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Angry Xperia Arc S - Help With Install Cm9

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5th September 2012, 01:34 AM   |  #1  
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Hello everyone,

im new in this forum, and two devices with android, the first is the "asus transformer prime" and the second is a new cellphone - Sony Xperia Arc S - and this is the problem.

I really dont like what sony do the android, the interface, beside iam very familiar with standart ICS in my "Prime" so i search a bit and found some posts about Cyanogen 9 (talking about performance ans stuff), but in that same posts i read that CM9 is only for "Xperia Arc" not "xperia arc S" and i need to use some external "kernell" to be loaded.

My questions are:
What i need to do to install CM9 at "arc s"?
What the procedures?
I need a external "kernel" or just extract the zip (cm-9.1.0-anzu.zip) and get the *.img ?
What is the easyest method to install it?
Can send me a easy guide to do it?
and finally. it will work in portugal? with the operator TMN?
Can someone post the link for one guide to do the install, that actually works?


Thanks in advance for the answers
If i can make a clean and smooth install, for sure i will donate
(sorry my english)

p.s- i know they are a lot of posts about this, but is because that i cant find my way through they.
5th September 2012, 04:07 AM   |  #2  
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Smile Install instructions:
1. Flash kernel (fastboot flash boot boot.img)
2. Install a Recovery (there are some around this forum)
3. Wipe (only required 1st time)
4. Flash Rom
5. OK!!
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Originally Posted by samhillxda

1. Flash kernel (fastboot flash boot boot.img)
2. Install a Recovery (there are some around this forum)
3. Wipe (only required 1st time)
4. Flash Rom
5. OK!!

Thanks for the reply, but that is a litle too generic for me , and not answer about a diferent kernel doubth .
can you indicate the links of the most stable files you are talking about?
Or some video to explain this?

Tank you so much
Soory im a noob :/
5th September 2012, 09:44 AM   |  #4  
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1. Flash kernel (fastboot flash boot boot.img)
2. Install a Recovery (there are some around this forum)
3. Wipe (only required 1st time)
4. Flash Rom
5. OK!!

noob here too on arc s first time flashing,
for kernel, can it be flash from cwm?
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5th September 2012, 12:34 PM   |  #5  
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Originally Posted by bruce16878

noob here too on arc s first time flashing,
for kernel, can it be flash from cwm?

No, With FAStboot ONLY
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No, With FAStboot ONLY

o.k, but which files i should use? can u post some links?
preferable the most stable version, i know they are a lot of them but cant choose because i don't have any experience on it.

Im thinking is use one of this two, whats better?

1 - this kernel (http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1520654) with this room (http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1526717)

or

2 - this kernel (FXP128, by FreeXperiaProject) (come people say works fine) whit this room ( http://download.cyanogenmod.com/?device=anzu&type=) cm-9.1.0-anzu.zip

please advice,,
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5th September 2012, 02:43 PM   |  #7  
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Hi all!
Hi!

to flash the kernel you'll need to do it via Fastboot. There are some guides in this section to help you get CWM recovery easily, but if you're a noob like me I'd give try to Flashtool (http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1000012).
It's a little program that helps you out flashing kernels, roms and some other joyful gift from xda...
Try it out and let me know!

For the ROM/Kernel choice if you want a clean AOSP (android stock) experience go with the FXP CM9 or AOKP (for a little more customization)... If you browse the "Android Development" section you're going to find plenty about it and in the related thread you'll find some help with kernel choice!

I actually am on JJ's Hybrid Rom with ArcKnight kernel, it's based on Sony's firmware but looks like aosp (I don't like the CM9 camera) and it's really smooth!

Cheers and let me know if I helped you out!
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Hi!

to flash the kernel you'll need to do it via Fastboot. There are some guides in this section to help you get CWM recovery easily, but if you're a noob like me I'd give try to Flashtool (http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1000012).
It's a little program that helps you out flashing kernels, roms and some other joyful gift from xda...
Try it out and let me know!

For the ROM/Kernel choice if you want a clean AOSP (android stock) experience go with the FXP CM9 or AOKP (for a little more customization)... If you browse the "Android Development" section you're going to find plenty about it and in the related thread you'll find some help with kernel choice!

I actually am on JJ's Hybrid Rom with ArcKnight kernel, it's based on Sony's firmware but looks like aosp (I don't like the CM9 camera) and it's really smooth!

Cheers and let me know if I helped you out!

Hi ,

I believe you

Really helpfull man, i take a look at your description and look really nice room.
And i even have a option to install it with "Locked Bootloaders"(http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1673489) so if someting goes wrong i can restore the phone with Sony software (SEUS).

Can you tell me if this are the files you use? (http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1537717) you apply the patch too?

Im really happy with your feedback (i can see now some light at the end of the tunel)

To finish i have just one more litle question. is about the "baseband".

I am im Portugal and my phone is under TMN phone line. do you know if this rooms works fine? (i suppose it works because you can update too official ICS before start installing JJ's Hybrid Rom, but can you confirm this?) my thought is correct?

Best regards, and thanks for the reply.
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Yeah that's the thread!
I applied the patch but it works just fine as it is, even without it!
baseband should be no problem, the problem is combination rom/baseband and not baseband/network (dunno if I can explain myself, sorry about it).
In other words, if your phone is on ics .431 stock and you flash this, you'll get the same baseband and everything's gonna work out!

I unlocked my bootloader so I'm not familiar with that kind of install but it should be even easier.
Let me know if you need any help about it, I hope we are not going too much OT!

Happy to help!
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Yeah that's the thread!
I applied the patch but it works just fine as it is, even without it!
baseband should be no problem, the problem is combination rom/baseband and not baseband/network (dunno if I can explain myself, sorry about it).
In other words, if your phone is on ics .431 stock and you flash this, you'll get the same baseband and everything's gonna work out!

I unlocked my bootloader so I'm not familiar with that kind of install but it should be even easier.
Let me know if you need any help about it, I hope we are not going too much OT!

Happy to help!

Nice

i understand what you try to explain about baseband. no worry

dont know yet if i install this room by "unlocked bootloader" or "locked".
The Locked version have some vantages right? if i want to go to stock ics i can keep update the cellphne by Sony software. But im wondering, how many time the sony will update this phone? maybe not much,,because already listen someone say it will no get jellybean official update, so im really think in "unlock bootloader".

about the patch, how apply the pacth? right after instal the room, or reboot a couple of times them instal the patch?
by the way can you send me a link with the method to install it? dont want to mess with the room itself.

Thanks for all the support , really appreciate

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