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New member, xoom coming tomorrow!

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    Cool New member, xoom coming tomorrow!

    Hi ladies and gents, my name is Jason and if all goes well with UPS, my wifi Xoom should be arriving sometime tomorrow. I'm pumped as it will be my first tablet.

    Why I chose the Xoom:
    1. Better camera options and hardware than competing Archos tabs, even the new G9's. (Though 250GB Archos options made it a tough decision.)
    2. The trendiness of Apple products is annoying and their devices seem overly simplified.
    3. Gotta prove to my sister that her overpriced used iPad sucks.
    4. Price was right, got a refurb from the Egg for relatively cheap.
    5. Saw somewhere that Honeycomb supports USB Host mode with the right cable.
    6. I've got plenty of experience with Android via my Droid X that I've rooted, flashed and generally abused for about a year now. The DX has a locked bootloader, so unlocking a Xoom will be new for me.

    Came over when I saw a mention of your site of mydroidworld.com today by 'Kris'.

    Any suggestions for my first mods/ROMs would be appreciated, as I'm only familiar with phone GB/froyo roms at this point.

    -jason
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    Quote Originally Posted by maj28 View Post
    Hi ladies and gents, my name is Jason and if all goes well with UPS, my wifi Xoom should be arriving sometime tomorrow. I'm pumped as it will be my first tablet.

    Why I chose the Xoom:
    1. Better camera options and hardware than competing Archos tabs, even the new G9's. (Though 250GB Archos options made it a tough decision.)
    2. The trendiness of Apple products is annoying and their devices seem overly simplified.
    3. Gotta prove to my sister that her overpriced used iPad sucks.
    4. Price was right, got a refurb from the Egg for relatively cheap.
    5. Saw somewhere that Honeycomb supports USB Host mode with the right cable.
    6. I've got plenty of experience with Android via my Droid X that I've rooted, flashed and generally abused for about a year now. The DX has a locked bootloader, so unlocking a Xoom will be new for me.

    Came over when I saw a mention of your site of mydroidworld.com today.

    Any suggestions for my first mods/ROMs would be appreciated, as I'm only familiar with phone GB/froyo roms at this point.

    -jason
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    Welcome Jason!

    I too am a newbie. I also ordered my Refurb for NewEgg and should get it today.

    Looking forward to seeing you around here!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ValiantOne View Post
    Welcome Jason!

    I too am a newbie. I also ordered my Refurb for NewEgg and should get it today.

    Looking forward to seeing you around here!
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    Thanks for the quick welcome and hello my fellow n00b, love Newegg, hopefully it's as great as the reviews say - unlocked bootloader should be great for modding.

    -jason

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    Quote Originally Posted by maj28 View Post
    Thanks for the quick welcome and hello my fellow n00b, love Newegg, hopefully it's as great as the reviews say - unlocked bootloader should be great for modding.

    -jason
    It doesn't come unlocked but it is unlockable.



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    Got it!!!! This is awesome, it must've had me do like 5 updates, but going good now. Just gotta decide if I want to use Launcher EX or not, hmmmm.

    Sent from my Xoom using Tapatalk

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    Be careful. I babied my xoom and after 6 months it is dead. They claim water damaged. No Way. Took to PC rescue. They say my mother board is damaged and probably got a bad one from the beginning.

    Just watch out. Motorola does not care about the consumer.

    Good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by sdkahle View Post
    Be careful. I babied my xoom and after 6 months it is dead. They claim water damaged. No Way. Took to PC rescue. They say my mother board is damaged and probably got a bad one from the beginning.

    Just watch out. Motorola does not care about the consumer.

    Good luck
    Welcome to the forum.Glad you decided to join us. Sorry you had problems with your device, had mine since early March with no problems at all.



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    Just rooted with the universal root method, worked great, love this thing so far.

    -jason


 

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