Step by step Tutorial How to Root & Install xRecovery Xperia X10 2.3 GB

Thursday, September 1, 20112comments

After you upgrade your X10 to 2.3 gingerbread, It's not easy to get your phone rooted and install xRecovery. But now, someone from xda-developpers has found method how to do that. Thanks to aZuZu from xda-developers who has found this method. This tutorial include pictures and videos, so it will make you do it easily.

Here we go.

[ Requirement ]
  1. Stock SE 2.3.3 firmware/custom 2.3.3 ROM (if u want to update/install xRecovery the simple way)
  2. my modified Flashtool package posted below

[ Whats Included? ]
  1. modified Flashtool package
  2. aZuZu's FTF files posted for rooting
  3. zdzihu's xRecovery-0.3-GBready (with all fixes made by Z)

[ Downloads ]

FlashTool_0.2.9.1-GBready_root_xRec [ Mirrors ]
  1. Just download and double click on the downloaded file
  2. it will ask where u want to install/extract, browse to that folder then click on "Extract"
  3. once its extracted go into that folder and u can now launch Flashtool using X10FlashTool.exe
How to Root
  1. make sure u are on stock 2.3.3 FW

  2. [ON UR PHONE] enable Unknown Sources & USB debugging in:
    • Menu -> Settings -> Applications -> Unknown Sources
    • Menu -> Settings -> Applications -> Development -> USB Debugging
  3. power down device

  4. Open the flashtool provided in this thread

  5. Flash -- Kernel downgrade

  6. after u see the following remove the USB cable


  8. remove usb cable

  9. Power on device

  10. u will feel a small vibration when u power on device at that point immediately connect usb cable

  11. when the device starts IT WILL get stuck at SE text logo & u will see the following in flashtool log/window:

  12. NOW click root

  13. and u will see some things getting logged in Flashtool at end u will see the following output

  14. ur devcie will reboot is done, even IF it doesnt reboot follow the next steps

  15. pull out battery and wait for few mins

  16. enter flash mode

  17. Flash -- Kernel upgrade.

  18. after u see the following remove the USB cable

  19. Power on your phone and phone will be rooted.

Video tutoruial Root X10 2.3

How to Install xRecovery
  1. power on device & get into the OS

  2. keep screen active/unlocked!

  3. now connect phone to PC via usb cable u will see the following:

  4. now click "Ask Root Perms" and watch out for Superuser prompt on screen and accept/allow it

  5. if u accepted/allowed it u will see this:

  6. now xRecovery button should become "clickable" as show above & click it!

  7. now u will see the following in the Flashtool log/window

  8. THATS IT! u will now have latest xRecovery-0.3-GBready (with all fixes) installed!

Video tutorial Install xRecovery

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