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Xperia Tablet S Jelly Bean Update Finally Rooted
Users of the Xperia Tablet S, rejoice! XDA Forum Member xxliftsupxx has discovered a sneaky method to root Android 4.1.1 on the sgpt12… finally.
Soon after noticing that the the sgpt12 uses the exact same kernel as the Asus Transformer, which has a working root method, xxliftsupxx stumbled across Dan Rosenberg’s Motochopper, the same tool used to root a variety of Motorola devices, as well as the Galaxy S4. The method is quite simple, requiring you to download Motochopper and run the ‘run.bat‘ file while the tab is connected in USB debugging mode, very much the same as the Asus Transformer.
If you do find yourself with an unsuccessful root, Forum Member jappaj has posted simple fixes through replacing the ‘adb.exe‘ file in the root package or manually debug and root through windows command prompt. Windows 8 users may have to follow instructions posted by Forum Member jimibxl and Senior Member stifilz, which require some extra steps and downloads to get things working.
This root exploit is a welcomed discovery for users of the Xperia Tablet S, who for a long time, have not been able to have any sorts of developmental works for the device because of the unlockable bootloader courtesy of Sony’s VAIO department. Please note, however, that this is not Sony’s Mobile Communication’s department, which is doing wonders for their latest Android devices.
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