:15 PM |#5  
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Now with "ROOT" it should be "easy" to remove the applications that the network providers install by default. Maybe i'm wrong.

in the adb shell
rm -r /system/app/*********.apk

Have to try this at home.
30th July 2010, 03:29 PM |#6  
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Working perfectly in X10 mini (E10i), many thanks Kabaldan!

To remove or copy apps, the path would be:

adb shell
#busybox rm -r /system/app/<file.apk> --removes the app
#busybox cp /sdcard/<file.apk> /system/app/<file.apk> --copies the app from SDCard
30th July 2010, 05:00 PM |#7  
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Originally Posted by kabaldan

Rooting using the Exploid method:

can't download from mediafire
any other download link?
30th July 2010, 05:12 PM |#8  
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Whats coming next? Do I see Android 2.2
Also can you mention how to create a backup of current SE x10 Mini ROM, so that if in future i want to get back to SE Default, i should be able too
30th July 2010, 06:06 PM |#9  
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Hi. OK i am a complete noob so please small words lol

I downloaded the ADB and the Exploit but were to from here ?

I am on a win7 64x machine and would really like to unlock the full potential of my phone (x10 mini)

If i dubble click the install in the SDK folder it want to update some stuff, do i do all of them or what do i do?

On the exploit page it gives you commends to type .. do i do that in CMD or how do i do them?

Pls help me
30th July 2010, 08:09 PM |#10  
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Thanks kabaldan!
Really nice of you!

It worked fine on my x10 mini.


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