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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

[GUIDE] How to install Android 4.4.4 based CyanogenMod 11 on your Motorola Xoom


Motorola Xoom
The Motorola Xoom was released back in 2011 offering a pure Android experience, and has since been a great option for those looking for a powerful Android tablet. While the device no longer receives official software updates, it still gets attention from the developer community.

We have already posted a guide on how to update your Xoom to Android 4.4 KitKat using OmniROM. Now check out the following guide on how to update your Xoom to Android 4.4.4 using an unofficial CyanogenMod 11 ROM.


[NOTE] The following method is based on formatting your Xoom with bigPart partition. Please do not proceed before you perform a BigPart Repartition Upgrade on your Motorola Xoom.

[NOTE] We have also put together a guide on how to install Android 4.4.4 based OmniROM 4.4.4 on your Motorola Xoom. Please note that the OmniROM feels more stable than the CyanogenMod port at this time.

[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 cyanogenmod xoom

Prerequisites

Instructions

  1. Download Cyanogenmod 11 (unofficial) for your Motorola Xoom (wingray | stingray | everest)
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  2. Download GApps package (ROM developer has not provided GApps)
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  3. Please copy all important data (files, photos, backups, etc) on your internal storage to your microSD or computer. Your data will be completely wiped during this process.
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  4. Make sure you are running TWRP BigPart Edition Recovery before you proceed.
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  5. Copy the cm-11-201XXXXX-UNOFFICIAL-wingray.zip and GApps to your microSD card.
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  6. Reboot into TWRP BigPart recovery. Go to the Wipe menu, Select 'Advanced Wipe' and check the following:
    • Dalvik Cache
    • System
    • cache
    • Data
    • Internal Storage, then proceed to step 9
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  7. If updating from older ROM version
    • You don't have to wipe anything, proceed to step 9
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  8. If updating from an different ROM, wipe
    • Dalvik Cache
    • System
    • cache
    • Data, then proceed to step 9
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  9. 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 cm-11-201XXXXX-UNOFFICIAL-wingray.zip
    • Flash gapps-xxxx.zip
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  10. Now click Reboot System to reboot your device
Your Motorola Xoom should now boot into Android 4.4 KitKat based on CyanogenMod 11 (unofficial). 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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