Jelly Bean OTA update for WiFi Motorola Xoom now available, soak testers get it early

by: Bams SadewoJuly 25, 2012


Getting jealous seeing those jolly jelly beans on the Nexus 7, Galaxy Nexus, and Nexus S?

The official Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean update for the Motorola Xoom will be rolled out soon, but you can try your luck by downloading and installing the OTA file yourself, which has been uploaded by Google on its website.

Manually flashing the Jelly Bean OTA file on your Motorola Xoom will be quite a challenge though, because the file is meant only for “soak testers” and it may still contain bugs and the likes. Those who tried (and failed) have reported a “space issues” error while trying to install the update.

But if you’re brave enough and up for the challenge, the folks at XDA-developers have come up with a workaround. It’s worth noting that, at this point, it’s not guaranteed to work 100%. The workaround involves the use of CWM, a USB drive, and an OTG cable. You can head to the original thread at XDA for more details and instructions on how to make that leap to Android 4.1.1.

If this sounds like too big of a hassle, we suggest that you wait for the official rollout of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on your trusty old Motorola Xoom.  The time to flick away those floating jelly beans on your WiFi Xoom will come soon enough.

  • tBs_Battousai

    Any reports as to if it’s any good?

    • akrifle

      I have heard it can increase the smoothness of up to 70% of the nexus 7 so its alot smoother than before, just not as smooth as the nexus 7 sounds like a must for the xoom

  • Bhous10

    I just received it seems to be working smooth so far

  • eyi

    I don’t follow the news stories for the Xoom the way that I do daily for the RAZR so I was really surprised to see that there was an update available when turned on the Xoom today. The tablet has had the update for five minutes so I can’t say anything about it. Kinda cool though to get an update when you’re even expecting one. And I’m not a part of any soak test.

  • Cindi

    My xoom is now buggy, slow and booting up every once in a while! :( I want to go back to 4.0.4!