Want to get back Gingerbread 2.3 Firmware from ICS ? SONY Xperia Arc S Officia

Android India * please be informed that after applying this update, the warranty won’t be lost and also just in case if you have rooted the firmware then after applying this update, the root access will be revoked.
Disclaimer: Neither AndroidIndia.info, nor developer should be held responsible for any damage happened to your device in the process of downgrading. It’s very unlikely that there will be any issues but just in case if at all there are any issues then we are committed to help you in solving the same.
  Read the instructions:
  • In the process of downgrade, there is a possibility that all the data present in your SONY Ericsson Xperia should be backed up with the help of below mentioned steps so as to ensure that just in case any of the data gets lost, the same can be restored easily.
SMS – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Contacts – Sync with the Gmail application,
Images, Songs, Videos, Files – Copy to internal / External SD Card,
APN and MMS Settings – Note down from the path “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names
  • Minimum charge left in the device should be at least 60%.
  • Enable the USB Debugging in your Xperia Arc from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging”. The USB Debugging option should be ticked
  • Download the Flash tool and Xperia Arc S firmware package from here to your computer. After downloading both, open the Flash tool to install the same in your computer. Extract the firmware file so as to get the .ftf file.
  • Up next, open the Flash tool program and then you need to place the downloaded firmware ftf file in the path “C:/Drive > flashtool > firmwares>” Ensure that no other files are located in this path.
Select Options

  • Click on the Flashing icon in the flash tool which is located in the left side below “file option”. Select the option of “flashmode” and click on “Ok” and enable the options Wipe User Data and Wipe Cache as shown in the screenshot below.
  • Now, select Ok and then flash tool will now be preparing the ROM and will ask you to connect the phone to the computer with the help of USB cable and then just follow the on screen instructions. As soon as its connected, the flash tool will be installing the Official Stock Gingerbread firmware in your SONY Xperia Arc S.
  • Now, as soon as the firmware installation is finished, the phone will be shutting down and that’s it once you see the home screen, disconnect the phone from computer. Now, you can connect your phone with the PC Companion to upgrade to the Official ICS firmware version as in when arrives in your country or else you can again manually apply the update too.
Remark: Due to some reasons if the update process gets failed or interrupted, then you need to apply the update again by following the steps again from the start. Don’t forget to restore the backup which you have taken in the initial steps.
So, congratulations you have now successfully applied the update of Official Gingerbread in your Xperia Arc S. Do let us know in Android India Technical Support

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