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Xoom Heaven: Rooting, Roms, Kernels... You Name It! [Updated: 9/14]

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Welcome To The One Stop Xoom Shop!
AKA: Xoom Heaven. Please Enjoy Your Stay.
-A thread brought to you exclusively by: StrifeSoldierVII of XDA Forums-

(This thread is best viewed on a web browser rather than the XDA app)


DISCLAIMER: I am not held responsible for any boot loops, bricks, or damages that may occur from improper usage of rooting tools. Please read and make sure that you know what you are doing, and as always... proceed with caution. I do not take any credit for all the hard working people who made all the threads that I have linked to, I have merely gathered all of the links into one giant thread to make it easy for all to find.

There will be no further updates to this thread. I am in the process of selling my Xoom. It is a wonderful device, but since getting the Galaxy Nexus and my powerful all in one PC with a touch screen, I do not use it any longer. Thanks for your understanding. Until then, have a good time y'all!

-StrifeSoldierVII


I am selling my whole bundle of items with my Xoom. If you are interested in buying it you can find my ultimate Xoom bundle here:

http://swappa.com/listing/ECH678/view

The goal - To collect as much information as I can that relates to the Xoom, while providing a one stop shop for all users: rooters and non rooters alike. This thread will not only be for the newcomers, but also for the more advanced users alike! No one else has ever attempted to make something like this, so I have personally decided to take it into my own hands and bring it alive. Please bear with me as this is an ongoing project and will take awhile for me to fully complete.

I will continue editing, updating, and adding as much content as I possibly can to this thread until I feel that it can be called a final product. Please feel free to help me build the list by giving me some suggestions as to what I could add or do. So, link back to this thread, and tell all of your Xoom buddies about this.

If you noticed something is not right, or linked improperly... please let me know and I will fix it ASAP. Thanks!



ROOT USER SECTIONS:


SDK:
What SDK Actually Means
Downloading The SDK

ADB:
What ADB Actually Means
How To Use ADB: All Commands And Options
A Real Guide On Using ADB/Fastboot On Your Xoom By okantomi of XDA

Fastboot:
What Fastboot Actually Means: All Commands And Options

Universal Xoom Root - ANY XOOM ANY UPDATE
This is the brand new rooting method from Team Tiamat. It does not matter what model you have, what country it's from, or what Honeycomb version you're running.
This will root any Xoom you throw at it without a problem!

Universal Xoom Rooting Method By Team Tiamat

ClockworkMod Recovery:
[Recovery] ClockworkMod 3.2.0.0 (R4c)
[Recovery] CWM Rogue Recovery v1.1
More will be added over time.


Recovering Your Xoom:
If you have a softbrick or a bootloop follow these instructions: This is fairly simple to solve. Since you will not be able to boot your Xoom normally you will want to boot into recovery mode. To do this: Turn the Xoom on like normal, wait about 2 seconds after your see the Dual Core logo, then press the volume down key. In the upper left corner it should now say "Android Recovery", then press the volume up key to select it. It should then bring up the recovery menu after a few seconds. If you have a Nandroid backup, I suggest that you go and restore to that point when you made the backup, otherwise you will want to select the wipe data/factory reset option to completely wipe out the entire Xoom so that you can start fresh. Wiping data and losing everything... that is a bit extreme though, which is why you NEVER go without making a Nandroid backup when it comes to flashing a file to your Xoom. It's always a good idea to make a backup before you do anything major to the system, like flashing a new custom ROM.

Stock ROMs: (US Models Only)
3G Xoom only: Honeycomb 3.0 Stock - Builds HRI39 and HRI66
Wifi and 3G Xoom: Honeycomb 3.1 Stock - Build HMJ37
Wifi Xoom only: Honeycomb 3.2 Stock - Build HTJ85B
3G Xoom only: Honeycomb 3.2 Stock - Build HTJ85B
[ROM/UPDATE] Android Honeycomb 3.2.2 - Stock & Rooted


Stock ROMs: (Euro Models Only)
This section may or may not happen. On hold until further notice.
Help needed!


Custom ROMs:
[ROM]Team Tiamat Xoom Rom 2.1 Hammerhead
[ROM] Team Tiamat Xoom Rom 2.2 - Moray
[ROM] Xoom Zone [Derivative of Tiamat Xoom Rom]

More will be added over time.

Stock Kernels: (US Models Only)
This section may or may not happen. On hold until further notice.
Help needed!


Stock Kernels: (Euro Models Only)
This section may or may not happen. On hold until further notice.
Help needed!


