How to Root XPERIA X8/W8, Download SuperOneClick Tool

How to Root XPERIA X8/W8, Download SuperOneClick Tool, 4.5 out of 5 based on 33 ratings

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 v1.5 for Android 2.1, if you are using Sony W8 and v1.5 doesn’t work, try SuperOneClick v2.1.1 for new devices, 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 :

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68 Responses to How to Root XPERIA X8/W8, Download SuperOneClick Tool

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

  2. lordbreaker says:

    does it take awhile?

  3. 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

  4. vlad says:

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

  5. shar says:

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

  6. 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!

  7. Manjinder Singh says:

    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

  8. shadman says:

    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

    • nickykhoo says:

      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 says:

        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

  9. kalpak says:

    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 !!!! :(

    • charles says:

      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 says:

        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.

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  11. deadly says:

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

  12. deadly says:

    i mean application failed.. sry for the mistake

  13. chickay says:

    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.

  14. santhosh says:

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

  15. Daniel says:

    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

  16. jenyr says:

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

  17. jenyr says:

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

  18. TABY says:

    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

  19. Yoyo says:

    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 :)

    • charles says:

      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.

  20. kamal makhija says:

    how to make group contact for sending group message

  21. Ajinkya says:

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

  22. Ajinkya says:

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

  23. Ajinkya says:

    hey clarles,
    where are you? please reply soon.

  24. salvador says:

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

  25. salvador says:

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

  26. Brian Markler says:

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

  27. ahlejoh says:

    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??

  28. ahlejoh says:

    SuperOneClick v1.9.5.0
    Checking drivers…

    Killing ADB Server…


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


    Waiting for device…


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


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

  29. Apik Halim says:

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

    • shivam says:

      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.

  30. PpaStrmpf says:

    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?

    • charles says:

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

      • PpaStrmpf says:

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

        ************** 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 section.
        The application must also be compiled with debugging

        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

  31. ECHO says:

    does it work offline?????

  32. Cosmas Kobe says:

    Who can teach me how to root???

  33. benz says:

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

  34. Ivenz says:

    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…

    • charles says:

      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.

  35. haroon says:

    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?

  36. Rick says:

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

  37. Claude says:

    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 :(

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