Originally Posted by SantinoInc
Problem is I have no idea how to get the "correct" RECOVERY flashed. If I boot into CWM recovery (which is what I have) it won't recognize the SD CARD so I can't flash the recovery. And I don't understand this second method...perhaps you can walk me through it?
Method 2 Without CWM
Download the recovery image (not the zip file)
Pull up your command prompt, then
adb reboot bootloader
fastboot flash recovery recovery-solarnz-XXXXXX-XXXX.img
Let your Xoom boot up. Then to check out your shiny new recovery,
adb reboot recovery
OK using ADB will be your best bet to getting the correct version of CWM installed. Under the second link I sent you you will find links to several guides. Follow the one called "A Real Guide On Using ADB/Fastboot On Your Xoom By okantomi of XDA"
This should get you started with ADB and get the right CWM installed.
To summarize very briefly you will be downloading and installing the Motorola drivers and the Android SDK onto your computer. Then once those applications/drivers are installed you will download the CWM image to your PC. Then connect the Xoom to the PC and by entering commands on your PC you will flash the CWM image onto your Xoom.
I know it is written all over these guides, but make sure you only flash img files and NEVER a zip file.
Follow these guides and you should be set.
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