[ARC/ARC-S]Autoroot for unlocked bootloader - no flashing needed

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Bazoocaze

Senior Member
Aug 13, 2011
371
857
Porto Alegre
Hi

This is an automated rooting to Xperia ARC / ARC S with unlocked bootloader. No flashing needed - so this does not wear your internal kernel flash memory.
It's a "connect and press enter" solution - no command typing.

You must have the ADB and Fastboot drivers installed and configured.


Compatibility

Tested: ICS .431 and .587
Must work: GB roms


How it works

It boots "in memory" an alternate kernel carefully crafted to root the system, and then rebooting into the original kernel of your phone.
It install the Superuser APK, su binary, and BusyBox.


Requirements

- ADB and Fastboot drivers installed and configured.
- Unlocked bootloader
- Settings - applications - Unknown Sources (first option) checked
- Settings - applications - development - USB Debugging checked
- Press the thanks button on this forum :)

Included

- BusyBox v1.18.4
- Superuser APK
- su binary


How to use

- Download the latest script version in the [Script downloads] section
- Decompress the 7z file to an empty folder
- Run the file runme.bat
- Connect your phone (powered on)
- Wait for the blue ligth (fastboot mode) on the notification LED
- Press ENTER to root
- Enjoy (and then press the thanks button on this forum :) )


Script downloads

v1:
http://www.mediafire.com/?5h5f2cxoym66m3f
http://www.mediafire.com/?cr1hkfqp2f62fdy


Stock firmwares (.FTF)

ARC ICS 4.0.4

LT15i_4.1.B.0.587_Generic Global World.7z
188Mb
http://www.mediafire.com/?xucot63l30epa4y

LT15i_4.1.B.0.431_GenericWorld.7z
195Mb
http://www.mediafire.com/?qbip855iltbv5is


FAQ

[Q] How to install ADB and Fastboot drivers on Windows?
[A] The most annoying process is to install and configure the ADB and Fastboot drivers, but you can use the Flashtools bundle to install the drivers for you (search for Flashtools on the forum). Simply download the latest version of Flashtools, fire the installer and then choose to install ADB and Fastboot drivers. This way you will have installed the drivers.

Flashtools latest version: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1000012

Later, to configure the drivers, you must let windows bind the driver to the device. To do this, you must:

- ADB driver: connect the phone, powered on, to the PC, and then let Windows configure the driver automatically

- Fastboot driver: connect the phone to the PC in Fastboot mode. To do this:

1) Switch off the phone
2) Press and hold the menu key
3) Connect the phone to the PC via USB cable
4) Way a few seconds for a blue ligth on the notification LED
5) Release the menu key
6) If you get the blue ligth you are now in Fastboot mode. Let Windows configure the driver automatically.
7) To leave Fastboot mode, disconnect the USB cable.

[Q] I cannot get the blue light during the script execution?
[A] Verify if you have correctly installed and configured ADB and Fastboot drivers. Maybe you still have a locked bootloader - if you wish to try to unlock your bootloader, see the tutorial / guide threads on the first page of the forum.
 
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Sandro8771

Senior Member
Aug 9, 2012
153
17
Penang
Noob here.
So what you are saying is all I need to do is download the mediafire file,the adb drivers and the fastboot drivers and then I am good to go.

Sent from my LT15i using xda app-developers app
 
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Sandro8771

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Aug 9, 2012
153
17
Penang
You know now I am a bit scared.
Because after reading the FAQ on how to install adb and fastboot and the configuration part.
Anyway iam going ahead with this attempt.Wish me luck,I will need it.


Sent from my LT15i using xda app-developers app
 
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Jun 15, 2012
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Auto-root v1 - By Bazoocaze
Connect your phone (powered ON) via USB.
The phone must have an unlocked bootloader.
Wait for the blue ligth (fastboot mode) on the notification LED
Press any key to continue . . .
Booting modded system...
downloading 'boot.img'...
FAILED (remote: The Device must be rooted first)
finished. total time: 0.000s
Done. Wait for the system to reboot.
Press any key to continue . . .




I DO NOT UNDERSTAND IT NEEDS ROOT TO MAKE ROOT OR WHAT PLEASE EXPLAIN??
 

Nath316

Member
Jul 17, 2012
34
2
Rugby
well looks like I cannot do this as my LED does not turn blue when connecting which means I cannot unlock my bootloader
 
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bruce16878

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Aug 31, 2012
161
23
Anyone on .62 with unlocked bootloader able to root using this?
I'm gonna unlock my bootloader soon because I can't root .62. Now I'm struck in .42 root.
 

bruce16878

Senior Member
Aug 31, 2012
161
23
If your bootloader is locked update via ota to. 62

Sent from my LT18i using xda premium

Sorry to ask this but you are saying .42 rooted still can get "ota" update to .62 to retain root, is it still available to update, I thought their ota only for ics, no more .62?

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I'm ota to .62 right now, thanks.
 
