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[Root] Universal Xoom Root - ANY XOOM ANY UPDATE

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    [Root] Universal Xoom Root - ANY XOOM ANY UPDATE

    Universal Xoom Root


    Thats right, this method will work for any xoom on any update - Including future updates!!!


    Note: Unlike the similar method floating around on here, this also gives you an unsecured boot image.


    -- Please Note: this thread is still a work in process and has been sped up by the arrival of the 4g Xooms --


    Current requirements: adb & fastboot have been setup and you have an external sdcard for your xoom.


    1. Setting up adb & fastboot

    Easy ADB Install

    Use this method if you will not be developing with SDK

    I kanged this from TheFredElement, but I added a few files. One for screenshots and the other just in case.

    Download -> EasyADB
    Ensure USB Debugging is on. Settings/apps/development

    1. Download the EasyADB zip
    2. Extract the files
    3. Copy SDK Tools folder
    4. Navigate to C: drive
    5. Paste SDK Tools folder on root of C: drive
    6. Open command prompt in Windows Start icon (in search textfield type in cmd and press enter)
    7. In command prompt type in
    Code:
    cd C:\SDK_tools
    8. cd C:\SDK_tools is your path. Now enter:
    Code:
    adb.exe
    9. ADB will execute and start
    10. Connect XOOM via USB and wait for drivers to install. If not then install these Drivers
    11. Type in:
    Code:
    adb devices
    12. Daemon will start and your XOOM should now be recognized. An alphanumeric string will denote the presence of your device.



    Installing SDK and ADB for Development

    Download and install these files:

    Drivers
    Android_SDK

    Instructions:

    1. The SDK file is an executable so just run it and it will install. It will install Java Dev Kit if you don't have it.
    2. After it's done you might get a java path error (I did). No worries though.
    3. Go to where android-sdk-windows was installed. (default is program files (x86) on the C drive) OR (android) Either way its in a folder on the c drive
    4. Copy the android-sdk-windows
    5. Paste on root of the C drive
    6. Open android-sdk-windows
    7. Copy all files from the tools folder and paste in the platform-tools folder (or vice versa)
    8. Open command prompt in windows icon, in search bar, enter cmd and press enter
    9. Connect XOOM via usb.
    10. Let it install all drivers.
    11. If it doesn't install all of them, direct it towards the driver folder and select the drivers.
    12. After all drivers are installed, in cmd window enter: DON"T COPY RED

    cd C:\android-sdk-windows\platform-tools <enter> <-this is if you put everything in the platform-tools folder. If you put it in tools then just put tools
    adb.exe <enter> <-ADB menu will start and run
    adb devices <enter> <-daemon will start successfully and spit out a string of about 20 letters and numbers. this is your device
    adb reboot <enter> <-The XOOM will reboot



    You will have to enter the path (cd C:\android-sdk-windows\platform-tools) and (adb.exe) everytime you want to use adb. You can go to Environmental Variables to set add the path.

    1. Right click My Computer
    2. Advanced system settings
    3. Environmental Variables
    4. System Variables -> Path
    5. ;C:\android-sdk-windows\platform-tools
    OR if ADB is in tools
    ;C:\android-sdk-windows\tools
    Copied from Droid_Xer's post - Setting up ADB on Windows 7 64 bit (and other Windows platforms)

    2. Downloading the rooting-update zip file.
    Download the zip file from here.
    Now place this on your external sdcard. - Sorry this is a requirement at the moment, like I said this is a bit rushed.
    3. Flashing recovery
    1. Download this Recovery image.
    2. If your device is locked, now is a good time to unlock it.
    Code:
    adb reboot bootloader
    fastboot oem unlock
    fastboot reboot

    3. Flash recovery
    Code:
    adb reboot bootloader
    fastboot flash recovery recovery-Tiamat-R4c-100611-1150-cwm.img
    Once you have verification on your device that this has been flashed, reboot your device by holding volume up + power.
    Then 3 seconds after you see the Motorola logo, hit volume down. You should now see "Android Recovery" in the top left corner. Hit volume up to boot into recovery.



    4. Flashing the Xoom-Universal-Root.zip file.
    If you're in clockwork mod recovery you can continue (This recovery image will say it is clockwork mod) . If you're not looking at clockwork mod, then you need to repeat step 3 again.


    In cwm, go into "install zip from sdcard" -> "Choose zip from sdcard", then select the Xoom-Universal-Root.zip file you downloaded.
    Note: use the volume buttons to navigate and the power button to select


    Reboot your device and then welcome to your rooted device!


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    Last edited by ggrant3876; 04-12-2012 at 04:30 AM.

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    Mine too..

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    Interesting.
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    Cool! Thanks for this!
    Keep on Xoomin'

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    Nice work, Steady was talking about this. Should save a lot of time and effort helping members get rooted.



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    Awesome! Thanks. Cant wait to try this on 3.2.2...

    We have a guide for setting up adb if you just want to link it to your post, or cut and paste it. Setting up ADB on Windows 7 64 bit (and other Windows platforms)

    Edit: I wonder if there is any advantage to rooting with this method? Anyone going back to stock and see?
    Last edited by NewAge; 08-30-2011 at 04:43 PM.

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    Well done Solarnz, thanks for posting this here. I need to get your accound fixed up for ya

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    Quote Originally Posted by NewAge View Post
    Awesome! Thanks. Cant wait to try this on 3.2.2...

    We have a guide for setting up adb if you just want to link it to your post, or cut and paste it. Setting up ADB on Windows 7 64 bit (and other Windows platforms)
    Speaking of 3.2.2, I saw this on XDA a minute ago.
    "Just received my xoom from fed ex. Its 4g and 3.2.2. They did wipe me clean and unrooted my device. Any help on getting root back."
    Xoom 3.2.2 with 4g. BOOM! - xda-developers
    NewAge and Wanbli like this.



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    Quote Originally Posted by NewAge View Post
    Awesome! Thanks. Cant wait to try this on 3.2.2...

    We have a guide for setting up adb if you just want to link it to your post, or cut and paste it. Setting up ADB on Windows 7 64 bit (and other Windows platforms)

    Edit: I wonder if there is any advantage to rooting with this method? Anyone going back to stock and see?
    There isn't any advantage to re-rooting using this method if you're already rooted. It will just re-write the boot partition and push su & SuperUser.apk
    Also: Thanks for the link
    Edit: This is also working 100% on the 4G Xooms / Android 3.2.2

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    I hope the turnaround time is really that fast.
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