Tutorial to Update Motorola Xoom Wi-Fi Version via OTA

Sanjana January 24, 2012 0

The first Android Honeycomb Xoom tablet from Motorola has at last received the mush awaited Android 4.0 update. This update is only available to the United States users and is applicable for the Wi-Fi version of Motorola Xoom. This is the second device to obtain the Android 4.0 ICS update, the first device being Asus Transformer Prime TF201 that got updated before Motorola Xoom’s update.

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This Android 4.0 update is in demands as it provides some serious feature improvements and better user interface for the users. This is one of the biggest update of Google powered Android operating system and is evenly applicable to both smartphones and the tablet PCs.  It brings an entirely new look and fresh feel to Android with easy layouts and charming animations. Plus there are a variety of other features included in this update that make it a must have update.


You must backup all user data present in your tablet 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

Steps to Update Motorola Xoom Wi-Fi Version via OTA:

Since this is an official release of the OTA update, you will get notifications directly on your tablet. Thus you can follow the on screen instructions and easily update the tablet.

Check via Manual Update:

In case you do not receive any updation notification from Motorola, then you can manually check whether any updates are available to you or not anytime from your phone. Navigate to your device’s home screen and click on Menu > Settings > About Phone > System Update then finally tap on Update Android. You must possess an active internet connection in your handset to proceed with the OTA update. We recommend users to update it via Wi-Fi and not to use their carrier data plans. When you are ready, tap on Update and all your updates will be installed automatically within a span of 10 mins. You just have to follow the on screen instructions.

How to Check Software Version in your Phone:

In order to check the software version in your device after having applied the update,  navigate to Home screen and click on Menu > Settings > About Phone. Now the built number along with the software number will be displayed. This update is only for the United States users, but we hope that the update will soon roll out in other International countries along with United Kingdom within couple of days.

Thus you can easily update your Motorola Xoom Wi-Fi version with the official Android 4.0 firmware by following the steps mentioned above carefully.

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