How to Update SONY Xperia ARC with xMod Ice Bean 4.0.4 Firmware
After the recent KANG Xperia project for SONY Xperia users, here comes one more delight for the users of SONY Xperia Arc as in the due course of this article we will be checking out on how you can install the latest firmware version of ICS Android 4.0.4 firmware version. Full credits to the XDA Forum Member jader13254 who has come up with this has xMoD Custom ROM firmware. In the next few days too we will be coming up with the custom ROM firmwares based on the latest Jellybean 4.1 firmwares. Though this firmware is said to be the ICS 4.0.4 based but comes with host of Jellybean features which are mentioned below,
- Jelly Bean Keyboard
- Jelly Bean Google Now
- Jelly Bean Launcher
- Jelly Bean Wallpapers
- Jelly Bean Google Play
- Jelly Bean Search bar
- Jelly Bean Google Play Books
- Jelly Bean Google Play Music
- Jelly Bean Google Play Magazines
- Jelly Bean & Xperia Boot animation
Please note that as of now this firmware can only be applied on the SONY Xperia Arc phones but very soon we will be coming up for other SONY Xperia smartphones as well. In the process of this article we will be checking out a video review on how you can update which is performed by the developer himself and also a detailed guide in the next page with all the download links. For your convenience, we have mentioned few screen captures too to just give you a brief idea on how this firmware will look like in your SONY Xperia Arc.
Disclaimer: Follow all the instructions carefully mentioned in this article, we should not be held responsible in any manner if your SONY Xperia Arc doesn’t boot up or gets bricked due to not following the instructions.
Express Pre Requisites:
With the help of below mentioned steps, you need to create a backup of all the data so as to make sure that just in case if the data gets corrupted or erased, the same can be restored with the help of below mentioned steps.
SMS – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Contacts – Sync 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”
Turn off the antivirus applications in your SONY Xperia Arc and also ensure that the minimum battery charge left in your device is not less than 40% so as to make sure that it doesn’t get turned off in the middle of firmware update. Also, from the Settings option, just enable the USB Debugging option which will be there in the Development option.
So assuming that you are done with all the above mentioned instructions, you can now proceed to the next step where we have summed up a detailed guide on how to apply this firmware update.