Jul 11 AT 12:05 PM Nick Gray 11 Comments

SONY XPERIA X10 finally gains root access

The SONY Ericsson EXPERIA X10 is a formidable phone for Android enthusiasts, but things are about to heat up. The Snapdragon powered Android 1.6 phone has finally been rooted after being available in Europe and Asian since the middle of April.

Those who have used the X10 mainly complain about the fact that it’s running Android 1.6, a build that it nearly a year old. With root access, ROM developers now have the opportunity to cook up some new builds and hopefully give XPERIA X10 owners of taste of Eclair of even Froyo in the coming weeks or months.

For a detailed look at the rooting process and step-by-step instructions, be sure to check out the source link below. Our question to you: does root access change your stance on the XPERIA X10 and what it’s capable of?

Source: XDA-Developers

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. Nick joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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  • http://Website x10owner

    Excuse my noob-ness, but why would I want to root my phone? What are the advantages? are there any disadvantages?

    • http://Website Kenny

      Advantages of root are this. Easy to theme and basiclly make your own custom version of android. Updates come out more frequently because it doesent have to go though the channels and then aproved by you carrier. Disadvantages would be only this root acces may make your phone more vunerable to malware and hackers. Good new is hackers are really goin after jailbroken iPhones.

      • Zijan08

        So I m not very familiar with android and the overall abilities of having root access. As a ATT customer I’ve been waiting for a phone that can get around the limitations ATT places on android. Having root access and updating to the newest android OS, would this allow users to get around this roadblock?

        • http://Website Nick

          Yes, rooting a phone allows you to install any ROM that developers on the different forums put out * specifically* for that phone. But we typically would not recommend going down that path unless you are willing to risk your warranty and are extremely confident in the rooting/flashing process.

      • http://Website Ola

        “Good new is hackers are really goin after jailbroken iPhones.”

        Excause me but what was your intention with this sentence? Say what? Come again ;)…

  • http://Website Dave from the grave…

    I own a X10i (black version) and thanks to the root I can now access the whole market with paid applications (MarketAccess/MarketEnabler) and that just makes me wanna cry :) Paid applications is only available in like 13 countries compared to Appstores 70 countries… and my country wasn’t included in Googles plans…

  • http://Website Kevin

    wow, this article is REALLY late.

  • http://Website Dilbagh Rai

    I need to root my phone. Please help. I

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    You can now put Backtrack5 on your phone, and gain access to secure networks… reason enough.

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