Step by step procedure to root mz601 and flash ics custom rom.

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wesamothman

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Note: please read this procedure carefully more than once until you are fully aware of it. If you have any doubts or concerns, just ask to avoid confusion before you apply. This should be followed step by step.

• Your custom ROM will be: Eos-umts_everest-71.zip. This is the latest ROM released on May, 2012. Very stable and everything works with it. No issues found. http://goo.im/devs/teameos/roms/nightlies/umts_everest/• Your GOOGLE APPs (GAPPs) would be: gapps-ics-20120429-signed.zip http://goo.im/gapps

Full thread in details can be found here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1459641

To summarize:

First, download the above ROM and GAPPs and put them onto your xoom internal and external SD card. Put them under /mnt/sdcard for internal sd, and under the root of your external sd card.

To download:

• Get the Motorola USB drivers to your laptop: http://developer.motorola.com/docstools/USB_Drivers/
• Get the Android SDK to your laptop: http://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html
• Recovery Image: http://goo.im/devs/teameos/recoverie...ecovery-r6.img
• GAPPS: http://goo.im/gapps, your GAPPs would be: gapps-ics-20120429-signed.zip
• ROM: Your custom ROM will be: Eos-umts_everest-71.zip. This is the latest ROM released on May 2012. http://goo.im/devs/teameos/roms/nightlies/umts_everest/

Steps:

1. Power off your XOOM device.
2. Press and hold the volume down button while pressing the power button at the same time. Note: Even if your xoom starts again, just keep the button pressed until you see "Starting fastboot protocol" on the screen.
3. Connect Xoom to your computer via USB.
4. Open a ‘Command Prompt’ or ‘Terminal’ window on your computer in your sdk/tools folder. This is the sdk you downloaded above.
5. unlock your xoom and flash the recovery image. The recovery image should be in your current working directory where you have command line navigated to: Type:
adb reboot bootloader
fastboot oem unlock
fastboot flash recovery eos-recovery-r6.img
fastboot reboot
adb reboot recovery

Now, you have your device unlocked and recovery installed.

Reboot your xoom by selecting the option "reboot system now" from recovery. you can navigate up and down using the volume buttons. Once an option is highlighted, press the power button to select, you will still have your old ROM.

To flash the other ROM downloaded above,

1. Boot into recovery by:
i. As soon as you hit the reboot command above, you should see a Motorola logo appear. Wait 3 seconds and tap the Volume down button and the words Android Recovery should appear on the screen. When you see that, tap the Volume up button and you’ll boot into recovery.
2. From within Recovery, perform wipe data, wipe cache, and go to advanced, wipe dalvik cache and battery stats. Don't worry, if the ROM and GAPPs are deleted, which should not be the case, you will have them on your external sd card
Note: wipe data will delete your stuff on the xoom. It would be great if you backup your files that you need to your external sd card before you start any of this procedure.
3. In recovery, navigate to install zip from sdcard > choose zip from sd card and select the EOS ROM you copied to the root of the SD card. Once the files are flashed, DO NOT reboot afterwards. Hold on.
4. Again, from Recovery, choose install zip from sdcard > choose zip from sd card and select the GAPPs you copied to the root of the SD card.

Then hit reboot system now. It will take 2 - 3 minutes for the first reboot. Setup your google account. and you are good to go.

Later reboots will be much faster (around 40 - 50 seconds).

Advice: purchase Startup Manager from the market. Remove unwanted user programs from the startup. That will boost the boot time of your xoom. and don't remove superuser or superSU.

To have better battery life, from the market buy JuiceDefender ultimate. configure it as aggressive. don't worry, it is ok. This will give you around 2 hours of extra battery life than the promised 10 hours. Keep that in the startup.

You may need after that to install terminal emulator from the market if not already installed by the ROM to check if you have root permissions. Just type "su -" you will be prompted with superuser check. Click allow. and then type "id" You will see your id is root.

Should you require further details or assistance, please let me know. And enjoy the best rom customized ever for your device

Best Thanks to TEAM EOS for the great ROMs they provide.

