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

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

  1. On the desktop, tap the Home icon.

  2. Bar

  3. In the upper-right corner of the desktop home screen, tap the Apps icon.

  4. Home

  5. In the Apps screen, tap the Settings icon.

  6. Settings

  7. In the Settings screen, tap to select Applications.

  8. Applications

  9. In the Applications screen, tap to select Development.

  10. Development

  11. In the Development screen, tap to select USB debugging.

  12. USB Debugging

  13. At the Allow USB debugging prompt, tap OK.

You can now proceed with the appropriate operating system instructions:

  • Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP -
    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 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

      • Added Descriptions

    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" >> $HOME/.android/adb_usb.ini


  • Linux Ubuntu 11.04 -
    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, utilize 0x54c as USB Vendor ID on creating new udev rule file(51-android.rules).
    3. Open a shell prompt and enter the following command: 0x54c" >> $HOME/.android/adb_usb.ini