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S.onyTablet.S v3.0 [FLASHER] - Tab S/P/Xperia fws! new: Xperia Tab JB 4.1.1 !!!!!!!

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condi

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Hi :)


I've finished fully automatic flasher for Sony Tablet S!
There is no need any more to have shell in recovery!

Ladies & Gentlemen...
S.onyTablet.S [FLASHER] !

[What is this?]

S.onyTablet.S [FLASHER] will update your device firmware,
prerooted, 'rescue-backdoored', with init.d added,
and write permissions for ext-sdcard enabled,

All this automatically, you dont need to manual dl anything,
copy, recovery etc. Nothing. Just plug in your tab,
and run this tool :) It will automatically download needed
data. Its prepared with new prerooted fw versions:
  • Sony Tablet S: R5A 3g+wifi, R5A wifi only,
  • Sony Xperia Tab: R6B 3g+wifi, R6B wifi only, JB wifi only
  • Sony Tablet P: R5A

It will be updated with more in future releases.

Its region independent! Region is not important while flashing!


[Requirements]:

- root is required,
- adb debugging enabled,
- free space on internal storage,
- works with locked recovery :)

The tool will work for R5 users who can't use classic
custom prerooted fw, because of new recovery shell lock down.

So if you are on R5, then with this utility you will get prerooted R5A,
all this without recovery with just a single click :)

Everything you do at your own risk,
and DO NOT interrupt flashing!



What are further benefits of this tool?

- when Jelly Bean will be released - it will be based on new kernel,
which is inside hidden.img - to have working Jelly Bean you will have
to flash hidden.img also. Until now if you had locked recovery,
you had no chance to flash new prerooted fw.

Jelly Bean - we are ready for you ! :D

The only one condition - have root already on device.
So - if you've updated to stock R5A, then you can't root.
If you don't have root, then you can't use classic preroot method,
neither this new feature.

and again - warning - want to use this tool?
then DO NOT UPDATE to stock ota R5A!



[Changelog]:

Code:
[18.04.2013] v3.0:
- added prerooted Xperia Tab 4.1.1 JB!
  [B]19.04 - TESTED - [URL="http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=40455507&postcount=277"]info here[/URL]![/B]

[10.01.2012] v2.5:
- fixed oem vendor apps!
- changed the way /datapp is being written,
- added Xperia Tab R6B 3g fw :)
- SugarSync now should work (again :P )
- some things i don't remember ;)
- big thx to pavel.balak & samtruman !!!!!!!
  for time, testing, feedback :) !

[01.01.2012] v2.4:
- fix for users who got flash done,
  but device still on the same fw version,
  thanks to dmahon for time and testing :)
- fix for other 'date format' pc's.

[01.01.2013] v2.3:
- happy new year :)
- added mirror switching between
  dropbox/sugarsync - both have 
  daily bandwidth limits :mad:

[26.12.2012] v2.2:
- moved fw data to SugarSync,
  because of dropbox sh.tty bandwidth limits,
  we will see how SS will work :)
- fixed P flashing - now it work flawlessly :D,
  thx samerkatta for testing :)

[23.12.2012] v2.1:
- the second approach to Xperia fw.
  please test it and post results!
- dropbox (host for fw data) has daily limits.
  so if you cant download data - just wait,
  and try again later :)

[22.12.2012] v2.0:
- added Xperia Tab R6B prerooted fw!,
  thanks to bg_man for time and testing :) !
- added Tab S R5A wifi only prerooted fw!,
- added Tab P R5A prerooted fw!,
- added downloaded data check (size)
  if its complete or corrupted.
- updated adb to newest ver.,
- some cosmetic changes,
- some things i dont remember :P

[18.12.2012] v1.1:
- flashing should be done perfectly :)
- fw data files are now zipped,
- no more problems with vendor oem apps,
- now you can choose between stock & r1a's
  hidden.img - or skip it in flashing,
- added update checker like in AiO,
- cleaned, optimized script code,
- added Xperia Tab list - fw should be added in next ver :)

[16.12.2012] v1.0:
- initial version.
- for now only with 1 fw - newest R5A.
- more fw's will be added soon with next ver :)


[To-Do]:

Code:
* more fws to be added:
  - R1A 3g/wifi-only,


[Screenshots:]

flasherv25.png



[Videos:]...

[Download]:

Attached to this thread.


[Donate]:

Keep this project alive - don't forget to donate!


br
condi

current_version=3.0
 
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condi

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o_vdx

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Damn, it's first time when i not glad that i flashed pre-root... Wanted to help, but i have r1a recovery :)
Well, if it's works - it's awesome. Cause i've been thinking a lot about JB and 3.0 kernel - we can't stay any further on r1a recovery if we want JB...
 
