Sony Xperia X10 Mini users who want infuse some extra and innovating features will first have to root their device in order to avail Superuser access. This way you will be able to try custom ROM’s with great features and lesser bugs. This article will even help you Unroot your phone, if you want to reclaim your warranty then Unroot your device first.
The important thing you need is CLockworkMod recovery, this article covers detail on how to install CWM recovery onto your Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini (E10i). Installing custom Recovery will not only enable you to flash custom ROM’s but will even help you to backup your previous ROM’s/data, etc. Read the article to know how you can Root/Unroot and even install custom recovery onto it.
Warning: Neither we nor the developer should hold any responsibility if you damage or brick your phone in the process of following this article. Therefore, please proceed at your own risk.
What to do before installing ROM or Rooting your device?
Step 1: We always suggest a full backup of your Android device before you go for rooting or installing custom ROM. Backup all your SMS, Backup/Export Contacts, Backup APN settings. You can also follow our Tutorial on creating backup of Android device without root access.
Step 2: You should also Backup all apps, if you have not rooted your device yet then follow this procedure to backup apps. If you have a rooted device then use Titanium to Backup and restore apps and cache data.
Step 2: Enable USB debugging on your device, Go to settings>>Developer options and check the USB debug box. If you are not able to get it check our detailed guide on enabling USB debugging on Jelly Bean, IceCream Sandwich and Gingerbread.
Step 3: Always check your battery before performing rooting procedure or installing ROM. If you have low battery status then you may face interruption while the procedure and it may brick your device. Check our tutorial on how to get battery percentage on Status bar.
Step 4: If you are going to install Custom ROM then it’s better to create a full Nandroid Backup of your device. You can also use Custom recovery to create Nandroid backup.
Step 5: We would also suggest disabling security apps and programs like Antivirus and Firewall on your Android device as it may interrupt the procedure.
I am sure that if you take care of above mentioned steps carefully then there is lot less chance of issues. If you face any issues with ROM then you can revert back to previous Nandroid Backup. Also you have all SMS, settings and apps data with you that can be restored anytime.
Download SuperOneClick.rar and CWM-Install E10i – firstname.lastname@example.org file here to your computer. Extract SuperOneClick.rar file and CWM-Install E10i – email@example.com onto your desktop. Rename the cwm-install folder to cwm_files.
Procedure to Root/Unroot and Install ClockworkMod Recovery on the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini (E10i):
Step 1: First of all connect your phone to the PC via original USB cable i.e. the cable that came with it.
Step 2: Now, from the folder where you’ve extracted SuperOneClick.rar file run SuperOneClick.exe.
Step 3: Next, from the interface you see, click on “Root”, to begin the rooting of your device.
That’s it; you’ve successfully rooted your Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini (E10i) and the application will confirm it too.
Step 4: For Unrooting your device, follow all the steps starting from 1 to 2 and in step 3 where you’ve clicked on “Root”, there click on “Unroot”, for unrooting your device.
Step 5: For installing CWM recovery on your device, Once again connect your phone to the PC, if you’ve disconnected it after rooting/unrooting it.
Step 6: Next, from the folder cwm_files, run “CWM_install.bat”.
Step 7: A procedure will start and as soon as it has completed, CWM recovery will have been successfully installed in your device.
You’re done with your desired method, i.e. rooting/unrooting and installing CWM recovery on Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini (E10i). Share your queries with us, we will try to resolve the same.