Originally Posted by jcornel7
So I rooted my Wi-Fi Xoom and well....now what?
- I thought I would be able to use my MicroSD Card?
- Can I add my Google account or will it black list my account or something?
- How do I turn off automatic updates? (I assume this should be off for a rooted Xoom)
- Is there any "fun" or amazing things you would recommend adding now that my Xoom is rooted?
- I want to put some video files on my Xoom, Does is play MKV files well?
- Is there any video file formats that play better than others?
- Whats the best format, etc. to convert my video files for to play on the Xoom?
- What are the top 5 or 10 apps that should be on every Xoom?
Thank you in advance!!
**New Android User**
The SD card won't be functional until we get an update from motorola, when this will happen no one knows, but I'd think this is on their list of priorities.
Sign into your google account. One of the best parts of android is total google integration. Google isn't apple, and really doesn't care what you do with your device. There are official apps on the market that require root to work.
Likewise, I don't know why you'd want to turn off automatic updates. Updates are usually a good thing. If you do, you can manually turn it off in settings/manage applications for each app, or use a program like titanium backup to freeze the system and market updater apks.
Now that you are rooted, you can install ad free to get rid of ads in apps, root explorer for file management, and titanium backup for app management (and backup that isn't very useful until SD card works). If you used one click, you already have the tiamat kernel, but if and when future kernels come out, you can install those. You can install setcpu to utilize the over clock capabilities of your new kernel. You can use root explorer to install custom themes and boot animations. Until the honeycomb source code comes out, the amount of fun stuff to do with root is very limited.
For video players, I use rockplayer and it plays all my files fine (mostly avi). Video conversion should not be necessary in most cases. If you have any problems, there are a few threads around the forums about alternate video players.
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