How To Root Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro SK17i

Xperia Mini Pro LogoJust in case you missed out on all the Sony Ericsson action on all other forum sites then we would like to announce ourselves to you as starting from now we are into Sony Ericsson support as well. So, in the due course of this article we will see on how you can root your Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro SK17i handset easily by following a simple and easy to understand tutorial. You are kindly requested to follow the instructions which are mentioned in this article and please don’t skip the same as just in case if you skip the instruction/s then you are inviting only trouble to your phone.

To keep it simple, we have broken this article in various parts as this is the first article for all the users of Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro SK17i on AndroidAdvices.com. We welcome you to our site as from now we will be providing the constant support to your phone. Apart from the Pros and Cons, the other sections includes the pre requisites before rooting and then followed by the instructions to root the phone.

Pros of Rooting:
Rooting allows you to access the system level files which can then be used to customize the ROM either with the help of applying the custom based ROMs or by allowing you to use the apps which requires the system level access.

With the help of Rooting you can even delete the system level apps which comes by default with the phone.

Cons of Rooting:
The biggest drawback of the rooting is, as soon as you root the phone the warranty gets void.

92 Comments
  1. Reply sabareesh September 18, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    hi iam using sony ericsson xperia mini pro sk17i , many rooting software iam tried but i cant root my mobile plz help me

    • Reply Pradeep Neela September 21, 2013 at 12:43 pm

      any error message you are getting?

  2. Reply sabareesh September 18, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    hi i want root my sony ericsson xperia mini pro sk17i , many of the method i tried no one working plz help me…

  3. Reply badboy July 5, 2013 at 11:05 pm

    it just starts normally when i press these three (v+h+p)..pls help..

  4. Reply badboy July 5, 2013 at 11:04 pm

    it just starts normally when i press these three (v+h+p)..pls help

  5. Reply hemanth May 28, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    hi… i want to update my sony ericsson xperia min pro (sk17i)…. right i have android version 2.3.4 .. i want to update to android vresion 4….pls help me how can i update to android 4 icecream

  6. Reply VicKey VJ May 19, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    I have updated my Phone to “2.3.4 and my software Version is WORLD-I_4.0.2.A.0.62″ how can I check if my Boot Loader is Unlocked or not I have used this command “*#*#7378423#*#*” to check if my boot loader unlock is allowed it says yes, furthermore I have downloaded the software from Super One Click but as I click to Install it it shows the Following error “The application failed to Initialize properly Error Code (0xc0000135)” how to do it also i have installed Z4root in my phone but nothing seems to work?? kindly advise…..
    last but not the least my purpose of rooting is to move all my apps to SD card to save on the ROM space will it be possible after rooting also as Sony ericsson is about to update its phone for ICS over the Air will I get the update after rooting????

  7. Reply Mr.N1br45 May 16, 2012 at 11:13 am

    can you say dat wat’s better to sk17i Root or Update

  8. Reply Sascha April 17, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    Updated my phone to Kernel 4.0.2.A.0.69, Superoneclick won’t let me root it, go stuck at step #7 waiting for device, permission denied.

    Is there ANY way to root it or flash it back? if yes, could you tell me?

    Thanks!

  9. Reply Sai Nishank April 10, 2012 at 12:23 am

    hi Neil,
    can i use this upgrade for Xperia x10 mini pro, could u please give me the link from where i can root my x10 mini pro.

    Thank you.

  10. Reply Exz March 28, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    hi fokes,,,,
    im using xperia mini pro 2.3.4
    is it good to root it to upgrade?
    give suggessions ……….??????????????

    • Reply Neela Pradeep March 28, 2012 at 9:21 pm

      yes you can very well root your device!

  11. Reply Puneet February 21, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    Dude helpppp:

    1.i had downloaded the short fuse apps,boot.img,fastboot.exe, and i put them into a single folder without renaming, that folder is placed in desktop.
    2.then i opened cmd.exe and i executed the adb.exe first and then flashboot.exe.
    3.after the execution of these two .. i turn of the phone and connect it to the pc then the phone shows sony logo and then charging logo
    4.after connection in the cmd i enter the code fastboot flash boot boot.img is given .it shows waitng for device…then i start the phone and the phone boots up normally and the cmd still shows waiting for device….

    pls help

  12. Reply Puneet February 20, 2012 at 11:31 pm

    Can we root version 4.0.2.A.0.62 Android 2.3.4???

  13. Reply ishan December 11, 2011 at 6:12 pm

    pls tell me how to coonect internet on pc via gprs of sony ericsson sk17i

  14. Reply Stuti Datanwala December 11, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    I can’t find fastbook.exe. It just says superoneclick.exe

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep December 20, 2011 at 12:34 am

      its there in the zipped folder! unzip the same!

      • Reply bob June 17, 2012 at 5:46 pm

        No its not there

  15. Reply Lare December 11, 2011 at 1:22 am

    Will here be some information when 4.0.2.A.0.58 (2.3.4) can be rooted? Or is the information somewhere already?

