Tuesday, November 29, 2011

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 DooMLoRD_v3_ROOT-zergRush-busybox-su.zip 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
---------------------------------------------------------------
CONFIRM ALL THE ABOVE THEN
Press any key to continue . . .
--- STARTING ----
--- WAITING FOR DEVICE
* 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!
--- WAITING FOR DEVICE TO RECONNECT
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)
--- DEVICE FOUND
--- 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
ALL DONE!!!
Press any key to continue . . .


For more detail on how to root your Xperia Mini Pro, please visit http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1328322. There's instruction for rooting your SE phone using FlashTool.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

is this also applicable for:

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

kingking said...

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

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Such a help.

Sell Used Cell Phones said...

I will try hope it works....

Anonymous said...

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

Unknown said...

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

budzer said...

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

Anonymous said...

failed...pls help..it says read only..

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