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Sunday, February 16, 2014

[GUIDE] How to install Android 4.4.2 based OmniROM 4.4.2 on your Motorola Xoom


The Motorola Xoom was released back in 2011 as a pure Android tablet and even though Motorola has since stopped supporting the device with updates, it remains a top device for developers. Because of this the XDA developer community has released an Android 4.4.2 KitKat-based OmniRom build which will bring Android 4.4 KitKat to the rooted Motorola Xoom.

If you are interested in trying out Android 4.4.2 on your Xoom, please check out our following guide on how to install Android 4.4.2 based OmniROM 4.4.2 on your Motorola Xoom

[UPDATE] If you face any issues with this guide, please for the source link at the bottom of this post for updated files/guide from the original source.

[UPDATE] [Feb 2015] Also check out our guide on how to install Android 4.4.4 based CyanogenMod 11 on your Motorola Xoom

[NOTE] [June 2014] This is not the usual process of installing custom ROMs. Because of the internal partition structure of the Motorola Xoom, you will be required to perform a BigPart Repartition Upgrade on your Xoom before you proceed.

[DISCLAIMER] Installing custom ROMs may void your device warranty. Please note that this website and the developers of this ROM will not be responsible for any loss of data or device malfunction which may occur from following this guide. Please proceed at your own risk.

android 4.4.4 omnirom xoom

Prerequisites

Instructions

  1. Download the latest version of OmniROM, but make sure you download the correct version for your Xoom (winray, stingray or everest)
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  2. Download GApps package
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  3. Download latest SuperSU
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  4. Reboot into recovery. Go into Wipe menu. Select "Advanced Wipe". Check
    • Dalvik Cache
    • System
    • Cache
    • Data
    • Internal Storage and wipe them. Do not reboot just yet.
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  5. If updating from older ROM version in this thread
    • You don't have to wipe anything, then
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  6. If updating from an different ROM, wipe
    • Dalvik Cache
    • System
    • Cache
    • Data, then
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  7. Go to Install. Make sure you are on microSD storage. If not, navigate to root and then to into 'sdcard' storage using the navigation panel. Select the following zip files and flash them one by one (or together) in the following order... Do not reboot until you flash all the files
    • Flash omni-4.4.4-201XXXXX-wingray-HOMEMADE_XXXX.zi
    • Flash gapps-xxxx.zip
    • Flash UPDATE-SuperSU-v1.86.zip
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  8. Now click Reboot System to reboot your device
Your device will now boot into OmniROM 4.4.4 based on Android 4.4.4 KitKat. If you have wiped your data you will be greeted by the welcome screen and you can now go about restoring your data and backups.

F.A.Q

  1. How to show Developer and Performance Settings
    • Go to the settings menu, and scroll down to "About phone." Tap it.
    • Scroll down to the bottom again, where you see "Build number."
    • Tap it seven (7) times, and *poof*, you've got the developer settings back.
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  2. How to reduce lagging on Xoom
    • Overclock to 1.4GHz (Performance menu)
    • Decrease animation duration to .5 (Developer options menu)
For more questions please feel free to address them in the comments section or follow the source link.



source - XDA
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