For Xperia Arc users, who want to install CWM recovery 5 on their device, they can install this recovery without having unlock the bootloader. Thanks to XDA-Developers forum member nobodyAtall who make it possible for you, so you can easily install it on your device here’s guide to do so.
If you’re interested follow below guide to install it, but keep in mind that your device must be rooted and on Stock 2.3 firmware, its battery should be charged and please make a backup of your device data because the below procedure will wipe all data, and turn the USB Debugging on, to do so just tap Menu> Settings> Application> Development. Then, make sure that USB debugging is checked, below guide requires ADB Driver too.
DISCLAIMER: The below method is bit risky and we will not be held responsible if you lose data or your device gets damaged in the following of this guide so please proceed at your own risk.
Step #1: Download the CWM package from here.
Step #2: Extract the contents.
Step #3: Now if you have an Xperia Arc, Neo or Neo V, run install-cwm1.cmd. If the device is an Xperia Mini, MiniPro Active or Live with Walkman, run install-cwm2.cmd.
Step #4: Now simply follow the onscreen instructions, and you will have CWM 5 installed on your device in no time. That’s it enjoy!
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