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How To Root Your Motorola XOOM

Posted by techhackz-admin Saturday, February 26, 2011


The wait is finally over as the Motorola XOOM is now available in the US. It is the first Android tablet to come with Honeycomb (Android 3.0) which is designed for bigger screens, it also comes with a dual core CPU, 2 cameras (front and rear), a 10.1 inches screen and more. The Motorola XOOM is a strong contender for the iPad and it just got better as it is now possible to root the Motorola XOOM quite easily.

Note that we will not be responsible if you end up bricking your device, rooting or customizing your device can be risky. If you follow the instructions carefully you will be fine!

Koush, the man behind ROM Manager, released the file which can be used to root your Motorola XOOM tablet.
The rooting procedure for the Motorola XOOM requires you to have installed the Android SDK on your computer as it uses adb and fastboot.
Go through the following steps to root / jailbreak your Motorola XOOM tablet [from Motorola XOOM Rooted]:
  • Download the XOOM root zip
  • Unzip the package
  • Put your junk in the box.
  • adb reboot bootloader (skip the next 3 steps if you have already unlocked via fastboot)
  • fastboot oem unlock
  • wait for reboot
  • adb reboot bootloader
  • fastboot flash boot rootboot.img
  • fastboot reboot
  • wait for reboot
  • adb remount
  • adb shell 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
You can see the Motorola XOOM in action in the YouTube video below:

You can get more information about how to root your Motorola XOOM tablet @ Motorola XOOM Rooted

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