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Sony Tablet S Flasher App Makes Firmware Updates a Breeze

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Updating the firmware on a device can be a real pain if you’re rooted. If you accept an OTA, you usually lose root during the update. The pain then comes when trying to root the device after the update. Often times, root isn’t achieved on an update for quite some time. This leaves early adopters stuck with a stock ROM that can’t be rooted. Sony Tablet S owners don’t have to worry about that anymore, thanks to a new app that makes firmware updates easy.

The tool is called Sony Tablet S FLASHER, and it does pretty much as its name implies: It flashes things. It was released by XDA Senior Member condi to help users get updates without losing root or messing anything up. As Condi explains:

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Sony Tablet S Gets Root for ICS

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It is always exciting when a phone or tablet gets an update to the next Android OS version. This is especially for tablets because no tablet owners want to be stuck at Honeycomb or, worse yet, Gingerbread. Of course, as with all updates, the first priority is re-establishing root. In most cases, users can just download a pre-rooted ROM and update that way. In other cases, though, a new root method is required. The Sony Tablet S was recently updated to ICS, and there is now a compatible root method.

XDA Forum Member WonderEkin found a root method for the Tablet S ICS on a Japanese forums, and was kind enough to translate it and bring it over. The method itself is delightfully old school, and takes place mostly in a command . . . READ ON »

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Sony Tablet S and P All-in-One Tool Grants Root and More

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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 fe. . . READ ON »

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Multi Tool For Sony Tablet S–Bootloop Protection, OTA Backup & More

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Sony Tablet S owners are a patient bunch. The device was released in September, and was only recently rooted thanks to an an exploit discovered by djrbliss. Since then, XDA forum member Condi has been hard at work making sure that people are able to make the most of this newly discovered exploit. Following hot on the heels of his previously released automated rooting script, is a new Tablet S multi tool.

The tool is a script to be run on Windows and has three main functions;

  • Modifying the build.prop to prevent the rather nasty bootloop that some users have experienced.
  • Automatically downloading and backing up OTA updates.
  • Disabling OTA’s and/or their respective notifications.

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Root for Sony Tablet S Now Available on a Fully Automated Windows Script

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Rooting a device can be some sticky business. In some cases, it’s as easy as using one of the well known one click solutions, such as SuperOneClickRoot. Others, however, require some cunning such as manually patching files and using ADB.

Once root is established though, it’s work from the community that makes that root seem less imposing and easier to obtain for the less technically challenged. It is in that spirit that XDA Member Condi has taken a prior root method for the Sony Tablet S and turned it into a simple to use Windows script. The modifications made over the prior version of the root method include:

to eliminate problems like ‘com.pwn.me’ error etc.
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Sony Tablet S And P To Get Ice Cream Sandwich In Spring, Become PlayStation Certified

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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 contro. . . READ ON »

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Sony Tablet S Definitely Getting Ice Cream Sandwich

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As spotted by forum member kopite42, Sony confirmed in its support forums that its tablets, the uniquely book-shaped Tablet S and dual-screened Tablet P, are going to get an update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. No date has been confirmed, however.

Today we’re happy to confirm that an update to Android 4.0 will be available for Sony Tablet. Details including timing will be announced in due course, so please stay tuned.

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