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we should speak up about this...

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By Morkai Almandragon, Senior Member on 28th February 2011, 02:20 PM
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28th February 2011, 03:20 PM |#2  
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Of course indeed.

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28th February 2011, 03:20 PM |#3  
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Every device I've had, I've had rooted/flashed/etc day 1 buying it except... the Xoom. While it was possible day 1, I am simply waiting for the hardware update, then I will go to town on it.

Patience is key here, there are zero apps available as is, and there are almost no hacks available yet, so I see no reason to risk my ability to upgrade a device I just spent $800 on until I know hardware wise, it is 100% what I purchased.

28th February 2011, 03:24 PM |#4  
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Something as advertised, that we paid for, is not part of a warranty. What unlocking it does it voids the warranty so if there is an issue we cannot return it. We paid for the 4G upgrade, it was advertised in the deal and it wasn't stated that voiding the warranty voids the upgrade anywhere.
28th February 2011, 03:30 PM |#5  
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i rooted so I could help test blueputdroid (ps3 remote for android). I have trouble believing that Dans words are Moto's, but I could see Moto letting them stand if no one calls them out.
28th February 2011, 03:52 PM |#6  
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Rooting the Xoom - will this make it ineligible for 4G upgrade?
The question is technical and I'm not sure there is a blanket answer that covers all possible situations. Here's how I understand it, but I'm the first to admit that this is not my area of expertise so pardon the layman's approach.

If your Xoom is due for an OTA update and is not locked and on the expected, standard software, it will be passed over. The working assumption is that if you are on non-standard software, you want it that way and we leave you alone.

If you unlock your Xoom and load non-standard software, you should be able to reload standard software and relock it, so that you can receive OTA upgrades. Barring that, if the Motorola SBF is made available, as is currently planned, you can flash it yourself.

If you're asking if every change made to the device as a result of root can be detected, I don't know. I doubt that there is an answer for that.

From Matt the Moto Xoom Forum Manager

So he's on the right track, stating that we can flash it back to stock and have it be able to be upgraded
28th February 2011, 04:08 PM |#7  
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As long as you relock before sending they should have no idea. I'm guessing they want to make sure the bootloader and modem firmware are stock for testing.

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28th February 2011, 04:09 PM |#8  
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It does make sense, doesnt it?

If we stray from the stock/approved software, we potentially stray from any software update that would be required to enable the 4G hardware upgrade to work.

It sounds like Moto is trying to say that they can't support non-stock software.

If however, we root/unlock and relock, going back to stock, and they say that voids our warranty and they won't upgrade (whether they can even tell or not is another question) then thats a different story.
28th February 2011, 04:37 PM |#9  
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that is exactly what this is about. They need to be cut and dry about this, not leave grey areas and pit falls.
28th February 2011, 04:50 PM |#10  
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I will be the first one to sue them if they do that, they have provided the unlock for us too, easy case. I have not however rooted yet because there is no real reason to, I am waiting for a custom rom, hopefully 2.2 and I can get off the buggy 3.0
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