How to Root XPERIA X8/W8, Use SuperOneClick Tool v2.3.3

If you are using XPERIA X8 or W8, here is a guide for rooting the stock Android 2.1 system and any official update version. I think the Sony Ericsson default user interface is beautiful, but it is too slow, because there is a lot of applications running in background, many of them is the Sony Ericsson stock applications and these things can not be delete except you root XPERIA X8. Furthermore, you can install custom roms after rooting the phone.

OK, Let’s begin rooting X8, you need a PC connected to Internet, the phone data cable and battery level of your X8 is above 60%. Now active the phone, press menu key, tap settings, tap application settings, tap develop, check the USB debug option. Connect the phone with data cable. If it is the first time that your X8 connect to the computer, in the USB mode menu, you should choose “install PC companion”, then your computer should remind you found usb device, and start download and install the latest Sony Ericsson PC Companion software.

Make sure the pc companion is installed correctly, then download the SuperOneClick tool, you can get the latest version from the original thread, unzip it.

Now disconnect the usb, then connect the X8 with usb again, pay attention, DO NOT CHOOSE ANY THING ON THE PHONE, leave it alone, now run the SuperOneClick tool, the green Android exe file, click the big “Root” button, now wait for a few minutes, it will tell you successfull root your X8. Now disconnect the usb connection, reboot X8, now you get your XPERIA X8 rooted. you should see the super permission icon shows in your app drawer. Any operations which need root permission will show a warning tips.

As XPERIA W8 has the same hardware with XPERIA X8, to root XPERIA W8, just do the same operation.

[update 5/6/2012] gg-driver for windows, fix * daemon not running. starting it now on port 5037 * and other stuck errors. download link : http://www.mediafire.com/?10mg9e5s2pn3j7q

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  • chenebing

    Good day,

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  • jagdeep

    how to root xperia LT18a

  • ryo

    Hi bro i want to ask u something…my x8 still using android 1.6….if i want to root my phone do i have to update to android 2.1??or i can just root my phone using android 1.6

  • Dishank jain

    I have rooted my Sony ericsson W8 mobile phone, i got an icon super user in my mobile phone, and it shows link2sd in it, but i am unable to transfer my phone apps to my sd card, why is it so? can u help me out ?

  • neeha

    plzzz help :(( falure at 5th step……..

  • jeshua

    uh..i have some problem to root my w8,i’m a lil bit confuse with the tutorial,please make it clearer,need yo help guys

  • JULIE

    Hi, charles.
    I tried to root my x8 but when I want to run the superoneclick it can not work. It says that the aplication can not initialize properly… please give me your advices for that. thanks.

  • Suhaib

    hey dude…. when i open super one click there r 2 exploits to choose!! which one shud i tke??? the gingerbreak or psneuter?? pls reply asap… thnkzz!!

  • stephan

    will there be any problem with this process…. i’m new to smartphone and android.. plz help.. any suggesions,,

  • Antony Jose

    hey charles..i jus wana kno if anythn happns durin the rooting….can we get back to the old version…?

    what are d problms facd durin rooting ?? my fone s xperia X8…android 2.1…. whats ur numbr ?

  • eeycee

    hi charles.. i have SE w8 too.. is it safe to root?.. or lets just say “do at your own risk too”.. i haved read many forums.. ..but they didn’t teach me.. ..i’m afraid that i may fail.. what should i do? tnx

  • Giwrgos

    it shows me allways this message cannot stat ‘C:\Users\Giorgos\Desktop\SuperOneClick\rageagainstthecage’: No such file or directory!!!pff help pls

  • Claude

    Heyy i want to root my w8, but when i start the superoneclick, when i tap the root button, it starts but this appear…
    Killing ADB Server…
    Starting ADB Server…
    * daemon not running. starting it now on
    port 5037 *
    What should i do ?? pls help :(

    • http://www.chromloop.com charles

      hi, i think you should install the usb driver for your phone first, install this driver and reboot your computer, then try again, good luck.

