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How do I connect Sony Tablet with adb protocol through USB?

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IMPORTANT: Before beginning any of these procedures you will need to follow these steps to enable the USB Debugging mode on the tablet.

  1. On the desktop, tap the Home icon. Image
  2. In the upper-right corner of the desktop home screen, tap the Apps & Widgets icon. Image
  3. In the Apps & Widgets screen, tap the Settings icon. Image
  4. In the Settings screen, tap the Developer options icon.
  5. In the Developer options screen, tap to enable USB debugging. Image
  6. At the USB debugging prompt, tap OK.

You can now proceed with the appropriate operating system instructions:

  • Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP with Service Pack 3 -
    1. Install the Google Android SDK and USB driver as described at the following Google Android SDK sites:
    2. Once the Google Android SDK and Google USB Driver are installed, open the android_winsub.inf file and copy the following descriptions into the [Google.NTx86] and [Google.NTamd64] sections of the extras\google\usb_driver\android_winusb.inf file:
      • ;SONY Sony Tablet P
        %CompositeAdbInterface% = USB_Install, USB\VID_054C&PID_04D2&MI_01
      • ;SONY Sony Tablet S
        %CompositeAdbInterface% = USB_Install, USB\VID_054C&PID_05B4&MI_01
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    3. Open a command prompt and enter the following command: echo 0x54c << %HOMEPATH%\.android\adb_usb.ini


  • Macintosh OS10 and OS10.6.8 -
    1. Install the Google Android SDK and USB driver as described at the following Google Android SDK sites:
    2. Open a shell prompt and enter the following command: echo "0x54c" << /.android/adb_usb.ini