April 3, 2012 By: Joseph Hindy
The rooting process of the Sony Tablet S has been done and redone several times. Usually it’s to keep it up to date, but every new iteration of the root method has made it just a little easier for Tablet S owners to get their root on and the newest root method is no exception. XDA Senior Member condi, who brought users the last root method, has done it again with an all-in-one root tool that not only gives one click root access, but also includes a number of other fun and cool features. Many of them are user tools to help make processes easier, but there are also a few dev tools included to help developers out.
The main menu consists of over a dozen entries, from the standard rooting and unrooting to some really cool features like a one click region changer tool and a tool that will add root and init.d capability to an unsigned ROM. The best part? The tool even appears to be compatible with the Sony Tablet P as well, although it’s recommended to tread carefully as testing is still going on for the Tablet P. As if this weren’t enough, the developer is working to add new features and is taking suggestions from his audience.
For additional information, download links, full instructions on use, and what each menu item will do, check out the development thread. Feel free to leave suggestions of what you’d like to see in the application.
January 25, 2012 By: liwen
Sony has previously confirmed that its two tablets, the uniquely book-shaped Tablet S and the dual-screened Tablet P, are definitely going to get updates to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, we only didn’t know when. Now The Verge and TechRadar have gotten some new and slightly more specific information regarding the timing, which is apparently going to be this spring.
Currently being tested internally, the Ice Cream Sandwich update will also come with “some really cool unique bits”, presumably including support for Microsoft Office files and, more notably, the
PS3 controller. With the Tablet S becoming PlayStation certified, you’d be able to play games with the Sixaxis controller of the PlayStation 3 instead of those annoying on-screen controls. Of course, this would only work with special PlayStation-compatible Android games, similar to those found for the Xperia Play – if it turns out to be true, that is.