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I am kind of new to Android and smartphones.

Phone: Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro
Model number: MK16a
Android version: 2.3.4

So far, I have been able to find the following sources:

  • I first saw this XDA-Developers thread. It seems relatively complicated. (And I haven't had much experience with the Linux shell either, so I shy away from this...)
  • The previous thread linked to this thread, which was 'easier'.
    • However, reading the instructions, I need ADB drivers or something. No clue how to get these.
    • Also, avast has blocked parts of the file from downloading. (Zerg rush...?) I can disable avast's web shield temporarily, if you guys recommend this method.
  • This article which mentions a thread similar to the previous one.
  • Android Forums - Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro: All Things Root Guide.

I would rather do this using as foolproof, easy, and unlikely-to-brick method as possible.

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up vote 2 down vote accepted
  1. Enable USB debugging from Settings->Applications->Development.
  2. Install SuperOneClick on your PC.
  3. Connect the phone to the PC via USB.
  4. Run SuperOneClick and click Root.
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