How to Root SONY Xperia ARC S on Latest ICS 4.0.4 Firmware – Tutorial

Xperia arc LogoXperia ARC S smartphone users who have managed to upgrade their device with the latest ICS Android 4.0.4 firmware can now root their device with the help of simple instructions which we will be discussing in the further course of this article. Just in case if you wished to know on what you can do by rooting the device, then we wanted to tell you that once you root the device, you can install several custom ROM firmwares along with the apps which need the rooting access. Also, be informed that this procedure should only be applied to the devices which are having the model name as SONY Xperia ARC S

Note: This article will be of help to only devices which are on the latest ICS Android 4.0.4 firmware release. To check the same on whether your device is on the latest firmware or not, the same can be checked from the path “Settings > About Phone”

Rooting Information: If you root your SONY Xperia ARC S, then the warranty will get void. The only way with which the warranty can be reclaimed is by re applying the official update of ICS 4.0.4 firmware update for which we will try our level best to come up with the article.

Disclaimer: We should not be held liable for any damage caused in the process of updating SONY Xperia ARC S. It is very unlikely that your device will be damaged if you follow all the instructions to the point which are mentioned in procedure.

Over a period of this article we will be checking out on what are the pre requisites you need to follow along with the detailed list of instructions on how to root your device. In the coming days, we will be coming up with many custom ROM firmwares as in when the developer releases them.

Express Pre Requisites:

  • First and foremost ensure that your device is left with the minimum of 50% so that it doesn’t get turned Off in the middle of firmware update. Disable all the antivirus apps present in your phone as these tools interrupt the process of rooting.
  • Go to settings > Security > Mark “Unknown sources” and ensure that its ticked. Up next enable the USB Debugging from the path “Settings > Developer options > Mark USB debugging” and also you need to enable the MSC Mode from the path “Settings > Xperia > connectivity > USB connection mode > select MSC mode”.
  • Back up all the data present in your SONY Xperia ARC S so as to ensure that the data doesn’t get lost or corrupted. Just in case if the data gets corrupted or deleted

SMS – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
ContactsSync with the Gmail application,
Call Log -Call Log and Restore
Images, Songs, Videos, Files – Copy to internal / External SD Card,
APN and MMS Settings – Note down from the path “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names

So assuming that you are done with all the above mentioned instructions, you can now proceed to the next page where we have summed up a detailed tutorial on how to root the device.

  • lion

    Hi
    nice tut , but on my SE ARC S – system 4.1.B.0.587 – it’s not working
    befor I had rooted ..462 – worked properly
    How can I root 587 – I tried a few times – no success !!
    PLS HELP

  • trikam

    when downloading kernal my antivirus is blocking stating it contents virus
    Reason : Infected webpage has been detected

    Virus name : VBS.EXP.M.27072012

  • Darko Duzevic

    This “quide” of yours DO NOT work!

    At first 2 steps all good.

    But what after????

    U lack instruction, or I lack good sense, couse all what happens is that flash tool says that flashing is done nad that i need to reboot my device….
    and what are u talking about long loading, there is none of it, like there IS NO ROOT.

    So please, explain me what I’m doing wrong, couse I was really happy when i found this guide…. :(((((

  • JC

    Could someone post the kernel. The file is no more stored on 4shared site.

  • http://androidadvices.com dave

    how can i unlock bootloader?tnx

  • Egger Charlie

    does not work

  • hansel

    im currently downloading flashtool.. question, by rooting the device, will it optimize its performance? need advice pls =) thanks

  • hansel

    im currently downloading flashtool.. question, by rooting the device, will it optimize its performance? need advice pls =) thanks

  • carlos

    i’ve got the version 4.1.B.0.431 of ICS. can i root this way?

  • hobbitbabes

    nice tut. works for me :)

  • http://twitter.com/Punarvasu7 Punarvasu Kabra

    Dont I need to unlock the bootloader before rooting?

    • http://www.androidadvices.com/author/neal Pradeep Neela

      yes you need to unlock the boot loader

  • http://twitter.com/waman_prabhu Waman Ganesh Prabhu

    Nice info. thanks for sharing