POSTS TAGGED: Sony Xperia Arc
Posted December 30, 2012 at 02:00 am by jerdog
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 »
Posted December 24, 2012 at 10:00 pm by Former Writer
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.
Posted December 24, 2012 at 06:30 am by jerdog
Many times, we have discussed how developers at XDA refuse to take “No” for an answer when confronted with the likelihood of a manufacturer update to older devices. The FreeXperia team has done a great job with Sony Xperia devices over the last two years, and they’ve now begun working on an essential element to keeping the 2011 Sony Ericsson devices relevant: the Android kernel.
Being part of the Linux mainline kernel is essential for Android, as it provides a seamless integration with the latest and greatest fixes and features. That inclusion was announced earlier this year and back in September when we told you about new features beginning to appear with the release of the 3.4 Linux kern. . . READ ON »
Posted December 9, 2012 at 02:00 pm by Former Writer
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:
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 »
Posted October 31, 2012 at 08:00 am by Former Writer
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:
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Multi-switchable view either van
Posted October 21, 2012 at 04:00 am by Former Writer
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:
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-Better ram allocation
-More free ram (clearing cache)
-UI processed by GPU
-Loopy smoothness tweak
-Apps zipaligned at every boot
-SQlite database optimizations
-Smoother LWP animation
-more i don’t remember
Posted August 26, 2012 at 05:00 pm by Former Writer
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 »
Posted August 25, 2012 at 05:00 pm by Former Writer
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:
And there are a few more. The features of . . . READ ON »
Posted August 13, 2012 at 03:30 am by Former Writer
Users dealing with less than optimal hardware in many ways on XDA. There are plenty of software mods aimed at getting around the limitations of older hardware. One such limitation is not having quite enough RAM for the job.
As covered previously, one can create a swap partition for virtual RAM at the expense of performance. However, this is far more necessary on devices with less RAM, such as the Sony Xperia Arc. With 512 MB of RAM, things can get a little stickier than on the latest generation of devices.
Luckily, there’s an application by XDA Forum Member Patambiz aimed at helping. The application is called Swapper. Swapper allocates SD card space to the memory so that it can keep up with system deman. . . READ ON »