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How To: Root/Unroot Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 and X10 Mini With A Single Click

We have some great news for Xperia X10/X10 Mini owners looking to root their devices without getting into any complicated steps. The popular Universal Androot app can be used to very easily and efficiently root the Xperia X10 and X10 Mini, without the hassle of going through anything complicated. One great thing about this root procedure is that you don’t need to erase anything, and all your settings and data remain intact after gaining root.


The concept of single-click root is gaining massive popularity in the world of Android as support for more and more devices is being added to such rooting tools. Once such tool that has gained massive popularity by now is Universal Androot. It has already been the tool of choice for rooting several other devices and now, support for the Xperia X10 and Xperia X10 Mini has also been confirmed. The best thing about this tool is that unlike other similar one-click root tools that have to be run from a computer, this one is an app that runs directly on your Android phone itself.

Here is the step by step guide on rooting your Sony Ericsson Xperia X10/ X10 Mini with a single click:

  1. The first step is to Download UniversalAndroot to your computer.
  2. Connect your phone to the computer via USB.
  3. Mount the phone’s SD card for USB storage and copy the extracted APK file to it.
  4. Once you have copied the file, install it through any file manager of your choice like ES File Explorer, Astro File Manager etc.
  5. Once the app has been installed, launch it from the app drawer.
  6. Follow onscreen instruction to root or unroot your device.

There you go! Your Sony Ericsson X10/X10 Mini is now rooted. It just doesn’t get simpler than this. You can now run root-only apps on your device, access its internal memory for modifying the system partition, remove bloatware and personalize your device in a lot more ways than previously possible.

Disclaimer: Addictivetips will not be responsible in case you brick or incur any other damage to your Xperia X10/X10 Mini during the process.

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  • Lucy

    Just to make sure, does this procedure cover the Mini PRO also? I’m assuming it does, I just want to check before I go ahead with it! Thanks for the awesome info too guys.

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  • Mirjam Blokzijl

    I have a mini pro and it does not work.
    I installed the program and when I start to root it fails.

  • Muthu Lingam

    Root failed. sux to the max.

  • dude

    The rootfile is infected

  • bonnsn08

    Follow the link to root your Xperia X10 mini pro android 2.1 update 1
    and turn your mobile to wifi hotspot

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  • Andrew Maxwell

    Stop giving generic advice, will you! I followed your “step by step”, and guess what, I have an Xperia X10i and live in Hong Kong. I am not mentally disabled, although I do have hydrocephalus. Regardless, I did exactly what you said… It doesn’t work for everyone!!!!!! If you’re offended by my comments then say something along the lines of “…it night not work for peoples outside…”

    Xperia X10’i’ – to be specific.

    If you’re going to post something that a few billion may well have access to then make your comments incontrovertibly reliable, true, and…do your bleedin’ homework…..you…. Who’s the idiot? You’ll be happy to know you’ve just wasted…..3 hours of my life.

  • heather0000014

    this is my first time to try this, and im not so techy..im just following all the steps to put cyanogenmod to my xperia x10i, but im having a hard time unpacking the zip files (UniversalAndroot.rar). please, if anyone could help me, add me up at my ym zapanta.hazel@yahoo.com. thanks, very much appreciated..

  • pisang

    I failed to root using universal androot n z4root..universal root said no fails fu goo..eats that??z4root when i press permanent,it came up ntg..jump to main page and my x10 is lag like shit..help me..email me pls….

  • GRingo

    Failed to root X10 Mini Pro… Damn!

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  • andri eb

    tolong dong,,,gmn supaya setiap donlod aplikasi/gim bisa langsung masuk ke eksternal memori (xperia x10 ver 2.1)

  • Jekew

    it doesn’t working

  • messy

    am using sony ericsson xperia x10 mini… i installed but like everyone says the fucker is not installed.. yo man reply for us or else del this tip useless bitch

  • Jaco van der Molen

    Hmm, does not work. Saying Failed! No ~~~ Fu goo ~~~