Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc (semc-anzu)

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Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc
Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc
Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc
Manufacturer Sony Ericsson
Name Xperia Arc
Codename anzu
Released 2011
Original software Android 2.3 on Linux 2.6.35
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon S2
CPU 1.0 GHz Scorpion
GPU Adreno 205
Display 480x854
Storage 320 MB
Memory 512 MB


  • rendeko
  • asiekierka

Entering Fastboot mode

Power off the device. Hold Back as you plug the USB cable into the device.

Bootloader unlocking

If you try any of this out, please rewrite this section into a nice step-by-step wiki format.

@mirh wrote:

Just for the records of you gentlemen, I wanted to let you know that all the 2011 xperia (manufactured before a not-so-clear 2012 week), are capable of *unofficial* bootloader unlock.

  • The above methods are "s1tool" and will not get around "Bootloader unlock allowed: No". There doesn't seem to be a way to get around "Bootloader unlock allowed: No" except for a software+hardware box combination called SETool2 that can be used to modify any Sony Ericsson device. This is what likely what has referred to as a "paid unlock" - rendeko

What works

  • Building and installing to external SD card
  • Display
  • Touchscreen
  • USB networking
  • Xwayland

What does not work

  • Plasma Mobile
  • Hardware accelerated graphics
  • Audio
  • Bluetooth
  • GPS
  • Camera
  • Mobile data
  • Phone calls

Note that Wi-Fi and osk-sdl are untested and may require further work.

Additional info

  • Page size may need to be adjusted in the future, as it is non-standard and presents a non-fatal error.