POSTS TAGGED: Motorola Xoom

Upgrade to Jelly Bean on Xoom Without Losing Root, Recovery, or Unlocked Bootloader

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Recently, the Motorola Xoom joined the exclusive list of devices that have gotten an official taste of Google’s latest and greatest. With that, the Motorola Xoom joins the Nexus 7 as the only two tablets with official Jelly Bean updates. Now, users can upgrade to official Jelly Bean without losing root, recovery, or their unlocked bootloaders.

XDA Recognized Contributor stachre, who is no stranger to this process, has posted a repackaged update that will keep the Xoom rooted with the bootloader unlocked and custom recovery. Currently, there are other options for Jelly Bean custom ROMs, but they all involve a bunch of modifications. This is just the update repackaged to include the bare essentials.

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Jelly Bean Officially Lands on the US WiFi Xoom

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Google is currently in the process of rolling out Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean to various Google Experience Devices. It has already been made available for the Galaxy Nexus, and later the Nexus S. The update is now heading towards the US WiFi version of Motorola Xoom (Wingray). If you own the first Google-supported Android tablet and want to get Jelly Bean up and running on it, wait no more!

While you can wait for your table to receive the update, many prefer to install the update manually. To manually install the update, you must currently be running the official Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich IMM76 firmware, as the OTA is an incremental update. That said, pre-rooted full ROM packages should start appearing so. . . READ ON »

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Motorola Xoom 4G and WiFi Versions Get Jelly Bean Nightlies

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Since the Jelly Bean source code was released, developers have been head-over-heels trying to get Jelly Bean on their devices. The first releases will most likely be for devices running the pure Google experience. As the Motorola Xoom happens to be one of those devices, it’s no surprise the tablet was among the first to receive the goods.

Development team teameos has begun pumping out AOSP-built Jelly Bean nightly builds for the Motorola Xoom WiFi and 4G editions—also known as the Wingray and Stingray, respectively. Because they’re nightlies, teameos doesn’t provide a clear list of the features currently working. However, they do provide a change log of what they changed fr. . . READ ON »

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Cornea One-Click Tweak Tool Supports All Devices via ‘Toolkit’ Modules

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A common method for delivering mods from devs to users the use of scripts, which are a set of instructions for an OS to run. Writing a script for Windows or Linux can simplify the root procedure for a device, quickly apply patches and modifications, and in general, make life easier for the end user. Often packaged as ‘one-click’ solutions, a well developed script can make even the most difficult operations manageable.

XDA Forum Member epic118 has created a program that allows the use of these one-click modifications to any device. This is accomplished through ‘toolkits’ that power users and developers alike can create and use. The toolkits currently available include the Samsung G. . . READ ON »

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All-In-One Tool for Motorola Xoom Brings Dual Recovery

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Tools are useful, that is why we have them. It is in the nature of humanity that our tools evolve with our needs for them, and while some tools deliver everything we want and more, some tools bring features to the table that are just plain cool.

Such is the case with an AIO (All-In-One) tool that users of the Motorola Xoom can now use called Lord AIO Tool. XDA Senior Member XxLordxX has devised a script that offers a plethora of features for Xoom owners, including:

1.Complete Backup Tool
2.Bootloader Unlocker Tool
3.Bootloader Locker Tool
4.Install CWM
5.Restore Tool
6.Root Tool
7.Unroot Tool
8.App Install
9.Unbrick Xoom Tool
10.Dual Recovery Tool (Testing stage now!)

The newest feature, the Dual Recovery, as you . . . READ ON »

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EOS ICS Sheds Nightly Tag, Brings Joy to All Xoom Variants

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About a month ago, we wrote about Team EOS, and the impressive work they have done for the previously neglected Motorola Xoom tablet. Despite already having many “firsts” under their collective belts thanks to their previous releases, their newest offering brings a couple of new highlights not yet seen in the Xoom Development Community.

Thanks to the laborious efforts of XDA forum members SolarnzNusinceBigrushdogGPstarkcrudup, and phokus; the fully open source, AOSP-built, and heavily-modified EOS Ice Cream Sandwich releases have finally shed their nightly tag. Growing up to full release status, this ROM has a few more “firsts” of its own. In additi. . . READ ON »

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Add Ethernet Connectivity to the Motorola Xoom

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Wireless network connectivity is a wonderful thing. Can you imagine what life would be like if we had to connect our mobile devices via Ethernet every time we wanted to send an email, check a stock quote, or even browse our lovely forums? Calling that inconvenient would be a gross understatement. That said, there are still situations in which  in which we must rely on wired connections in order to get online.

To get connected without a WiFi hotspot, XDA Forum Member clotai has written drivers for the Motorola Xoom that allow the use of any USB Ethernet adapter based on the popular DM9601 chipset.

The driver was originally intended for the previously covered Team EOS Ice Cream Sandwich RO. . . READ ON »

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Xoom Receives Official IML77 Ice Cream Sandwich Update

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Just a few days ago, we wrote about how the IML77 update was already rolling out to select Motorola Xoom users who had opted in to the Motorola Feedback Network. After a week’s worth of observation, the update has now been cleared for public consumption!

If you’re a rooted user who would prefer a pre-rooted stock build, XDA has you covered. Alternatively, if you’re looking for one of the two most prolific custom ROMs currently available, that’s a possibility as well. Now, however, users who haven’t yet rooted their devices can join in on the Ice Cream Sandwich party.

Unfortunately, this OTA is still nine days after Ice Cream Sandwich was rolled out to the Asu. . . READ ON »

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EOS Brings 4G to the Xoom and So Much More

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Just a couple of days ago, we wrote about how CyanogenMod 9 had triumphantly been kanged for the Motorola Xoom tablet. However in writing this, we largely (and unintentionally) ignored some of the most important developers and releases for Google’s reference tablet.

Anyone following the Xoom development timeline has surely noticed that the Team EOS, the evolution of TiamatXOOM, has racked up more than a few “firsts.” From the first true custom ROM to the first the first 4G-enabled release of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, EOS is a staple of the Xoom development community. In fact, although the Ice Cream Sandwich update for the WiFi-only Wingray has already started making its way to sele. . . READ ON »

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