UPDATE: I have turned the phone on after the update process illustrated above and about 5 full minutes have elapsed so far -- still my Mini Pro is currently displaying the Sony Ericsson splash screen and appears "frozen" but I will wait for it continue loading...
UPDATE: The boot up took about 9 full minutes. It is now up and running... connecting the USB back in now.
Okay so the update was successful - this is what my Mini Pro is running now:
- Firmware version 1.6
- Kernel version 2.6.29
- Build number 1.1.A.0.12