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[GUIDE]How To Root Stock 3.1 Xoom and More![3G][Updated 6/2]

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By sgtagem, Senior Member on 17th May 2011, 05:44 PM
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Here is a step by step guide to root your xoom that is already updated to 3.1
You might also find this useful if you relocked your device to get the 3.1 update.

****** WARNING************ WARNING************ WARNING******

1. All steps are for the 3G Verizon Wireless Xoom. The steps are almost the same for WiFi but the files you need to download are different. You can find everything for your Wifi Xoom here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1078019

2. You will lose all data by unlocking your device. This is just something you will need to plan for. Backup everything BEFORE you start this. If you Have any questions about backing up your data I will be happy to help. If you are already unlocked then you dont need to worry about this. /win

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How to use this guide

.....PLEASE READ THIS!......

This guide is divided into 3 sections:
1. Root Your Xoom
2. Flash CWR
3. Flash Kernal

These sections must be completed in order. If all you want is root then just do the 1st section. If you want SD card support then you must do all 3 steps.

Each section has its respective folder in the .rar file that I’ve linked Below.
1. Root files
2. CWR files
3. Kernel
As you work your way through this guide I will refer to files located in these folders.

All files used in this guide can be found here:
https://rapidshare.com/files/2447837...very_Tools.rar

Or Here:
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=S9BTBCC6

***If people are having issues or don't understand how to set up ADB, this post helps a ton, and cuts out things you don't need***
http://www.xoomforums.com/forum/moto...platforms.html

Lets get started!!!!

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Unlock and Root Your Xoom

>Root Files folder<

Steps found here:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=968342

1. Download the Motorola Xoom Root Zip file and unzip it.
(I replaced thes files with "root31.img", "SU", "superuser.apk" All found in the "Root Files" folder if you use my download link)

2. Place the files in the SDK Tools folder.

(You can skip the next 3 steps if you’ve unlocked with fastboot previously or if you lost root due to upgrading to 3.1)

3. adb reboot bootloader

5. fastboot oem unlock (wait for reboot)

6. adb reboot bootloader

7. fastboot flash boot (name of new boot.img(root31.img attached))

7. fastboot reboot (wait for reboot)

(you will need to enable usb debuging here)

8. adb remount

9. adb push su /system/bin

10. adb shell ln –s /system/bin/su /system/xbin/su

11. adb shell chmod 4755 /system/bin/su

12. adb push Superuser.apk /system/app
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Flashed CWR

>CRW Files folder<

Steps found here:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1074979

1. Download the recovery image (CWR.img attached)

2. Pull up your command prompt

3. Adb reboot bootloader

4. Fastboot flash recovery (name of recovery.img (CWR.img))

5. Fastboot reboot
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Flashed Kernel

>Kernel folder<

Steps found here:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=978013

1. Reboot into recovery. (adb reboot recovery or volume down while booting)

2. Go into "mounts and storage"

3. Select "mount USB storage"

4. Your SD Card will now be mounted on your computer. Drop the kernel (and boot image pack if applicable) onto SD Card.

5. "Go Back" then go into "install zip from sdcard" then "choose zip from sdcard"

6. If you are flashing a boot image pack, flash it first. (3G_light_ON_Speed.zip) Then flash the kernel zip. (Tiamat_Xoom-1.4.2_1.4Ghz.zip)

7. Back out to main menu and reboot.
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I am not taking credit for any of these steps I am simply trying to put the info in one place for people who need it.
The files I have attached Via download link are files taken from the threads listed above, I have not modified ANY of these files!
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File Type: zip Tiamat_Xoom-v1.4.4_1.7Ghz.zip - [Click for QR Code] (4.07 MB, 593 views)
Last edited by sgtagem; 7th June 2011 at 02:11 PM. Reason: Added new Tiamat_Xoom-1.4.4 kernel ( Works Great! )
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17th May 2011, 05:53 PM |#2  
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Where did you attach the files?
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soooooo could have used this last night! Great job compiling all the stuff into one place!
17th May 2011, 06:03 PM |#4  
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Sorry, They are still attaching. Its taking forever. I will throw it up on rapidshare or something like like 2 min

2 min 10 sec
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Where did you attach the files?

Ok, download link is up there

https://rapidshare.com/files/5033420...very_Tools.rar
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Awesome! Thanks
17th May 2011, 07:27 PM |#7  
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Updated Files.

https://rapidshare.com/files/1651389...very_Tools.rar
18th May 2011, 12:13 AM |#8  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sgtagem

Here is a step by step guide to root your xoom that is already updated to 3.1

All steps below were for my 3G Verizon Wireless Xoom. The steps are almost the same for WiFi but the files you need to download are different and must be found on the threads listed below.
All tools can be found here:
https://rapidshare.com/files/1651389...very_Tools.rar

Unlocked and rooted my Xoom

Steps found here:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=968342

1. Download the Motorola Xoom Root Zip file and unzip it. (I replaced this file with the root31.img)

2. Place the files in the SDK Tools folder.

3. adb reboot bootloader (You can skip the next 3 steps if you’ve unlocked with fastboot previously)

5. fastboot oem unlock (wait for reboot)

6. adb reboot bootloader

7. fastboot flash boot (name of new boot.img(root31.img attached))

7. fastboot reboot (wait for reboot)

(you might need to enable usb debuging here)

8. adb remount

9. adb shell push su /system/bin

10. adb shell ln –s /system/bin/su /system/xbin/su

11. adb shell chmod 4755 /system/bin/su

12. adb push Superuser.apk /system/app
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Flashed CWR

Steps found here:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1074979

1. Download the recovery image ( I used the image that keeps charging light on)

2. Pull up your command prompt

3. Adb reboot bootloader

4. Fastboot flash (name of recovery.img (CWR.img attached))

5. Fastboot reboot
__________________________________________________ _____

Flashed Kernal

Steps found here:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=978013

1. Reboot into recovery.

2. Go into "mounts and storage"

3. Select "mount USB storage"

4. Your SD Card will now be mounted on your computer. Drop the kernel (and boot image pack if applicable) onto SD Card.

5. "Go Back" then go into "install zip from sdcard" then "choose zip from sdcard"

6. If you are flashing a boot image pack, flash it first. Then flash the kernel zip.

7. Back out to main menu and reboot.
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I am not taking credit for any of these steps I am simply trying to put the info in one place for people who need it.

When I clicked on the rapidshare link, my anti-virus warning went off with a vengence.
18th May 2011, 01:19 AM |#9  
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any chance this could be compiled into a one click methods for tards like me?
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One adjustment needed, found on my end:

On step 9: "adb shell push su /system/bin" remove "shell", otherwise you end up with "push: not found" error

all the other lines are fine.
18th May 2011, 01:53 PM |#11  
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First off great instructions for rooting the 3G Xoom. But after going through the process last night there are a few things that may catch up users...

The "adb shell push su /system/bin" command may not work for at least some users or they may get a error. Should be changed to "adb push su /system/bin" or at least put a note to try that if the first does not work.

The "Fastboot flash (name of recovery.img (CWR.img attached))" should be "Fastboot flash recovery (name of recovery.img (CWR.img attached))" I know they should be able to figure this out but may cause some users a headache for a while while they figure it out.

You might also put a note that if you lost root due to upgrading to 3.1 but had earlier did the "fastboot oem unlock" when you were 3.0 or 3.0.1 you don't have to do the "fastboot oem unlock" again. The "fastboot oem unlock" wipes all the data which I don't think is necessary.

Overall though great instruction and I love how you provide a link with all the files right there in the instructions. I hate instructions that vagely tell you to get the files from another post and then not even provide a link to that post.




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