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Bazoocaze

Senior Member
Aug 13, 2011
371
857
Porto Alegre
well looks like I cannot do this as my LED does not turn blue when connecting which means I cannot unlock my bootloader

LED goes blue (fastboot mode) only WHEN you have an unlocked bootloader.
To see if you have an unlocked bootloader, try this:
1) Switch off your device
2) Press and hold the menu button
3) Connect the device to the PC via USB cable
4) Wait for the LED to turn blue (fastboot mode)
5) Release menu button
6) Disconnect to leave fastboot mode
If you get blue LED, you are in fastboot mode, and so you have an unlocked bootloader.
The device default setting is locked bootloader, so you must unlock the bootloader to get your bootloader unlocked - hoho. If you want to unlocked your bootlaoder, see the guide/tutorial stickies.



The device default setting is locked bootloader, so you must unlock the bootloader to get your bootloader unlocked - hoho. If you want to unlocked your bootlaoder, see the guide/tutorial stickies. See the text above to know more about unlocked bootloader and fastboot mode.
 

mrugeshsamel

New member
Jun 1, 2012
3
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This worked flawlessly for me since I have unlocked bootloader... Simply brilliant... Can't thank you enough.... Cheers buddy!!! :D
 

domics

Senior Member
Oct 3, 2011
214
61
Thank you Bazoocase with this Tool i was able to Unlock my Friends Arc very good work
:D
Sent from my U20i using xda premium
 

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    Hi

    This is an automated rooting to Xperia ARC / ARC S with unlocked bootloader. No flashing needed - so this does not wear your internal kernel flash memory.
    It's a "connect and press enter" solution - no command typing.

    You must have the ADB and Fastboot drivers installed and configured.


    Compatibility

    Tested: ICS .431 and .587
    Must work: GB roms


    How it works

    It boots "in memory" an alternate kernel carefully crafted to root the system, and then rebooting into the original kernel of your phone.
    It install the Superuser APK, su binary, and BusyBox.


    Requirements

    - ADB and Fastboot drivers installed and configured.
    - Unlocked bootloader
    - Settings - applications - Unknown Sources (first option) checked
    - Settings - applications - development - USB Debugging checked
    - Press the thanks button on this forum :)

    Included

    - BusyBox v1.18.4
    - Superuser APK
    - su binary


    How to use

    - Download the latest script version in the [Script downloads] section
    - Decompress the 7z file to an empty folder
    - Run the file runme.bat
    - Connect your phone (powered on)
    - Wait for the blue ligth (fastboot mode) on the notification LED
    - Press ENTER to root
    - Enjoy (and then press the thanks button on this forum :) )


    Script downloads

    v1:
    http://www.mediafire.com/?5h5f2cxoym66m3f
    http://www.mediafire.com/?cr1hkfqp2f62fdy


    Stock firmwares (.FTF)

    ARC ICS 4.0.4

    LT15i_4.1.B.0.587_Generic Global World.7z
    188Mb
    http://www.mediafire.com/?xucot63l30epa4y

    LT15i_4.1.B.0.431_GenericWorld.7z
    195Mb
    http://www.mediafire.com/?qbip855iltbv5is


    FAQ

    [Q] How to install ADB and Fastboot drivers on Windows?
    [A] The most annoying process is to install and configure the ADB and Fastboot drivers, but you can use the Flashtools bundle to install the drivers for you (search for Flashtools on the forum). Simply download the latest version of Flashtools, fire the installer and then choose to install ADB and Fastboot drivers. This way you will have installed the drivers.

    Flashtools latest version: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1000012

    Later, to configure the drivers, you must let windows bind the driver to the device. To do this, you must:

    - ADB driver: connect the phone, powered on, to the PC, and then let Windows configure the driver automatically

    - Fastboot driver: connect the phone to the PC in Fastboot mode. To do this:

    1) Switch off the phone
    2) Press and hold the menu key
    3) Connect the phone to the PC via USB cable
    4) Way a few seconds for a blue ligth on the notification LED
    5) Release the menu key
    6) If you get the blue ligth you are now in Fastboot mode. Let Windows configure the driver automatically.
    7) To leave Fastboot mode, disconnect the USB cable.

    [Q] I cannot get the blue light during the script execution?
    [A] Verify if you have correctly installed and configured ADB and Fastboot drivers. Maybe you still have a locked bootloader - if you wish to try to unlock your bootloader, see the tutorial / guide threads on the first page of the forum.
    1
    Noob here.
    So what you are saying is all I need to do is download the mediafire file,the adb drivers and the fastboot drivers and then I am good to go.

    Sent from my LT15i using xda app-developers app
    1
    Noob here.
    So what you are saying is all I need to do is download the mediafire file,the adb drivers and the fastboot drivers and then I am good to go.

    Sent from my LT15i using xda app-developers app

    Yes! And it's working flawlessly on my unlocked bootloader Xperia Arc, so I expect it to work for you too.
    1
    Read what it says :)

    It doesn't say that its unlocked, but that you are allowed to unlock it.
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    Anyone on .62 with unlocked bootloader able to root using this?
    I'm gonna unlock my bootloader soon because I can't root .62. Now I'm struck in .42 root.

    If your bootloader is locked update via ota to. 62

    Sent from my LT18i using xda premium