Sony Xperia Arc S gets Jelly Bean 4.1 CM10 Custom ROM
There’s good news for all Xperia Arc S and Xperia Arc users. You can now get flavor of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on Sony Xperia Arc S via CM10 ROM. The same thing holds true for Xperia Arc as well. Thanks to FXP team that this ROM came into life. It is good for those who love experimenting. The only issue with this ROM is, just like any other CM ROM this does not come with GAPPs. But you can flash this separately and later on Google Now and other apps would work. The only problem is that this ROM is kind of nightly ROM and thus there may be some bugs.
You must be mentally prepared that this ROM may have some bugs. But even after that if you wish to try CM10 Jelly Bean ROM on Xperia Arc S you need to follow the instructions and guide that are given below. But before that it would be better if you go through the pre-requirements and disclaimer below.
Pre-Requisites for Installing CM10 on Sony Xperia Arc S
- You need to root the phone.
- You must unlock the bootloader.
- Install CWM Recovery.
- Nandroid back up.
- Install ADB drivers.
Disclaimer: Even though while installing CM10 Jelly Bean on Xperia Arc S rooting the phone and unlocking the bootloader are the pre-requisites, it should be noted that these acts are risky and takes away the warranty of the phone. Also, rooting, unlocking bootloader, CWM recovery along with installing custom ROM on an Android handset can be risky. You must take these things up at your risk.
Note: We would also recommend that you should take up such things only if you have enough technical knowledge and Android exposure. Those who are quite new in this area should avoid taking such risks. This is because any small mistake can brick your phone or you may lose your data. Also, it would be wise to take a detailed back up of your phone first so as to avoid any mishap.
You can download the ROM from the link given at the end of the post.
However if you have made up your mind that you want to install Android Jelly Bean 4.1 on Xperia Arc S then you can go through the procedure as given below:
1. Install a Recovery
2. Flash Rom
3. Flash gapps
4. Wipe (only required 1st time)
5. Flash kernel (fastboot flash boot boot.img)
Now, you will ask where is the link from where we can download unofficial Jelly Bean update for Xperia Arc S? Well, just below where the article ends we have provided the source link. From there you can download the required files. But kindly read the entire post carefully first.
Meanwhile, we would like to thank FXP team which has provided WT19i users a chance to have Jelly Bean on Arc S. Do let us know how you found this post. Also, share your doubts and comments here in the comment section. We will try our best to get your issues solved as soon as possible.