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How to Root the Sony Tablet S

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By djrbliss, Recognized Developer on 8th February 2012, 02:52 PM
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As promised, I've published my root exploit. It's possible that this exploit will wipe your /data partition. This did not happen on the two devices that have been successfully rooted, but I don't want any nasty surprises. Please back up your applications and data if you're worried about this. There is no risk of permanent damage to the device, but by running this exploit, you assume all responsibilty.

You can root your device with the following steps:

1. Ensure your device is in USB debugging mode, is connected to your PC, and that ADB works. Instructions on this are available in this thread:

2. Download the exploit here:

3. Unzip the full contents of the zip.

4. Run "run.bat"


Full details on how the exploit works are posted here:

I can't guarantee that this exploit will work after receiving an OTA update, including ICS. As always, when rooted, be cautious of accepting OTA updates unless you have received confirmation that the root exploit has not been patched.

If you pledged towards the bounty, details on how to donate are at the bottom of the above blog post.

Dan Rosenberg (@djrbliss)

P.S. For those interested in reposting this, I have no affiliation with any forum (including XDA).
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8th February 2012, 04:23 PM |#2  
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nice work!
8th February 2012, 04:46 PM |#3  
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What is the indicator of success?

I get to * daemon started successfully *, but nothing more.
8th February 2012, 04:52 PM |#4  
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@ejchis: Superuser.apk should be installed on your device and apps that needs root rights should work now (Titanium backup, AdwareBlock ect)
8th February 2012, 04:55 PM |#5  
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Originally Posted by obicom

@ejchis: Superuser.apk should be installed on your device and apps that needs root rights should work now (Titanium backup, AdwareBlock ect)

Thanks. I'm not getting to that point for some reason. I think my adb is not functioning properly. I need to play with this some more. I've always been a terminal emulator guy, so I'm not particularly confident with my adb skills.
8th February 2012, 05:05 PM |#6  
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I can confirm that this works perfectly. Let's hope this is but the first step in making this an awesome device. Many thanks!!!
8th February 2012, 05:08 PM |#7  
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use the command "adb devices" you should see what looks like a serial number show up. If nothing shows up then you have a problem with your ADB drivers. You may just need to restart the computer.
8th February 2012, 05:28 PM |#8  
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Thank !!!
8th February 2012, 05:38 PM |#9  
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8th February 2012, 05:39 PM |#10  
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Awesome! Works great! THX!!
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Works great ... full respect from my side .... well done ... !!


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