Android Mods

April 7, 2012

How to Root the Motorola Xoom

This method will work for ANY Xoom on Any Update and that includes any future updates that are thrown our way.


Requirements – Fastboot and ADB set up on your system and an sd card for your Xoom

STEP 1 – How to set up adb and Fastboot.

First of all download EasyADB AND TURN ON usb debugging on your xoom (Settings>Applications>Development)

1. Download the EasyADB zip
2. Extract the files
3. Copy the SDK Tools folder (right click>copy)
4. Navigate to your  C: drive (Start>Computer)
5. Paste the SDK Tools folder on root of C: drive not in any folders
6. Now open command prompt by going to Start menu and in search field type in cmd and hit Enter
7. You will now have your Command prompt window open so now type in
cd C:SDK_tools
8. Your Path should now be cd C:SDK_tools Now Type:
9. ADB should now execute and start doing the business.
10.Now you need to Connect XOOM via USB to your PC and wait for drivers to install. If it doesn’t install the drivers get them here.

11. Type in: Code:

adb devices

12. Daemon should now start and your XOOM should now be recognised by your system.

2. Download the rooting-update zip file.
Download the zip file from here, and place i on your SD-Card

3. Flashing recovery
1. Download this Recovery image.
2. If your device is locked, unlock it now by typing the following.

adb reboot bootloader
fastboot oem unlock
fastboot reboot

3. Flash recovery by typing the code below

adb reboot bootloader
fastboot flash recovery recovery-Tiamat-R4c-100611-1150-cwm.img

When you have verified that the has been flashed on your device Reboot your device  by holding the Volume up and Power button.

As soon as the Motorola sign shows up count to 3 and hit volume down. You should now see Android recovery in top Left of Xoom Hit volume up to boot into recovery.

4. Flashing the file.

If you’re now in clockwork mod recovery you can continue. If you’re not then go back to Step 3 again. to navigate in CWM use the volume buttons to scroll and power button to select.

Now in ClockworkMod follow these steps  “Install zip from sdcard” > “Choose zip from sdcard” and select the you downloaded.

In cwm, go into “install zip from sdcard” -> “Choose zip from sdcard”, then select the file you downloaded. When it finished select Reboot Device

When Device Reboots your Rooted and can now enjoy Your Rooted Xoom.

Credit must be giving to Solarnz from Xoom Forums for all his hard work

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