Custom Kernels:
[KERNEL][AOSP]Tiamat Xoom 2.1.0 "Tachi"
[KERNEL][AOSP]Tiamat Xoom 2.0.0 "Katana"
[Kernel] Launchpad 1.3.0 Gemini
[Kernel] Rogue 1.3.1 "Arcturus"

More will be added over time.

Custom Themes:
Honeycomb XML Info: For Theme Makers And Developers
[THEME] ☢ BigDX Xoom|Zoom Theme ☢
[Theme]TouchWiz for Tiamat 2.1
[Theme] US Wifi 3.2 Deodexed Honey Bread Port

[THEME - WIP] Stargate
[THEMEs] StockRed & StockGreen & StockGrey
More will be added over time.

Custom Boot Animations:
Bootanimation Installer v3.3
Boot Animation Collection - 14 Total
Xoom Forums: Boot Animations Section
Because there are just too many to list, I have included the Xoom Forums website since they now have a dedicated boot animation section. You will find all types of boot animations there.

Custom Battery Icons:
Ultimate Online Theme Kitchen: UOT - Easily Make Your Own Battery Icons
[MOD] Stock Battery and UA for Tiamat Xoom Rom 2.1
More will be added over time.

Root Apps To Help You Get Started:
Superuser
Superuser Update Fixer
Titanium Backup
ROM Manager
SetCPU for Root Users
AutoKiller Memory Optimizer
AdFree Android
Root Explorer (File Manager)
Bloat Freezer - Root
CacheMate for Root Users Free
Screenshot ER 2
LCD Density Changer
Quick Boot (Reboot)
Autostarts
Battery Calibrator
Sixaxis Controller
SuperDim [root]

adbWireless (Widget version)
MicroSD Mounter
TabletBar Hider (Root)
Virtual Button Bar
Absolute System Root Tools
More will be added over time.

Other Useful Root Information:
1. If you plan on re-locking the bootloader for some reason, please only use the stock image files straight from Motorola. The official image files can be found here. You must have a Motodev account in order to download the image files. Once you have an account, download the appropriate image file for your Xoom model, and then follow the instructions on the Motodev website for the fastboot commands to re-lock your Xoom. Once you are finished, you will be back to factory stock with no root at all. Useful if you are returning the Xoom back to a retailer, or a similar situation.

2. When using ClockworkMod Recovery, please do not update it when ROM Manager tells you there is an update, just leave it alone. Only use the CWM Recovery found in the section above, otherwise you may run into a few issues.

3. When installing a custom Rom, it is usually a good idea to not only make a Nandroid backup, but to also wipe data and caches before installing. Sometimes you can get away without having to do a data wipe, but it is not recommended. Here is what you should always do: First, back up only your apps with their data via Titanium Backup, boot into recovery mode, make a Nandroid backup of your current Rom, wipe the data and caches after that, and then finally you will want to restore your apps and their data via Titanium Backup.

4. When backing up and restoring data... DO NOT EVER back up system apps and system data or restore them! If you are on a 3.1 Rom and are updating to a 3.2 Rom, it is not a good idea to restore your system apps and system data from the previous 3.1 Rom. Doing so may cause some very strange issues, and possibly a bootloop in some cases. You only want to backup and restore your apps with their data, please remember that.

5. Make life easier: If you happen to have the Pro version of Titanium Backup, then you will like this one if you already don't know about it. Within the app you will want to bring up the menu, hit market tools, then hit market auto updates, select all, then save auto updates configuration. Thus, from here on out: Most/all apps in your market installed list will do all of the updating for you. Much easier than selecting auto update one by one for each app. And this literally takes a second to do.



NON ROOT USER SECTIONS:


Non Root Apps To Help You Get Started:
Adobe Flash Player 10.3
Adobe Reader
Adobe AIR
Equalizer
Amazon Appstore
Kindle for Android
Amazon.com Mobile App
Barcode Scanner
Beautiful Widgets
Bluetooth File Transfer
File Manager HD
CircleLauncher
ADWLauncher EX
Dolphin Browser HD
Dolphin for Pad V1.0 Beta
Easy Uninstaller
Google Sky Map
Google Earth
Music Beta By Google
Google Voice
Google Body
Tiny Flashlight + LED
GrooVe IP (For Making Phone Calls)
IMDb Movies & TV
MP3 Ringtone Maker
News360 For Tablets
Pandora Internet Radio
TuneIn Radio
PicSay Pro
PowerAMP Music Player
RealCalc Scientific Calculator
Smart Keyboard PRO
Thumb Keyboard (Phone/Tablet)
SoundHound Music Identifier
DeskSMS
SyncSMS
NVIDIA Tegra Zone
WeatherBug For Honeycomb
Writepad Stylus
Power Widget
MultiPicture Live Wallpaper (For Setting High Res Wallpapers)
Screen Filter
Night Clock
Musical Pro w/ Piano
NOOK for Android By B&N
Official eBay Android App
Quick Settings
MyBackup
XDA-Developers (Of course!)
Autorun Manager
Netflix
Wizz Bar
NFL ‘11 for Android Tablets
More will be added over time.


