How to Root & Install Custom Recovery in Motorola Xoom WiFi on Android 4.0.3 Firmware

Sanjana December 22, 2011 0

You can now easily root your Motorola Xoom Wi-Fi version and install Custom Recovery image on ICS Android 4.0.3 motorola xoom logofirmware. Rooting your tablet will void its warranty but you can also un root the device by restoring the factory firmware which we have covered in this article. Let’s peek at some of the pre-requisites required before proceeding into the rooting steps.

We wont be responsible for any harm caused to your device during the rooting procedure that is unlikely to happen if you follow the instructions carefully. The rooting procedure is only applicable to Motorola Xoom Wi-Fi tablet so do not try it in any other devices as it might not be reversible and will harm the device by blocking it.

Pre-Requisites:

Backup all user data present in your phone since chances of data loss or corruption are there. Having a backup can help you replace the lost data if any damage occurs. Follow the link posted below to backup and restore all your data easily.

Pre Upgrade Instructions for Rooting and Firmware Update

Must Have:

Super userClock Work Recovery Image

Steps to Root Motorola Xoom Wi Fi on ICS Android 4.0.3:

Enable USB Debugging from the path ” Settings > Applications > Development > USB Debugging”

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Basically the rooting procedure is sub divided into two broad parts:

Installation of Clock Work Mod Recovery and Installation of Super User. Let’s go through each of these procedures in detail.

Installation of Clock Work Mod Recovery in Motorola Wi Fi XOOM:

Step-1: Download Super user and Clock Work Recovery Image from the Must Have section to your computer and connect the tablet via original USB Cable obtained at purchase time. Copy the downloaded zip files to your phone’s SD Card without modifying or renaming them.

Step-2: After copying is finished, disconnect the phone from computer and power off your phone to enter into Fast boot mode. Again connect the Xoom to your computer via USB Cable then launch the command prompt and enter the command mentioned below.

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Step 3: This command will shove CWM Recovery Image to your tablet then the device will enter into Recovery mode. Now the device will reboot indicating that the CWM Recovery Image has been installed successfully.

Installation of Super User for Rooting Xoom Wi Fi version:

Step-4: Connect the Xoom to your computer via USB Cable and copy the downloaded Super user package to your Motorola Xoom . After copying is finished, disconnect the tablet from computer and boot it into Recovery mode by pressing the Volume Down key and Power button simultaneously.

Step-5: In Recovery mode choose the option of “Flash Zip from SD Card” then select  ”Choose zip from SD Card”  to select Super user zip file placed in your Motorola Xoom Wi-Fi only version.

Thus you can successfully root your Motorola Xoom Wi-Fi tablet with the latest ICS 4.0.3 version.

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