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Root/UnRoot X8 1.6 Detailed Explanation


  1. suhel28

    suhel28 Well-Known Member

    Ok. there are lots of rooting tutorial I know. But just for X8 sake here am posting it again. to make things look good I'll put up a detailed version explaning each step

    ROOTING X8

    things you'll need


    1.X8 with Usb Cable
    2. Computer with SuperOneClick.exe (attached)

    PS : NEW VERSION OF SUPERONECLICK GIVES ERROR USE THIS VERSION

    [HOW TO :]

    before starting anything I just want to say that

    do it on your own risk, it worked for me maybe it will work for you too

    Step 1 : PREPARING YOUR MOBILE FOR ROOTING

    1. go to settings-> applications -> development

    turn the USB DEBUGGING MODE ON

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    2. go to settings-> sd card, usb mass storage & phone storage

    click on UNMOUNT SD CARD

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    Step 2 : PREPARING YOUR COMPUTER FOR ROOTING

    1. Download the attachment.
    2. Download X8 drivers just in case your computer doesn't recognise your phone X8_drivers.zip

    Step 3 : ROOTING

    1. Connect your phone with pc (make sure debugging is on & memory card is unmounted)
    2. open the Superoneclick thing and click root.

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    CLICK THUMBNAIL TO SEE FULL IMAGE
    within few minutes it will root your phone & a confirmation message will come telling "DEVICE ROOTED"
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    CLICK THUMBNAIL TO SEE FULL IMAGE

    Attached Files:


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  2. suhel28

    suhel28 Well-Known Member

    UNROOTING X8

    things you'll need


    1.X8 with Usb Cable
    2. Computer with SuperOneClick.exe (attached)


    PS : NEW VERSION OF SUPERONECLICK HAS TO BE USED THIS TIME

    [HOW TO :]

    before starting anything I just want to say that

    do it on your own risk, it worked for me maybe it will work for you too


    before I let you through the unrooting thing I want to show you something.

    after rooting your phone you will see a new application installed in your phone SUPERUSER

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    this application helps you to ask permission for root access if any application will be trying to access your root.

    when I first UNROOTED my phone I was kinda puzzled to see the SUPERUSER application was still there and there was no way to remove it (no uninstall option as you've with your built in applications)
    but than I searched the net and saw few tutorials and sorted my way back.

    STEP 1 :

    Removal of SUPERUSER

    I used a application named "ROOT EXPLORER" which is like a file manager

    1. go to system->app

    there you'll find superuser.apk

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    now make sure you've clicked mount r/w i.e. read/write (this option will only come after rooting your phone)
    after clicking mount r/w, read/write access will be activated and r/o will be deactivated as shown in the figure

    2. delete superuser.apk


    STEP 2 :

    UNROOTING BEGINS

    1. download Superoneclick (attached)

    this is the new version it will have UNROOT option

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    CLICK THUMBNAIL TO SEE FULL IMAGE

    2. Connect your phone (debug on, sd card unmounted)

    3. Click on UNROOT

    4. as you've removed super user it will show this error

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    CLICK THUMBNAIL TO SEE FULL IMAGE

    IGNORE IT

    5. the process will continue and will stop at this point

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    CLICK THUMBNAIL TO SEE FULL IMAGE

    6. CONGRATULATIONS YOU'VE UNROOTED YOUR PHONE


    STEP 3 :

    CHECKING IF YOUR PHONE IS UNROOTED OR NOT

    just open rootexplorer and you'll see the screen as below

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    the r/w access is GONE now you can only r/o (read only) your files



    :D :D :D :D

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  3. iwanarifs

    iwanarifs Member

    can you explain why i must root x8?
    i am sorry, i am newbie..
  4. kiz1983

    kiz1983 Well-Known Member

    its not rooting x8 not giving u anything...

    u can delete those preinstalled apps which some of it r useless for me..

