Root Xperia Arc With Xperia Easy Rooting Toolkit [Guide] [ZergRush]

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Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc is a high-tier Android phone that comes loaded with 1 GHz scorpion processor and 8 MP primary camera. The phone has managed to gain a massive fan base since its release. The developer community is also consistent in providing support for this phone and we have seen many hacks, tweaks and mods emerging in the past to enhance user experience. The recent production of these handsets, recently made available, have largely remained a difficult challenge for developers to gain valid permanent root access.

However when it is Android, there is always a way! The team behind Revolutionary, a home-brew bootloader unlocking utility for HTC phones, recently made their ZergRush Root Exploit public. Building on that, some industrious hackers and developers managed to gain permanent root on their Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc phone. The exploit has been nicely packaged in a one-click batch file for convenience of novice users.

Unlike previous rooting methods, the ZergRush exploit is able to gain rooting privileges with or without locked bootloader. DooMLoRD, senior XDA member and recognized developer, is the one who created this Xperia 2011 Easy Rooting Toolkit for Xperia Arc phones based on ZergRush Exploit. Theoretically, the script is universally deployable on all Xepria Android devices but has been practically tested on Xperia Arc with stock 4.0.2.A.0.42 firmware. The script basically roots your device via ZergRush Exploit along with installing BusyBox and SU files. arc-zergrush-root

Here is the step by step guide to root Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc via DoomLord’s ZergRush Single Click rooting script:

Disclaimer: Please follow this guide at your own risk. AddictiveTips will not be liable if your device gets damaged or bricked during the process.

  1. The first step is to make sure that you have ADB drivers for Xperia Arc installed on your computer.
  2. Once done, enable USB debugging on your phone by going to settings > Applications > Development > USB Debugging.
  3. Now enable Unknown Sources by going to Menu > Settings > Applications and checkmark Unknown Sources.
  4. After this download the single click rooting script from here and extract archive contents on your desktop [for ease of access].
  5. Now connect your phone to the computer via USB cable that came with phone. Disregard the PC Companion Software prompt and keep the connection to charge only.
  6. Now go to the folder on your desktop where you extracted rooting script zip contents.
  7. Double click on RunMe.Bat and follow onscreen instructions closely.
  8. Once the rooting process is complete, reboot your device.
  9. Now download Root Checker app from Market and verify your phone’s root status

And there you go! You have your Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc rooted! In case you are facing any issues or want to thank the developer in person, then head to the official XDA thread posted here. All credits for this root goes to creators of Revolutionary along with DoomLord and everyone else who helped.

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  • jkt taguinod

    final i just root my xperia arc in minutes hehe thanks addictivetips YOU’RE THE BEST !! 

  • Badeeb

    me too ; it’s work for me ,i have xperia neo , thanks alote.

  • Orion

    Thx a lot my friend, everything ok on my arc 2.3.4. God bless u!! 😛

  • Anonymous

    Legend! Worked a charm on my Xperia Ray. Couldnt be easier. Thanx alot!

  • Prashan991

    great method… but im not quite clear about “make sure you have installed adb drivers”.. i downloaded them and i got 3 files (google usb drivers,x86 and x64). should i proceed to the next step?.. Thanx

  • Kees

    Great! Finally rooted my SE Arc With this tuturial!  And very easy to do!

    • habraao1456

      hello guys
      thank you so much
      this tutorial worked perfectly on my phone (SonyEricsson Arc from Brasil)
      perfect even!
      congratulations 

    • habraao1456

      hello guys
      thank you so much
      this tutorial worked perfectly on my phone (SonyEricsson Arc from Brasil)
      perfect even!
      congratulations 

  • Gerti

    This guide works like a charm – Thank YOU very much !!

  • Albert Limanjaya

    how do i install the ADB Driver? where do I put the downloaded file?

    • Coolioraman92

      Wherw to put adb drivers

  • max

    i just root my xperia arc in minutes  thanks alot God bless u

  • max

    i just root my xperia arc in minutes  thanks alot God bless u

  • Seb Marriott

    worked great, actually the phone rebooted itself Australian Version here 🙂 have a nice root 🙂

  • Xperia Ray

    I have a doubt :

    I bought a new Xperia Ray and want to install some native fonts in it. So i decided to root it since sony offer no way to change the font.

    What i want to know is, shall i go back to an unrooted state when i want some times later? is there any way?

    Just asking because of the warranty void. Pls do answer.