  • Rick

    hello, pls help me… I cannot root my W8 Phone… pls tell me how to….. very badly needed your reply.. thnx

    • http://www.chromloop.com charles

      Hey, I need more details to help you… what is the matter?

  • haroon

    i tried rooting my x8 but it didnt work. superuser installs and superoneclick says the is rooted but i dont have root access. whats wrong?

  • Ivenz

    Hi my name is ivenz im using sony erricson W8 unfortunately i got losted my Aplication inataller icorn dont know how to recover please kindly anyone help me out…please…

    • http://www.chromloop.com charles

      Hi Ivenz, you can download any application installer you like in Android Market, (Oh, it is called Google play now).
      if you are talking about the system apk installer, maybe you can try factory reset, or repair your phone by PC companion.
      good luck.

  • benz

    when i root my phone it stuck at psneuter wat to do pliz help.

  • Cosmas Kobe

    Who can teach me how to root???

  • ECHO

    does it work offline?????

  • PpaStrmpf

    Can someone help me I’m not the only one with rooting problems but I’ve been trying all tips nothing works.
    Phone X8 2.1. android.
    When I start SuperOneClick it says
    Unhadled exception has occurred in your application. If you Click COntinue the app will ignore this error anda atempt to continue…
    The system cannot find the file specified.
    Could it be cause I had to decode phone(so it can recognize my GSM SIM). I’ve continued the super one now I see the Super User icon but have I’ve done it wright?

    • http://www.chromloop.com charles

      hi, you can install a app which need root permission to test if it works.

      • PpaStrmpf

        Thank you for your reply but it won’t budge.
        Here is the total error report:

        See the end of this message for details on invoking
        just-in-time (JIT) debugging instead of this dialog box.

        ************** Exception Text **************
        System.ComponentModel.Win32Exception: The system cannot find the file specified
        at System.Diagnostics.Process.StartWithCreateProcess(ProcessStartInfo startInfo)
        at System.Diagnostics.Process.Start()
        at SuperOneClick.Form1.runCommand(String arguments)
        at SuperOneClick.Form1.runOperationUI(String description, String arguments)
        at SuperOneClick.Form1.btnUnroot_Click(Object sender, EventArgs e)
        at System.Windows.Forms.Control.OnClick(EventArgs e)
        at System.Windows.Forms.Button.OnClick(EventArgs e)
        at System.Windows.Forms.Button.OnMouseUp(MouseEventArgs mevent)
        at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WmMouseUp(Message& m, MouseButtons button, Int32 clicks)
        at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WndProc(Message& m)
        at System.Windows.Forms.ButtonBase.WndProc(Message& m)
        at System.Windows.Forms.Button.WndProc(Message& m)
        at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.OnMessage(Message& m)
        at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.WndProc(Message& m)
        at System.Windows.Forms.NativeWindow.Callback(IntPtr hWnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wparam, IntPtr lparam)

        ************** Loaded Assemblies **************
        mscorlib
        Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
        Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.3053 (netfxsp.050727-3000)
        CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/Microsoft.NET/Framework/v2.0.50727/mscorlib.dll
        —————————————-
        SuperOneClick
        Assembly Version: 1.5.5.0
        Win32 Version: 1.5.5.0
        CodeBase: file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/Mirza/Local%20Settings/Temp/wzaf74/SuperOneClick/SuperOneClick.exe
        —————————————-
        System.Windows.Forms
        Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
        Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.3053 (netfxsp.050727-3000)
        CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Windows.Forms/2.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.Windows.Forms.dll
        —————————————-
        System
        Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
        Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.3053 (netfxsp.050727-3000)
        CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System/2.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.dll
        —————————————-
        System.Drawing
        Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
        Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.3053 (netfxsp.050727-3000)
        CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Drawing/2.0.0.0__b03f5f7f11d50a3a/System.Drawing.dll
        —————————————-

        ************** JIT Debugging **************
        To enable just-in-time (JIT) debugging, the .config file for this
        application or computer (machine.config) must have the
        jitDebugging value set in the system.windows.forms section.
        The application must also be compiled with debugging
        enabled.

