Rooting the Sony Tablet S just got very easy, thanks to the efforts of XDA-Developers forum member condi and djrbliss. While credit for coming up with the original root method goes to djrbliss, condi has managed to mod it up a bit and eliminate problems like com.pwn.me error or MTP enabling and disabling issues on the device. The root script has been modded to run on both 32bit and 64bit Windows, while it has actually been tested and confirmed to be working on Windows XP 32bit and Windows 7 64bit.
If you’re shy on rooting your device, and need some convincing, you should see our guide on the top 10 reasons to root your Android device. Convinced? Well at least for those who are, here’s how you can root your new Sony Tablet S. Please note that in case of an OTA, this script may be rendered obsolete, or you may loose the existing root access as well.
Disclaimer: Please follow this guide at your own risk. AddictiveTips will not be liable if your device gets damaged or bricked during the process.
- Sony drivers installed.
- Root package.
- To begin, make sure the drivers are properly installed on your system.
- Next up, download the root package from the link above and extract the contents to a folder.
- Make sure USB Debugging is enabled on the tablet, under Settings > Applications > Development.
- Once all these requirements are met, simply connect the device to the PC via a USB cable and run, run.bat to begin the rooting process.
Rooting the device may take a few minutes and the device may restart as well. Once the process completes, download Root Checker from the Market to confirm that the device has been rooted. Additionally, you may also like our guide on the top 15 apps to install on a rooted Android device.
For updates and queries related to this rooting script, head over to the forum thread at XDA-Developers.
Update: There is now an all-in-one tool for Sony Tablet S, which is an easier alternative to the method detailed above. For further details about the tool, head on over to its XDA-Developers forum thread.