I have found a lot instructions, but most (or all) of them use a Windows GUI application to root the device. The Linux scripts, that I found did not work.

My telephone:

  • Model: Xperia Mini Pro (SK17i)
  • Android-Version: 4.0.4
  • Kernel-Version:
  • Build-Nummer: 4.1.B.0.587

How can I root this phone with a linux computer?

HINT This is not a duplicate question, because I want to do it from Linux (not Windows) and second the alleged solution does not contain an answer for my phone!

  • possible duplicate of How do I root my Android device? - Once you look at that, take a look at Update Xperia Mini Pro (SK17i) to Jelly Bean Commented Feb 7, 2015 at 6:51
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    This is not a duplicate, because the linked answer does not contain a possibility for this phone (although linked to another answer, but which has no solution!).
    – erik
    Commented Feb 7, 2015 at 23:06
  • I've just updated the main rooting answer to point to this question as the previously linked 'answer' for this phone was not actually about rooting.
    – bmdixon
    Commented Feb 8, 2015 at 13:18

3 Answers 3


install wine on linux, then run windows program and root download link :

or install windows on vmware.

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    It worked, see my answer.
    – erik
    Commented Aug 28, 2016 at 15:41

It worked with Wine and the windows variant of this: cydiaimpactor.com using this instructions from here: forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2399464


You could install CyanogenMod on it, their instructions have worked out on Linux for me.

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