|This device is still running on armhf, although the processor supports armv7. If you own it, change it and test it that way.
|WARNING: This device is not recommended for future use with postmarketOS due to its armhf architecture. Alpine Linux (the distribution that postmarketOS extends) has been considering dropping it.
In some cases, the processor of the device may support the armv7 architecture. If so, you can modify the device package and change the architecture accordingly.
Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc
|2.3 (Linux 2.6.32)
|4.0.4 (Linux 2.6.32)
|Qualcomm Snapdragon S2 (MSM8255)
|1.0 GHz Scorpion
Users owning this device
Entering Fastboot mode
Power off the device. Hold
Back as you plug the USB cable into the device.
The process of unlocking the bootloader officially is available here and it is strictly adviced to use it in the first place. It has all the instructions for one to unlock it.
|If you try any of this out, please rewrite this section into a nice step-by-step wiki format.
Just for the records of you gentlemen, I wanted to let you know that all of the 2011 Xperias (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
- Building and installing to external SD card
- USB networking
What does not work
- Plasma Mobile
- Hardware accelerated graphics
- Mobile data
- Phone calls
Note that Wi-Fi and osk-sdl are untested and may require further work.
- Page size may need to be adjusted in the future, as it is non-standard and presents a non-fatal error.