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[ROM] Xperia Arc Firmwares 3.0.1.A.0.145 [o2|HK|SG|UK|Global|Swe|lt15a] [22/06/11]

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jatt101

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Apr 22, 2010
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Basically this thread will have all the latest firmwares ready to be flashed, ill try my best to keep it updated, so far it includes the o2 and hong kong firmware, will post others when they get released, if anyone has them, please let me know

Hong Kong Branded

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=J80IGWRK

http://www.multiupload.com/CQ0TB9Q5XB

A big thank you to Rumnyc for providing the files


o2 Branded - no bloatware included, so i suggest flashing this compared to the hong kong version(i found it to be smoother as well)

http://www.multiupload.com/7JF5BD3P9H

Big thanks to superutp for providing the files

Generic UK

http://www.multiupload.com/Y26JCR7DM5

Generic Global

http://www.multiupload.com/ETLCF3ISUO

Thank you to jlmcr87 for providing the files

Generic Sweden

http://www.multiupload.com/TJD9TXU1H7

Thanks to Waden for providing the files

Singapore Generic

http://www.multiupload.com/AHZLTE3JIH

Thanks to iragon for providing the files

Lt15a Generic US

http://www.multiupload.com/7ET97S0A7P

Thanks to kbadone for the files and Nimche for providing the ftf file

Rogers Branded

http://www.multiupload.com/3GRFDY87RC

Thanks to BlueChipJ for the link

Note: Root isnt working using superoneclick or gingerbread method
It will wipe everything so make sure you guys back up your files
 
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jatt101

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Apr 22, 2010
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yes it is a full image, flash using flashtool, and it will wipe everything, so make sure you backup your files, and rooting doesn't work on this firmware unfortunately
 

waanz

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thanks.
I'm familiar with fastboot to flash but not flashtool.

- the HK Rom zip file has two files in it. Do I use them as is or do I need to build a tft file as I read somewhere?

- what do you use to backup your apps and not having to reinstall everything ?

Thanks again
waanz
 

DooMLoRD

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Jul 27, 2010
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one request:
why dont u guys use rar/7zip to compress these files?

ftf files compress by almost 30% to 70% if u use 7zip (LZMA ultra high compression)

would save a lot of bandwidth, upload & download time...

see:

~280 MB compressed to ~150MB

1306217587-clip-25kb.png
 
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tyronne77

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Worked great using Flashtool method

Boots in like under 10 seconds now. Extremely fast. Even launcherpro seems to be running smoother. Bloatware is a bit of a negative though easily remedied. Facebook integration is there but tbh makes no difference to me:D
 

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    Basically this thread will have all the latest firmwares ready to be flashed, ill try my best to keep it updated, so far it includes the o2 and hong kong firmware, will post others when they get released, if anyone has them, please let me know

    Hong Kong Branded

    http://www.megaupload.com/?d=J80IGWRK

    http://www.multiupload.com/CQ0TB9Q5XB

    A big thank you to Rumnyc for providing the files


    o2 Branded - no bloatware included, so i suggest flashing this compared to the hong kong version(i found it to be smoother as well)

    http://www.multiupload.com/7JF5BD3P9H

    Big thanks to superutp for providing the files

    Generic UK

    http://www.multiupload.com/Y26JCR7DM5

    Generic Global

    http://www.multiupload.com/ETLCF3ISUO

    Thank you to jlmcr87 for providing the files

    Generic Sweden

    http://www.multiupload.com/TJD9TXU1H7

    Thanks to Waden for providing the files

    Singapore Generic

    http://www.multiupload.com/AHZLTE3JIH

    Thanks to iragon for providing the files

    Lt15a Generic US

    http://www.multiupload.com/7ET97S0A7P

    Thanks to kbadone for the files and Nimche for providing the ftf file

    Rogers Branded

    http://www.multiupload.com/3GRFDY87RC

    Thanks to BlueChipJ for the link

    Note: Root isnt working using superoneclick or gingerbread method
    It will wipe everything so make sure you guys back up your files
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    Isn't there other way to flash the rom than using Flashtool. i don't get it to work tried on 2 pc's.it doesn't find the phone in fastboot. when i use fastboot from cmd i can see the device.

    It's not a driver issue, i tried two versions of flash tool. i never used flash tool. Isn't there something to flash with Mac or Linux?

    {experimental}

    i am not very sure but i think u can flash using fastboot:

    fastboot system system.sin

    or rename system.sin to system.img and try flashing via fastboot


    for kernel:

    fastboot boot kernel.sin

    or rename kernel.sin to boot.img and try flashing via fastboot
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    Here are the list of changes I found so far and the dump:

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=14080867
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    one request:
    why dont u guys use rar/7zip to compress these files?

    ftf files compress by almost 30% to 70% if u use 7zip (LZMA ultra high compression)

    would save a lot of bandwidth, upload & download time...

    see:

    ~280 MB compressed to ~150MB

    1306217587-clip-25kb.png
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    Thanks SO much for this! Spent ages looking for stock roms to get back from CM7.2.

    1. Relocked the bootloader using the method described here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1133650

    2. Took the Arc back from CM7.2 to SE stock using the "Generic Global" link above. Along with the Flashtools 0.5.3 link provided in http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1330314

    3. Booted phone up. It took a few minutes.

    4. Connected to PC Companion and ran the phone update.

    5. Attempted update to 4.0.2.A.0.42. (I live in Australia for what thats worth) via the automated SE PC Companion. Process FAILED after downloading some things, says "The phone contains modified software that cannot be updated".

    6. Crucial step was missed. As per the Flashtool instructions, after flashing the bootloader RElocker, it says to enable usb debugging + enable unknown sources. It DOESNT however, tell you to plug the phone BACK IN to the USB after you have done this. A simple fix by adding this to the Flashtool instructions would have saved me hours.

    7. After plugging in the phone with those 2 things enabled, ran the "repair phone" option in SE PC Companion.

    8. Profit.


    Might go back to try CM9 or simply await the SE release of ICS. Just found CM7.2 to be too buggy and the only real reason I flashed onto that was to access the permission settings in that rom. I am a privacy freak... Think I will look for an app for it now. I just wanted my camera and touchscreen to work properly, as well as the inbuilt keyboard swiping.

    Anyway, that was my experience and I spent a good couple of hours trying to suss all this out. New to the rom scene and flashing etc. Yay for me not having bricked anything, yet. :) (oh, except for a ******* 32gb SD card, which probably was a dodgy knock off in the first place, and now thinks it's a 254gb card :-\ {was during some attempts to transfer mp3's across both via USB cable and inbuilt card reader})

    Thanks for your post!