5 easy steps to ROOT 13 SONY Ericsson/SONY Android Phones.


Sachin : Hello every one I am back to jithumpablog.come with my second Blog post. This time I would like to write about Rooting a android phone. I have done this for many and i am very confident about it as well.

  • What is rooting ?

Phone manufactures normally put some limitation on the capabilities of a device to make the system safe(Only 80% of phones functionality is used and remaining is not used and kept under wrap). And rooting is over coming that limitations put by designers.

  • Why is the purpose of rooting ? 

Through rooting you could customize the phones functionality and you get full control over phone.



  • “Xperia Mini (ST15i)
  • Xperia Mini Pro (SK17i)
  • Xperia Mini Pro (SK17a) – “a” model ,
  • Xperia Active (ST17i)
  • Xperia Active (ST17i)
  • Xperia Ray (ST18i)
  • Xperia Arc (LT15i)
  • Xperia Arc S (LT18i)
  • Xperia Neo (MT15i)
  • Xperia Neo V (MT11i)
  • Xperia Play (R800i)


Step 1: Unlock the boot loader :

  • What is boot loader?
  1. It is code that is executed before any Operating System starts to run.
  2. Every Android phone has a boot loader that instructs the operating system kernel to boot normally.
  3. A boot loader is usually locked on an Android device because although it’s an open source OS,



First, you should confirm that it is possible to unlock the boot loader of your phone.  By checking the service menu you could confirm it easily.

Take your phone and open the dialler and enter  *#*#7378423#*#* to access the service menu.

In your phone, tap Service info > Configuration > Rooting Status.

If it says No, or if the status is missing, your device cannot be unlocked.Sorry better luck next time.

If Bootloader unlock allowed says Yes, then you can continue with the next step(Means you can unlock your phone).

  • Connect your Mobile phone to pc using USB cable.


  • Download:

“Fastboot.zip” from  this link  http://www.fileswap.com/dl/ipRSqeCmbY


Extract the zip file Once download is finish successfully .

  • On your computer, click Continue at the bottom of this page to start the unlock boot loader process.


  • Read through the information in the pop up window and click Yes, I’m sure, if you are still confident you want to unlock the boot loader.


  • Read through and accept the legal terms. Click I Accept.


  •  Enter your name, email address and the first 14 digits (remove the last digit) of your phone’s IMEI number. Click Submit. You can view the IMEI number by entering *#06# on your phone.


  • The unlock boot loader key is displayed. Write it down and save it for later use.


  • Hold SHIFT and right click on the background of the folder


  • Select ‘Open command window here’


  • Connect your phone in fastboot mode (turn phone off, hold Volume UP button and plug in USB Cable) [make sure drivers are installed as explained above)


  • In the cmd windows type in fastboot.exe -i 0x0fce getvar version

If a value is returned (it will return 0.5), it means the phone is correctly connected

Type in fastboot.exe -i 0x0fce oem unlock 0x86141E1365F6A610 and replace KEY with the key which you received earlier.

Your device should now be bootloader unlocked

fastboot.exe -i 0x0fce oem unlock 0xKEY (replace key with the code obtained before).


  1. Since rooting directly in 4.0.4 is not possible, one needs to downgrade to a rootable GB ROM to root.To Downgrade, you need to flash an old GB ROM ftf to your device.
  • Xperia Mini (ST15i)

!4.0.2.A.0.42 – http://www.mediafire.com/?uboo3lrdxnoeldn
!4.0.2.A.0.62 – http://www.mediafire.com/?zad88cn2n78ashv

  • Xperia Mini Pro (SK17i) 

!4.0.2.A.0.42 – http://www.mediafire.com/?hevz3x5w9pqt24q
!PreRooted 4.0.2.A.0.69 – http://www.mediafire.com/?desy0bkka1b44g0 – Flash via Recovery

  • Xperia Mini Pro (SK17a) – “a” model 

!4.0.2.A.0.58 – http://www.mediafire.com/?433tco785pj1y69 – Branded Mexico Telcel firmware
!4.0.2.A.0.62 – http://www.mediafire.com/?zykznaar0yjxbp5

  • Xperia Active (ST17i)

!4.0.2.A.0.42 – http://www.mediafire.com/?3zm7iss0sid94wr

  • Xperia Live with Walkman (WT19i)

!4.0.2.A.0.42 – http://www.mediafire.com/?5ahb85ir7ni0i06
!4.0.2.A.0.58 – http://www.mediafire.com/?4deeznrbldz886u
!4.0.2.A.0.62 – http://www.mediafire.com/?ervpg54922b9c0p

  • Xperia Ray (ST18i)

!4.0.2.A.0.42 – http://www.mediafire.com/?0oi9t2m0z5p8a9y
!4.1.A.0.562 – Link yet to come.
!4.1.B.0.431 – http://www.mediafire.com/?2j7i7rruqxnui3q

  • Xperia Arc (LT15i)

!4.0.2.A.0.42 – http://www.mediafire.com/?8aa5x52vc9dc25l
!4.0.2.A.0.62 – http://www.mediafire.com/?0ann64yqnl4ei62
!4.1.B.0.431 – http://www.mediafire.com/?pzr6phfd19xgbva

  • Xperia Arc S (LT18i)

!4.0.2.A.0.42 – http://www.mediafire.com/?9mz2rhdouu6ggtk
4.0.2.A.0.62 – http://uploaded.to/file/gsfx4w60

  • Xperia Neo (MT15i)

!4.0.2.A.0.42 – http://www.mediafire.com/?4qy6vd4ndbfy8wy
4.0.2.A.0.62 – https://rapidshare.com/#!download|16…1246-9107_.ftf

  • Xperia Neo V (MT11i)

!4.0.2.A.0.42 – http://www.mediafire.com/?8bwwe8m6c49vs4t
!4.0.2.A.0.62 – http://www.mediafire.com/?elicesjb6aerb7i

  • Xperia Play (R800i)

!4.0.2.A.0.42 – http://www.mediafire.com/?cne2yvrtcu3ccvn.


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