How to : Root Sony Ericsson xperia x10 mini

Hello Android users,

I am using my first android (Sony Ericsson xperia x10 mini) for last couple of months. I have a strong desire to root my  android as usual every android user (Techi). There is a lot of software for device root out there but all are for windows. But I am a GNU/Linux user since last one and half year. This is the problem I faced for last couple of months, and I can’t root my device.

Finally last night I found a solution for linux user to root xperia x10 mini. FlashTool is my ultimate solution. I am happy by using this.

Now let me describe my experience for root the device.

Step 1. Download the FlashTool full-version from you will get a tar.7z file which you need to extract. (In my case I unziped it home/root folder for better organize. You can extract this file by 7zip tools installed from Software Center. Also there is others tools available.)

Step 2. Add following rules to /etc/udev/rules.d/10-mobile.rules file.

sudo gedit /etc/udev/rules.d/10-mobile.rules

SUBSYSTEM==”usb”, ACTION==”add”, SYSFS{idVendor}==”0fce”, SYSFS{idProduct}==”*”, MODE=”0777″

sudo /etc/init.d/udev restart

Step 3. Install ia32libs

sudo apt-get install ia32libs

Step 4. Now run FlashTool as SuperUser

sudo su


And Bingoooo, Your FlashTool is running. Hit Root Icon from Tools Bar and your xperia x10 mini will be rooted within a short time.

Happy with my rooted device 🙂

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  1. Game Mobile, Tai Game Mobile December 15, 2012 at 1:35 PM

    I relish, result in I found just what I used to be having a look for. You’ve ended my four day lengthy hunt! God Bless you man. Have a nice day. Bye

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