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

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BluechipJ

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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: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=910008

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

[RESTART]
(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

[RESTART]

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.
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(If you're running Windows XP, you may also need to manually install the MTP [media transfer protocol] drivers located here: http://android.mrboot.de/index.php?/archives/6-Sony-Tablet-S-MTP-driver-for-3G-version.html 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.

DOWNLOAD: http://d-h.st/tyd (7.27 MB)

ADB is required to run djrbliss' Sony root exploit: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1487020


Windows 8 ADB installation:
 
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unclespoon

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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...
 

MrZippo

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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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Lunat1c

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Nice work m8 and the video was the cherry on top. Could it be any easier? ;)

Keep it up.
 

GANJDROID

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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 :D

Sent from my GT-I9100
 

depulle87

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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
 

diddy64

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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 !
Regards,
D.

PS.
(If you're running Windows XP, you may also need to manually install the MTP [media transfer protocol] drivers located here: http://android.mrboot.de/index.php?/...G-version.html Thanks to cbuckmiller]
Looked at above and it just gives aload of writing.
 
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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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Warren_Orange

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Hi.

How do I get STP installed with Win XP.

When I go to the STP download here:

http://android.mrboot.de/index.php?/archives/6-Sony-Tablet-S-MTP-driver-for-3G-version.html

I get a load of writing and no file downloaded.

Also, I haven't got a 3G version only wifi.

Cheers.

---------- Post added at 03:51 PM ---------- Previous post was at 02:52 PM ----------

Ok I have tried saving the info in a word doc and renaming to WpdMtp.inf then pointing the setup to this file but it doesn't do anything.

Please help.
 

Warren_Orange

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Hi.

I have managed to get MTP installed but the ADB installer does not want to play ball in windows xp. When click "have disk" and ok windows says "The specified location does not contain information about your hardware."

Anyone help me out?

---------- Post added at 05:15 PM ---------- Previous post was at 05:04 PM ----------

Right I'm going to sack this off because I will end up bricking the devices if I carry on messing about with it.

I've installed the Automated ADB Driver Installer onto my PC. I want to remove the software. How do I go about doing that?

I guess I will just put the S1 into a draw until the official ICS is released.

Thanks.
 

Warren_Orange

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Hello me again.

I think I know what I did wrong. I'm going to watch a few more videos on how to install adb then I will try it again. I really want ICS badly and I will do what it takes to get it.

Wish me luck.
 

kulen

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Hi.

I have managed to get MTP installed but the ADB installer does not want to play ball in windows xp. When click "have disk" and ok windows says "The specified location does not contain information about your hardware."

Anyone help me out?

---------- Post added at 05:15 PM ---------- Previous post was at 05:04 PM ----------

Right I'm going to sack this off because I will end up bricking the devices if I carry on messing about with it.

I've installed the Automated ADB Driver Installer onto my PC. I want to remove the software. How do I go about doing that?

I guess I will just put the S1 into a draw until the official ICS is released.

Thanks.

I believe you have the same problem I had.

read this:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=27324030&postcount=16
 

BluechipJ

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Hi.

I have managed to get MTP installed but the ADB installer does not want to play ball in windows xp. When click "have disk" and ok windows says "The specified location does not contain information about your hardware."

Anyone help me out?

---------- Post added at 05:15 PM ---------- Previous post was at 05:04 PM ----------

Right I'm going to sack this off because I will end up bricking the devices if I carry on messing about with it.

I've installed the Automated ADB Driver Installer onto my PC. I want to remove the software. How do I go about doing that?

I guess I will just put the S1 into a draw until the official ICS is released.

Thanks.
How to install an INF file: http://www.rm.com/Support/TechnicalArticle.asp?cref=TEC14642

The file needs to be saved as an INF. You can do that directly from your browser by saving the file.
Then right-clicking on it and going to install.
 

djlars

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Hey,

i installed these drivers and in my device Manager it shows "Android Composite ADB Interface" so it should work. But when I try to run adb devices it just tells me "List of devices attached" but there is no. A few months ago ADB worked and I was able to do a backup with ADB. USB-Debugging is enabled. Does anybody know what could be wrong?! :confused:
 

BluechipJ

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Can I root my xperia tab whit these 2 things?
Yes... as stated in the first post.

Hey,

i installed these drivers and in my device Manager it shows "Android Composite ADB Interface" so it should work. But when I try to run adb devices it just tells me "List of devices attached" but there is no. A few months ago ADB worked and I was able to do a backup with ADB. USB-Debugging is enabled. Does anybody know what could be wrong?! :confused:
Uninstall the device and check the "Delete existing files/drivers."

Restart, and try the installation again.

If there was an existing ADB driver from another Android device, it may not install correctly since it can't append to the existing Android ADB support INF.
 

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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: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=910008

    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

    [RESTART]
    (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

    [RESTART]

    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: http://android.mrboot.de/index.php?/archives/6-Sony-Tablet-S-MTP-driver-for-3G-version.html 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.

    DOWNLOAD: http://d-h.st/tyd (7.27 MB)

    ADB is required to run djrbliss' Sony root exploit: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1487020


    Windows 8 ADB installation:
    2
    Confirming this also works for ICS updated devices.
    2
    does not work with windows 8
    it works great with Windows 8, even on x64 version.
    1
    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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    cann't update mtp driver for win 7 ( recovery mode sony tab p )
    please guide me how to install the driver, I did refer to the way but failed

    Tried as above? You may have to modify the inf....