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

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By BluechipJ, Senior Member on 9th February 2012, 05:13 PM
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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:
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9th February 2012, 05:29 PM |#2  
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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...
13th February 2012, 05:07 AM |#3  
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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13th February 2012, 08:04 AM |#4  
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Nice work m8 and the video was the cherry on top. Could it be any easier?

Keep it up.
15th February 2012, 02:46 PM |#5  
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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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22nd February 2012, 10:38 PM |#6  
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Perfect thank you very much
25th February 2012, 02:19 PM |#7  
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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
3rd April 2012, 09:08 PM |#8  
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Wink a BIG thank U
Nice work, thanks for all your efforts
14th April 2012, 10:05 PM |#9  
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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.
27th April 2012, 10:35 AM |#10  
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Confirming this also works for ICS updated devices.
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29th April 2012, 11:48 PM |#11  
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I keep getting "error: device not found" when starting ADB (debugging is enabled). Using Android SDK adb is ok.

Also, why does the .ini have " " instead of normal spaces? I don't know if it causes problems, but I took them out when manually installing. After that, there was only the composite device listed, which I installed.
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