        For example:

        When JIT debugging is enabled, any unhandled exception
        will be sent to the JIT debugger registered on the computer
        rather than be handled by this dialog box.

        IT JUST FREEZES either I try to unroot or try to allow the non-market app. The SuperOneClick freezes oh yes it says :
        Killing ADBServer

  • Apik Halim

    HI . the problem is that i’m stuck at “waiting for device” . i wait for too long . could somebody help me ?

    • shivam

      first you need to install pc companion for your phone from sony ericson website.Now run the pc companion now run super one click.This time it does not hang on waiting for device.Rply me when it works.

  • ahlejoh

    SuperOneClick v1.9.5.0
    Checking drivers…

    Killing ADB Server…

    OK

    Starting ADB Server…
    * daemon not running. starting it now on port 5037 *
    * daemon started successfully *

    OK

    Waiting for device…

    OK

    Getting OS Version…
    Pushing psneuter…
    error: device not found

    FAILED

    what shud i do?? pls..HELP.!!!!

  • ahlejoh

    Hey dude!! y is dat my Superoneclick not responding after waiting device apperared?? can u give me some suggestion?? i cant root my Sony Ericsson X8?? and what’s the purpose of cyanogen mod??

  • Brian Markler

    Hi, i have a problem cuz i can’t even open the superoneclick.exe on winrar archive… any suggestions or help?

    • http://www.chromloop.com charles

      Hey, did you extract all the files before execute the superoneclick.exe ?

  • salvador

    espero me puedas informar porque lo intentado de varias forma y nada, de antemano gracias

    • http://www.chromloop.com charles

      Sure, can you describe the details to me? I’d like to help.

  • salvador

    disculpa para quitar el superusuario de mi celular X8 como le puedo haceR¡??????

  • Ajinkya

    hey clarles,
    where are you? please reply soon.

  • Ajinkya

    is android 3.0(honeycob)is ideal for w8? which custom rom is suitable for it?

    • http://www.chromloop.com charles

      Hi, Ajinkya, currently, the Android 2.3.7 is more mature and stable, suitable for daily use, I have this installation guide for you.

  • Ajinkya

    is android 3.0(honeycob)for w8? which custom rom is suitable for it?

  • kamal makhija

    how to make group contact for sending group message

  • Yoyo

    I hve root my W8
    It works..thx a lot..but…

    “there is a lot of applications running in background, many of them is the Sony Ericsson stock applications and these things can not be delete except you root XPERIA X8. ”

    how do i do it..i hve no idea..i hope u can help me..

    Thx in advance :)

    • http://www.chromloop.com charles

      Hi Yoyo, you can uninstall the native apps which you never use, you can install this RootAppDelete to uninstall them, remember to backup system before you modify something.
      but the best way to get your phone running faster is install a custom rom.

  • TABY

    i guys i have se w8 , i have installed se drivers pc is detecting my mobile, when i tried to root using superoneclick its checking rooted false and getting stuck on step 5 plz help me

    • http://www.chromloop.com charles

      Hey TABY, I updated the Super One Click download, you can try the v2.1.1. SuperOneClick v2.1.1

  • jenyr

    i need help!!!i want to root my w8 walkman phone…

  • jenyr

    when i root it it says “waiting for device” & hangs….even if i un check the usb debug & check it agian its no use…

    • http://www.chromloop.com charles

      Hi jenyr, check your usb drivers, try this one http://www.mediafire.com/?10mg9e5s2pn3j7q

      • jenyr

        hi charles its always the same…it always hangs on “waiting for device”…i already installed gordon gate u gave me…
        is there a apps like universal root,z4root, unrevoked and other apps that is compatible with w8 walkman?
        tnx….

        • http://www.chromloop.com charles

          The problem is the USB driver… did you install the PC Companion?

