[Arc/S]Update to 4.0.4 Rooted **Updated**
Hi All There is One grate tutorial out there to accomplish this goal
so i thought id make it a bit more clear for all.
original post by: OverLo4d
Okay so most of the text here is by OverLo4d , I have just added more info to each part to clear it up.
my text will be in here.
Ok here we go....
after i used buzzinkeegs's tutorial to root my Arc s i thought to put the 562 kernel in the 431 FTF, so the only thing you need to do is rooting with OneClick root exploit for the 4.0.3!
1) flash the ready to root 4.0.4
To Flash the required ftf files you will need flashtool 8
there are many forums around to help you with this.
for the Arc s:
for the Arc:
Once flash tool has finished flashing the ready to root ftf
it will automatically restart the device if not disconnect the device
and boot it up.
note: you might get errors after the reboot, don't worry, this is normal and step 3 will fix that.
Once the device has booted choose language and skip everything else.
go into settings and turn on usb debug and unknown sources.
Connect the device to the pc and root with this tool below
The setting will only be required if you choose to wipe data when flashing the first ftf
otherwise just boot device and connect.
2) root your Arc/s with this:
When the tool exits and finishes, disconnect and power off the
3) flash the 4.0.4 kernel
Again Flash the kernel only ftf file with flash tool
Arc kernel only:
Arc s kernel only:
Again when flashtool reboots the device or you do manually
you will have a rooted 4.0.4 device.
that's all, you have a complete 4.0.4 rooted Arc/s!
only three steps, Flash Root Flash.
I have no experience with the Pro so i have removed that part from
this post. please view original post for instructions on the PRO
For people having issues uninstalling system/vendor apps after the root
this is because most app removers do not support the new Vendor location where
apps are stored.
The only one i have found as of yet that works is SystemCleanup
this can be downloaded from the market.
Thank you all Hopefully that helps out
with this simple but error full install.
all the credit to OverLo4d
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