Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro

How To Root Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro SK17i

Pre Requisite Instructions:

  • So, before proceeding you will have to ensure that you have successfully created the backup of your data which includes SMS, Contacts and other data which is present in your phone which even includes the APN (Access Point Name) Settings which are responsible for the internet access in the form of 3G / GPRS on your phone.
  • Make a note of the APN as well as the MMS Settings which are there in your phone so that once rooting is finished you can enter the same in your device. You can refer to the below procedures to know in detail about on how you can create a backup of your crucial data. The best way is to move all the data to the SD Card and then remove the SD Card from your phone till you finish the rooting process.

Procedure to Backup SMS,

Procedure to Backup Contacts

  • Another important thing is that you will have to note that you are on the version of “4.0.A.2.368”. Just in case if you don’t know on how you can check the version then all you need to do is to go to the path Settings > About Phone > Firmware Version where you will find the version of Android OS where it will show 4.0.A.2.368 Gingerbread 2.3.3 version.
  • Make a note that your phone needs to be charged a minimum of 90% before rooting the phone as most of the times this step is not followed and users tend to get issues like lesser battery backup after rooting the device. So, higher the battery life, the better will be the performance of the phone after rooting.
  • Ensure that the Sony’s PC Suite is installed in your computer and make sure that you are suing the computer or laptop which has the admin privileges. Just in case if some particular ports are locked then you may face issues in the COM Port. If it shows the error of Port then all you need to do is to restart the computer and then re try the whole process of rooting which is mentioned below.
  • Please note that last but not the least, the warranty of the phone will be lost as soon as you root the phone, so make sure that you know about this fact before you proceed to root the device, though there are ways to revoke the root access with which you can then reclaim the warranty.

Procedure to Root Xperia Mini Pro SK17i 4.0.A.2.368:

  • First up, you need to download the Rooting Package which contains the Rooting file in the form of boot.img file as well as Short fuse app which is required for the rooting process.
  • 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.
  • Now, after this you need to flash the boot.img file using the code which is mentioned below.

Fastboot flash boot boot.img

  • Please note that you will have to ensure that you are not renaming the boot.img file which you have downloaded and placed in the folder as if you do that then there the whole process of rooting won’t be working.
  • Now, up next you will have to verify that you get the message of “OK” at the end of the flashing process after which all you need to do is to just disconnect the USB cable.
  • Now, power the phone ON and now when the phone boots up then you will have to ensure that the option of “unknown sources and USB Debugging” option is enabled which you can find the same in the Settings after that you will have to connect the phone with the computer and then you need to start the Super One Click application on your Computer
  • Now, up next you will have to click on the Root or alternatively you can also click on the FLASHTOOL and then click on the root.
  • That’s it as soon as you click on the Root then the device will be rooted after which the device will either be blinking or may even get restarted in the process of rooting.

Now, after this the device will be rebooted and then you will find that the Super user application in the skull shaped which means that the device has been successfully rooted. After this now, you will have to open the same and then if it asks you to allow the rooting access then you need to allow the same.

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92 Comments

92 Comments

  1. 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

    • Pradeep Neela

      September 21, 2013 at 12:43 pm

      any error message you are getting?

  2. 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. badboy

    July 5, 2013 at 11:05 pm

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

  4. badboy

    July 5, 2013 at 11:04 pm

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

  5. 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. 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. Mr.N1br45

    May 16, 2012 at 11:13 am

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

  8. 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. 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. 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 ……….??????????????

    • Neela Pradeep

      March 28, 2012 at 9:21 pm

      yes you can very well root your device!

  11. 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. Puneet

    February 20, 2012 at 11:31 pm

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

  13. ishan

    December 11, 2011 at 6:12 pm

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

  14. Stuti Datanwala

    December 11, 2011 at 12:40 pm

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

    • NeaL Pradeep

      December 20, 2011 at 12:34 am

      its there in the zipped folder! unzip the same!

      • bob

        June 17, 2012 at 5:46 pm

        No its not there

  15. 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. dwarak

    December 10, 2011 at 9:45 am

    finally rooted my xperia mini pro……

  17. 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. 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. 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. 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

    • NeaL Pradeep

      December 9, 2011 at 6:17 pm

      you need to turn on the phone when you connect!

  21. 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. 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

    • NeaL Pradeep

      December 6, 2011 at 10:08 pm

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

      • 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

  23. dwarak

    December 5, 2011 at 12:00 pm

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

    • NeaL Pradeep

      December 5, 2011 at 12:30 pm

      yes dwarak you can apply this update!

      • dwarak

        December 6, 2011 at 8:27 am

        thank you very much for ur quick 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. 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. sandeep

    November 22, 2011 at 4:41 pm

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

  26. 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…

    • NeaL Pradeep

      November 22, 2011 at 3:03 pm

      we will get back to you soon!

    • 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 😀

  27. 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. sandeep

    November 22, 2011 at 10:35 am

    4.0.A.2.368 Gingerbread 2.3.3 version

  29. sandeep

    November 22, 2011 at 10:00 am

    can u send me the link of global version…

    • NeaL Pradeep

      November 22, 2011 at 10:29 am

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

  30. sandeep

    November 22, 2011 at 9:54 am

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

  31. sandeep

    November 22, 2011 at 2:05 am

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

  32. sandeep

    November 22, 2011 at 2:02 am

    which tool to extract the image file

  33. sandeep

    November 21, 2011 at 11:28 pm

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

  34. sandeep

    November 21, 2011 at 7:57 pm

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

    • NeaL Pradeep

      November 21, 2011 at 8:40 pm

      you need to extract file for just once!

  35. 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???

    • 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.

      • NeaL Pradeep

        November 6, 2011 at 11:35 pm

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

    • NeaL Pradeep

      November 6, 2011 at 10:10 pm

      yes you can root the device!

  36. 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

    • NeaL Pradeep

      November 2, 2011 at 11:17 am

      yes you can go with the global version!

  37. 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. 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.

    • NeaL Pradeep

      October 30, 2011 at 11:24 pm

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

      • 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. 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. 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. CS-g

    October 2, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    I also get “waiting for device”
    but nothing happen

  42. CS-g

    October 2, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    I also get “”
    but nothing happen

    • NeaL Pradeep

      October 2, 2011 at 5:13 pm

      have you installed the drivers?

      • CS-g

        October 2, 2011 at 5:18 pm

        windows say that i have the latest driver installed

  43. 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. 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….?????

    • NeaL Pradeep

      September 28, 2011 at 2:33 pm

      what is the error message you are getting?

      • 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!

      • 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. 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. 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.

    • NeaL Pradeep

      September 22, 2011 at 10:04 am

      yes go ahead, it will work for your phone!

  47. 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. Christos

    September 1, 2011 at 7:25 pm

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

    • NeaL Pradeep

      September 1, 2011 at 7:26 pm

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

  49. 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

    • 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

      • NeaL Pradeep

        November 10, 2011 at 10:40 am

        THE DEVICE IS NOT UPDATED, UPDATE THE SAME AGAIN!

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