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[Q] [ZOOM 2] What ROMs work with MZ616?

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2nd May 2012, 11:18 AM   |  #1  
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I just got a Xoom 2 MZ616 (WiFi & 3G) and I'm wondering what ROMs are compatible.
I'm going to root using Dan Rosenburg's method, hopefully that works.

I'm looking at trying either ICS 2.0.0 by Team EOS or ICS 4.0.4 AOKP, but I don't understand whether I need a Wingray, Stingray, _cdma or _everest build. Can someone please help?
2nd May 2012, 11:57 AM   |  #2  
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Nothing will work.

You can root your xoom 2 but it's bootloader is still locked.
So you CANNOT install any roms.
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2nd May 2012, 08:42 PM   |  #3  
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no recovery for xyboard and xoom 2
3rd May 2012, 12:28 PM   |  #4  
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I also have a xoom 2 and this is kind of disappointing, not to mention the fact that it shipped with honeycomb.

Brand new device, fresh out of the oven with a deprecated os. Nice move Motorola.
Guess will have to wait it out 'till Motorola ships ICS for xoom 2 in never-ever-land.
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3rd May 2012, 01:00 PM   |  #5  
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Unfortunately I think from now on I would by devices that already have soaked into the market and have development... Sad to say but we can't rely on manufacturers

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3rd May 2012, 10:02 PM   |  #6  
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Yeah as they all said, custom ROM's or custom recoveries do not work at all. Maybe one day in the future when Motorola decides to be nice and unlock the bootloader. But for now hang in there with Motorola Honeycomb as its not all that bad.
3rd May 2012, 10:13 PM   |  #7  
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Originally Posted by luke.arran

Yeah as they all said, custom ROM's or custom recoveries do not work at all. Maybe one day in the future when Motorola decides to be nice and unlock the bootloader. But for now hang in there with Motorola Honeycomb as its not all that bad.

It's not all that good either lol...although mine is more bearable now I'm using ADW launcher.

As for the bootloader, there's plenty of debate/shouting/general aggression towards Motorola on the Motorola Xoom 2 forums...surely they can't ignore all these complaints? I'm sure that's what happened with the Experia X10 back in the day.

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4th May 2012, 10:19 AM   |  #8  
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I wish I'd researched this before buying. I just took it for granted that I'd be able to root and flash a custom ROM.

Ah well, live and learn and all that I'm very happy with it as-is (rooted w/ADW Launcher) but I eagerly await ICS in some form or other.
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What about us who bought the xoom2 through a carrier are we now not only waiting for Motorola to hurry with our ICS but also for the carriers to add their crap too?
4th May 2012, 04:25 PM   |  #10  
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Originally Posted by Xalies

What about us who bought the xoom2 through a carrier are we now not only waiting for Motorola to hurry with our ICS but also for the carriers to add their crap too?

That will be the case

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