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[Arc/S]Update to 4.0.4 Rooted **Updated**

4th June 2012, 07:29 AM |#1  
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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.
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my text will be in here.
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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
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To Flash the required ftf files you will need flashtool 8
there are many forums around to help you with this.
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for the Arc s:
http://uploaded.to/file/14aaw2yg
http://www.filefactory.com/file/3y2i...dy_to_root.rar

for the Arc:
http://uploaded.to/file/fhx78bgu
http://www.filefactory.com/file/1jir...dy_to_root.rar

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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.
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note: you might get errors after the reboot, don't worry, this is normal and step 3 will fix that.

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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.
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2) root your Arc/s with this:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1601038

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When the tool exits and finishes, disconnect and power off the
device
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3) flash the 4.0.4 kernel

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Again Flash the kernel only ftf file with flash tool
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Arc kernel only:
http://uploaded.to/file/ivzlpk6e
http://www.filefactory.com/file/1e16...ernel_only.ftf

Arc s kernel only:
http://uploaded.to/file/tfs9vxs8
http://www.filefactory.com/file/1dyq...ernel_only.ftf

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Again when flashtool reboots the device or you do manually
you will have a rooted 4.0.4 device.
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that's all, you have a complete 4.0.4 rooted Arc/s!
only three steps, Flash Root Flash.


buzzinkeegs's tutorial:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1683189

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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
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***UPDATE***

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.

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Thank you all Hopefully that helps out
with this simple but error full install.

enjoy.
all the credit to OverLo4d

Original Post : http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1683957
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4th June 2012, 07:58 AM |#2  
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thanks you certainly clarified some things i didn't.
i'll add a link to here to my thread.

Quote:
Originally Posted by panicc.co

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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
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i noticed only one thing that can be problematic, what you said there should happen only if you wipe user data. some people (the noobs) might get confused. if you could mention that it would be great
4th June 2012, 08:09 AM |#3  
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Im glad you like it. i have also updated the first post to include that and also
an extra bit to explain system/vendor app removal at the bottom.
4th June 2012, 06:56 PM |#4  
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Thumbs down FAKE ROOT
It seems we have a root access after this kernel gaming..

but actually we do not..IT IS A FAKE ROOT or smthing..

because when we want to delete system apk's via titanium backup (latest version)

or any other programs like root explorer we couldnt delete anything...!!!

and with some programs have same problem coz program says you have not root rights or access bla bla bla...!

so isnt there someone could make a real deal breaker or what?
4th June 2012, 07:29 PM |#5  
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Have you tried hotbooting doom kernel after flashing stock and installing superuser? That's how I for root
4th June 2012, 07:45 PM |#6  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Dante Vergil

It seems we have a root access after this kernel gaming..

but actually we do not..IT IS A FAKE ROOT or smthing..

because when we want to delete system apk's via titanium backup (latest version)

or any other programs like root explorer we couldnt delete anything...!!!

and with some programs have same problem coz program says you have not root rights or access bla bla bla...!

so isnt there someone could make a real deal breaker or what?

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...2&postcount=92
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Yes please do read all posts that are related to this before stating q fake root. Also I stated why this happens with TB and how to remove the apps with the updated app. I would assume TB will update soon to fix this issue.

Also the root is confirmed because I have added custom ui tweets witch requires a root explorer(esfile mgr)
And root to change system files.



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