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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<br />
fastboot oem unlock<br />
fastboot reboot
3. Flash recovery
Code:
adb reboot bootloader<br />
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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Your personal savior &amp; black Jesus
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It works fine. If I were you I would go back to 3.2.2 but to each their own.
 

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Android Beginner
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anyone know why i could be getting, error: cannot load "recovery-tiamat-r4c-1006-1150-cwm.img?, the bootloader unlocked properly as far as i can tell, any help is much appreciated
 

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>.< cant get my xoom to show up on the connected adb devices for the life of me and i installed the drivers manually with moto helper..
 

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The Original Savage
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>.< cant get my xoom to show up on the connected adb devices for the life of me and i installed the drivers manually with moto helper..
I think it would help you (like it did me) to check out this thread to re setup adb and use the driver link in his thread. I had used the one off motorola's dev site to no avail. I did all this looking around and everything last night and I just wound up using that easy adb install, downloaded\installed that driver, restarted pc and the tablet was recognized the first try. Root took 3 minutes. Good luck
 

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yep everything worked great...did have to put the .img in the tools folder, and cd\ to the tools folder to get the file to load ...now for this 4g rom that just came out....
 

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I have a question though, all has went well, but when I try to subsequently boot into cwm recovery I get the Android green guy and never see cwm using this method 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.

I have changed nothing with the recovery, still have the .img file on sd. Just volume down during boot up and volume up after seeing android recovery at the top left corner. I made a stock back up once rooted and want to get back to that for a stock apk for a widget background. Anyways. I reflashed the recovery again and successfully made another backup of my current setup and still cannot boot into cwm after the first go. Anything I'm missing?
 

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Should we do this even if we already have root? Kinda like unrevoked forever?
 

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Need some help recovery flash fine but I get a error in recovery can't mount /cache/recovery/command and idea how to fix this. I've repeated the steps over and over and still get mount errors in recovery not sure what to do.... Edit: I'm a idiot lol figured it out and I'm ashamed of my self

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I have a question though, all has went well, but when I try to subsequently boot into cwm recovery I get the Android green guy and never see cwm using this method 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.

I have changed nothing with the recovery, still have the .img file on sd. Just volume down during boot up and volume up after seeing android recovery at the top left corner. I made a stock back up once rooted and want to get back to that for a stock apk for a widget background. Anyways. I reflashed the recovery again and successfully made another backup of my current setup and still cannot boot into cwm after the first go. Anything I'm missing?
+1

I have the same thing any help??
 

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I am stuck at the red motorola logo.
First time it booted fine but the activation screen was replaced by the unlock screen and then it wouldn't unlock for me. So I rebooted and then on I am stuck at the red motorola screen. I did backups but I can't get into recovery. I can get to fast boot but no luck on recovery.
I installed it using clock work manager. Did all the wipes. 4g lte xoom no data package.
Please help me.

When I try to go into Recovery. Power+vol Up Reboot wait 3 secs then vol down. Select Android Recovery with vol up. Then it says:
--> Android Recovery
Entering Android Reovery Mode
Reading ODM fuse: 0

No clue what that means. It is frustrating. I have fastboot access but I can't get it to boot. Do I have to go back to stock. How do I do that. I just wish I could flash my backup. ugh.
 
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