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Automated ADB Driver Installer for Sony Tablet S, P, and Xperia Tablet S

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Default Automated ADB Driver Installer for Sony Tablet S, P, and Xperia Tablet S

Based off the work of thecubed over in the Nook Color forums, I've created the equivalent ADB Driver installer for the Sony Tablets including the new Xperia Tablet S.

thecubed's original thread for the Nook Color:

The installer is fully automated and negates the need to install the Android SDK or edit any files.
It has been tested under Windows 7 x32 and x64 and should also work for Vista and XP.

As of 2012 November, Windows 8 requires you to disable driver signing and MANUALLY install the drivers.

Method A:
Open an ADMINISTRATOR Command Prompt:
To disable driver signing, copy/paste the following commands:
bcdedit -set loadoptions DISABLE_INTEGRITY_CHECKS
bcdedit -set TESTSIGNING ON

(on your desktop you'll see the watermark: "Test mode'" until you re-enable driver signing).

Re-enable driver signing:
bcdedit -set loadoptions ENABLE_INTEGRITY_CHECKS
bcdedit -set TESTSIGNING OFF


Method B:
  • From the Metro Start Screen, open Settings,
  • Click "Change PC Settings".
  • Click "General".
  • Scroll down, and click "Restart now" under "Advanced startup".
  • Click "Troubleshoot".
  • Click "Advanced Options".
  • Click "Startup Settings".
  • Click [Restart].
  • Choose "Disable driver signature enforcement" (Usually #7)
  • Install device drivers either through the automated tool or manually.

(If you're running Windows XP, you may also need to manually install the MTP [media transfer protocol] drivers located here: Thanks to cbuckmiller]

It should be quick and painless for 95% of users but if the your tablet still shows up as an unknown device, I've also included step-by-step instructions to manually install the drivers (README.txt).

ADB is also bundled in the ZIP file so you can run "adb devices" as well as any other commands.


ADB is required to run djrbliss' Sony root exploit:

Windows 8 ADB installation:
My Xperia X10/arc/Tablet S/Xperia S/Xperia Ion Videos:
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Thanks this is probably the most helpful/potentially frustrating step for those wanting to root! I had to work it all out manually last night...
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Thanks so much for this!
It really helped me to root, itsaved me alot of time messing around to get ABD to work and your installer worked first time! Top class! Thanks mate.
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Nice work m8 and the video was the cherry on top. Could it be any easier?

Keep it up.
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You're such a legend. I was having so any problems with ADB, saw your video and its done in minutes

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Perfect thank you very much
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had a bit of a strugle, but after deleting old drivers reboot and than this script now all is fine, works like a charm thanks
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Wink a BIG thank U

Nice work, thanks for all your efforts
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Hi, I had to revert back to xp 32bit from w7(dont ask why), problem is Im having problems getting adb sorted. I plug my tablet in and I get a triple ping(!!) instead of the usual 2. Anyways, in device manage it comes up with an explaination mark. Ok i install the automated drivers and xp still does not install them. I make the wizard find the drivers but it reports that drivers not installed.
I feel like a right noob, window 7 was so easy.
H E L P !

(If you're running Windows XP, you may also need to manually install the MTP [media transfer protocol] drivers located here: Thanks to cbuckmiller]
Looked at above and it just gives aload of writing.
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Confirming this also works for ICS updated devices.

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