Tutorial to Root Motorola XOOM Wi-Fi Only Version

Sanjana December 20, 2011 1

With many complaints regarding improper instructions and incorrect procedures coming in from various forums we are motorola xoom logohere with the simplest procedure on how to root your Motorola Xoom Tablet running on Honeycomb 3.2.2 version. Rooting your device will allow you to customize your device with a variety of custom ROMs and also flavor it with all the recent firmwares getting launched.

Here we have covered the procedure on how to root your device and also how to update your device with an all new version of Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.3 firmware. However it is to be noted that this version of firmware can only be applied to devices that support Wi-Fi version only and is for users running on Windows 7 / Vista based computers and not for Mac / Linux based computers.

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 only version so do not try it in any other devices as it might not be reversible and will harm the device by blocking it.


You ought to backup all the 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:

Pre rooted Honeycomb 3.2.2 Firmware Zip Package

Steps to Root Motorola Xoom Wi-Fi Only Version:

Step-1: Download Pre rooted Honeycomb 3.2.2 Firmware Zip Package from the Must Have section to your computer and copy the file to your tablet’s SD Card without modifying or renaming them then Power off the Motorola Xoom tablet.

Step-2: Boot the tablet to enter into Recovery mode by pressing the Volume down key and Power button simultaneously. If the device boots into normal mode reboot the process

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and after entering into Recovery mode press Volume Up + Volume Down keys.

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Step-3:Now choose the option of “Backup & Restore” > “Backup” to create a backup of the current firmware so that the Nandroid will back up the contents in your device. Go to “Wipe data / factory reset and press power button to select. Be sure that you are not running on any custom ROM firmware because if you are, clear all additional lag fixes if installed.

Step-4: After choosing the confirmation, delete all user data present in phone memory to avoid any sort of conflict whilst the device is being rooted. In Recovery mode you will come across an option of “Flash Zip from SD Card” so go ahead and select “Choose zip from SD Card” to choose the zip file placed in your Motorola Xoom Wi-Fi only version.

Step-5: After selecting the file it will take 10-15mins to complete the process of firmware updation. Now choose “Reboot System Now” option to reboot the device. If you are interrupted during the firmware updation process, you will have to reapply the whole process again from the beginning.

Step-6: If you are unable to access internet then check the APN Settings and restore the backup in case any data is lost. If rooting does not happen due to any reason make sure that the file is downloaded correctly and located appropriately in the device.

Thus by following the simple steps mentioned above you can easily root your Motorola Xoom Wi-Fi only version and update it with Android 4.0.3 ICS Firmware

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