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Getting started with Arc S rooting

26th January 2014, 09:06 AM   |  #1  
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Hi guys. Although I rooted my own Samsung ages ago, I haven't had to root anything in ages and my bro in law has asked me to look into rooting his Arc S.
What I seemed to be noticing is the need to unlock the bootloader first but I'm not sure where to start.
Is there some sort of 1-click method at all? He does want to stay with the stock OS so it is only the root he wants.
Thanks guys.
26th January 2014, 10:52 AM   |  #2  
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There are many possibilities to root without unlocking bootloader. Searching would have exposed you with many guides.
First of all - What are the Android version and build number of the phone?
26th January 2014, 12:23 PM   |  #3  
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Hi guys. Although I rooted my own Samsung ages ago, I haven't had to root anything in ages and my bro in law has asked me to look into rooting his Arc S.
What I seemed to be noticing is the need to unlock the bootloader first but I'm not sure where to start.
Is there some sort of 1-click method at all? He does want to stay with the stock OS so it is only the root he wants.
Thanks guys.

Hi. I have posted earlier a working version of how to do it.
You can find it here:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...postcount=1378

This post shows how to get Ultimate HD on your Arc S, but has working links to programs and ROMs, so you can use that.
I personally do recommend Ultimate, because it is just so much smoother. My phone was lagging and all the programs were slowing it down, but now it's super smooth and I always have space in the ROM.
Soon I'll post a complete recommendation on how to get the most out of your Arc S.

Hope this helped.
26th January 2014, 01:47 PM   |  #4  
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the android version is 4.0.3

the build is 4.1.A.0.562
26th January 2014, 08:12 PM   |  #5  
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These 2 topics will help you. Both root your phone, which one you will use, is up to you (which ones seems easier).
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1601038 - this one works only on 4.1.A.0.562
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2219711 - should work on every firmware
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