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Thread: Modding and tweaking the Sony Ericson xperia arc

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    Modding and tweaking the Sony Ericson xperia arc

    Hi, I have noticed that so many people’s have problem with their sony ericsson device and thus I am posting this thread in order to guide them, there are several process I have included in the article you can see it below.

    INDEX:

    • Bootloader – Unlocking

    • Bootloader - Re-locking

    • Rooting – GingerBreak

    • Rooting - Recovery update method

    • Recovery

    • Updating firmware/flashing ROMs – Flashtool


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    Re: Modding and tweaking the Sony Ericson xperia arc

    Bootloader – Unlocking
    Steps:

    1. Before performing this steps it is strongly recommended as back up all your important data and information from your device.

    2. After that you have to Download Fastboot and retrieve your unlocking key from Sony Ericsson's website. And for getting the code you have to follow the steps which is necessary and while doing that it will prompt you for your name, e-mail address and IMEI number of your mobile.

    3. Extract the contents of the fastboot rar file you downloaded and open the folder that is extracted

    4. open CMD and modify directory to the folder that fastboot.exe is in.

    5. As you complete with this you have to connect your phone thus first of all switch it of and press and hold the Menu key and with that connect the USB cable. And you’ll be able to see the indicator LED next to the USB port should twist blue to point to your are in fastboot mode.

    6. Once your phone is connected in fastboot mode and any driver installation has completed, type “fastboot.exe -i 0x0fce getvar version” into the command prompt you opened in step 4 - this should return a value such as 0.3 or like, if it doesn't then the phone is not connected properly, start again from step 4.

    7. If you perfectly completed step 6 then type fastboot.exe -i 0x0fce oem unlock 0x into the command prompt, being alternate for the exclusive unlocking key you retrieved in step 2

    8. You should observe a few text output by the CMD stating that it is removing certain blocks and then that it is completed.

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    Re: Modding and tweaking the Sony Ericson xperia arc

    Bootloader - Re-locking

    Steps:

    1. For doing this you need to download and install FlashTool and Blagus' re-locking .ftf and put it in the /firmwares sub-directory of where you take out FlashTool to.

    2. Download this file, rename it to arc.sin and put it in the /loaders sub-directory

    3. as you completed with this you have to switch off the phone and run FlashTool.

    4. After running the software press the 'Flash' button and select the .ftf file you desire to flash

    5. When provoked, connect your handset in 'flash mode' -

    6. When FlashTool finishes, disconnect your phone and switch it on - don't worry if it's a little slow the first time it boots after flashing.

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    Re: Modding and tweaking the Sony Ericson xperia arc

    Rooting – GingerBreak


    Steps:

    1. Download GingerBreak v1.2

    2. Transfer the apk file to your phone's memory card

    3. Prepare your device for connecting:

      • Ensure that you've got a respectable charge or better yet connect the handset to a charger


      • And If possible you should try to connect it to wi-fi for best data speeds and to avoid the signal dipping out

    4. As you complete with this Update your handset to 2.3.3 OTA:
      • Menu > Settings > About phone > Software update > Update now

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    Re: Modding and tweaking the Sony Ericson xperia arc

    Rooting - Recovery update method


    Steps:

    • You have to download “Bin4ry's root” zip file and save it to your device's memory card
    • Boot the device into recovery mode
    • Install the root zip:

    1. choose 'install zip from memory card'

    2. choose 'choose zip from memory card'

    3. Navigate to where the zip file is on your device's memory card and select it

    4. And off course you must have to corroborate you desire to install the zip.

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    Re: Modding and tweaking the Sony Ericson xperia arc

    Recovery


    Steps:

    1. Unlock your bootloader and download the recovery image file

    2. As you done with this you have to open CMD and alter directory to the folder that fastboot.exe is in.

    3. Since you have completed this Connect your phone and first of all switch it off and then press and hold the Menu key.

    4. Connect the USB cable whilst still holding the Menu key, and connect the mobile in boot mode.

    5. Now you have to open command prompt and type 'fastboot boot recoveryARC.img' Your handset will now boot into recovery and To find the way through the menus, use the volume keys to scroll up and down and the power key to select an option, and you are ready to go.

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    Re: Modding and tweaking the Sony Ericson xperia arc

    Updating firmware/flashing ROMs – Flashtool


    Steps :

    1. First of all you need to Download and install FlashTool in PC and then Download this file from here itself and rename it to arc.sin and place it in the mentioned directory.

      /loaders sub-directory of where you extracted FlashTool to

    2. As you have completed downloading the mentioned software the next thing is to download the firmware you desire to flash to this directory,
      /firmwares sub-directory

    3. Since you done with this you have to switch off the mobile and run FlashTool.

    4. After running it you need to press the “Flash” button and select the “.ftf” file you wish to flash.

    5. As you run that software you’ll be prompted than you have to connect your handset in 'flash mode', you can simply get some guidance from FlashTool only. as they have explain precisely how to do this but just in case, press and hold the 'back' button while connecting the USB cable.

    6. When you’ll connect your mobile FlashTool will automatically detect your cell and start flashing it

    7. When FlashTool finishes, disconnect your phone and switch it on. And you are ready to go.

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