After you are done with all that, let me know and will explain to you how to work with the pre-installed gooManager in the new ROM. It will make your life much easier to upgrade to future releases of your ROM.

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husharon

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Hi,
I've downloaded this from but the problem is that I can't use an external SD with this rom
I even don't get access him although I can see him at settings under storage
what the solution?
 

deepthroat

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strange ... following instruction given above, i have fastboot oem unlock was success, as well as flashing recovery.img was also done, but I couldnt get recovery ??? it is still the same logo with an android gear and exclamation mark. What am I doing wrong ??

EDIT : I got it working, you have to immediately invoke recovery (via vol. down and vol. up key) following fastboot reboot command.
 
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jcval13

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Just flashed the rom and I'm stuck at the bootanimation. Help!!!
 
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wesamothman

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Sorry mate. I was away for some time.
Just use the key combinations of volume and power mentioned above in the steps. Get into recovery. Wipe cache and dalvik and reboot.

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First, download the above ROM and GAPPs and put them onto your xoom internal and external SD card. Put them under /mnt/sdcard for internal sd, and under the root of your external sd card.
does this mean I need to create 2 folders to put these files on the internal and external card like SD CARD/ root and internal storage/mnt/sdcard, i cant see such folders right now on them.
 

wesamothman

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Use astro file manager,
On internal SD: place the file under /mnt/sdcard
On external SD: place just in its root.

If you still can't find these paths, send me the output of the following commands using terminal emulator
mount
df

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kevin2209

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step 5 help

Hi am a bit stuck at step 5. In the CMD I try to put each command 1 after the other but each says error. I then try to put all on the same
Line and got the message to unlock the device on my XOOM which I did by pressing up and it reboot. The next part says to boot in recovery I try
Tha it started to boot and then I end up with the android logo with an exclamation mark inside n nothing else happen.
Am not a big computer savey and new to android. Please help
Thanks
 

wesamothman

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It seems your device is not yet unlocked... your recovery IMG should be in the same path where your command line is navigate to, or else from ask path, flashing recovery IMG command should include the path to where it resides if it not in the same directory of where your cmd is navigated to....

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    Note: please read this procedure carefully more than once until you are fully aware of it. If you have any doubts or concerns, just ask to avoid confusion before you apply. This should be followed step by step.

    • Your custom ROM will be: Eos-umts_everest-71.zip. This is the latest ROM released on May, 2012. Very stable and everything works with it. No issues found. http://goo.im/devs/teameos/roms/nightlies/umts_everest/• Your GOOGLE APPs (GAPPs) would be: gapps-ics-20120429-signed.zip http://goo.im/gapps

    Full thread in details can be found here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1459641

    To summarize:

    First, download the above ROM and GAPPs and put them onto your xoom internal and external SD card. Put them under /mnt/sdcard for internal sd, and under the root of your external sd card.

    To download:

    • Get the Motorola USB drivers to your laptop: http://developer.motorola.com/docstools/USB_Drivers/
    • Get the Android SDK to your laptop: http://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html
    • Recovery Image: http://goo.im/devs/teameos/recoverie...ecovery-r6.img
    • GAPPS: http://goo.im/gapps, your GAPPs would be: gapps-ics-20120429-signed.zip
    • ROM: Your custom ROM will be: Eos-umts_everest-71.zip. This is the latest ROM released on May 2012. http://goo.im/devs/teameos/roms/nightlies/umts_everest/

    Steps:

    1. Power off your XOOM device.
    2. Press and hold the volume down button while pressing the power button at the same time. Note: Even if your xoom starts again, just keep the button pressed until you see "Starting fastboot protocol" on the screen.
    3. Connect Xoom to your computer via USB.
    4. Open a ‘Command Prompt’ or ‘Terminal’ window on your computer in your sdk/tools folder. This is the sdk you downloaded above.
    5. unlock your xoom and flash the recovery image. The recovery image should be in your current working directory where you have command line navigated to: Type:
    adb reboot bootloader
    fastboot oem unlock
    fastboot flash recovery eos-recovery-r6.img
    fastboot reboot
    adb reboot recovery

    Now, you have your device unlocked and recovery installed.

