Rooting Sony Xperia Mini Pro SK17i

Rooting sk17i

This post is written as an instruction to root SK17i Sony Xperia Mini Pro. But the program that i use to root is also capable of rooting other android phone. It has been tested for various Android phone. For complete list of Android phone that able to root with that program are listed at the bottom of this post. However, i only test it on Sony Xperia Mini Pro SK17i because i only have one android phone which is Xperia Mini Pro SK17i. So that’s why the title is Rooting Sony Xperia Mini Pro SK17i. Personally, that’s the only phone that i tested and it works perfectly. If you are user of other Android phone as listed at the bottom of this post, you may try to root also using the program as it works perfectly according to the programmer.

Seriously, this tutorial for rooting is for beginner. In other words, rooting for dummy. If you have full of knowledge about rooting, than reading this post will be useless to you. The program is called Easy Rooting Toolkit (Zergrush Exploit). It has been created by Doomlord. The latest version as i write this post is Easy Rooting Toolkit v3.0.

Download: Easy Rooting Toolkit v3.0 (Used in this guide)

Download: Easy Rooting Toolkit v4.0 (Updated)


Here is some notes that you must do before you run this program

1. Make sure you have installed adb drivers for your device


Menu > Settings > Applications > Development


Menu > Settings > Applications

4. [Optional] increase screen timeout to 10 minute or more

5.[Optional] Make sure your phone battery charge is at least 50 percent. More than 90 percent would be safe. Personally when i use this program, it only take less than 5 minutes. However, it’s always best to prepare for the wors

6. Connect USB cable to your phone and then connect to PC

7. Skip “PC Companion Software” prompt on your Android device


Now you can execute Easy Rooting Toolkit, and follow on screen instructions.


What  this program will do

1. Root your 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)

** The Version is depending on the version of the Program. As i stated above, the version that i used is Easy Rooting Toolkit v3.0


I tested this program when my sony xperia mini pro sk17i in stock rom Android 2.3.3 and also stock rom Android 2.3.4.

If you have rooted your sony xperia mini pro sk17i while you in Android 2.3.3, you shouldn’t have any problem to upgrade your sk17i to 4.0.2.A.0.58 Android 2.3.4 using PC Companion Software as provided by Sony. Take note that you will lost your root when upgrading to 4.0.2.A.0.58. However, it is not a problem because what you need to do is only root back the device using the Easy Rooting Toolkit program.

According to the Doomlord,  Easy Rooting Toolkit has been proven to work on following devices. You may use this program for:

  • Rooting Sony Xperia X10 (GB firmware)
  • Rooting Sony Xperia Arc
  • Rooting Sony Xperia Arc S
  • Rooting Sony Xperia Play [R800i/R800x]
  • Rooting Sony Xperia Ray
  • Rooting Sony Xperia Neo
  • Rooting Sony Xperia Neo V
  • Rooting Sony Xperia Mini
  • Rooting Sony Xperia Mini S51SE
  • Rooting Sony Xperia Mini Pro
  • Rooting Sony Xperia Pro
  • Rooting Sony Xperia Active
  • Rooting Sony Xperia Live Walkman
  • Rooting NTT Docomo Xperia ARCO SO-02C
  • Rooting Samsung Galaxy S2 [GT-i9100/GT-9100P]
  • Rooting Samsung Galaxy S II for T-Mobile (SGH-T989)
  • Rooting Samsung Galaxy S II for AT&T (SGH-I777), Skyrocket (SGH-i727)
  • Rooting Samsung Galaxy S II LTE Rogers Canada (SGH-I727R), Android version 2.3.5, Baseband version I727RUXKJ7
  • Rooting Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4g Touch
  • Rooting Samsung Galaxy S2 HD LTE (SHV-E120S)(korea)
  • Rooting Samsung Galaxy S2 LTE (SHV-E110S)
  • Rooting Samsung Galaxy i9100G
  • Rooting Samsung Galaxy S [i9000B] & [i9000 2.3.3 (PDA I9000BOJV8, Phone I9000XXJVO, CSC I9000GDTMJV7) and german T-Mobile branding], XWJVW (2.3.6)
  • Rooting Samsung Galaxy S 4G (aka SGH-T959V)
  • Rooting Samsung Galaxy S Plus (GT-I9001) OS 2.3.3 and 2.3.6 (I9001ZSKP6) & 2.3.4 firmware (i9001XXKP4)
  • Rooting Samsung Galaxy Mini GT-S5570 (GB only)
  • Rooting Samsung Galaxy Mini Pro i5510
  • Rooting Samsung Galaxy W [i8150]
  • Rooting Samsung Galaxy Y
  • Rooting Samsung Galaxy Tab [P1000] (2.3.3 firmware), [P1000N]
  • Rooting Samsung Galaxy Note [N7000]
  • Rooting Samsung Galaxy Player YP-G70 2.3.5 (GINGERBREAD.XXKPF)
  • Rooting Samsung Galaxy Ace (2.3.3, 2.3.4 firmware)
  • Rooting Samsung S5670 FIT DDKQ5 2.3.5
  • Rooting Samsung Nexus S [i9023] (2.3.6)
  • Rooting Samsung Nexus S 4G 2.3.7
  • Rooting Samsung Galaxy Nexus S [i9020] (2.3.6)
  • Rooting Samsung Exhibit (SGH-T759)
  • Rooting Samsung Exhibit 4G (SGH-T759) (2.3.3) Build UVKE8
  • Rooting Samsung Epic 4G
  • Rooting Samsung Captivate i897 UCKH3
  • Rooting Motorola Milestone 3 [ME863 HK]
  • Rooting Motorola Milestone 2 with Gingerbread
  • Rooting Motorola XT860, Bell XT860
  • Rooting Motorola Defy+
  • Rooting Motorola Droid X sys ver 4.5.605 w/ gingerbread
  • Rooting Motorola Droid X2 (2.3.4) Sys ver 1.3.380.MB870.Verizon.en.US Build 4.5.1A-DTN-150-30
  • Rooting Motorola XT883 (China Telecom)
  • Rooting Motorola XT862 (Verizon Droid3)
  • Rooting Motorola DROID RAZR
  • Rooting Nexus One (2.3.6 stock)
  • Rooting LG Revolution
  • Rooting LG Nitro HD
  • Rooting Vizio VTAB1008 Tablet
  • Rooting Huawei IDEOS U8150 (2.2)
  • Rooting HTC Sensation (S-OFF only)
  • Rooting Acer Liquid Mini (2.3.5)
  • Rooting Acer Liquid Metal (2.3.6)

That’s all guys. Happy rooting

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8 thoughts on “Rooting Sony Xperia Mini Pro SK17i”

  1. Dude you are a awesome instructor……Thanks for your instruction. Please Instruct how to unlock bootloader……

  2. The reason for failure in process of rooting is that my phone’s Build number is : 4.0.2.A.0.62;
    So, is there any method to root a device with such build number.

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