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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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Enable Software Rendering on the Xperia Arc for Better ICS Performance

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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 is the case for the Sony Xperia Arc, where hardware acceleration was not cutting it, so a software rendering patch was brought in to improve things.

XDA Forum Member tkymgr has posted a software rendering patch which actually makes ICS run a little better. Of course, this comes at the at the price of hardware acceleration. The patch, which is to be applied by decompiling the framework.jar and replaci. . . READ ON »

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Full List of Removable Bloatware for the Xperia Arc on ICS

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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 for the Sony Xperia Arc running ICS thanks to Senior Member Flo95. Users can then use Titanium Backup to physically remove the offending applications without worry. The list can also help aspiring ROM developers de-bloat their offerings before release.

For more information, check out the original thread to get started.. . . READ ON »

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AppMan for Xperia Arc Brings Mass Modification Download Interface

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Sometimes it can be a real hassle finding all the mods and tweaks you’re looking for. Going through thread after thread to see what’s what, what works what’s compatible with your ROM. Even then, you have to download it, put it on your device and flash it. Getting a good set of mods can take some time and effort. That’s why some developers create applications that house mods and tweaks in one place—so users can simply window shop through, download what they want, and flash it.

Now the Sony Xperia Arc has one of these apps thanks to AppMan by XDA Recognized Developer pvyParts. With the app, Xperia Arc users on stock ICS ROMs can do a variety of things to their ROMs from a nice, sim. . . READ ON »

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Everything Xperia Arc Users Need to Get ICS Working Right

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Ice Cream Sandwich has been a little screwy for some Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc owners. Between some WiFi and Bluetooth issues, and some issues getting Face Unlock and Gapps to work; it has been an uphill battle to make the recently released ICS beta work well.

Thankfully, there’s ways to fix these problems. XDA Senior Member dinesh690, with some help from XDA Recognized Developer DooMLoRD of Team UtterChaos, has put together a method that will fix many issues with the ICS Beta and it doesn’t require a whole lot of effort.

The guide will run users through how to get install a recovery and get root. Then it guides users through each fix required until ICS is up and running properly. For the most part, it&. . . READ ON »

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