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.

  • sabareesh

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

    • Pradeep Neela

      any error message you are getting?

  • sabareesh

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

  • badboy

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

  • badboy

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

  • hemanth

    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

  • VicKey VJ

    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????

  • Mr.N1br45

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

  • Sascha

    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!

  • Sai Nishank

    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.

  • Exz

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

    • Neela Pradeep

      yes you can very well root your device!

  • Puneet

    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

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      simple unlock the bootloader!

  • Puneet

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

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      yes you can root the same!

  • ishan

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

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      make use of usb tethering!

  • Stuti Datanwala

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

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      its there in the zipped folder! unzip the same!

      • bob

        No its not there

  • Lare

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

  • dwarak

    finally rooted my xperia mini pro……

  • dwarak

    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

  • dwarak

    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

  • dwarak

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

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      just before connecting!

  • dwarak

    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

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      you need to turn on the phone when you connect!

  • dwarak

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

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      WAIT FOR THE NEXT RELEASE

  • dwarak

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

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

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

      • dwarak

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

        • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

          your phoen may get locked!

  • dwarak

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

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      yes dwarak you can apply this update!

      • dwarak

        thank you very much for ur quick reply

  • Syed

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

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      yes you need to download it!

  • sandeep

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

  • sandeep

    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…

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      we will get back to you soon!

    • chocolate

      @sandeep,

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

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

      HAHAHAHAHAH LMFAO :D

  • sandeep

    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….

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      have you got the unlock key?

  • sandeep

    4.0.A.2.368 Gingerbread 2.3.3 version

  • sandeep

    can u send me the link of global version…

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

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

  • sandeep

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

  • sandeep

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

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      try global version!

  • sandeep

    which tool to extract the image file

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      are you on the mentioned firmware?

  • sandeep

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

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      just extract using the tool

  • sandeep

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

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      you need to extract file for just once!

  • anirudh

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

    • anirudh

      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.

      • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

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

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      yes you can root the device!

  • Colsos

    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

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      yes you can go with the global version!

  • Colsos

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

    regards

    Colsos

  • Colsos

    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.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

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

      • Colsos

        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 !

        • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

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

  • Colsos

    “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.

  • sagar

    “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..

  • CS-g

    I also get “waiting for device”
    but nothing happen

  • CS-g

    I also get “”
    but nothing happen

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      have you installed the drivers?

      • CS-g

        windows say that i have the latest driver installed

  • CS-g

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

  • Anshu Sagar

    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….?????

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      what is the error message you are getting?

      • Anshu sagar

        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…???

        • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

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

      • Anshu sagar

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

  • JohnP

    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.

  • JohnP

    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.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      yes go ahead, it will work for your phone!

  • Darkbidule

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

  • Christos

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

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

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

  • Donovan

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

    • david

      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

      • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

        THE DEVICE IS NOT UPDATED, UPDATE THE SAME AGAIN!