Procedure to Root Xperia Mini ST15i on Ice Cream Sandwich
Recently, Xperia Mini got an ICS update. This is a delighting stuff for Sony Xperia Mini users. We hope you must be having tremendous time with the revolutionary official Ice Cream Sandwich update from Sony. Xperia Mini is a mid-level phone and Sony’s decision to update the same is a strategic step. But whatsoever, the benefit goes to the final users and that’s what the most important thing.
But there are many users who have not yet rooted their Xperia Mini. Some have missed out rooting while some do not know what rooting means. Rooting procedure makes your Android phone free. Perhaps this is the main reason why people who do not like compromises, prefer rooting their Android Smart Phones.Lot many ways get opened when the device is rooted. Right from removing useless apps to porting the features of other Android is possible when the device is rooted. But it is also important to note that some risks are always packed along with the bunch of benefits.
If you want to free your Android then this much risk you have to take. The risk includes losing the warranty and/or loss of data or some amount of device damage. However, these days’ the developers already put in lots of efforts in testing the results and thus chances of device damage are rare. But still one should be careful and cautious.
In this article we will discuss as to how to root Xperia Mini on ICS. But before that, please go through the disclaimer.
Disclaimer: Rooting Xperia Mini on ICS can have some risks. The very first risk is phone bricking. The second one is data loss. The last but not the least, there is loss of warranties. If you know what you are doing and are ready to take this risk, you can do so at your own risk. But make sure you take proper back up of the phone first so that in case of an issue you can rely on the back up.
Root Sony Xperia Mini on ICS
We have compiled the data at XDA and have presented this tutorial. We hope it will be helpful to you. The very first thing we would like to say is kindly visit this link and read it thoroughly: link here.
Now, once you are through with that follow this:
1. Downgrade first. Since rooting directly in 4.0.4 is not possible, one needs to downgrade to a rootable GB ROM to root. (Skip this step if you are already in GB).
2. To Downgrade, you need to flash an old GB ROM ftf to your device.
3. Download ftfs from here:
4. Since this method is a bit complicated, presenting here in the same way along with images as the developer has done at the XDA thread might create some confusion. It would be better to go through the thread directly. Here’s the official thread to root Xperia Mini on ICS: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1695514
We hope you will find this tutorial helpful. Kindly let us know your feedback. We are thankful to Developer DragonClawsaresharp from XDA for this brilliant and useful work.