Will Verduzco · Jan 2, 2014 at 03:00 am

Motorola Xoom Still Alive and Kicking, Receives Functional KitKat

The  is rapidly approaching its third birthday. And given its age, you would be forgiven for thinking that it is readily approaching time for retirement. However, thanks to innovations such as the recently covered bigpart partition layout, the device still clings to life.

Now, the device has highly functional 4.4.2 KitKat-based OmniROM builds, courtesy of XDA Forum Member Schischu, along with some help from quite a few other developers mentioned in the thread’s OP. Currently, there are only a few very minor issues with selecting alternate keyboards and audio dock volume controls. However, these are relatively minor and don’t hinder every day usage too greatly.

The builds require your device to be repartitioned to bigpart, if you haven’t already done so. After loading the special bigpart TWRP, installation is just like any other custom ROM.

To get started and breathe some new life into your Xoom, head over to the appropriate thread below:

[Many thanks to Senior Member realjumy for the tip!]


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willverduzco is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. Will Verduzco is the Portal Administrator for the XDA-Developers Portal. He has been addicted to mobile technology since the HTC Wizard. But starting with the Nexus One, his gadget love affair shifted to Google's little green robot. He is also a Johns Hopkins University graduate in neuroscience and is now currently studying to become a physician. View willverduzco's posts and articles here.
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