Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini is an updated version of X10 mini smart phone has become popular mainly because of the compact size and yet a large display screen. This touch screen Smart Phone is potent enough to give you bigger experiences. Whether it is chatting, playing games, playing music or taking pictures and videos, Sony Ericsson Xperia mini is truly the best option.
You may be satisfied with the apps and the features of this android Smart Phone but still a few want to go a step forward and get the Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini rooted. If you want to root Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini (SK15i, ST15i) then rooting the same using zergRush method is very simple. This is something most of the newbie would want to try, as it has lower risk of bricking your Phone and some developers feel that VirtualBox is quite useful.
But before following the method to root Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini, you should exactly know what rooting is and what the implications of the same are.
Why to root your Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini:
The developers who want root access of the android based sub system try rooting. Hardware makers always put some control over the device by default. In order to operate these sub systems, the users have to go to the level of administrative permissions or take certain measures that would help them operate the device as they want. But generally, these solutions are not practical because the other operations that the users would need to perform in order to gain privileged control are normally not so easily accessible to them. Have you heard of jailbreaking apple iOS system? If yes, then the term rooting Android OS means something similar to that. The best part is, if rooting is taken up on an Android phone then the user can eliminate or replace the operating system as a whole with custom ROM. Now that you know what and why we are doing so, let’s move on to see how to get it rooted.
Disclaimer: When you root Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Smart Phone, you should always keep in mind rooting or installing custom firmware is not supported by the manufacturer and so this would void your phones warranty. This method to root has been produced with complete care for increasing the simplicity of the procedure. But in case if some issues occur after the phone update then the website should not be held responsible for this. If at all you face any issues, you can contact us and we will help you sort out the same.
How to root Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini
First of all download the zergRush files from the link given below and extract the same to a folder.
Before you start the rooting process make sure you have at least 60 percent of the battery charged because in the middle of the process low battery issues should not occur and stop the rooting process in the middle.
You must first update firmware of your Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini to the latest one available with the Sony Ericsson PC companion or the Update service. These software also gets updated frequently, so update the PC companion or Update service software if you already had it installed earlier. It is recommended that PC Companion should be used in priority if possible because it is a simple way to install the required drivers.
Check the Adb drivers for your phone (Android Debugger). This can be obtained automatically when you update using the PC Companion. If you want a direct link or simpler method then you can get it from this link here.
Now, Go to Menu > Settings > Applications > Enable ‘Unknown Sources’.
After that, Go to Menu > Settings > Applications > Development > Enable ‘USB Debugging’.
While doing these things also make sure that you increase the screen ON time to around 15 minutes or so because sometimes when the screen gets locked, the procedure may get cancelled in the middle. This is very important and must be done before starting.
After you are done with that, connect your phone to your PC with USB cable. Skip the option that asks you to install the PC Companion. Move to the space where you extracted the zergRush files and open ‘runme,bat’ and press any key to initiate the process.
And there you are! Your Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini is now rooted.
Once rooting is done, you can remove the bloatware that comes with that. For that, you can use Super Manager, which is available at Android Market free of cost. Hope you like our article on rooting the Xperia Mini. Do try this and let us know if you have any doubts or comment on it. We will be glad to assist you. Also if you need the procedures to root any other Xperia range of phones then do comment the same below, we shall try to cover them in future posts.