POSTS TAGGED: Sony Xperia Arc S

Sony Releases Beta Flash Tool for Unlocked Xperia Devices

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When you purchase a device, it’s always desirable to be able to use it as you wish. Sadly, this is often not the case. This is because most of the time, people purchase devices with a carrier subsidy. What this means is that essentially the carrier is letting you purchase the device at a reduced rate, say $300 off suggested retail, with the terms of a contract stating you will stay with them for (usually) two years. This guarantees that they will keep their ARPU (average revenue per user) over that time.

The trade off is that if you break the contract, they will charge you an ETF (early-termination fee), which adds up to the same amount they “discounted” the phone for, prorated of course. Usually ro. . . READ ON »

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Make HDPI and XHDPI Themes Work on the Xperia Arc/Arc S

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The latest generation of smartphones has included a range of new displays of varying resolutions and densities. While having access to higher quality displays is a good thing, it is bad when those with older screens don’t get to enjoy the same toys as those with newer screens. One such instance is the very popular Theme Chooser, which is included in CyanogenMod-based ROMs. The newer screen sizes often receive themes compatible with CM9, 10, and 10.1, but themers don’t always add in support for older resolutions. Now, Sony Xperia Arc and Arc S users can use a modified Theme Chooser that allow the use of themes for alternate resolutions.

XDA Senior Member dzolcp released a mod that makes HDPI and XH. . . READ ON »

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Unofficial CM10.1 for the Xperia Arc and Arc S

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Efforts to compile Android 4.2 ROMs for various devices have been well under way. Now, we’re starting to see some their release around the forums. This includes CM10.1, the Android 4.2 version of CyanogenMod. Now, Sony Xperia Arc and Arc S users can give unofficial CM10.1 a try.

XDA Recognized Developer Zackconsole released the build for the Arc and the Arc S. The ROM is pretty stable, although that shouldn’t be surprising, since 4.2 isn’t an enormous update over 4.1. The issues are pretty standard, and include:

Bluetooth
Camera(inverted)
Anymore? Please Report(Don’t get to test as i need to return the device)

Despite the small number of issues, Zackconsole doesn’t . . . READ ON »

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Xperia Arc and Arc S Get CAMP, CM/AOKP/MIUI/ParanoidAndroid Kang

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Over the last month or so, developers have been coming out with various ROM mash-up kangs. So far, we’ve brought you news on the Xperia Pro Pacman ROM and the Galaxy Ace mash up ROM. This time, it’s for the Sony Xperia Arc and Arc S.

As expected, this ROM selects some of the best features from CyanogenMod, AOKP, and ParanoidAndroid. However, XDA Recognized Developer Zackconsole has added a fourth element to this mash up—the inclusion of MIUI. So along with the goodies from the other three AOSP giants, users will have some MIUI goodies as well. The full, and gigantic, feature list includes:

Boot
Touchscreen
PanaroidAndroid Features
MIUI Goodies
AOKP Featues
Multi-switchable view either van

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Supremacy Script Brings Many Tweaks to One Spot

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Finding a good set of tweak can sometimes be difficult. While there are popular choices available, some users would prefer to have many such tweaks in a single package. This is exactly what Supremacy Script by XDA Senior Member emwno hopes to accomplish.

It was initially released for the Sony Xperia Arc. However, the script should be compatible with most devices. A few of the features include:

Features:
-Better ram allocation
-More free ram (clearing cache)
-Faster GUI
-UI processed by GPU
-Loopy smoothness tweak
-Apps zipaligned at every boot
-Faster Networking
-SQlite database optimizations
-Lag fixer
-Smoother LWP animation
-Adrenaline boost
-more i don’t remember
Supported:
-All

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Switch Out the Covers on the Xperia Arc/Arc S

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Replacing hardware can be tricky business. You have to not only be careful of all the small and extremely breakable parts, but you also have to make sure you’re taking it apart correctly and putting it back together just right. For some devices, there are comprehensive video tear downs, but for others it’s pretty much guess work. For the Sony Xperia Arc and Arc S, you now have a guide as well.

The guide focuses on replacing the phone cover. However, since that involves basically disassembling the phone entirely, then it could also be used to replace other pieces of hardware. Written up by XDA Forum Member arcs_austria, the guide comes complete with written instructions as well as a full compliment of . . . READ ON »

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ROM Hub for Xperia 2011 Lineup Brings All of the Goodies

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It seems as though no device’s development is complete without a toolkit. Many devices have them, and many of them are compatible with more than one device. Some are pretty well known too, such as mskip’s Samsung Universal Toolkit or hasoon2000’s HTC toolkits. Despite being well known for cross device development sharing, there isn’t yet such a toolkit for the Sony Xperia 2011 lineup.

Looking to fill that hole is ROM Hub. Developed by XDA Senior Member xdevilium, the toolkit is compatible with a large number of Sony Xperia devices, including:

Sony Xperia Arc/Arc S
Sony Xperia Mini, Mini Pro, Active and Ray
Sony Xperia Neo/Neo V
Sony Xperia Play

And there are a few more. The features of . . . READ ON »

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Xperia Pro, Arc, and Arc S Get Android 4.0.4 Root

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Getting a device rooted is always a big deal. After all, the vast majority of cool stuff created by our developers requires root access. As such, devices get rooted pretty often. However, then there are firmware updates. In most cases, it’s a small update, and rooting again is no big deal. Other times, it’s going to a whole different version of Android. Many devices have received official updates from Gingerbread to Ice Cream Sandwich, but once there, there’s still going from 4.0.3 to 4.0.4. For users of the Sony Xperia Arc, Pro and Arc S, there is no need to worry because 4.0.4 has already been rooted.

The method was originally posted by XDA Senior Member Overlo4d as a way to help get Xperia Pro, . . . READ ON »

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