How To Root/Unroot Sony Ericsson Xperia X8

Remember Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 Android handset that run Android OS v1.6 and upgradable to v2.1! If you are a owner of this old device and hunting for a way to root Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 so that you can install apps that require rooted device then we are here with a small tutorial that will root this old entry level Android handset.

Compatibility

This guide below is compatible only and only with the Sony Ericsson Xperia X8. It’s not compatible with any other Xperia variant. Check your device model in Settings» About phone.

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Rooting Information: Once your device is rooted, warranty will get void; However, you can reclaim the warranty by applying official firmware update.

To check if you successfully rooted your device or not install an app called “Root Checker” that available for download from Google PLAY store for free.

Warning!

We should not be held liable for any damage caused in the process of rooting Sony Ericsson Xperia X8. Although, it is very unlikely that your device will be damaged if you follow all the instructions as it is which are mentioned in procedure.

Pre Requisites:

Backup your data first using below mentioned instructions, so that if you lost any data (unlikely) you can recover it easily.

SMS & Call LogUse SMS, MMS & Call Log Entries Backup & Restore App
Contacts & SettingsUse Android default backup options.
Images, Songs, Videos, Files – Copy to Internal/External SD card.
APN and MMS Settings – Note down from the path “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names

Important!

  1. Make sure your device have at least 80% battery power. [How to Check Battery Percentage in Android Device]
  2. You already have USB Driver Installed for Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 in your PC.
  3. Make sure USB Debugging is enabled. [Guide]
  4. You require to allow app installation from unknown source. To do so, go to Settings » Security and then check Unknown sources.

If you follow everything that we mentioned above, you are ready to move into next stage of this guide where we summed up detail instruction on how to root as well as unroot Sony Ericsson Xperia X8.

File Required(Download by clicking on it)

  1. Supper One Click Root [Filename: SuperOneClickv2.3.3-ShortFuse.zip]

How to Root Sony Ericsson Xperia X8

  1. Extract SuperOneClickv2.3.3-ShortFuse.zipto a folder of your Windows powered computer.
  2. Now connect your Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 with your PC using USB cable.
  3. Locate SuperOneClick.exe within extracted folder [see Step 1] and double click on it.
  4. Now click on Root to start the rooting process for Sony Ericsson Xperia X8.

Congrats! Your should now have a rooted Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 device.

How to Unroot Sony Ericsson Xperia X8

  1. Extract SuperOneClickv2.3.3-ShortFuse.zipto a folder of your Windows powered computer.
  2. Now connect your Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 with your PC using USB cable.
  3. Locate SuperOneClick.exe within extracted folder [see Step 1] and double click on it.
  4. Now click on Unroot to start the unrooting process for Sony Ericsson Xperia X8.

Congrats! You successfully unrooted your Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 Android smartphone.

Remember, the unroot method only work for the said rooting process. Don’t try to use the unroot process if you followed another root method to root you Sony Ericsson Xperia X8. That may brick your device permanently.

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