Ericsson Xperia Arc

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

Xperia arc LogoSONY Xperia Arc which received ICS Android 4.0.4 Update can now be rooted easily. This rooting tutorial will rope in a huge respite for all those who wished to install the custom recovery images, custom firmwares and also the apps which need the root access. As of now the ICS hasn’t arrived across all the countries but as in when it arrives, this is the procedure one has to follow so as to root the device. This procedure should only be applied to the devices which are having the model name as SONY Xperia ARC and to no other devices.

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, 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. 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 60% 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 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”,
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

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.

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