Sony Xperia S Music Player Ported To Xperia Arc and Arc S
By on March 14th, 2012

The Xperia S from Sony is the first dual-core phone from the company. The handset packs in a stellar 4.3-inch screen with 720p resolution, a brilliant 12MP camera, and a stale version of Android…Gingerbread. Sony has promised that it will update the Xperia S to Ice Cream Sandwich sometime in Q2 of this year, after it updates its 2011 line-up of Xperia handsets to Ice Cream Sandwich.

Even though the Xperia S runs on Gingerbread, it comes with an updated version of Sony’s Mediascape UI/UX, which includes a new dialer app with Smart dialing and an updated Music player. The new Music Player comes with an updated UI, Equalizer support, integrated support for SenseME (Sony’s own SoundHound/Shazam alternative), MP3 tagger, a new widget, and much more.

At the moment it is unknown whether this new music player will be included in the Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Arc, Arc S and other Xperia handsets. Until then, an XDA member, datagubben, has managed to get the Xperia S music player to work on the Arc and Arc S running the official Android 2.3.4 firmware.

Below is a step-by-step guide on how you can install the Xperia S Music player on your Arc or Arc S running Android 2.3.4 -:

You need to have root access along with CWM Recovery installed

Step 1) Download this zip file. Extract the contents of the zip file inside a new folder and transfer it to your Arc/Arc S memory card.

Step 2) Install the APK files with the following names – ‘MusicWidget.apk’, ‘SemcMusic.apk’, and ‘Soundenhancement.apk’.

Step 3) Reboot your phone in Recovery mode and install the ‘’ file. Restart your phone after flashing the zip file.

Step 4) Now copy the ‘FBMusicLike.apk’, ‘SemcdataMetaCleanup.apk’ and ‘AudioEffectService.apk’ into /system/app. Also, edit the permissions of these files to rw-r–r–. You can edit the permissions by long pressing the files, and then selecting the Permissions option.

Step 5) Uncheck and then re-check the ‘Facebook Inside Xperia’ and restart your phone after this.

Bingo! You are done! You can now enjoy the Xperia S music player on your Xperia Arc/Arc S! Head over to this thread on XDA forums and thank ‘datagubben’ if you want to appreciate his hard work.

Author: Rajesh Pandey Google Profile for Rajesh Pandey
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