Get Android Market, Root Access and Wi-Fi/Bluetooth To Work In Xperia Arc S Official Beta Ice Cream Sandwich ROM
By on February 25th, 2012

A couple of days ago, Sony released a beta Ice Cream Sandwich ROM for the Xperia Arc S, Ray and the Neo V. While the ROM is good enough for daily use, it does have some deal-breaking features missing like no Google Apps, and no Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity.

However, it was just a matter of time before the awesomely talented developers over at XDA managed to fix these small issues. Now, just a day after the beta ICS ROM was released by Sony, the developers over at XDA forum have managed to fix all the issues with the ROM.

How To Get Root Access and Google Apps Such As Market, Gmail Etc. -:

The steps below require that you have some knowledge of ADB. If not, I’d recommend you not to follow the steps mentioned below.

1) Download this Kernel image file; the Google Apps package file and the Superuser fix from here. Transfer the Google Apps package file and the Superuser fix zip file to your phone’s memory card. Also, extract the ‘boot.img’ file from the Kernel zip file and transfer it to your Fastboot/ADB folder.

2) Start Fastboot on your PC and connect your Arc/Arc S to your PC in Fastboot mode. You can enter Fastboot mode by first switching off the phone, and then pressing the Volume Down + Power button simultaneously. Once Fastboot detects your handset, enter ‘fastboot boot boot.img’ and wait for your handset to restart. As soon it restarts, start pressing the Volume down button repeatedly to enter CWM Recovery mode.

3) Now select the ‘Install Zip from SD Card’ option and flash the Google Apps zip file. Similarly, flash the Superuser Fix file to gain root access. Once you have flashed both the files, reboot your phone. After you have signed in using your Google ID, go to the market and install Busybox for proper root access.

How To Get Wi-Fi and Bluetooth To Work -:

To get Wi-Fi and Bluetooth to work, use Root Explorer or any other similar application and edit the build.prop file located in the /system partition. Simply add these two lines below to the end of the file and save the file -:

persist.wifienabled=1
persist.btenabled=1

Restart your phone and bingo! Wi-Fi and Bluetooth will now work on your Arc S.

Via – XDA

Author: Rajesh Pandey Google Profile for Rajesh Pandey
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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000393528748 Raman Katwal

    Hi Rajesh,

    I tried to enable the Wifi and Bluetooth, but after adding those lines at the bottom of the files does not make any difference..

    Please advice still I am unable to use the Wifi feature in ICS Beta.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1168593667 Rajesh Pandey

      I hope you saved the changes to the build.prop files and restarted your phone after that?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000393528748 Raman Katwal

      Hi Rajesh, I have Fixed Wifi + Bluetooth using the zip available at XDA developer, now I have problem with Android Market. I followed few of the steps to make it worked but issue still persists.

      I am unable to install Market in ICS Beta release. Please drop me a message if you know how to fix it.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1168593667 Rajesh Pandey

      Raman Katwal Please check the thread on XDA. Download the latest Google Apps package for CM9, and flash it via CWM on your handset.

 
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