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Rooting my Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro (SK17i)

After using Xperia Mini Pro for 4 months, today I decided to root my android phone. Not that I'm worry about my phone getting bricked because of rooting, I just want to keep the warranty intact for a while.

For the rooting process, I was just following the instruction posted in xda developer forum.

 How to root your Xperia mini pro (sk17i) / Xperia mini (sk15)

The procedure is very straight forward. It shouldn't take more than 3 minutes.

The process.

Please note that this procedure is for Windows only.

1. Download the and extract the downloaded file.
2. Go to the folder where its extracted, locate "runme.bat" and execute it.
3. Follow the instruction on the screen.

Here's the complete process. 

Easy rooting toolkit (v3.0)
created by DooMLoRD
using exploit zergRush (Revolutionary Team)
Credits go to all those involved in making this possible!
[*] This script will:
(1) root ur device using latest zergRush exploit (16 Nov)
(2) install Busybox (1.18.4)
(3) install SU files (binary: 3.0.3 and apk: 3.0.6)
[*] Before u begin:
(1) make sure u have installed adb drivers for ur device
(2) enable "USB DEBUGGING"
from (Menu\Settings\Applications\Development)
(3) enable "UNKNOWN SOURCES"
from (Menu\Settings\Applications)
(4) [OPTIONAL] increase screen timeout to 10 minutes
(5) connect USB cable to PHONE and then connect to PC
(6) skip "PC Companion Software" prompt on device
Press any key to continue . . .
--- STARTING ----
* daemon not running. starting it now *
* daemon started successfully *
--- cleaning
rm failed for *, No such file or directory
--- pushing zergRush"
1441 KB/s (23056 bytes in 0.015s)
--- correcting permissions
--- executing zergRush

[**] Zerg rush - Android 2.2/2.3 local root
[**] (C) 2011 Revolutionary. All rights reserved.

[**] Parts of code from Gingerbreak, (C) 2010-2011 The Android Exploid Crew.

[+] Found a GingerBread ! 0x00015118
[*] Scooting ...
[*] Sending 149 zerglings ...
[+] Zerglings found a way to enter ! 0x10
[+] Overseer found a path ! 0x000151e0
[*] Sending 149 zerglings ...
[+] Zerglings caused crash (good news): 0x2abcccc4 0x0054
[*] Researching Metabolic Boost ...
[+] Speedlings on the go ! 0x6fd193d3 0x6fd39667
[*] Popping 24 more zerglings
[*] Sending 173 zerglings ...

[+] Rush did it ! It's a GG, man !
[+] Killing ADB and restarting as root... enjoy!
if it gets stuck over here for a long time then try:
disconnect usb cable and reconnect it
toggle "USB DEBUGGING" (first disable it then enable it)
--- pushing busybox
2799 KB/s (1075144 bytes in 0.375s)
--- correcting permissions
--- remounting /system
--- copying busybox to /system/xbin/
2099+1 records in
2099+1 records out
1075144 bytes transferred in 0.319 secs (3370357 bytes/sec)
--- correcting ownership
--- correcting permissions
--- installing busybox
--- pushing SU binary
694 KB/s (22228 bytes in 0.031s)
--- correcting ownership
--- correcting permissions
--- correcting symlinks
--- pushing Superuser app
2728 KB/s (785801 bytes in 0.281s)
--- cleaning
--- rebooting
Press any key to continue . . .

For more detail on how to root your Xperia Mini Pro, please visit There's instruction for rooting your SE phone using FlashTool.


  1. is this also applicable for:

    Xperia mini pro sk17i
    2.3.4 Android version
    4.0.2.a.0.58 build number.

  2. i did try this but i dont know if this work, online i get superuser

  3. Dude my device is bricked, all it does is go into recovery. I am stuck at this log:
    --- STARTING ----
    * daemon not running. starting it now *
    * daemon started successfully *

  4. can this work for 2.3.4 build no 4.0.2.A.0.62

  5. Nope, this will not work for 4.0.2.A.0.62

  6. failed...pls says read only..

  7. Excellent article. Very interesting to read. I really love to read such a nice article. Thanks! keep rocking.
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