How To: Root the Motorola Xoom!

Filed under Development, Guides by Coty Spence on February 24, 2011 at 4:21 PM

Yes you heard me, the Motorola Xoom has already gotten full root! The tablet has been out for less than a day and already has root and full access to Clockwork Recovery. Well, that was pretty much expected given that this is a stock Google Android device. If you are interested in rooting your Motorola Xoom, carefully follow the steps below. However, if you are new to Android and rooting, I’d stay away from this for now as it requires the use of ADB and Fastboot, but if you are familiar with this stuff have at it! Thank you to Koushik Dutta for the root procedure! mirror


Prerequisites

Instructions: Root Motorola XOOM

  1. Download xoomroot.zip (mirror)
  2. Unzip xoomroot.zip
  3. Place the files in the “xoomroot” folder in your Android SDK Tools folder
  4. If you have not unlocked the bootloader:
    1. In command prompt, navigate to ADB, perform these commands:
      • adb reboot bootloader
      • fastboot oem unlock
    2. Wait for reboot
  5. In command prompt, navigate to ADB, perform these commands:
    • adb reboot bootloader
    • fastboot flash boot rootboot.img
    • fastboot reboot
    • # wait for reboot
  6. In command prompt, ADB commands:
    • adb remount
    • adb push su /system/bin
    • adb shell ln –s /system/bin/su /system/xbin/su
    • adb shell chmod 4755 /system/bin/su
    • adb push Superuser.apk /system/app

And you will have full root available on the Motorola Xoom! Make sure to support Koushik Dutta by purchasing ROM Manager Premium from the Android Market.

Source: KoushikDutta.com

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