Rooting an android device is not that complicated these days, with one-click root solutions being available now almost for every android device. And the latest to get a easy one-click root is the Sony Tablet S, launched last year.
By rooting your android device, you lose the warranty. But you can get it back by flashing an official firmware back, or simply using an unroot tool (if available, of course) to remove the root access from device.
Also, it’s not recommended to install OTA (over-the-air) update when you android device is rooted. So, if and when you get an update notification on your Tablet S, resist and don’t just install it. In case you wanna install the update, unroot it or install a firmware back, and then go for OTA. So, take care of that, even when that OTA update is that of Ice Cream Sandwich.
The methods and procedures discussed here are considered risky and you should not attempt anything if you don’t know completely what it is. If any damage occurs to you or your device, we won’t be held liable — you only will be responsible, you’ve been forewarned!!!
This root tool and the guide below is compatible only and only with Sony Tablet S.
Backup Apps and other Important Data before Rooting Tablet S
Although it shouldn’t erase your apps and data, it’s still recommended that you back them up before proceeding further. To backup your apps and important data — bookmarks, contacts, SMS, APNs (internet settings), etc. this Android backup guide would help you. Restore APN settings if Internet isn’t working for you, after installing the rom.
How to Root Sony Tablet S Using One-Click Root by Djrbliss
Thanks goes to XDA’er Djrbliss, who created this amazing root tool which lets you root your Tablet S with just one-click!
- Download the Root tool from here — link. [Mirror]
- Extract the above zip file to et a folder with 9 files. Click on run.bat when asked in step ___ below.
- You need to put the Tablet S in USB Debugging mode. Go to Settings » Application » Development » Select the USB Debugging checkbox confirm it on next screen that pops up.
- Now, you got to connect the Tablet S in ADB mode. It’s a little bit tricky, but you get help from this guide here.
[If you get any problems in entering ADB mode or setting up ADB on PC, do let us know in comments below, and also see our guide to set up ADB on your PC]
- When Tablet S has connect to PC with USB debugging ON on it, click on the run.bat file in order to start the rooting process.
- A window will appear showing the progress of the root. When it’s done, you Tablet S would have been successfully rooted. Install the Titanium Backup (free app) from market to check the root access. That’s it.
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