How To Update Sony Xperia Mini Pro SK17i/SK17a To Android 4.1.2 | Paranoid Custom ROM

Update Sony Xperia Mini Pro SK17i/SK17a

How To Update Sony Xperia Mini Pro SK17i/SK17a To Android 4.1.2 | Paranoid Custom ROM

The Sony Xperia Mini Pro SK17i/SK17a is a classy and stylish touchscreen phone with a futuristic design. Its unique features and sporty UI have pleased its users. However updating it to Custom ROM based on Jelly Bean 4.1.2 you can experience upgraded features and more appealing UI. We are here with a tutorial to let you update your Sony Xperia Mini Pro SK17i/SK17a to Android Jelly bean 4.1.2 Paranoidandroid  Custom Rom. Make sure you follow all the steps to successfully update your device to Paranoidandroid jelly bean 4.1.2.

Before You Proceed–>>

  • This tutorial is intended only for Sony Xperia Mini Pro with model number SK17i/SK17a. Trying this tutorial on any other device or any other variant of Sony Xperia Mini Pro may brick your device.
  • Make sure you have a recovery image like Clockworkmod installed on your device.
  • Ensure that you have USB drivers for your device installed on your PC. If you don’t then click here.
  • Enable USB Debugging mode. Go to Options > Applications > Development > USB Debugging.
  • Backup all your personal information on your device.
    Use AppBak to backup all your apps.
    Use SMS Backup and Restore to backup messages.
    You can backup your contacts using gmail .
  • Charge your device battery with atleast 75% of power.

How To Update Sony Xperia Mini Pro SK17i/SK17a To Android 4.1.2 | Paranoid Custom ROM

  1. Initially you need to download the Paranoidandroid Jelly Bean 4.1.2  save the zip file to a convenient folder on your PC.
  2. Now download Google Apps and save it to a convenient folder as well.
  3. Connect your device to your PC via USB cable.
  4. Copy the downloaded file on the internal SD card of your phone.
  5. Now turn off your phone and boot your phone into recovery mode.
  6. Now to get in the Recovery Mode, press and hold Volume Up +Home buttons together.
    Note-You can use Volume Buttons to navigate and Power/Home button to select.
  7. Now select ‘ Wipe data/Factory reset and confirm on the next screen by pressing power button.
  8. Now select ‘ Wipe cache ‘ and confirm by pressing power button.
  9. Now select ‘ Advanced –> Wipe Dalvik cache and confirm by pressing power button .
  10. Then select ‘ Flash ZIP From SD Card ‘ and then select Choose ZIP From SD Card and browse to the Android 4.1.2 ROM file that you copied to your device’s SD card in step 4. Select the file and confirm by pressing power button. The installation will start.
  11. Once the installation is finished, install the google apps package by following step 10.
  12. When you finish installing google apps package, select Go back and select Reboot system now.
  13. Now your device will boot with the whole new Look and feel of Jelly Bean 4.1.2.

That’s it!! You have successfully managed  to update your Sony Xperia Mini Pro SK17i/SK17a to Jelly Bean 4.1.2 Paranoidandroid Custom ROM!

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  • Sanket

    will it work if my phone is already rooted? or will my root-access be lost?

    • Roque

      Your root access will not be lost. This is a Custom Rom and not a Stock Firmware.

      • Sanket

        Do I have to download Google Apps of JellyBean or ICS?

        • Acquin Dmello

          You need to download google Apps for jelly bean. Its clearly given on the GApps download page.

  • disqus_prTxuQoYeE

    Not working for SK17i

  • Kettu

    Do we need to have a custome Kernel as well ???

    • Acquin Dmello

      Rooting your phone and installing a Reovery image is enough. You dont need a custom kernel.