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mehdi.xterra

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dear condi you are a genius, really thanks, I am ready for test this tool if this method not need to wipe or factory reset because I have many many apps, My tab on 4.0.3 r5 and rooted, I happy if I can useful
 
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condi

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Feb 13, 2007
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dear condi you are a genius, really thanks, I am ready for test this tool if this method not need to wipe or factory reset because I have many many apps, My tab on 4.0.3 r5 and rooted, I happy if I can useful

sure :) just wait, im finishing :) maybe today, maybe tomorrow will be released :D
 

biablo

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Aug 25, 2012
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It didn't replaced.I have rev.36 recovery. the flashed Hidden.img has 9622kb same as 4.0.3r1 i think. Everything goes perfect but now I'm fighting with loss of vendor app. I ve just realized that eg walkman refuses to open . wiping with recovery and settings didnt fix it . now I have basic apps eg gmail. Maybe its about changeing permissions in dataapp/vendor folders and install all from vendor.zip manually . Please post if you have same as me.
 

dmahon

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Apr 4, 2011
57
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So, this seems to have worked great for me, but I'm not 100% sure. After the flash, my tablet still shows 4.0.3 (release5) in the settings, but it no longer sees an OTA system update as available.

After the reboot, it went through the "Android is upgrading" process, but nothing looked any different afterwards - about the only difference I could see was that it had lost the google account and settings in some of my apps...

Is this normal, or did something go wonky along the way here?
 

o_vdx

Member
Mar 4, 2012
37
8
Novozybkov
So, this seems to have worked great for me, but I'm not 100% sure. After the flash, my tablet still shows 4.0.3 (release5) in the settings, but it no longer sees an OTA system update as available.

After the reboot, it went through the "Android is upgrading" process, but nothing looked any different afterwards - about the only difference I could see was that it had lost the google account and settings in some of my apps...

Is this normal, or did something go wonky along the way here?

All right! Just as planned, you flashed new kernel, so it's why you had an "Android is upgrading"... Can you tell me your kernel version? I have some freezes, so I am thinking about flashing new recovery...
 

condi

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It didn't replaced.I have rev.36 recovery. the flashed Hidden.img has 9622kb same as 4.0.3r1 i think. Everything goes perfect but now I'm fighting with loss of vendor app. I ve just realized that eg walkman refuses to open . wiping with recovery and settings didnt fix it . now I have basic apps eg gmail. Maybe its about changeing permissions in dataapp/vendor folders and install all from vendor.zip manually . Please post if you have same as me.
yes.... thats the thing if forgot about :) vendor is ok, just /datapp/app is old one.
its simple thing, just wait i will make a fix :)

To everybody!:
DO NOT touch vendor files on your own!

dear condi thanks again, my tab is wifi only, can i flash this firmware? is this prerooted wifi only firmware?
Its based on fw with wifi and 3g, and it will work for both devices, no matter :)

@condi

Can you make such thing for Xperia S also.
It will be greatly appreciated :)
Yes I will :) just don't update to new OTA, stay on rooted fw!



SOON I WILL RELEASE VERSION WITH NEW FIRMWARES,
AND ALSO WITH XPERIA TAB FWS :) !
 

Cat McGowan

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Apr 28, 2012
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Its based on fw with wifi and 3g, and it will work for both devices, no matter :)
But is it complete? I used [FLASH] and several stock apps (e.g., Remote Control) appear to be missing, even after wiping tablet twice.

BTW, I have tried to donate a couple of times, but the PayPal site you're using will not allow transfer from USA. :(
 
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dmahon

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Apr 4, 2011
57
4
Pittsburgh
All right! Just as planned, you flashed new kernel, so it's why you had an "Android is upgrading"... Can you tell me your kernel version? I have some freezes, so I am thinking about flashing new recovery...

My kernel is currently at:
2.6.39.4
[email protected] #1

I guess I can't really tell what updated and what didn't, or if this worked like it was supposed to, or if I need to do something else?
 
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    Hi :)


    I've finished fully automatic flasher for Sony Tablet S!
    There is no need any more to have shell in recovery!

    Ladies & Gentlemen...
    S.onyTablet.S [FLASHER] !

    [What is this?]

    S.onyTablet.S [FLASHER] will update your device firmware,
    prerooted, 'rescue-backdoored', with init.d added,
    and write permissions for ext-sdcard enabled,

    All this automatically, you dont need to manual dl anything,
    copy, recovery etc. Nothing. Just plug in your tab,
    and run this tool :) It will automatically download needed
    data. Its prepared with new prerooted fw versions:
    • Sony Tablet S: R5A 3g+wifi, R5A wifi only,
    • Sony Xperia Tab: R6B 3g+wifi, R6B wifi only, JB wifi only
    • Sony Tablet P: R5A

    It will be updated with more in future releases.

    Its region independent! Region is not important while flashing!


