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Haha. Miller in the UK?? Is that considered an "import"? Now the big question... are you try to ICS or JB the Xoom again??? Or sit tight? Always nice to hear a success story!
thank goodness for "miller"...
see... i told you you were way coool!
i, and i am sure everyone else, will sigh a breath of relief!!!
good job, perseverance, and have another for a job well done friend.
Was always told to have a "Guinness" in the UK. Haha. ICS = Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0.4). JB= Jelly Bean (Android 4.1). You are GED now at Honeycomb (Android 3.2). Android operating systems are named after desserts/sweets. You will now get notices to update android since you GED and wifi-only. I thought your soft-brick was initially brought on by rogue update so you might be a little wary of updates.
Guinness , or 'Porter', as some old timers call it here, is very good as a medicament, some hospitals still prescribe a bottle a day. As a 'drink' it's great, a taste you have to get used to. . . I can get quite used to it very easily.
But enough, .. . . now you mention Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Beans. I suppose when updates are released I'll get the option of upgrading, or do I?, what I mean is, will the upgrade just happen, giving me notice that an OS upgrade is on the way? I wonder if this is what caused the problem in the first place! I shall have to wait and see .. . . I'll keep the GEDify instructions to hand.
Again, to you all I send a big THANK-YOU for all your kind attention and assistance.
A quick story . . . As for the Guinness as a medicine,... one cardio ward, here in Glasgow, every Friday night, a drinks trolley comes round. Paid for by the Cardiologist, Mr. Dunne. Every patient in the cardio wards, is offered a drink from the trolley. On 1 occasion when I was in that ward on a Friday night, I happened to know the nurse, personally, her father and I worked in the same place.
I was in a 2 bed side room. When the trolley came bye, the nurse said, Hi, Andy . . what would you like to drink? I said as a joke, 2 fingers of malt, and held out my hand to show her my thumb and pinkie held apart like a telephone symbol. The guy in the next bed to me watched as I was given a 'LARGE' glass of Malt whisky. The nurse turned to the other patient and asked him! . . .'I'm his wee brother, he's teaching me what to do, so I'll have the same.
This guy tried to pressure me to stay in the ward until the following Saturday week, so he could get a repeat 'prescription' the following Friday night.
Funny old place Glasgow.
Thanks again to all,
Hello. Guiness is like medicine? Oh no. Sometimes the notification that an operating system update is available comes through your notification area in lower right. However, that is also where your app update notifications come from the Play store. So app updates will take you to the Play store or if you have them set to "automatically update" they will just start to download and install. Then the notification "such and such app was successfully updated" is seen. An OS update is more involved and can take up to 5-10 min. It will download. Then to install, it will reboot the Xoom and configure all your apps (which is why the time difference; if you have alot of apps installed it will take longer). You can always check for updates by going to settings>about tablet>system updates. It will go to the Google servers if you select "check now" and see if an update is available. By the way, GED means Google Experience Device. Android updates go to a GED device straight from Google and bypass Motorola/Wireless carrier so there is virtually no wait time. I think it is OK to bypass ICS and go straight to JB. You might want to check and see if Adobe Flash is installed on your Honeycomb. Flash is no longer available in the Play store so you will have to install it by .apk (android installer) file. Must have been some app update that you did that soft-bricked the Xoom. If you can remember it, I wouldn't install it again. In the Play store, remember to see what android versions are supported for the apps you install. Usually it is 2.3 (Gingerbread) or higher. If it says it is for tablet that is even better.
A wee bit of history. Our town, Kirkintilloch has the Antonine wall running right through it. This was the northern most boundary of the old Roman empire. we go to France every year, driving. where we stay [near La Rochelle] has a LOT of Roman artefacts. . . I like history.
Enough of my meandering. Next time you don't feel too good, drink a bottle of Guinness . . and think of the Scots guy who had a Wonky Xoom, which you helped fix.
Have a good life,
a Scots toast my Grand father often used. 'Heres tae us, Whoas like us?, Gie few, and thur aw deid'
[Here's to us, Who are like us? Very few, and they're all dead']
Haha. Thanks for the Scotland tour. Half the fun of these forums is meeting people from different countries. Haven't helped much to fix your Xoom. Sounds like getting to the right directory where the backup files were located was the key. Haven't had to do any major work on my Xoom yet so I try to keep up on these types of threads so I can handle the situation when it arises. As I recall, the SD card really didn't do much when the Xoom was introduced. It depends on the android version. Your second Xoom may have been updated to ICS so the SD card worked. I have since installed one, the Xoom knows it is there, but no apps install to it. That has been a mystery to me. I heard you have to transfer the apps manually. But I still have plenty of room on the Xoom so haven't pursued it any further. If you figure it out, let me know!
Last edited by ZoomZoom; 08-20-2012 at 08:54 AM.