How To Download And Install Android 3.1 On Verizon Motorola Xoom


11.05.2011

How To Download And Install Android 3.1 On Verizon Motorola Xoom

Hi guys. For all Motorola Xoom fans and especially for the Motorola Xoom users, I have good news. The guys from Motorola, in partnership with Google has announced the Android update to Android 3.1. This update is for Motorola Xoom 3G devices. You must know that the OTA(over the air) update will be available in a week or two. But, if you don’t want to wait until the official update to Android 3.1 for your Motorola Xomm 3G device, you may know that you can update your device manually. If you want to learn how to manually update your Motorola Xoom 3G to Android 3.1, read the following article.

Before start to learn how to update your Motorola Xoom 3G to Android 3.1 you must have the following things: Here are the instructions for How To Download And Install Android 3.1 On Verizon Motorola Xoom:
  1. First, you must to connect your Motorola Xoom device to your computer using the USB cable.

  2. Then, you must to give another name for the Android 3.1 Update.zip file. You must change the name to update.zip.

  3. Next, you must copy the renamed .zip file to the tools folder in Android SDK.

  4. Now, you must to start the Command prompt and then you must to type the following commands:

    • adb push update.zip /sdcard/update.zip

    • adb shell

    • su

    • cd /cache

    • mkdir recovery

    • cd recovery

    • echo ‘–update_package=CACHE:/recovery/update.zip’ > command

    • cat /sdcard/update.zip > update.zip

    • reboot recovery

  5. Now, your Motorola Xoom device will boot in Recovery Mode.

  6. Finally, your Xoom device will update to Android 3.1.

And that’s all. You will have an updated Motorola Xoom 3G device to Android 3.1. Don’t forget, this is an update only for Motorola Xoom 3G version. If you have a Motorola Xoom WiFi version, don’t try this update. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to type them in to comments area.

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