Custom ROM for Xperia ARC S with Unlocked Bootloader

JJ’s Hybrid ROM for Xperia ARC S running on ICS

Xperia ARC S has acquired Ice Cream Sandwich update recently. You might have explored the platform by now. So, do you wish to try something else now? If yes then just read on. In this article we will discuss about an amazing ROM for Xperia ARC S, JJ’s Hybrid ROM. As per the discussion as available in the development forums it is clear that people who have used this ROM are quite impressed with it. Keeping that into consideration we shall show you the method of installing JJ’s Hybrid ROM on ARC S.

But before you move to the procedure, kindly read the notes and disclaimer as given below:


This ROM is for ARC S phones that have unlocked bootloader.

ARC S should be running on ICS.

Update Patch v2.5 (fixed) Flash it if u have already 2.4b installed. Otherwise follow instructions below.

Before trying this ROM you must have idea about restoring the phone (SEUS update). If something goes wrong then you can get back to where you were.

Disclaimer: Installing custom ROM is a bit risky. However, many people prefer this and fetch amazing results out of this. But we expect you to have enough technical knowledge for this. You should do this at your own risk.

 Install JJ’s Hybrid ROM on Xperia ARC S

1) Root with root exploit single click as given in the official thread at the end of the post.

If you have already Rooted then there is no need to Root again

If not then Follow Steps Below

Enable USB debugging on the device

Tick mark Unknown Resources

Extract the zip file  to your desktop

After that connect the phone to the computer with USB cable. Open the ‘run me’ batch file.

Your phone will restart few 2-3 times.

After that when it boots on desktop, you will find SU app. This confirms that rooting is done.

2) Install CWM Recovery

The second step will be to install CWM Recovery. If you have CWM Recovery installed then do not follow the steps given below, otherwise go for that.

Download ‘Xperia CWM Auto-installer

This will install CWM

3) Download (These are not Flashable Zips)

JJ’s Hybrid ROM 2.4b CWM Backup FOR Xperia ARC/ ARC-S

You must extract the file and copy the same to the SD Card in folderclockworkmod/backup/

Download Update Patch v2.5 (Fixed). Copy the Update Patch to Your SD card.

4) Reboot the phone to recovery.

5) In CWM Recovery, go for Full Wipe. After that move to Back Up and Restore Menu. Select Restore and the Select JJ’s HybridROM.

6) Update Patch is flashable zip, Flash Immediately after restoring CWM Backup of 2.4b ROM to update to Latest v 2.5

Just after Restore gets completed, boot the handset. ROM will be rooted and this is by default).

We hope that you found the above tutorial useful. It is a test method, but many developers have tested this and have found it good in working. We would love to hear from you feedback in relation to this ROM. If you get stuck up somewhere then do comment here and let us know. We will help you out.

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