Pay attention to the name Dan Rosenberg, it's one that you're going to want to know for the future. He's the guy who brought us root for the Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet, and now he's back with a root method for the Sony Tablet S. His blog post on how he figured out the exploit is an absolutely fascinating read, albeit quite technical. Even if you don't understand the post in its entirety, you can still appreciate the genius at work to construct such a clever exploit.

I'll spare you all the technical details, but if you decide to give this root a try, I recommend that you read his post and learn what exactly is going on with your tablet.

As always, Android Police is not responsible for your device.

In order to gain root on your Tablet S, you need only two things:

  • ADB access from your computer
  • This file (Windows only)

After the download is complete, make sure USB debugging is enabled on your S and connect it to the computer. Extract the contents of the zip file, execute 'run.bat', and watch the magic happen.


Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • daClaus

    At last! I'll call my Tablet S "Danny Boy" from now on to honor this guy!

  • Deltaechoe

    I just read his blog and throughout the post I was smiling, this guy is extremely clever.

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      He sure is. It's not his first root either. He tackles tough ones.

  • Riekelt G

    Made this video, for people who don't quite understand or are having problems, comparison material.


  • andrea

    Anyone experience youtube force close (when clicking to any video) after root?? please, tried everything (also factory reset) but no luck, in fact root remains after reset...

  • aaaaedws

    I click run.bat but it opens for one sec and goes away can anyone help. And could you tell me the programs I need to install this root.