  16. Reply dwarak December 10, 2011 at 9:45 am

    finally rooted my xperia mini pro……

  17. Reply dwarak December 9, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    ohhhhhhh while connecting to computer, mobile should be in switched of condition,then wen the cmd shows waiting for device at that time i should ia have to switch on. is it rite

  18. Reply dwarak December 9, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    but u told
    Once you download all these files which are mentioned above, you need to install the Short fuse application in your computer and then you will have to ensure that the boot.img file is placed in the same folder as that of which is located in fastboot.exe.
    Once you do this now it’s time to turn Off the phone after which you will have to connect the phone to the computer in the fastboot mode. Which is connect the phone with the help of the USB cable to the computer.
    but now u r telling to turn on (in reply at 6.17pm)which one is rite

  19. Reply dwarak December 9, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    PLEASE tell me clearly then at which step i should have to turn of the phone

  20. Reply dwarak December 9, 2011 at 8:50 am

    whether it is rite or wrong
    1.i had downloaded the short fuse apps,boot.img,fastboot.exe, and i put them into a single folder without renaming, that folder is placed in desktop.
    2.then i opened cmd.exe and i executed the adb.exe first and then flashboot.exe.
    3.after the execution of these two .(i should have to turn of the phone and connect it to the computer)
    4.after connection the code fastboot flash boot boot.img is given .it shows waitng for device
    IS IT RITE

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep December 9, 2011 at 6:17 pm

      you need to turn on the phone when you connect!

  21. Reply dwarak December 7, 2011 at 7:08 pm

    4.0.2.A.0.58 (2.3.4).mine is in unlock condition only.now what to do

  22. Reply dwarak December 6, 2011 at 9:07 am

    what is fastboot.exe. were to download…… is that any specified fastboot for this mobile to download

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep December 6, 2011 at 10:08 pm

      yes on which version you are on? it doesnt support locked phones?

      • Reply dwarak December 7, 2011 at 7:06 pm

        4.0.2.A.0.58 (2.3.4).my is in unlock condition only.now what to do

        • NeaL Pradeep December 9, 2011 at 6:40 pm

          your phoen may get locked!

  23. Reply dwarak December 5, 2011 at 12:00 pm

    mine is 4.0.2.A.0.58 (2.3.4) SHALL I FOLLOW THIS STEPS

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep December 5, 2011 at 12:30 pm

      yes dwarak you can apply this update!

      • Reply dwarak December 6, 2011 at 8:27 am

        thank you very much for ur quick reply

      • Reply vikas March 8, 2014 at 9:39 am

        what update should i apply? i dint get what you meant?
        my phone is also on 2.3.4 and 4.0.2.A.0.58

  24. Reply Syed December 3, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    Hey i ve downloaded the super click file.. but where is the fastboot.exe file? Do i have to download it?

  25. Reply sandeep November 22, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    how to flash the boot.img file using the code…

  26. Reply sandeep November 22, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    how to unlock here.nothing is coming ..after connecting the phone to computer nxt what to do..say how to flash the boot image file…plzzzzzzzz rply me soon…

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep November 22, 2011 at 3:03 pm

      we will get back to you soon!

    • Reply chocolate March 21, 2012 at 5:40 pm

      @sandeep,

      “sandeep says:
      November 22, 2011 at 3:01 pm

      how to unlock here.”nothing is coming” ..

      HAHAHAHAHAH LMFAO :D

  27. Reply sandeep November 22, 2011 at 12:00 pm

    hi plz say how to do flash the boot img file, my phone is connected in fastboot mode and then i am not able to do….and how to do the flash boot image file ,is ther any video means plz send me the link …(or) say the process to do….

  28. Reply sandeep November 22, 2011 at 10:35 am

    4.0.A.2.368 Gingerbread 2.3.3 version

  29. Reply sandeep November 22, 2011 at 10:00 am

    can u send me the link of global version…

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep November 22, 2011 at 10:29 am

      it depends on which firmware you are on, which firmware you are on?

  30. Reply sandeep November 22, 2011 at 9:54 am

    give me rply man…..which tool to extract the boot image file….plzzzzzz

  31. Reply sandeep November 22, 2011 at 2:05 am

    can u say clearly i am not able to flash the image file…

  32. Reply sandeep November 22, 2011 at 2:02 am

    which tool to extract the image file

  33. Reply sandeep November 21, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    it is in image format know. how to extract….

  34. Reply sandeep November 21, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    hiii, say how to flash the boot img file…plzzz rply me….

  35. Reply anirudh November 6, 2011 at 10:52 am

    hey my build version is 4.0.A.2.335 android 2.3.3
    can i use ur method to root my sk17i???

    • Reply anirudh November 6, 2011 at 11:00 am

      n i didnt get this line:
      then you will have to ensure that the boot.img file is placed in the same folder as that of which is located in fastboot.exe.