    those apps with expired date shud b removed n also those trial games...
  5. koolad4m

    koolad4m Member

    thank for the info....btw do you have tutorial to upgrade sony x8 to froyo?
  6. FelgY

    FelgY Member

    I don't believe it's already available (with or without rooting).
  7. Blitzkri3g

    Blitzkri3g Well-Known Member

    So,no point up for all this up until now...right? :confused:
    N.
  8. FelgY

    FelgY Member

    Only if you want to remove, for instance, the trials game that came with the X8 and already expired. I would like to remove them, but I don't want to play with rooting, for now! :)
  9. Androidimos

    Androidimos Member

    And how can i unistalle trial softs from my X8?
  10. s_raheb

    s_raheb New Member

    Will rooting unlock my X8 too? its linked to O2
  11. iwanarifs

    iwanarifs Member

    i think, if you want to remove some game or application, you can install "uninstall application" from the market. then you can choose by them to delete anything you want.
    that is the way if you dont want to take a risk by rooting something on your phone.
  12. kiz1983

    kiz1983 Well-Known Member

    You can't uninstall preinstalled apps unless u root it.... There is no other way...
  13. FelgY

    FelgY Member

    I don't know as I never rooted mine... But I guess it's something like the procedure that suhel28 wrote on post #2.

    In "STEP 1 : Removal of SUPERUSER", instead of removing superuser.apk I guess it will be something like <name_of_application>.apk. But since I'm not sure, please wait for someone who really knows how to do it.
  14. kiz1983

    kiz1983 Well-Known Member

    For me, after i rooted my phone, im using titanium backup to backup mine n also to remove unwanted preinstalled apps..
  15. coman_nick

    coman_nick Well-Known Member

    And, in my opinion the biggest reason of all, with Bluetooth File Transfer and a rooted X8 you can recieve files via bluetooth from any device (or at least that it what they say).

    Before rooting it I first want the upgrade to 2.1, and while waiting for the root method to be uncovered I'l decide if I need it or not.
  16. suhel28

    suhel28 Well-Known Member

    Thanx for thanking me.... Sorry am just too busy to be online
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  17. assu

    assu Member

    Why should i root? What does it give more or w/e?
  18. suhel28

    suhel28 Well-Known Member

    Well by rooting you can remove stock applications and games freeing up space on your phone
    Some applications work only on rooted phone for e.g. titanium backup etc.

    X8 is still new and as it grows older lots of few things will come at your doorstep but those things would ask you for a rooted phone :)

    For now there is nothing much you can do but in future it would be immensely HELPFUL :) :)
  19. suhel28

    suhel28 Well-Known Member

    ACCORDING. To my knowledge the rooting procedure would remain same whether its 1. 6 or 2.1
  20. Blitzkri3g

    Blitzkri3g Well-Known Member

    Can I use Z4Root to root the phone,uninstall the unwanted apps and then UnRoot it back? All will be normal after that?
    Anyone done this?
    I need some more internal space damn it! :p
    N.
  21. suhel28

    suhel28 Well-Known Member

    tried z4root doesnt work.. only working way is this one which is done with help of pc
  22. Blitzkri3g

    Blitzkri3g Well-Known Member

    Damn.Thanks.I ll have to try rooting later...
    Just waiting for the 2.1 for now.
    N.
  23. suhel28

    suhel28 Well-Known Member

    if you've space issues 2.1 won't help you cuz it would upgrade your software not hardware so the internal phone memory will remain the same irrespective of the firmware version.. also app2sd is only on froyo and 2.1 is not froyo.. you will have to root ur phone sooner or later ^^.
  24. kiz1983

    kiz1983 Well-Known Member

    lets hope tht apps2sd can b done on x8 as someone manage to use it on x10 either running 1.6 or 2.1
  25. jianmehr

    jianmehr New Member

    1000 times try and disappointed.I wanna upgrade it end of year but until this time I need to install some software.I have to root my x8 and unroot it end of year.plz help me and tell me which method I can use?

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