    Reboot your xoom by selecting the option "reboot system now" from recovery. you can navigate up and down using the volume buttons. Once an option is highlighted, press the power button to select, you will still have your old ROM.

    To flash the other ROM downloaded above,

    1. Boot into recovery by:
    i. As soon as you hit the reboot command above, you should see a Motorola logo appear. Wait 3 seconds and tap the Volume down button and the words Android Recovery should appear on the screen. When you see that, tap the Volume up button and you’ll boot into recovery.
    2. From within Recovery, perform wipe data, wipe cache, and go to advanced, wipe dalvik cache and battery stats. Don't worry, if the ROM and GAPPs are deleted, which should not be the case, you will have them on your external sd card
    Note: wipe data will delete your stuff on the xoom. It would be great if you backup your files that you need to your external sd card before you start any of this procedure.
    3. In recovery, navigate to install zip from sdcard > choose zip from sd card and select the EOS ROM you copied to the root of the SD card. Once the files are flashed, DO NOT reboot afterwards. Hold on.
    4. Again, from Recovery, choose install zip from sdcard > choose zip from sd card and select the GAPPs you copied to the root of the SD card.

    Then hit reboot system now. It will take 2 - 3 minutes for the first reboot. Setup your google account. and you are good to go.

    Later reboots will be much faster (around 40 - 50 seconds).

    Advice: purchase Startup Manager from the market. Remove unwanted user programs from the startup. That will boost the boot time of your xoom. and don't remove superuser or superSU.

    To have better battery life, from the market buy JuiceDefender ultimate. configure it as aggressive. don't worry, it is ok. This will give you around 2 hours of extra battery life than the promised 10 hours. Keep that in the startup.

    You may need after that to install terminal emulator from the market if not already installed by the ROM to check if you have root permissions. Just type "su -" you will be prompted with superuser check. Click allow. and then type "id" You will see your id is root.

    Should you require further details or assistance, please let me know. And enjoy the best rom customized ever for your device

    Best Thanks to TEAM EOS for the great ROMs they provide.

    After you are done with all that, let me know and will explain to you how to work with the pre-installed gooManager in the new ROM. It will make your life much easier to upgrade to future releases of your ROM.

    Sent from my MZ601 using Tapatalk 2
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    i used the updated versions still not getting it right, in the command prompt i typed the following
    adb reboot bootloader
    fastboot oem unlock
    fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
    fastboot reboot
    adb reboot recovery

    note: i put them all at the same time if not it doesn't work

    but here is the result i get from the command prompt, adb reboot bootloader error device not found, fastboot flash recovery recovery.img can not load. to be precise here is the command prompt

    "Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
    Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    C:\Users\Tafidas>adb reboot bootloader
    error: device not found

    C:\Users\Tafidas>fastboot oem unlock
    ...
    (bootloader) To continue, follow instructions on the device's display...
    OKAY [ 96.066s]
    finished. total time: 96.073s

    C:\Users\Tafidas>fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
    error: cannot load 'recovery.img': Invalid argument"

    my device comes on as new though please advice
    Note i put both the zip file and its extracted content of the recovery image in same directory as the adb which means in platform-tools

    also question do i have to unzip the files i downloaded to the tablet

    Your issue is missing / wrong paths to the files you attempt to load.

    Use Lord tool now. It automates it all for you. Here
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=21901018
    2
    Hi,
    I've downloaded this from but the problem is that I can't use an external SD with this rom
    I even don't get access him although I can see him at settings under storage
    what the solution?

    Use a file explorer, the sd card should be mounted at mnt/external1
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    the recovery image link does not work anymore.

    There you go. I just checked. It is working...
    http://goo.im/devs/teameos/recoveries/wingray/eos-recovery-r6.img

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    Yeah. Now after you successfully rooted your xoom, you can go to recovery by long press on the power button. Enjoy.
    By the way, which rom version did you flash? V72 or v 74?

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