How To Root Motorola XOOM


24.02.2011

How To Root Motorola XOOM

Motorola XOOM is a tablet PC which is running Android 3.0 Honeycomb and it has been presented for the first time in January, 2011 at the CES 2011 event. As you know, this tablet is the first one that has received the Android 3.0 Honeycomb as the OS and it has been officially released on the 24th of February 2011.

Motorola XOOM can play 1080p videos and it uses a Nvidia Tegra 2 SoC 1GHz dual-core CPU. Also, it features front and rear-facing cameras, which offers you support for video chatiing through WiFi and cellulat Internet, while the rear-camera has support for video recording up to 720p. It has a 1280×800 widescreen resolution on a 10.1″ display with support for 3D graphics acceleration. Other features and components of the XOOM tablet are the following ones: a magnetometer, gyroscope, barometer and a accelerometer.

Android 3.0 Honeycomb is the OS developed by Google and the Motorola XOOM was the first device featuring it that was released. Honeycomb has support for multitasking and it features the Google Maps 5 in 3D, also it has support for bookmark sync and multiple other that I’m sure you have already discovered, since you found this post. This post is destined for those users that wish to root their Motorola XOOM models running the Android 3.0 Honeycomb.

The Motorola XOOM is in fact a Google device and it comes with limited support for fastboot, which means that it is somewhat rooted by default. But, if you wish to know how to root your Motorola XOOM tablet, then you should use the instructions in this guide. Before you start rooting the device, you need to have the ADB and fastboot intalled on your computer, so if you don’t know how to handle such utilities, then you should stay away from this guide. Also, before you start the process, you need to download the Android SDK Tools from here.

Now let’s get to the Motorola XOOM rooting guide:

  1. First thing to do, is to download the ‘XOOM root’ zip file from here.

  2. Now you have to unzip the ‘XOOM root’ zip file.

  3. Put the unzipped files into ‘xoomrot’ directory of the Android SDK Tools folder.

  4. In case you haven’t unlocked the bootloader, then you will to go to ADB, via command prompt, and enter the following command : adb reboot bootloader – and after this enter the following command: fastboot oem unlock . Now you simply wait for the restart.

  5. Now you will have to go to ADB, via command prompt, and type in and perform the following command: adb reboot bootloader

  6. Now enter this: fastboot flash boot rootbot.img

  7. After that enter this: fastboot reboot

  8. Now wait for the reboot.

  9. Now you need to enter the following ADB command, also via command prompt:

  • adb remount

  • 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

That is it, now your Motorola XOOM has been rooted. The whole work that has put into this working guide has been put by Koushik Dutta and, you should support its work by pre-ordering the ROM Manager Premium edition, because the support for ROM Manager will be available soon from the Android Market.

Motorola XOOM Successfully Rooted

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