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[Root] Universal Xoom Root - ANY XOOM ANY UPDATE

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By solarnz, Retired Recognized Developer on 30th August 2011, 10:12 PM
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Universal Xoom Root

Thats right, this method will work for any xoom on any update - Including future updates!!!

Note: Unlike the similar method floating around on here, this also gives you an unsecured boot image.

-- Please Note: this thread is still a work in process and has been sped up by the arrival of the 4g Xooms --

Current requirements: adb & fastboot have been setup and you have an external sdcard for your xoom.

1. Setting up adb & fastboot
Coming Soon! (If you want to write this section for me and pm me it, thats fine !)

2. Downloading the rooting-update zip file.
Download the zip file from here.
Now place this on your external sdcard. - Sorry this is a requirement at the moment, like I said this is a bit rushed.
3. Flashing recovery
1. Download this Recovery image.
2. If your device is locked, now is a good time to unlock it.
Code:
adb reboot bootloader
fastboot oem unlock
fastboot reboot
3. Flash recovery
Code:
adb reboot bootloader
fastboot flash recovery recovery-Tiamat-R4c-100611-1150-cwm.img
Once you have verification on your device that this has been flashed, reboot your device by holding volume up + power.
Then 3 seconds after you see the Motorola logo, hit volume down. You should now see "Android Recovery" in the top left corner. Hit volume up to boot into recovery.


4. Flashing the Xoom-Universal-Root.zip file.
If you're in clockwork mod recovery you can continue (This recovery image will say it is clockwork mod) . If you're not looking at clockwork mod, then you need to repeat step 3 again.

In cwm, go into "install zip from sdcard" -> "Choose zip from sdcard", then select the Xoom-Universal-Root.zip file you downloaded.
Note: use the volume buttons to navigate and the power button to select

Reboot your device and then welcome to your rooted device!

Downloads
Universal Xoom root - version 1.0
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This was also tested on a 4G Xoom and is working 100%.
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I'll take this one as well....
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Came just in time, sol. My friends' Xoom needs a-rootin'.
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Originally Posted by solarnz

This was also tested on a 4G Xoom and is working 100%.

Will run this when I get home. After root would it be safe to reload tiamat hammerhead.
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Will run this when I get home. After root would it be safe to reload tiamat hammerhead.

Went smooth just ran home on lunch and ran adb. took like 10 min. you the man. Still wondering about Hammerhead.
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By any Xoom... does that mean the country of the Xoom doesn't matter? Because I am currently still working on my Xoom Heaven stickied thread, and this would be an amazing addition to my thread. It will be much less confusing for all when it comes to rooting. I was working on adding Euro models rooting guides next, but an any Xoom and any model rooting method is awesome! And it would result in a lot less semi bricks.
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Correct. As long as the xoom can be unlocked and cwm works, this tool should work!
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Originally Posted by solarnz

Correct. As long as the xoom can be unlocked and cwm works, this tool should work!

Awesome! Thank you. I just wanted to make sure of this before I linked it up on my thread. It's good to know this will work for future releases. Finally, a real rooting method that will always stay current. Team Tiamat wins!
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Correct. As long as the xoom can be unlocked and cwm works, this tool should work!

Are all zooms unlockable or can some not be unlocked?

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31st August 2011, 10:54 AM |#11  
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Are all zooms unlockable or can some not be unlocked?

All XOOMs are unlockable, just need to get into fastboot, run fastboot oem unlock, press volume down then up, then press volume down then up again and now your XOOM is unlocked.

@solarnz - if no one did the adb setup and configuring yet, I won't mind typing it up and send it your way.

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