[Instructions] Xperia X8 Root

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wolfilein

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Aug 31, 2010
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bin4ry you su binary is incorrect and the exe are don't func sometime
i've atached a zip with a running su binary and without the exe

you need to to the manual way but it's verry easy.
you can use bin4ry first part of her manual but in the second he has make some Mistakes. please type in the secon part:
adb shell
-> # cd /data/local/tmp
-> # mount -o remount,rw -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock0 /system
-> # cat su > /system/bin/su
-> # cat superuser.apk > /system/app/superuser.apk
-> # chmod 06777 /system/bin/su
-> # chmod 777 /system/app/superuser.apk
-> # reboot
after rebooting you have root
 

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DerEineDa

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Thank you, bin4ry! I will try it as soon as I get my x8, which should be tomorrow.
 

adizonevic

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Here is a confirmation that it works :)


It does not work for me, unfortunately, this is what I get:

Killing ADB Server...

OK

Starting ADB Server...
* daemon not running. starting it now on port 5037 *
* daemon started successfully *

OK

Waiting for device...

OK

Pushing rageagainstthecage...
351 KB/s (5392 bytes in 0.015s)

OK

chmod rageagainstthecage...

OK

Running rageagainstthecage...
ROOTED

Getting mount path...
/dev/block/mtdblock0
OK

Remounting system with read-write access...

OK

Pushing su...
949 KB/s (26264 bytes in 0.027s)

OK

Pushing superuser.apk...
1279 KB/s (196521 bytes in 0.150s)

OK

chmod su...

OK

Remounting system with read-only access...

OK

Device was not rooted!
FAILED
 

wolfilein

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Aug 31, 2010
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uhh
try the manually way
but it seems that even if that all wil work
the su binary is incorrect so you become an error after typi ng su
 

adizonevic

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Nov 13, 2007
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Exactly...
I'm not sure which su binary to use?
Current says this:
$ su
link_image[1665]: 2263 could not load needed library 'libbinder.so' for 'su' (load_library[1011]: Library 'libbinder.so' not found)CANNOT LINK EXECUTABLE
 

Bin4ry

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to unroot just remove the su and the superuser.apk with rootexplorer or with adb.

Regards
Bin4ry
 

DerEineDa

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Is it normal that the root is only temporarely? When I restart the device, I have to run "SuperOneClick.exe" again before I can do "su" on adb shell.
 

shanko_26

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thanks

i just rooted my x8...
thank you guys....
now that its rooted, i tried for wifi tethering...
it is showing "no netfilter"
Is there anyway to overcome this problem......
 

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    New Method:
    Download Flashtool from here:
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=920746

    And follow the instructions!

    Regards
    Bin4ry
    2
    bin4ry you su binary is incorrect and the exe are don't func sometime
    i've atached a zip with a running su binary and without the exe

    you need to to the manual way but it's verry easy.
    you can use bin4ry first part of her manual but in the second he has make some Mistakes. please type in the secon part:
    adb shell
    -> # cd /data/local/tmp
    -> # mount -o remount,rw -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock0 /system
    -> # cat su > /system/bin/su
    -> # cat superuser.apk > /system/app/superuser.apk
    -> # chmod 06777 /system/bin/su
    -> # chmod 777 /system/app/superuser.apk
    -> # reboot
    after rebooting you have root
    2
    maybe you should post the manual way without windows
    for example mac or linux too ;)
    :p

    Done :)

    Regards
    Bin4ry
    2
    I have found a way to root X8 2.1 rom, but its complicated for average user.
    Details in 2.1/2.2 dev thread.
    2
    any working apps2sd for x8 eclair? 2.1

    Without root for 2.1 there's no apps2sd for 2.1..

    X10 firmware won't work on the x8 either it would need to be modified which means we would need recovery menu to flash the custom firmware, we don't have root for 2.1 so we can't get chargermon recovery to work...

    I have tried to get the x10 version working by modifying it for the x8 with 1.6 rooted but had no luck, I read that an x10 owner couldn't get it to work on 1.6 but when they updated to 2.1 it worked.

    Ive spent a lot of time trying to get a custom Rom onto the x8 but until 2.1 is rooted I don't think I will be able too... I have a Rom waiting though :)


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