One of the advantages of rocking an Android-powered device is having the capability to root your tablet. Once you get your device rooted, you get complete control over its operating system and extend the functionality of the device. Most of the Android smartphones and tablets available in the market today can now be rooted but one of the toughest nuts to crack in terms of rooting is the Sony Tablet S.
Until now, that is.
Even though the Sony Tablet S comes with pretty aggressive security controls, Linux hacker djrbliss of Vulnfactory.org was able tom come up with an exploit that finally got the Sony Tablet S rooted. The method is just a one-click process and is relatively easy. You just need to have the Sony Tablet S in USB debugging mode and it is just a matter of running the Windows batch file in the exploit pack and you gain root access to the Sony Tablet S.
Djrbliss though cautions the more adventurous of us that this exploit that lets you root the tablet could be fixed in future updates for the Sony Tablet S and further reminds us that we should be cautious in applying future OTA updates unless we already have confirmation that the root exploit will still work after the update.
For those of you who are feeling adventurous and lucky at the same time, just be aware that rotting your device instantly turns your warranty to toast and you also run the risk of bricking your device, but we assume you already know that. All that’s left for you to do is go over the specs sheet of the Sony Tablet S while waiting to gain root access on the device.
The Sony Tablet S is the first foray of electronics giant Sony in the tablet market and was announced in August of 2011 before being made available a month later. The tablet has a queer wedge shape that gives it dimensions of 241.2 x 174.3 x 10.1 mm in its thinnest edge and 20.6 mm in its thickest.
The Android 3.2 Honeycomb operating system of the tablet is powered by the Sony Tablet S’ NVIDIA Tegra 2 T20 chipset which makes it a dual-core affair thanks to its ARM Cortex-A9 processor that gives the tablet 1 GHz of computing muscle. The tablet’s 1GB of RAM effectively helps out the processor in making the Sony Tablet S a multitasking machine while a user has the option of selecting the 16GB or 32GB version of the tablet in terms of storage space. This can further be expanded using the dedicated SD card slot of the tablet for memory expansion.
The Sony Tablet S comes with a 9.4-inch TFT capacitive multitouch display with a 1280 x 800 resolution and its 16M of colors lead to very bright and vivid colors of the tablet’s screen. The tablet also comes equipped with a 5MP camera at its rear panel while its video call camera out front has a VGA sensor resolution.
Though the Sony Tablet S may not be as popular as other high-end tablets, it would certainly garner much attention now that it has finally been rooted.