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4th May 2012, 02:15 AM |#11  
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REMEMBER: At present it is not possible to root a tablet which has been upgraded using this method. Once you update, you will loose Root access, which makes changing the region back to your original country impossible. Only use this method if you don't care that you will loose root.

While this worked just fine for me, I'm not promising it will work for others. Try this at your own risk.

Step 1. Install the ADB drivers using the instructions here

Step 2. Download and run the All-In-One tool from here

Step 3. Follow the on screen instructions to Root your Tablet. Once this is completed and the device has rebooted, open AIO tool again.

Step 4. Follow the on screen instructions to change your Region to US.

Step 5. Reboot your tablet and go to settings-About-System Update. It should prompt you to download the 4.0.3 update now.

Step 6. Download and follow the instructions on screen to update.

cna i ask, is the usb cable required for the sony tablet a standard micro usb to usb cable??
 
 
4th May 2012, 02:17 AM |#12  
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Yes. I have used many different cables. If the shoe fits.....
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4th May 2012, 02:42 AM |#13  
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can you tell me if ics on the sony tablet s supports ad hoc wifi connections, its the main reason id like to upgrade to ics, has anybody tried it?

I have a rooted htc hd2 with barnicle wifi tether, it only has ad hoc as a wifi connection !!
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can you tell me if ics on the sony tablet s supports ad hoc wifi connections, its the main reason id like to upgrade to ics, has anybody tried it?

I have a rooted htc hd2 with barnicle wifi tether, it only has ad hoc as a wifi connection !!

Sorry, no adhoc implemented in this tablet. No direct wifi too.
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Sorry, no adhoc implemented in this tablet. No direct wifi too.

I know Ad Hoc is a software patch, but I think Direct WiFi is not possible on this Tablet's WiFi chipset. Needs newer hardware support that we don't have, unfortunately.

Happy to be proven wrong!
8th May 2012, 04:16 AM |#16  
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anyone know of any disadvantages to rooting the tablet and changing it to the US region.

I am thinking of doing this but still not sure.

I am in New Zealand with an Australian version

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8th May 2012, 11:51 AM |#17  
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I did this works fine except you lose root if you use the stock OTA

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8th May 2012, 11:52 AM |#18  
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You'll get US content on Sony Entertainment Network services, rather than Australian.

More of an advantage if you ask me.

other than that, none that I'm aware of.

I'm pretty sure the All-in-one tool can set your region back after the update now too. But maybe check with Condi. It's changed since I flashed a week ago.
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Can changing the region and downloading ICS brick your device in anyway??

I've got a UK Tablet S and TBH I'm close to selling it because I can't stand HC. I'm close to picking up a Moto Xoom just for ICS even though the screen is poorer and its as heavy as a brick.
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Warren,

Just be sure to follow the instructions exactly. If you have any questions, just ask around here. I'm not taking responsibility for your device, so I won't say there is ABSOLUTELY NO CHANCE of it bricking, but a lot of people have done it without problems, myself included (I was on an Australian device).
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Hi Sentinal, with the Sony Entertainment Network services, does it accept your aus account our do you need to create a us account and does it accept an AUS credit card?

As you can guess im keen to root this thing and go to ICS, did you see any improvement in the wireless reciever, i was hoping the included a new radio in the upgrade as the biggest let down for me with the tab s was poor wireless strength, oh and the annoying lag in the keyboard input!!

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