  • Daniel

    hey, when I download Superoneclick it and run it.. I check the enable usb debugging, but when i try to root, it says: “Killing ADB server” then “Daemon started succesfully” then hangs.. -.-’ b4 that when i clik root it says that I dont have some kind of driver.. Xperia X8.. PLEASE REPLY SOON.. :D

  • santhosh

    Hello Iam using W8 and I want to know by which file to save superoneclick.Please help me.

  • chickay

    Hey charles! rooting successful! thanks to you! after my w8 got rooted, do i have to install custom roms? thanks to you. awaiting for your reply.

  • deadly

    i mean application failed.. sry for the mistake

  • deadly

    when i click super1click application will popout.. why???

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  • kalpak

    i have installed it successfully in my w8 .. now how to use it ? i want to install all apps in SD card.
    please help me out admin !!!! :(

    • http://www.chromloop.com charles

      Hi kalpak, you need to install a custom rom which support mount the ext partition, e.g. CM7, them create a ext 2 partition on your SD card.
      I provide you a guide when I have time, or you can find some useful tips on XDA forum: X8

      • kalpak

        dear charles,
        please tell me how to use this app. i m getting irritated by bloody 2.1 android. feeling like to sell off my phone. i want to install apps in SD card. please drop me an email regarding this if possible. awaiting for your reply.

  • shadman

    Works fine with my W8, once you connect your phone after enabling USB debug option wait for a moment your PC will ask for reboot so you need to restart before running the superoneclick.exe

    • http://www.facebook.com nickykhoo

      when i prees root in super one click ..
      it was out a notification about , Unhandled exceaption has occurred in your application. If u click Continue , the application will ignore dis error amd attept to continue. If you click Quit , the application will clise immediantely.

      Not found .

      i was using W8

      can u help me ?

      • Shadman

        You need USB drivers. Install PC Companion in your PC to get the drivers. Enable USB Debugging and do not select connect to PC option when you connect your phone with pc other useful information you can find it myw8.blogspot.com

        • nicky

          Can i noe wat mean by usb driver?connect phone by using usb wif comp?

  • Manjinder Singh

    huh….
    buddies it’s still nt wrkng .

    I’ve tried a lot.

    I think that may be the driver problem is causing by some viruses and trojans….

    bt stll I’m trying .
    as soon as i’ll find a solution i’ll post it over here..

    o.k. dudes

    • http://www.chromloop.com charles

      Hey, I think it’s the software problem too, remember to close any phone manager tools.
      or you can try using your friends PC instead. :)

  • http://donnod.webs.com Manjinder Singh

    Hey , charles , is it right that super one click needs the .net framework to run or work properly

    and thank u for the attachement u have added to solve my driver problem.
    I’ll try it ,and as soon as it’ll work for me , i’ll inform on this forum,

    thanks in advance dude!

  • shar

    everytime i try to root, it gets stuck at ‘waiting for device’ . wat to do?

    • http://www.chromloop.com charles

      when it say “waiting for device”, go to the “settings -> applications -> Develop”, uncheck the “usb debugging” then check it again.

  • vlad

    Hi,could you post a link where to get superoneclick plz?thx

  • http://gdshl.blogspot.com Manjinder Singh

    me2 fails when rooting my w8.
    in actually when i start the debugging process my comp. tries to seach a hsusb driver on my comp. bt always fails i’ve also installed pc companion in my pcbt it to won’t help me in fixing driver problem.

    plz hlp me

  • lordbreaker

    does it take awhile?

    • http://chromloop.com charles

      the root process takes a few minutes, if it has no response for more than 5 minutes, disable the use debug option, then enable it again.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Syafiq-Marvyn/1434202680 Syafiq Marvyn

    I try to root but it fail all the time…. i need help

    • http://chromloop.com charles

      Hi syafiq marvyn, tell me about that, to see if i can help you.

      • cinta

        i want to know how make video call for w8

    • pewee

      just try agian it will work’s i was succesfully made it i read carefully tips and i try now my x8 was succesfully rooted