My novel Android Smartphone Star X18i (ordered from that particular shop), running Android 2.3.4, has been rooted using the instructions in this thread: (method 2b, using the zergRush exploit, v3). Nice work for the script, I just copied the instructions step-by-step. The phone itself seems to be a Sony Xperia X10 clone.

Three things made me want root access:

  • It’s my device and I decide what to do with it (and Google does, in this case, since it’s Android).
  • Remove some chinese apps.
  • Get FasterFix to work.

After I had root access, I used Ghost Commander because it can simply mount/unmount /system rw/ro. I could have done that via console, but it’s much more convenient that way.