Been a year with Xperia Arc, is time to unlock booatloader and install CyanogenMod custom rom, the latest CyanogenMod 9 (based on Android 4.x Ice Cream Sandwich).
Thanks to Free Xperia Team from XDA Developers forum that putting hardwork and keep rolling out updates to make sure CyanogenMod works good on Xperia handset. Below are brief explanation on steps to install CyanogenMod 9 on Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc (LT15i).
Tools and Backup:
Need a PC and USB Cable to unlock, flash, file transfer
Do Back-Up, flashing progress will wipe all your data
CM 9.0 is still in progress, some function are not working yet, refer HERE
Treat this post as an extra, your main master guide will be: “Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc: Full Update Guide”
Preparation and Steps:
i) Speed reading through these sites:
ii) Downloads (These are whatever i downloaded to make it done)
iii) Sequences in brief (Detail steps refer to the links attached)
Have met few small problems during progress, i just Google-ed out solutions and replaced some file that can be found (which included on “Downloads” section above). Problems such as:
During SDK installation, i left out Google USB Driver install, therefore met problems in next stages.
Since i have trouble on SDK, i refer to this site too: What Is ADB And How To Install It With Android SDK
Replaced C:\android-sdk-windows\extras\google driver with usb_driver
when click on menu button to connect via pc, it asked to instal Android adb Interface
adb Driver for xperia Arc. i downloaded this and direct windows to the folder and install
Fastboot not working in my terminal (cmd mode), downloaded fastboot_with_Android_USB_file.rar and copy all (fastboot.exe, AdbWinApi.dll and AdbWinUsbApi.dll) in C:\android-sdk-windows\tools
img boot, need to type full HDD address in terminal. In my case, my boot.img is in D:\Xperia Arc Flash\CM 9, so i typed this in terminal: fastboot -i 0xfce flash boot D:\Xperia Arc Flash\CM 9\boot.img
Boot device into bootloader: in arc, Press & hold the Menu button while connecting the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc to the computer, it will display Blue color on LED Notification light
ClockworkMod Recovery: typed “fastboot -i 0xfce reboot“, i pressed side Volume Rocker after the “Free Xperia Project” screen, so it doesn’t boot in ClockworkMod Recovery. Should pressed side Volume Rocker before or during the “Free Xperia Project” screen
Photos during progress:
Inside SDK Folder
Inside SDK platform-tools folder
Inside SDK tools folder
Unlock Bootloader Key
Downloaded Clock widget
DIGI started taking Pre-Order for Samsung GALAXY SIII (same as Celcom, only Marble White unit available) from as low as RM 999, as below:
Numbers of roadshow will be head at locations below:
Passed by Batu 11 Cheras-Kajang Highway Toll around 12:20pm. Part of the RM 0.90 Batu 11 Toll towards Kajang started to disassemble. Those that drive fast might need to take concern while passing by.
Both Celcom and DIGI has started registration of interest site for the coming (31 May) Samsung Galaxy S III. Just input your details in those form and you’ll be informed once the device hit their stores. Websites links as below:
(Celcom Samsung GALAXY SIII: http://goo.gl/s741d)
(Digi Samsung GALAXY SIII: http://goo.gl/SUfJK)
According to Engadget, Pebble Blue colour might not be available in first round of launches. This seems to be true as Celcom ROI only offer Marble White Samsung Galaxy S III. For those that wanted a Pebble Blue S3, you might need to wait a little longer.