      • Reply NeaL Pradeep November 6, 2011 at 11:35 pm

        change the path of adb to the default path in c drive!

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep November 6, 2011 at 10:10 pm

      yes you can root the device!

  36. Reply Colsos October 31, 2011 at 6:07 pm

    Or to what version should I flash it in order to use the global, if the normal one is not an option? I really want this phone rooted ! =/

    Thanks in advance.

    regards

    Colsos

  37. Reply Colsos October 31, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    Ok, So is there a way to get my hands on the normal one ?

    regards

    Colsos

  38. Reply Colsos October 30, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    Ok so fastboot flash boot boot.img does not work for me “error can not load boot.img”
    Did everything as said, unlocked my phone, and followed your tutorial. what does this boot.img contain exactly, is there a link with more info about the boot.img?

    please help.

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep October 30, 2011 at 11:24 pm

      which boot.img file you are using? Global or the normal one?

      • Reply Colsos October 31, 2011 at 5:35 am

        No idea really I’m very new to this and all figuring out searching the net. I used the one you provided in this tutorial. can you email me both global and normal one? Then i can try if that is the problem. :)

        Btw when I use fastboot.exe -i 0x0fce getvar version i get a response so all that is working, only up to the point where I need to use command fastboot flash boot boot.img.

        Thanks for the fast reply !

        • NeaL Pradeep October 31, 2011 at 9:25 am

          in the article we have written article for the Global version!

  39. Reply Colsos October 30, 2011 at 5:15 pm

    “Now, after this you need to flash the boot.img file using the code which is mentioned below.
    Fastboot flash boot boot.img”

    I didn’t under stand this step, how to run “Fastboot flash boot boot.img”.

    Please proved solution.

    Thanks.. ( Having to same problem, can’t figure out that step) and fastboot.exe I can’t find in the Short fuse application folder. Please proved solution.

  40. Reply sagar October 11, 2011 at 12:11 pm

    “Now, after this you need to flash the boot.img file using the code which is mentioned below.
    Fastboot flash boot boot.img”

    I didn’t under stand this step, how to run “Fastboot flash boot boot.img”.

    Please proved solution.

    Thanks..

  41. Reply CS-g October 2, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    I also get “waiting for device”
    but nothing happen

  42. Reply CS-g October 2, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    I also get “”
    but nothing happen

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep October 2, 2011 at 5:13 pm

      have you installed the drivers?

      • Reply CS-g October 2, 2011 at 5:18 pm

        windows say that i have the latest driver installed

  43. Reply CS-g October 2, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    Mine says the device is not rooted
    So it means i need to unlock bootloader?

  44. Reply Anshu Sagar September 27, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    There is any way to root xperia mini pro sk17i…..please tell me….because i had already try the the method listet above but it didn’t work for me….?????

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 28, 2011 at 2:33 pm

      what is the error message you are getting?

      • Reply Anshu sagar October 2, 2011 at 11:33 am

        Error was failed….when I try to root it using command “flashboot fast boot boot.img’……but I didn’t unlock the boot loader…bcoz I don’t want to unlock it…
        U can tell me any other way to root it…???

        • NeaL Pradeep October 3, 2011 at 2:11 pm

          IS YOUR PHONE LOCKED? IF YES THEN IT WON’T WORK FOR YOU!

      • Reply Anshu sagar October 17, 2011 at 8:45 am

        Yes its locked so there is no way to root it w’out unlock the phone…

  45. Reply JohnP September 22, 2011 at 10:31 am

    Hi NeaL,

    Thanks for the quick reply. But what about Darkbidule query?

    “…don’t need to unlock my bootloader on SE website, before to do this?”

    Cheers.

  46. Reply JohnP September 22, 2011 at 10:00 am

    Hi. Mine is currently has 4.0.A.2.335 OS version 2.3.3.
    Will the tutorial work for my phone.
    Bought mine in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

    Cheers.

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 22, 2011 at 10:04 am

      yes go ahead, it will work for your phone!

  47. Reply Darkbidule September 3, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    Sorry, but are you sure that I don’t need to unlock my bootloader on SE website, before to do this ?

  48. Reply Christos September 1, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    Hello!
    Is this possible in xperia Mini (sk15i) also?
    Is the procedure reversible?
    Thanks!

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 1, 2011 at 7:26 pm

      no, it will not be applicable but you can give it a try!

  49. Reply Donovan September 1, 2011 at 4:00 am

    What if the firmware is not the same as listed? i currently on 4.0.1.A.0.216 gingerbread 2.3.4

    • Reply david November 8, 2011 at 5:50 am

      i just upgraded to 2.3.4, have you tried this way to root it? or do we need to wait for 2.3.4 version?
      cheers
      david

      • Reply NeaL Pradeep November 10, 2011 at 10:40 am

        THE DEVICE IS NOT UPDATED, UPDATE THE SAME AGAIN!

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