Galaxy S3 Launcher works on Xperia ARC S, ARC and probably on many other Sony Phones
There is hype for Galaxy S3 TouchWiz everywhere. As per XDA reports Galaxy S3 ToucWiz works even on Xperia Arc S/ ARC. It is therefore believed that perhaps this launcher may work on many other Sony phones as well.
XDA Senior Member datagubben tried Galaxy S3 Launcher on Xperia ARC/ARC S. He confirms that this launcher is apt for ICS Android 4.0 ROMs. If your Xperia ARC S has ICS Android 4.0 ROM then you can try this as well. However, it is important to note that Galaxy S3 Launcher does not work on all ROMs.
If you want to test this rocking launcher on Xperia ARC/ ARC S then here’s the procedure given for installation. But before that please read the disclaimer carefully:
Disclaimer: You must move ahead with the procedure if you have enough technical knowledge. Also, there may be some risk involved and thus you must be quite careful while following the steps as given in the tutorial. You should install Launcher for Galaxy S3 on Xperia ARC/ARC S at your own risk. We shall not be responsible for any problem that happens with your phone.
Note: Along with ICS ROM we also expect the phone to have ClockworkMod Recovery Installed.
Install S3 Launcher on Xperia ARC/ ARC S
First, you need to download the Galaxy S3 Launcher from the link given at the end of the post.
After you are done with that simply copy this downloaded .zip file to the SD card on your phone.
Switch off the phone and boot into ClockworkMod recovery. (In order to get into ClockworkMod Recovery you must turn on the phone and as soon as the LED lights are seen, back button should be kept pressed on the phone. This will get you in to the desired mode.) Now, since you are in recovery you can use Volume buttons to navigate and Home button for selection.
Now, select install zip from sdcard, then select choose zip from sdcard.
Move to the S3 launcher’s .zip file that is there on the sdcard and make the selection.
You can now confirm the installation by selecting YES.
As soon as the installation gets completed you need to go back and select reboot system now.
That will reboot the phone.
With this you might have successfully installed Galaxy S3 Launcher on Xperia ARC S/ ARC. Do let us know how you found the experience. Also, we would love to hear from ardent testers who might have tried this Launcher on other Sony phones. We will soon post more info on this and update this with more Sony phones after the testing phase gets over.
We are also thankful to the developers who have contributed a lot in developing such amazing tutorials and tests. This has opened many avenues for the Android development field.
Download link here
Via XDA Developers