How to Root Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro SK17i 4.1.B.0.587

In this article we will tell you how to root Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro SK17i 4.1.B.0.587. Here’s the procedure.

One may have heard about rooting an Android phone. After rooting a device, you’ll attain full access to your entire system, and then can easily run all those unpermitted apps which you couldn’t previously since they need root permissions. Rooting will also assist you to manage app permissions, enable Tethering, and disable bloatware, etc.

How to Root Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro SK17i 4.1.B.0.587Benefits by Rooting Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro SK17i

  • Through rooting this phone you can get access into your phone’s internal file system, and thus you can also make potent modifications in them.
  • Rooting will also benefit by improving the performance and also by enhancing the speed of operating system of your phone.
  • One may feel some sort of irritation when he gets undesired default apps in his phone by the manufacturers and that too without any uninstall option. In this case, using rooting you can easily remove the unwanted apps from your phone.
  • Through rooting you can update your phone, without asking for permission from the manufacturer, using custom ROMs and upgrades.
  • It will surely increase battery pack up of Android phones.
  • Rooting also enhances the visual experience of your phone.
  • Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro SK17i is featured with 1 GHz Scorpion MHz Processor, a RAM of 512MB, and a 64GB upgradable storage. Like the previous Sony Xperia’s Smartphones, it has also created a large user base or fan base. With an affordable price range, they also have provided some really good features with an elegant design and stunning look.


This tutorial will definitely work when rooting Sony Ericsson Xperia having android version ICS 4.0.4 only. While working of it for latest android versions is not yet confirmed. On applying this update to another model or device may give an unwanted result. While applying this update we will not be responsible if anything occurs to your device, so continue at your own risk.


  1. For successful completion of this rooting process charge your phone up to a minimum of 75% battery.
  2. You must take a back-up of all your personnel items and other impotent data, such as Call Logs, SMS, Contacts, Audios, Images, Videos, APN (Access Point Names) settings, Bookmarks, MMS settings, on your phone.
  3. Please ensure that all your security suites, like firewall and antivirus, on Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro SK17i as well as on computer must be disabled.
  4. You must enable USB Debugging mode on your Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro SK17i. Just follow, Settings –>Applications —>Development –>USB debugging. There select the USB Debugging icon.


Steps for Rooting Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro SK17i

Step 1

Firstly, download an SK17i file to your computer.

Step 2

Now, connect your Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro SK17i smartphone to a computer and then copy the above downloaded file SK17i” in a folder named as “root” under your SD Card. Don’t run or try to open this file, just copy it in the folder.

Step 3

After transferring this file, switch off your phone to enter into the Recovery Mode. For this just press the Down Volume & Home button simultaneously, and while pressing these buttons press down your Power button at the same time.

Step 4

Since you are now in the Recovery Mode, select the install zip from SD card” option, and then select the choose zip from SD card” option to browse into your SD Card. Now, navigate up to the downloaded SK17i” file for flashing it on your phone.

Step 5

After the completion of rooting process, you should select the “reboot system now” option to restart your device, and then reboot it in the Normal Mode.

Step 6

Hopefully you’ll now view the ‘Success’ alert, or ‘Operation Finished’, or something similar to it. But in case, if you see a ‘Failed’ alert, or ‘Unable to Locate the File’, or something like this, then you must repeat the whole process once again. Otherwise, just reboot and your phone will restart.

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13 thoughts on “How to Root Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro SK17i 4.1.B.0.587

  • April 10, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    Hi, can you please reupload somewhere the zip file? …. Thanks a lot!

  • April 19, 2013 at 11:17 am

    Hi Michael, I have reuploaded the link. You can check it.

  • April 28, 2013 at 9:40 am


    I cannot download the zip file. Could you please double check if the link is correct?

    Best Regards,

  • April 29, 2013 at 10:42 am

    Hello Zoltan, the links are absolutely correct and perfectly working. On the site prompted after clicking the link, download the latest nightly or the stable file (whatever you may desire). Tell me if any problem arise.

  • May 7, 2013 at 9:07 pm

    dont i need to unlock my bootloader ?

  • June 5, 2013 at 8:18 am


    Is the SK17i file the same as

    I can not find the SK17i for downloading. Renaming to SK17…?

    Thanks :-)

  • June 27, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    i can’t do the step4

  • June 27, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    help i can’t do the step4

  • July 5, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    Hi, I had a problem with step 2: there is no folder “root” under the SD Card. Is it a hidden directory ? I even tried to make a new directory (/mnt/sdcard/root/) and put the zip file under this new root, but the Step 4 kept giving me the message “There is no Certificate File found in SD card.”

  • July 15, 2013 at 9:18 am

    There is no file there with name SK17i when I follow the link. Instead there are files with name and
    update-cm- Please confirm which one to download

  • September 3, 2013 at 4:57 am

    can u plzz specify the exact file tht is to b downloded.. bcz theres no file with the name which u have mentioned..

  • November 12, 2013 at 6:19 pm

    My phone dont enter too! ANSWER PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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