Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

104 posts

Master Geek

Topic # 71491 11-Nov-2010 11:18 Send private message

Hi guys,

I thought I would briefly share my experience of flashing and rooting my x10 mini pro

I did a couple of boo boo's so I thought if I let you know I could help someone else avoid a few hours of pain!

First up, my philosophy was to get my x10 running mint with 2.1 and rooted to remove the crappy SE factory apps out of my home screen

So firstly, I flashed my x10 mini pro with Singapore 2.1 firmware.  It's very easy.  I got the software from XDA at this link:

Note, you MUST select "y" to "wipe user data" so make sure you've backed up first!

A quick note on backup, if you have synchronisation enabled for your contacts (to gmail), you don't need to back them up.  In the end (on third time around) I realised I only wanted the backup of my SMSs and call log - I didn't want settings backed up as I wanted to start from a clean slate (and re-enter settings manually)

Flash was easy, and Singapore firmware is perfectly fine with no disadvantages for NZ

Second thing I did was root the phone using this XDA tool:

It usually does take at least a couple of goes.  This was my process:
- enable USB debugging on phone
- run prog as administrator
- connect phone, click "Root"

If it loops around "rageagainstthecage" for >5 mins I would disconnect it and try again.
After a couple of goes it went through the rooting process up to "Installing Superuser.apk" where it would hang.  I waited for a few mins, then did the "untick and re-tick USB debugging"  Then it said "Finished"

Don't do the root test - it didn't work for me.

Go into the market and download Titanium Backup ROOT.
Open it - it will say "device is not rooted" but ignore it and click "Problems?"
It will install Busybox and then it should say that your phone is rooted - success!

Quick intermediate but important step - entering the APN settings for mobile data, I followed these settings:

OK, now the main purpose of rooting the phone was to get rid of crapware (which we do via Titanium backup).
At first I got a bit to enthusiastic and removed some apps I shouldn't have and "broke" my phone.  So here's a list of the apps I now have uninstalled and phone is running without problems:

CA Gold (in SG firmware)
Peggle (in SG firmware)
Roller Coaster (in SG firmware)
Music Player
User Guide
User Support (?? remembering that from the top of my head)

Apps that you SHOULD NOT remove include:
Gtalk and Talk
Setup Wizard

These are ones that I uninstalled and then broke my phone :-( (the andriod market no longer worked).

Now I have a clean, sweet running x10 mini pro!

Disclaimer:  I take NO responsibility if you accidentally break your phone following this guide etc.

Just as a note, the apps I used to replace the removed ones are:
Handcent (SMS)
aContacts (contacts and calls/dialer)
K-9 Mail (email)
Meridian (music player)
Opera Mini (even though I didn't uninstall the factory browser)


Create new topic

104 posts

Master Geek

  Reply # 403377 11-Nov-2010 13:12 Send private message

EDIT: Am having some trouble with aContacts crashing on me. Could be to do with removal of default "Contacts" or "Calls" app. In the mean time, would pay to keep those ones.

Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:

News »

National AI group launching next month
Posted 25-May-2017 09:54

New Zealand Digital Future, according to tech companies
Posted 25-May-2017 09:51

New Microsoft Surface Pro delivers outstanding battery life, performance
Posted 25-May-2017 09:34

Garmin VIRB 360 brings immersive 360-degree 5.7K camera experience
Posted 25-May-2017 09:30

Telecommunications monitoring report: Are you being served?
Posted 24-May-2017 11:54

NetValue partners with CRM Provider SugarCRM
Posted 23-May-2017 20:04

Terabyte looms as Vocus users download 430GB a month
Posted 19-May-2017 14:51

2degrees tips into profit after seven lean years
Posted 19-May-2017 09:47

2degrees growth story continues
Posted 17-May-2017 15:25

Symantec Blocks 22 Million Attempted WannaCry Ransomware Attacks Globally
Posted 17-May-2017 12:41

HPE Unveils Computer Built for the Era of Big Data
Posted 17-May-2017 12:39

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus review: Beautiful, feature-packed
Posted 16-May-2017 20:14

After ten years of mail pain Spark is done with Yahoo
Posted 15-May-2017 13:12

Warnings from security firms: do not click that link or risk your computer being infected
Posted 15-May-2017 10:11

Pushpay named NZ Hi-Tech Company of the Year 2017
Posted 15-May-2017 09:59

Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.