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[12/08/2011] Xperia Arc Firmware 4.0.A.2.368 Global/UK Flash Available for Download.

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3rd August 2011, 02:25 AM   |  #1  
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Thanks to Mobage & jlmcr87 All credit goes to them.
Original Thread http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1196322

Updated: This is now a old firmware. The new Sony ericsson Xperia Arc update is 4.0.1.A.0.283 (2.3.4)

Updated:Sorry for the miss information. The Homescreen Rotation Is only WORKING VIA HDMI on SCREEN (TV). not when you rotate your phone! it was a miss tell from Sony Ericsson.
updated: TO use GINGERBREAK with 368 you must follow this guide: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1225257

AUGUST 2, 2011 NEW SONY ERICSSON UPDATE.

This Thread is made for people who do NOT wish to no longer wait for PC Companion update stock in there countries.
I made this thread so people can get the upgrade earlier without waiting no longer

Guide:

New Users:
If you are new into flashing firmwares and such. please visit http://talk.sonyericsson.com/message/92308#92308. Thanks to uliwooly For the Guide.


OR

watch BluechipJ Guide Video Walkthrough/Comparison at:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9VnDu60smE
(Thanks BluechipJ ) Credit goes to him.

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This is 4.0.A.2.368 Which is the sister of the upcoming 2.3.4 that is currently Available

Please before Downloading Read over of the new update (To know what's new) PLEASE REMEMBER. YOU WILL LOSE YOUR ROOTED PHONE ONCE YOU FLASH IT. BUT YOU DO NOT LOSE YOUR BOOTLOADER.
IF YOU WANT THE PRE-ROOTED VERSION KERNEL VISIT http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1172885 Credit goes to DOOMLORD.

Here is the lastest New Xperia Arc Firmware Generics 4.0.A.2.368 Which is the new update that introduce Xloud New themes and much more.
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Xperia™ arc software updates
08-01-2011
New software available ( Now available on PC companion. For few countries it's still rolling out At the moment)
THIS IS 2.3.3. NOT 2.3.4 .
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THIS IS AN ENHANCEMENT THAT SONY ERICSSON IS CURRENTLY RELEASING FOR ALL XPERIA FAMILY DEVICES.

MORE BRANDS WILL BE POSTED LATER ON.

Updated:Due to poor level of sources information i Removed All Generic countries off this Thread Except of Global generic. I made many people confused and been ask about it every minute. I will now only post when i actually get THE generic flash file & The release 100% accurate. So currently I only have Generic Global Available for Download.

REQUIREMENTS:
Gingerbread 2.3.3
Flashtool.

reminder: XLOUD Can be disable on Sound settings.
UK Generic:
Flash version: Available
link: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=4TF1BXDK Download Media Upload (Thanks to Im_iceman)

Generic Global:
flash version: Available
link: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=CFS4HQ16 Download Mega Upload
Link: http://www.mediafire.com/?lgbljmvuw2ggwd0 Download Mediafire



What you will get is:
Updated: It seems this firmware makes the Booting Much much quicker. I can't say if it's true but anyone else can confirm this besides me. thanks
Updated: I currently will be in vacation for 6 days. This thread will be Updated by my Brother. Thanks guys I appreciate your thumbs up!

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Theme support, available under 'Display' settings or with a long-press option on the home screen. Still limited to a handful of SE themes but if you always wanted less blue in the menus it's now an option.

The Gingerbread CRT-off animation makes its first appearance!

The widget overview accessed with a pinch on the home screen now has the widgets floating about. Shaking the phone sends them flying. Pretty and smooth animation but it makes the overview practically unusable IMO, I'll tap SE about this.

Several ring tones have disappeared, among others the one I were using (Digital Phone). Not a big issue.

I'm finally able to set a silent alarm! Previous firmwares allowed setting the alarm sound to 'None' in the list but always defaulted back to the last set sound anyway. This is now fixed.

Setting the alarm time now entails spinning dials instead of clicking. Faster but less precise.

Various UI text is now smaller and sharper.

Additional bloatware, of which some can be uninstalled without root.

'Connected Devices', a more intuitive and cleaner version of the DLNA media server software.

The address book looks a bit different, I think. Unfortunately it's still impossible to change the sorting order of contacts.

The photo album offers a few more options when you call up the menu.

Digital zoom available at all camera resolutions. Only for images though, not video.

Compression levels of still pictures remain overly high.

xLOUD option to significantly enhance audio output strength from the rear speaker. Almost painfully loud IMO.

Using the HDMI mirroring feature now forces the home screen into landscape mode for a better fit with widescreen TVs.

There is also the Keyboard option for International (full keyboard or Phonepad !)

Minor updates:
Video Editor
Data Monitor
Contact Widget
Timescale extension search
Friends & Music
Setup screen has been changed
Nice Update Center
Etc.
They introduced
New weather widget
New layouts for background theme management
New Xloud benefits
Etc


Enjoy!


FOR MORE SCREENSHOTS AND NEWS VISIT: http://talk.sonyericsson.com/message/92308#92308


Thanks for the feedback people!
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3rd August 2011, 02:35 AM   |  #2  
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Thanks Dyjin You have created a nice thread I am just waiting for prerooted version of this update
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hey great update. Im suffering from a small wifi issue. Can the arc disconnect itself and the whole house of its wifi? I just got the issue with this update.
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Thank you. I would like to use some of the new widgets on my rooted 2.3.3 firmware. Can anyone upload them?

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Thank you. I would like to use some of the new widgets on my rooted 2.3.3 firmware. Can anyone upload them?

Thanks

If you tell me how to I can
3rd August 2011, 03:06 AM   |  #6  
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Originally Posted by mrloltime

hey great update. Im suffering from a small wifi issue. Can the arc disconnect itself and the whole house of its wifi? I just got the issue with this update.

The wifi does have a weird issue when you first boot it from flash. you have to restart it again it will work correctly. I am not sure if you meant if arc "can" disconnect itself from wifi. i currently tried to disable it and turn it back on it works well. perhaps could you explain it again? sry my english is bad haha :P
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Thats great! Well, I am not sure really, but if you have root explorer installed you can access your system folder.

Perhaps someone else could help us!?
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Thats great! Well, I am not sure really, but if you have root explorer installed you can access your system folder.

Perhaps someone else could help us!?

Well.. since its not rooted :P I don't have root explorer.
I thought some adb pull command can extract the widgets?
Perhaps you can ask DoomLord.. he usually knows such stuff
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Hmmmm. It would be really great if someone could extract the new apps and widgets for us, because i dont want to loose my root.

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Hmmmm. It would be really great if someone could extract the new apps and widgets for us, because i dont want to loose my root.

Thank you all

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Yeah i am currently trying to work on that. It wont be easy since i'm still new at extracting files from the system dump file lol. Hopefully some one with more experience can do this soon.

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