CyanogenMod 10.1 for Sony Xperia Arc LT15i & Arc S LT18i – Install the Android 4.2 Custom Jelly Bean ROM [How To]

April 2, 201318 Comments

Sony Xperia Arc users get ready to load Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS on your device. Cyanogen Mod developers have finally made an announcement with CyanogenMod 10.1 that Sony Xperia Arc can now be upgraded with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean Operating system with a custom ROM firmware. I know, you people are very excited to load this OS on your device for that we have analysed it well and made this tutorial. Here’s how you can upgrade your Sony Xpeira Arc devices to Android 4.2 Jelly bean.

Sony Xperia Arc

Note :

  •  This tutorial is only available for Sony Xperia Arc series. If you are applying this tutorial on any other android device it can harm your device. Better for you not to try this to your other Android devices.

Requirements :

  • Have a good back up of your device.
  • You need to have a proper data cable to attach your device to the PC
  • Your device’s battery should be charged up to 80%
  • Your Xperia device must be a rooted one
  • Ensure that your device USB debugging is enabled
  • Settings -> Application -> Development ->USB Debugging

Procedure to Update Sony Xperia Arc/Arc S with Cyanogenmod 10 Custom ROM:

Step 1 :

Step 2 :

Step 3 :

  • After downloading the above two packages connect your device to the PC using a proper data cable.

Step 4 :

  • Copy and paste both the packages in to your device’s SD card.
  • Note: Do not extract them. You will be needed ZIP files for completing the process.

Step 5 :

  • Disconnect your device from PC now.

Step 6 :

  • Turn of your device now.

Step 7 :

  • Press Volume down button and power button together to send the device into a recovery mode.

Step 8 :

  • After that, you need to wipe down the data of your device. For that you have to select “wipe data factory reset” & “wipe cache partition” options by pressing the power button.

Step 9 :

  • Now select the “install zip from the SD card“ option then select the downloaded files from your SD card.

Step 10 :

  • Your device will now itself install Android firmware. It takes several minutes to install the firmware.

Step 11 :

  • After completing the installation, select the second files of Gapps and repeat the process again.

Step 12 :

  • Now, after it get completed select the ++++Go Back++++ option and then Reboot the system now option.

Step 13 :

  • Your device will go reboot now. It takes quite longer time to start again.

Step 14 :

  • Congratulations, your device is now running on Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean Operating system.
  • Go to: Settings> About Phone> Firmware option 
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  1. Nikos says:

    Which kernel do we need in order to install the rom?

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    • Mathew says:

      There is no Kernel requirements if your phone is having a correct device name. Cause such updates are only specially designed for some smartphones only.

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  2. Palo says:

    I have my Xperia ARC S rooted but with the bootloader locked. Can I install this room?

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    • Armin says:

      nope,you must have an unlocked boot loader to be able to install from CWM

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    • hayman says:

      I am interessted to.

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  3. Manu says:

    Are there any software issues like the camera problem on most of the roms?

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  4. ghanshyam says:

    does it effects camera clearity and is it necessary to root before doing this if yes thn how to root

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  5. lois says:

    after install,there is a pointer in screen,how to remove the pointer?

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  6. LOUIS says:

    AFTER INSTAL THERE IS A POINTER,HOW DISABLE IT?

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  7. indir says:

    Thank you I’m trying now

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  8. abhi says:

    i m getting status 7 error..do help me with this
    i copied the rom and gapps
    cleard cashe
    installed from zip
    but the installation was aborted

    been striving from a month for JB..for my sony ericsson arc LT15i

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  9. Rydan says:

    the installation of PAC_iyokan_JB… was aborted, but i continued the steps. after pressing reboot, my phone has been on the sony logo for over an hour now. please advise?

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  10. Rydan says:

    the rom doesnt install. has bricked my phone twice now

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  11. Isk says:

    Nixrena ne poniatno^_^

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  12. Isk says:

    Nixrena ne ponaitno^_^

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  13. kashif says:

    thnnxxx v much

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  14. kashif says:

    thnxxxxx

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  15. Ilija says:

    ….i can’t acces RECOVERY mode …i dont know why …i hold DOWN VOLUME AND POWER BUTTON ….and my phone automaticaly started …

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