How To Update Sony Xperia Arc S To Android Jelly Bean 4.2.1 | CM 10.1 Rom

Update Sony Xperia Arc S To Android Jelly Bean 4.2.1

How To Update Sony Xperia Arc S To Android Jelly Bean 4.2.1 | CM 10.1 Rom

Though Sony Xperia Arc S users are a bit unlucky, since they are not going to receive any official Android Jelly Bean flavor (the ICS 4.0.4 OS is the top Android version that can be OTA received), they can still taste the latest ROM released by google recently. The CyanogenMod 10.1 Rom allows you to experience the new look and feel of Android Jelly Bean 4.2.1, and we here are providing you with steps to easily Update to this latest Rom.

Before You Proceed–>>

  • Make sure that you are having Sony Xperia Arc S only with you.
  • Before you proceed, you need to root your device. Check out How To Root Sony Xperia Arc And Arc S Running On Official Android 4.0 ICS Firmware.
  • Backup all your personal information on your device.
    Use AppBak to backup all your apps.
    Use SMS Backup and Restore to backup messages.
    You can backup your contacts using gmail .
  • Enable USB Debugging mode. Go to Options > Applications > Development > USB Debugging.
  • You need to install custom recovery in your phone.
  • Charge your device battery with atleast 75% of power.
  • De-activate all the antivirus/malwares programs running on your computer

How To Update Sony Xperia Arc S To Android Jelly Bean 4.2.1 | CM 10.1 Rom

  1. First you need to download the CyanogenMod 10.1 Rom file and Google apps package and save it to a convenient folder on your PC.
  2. Now connect your Sony Xperia Arc S to your PC via USB cable.
  3. Copy the downloaded file on the internal SD card of your phone.
  4. Now turn off your phone and boot your phone into recovery mode.
  5. Now to get in the Recovery Mode. Switch on the phone while pressing the Volume Down repeatedly. Or if that doesn’t work, you can Download Quick Boot from Google Play Store and install it.
  6. Now select ‘ Wipe data/Factory reset and confirm on the next screen by pressing power button.
  7. Now select ‘ Wipe cache ‘ and confirm by pressing power button.
  8. Now select ‘ Advanced –> Wipe Dalvik cache and confirm by pressing power button .
  9. Then select ‘ Flash ZIP From SD Card ‘ and then select Choose ZIP From SD Card and browse to the CyanogenMod 10.1 Rom zip file that you copied to your device’s SD card in step 3. Select the file and confirm by pressing power button. The installation will start.
  10. Once the installation is finished, install the google apps package by following step 8.
  11. When you finish installing google apps package, select Go back and select Reboot system now.
  12. Now your device will boot with the whole new Look and feel of Jelly Bean 4.2.1 .

Congratulations !! You have managed to safely update the Sony Xperia Arc S with the Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean based CM 10.1 custom ROM firmware !

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  • http://www.facebook.com/finalvento Momo Azrin

    alpha 2 said it is private? so how can u help me????

    • Acquin Dmello

      The link has been update. You can check out :)

  • Amila Palihawadana

    Tried flashing the LT18i with Alpha2 & Alpha3. No success. Phone is rooted and used. Once the custom rom package & the google package got installed, rebooted the phone. Its stucks at Sony screen, not proceeding further. I have Factory resets, wiping cache prior to flashing the custom rom.

    Any help is appreciated

    • Roque

      You need to port back to your original Stock Firmware and again repeat the process. This happens with 1 in 10 phones. So no need to worry. Just repeat the process after you port back to your original firmware.