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Former Writer · Dec 26, 2012

Sony Tablet S Flasher App Makes Firmware Updates a Breeze

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...

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Former Writer · Oct 18, 2012

Sony Tablet S Gets Root for ICS

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...

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Former Writer · Apr 3, 2012

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

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...

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Conan Troutman · Feb 23, 2012

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

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...

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Former Writer · Feb 16, 2012

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

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...

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liwen · Jan 25, 2012

Sony Tablet S And P To Get Ice Cream Sandwich In Spring, Become PlayStation Certified

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...

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liwen · Dec 23, 2011

Sony Tablet S Definitely Getting Ice Cream Sandwich

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. Join the discussion in the forum thread.

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