- As we all know – the Motorola XOOM WiFi tablet is available in the US for $600 or less. It’s important that you know however, that if you try and root the Motorola Xoom 3G/4G with the same method as we have discovered below, that you will likely have a temporarily unbootable machine. Thankfully, the gurus over at xda-developers have come with a relatively easy to follow set of instructions for rooting the Motorola Xoom WiFi. Didn’t take them very long.
We’ve pulled the step by step directions from this forum, as well as download links for all the tools you’ll need. While not exactly for novices or soccer-moms, it’s not rocket science either.
With this in mind, do understand that Motorola and/or the retailer you purchased your newly minted Android Honeycomb 3.0 tablet from will not be looking to kindly on your desires to liberate your Xoom from the clutches of control.
The Motorola XOOM WiFi is the newest Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablet to hit the market, and feature a 10.1 inch, 1280 x 800 pixel capacitive multitouch display, and a 1 GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor.
In case you aren’t aware, rooting the operating system grants you the ability to overclock your Xoom, and to run apps that require administrative (really deep access) to the operating system and hardware in order to function.
Here’s the exact instructions, via XDA Forums:
Download the Motorola WiFi Xoom Root Zip file and unzip it. (http://www.megaupload.com/?d=ZJ8HAF79)
You need the Moto Drivers – Read this thread to START you – http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=981578
You’ll need fastboot – get it here http://developer.htc.com/adp.html
Make sure you have the latest SDK – adb and fastboot should be in /platform-tools – http://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html
Place the files in the SDK Tools folder.
If rebooting works… – This will wipe your phone by the way!!
adb reboot bootloader
fastboot oem unlock
adb reboot bootloader
If stuck at “Dual Core Technology”
Hold VolUp and power to restart Xoom
Hold VolDown will booting unit for fastboot mode
fastboot flash boot boot.img (Tiamat 1.1.6 boot.img – http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=978013)
adb push bcm4329.ko /system/lib/modules/bcm4329.ko
adb push cifs.ko /system/lib/modules/cifs.ko
adb push tun.ko /system/lib/modules/tun.ko
adb push scsi_wait_scan.ko /system/lib/modules/scsi_wait_scan.ko
adb push su /system/bin
adb shell ln -s /system/bin/su /system/xbin/su
adb shell chmod 4755 /system/bin/su
adb push Superuser.apk /system/app
adb push vold.fstab /system/etc/vold.fstab
Did it work ok for you? Hit us up in the comments.