SONY XPERIA ARC Posts on XDA

Sony Releases Beta Flash Tool for Unlocked Xperia Devices

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...

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

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...

FreeXperia Team Beginning to Develop 3.4 Kernel for 2011 Sony Ericsson Devices

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...

Unofficial CM10.1 for the Xperia Arc and Arc S

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...

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

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...

Supremacy Script Brings Many Tweaks to One Spot

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....

Switch Out the Covers on the Xperia Arc/Arc S

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...

ROM Hub for Xperia 2011 Lineup Brings All of the Goodies

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...

Swapper Creates Swap Partitions for Xperia Arc Automatically

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....

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

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...

Enable Software Rendering on the Xperia Arc for Better ICS Performance

Just because a phone gets ICS---be it officially or unofficially---doesn't mean that the hardware is ready to receive it. In some cases, it takes a mod or a tweak to get things rolling. And in most cases, you can get an ICS ROM working just as well, if not better, than its Gingerbread counterpart. This...

Full List of Removable Bloatware for the Xperia Arc on ICS

To put it bluntly, bloatware sucks. It slows down devices, steals storage space and RAM, and is essentially useless. Thankfully when creating a custom ROM, developers often remove the unnecessary bits. However, not everyone wants to flash to a custom ROM, instead preferring an improved stock experience.There is now an alphabetized list of safe-to-remove bloatware...