    [Requirements]:

    - root is required,
    - adb debugging enabled,
    - free space on internal storage,
    - works with locked recovery :)

    The tool will work for R5 users who can't use classic
    custom prerooted fw, because of new recovery shell lock down.

    So if you are on R5, then with this utility you will get prerooted R5A,
    all this without recovery with just a single click :)

    Everything you do at your own risk,
    and DO NOT interrupt flashing!



    What are further benefits of this tool?

    - when Jelly Bean will be released - it will be based on new kernel,
    which is inside hidden.img - to have working Jelly Bean you will have
    to flash hidden.img also. Until now if you had locked recovery,
    you had no chance to flash new prerooted fw.

    Jelly Bean - we are ready for you ! :D

    The only one condition - have root already on device.
    So - if you've updated to stock R5A, then you can't root.
    If you don't have root, then you can't use classic preroot method,
    neither this new feature.

    and again - warning - want to use this tool?
    then DO NOT UPDATE to stock ota R5A!



    [Changelog]:

    Code:
    [18.04.2013] v3.0:
    - added prerooted Xperia Tab 4.1.1 JB!
      [B]19.04 - TESTED - [URL="http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=40455507&postcount=277"]info here[/URL]![/B]
    
    [10.01.2012] v2.5:
    - fixed oem vendor apps!
    - changed the way /datapp is being written,
    - added Xperia Tab R6B 3g fw :)
    - SugarSync now should work (again :P )
    - some things i don't remember ;)
    - big thx to pavel.balak & samtruman !!!!!!!
      for time, testing, feedback :) !
    
    [01.01.2012] v2.4:
    - fix for users who got flash done,
      but device still on the same fw version,
      thanks to dmahon for time and testing :)
    - fix for other 'date format' pc's.
    
    [01.01.2013] v2.3:
    - happy new year :)
    - added mirror switching between
      dropbox/sugarsync - both have 
      daily bandwidth limits :mad:
    
    [26.12.2012] v2.2:
    - moved fw data to SugarSync,
      because of dropbox sh.tty bandwidth limits,
      we will see how SS will work :)
    - fixed P flashing - now it work flawlessly :D,
      thx samerkatta for testing :)
    
    [23.12.2012] v2.1:
    - the second approach to Xperia fw.
      please test it and post results!
    - dropbox (host for fw data) has daily limits.
      so if you cant download data - just wait,
      and try again later :)
    
    [22.12.2012] v2.0:
    - added Xperia Tab R6B prerooted fw!,
      thanks to bg_man for time and testing :) !
    - added Tab S R5A wifi only prerooted fw!,
    - added Tab P R5A prerooted fw!,
    - added downloaded data check (size)
      if its complete or corrupted.
    - updated adb to newest ver.,
    - some cosmetic changes,
    - some things i dont remember :P
    
    [18.12.2012] v1.1:
    - flashing should be done perfectly :)
    - fw data files are now zipped,
    - no more problems with vendor oem apps,
    - now you can choose between stock & r1a's
      hidden.img - or skip it in flashing,
    - added update checker like in AiO,
    - cleaned, optimized script code,
    - added Xperia Tab list - fw should be added in next ver :)
    
    [16.12.2012] v1.0:
    - initial version.
    - for now only with 1 fw - newest R5A.
    - more fw's will be added soon with next ver :)


    [To-Do]:

    Code:
    * more fws to be added:
      - R1A 3g/wifi-only,


    [Screenshots:]

    flasherv25.png



    [Videos:]...

    [Download]:

    Attached to this thread.


    [Donate]:

    Keep this project alive - don't forget to donate!


    br
    condi

    current_version=3.0
    10
    v2.5 released :)
    5
    now on 4.0.3 release 5a I did have root before I did the update to 5a. but also I cant run AiO because my computer says a command doesnt exist. ill upload a pic soon when I get home

    let me quote myself :D

    and again - warning - want to use this tool?
    then DO NOT UPDATE to stock ota R5A!
    [/SIZE]
    4
    Updated with this tool... Fine\

    Android 4.0.3 r5a
    Recovery (rev.30)<3e>

    Can I reset tablet to factory settings from Recovery mode?
    Root will be erased or not?

    Do i need to update recovery with FLASH hidden.img from this stock fw version or R1A's hidden.img [last shell-enabled]?

    1. yes you can wipe/reset to factory settings - root will remain :)
    2. you've got rev.30 (still adb enabled) recovery - no need to update.

    br
    condi

    PS. v2.5 is ready (Xperia Tab vendor apps fixed), need to make final test on some Xperia Tab - anybody willing here?
    4
    dear condi you are a genius, really thanks, I am ready for test this tool if this method not need to wipe or factory reset because I have many many apps, My tab on 4.0.3 r5 and rooted, I happy if I can useful

    sure :) just wait, im finishing :) maybe today, maybe tomorrow will be released :D