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Kernel builds > 8 currently not rootable.
Unfortunately Sony closed the leak in the latest version build#9 and build#10 and I see no progress of the developer side to find and/or publish a new root tool.
It sounds bad but this is the current status. :(
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I have 2.6.36.3 integ-build@build9 #1, rooted with your "Sony Tablet all in one sony tool"
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it did not work with me. (build10)
 
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Kernel builds > 8 currently not rootable.
Unfortunately Sony closed the leak in the latest version build#9 and build#10 and I see no progress of the developer side to find and/or publish a new root tool.
It sounds bad but this is the current status. :(
Maybe we should reach out to Djrbliss asking if he can find a way. I have visited his site several times looking at the devices he roots and it seems way too easy for him. Could we possibly start a thread with info on the unrootable builds? I am not nearly smart enough to understand the technical piece of it but I can help coordinate it. I know thomas.raines has been working on a custom recovery for the tab but has been unable to reroot his devise after reflashing an unrootable build. Any thoughts?
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I have build 9 #1 and i have root since the first tool was published.. So how's this possible?
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Maybe we should reach out to Djrbliss asking if he can find a way. I have visited his site several times looking at the devices he roots and it seems way too easy for him. Could we possibly start a thread with info on the unrootable builds? I am not nearly smart enough to understand the technical piece of it but I can help coordinate it. I know thomas.raines has been working on a custom recovery for the tab but has been unable to reroot his devise after reflashing an unrootable build. Any thoughts?
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I've sent a mail today to M. Rosenberg, asking for some help :

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Hello M. Rosenberg,

As an owner of a Sony Tablet S, I've successfuly used your exploit to gain root.
Unfortunatly, I bricked the device while deleting Sony bloatware on it. The tablet went back
to life after an OTA update that lead it from a #8 kernel build to a #10, no more rootable.

I've try to understand why and discovered that the /log directory now belongs to system group
so ADB could not write in it anymore. I've noticed that /dev/log directory, writable by ADB may
have something to do with the logging process you used and try a lot of (silly) things to adapt
your script without success.

So I've take a look at your other exploits and tought that the one provided for the LG Thrill / Optimus 3D
may work for the Sony Tablet. I've modified your script to match /dev/block/mmcblk0p3 and patched your block
binary to do so but the program failed to open the block device.

We are some people at XDA forum in the same situation, waiting for something to happend about root and
the newly released #10 kernel... It will be very kind from you to find some time for working again on the
Sony Tablet S, giving us some idea, some trick or... a new fully working script !

I'll publish this mail in XDA forum and join the mounts of the Sony Tablet kernel #10...

Best regards,

Nesquick95


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rootfs / rootfs ro,relatime 0 0
tmpfs /dev tmpfs rw,nosuid,relatime,mode=755 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts rw,relatime,mode=600 0 0
proc /proc proc rw,relatime 0 0
sysfs /sys sysfs rw,relatime 0 0
debugfs /sys/kernel/debug debugfs rw,relatime 0 0
/dev/block/mmcblk0p1 /configs ext2 ro,relatime 0 0
none /acct cgroup rw,relatime,cpuacct 0 0
tmpfs /mnt/asec tmpfs rw,relatime,mode=755,gid=1000 0 0
tmpfs /mnt/obb tmpfs rw,relatime,mode=755,gid=1000 0 0
none /dev/cpuctl cgroup rw,relatime,cpu 0 0
/dev/block/mmcblk0p3 /system ext4 ro,relatime,barrier=1,data=ordered 0 0
/dev/block/mmcblk0p10 /data ext4 rw,nosuid,nodev,noatime,barrier=1,data=ordered 0 0
/dev/block/mmcblk0p4 /cache ext4 rw,nosuid,nodev,noatime,barrier=1,data=ordered 0 0
/dev/block/mmcblk0p9 /log ext4 rw,nosuid,nodev,noatime,barrier=1,data=ordered 0 0
/dev/block/svold/179:17 /mnt/sdcard2 vfat rw,dirsync,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,uid=1000,g id=1015,fmask=0702,dmask=0702,allow_utime=0020,cod epage=cp437,iocharset=iso8859-1,shortname=mixed,batch_sync,utf8,comp_uni,avoid_d link,errors=remount-ro 0 0
/dev/block/vold/179:11 /mnt/sdcard vfat rw,dirsync,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,uid=1000,g id=1015,fmask=0702,dmask=0702,allow_utime=0020,cod epage=cp437,iocharset=iso8859-1,shortname=mixed,batch_sync,utf8,comp_uni,avoid_d link,errors=remount-ro 0 0
/dev/block/vold/179:11 /mnt/secure/asec vfat rw,dirsync,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,uid=1000,g id=1015,fmask=0702,dmask=0702,allow_utime=0020,cod epage=cp437,iocharset=iso8859-1,shortname=mixed,batch_sync,utf8,comp_uni,avoid_d link,errors=remount-ro 0 0
tmpfs /mnt/sdcard/.android_secure tmpfs ro,relatime,size=0k,mode=000 0 0
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Hi all,

This could just be me or may have been mentioned before, but I couldn't find it with search.

I successfully rooted my Tablet S with this exploit (directly, not through condi's tool) and my last rooted device (a Galaxy Tab) allowed me to remount the system partition as r-w through adb using "adb remount". On this tablet, this command returns Operation Not Permitted.

Has my root not fully worked? Or is this tablet just a bit more finicky with adb then others?

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Hi all,

This could just be me or may have been mentioned before, but I couldn't find it with search.

I successfully rooted my Tablet S with this exploit (directly, not through condi's tool) and my last rooted device (a Galaxy Tab) allowed me to remount the system partition as r-w through adb using "adb remount". On this tablet, this command returns Operation Not Permitted.

Has my root not fully worked? Or is this tablet just a bit more finicky with adb then others?

Thanks,
Try mounting they busybox
mount -o remount rw /system


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Hi all,

This could just be me or may have been mentioned before, but I couldn't find it with search.

I successfully rooted my Tablet S with this exploit (directly, not through condi's tool) and my last rooted device (a Galaxy Tab) allowed me to remount the system partition as r-w through adb using "adb remount". On this tablet, this command returns Operation Not Permitted.

Has my root not fully worked? Or is this tablet just a bit more finicky with adb then others?

Thanks,
Code:
mount -o rw,remount -t ext4 /dev/block/mmcblk0p2 /system
or if you need via adb then:
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adb shell "su -c 'mount -o rw,remount -t ext4 /dev/block/mmcblk0p2 /system'"
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my tablet just came back from service (no warranty problem), but it came with build#10 and it says that it is unrootable for now...

Edit: wait wait wait...today when i checked my tablet version it says build@build6 #1...how can it change??

FANTASTIC! just as i said, my tablet changed it's version from build 10 to build 6 and i can root now!! believe me, i really don't know how...

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