A Special Thanks Goes To:
All the hard working developers, as well as all the hard working people that put all of these individual threads together! Without you guys we would not get anywhere! You all are truly awesome!

Please Visit My Other Personal Threads:
Music Beta by Google: A Must Read For All Root Users!
Adding Spice To Your Xoom's Life: Skin It!
[TIP] How To Enhance Screen Quality For Xoom
[TIP] How To Get A More Stable Xoom Startup From Lockscreen
More will be added over time.


Don't be afraid to leave any comments or questions that you might have, and please don't forget to give me some kind of thanks if you found this thread was useful to you. I'm working very hard to gather and to put together all of the content by myself, so don't forget to spread the word about this thread so that more people can enjoy it.


If you appreciate what I'm doing, please consider making a donation to me. I'm a college student and all that with all of the typical expenses. I do this on my own free time when I can. Any donations would be very much appreciated. If you would like to donate, click the "Donate to me" link above my avatar picture. Thanks!
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Thanks man the Xoom thread needed something like this...
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This is terrific...it's the beginning of that wiki we've discussed. At the least, this should be made into a sticky.
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It would be nicer if you update few more links about how to fix problem like boot lop, softbrick, motorola factory cable, back-to- stock....
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Originally Posted by okantomi

This is terrific...it's the beginning of that wiki we've discussed. At the least, this should be made into a sticky.

I think it should be as well. I might need some help with this though.

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It would be nicer if you update few more links about how to fix problem like boot lop, softbrick, motorola factory cable, back-to- stock....

Great idea! I was going to add that in soon, but it took me awhile to put this together and collect all the proper links. I'll get right on that.
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I'm getting ready to root my Xoom, but have a question more a concern of confusion. I updated my wifi only Xoom to 3.2 when it became available manually here and the build is HMJ85B and not MZ604 as stated for my model here. I've had no issues or problems whatsoever from this, but I'm confused on how and why it took and no problems have arose whatsoever. I'm accustomed to jailbreaking idevices and I've even rooted and unlocked a few friends android phones. So in knowing what little I do know, my question and or concern is if I root my Xoom with this build currently on it, will there be a greater margin for failure or maybe bricking and should I try to manually push build MZ604 onto it before hand? Thanks to any and all input and or advice in this matter. Once again I've experienced no issue whatsoever since updating and really it improved my Xoom experience! As I know I'm a NOOB at rooting though and I'm looking for the more experienced input and direction.

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Great, very useful thread....this should definitely be stickyed.

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I'm getting ready to root my Xoom, but have a question more a concern of confusion. I updated my wifi only Xoom to 3.2 when it became available manually here and the build is HMJ85B and not MZ604 as stated for my model here. I've had no issues or problems whatsoever from this, but I'm confused on how and why it took and no problems have arose whatsoever. I'm accustomed to jailbreaking idevices and I've even rooted and unlocked a few friends android phones. So in knowing what little I do know, my question and or concern is if I root my Xoom with this build currently on it, will there be a greater margin for failure or maybe bricking and should I try to manually push build MZ604 onto it before hand? Thanks to any and all input and or advice in this matter. Once again I've experienced no issue whatsoever since updating and really it improved my Xoom experience! As I know I'm a NOOB at rooting though and I'm looking for the more experienced input and direction.

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I hope I didn't make a mistake with the build number for the 3.2 Wifi model... there's so many builds, and areas of the world. I'm trying to cover the US models... I may have matched it with the wrong build, as I have always had the 3G Xoom... I'm not too familiar with the Wifi builds. I'll double check these.

EDIT: Thanks! I did have the wrong build number for the stock 3.2 Wifi Rom. All fixed. I know I'm really tired, I mixed it up somehow.. lol. You'll be a-ok. I had the wrong build number but the link is correct.
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cause it is all-in-one thread, a warning section might be usefully such as: only relock bootloader on xoom wifi version by using stock 3.0.1 image provided by Motorola...
P/s:I would like you to add links about install sdk/fastboot and how to use adb/fastboot command .
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Originally Posted by tritran18518

cause it is all-in-one thread, a warning section might be usefully such as: only relock bootloader on xoom wifi version by using stock 3.0.1 image provided by Motorola...
P/s:I would like you to add links about install sdk/fastboot and how to use adb/fastboot command .

That's good! These are the ideas I need to make this a true all-in-one list. Thanks again! I will add these in as soon as I can. For now I need some sleep.

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