How to Root Motorola Xoom?

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How to Root Motorola Xoom?

 

STEP 1: Obtaining Required Files

a.) Download the latest version LAIOT for Windows

b.) Download and Install the latest version of Motorola USB Drivers from HERE.
http://www.motorola.com/Support/US-E...arging-Drivers

STEP 2. Connect the Xoom, Install SD Card, and setup PC

Make sure your Xoom is turned on. Go to settings and click on [developer options]; turn USB debugging ON; turn stay awake ON

Connect it to your PC via USB.

Make sure you have the Xoom drivers installed and that the Xoom mounts on the computer

Place the following files on the root of your SD Card:

Update.zip (from LAIOT Tools Folder)

Install the LAIOT tools folder on c:/LAIOT

Run the LordAIOTool.bat file 

STEP 3: Unlock the Bootloader

Copy update.zip from tools folder and Xoom-Universal-Root.zip to external sdcard

Open cmd window on your PC and type the following commands:

cd C:/

cd LAIOT

cd LAIOT

cd CWMInstall

adb reboot bootloader

Your XOOM will reboot into the bootloader (fastboot mode) showing "Starting Fastboot Support Protocol".

Type the following command into the Command Prompt to unlock your bootloader:

fastboot oem unlock

Read the warning and follow the instructions on the Xoom Tablet itself from this point onwards. On the tablet, accept the terms using [VOL -] and [VOL +] keys 

[VOL -] then [VOL +] to select

repeat [VOL -] then [VOL +] to select

Once selected, your Xoom will now unlock and format itself, meaning, all data will be cleared and you will go back to a factory reset. and will reboot on its own bringing you to the setup wizard (skip it). (You do want to let it complete the full reboot process this time)

STEP 4: INSTALL ClockworkMod Recovery (CWM)

Make sure you have the SD card installed in the Tablet.

Bring your Xoom back to the fastboot screen by:

hold [POWER] + [VOL +] until it reboots

Place in Fastboot Mode: During the first 2 seconds after the Dual Core screen appears, press [VOL +]

On the computer, type:

fastboot flash recovery CWMTiamat.img

You will get a confirmation message indicating that the flashing is done on both computer and Xoom. Then: 

fastboot reboot

Do not let it boot to completion (normal boot) or you will need to repeat this process.

Now on Xoom, apply update.zip and Xoom-Universal-Root.zip from SD Card: 

While booting press [VOL -] 3 sec after Motorola Dual-Core screen appears (Android Recovery Screen should appear)

Then press [VOL +] (CWM screen should appear now)

use the [VOL -] & [VOL +] keys to navigate and [POWER]button to select

Select "Apply sdcard update.zip" and then 

- select “choose zip from sdcard” 

-select “update.zip”

- Select "Yes"

Select “Install zip from sdcard”

Now Select “+++++Go Back+++++” and then “Reboot system now”

Note: if you are restoring from a rooted image, you should be able to skip these last two installs (update.zip and Xoom-Universal-Root.zip) and go straight to the restore procedure (step 6)

You should be done, but you now need to confirm your root status by: 

Download and install “Root Checker Basic” from Google Play and then run the checker. You should get a prompt to “allow superuser”. Click “Allow” and you should get a confirmation that you have root access.

You are complete and now have a rooted Xoom with Nandroid ClockWords Mod installed

STEP 5: Backup image to SD card

Make sure you have the SD card installed in the Tablet.

On your Xoom:

Hold [POWER] + [VOL +] until it reboots

While booting press [VOL -] 3 sec after Motorola Dual-Core screen appears (Android Recovery Screen should appear)

Then press [VOL +] (CWM screen should appear now)

use the [VOL -] & [VOL +] keys to navigate and [POWER]button to select

Select "backup and restore" and then 

- select “backup” 

-select “Xoom-Universal-Root.zip”

- Select "Yes" and wait while it completes your backup

Now Select “+++++Go Back+++++” and then “Reboot system now”

STEP 6: Restore image from SD card

Make sure you have the SD card with your backup installed in the Tablet.

On your Xoom:

Hold [POWER] + [VOL +] until it reboots

While booting press [VOL -] 3 sec after Motorola Dual-Core screen appears (Android Recovery Screen should appear)

Then press [VOL +] (CWM screen should appear now)

use the [VOL -] & [VOL +] keys to navigate and [POWER]button to select

Select "backup and restore" and then 

- select “restore” 

-select your desired backup

- Select "Yes" and wait while it completes your restore

Now Select “Reboot system now”

Edited by: Underground_Admin on 05/31/2013 - 22:03