Download Links to Regain Root for Android 3.1 Update for Motorola Xoom (with instructions)
Just recently Google has announced that Motorola’s tab Xoom will be the first to recive the latest Android, we have finally got hold of some links that help you regain your lost root to the much awaited Android 3.1 for Xoom! And Yes, this is for Both WiFi and 3G!
Motorola Xoom WiFi: WiFi_RootTool_3.1.zip
Motorola Xoom 3G: 3G_RootTool_3.1.zip
Here is the exact wordings of the XDA Developers, who have drawn up this complete guide:
- Pushes Superuser, su, and other root files. Sets correct permissions to enable functioning root
- Flashes bigrushdog modified stock 3.1 boot.img (kernel) to enable external SD card storage (in /sdcard/external)
- Prevents system from over-writing custom recovery
- You’ve unlocked your Xoom (this will wipe your data)
- You’ve downloaded either WiFi_RootTool_3.1.zip or 3G_RootTool_3.1.zip
- You’ve downloaded a recent ClockworkMod recovery image to your PC: ClockworkMod Recovery (make sure to download the .img, not the .zip)
- You’ve installed a physical SDCard in your Xoom (required for ClockworkMod Recovery updates) and have it functioning properly
- You’ve configured the Android SDK on your PC, with adb functioning properly
- You’ve downloaded fastboot and have it functioning properly (usually alongside adb in platform-tools)
Read through this once before you do it. After performing step 2 you will have to do step 3 immediately or you will have to repeat step 2.
1. Prepare your SD Card
Using an SD Card reader (or Android phone?), move the XOOM_RootTool_3.1.zip file from your PC to the root of your SD Card. Once that is done, install the SD Card into your Xoom. Alternately you can mount the SD Card through the Xoom in recovery after you boot into recovery in step 3 by selecting ‘mounts and storage > mount USB storage’. It’s always nice to have options.
2. Flash ClockworkMod recovery.img
Connect the usb cable from your PC to your Xoom. Make sure USB Debugging is activated in the Application settings menu.
- Connect the usb cable from your PC to your Xoom.
- Open up your command prompt naviagate to the folder with adb, then (change ‘XXXXXX-XXXX’ in code to match filename):Code:adb reboot bootloader fastboot flash recovery recovery-solarnz-XXXXXX-XXXX.img fastboot reboot
3. “Catch the boot” to boot into recovery
This requires some quick reflexes. As soon as you send the ‘fastboot reboot’ command in the previous step, your device will reboot. You have to boot into recovery right away or your Xoom will reflash the stock recovery over the custom recovery you just installed. Here’s how to “catch the boot” and reboot into recovery.
- When you see the Motorola logo appear, wait approximately 3 seconds.
- Tap the Volume Down button. You should see the words “Android Recovery” appear at the top of the screen. Now tap the Volume Up button to boot into recovery.
- If when attempting to “catch the boot” it says ‘Starting Fastboot protocol support’ then you hit Volume Down too soon. Hold Vol UP + Power to reboot and try again.
4. Flash WiFi_RootTool_3.1.zip or 3G_RootTool_3.1.zip
In ClockworkMod Recovery, select “install zip from sdcard”
Select “choose zip from sdcard”
Select “WiFi_RootTool_3.1.zip” or “3G_RootTool_3.1.zip”
Select “Yes – Install WIFi_RootTool_3.1.zip”
After install select “Reboot System Now”
5. Enjoy root!
Source: XDA Developers
Posted on May 14, 2011, in Android, Tablets and tagged 3.1, android, android 3.1, android 3.1guidehoneycombhow-toinstructionsMotorolaotaplanetandroidrootupdatexoom, Fastboot, guide, honeycomb, how-to, instructions, Motorola, MotorolaXoom, ota, planetandroid, root, Secure Digital, Superuser, Universal Serial Bus, update, Wi-Fi, xoom. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.