Motorola Xoom has Root

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    Motorola Xoom has Root


    Since itís another Google experience device, and ships with fastboot support (albeit, limited), it really does come rooted out of the box. Just needed to figure out the board kernel base, and compile up a new kernel.

    Unfortunately the kernel was not available in the Android repositories. At first, I tried using the Harmony kernel, since they are both tegra 2 250 chips. That turned out to be major fail. As soon as I was about to give up, I noticed that AOSP had updated their tegra kernel repository with some new tasty branches for stingray. Kudos to these guys for being so on the ball! I was able to compile that up and get a working recovery to obtain root, and then get Superuser on the device.

    I also built up a recovery, but due to a nonfunctional SD card slot (until they release a firmware update that enables the slot), nothing really works. That will come later.

    Here are the instructions to root your device (this assumes you have adb and fastboot installed on your computer):

    # Download the XOOM root zip.
    # Unzip the package.
    # Put your junk in the box.
    adb reboot bootloader (skip the next 3 steps if you have already unlocked via fastboot)
    fastboot oem unlock
    # wait for reboot
    adb reboot bootloader
    fastboot flash boot rootboot.img
    fastboot reboot
    # wait for reboot
    adb remount
    adb shell push su /system/bin
    adb shell ln Ės /system/bin/su /system/xbin/su
    adb shell chmod 4755 /system/bin/su
    adb push Superuser.apk /system/app
    Yep, that should do it.

    As I mentioned, I have a working recovery, but will not be releasing it until Google or I get the SD card working.

    ROM Manager support will come as soon as that happens. But feel free to buy a Premium copy in advance.

    Source: My Brain Hurts: Motorola XOOM Rooted

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    So, for now, the bootloader is unlocked? That is good news! I just hope it doesn't get locked down in an update!

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    That has to be the largest Superuser screen shot on the planet. O_O

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    Its ROM mangler!!!!! Ugh....I know "it makes things easier" but there's got to be another way...please!!!!

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    haha, just tracked it and my Xoom should be here today

    Be sure to checkout our sister site @ Motorola Xoom Forum

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    Quote Originally Posted by furbearingmammal View Post
    Koush is going to throw his money-maker onto everything he can. You know it, I know it, and he knows it.
    I would! With over 1,000,000 downloads you would be stupid not to. Even if %1 pay for it do the math. 10,000 x $5

    My biggest ***** with that app is when he upgrades it there is no freaking change log.

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