[GUIDE] How to Root the Motorola Xoom

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Arcadia310

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1. Download the Motorola Xoom Root Zip file and unzip it. Download
2. Place the files in the SDK Tools folder.
3. adb reboot bootloader (You can skip the next 3 steps if you’ve unlocked with fastboot previously)
5. fastboot oem unlock (wait for reboot)
6. adb reboot bootloader
7. fastboot flash boot rootboot.img
7. fastboot reboot (wait for reboot)
8. adb remount
9. adb shell push su /system/bin
10. adb shell ln –s /system/bin/su /system/xbin/su
11. adb shell chmod 4755 /system/bin/su
12. adb push Superuser.apk /system/app

Thanks for the hard work Koush! His website
 
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Are we gonna be able to undo this when we send them back for the upgrade?
 

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Ok I have rooted a few times via ADB and have no idea what steps 5-7 mean. What does fastboot oem unlock mean? And what does number 7 mean,,,in english for us dummys please LOL

5. fastboot oem unlock (wait for reboot)
6. adb reboot bootloader
7. fastboot flash boot rootboot.img
7. fastboot reboot (wait for reboot)
 

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Ok I have rooted a few times via ADB and have no idea what steps 5-7 mean. What does fastboot oem unlock mean? And what does number 7 mean,,,in english for us dummys please LOL

5. fastboot oem unlock (wait for reboot)
6. adb reboot bootloader
7. fastboot flash boot rootboot.img
7. fastboot reboot (wait for reboot)

You have to type those commands in your adb command window.
 

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yes, fastboot is a tool included with the android sdk just like adb
it has somewhat different functions though

Ok so question,,,, i downloaded the files, should i take them out of the xoomroot folder and place in the sdk tools folder or the folder itself?

also do i unzip the rootboot zip?
 

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everytime i try

adb shell ln –s /system/bin/su /system/xbin/su

i always get a link failed no such file or directory but i just pushed su to the system/bin folder... any ideas on whats going on?
 

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Update: I dont think that the command shell should be in step 12?




2 things. Fastboot was not included in my fresh download of the 3.0 SDK tools.

I grabbed it here:
http://developer.htc.com/adp.html#s2

And second, with the newest Android 3.0 SDK, at step 12, pushing the su file, I recieve:

push: not found

If I go into adb-shell and type "push" I recieve the same error?
 
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socomdark

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Ok i dont mean to be difficult but does that mean take them out of the xoomroot folder and place all three of them individually into the sdk tools folder? thank you!

oh sorry, yes take them out of xoom root folder and into sdk tools individually.

koush made a mistake on one of the instructions and had fix it so the op wont be entirely accurate. use instructions from koush's site
 

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This is what i did, and i just deleted the 2 games that come with the tablet.

1. # Download the XOOM root zip.
2. # Unzip the package.
3. # Put your junk in the box.
4. adb reboot bootloader (skip the next 3 steps if you have already unlocked via fastboot)
5. fastboot oem unlock
6. # wait for reboot
7. adb reboot bootloader
8. fastboot flash boot rootboot.img
9. fastboot reboot
10. # wait for reboot
11. adb remount
12. adb push su /system/bin
13. adb shell ln –s /system/bin/su /system/xbin/su <<i didnt do this step, instead i did 13. adb push su /system/xbin
14. adb shell chmod 4755 /system/bin/su
15. adb push Superuser.apk /system/app
 
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Here you go :)
 

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    Article found on BriefMobile!

    1. Download the Motorola Xoom Root Zip file and unzip it. Download
    2. Place the files in the SDK Tools folder.
    3. adb reboot bootloader (You can skip the next 3 steps if you’ve unlocked with fastboot previously)
    5. fastboot oem unlock (wait for reboot)
    6. adb reboot bootloader
    7. fastboot flash boot rootboot.img
    7. fastboot reboot (wait for reboot)
    8. adb remount
    9. adb shell push su /system/bin
    10. adb shell ln –s /system/bin/su /system/xbin/su
    11. adb shell chmod 4755 /system/bin/su
    12. adb push Superuser.apk /system/app

    Thanks for the hard work Koush! His website
    2
    I got this working just now... There are some missing /'s that will cause it to fail and a few steps that are better done from an adb shell... I'll edit them in...

    1. Download the Motorola Xoom Root Zip file and unzip it. Download
    2. Place the files in the SDK Tools folder.
    3. adb reboot bootloader (You can skip the next 3 steps if you’ve unlocked with fastboot previously)
    5. fastboot oem unlock (wait for reboot)
    6. adb reboot bootloader
    7. fastboot flash boot rootboot.img
    7. fastboot reboot (wait for reboot)
    8. adb remount
    9. adb push su /system/bin/
    10. adb shell (everything from here is within the shell, up to the exit)
    11. ln –s /system/bin/su /system/xbin/su
    12. chmod 4755 /system/bin/su
    13. exit
    14. adb push Superuser.apk /system/app/


    This worked flawlessly for me.
    2
    I got this working just now... There are some missing /'s that will cause it to fail and a few steps that are better done from an adb shell... I'll edit them in...

    1. Download the Motorola Xoom Root Zip file and unzip it. Download
    2. Place the files in the SDK Tools folder.
    3. adb reboot bootloader (You can skip the next 3 steps if you’ve unlocked with fastboot previously)
    5. fastboot oem unlock (wait for reboot)
    6. adb reboot bootloader
    7. fastboot flash boot rootboot.img
    7. fastboot reboot (wait for reboot)
    8. adb remount
    9. adb shell
    10. push su /system/bin/ (everything from here is within the shell, up to the exit)
    11. ln –s /system/bin/su /system/xbin/su
    12. chmod 4755 /system/bin/su
    13. exit
    14. adb push Superuser.apk /system/app/


    This worked flawlessly for me.

    Thank you i deleted the su from xbin, and used your commands and fixed it :)
    1
    This is what i did, and i just deleted the 2 games that come with the tablet.

    1. # Download the XOOM root zip.
    2. # Unzip the package.
    3. # Put your junk in the box.
    4. adb reboot bootloader (skip the next 3 steps if you have already unlocked via fastboot)
    5. fastboot oem unlock
    6. # wait for reboot
    7. adb reboot bootloader
    8. fastboot flash boot rootboot.img
    9. fastboot reboot
    10. # wait for reboot
    11. adb remount
    12. adb push su /system/bin
    13. adb shell ln –s /system/bin/su /system/xbin/su <<i didnt do this step, instead i did 13. adb push su /system/xbin
    14. adb shell chmod 4755 /system/bin/su
    15. adb push Superuser.apk /system/app