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2012-04-18 11:07 PM
I don't know if my question has already been answered so I'm sorry in case it has.
I own a Xperia Arc S and even though all the pros and cons users have been reporting I would like to try ICS myself but it hasn't arrived it to Portugal...
My phone is "operator locked" (Vodafone) which means I run their custom rom; also, in service -> configuration it says "rooting status: bootloader unlock allowed: no".
My question is (before getting in trouble lol) is it safe to flash my phone to the generic ICS version anyways even with these drawbacks? And then is it possible to go back to GB or get the official portuguese ICS version when out?
thank you in advance
2012-04-19 10:46 AM
is there any difference between generic and nordic firmwares for arc s?
2012-04-19 11:18 AM
2012-04-19 12:05 PM
i've neov running on 2.3
i'm getting problem while joining the two parts of the rom. how it can be solved?
2nd problem is, flashtool is not showing any file in firmwares folder. while it has the two parts of the rom already.
pls do the needful... thanks.
2012-04-19 12:29 PM
it wont show 2 files .. just the 1 file when you will ttry to join it .. do it and chck the size of the file should be arnd 320mb
2012-04-19 12:49 PM
For original neo firmware go to above link.
2012-04-19 03:01 PM
Make sure that both the parts are downloaded completely and you join them successfully to get one single ftf file
please do as saurabh says feel free to ask anything
2012-04-19 06:17 PM
thanks for the guide Nabeel. But i have a problem with ftf file. I placed file with true way and the true folder c:/flashtool/firmwares. okay
but ,whenever i put the mode in flash, Looks like that
what i should do? thanks...
I did with your ways and it works great but now, when i connect phone to pc on the flash mode directions, not happens anything as picture showing it.
My OS > Windows XP SP3 and Regional Settings In English Everything
My Device> Xperia Neo V
2012-04-19 06:30 PM
This is the answer posted by user emreguler
i`ve found it
the problem is regional.
Change the regional settings of windows to english and voila, everything works
check above, even he faced the same problem as you