  • Dac2161

    thank you so much… was that easy :))

    • Manishchourasia2000

      It’s not working on my Xperia Arc (Andriod Version : 2.3.4, Build Number : 4.0.2.A.0.62

      • Guest

        Andriod Version : 2.3.4, Build Number : 4.0.2.A.0.62 Not working for Xperia Ray

        • Guest

          v3 not working

          • Jidaite101

            not working w/ .62 firmware

      • Massfiria

         same as me…

    • Not working on my Arc either

  • Amar_rawat95

    i hv arc s i rooted it before 1 month then after 2 week its come on unroot mode
    i rooted by this same procedure ,but its not rooting again ,plz tell me whts prob in my phone

  • Jason

    Hi i encountered such error during the rooting process. Can you please advice?
    — WAITING FOR DEVICE TO RECONNECTif it gets stuck over here for a long time then try:   disconnect usb cable and reconnect it   toggle “USB DEBUGGING” (first disable it then enable it)— DEVICE FOUND— pushing busybox4038 KB/s (1075144 bytes in 0.260s)— correcting permissions— remounting /systemmount: permission denied (are you root?)— copying busybox to /system/xbin//system/xbin/busybox: cannot open for write: Read-only file system— correcting ownershipUnable to chmod /system/xbin/busybox: No such file or directory— correcting permissionsUnable to chmod /system/xbin/busybox: No such file or directory— installing busybox/system/xbin/busybox: not found— pushing SU binaryfailed to copy ‘filessu’ to ‘/system/bin/su’: Read-only file system— correcting ownershipUnable to chmod /system/bin/su: No such file or directory— correcting permissionsUnable to chmod /system/bin/su: No such file or directory— correcting symlinksrm failed for /system/xbin/su, Read-only file systemlink failed Read-only file system— pushing Superuser appfailed to copy ‘filesSuperuser.apk’ to ‘/system/app/./Superuser.apk’: Read-only file system— cleaning— rebootingALL DONE!!!

  • Jason

    Hi i encountered such error during the rooting process. Can you please advice?
    — WAITING FOR DEVICE TO RECONNECTif it gets stuck over here for a long time then try:   disconnect usb cable and reconnect it   toggle “USB DEBUGGING” (first disable it then enable it)— DEVICE FOUND— pushing busybox4038 KB/s (1075144 bytes in 0.260s)— correcting permissions— remounting /systemmount: permission denied (are you root?)— copying busybox to /system/xbin//system/xbin/busybox: cannot open for write: Read-only file system— correcting ownershipUnable to chmod /system/xbin/busybox: No such file or directory— correcting permissionsUnable to chmod /system/xbin/busybox: No such file or directory— installing busybox/system/xbin/busybox: not found— pushing SU binaryfailed to copy ‘filessu’ to ‘/system/bin/su’: Read-only file system— correcting ownershipUnable to chmod /system/bin/su: No such file or directory— correcting permissionsUnable to chmod /system/bin/su: No such file or directory— correcting symlinksrm failed for /system/xbin/su, Read-only file systemlink failed Read-only file system— pushing Superuser appfailed to copy ‘filesSuperuser.apk’ to ‘/system/app/./Superuser.apk’: Read-only file system— cleaning— rebootingALL DONE!!!

    • Jason
      I got same prob with u..so now have u manage to solve it? 

  • Izmile

    You guys rock!!.. Works perfectly fine on my Xperia arc.. kudos!

  • Guest

    the runmebat file didnt work on my mac 🙁

  • Ashu

    Not working Xperia Arc Andriod Version : 2.3.4, Build Number : 4.0.2.A.0.62  

  • Thaddeus

    links broken, therefore article useless. Thanks for wasting my time.

  • Mario Landa

    Super fast and efficient!! Many thanks!!!

  • J_f

    GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!! I also rooted mine!! I tried many times a few months ago, Thanks
     to creators of Revolutionary and DoomLord and everyone else who helped

  • Jeyaviii-Pops

    I put it on my phone and it worked, and then my phone had to update software, and it stopped working. I then tried to re-do it, and now it just won’t.  Any ideas?

  • 3991Pandz

    cant run the .bat file on mac osx

  • Didn’t work 🙁
    Xperia Arc LT15i, ICS 4.0.4, – 4.1.B.0.431

  • Jimmy faber

    Pretty easy but now it wont turn on or charge. Can someone plz hlp its my gfs and she is pissed

  • Jimmy faber

    Sry its a Sony xperia x10a

  • Hassan

    the doomlord one click root appears malicious?

  • crackinthewall

    The script for Mac doesn’t exist anymore. Any idea where I can find it again?