Android Tutorials

July 9, 2013

Stuck on splash screen with Motorola Xoom How to do Recovery

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BT TutorialsThere are time when flashing a new rom especially  if they are nightly’s or nightlies, (depending on your whereabouts in the world). On the Motorola Xoom flashing nightlies can be fun and feedback to the devs can lead to better stable roms.

All too often users download roms thinking all will be OK but, each device can and often does have slight differences depending where in the world it’s being released.

The main difference now is LTE where generally most devices in the UK don’t have it where in the USA they do.

CPU’s differ as the HTC One shows with four versions spread around the world.

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So back to the Motorola Xoom

In the UK you would think that the same model would all be kitted out with the specs, short answer is NO. Slight variations have meant that in the UK there is in fact three variations within the same model.

So what does this mean to those downloading the nightlies, well you’re really taking “pot luck” that it will flash OK on the tablet!

Help is at hand if you get stuck.

A soft reset is the first call, this is done by pressing the the volume up (V+) then the power button.
If this doesn’t work then you will have to perform the “recovery method”.
This is a very simple operation,

  • Hold Volume Up + Power til screen blanks.
  • When Motorola splash appears wait 3 seconds, press Volume Down. This should “Android Recovery” at top of screen.
  • Press Volume Up to enter recovery.

This will load the TWRP (Team Win Recovery Project) or whichever one you are using, which allows you to reload a previous version of the rom.

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Dave Thornton

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Been involved in technology for many years, more than I care to remember. Live in Dundee, Scotland. I like Android, Windows Phone OS, BlackBerry OS and iOS, and love writing about all things techie. Currently have a Honor 6+, Elephone P6000, Nexus 5, Chrombook C720, HTC One M7, Nokia Lumina 625, Microsoft Lumia 435, Blackberry Q10, HTC Hero and iPad mini






  • Josiah Prince

    I went through the motion stated above to do a recovery. It went thru the cycle and is now back on the Motorola startup screen and still stuck there as before! Anything else I can do to get pass this?